Critical Race Studies
Indigenous Miracles is about how the Nahua elite of central Mexico secured political legitimacy through the administration of public rituals centered on miraculous images of Christ the King. Osowski argues that these images were adopted as community symbols and furthermore allowed Nahua leaders to "represent their own kingship," protecting their claims to legitimacy.
Massacre at the Yuma Crossing not only tells the story of the Yuma Massacre with new details but also gives the reader an understanding of the pressing questions debated in the Spanish Empire at the time including the very future of Spain in North America.
Celebrates fifteen years of Latin@ literature by bringing together some of the series' best work, including selections from award-winning books by Richard Blanco, Diana García, Luis Alberto Urrea, Pat Mora, Kathleen Alcalá, Sergio Troncoso, and Kathleen de Azevedo--plus other prominent writers such as Ray Gonzalez, Franciso Alarcón, and Juan Felipe Herrera.
Brings together scholars and professionals from a wide range of disciplines to examine the pressing issues of economic development, housing and community development, and public and environmental health in the colonias of the U.S.-Mexico border, providing conceptual frameworks that tie poverty to institutional and class-based conflicts.
An ethnography of the Mexican political system under PRI hegemony, analyzing the 1988 Salinas campaign to show relationship between the formal democratic structure of the state and the unofficial practices of the underlying political culture, and addressing the question of what purpose campaigns serve when the outcome is predetermined.
Describes how Sonora's nascent legal system became the institution through which spouses, parents, children, employers, and servants settled disputes over everything from custody to assault to debt, revealing how these daily encounters between men and women in the local courts contributed to the formation of republican governance on Mexico's northwestern frontier.
Firsthand accounts of migrants crossing the Arizona desert as told to volunteers for the Samaritans, a humanitarian group that provides water, food, and medical assistance. They not only offer a window on the migrants' plight but also a look at the challenges faced by volunteers in sometimes compromising situations.
Evaluates management techniques, labor expenditures, and decision-making on a sample of private ranches of varying size in the Rio Sonora country. Perramond shows decision-making among ranchers to be as varied as the landscapes and reveals new approaches to business developed to adapt to changing economies and ecologies.
There is a river, Garrison writes, that runs through the small town of Ellensburg, Washington, where he lives. It's a river of humanity, constantly moving north from Mexico. El flujo migratorio, he calls it. The migratory flow. Garrison's extraordinary ability to detail the lives of the residents of Ellensburg gives vivid life to the changing demographics of America.
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