Crossing Borders, Reinforcing Borders: Social Categories, Metaphors, and Narrative Identities on the U.S.-Mexico Frontier ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Pablo Vila

Crossing Borders, Reinforcing Borders: Social Categories, Metaphors, and Narrative Identities on the U.S.-Mexico Frontier

University of Texas Press
Publication date: August 2013
ISBN: 9780292757783
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$25.00
Our price:
$23.99

You save: $1.01 (4%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
Along the U.S.-Mexico frontier, where border crossings are a daily occurrence for many people, reinforcing borders is also a common activity. Not only does the U.S. Border Patrol strive to "hold the line" against illegal immigrants, but many residents on both sides of the border seek to define and bound themselves apart from groups they perceive as "others."This pathfinding ethnography charts the social categories, metaphors, and narratives that inhabitants of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez use to define their group identity and distinguish themselves from "others." Pablo Vila draws on over 200 group interviews with more than 900 area residents to describe how Mexican nationals, Mexican immigrants, Mexican Americans, African Americans, and Anglos make sense of themselves and perceive their differences from others. This research uncovers the regionalism by which many northern Mexicans construct their sense of identity, the nationalism that often divides Mexican Americans from Mexican nationals, and the role of ethnicity in setting boundaries among Anglos, Mexicans, and African Americans. Vila also looks at how gender, age, religion, and class intertwine with these factors. He concludes with fascinating excerpts from re-interviews with several informants, who modified their views of other groups when confronted by the author with the narrative character of their identities.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Crossing Borders, Reinforcing Borders: Social Categories, Metaphors, and Narrative Identities on the U.S.-Mexico Frontier ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
4520 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Pablo Vila
The Militant Song Movement in Latin America: Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Illa Carrillo Rodriguez
The Militant Song Movement in Latin America: Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina
Illa Carrillo Rodriguez & Illa Carrillo Rodríguez & Maria L. Figueredo & María L. Figueredo & Pablo Vila
Lexington Books, May 2014
ISBN: 9780739183243
Format: ePub
List Price: $94.99 Our price: $83.99
Troubling Gender: Youth and Cumbia in Argentina's Music Scene PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Eloisa Martin
Troubling Gender
Eloisa Martin & Pablo Seman & Pablo Vila
Temple University Press, January 2011
ISBN: 9781439902660
Format: PDF
List Price: $28.95 Our price: $26.99
Border Identifications: Narratives of Religion, Gender, and Class on the U.S.-Mexico Border ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Pablo Vila
Border Identifications: Narratives of Religion, Gender, and Class on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Pablo Vila
University of Texas Press, June 2009
ISBN: 9780292705838
Format: ePub
List Price: $19.95 Our price: $17.99