Life, Death, And In-Between On The U.S.-Mexico Border / Edition 1

Life, Death, And In-Between On The U.S.-Mexico Border / Edition 1

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Life, Death, And In-Between On The U.S.-Mexico Border / Edition 1

Loustaunau and Sánchez-Bane combine their many years of association and collaboration dealing with health issues in the U.S.-Mexico border area, to bring together a series of chapters illustrating that así es la vida, that's life, need not indicate a fatalistic acceptance that poverty, sickness, misery, and misfortune must be taken in stride. The authors of the chapters have researched, studied, worked with, or have been borderlanders themselves.

The chapters focus on the impact of the social structure, and on the power and determination of people to change their conditions for the better, increasing their choices and enlarging their worlds. They look beyond political and economic barriers to find the spark in the human spirit that must be identified and nurtured to produce a better life for the benefit of peoples and nations on both sides of the border, and to nourish the third culture as a bridge between nations. The authors note the dangers and pitfalls along the way, and the need for more realistic policies and programs to empower people to define their own problems, and to participate in fashioning the solutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897895682
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/1999
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Xavier Leus


Demographic Factors Affecting the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Status by Federico Gerardo de Cosió and AndRÉs Boadella

The Border Colonias and the Problem of Communication: Applying Anthropology for Outreach by Duncan Earle

Life Histories of Four Chicano Heroin Injecting Drug Users in Laredo, Texas by Avelardo VÁldez and Alberto G. Mata

Dangerous Relationships: Effects of Early Exposure to Violence in Women's Lives on the Border by João B. Ferreira-Pinto, Rebeca L. Ramos, and Alberto Mata

The Difference a Line Makes: Women's Lives in Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora by Ellen R. Hansen

Creating a Future for Hispanic Mothers and Daughters on the U.S.-Mexico Border by Josefina Villamil Tinajero and Dee Ann Spencer

Living with HIV/AIDS in a Rural Border County by Donna Castañeda

Community-Based Health Promotion vs. Community Health Advisors: Prevention Works, When They Do It by Mary Sánchez Bane and Eva Moya GuzMÁn

Rural Health on the Border and New Mexico's Models for Care, Community Empowerment, and Cooperation by Martha Oehmke Loustaunau

The Medical Care Systems in Mexico and the United States: Convergence or Deterioration? The View from the Border by David C. Warner

The Sunland Park/Camino Real Partnership: Landfill Politics in a Border Community by Ellen Rosell

Community-University Partnerships Addressing Environmental Issues along the U.S.-Mexico Border by James VanDerslice, Amy K. Liebman, and Theresa L. Byrd



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