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From the Publisher
"The scope of this volume extends beyond the physical borderlands to the intersecting influences of the U.S. and Mexican cultures, looking not only at the conflicts that arise over money, power, politics and different ways of life, but at the creativity and innovation that result from the coming together of diverse groups of people with common interests. More than 150 alphabetically arranged entries include topics on the arts and humanities, economy and labor, important events, institutions, key people, politiacl programs, social issues and technology. . . . Recommended to school and public libraries that maintain active collections related to Mexican and Mexican-American culture."
Doug's Student Reference Room
"This encyclopedia provides excellent articles about relevant topics. One comes away with markedly increased knowledge and understanding. Thus, it is a highly recommended book for individuals, libraries, and schools. . . . These articles are well written, and they all provide great insights into the history and present realities of border life, culture, and politics. This encyclopedia is a great contribution to understanding Mexico and its relationship to the United States."
"The Borderlands does an admirable job of compiling many of the facets of the life, politics, and culture of a truly international region that remains at the centre of so many modern day debates."
". . . this volume succinctly introduces the salient features of a region that stands at the heart of such issues as immigration policy and economic development. This guide is suitable for academic and public libraries."
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"There are current controversial discussions about Mexican-American immigration, but there are examples of cooperation and peaceful coexistence on the border—this is the balanced panoramic picture this encyclopedia attempts to present. This title is recommended for public and academic cultural studies and political science collections."