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.
Combining approaches from anthropology and cultural studies, Working from Within examines how issues of identity, agency, and social movements shape the lives of Chicana and Chicano activist educators in U.S. schools. Luis Urrieta Jr. skillfully utilizes the cultural concepts of positioning, figured worlds, and self-authorship, along with ...
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.
Contributors to this pathbreaking volume examine violence in the "borderland" between the United States and Mexico, particularly violence against women and sexual minorities. Together they offer a new perspective on the connections between gendered forms of violence and a wide range of topics that cross conventional borders between the social sciences and the humanities.
Duality" is at the center of this striking collection of poems both intimate and grand. The poet offers a multifaceted reflection on what it means to straddle two cultures: her father's Spanish-speaking and her mother's speaking in a Southern drawl. Unexpectedly, the sonnet form helps her give voice to her "in-between-ness.
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