Borderlands: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics on the U.S. - Mexico Divide

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The more than 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border is a focus of intense interest today, as immigration, security, and environmental issues dominate the headlines. This is the first A-to-Z encyclopedia to overview the unique and vibrant elements that make up the borderlands. More than 150 essay entries provide students and general readers with a solid sense of the U.S.-Mexico border history, culture, and politics. Coverage runs the gamut from key historical and contemporary figures, art, cuisine, sports, and religion to...

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Borderlands: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics on the U.S. - Mexico Divide

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Overview

The more than 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border is a focus of intense interest today, as immigration, security, and environmental issues dominate the headlines. This is the first A-to-Z encyclopedia to overview the unique and vibrant elements that make up the borderlands. More than 150 essay entries provide students and general readers with a solid sense of the U.S.-Mexico border history, culture, and politics. Coverage runs the gamut from key historical and contemporary figures, art, cuisine, sports, and religion to education, environment, legislation, radio, rhetoric, slavery, tourism, and women in Ciudad Juarez.

The more than 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border is a focus of intense interest today, as immigration, security, and environmental issues dominate the headlines. This is the first A-to-Z encyclopedia to overview the unique and vibrant elements that make up the borderlands. More than 150 essay entries provide students and general readers with a solid sense of the U.S.-Mexico border history, culture, and politics. Coverage runs the gamut from key historical and contemporary figures, art, cuisine, sports, and religion to education, environment, legislation, radio, rhetoric, slavery, tourism, and women in Ciudad Juarez.

Alphabetical and topical lists of entries in the frontmatter allow readers to find topics of interest quickly, as does the index. Those looking for more in-depth coverage will find many helpful suggestions in the Further Reading section per entry as well as in the Selected Bibliography. A chronology and historical photos also complement the text.

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Editorial Reviews

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"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."

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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."

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MultiCultural Review

"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."

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Reference Reviews

". . . 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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Lawrence Looks at Books

"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."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313339967
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/30/2008
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

ANDREW GRANT WOOD is Associate Professor of History at the University of Tulsa. Wood, a specialist in Mexican history, is the editor of On the Border: Society and Culture between the United States and Mexico (2004) and has produced a documentary film on carnival in Veracruz, Mexico, among other works.

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