The Border Reader (Paperback)

The Border Reader By Gilberto Rosas (Editor), Mireya Loza (Editor) Cover Image

The Border Reader (Paperback)

By Gilberto Rosas (Editor), Mireya Loza (Editor)


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The Border Reader brings together canonical and cutting-edge humanities and social science scholarship on the US-Mexico border region. Spotlighting the vibrancy of border studies from the field's emergence to its enduring significance, the essays mobilize feminist, queer, and critical ethnic studies perspectives to theorize the border as a site of epistemic rupture and knowledge production. The chapters speak to how borders exist as regions where people and nation-states negotiate power, citizenship, and questions of empire. Among other topics, these essays examine the lived experiences of the diverse undocumented people who move through and live in the border region; trace the gendered and sexualized experiences of the border; show how the US-Mexico border has become a site of illegality where immigrant bodies become racialized and excluded; and imagine anti- and post-border futures. Foregrounding the interplay of scholarly inquiry and political urgency stemming from the borderlands, The Border Reader presents a unique cross section of critical interventions on the region.

Contributors. Leisy J. Abrego, Gloria E. Anzald a, Martha Balaguera, Lionel Cant , Leo R. Chavez, Ra l Fern ndez, Rosa-Linda Fregoso, Roberto G. Gonzales, Gilbert G. Gonz lez, Ram n Guti rrez, Kelly Lytle Hern ndez, Jos E. Lim n, Mireya Loza, Alejandro Lugo, Eithne Luibh id, Martha Menchaca, Cecilia Menj var, Natalia Molina, Fiamma Montezemolo, Am rico Paredes, N stor Rodr guez, Renato Rosaldo, Gilberto Rosas, Mar a Josefina Salda a-Portillo, Sonia Sald var-Hull, Alicia Schmidt Camacho, Sayak Valencia Triana, Carlos G. V lez-Ib ez, Patricia Zavella.
Gilberto Rosas is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latina/o Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of Barrio Libre: Criminalizing States and Delinquent Refusals of the New Frontier and Unsettling: The El Paso Massacre, Resurgent White Nationalism, and the US-Mexico Border. Mireya Loza is Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University and author of Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom.
Product Details ISBN: 9781478024934
ISBN-10: 1478024933
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: October 20th, 2023
Pages: 704
Language: English