On the Border Society and Culture between the United States and Mexico by Wood, Andrew Grant; Arbeláez, María S.; Arreola, Daniel D.; de Baca, Juan Cabeza; de Baca, Vincent Cabeza; Bry, Travis Du; Hayman, Josiah McC.; Macías-González, Víctor Manuel; Pilcher, Jeffrey M.; Schantz, Eric Michael; Taylor, Lawrence D.; Vanderwood, Pa, 9780842051729
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  • ISBN: 9780842051729 | 0842051724
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/14/2004

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A stunningly beautiful backdrop where cultures meet, meld, and thrive, the U.S.Mexico borderlands is one of the most dynamic regions in the Americas. On the Border explores little-known corners of this fascinating area of the world in a rich collection of essays. Beginning with an exploration of mining and the rise of Tijuana, the book examines a number of aspects of the region's social and cultural history, including urban growth and housing, the mysterious underworld of border-town nightlife, a film noir treatment of the Peteet family suicides, borderlands cuisine, the life of squatters, and popular religion. As stimulating as it is lively, On the Border will spark a new appreciation for the range of social and cultural experiences in the borderlands.

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