Land of Necessity: Consumer Culture in the United States–Mexico Borderlands

Land of Necessity: Consumer Culture in the United States–Mexico Borderlands

by Alexis McCrossen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822344750

ISBN-13: 9780822344759

Pub. Date: 06/19/2009

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Historians and anthropologists unravel the interplay of the national and transnational, and of scarcity and abundance, in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.  See more details below

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Historians and anthropologists unravel the interplay of the national and transnational, and of scarcity and abundance, in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822344759
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/19/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Maps....................xi
Acknowledgments....................xv
PART I HISTORIES OF NATIONS, CONSUMERS, AND BORDERLANDS....................3
Drawing Boundaries between Markets, Nations, and Peoples, 1650-1940 Alexis McCrossen....................48
PART II NATIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL CIRCUITS OF CONSUMPTION....................83
Domesticating the Border: Manifest Destiny and the "Comforts of Life" in the U.S.-Mexico Boundary Commission and Gadsden Purchase, 1848-1854 Amy S. Greenberg....................113
Selling the Border: Trading Land, Attracting Tourists, and Marketing American Consumption on the Baja California Border, 1900-1934 Rachel St. John....................143
Cinema on the U.S.-Mexico Border: American Motion Pictures and Mexican Audiences, 1896-1930 Laura Isabel Serna....................168
Promoting the Pacific Borderlands: Leisure and Labor in Southern California, 1870-1950 Lawrence Culver....................196
PART III CONSUMPTION IN NATIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL SPACES....................217
At the Edge of the Storm: Northern Mexico's Rural Peoples in a New Regime of Consumption, 1880-1940 Josef Barton....................248
Confined to the Margins: Smuggling among Native People of the Borderlands Robert Perez....................274
Using and Sharing: Direct Selling in the Borderlands Peter S. Cahn....................298
REFLECTIONS....................325
The Study of Borderlands Consumption: Potentials and Precautions Howard Campbell and Josiah McC. Heyman....................333
On La Frontera and Cultures of Consumption: An Essay of Images Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo....................355
Selected Bibliography....................397
Contributors....................401

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