A "sleepy crossroads that exists at a global flashpoint," Calexico serves as the reference point for veteran journalist Peter Laufer's chronicle of day-to-day life on the border. This wide-ranging, interview-driven book finds Laufer and travel companion/photographer on a weeklong road trip through the Imperial Valley and other border locales, engaging in earnest and revealing conversations with the people they meet along the way.
This volume looks at how metropolitan ideas of nation employed by politicians, the media and education are produced, reproduced, and contested by people of the rural Andes--people who have long been regarded as ethnically and racially distinct from more culturally European urban citizens.
Documents Moravian contributions to the Miskito settlement landscape in sixty-four villages of eastern Honduras through field observations of material culture, interviews with village residents, and research in primary sources in the Moravian Church archives.
Memories of a Hyphenated Man is the unique story of Ram--n Eduardo Ruiz, established author and winner of the 1998 National Humani-ties Medal, who charted new directions in Latin American research through his writing. This personal tale poignantly addresses the ambigui-ties associated with race, class, citizenship, and nationality for ...
Forty Miles from the Sea is a rare book that explores the symbiotic yet conflicted relationship that bound Mexican cities like Xalpa to the larger Atlantic world and considers the impact that these affiliations had on communication, and ultimately, the formation of national identity.
At times frighteningly whimsical or haunting and poignant, Empire is a book of poetry that explores a family history set against the backdrop of Mexican history. Candalaria truly shows the power of poetry as song, performance, testimony and witness.
Maguey, a term given to both the agave plant and the fibers extracted from its leaves, can be spun into fine cords used to create colorful textiles from net bags to equestrian gear. In this fascinating book, Kathryn Rousso, an accomplished textile artist, takes a detailed look at the state of maguey culture, use, and trade in Guatemala.
Today, though their descendants presumably live on in Sonora, almost no one claims descent from the Ópatas. David Yetman has traveled extensively in Sonora and brings together conversations with present day residents and archival research to illuminate the culture and history of these nearly forgotten people.
Oscar Chamosa combines intellectual history with ethnographic and sociocultural analysis to reconstruct the process by which mestizo culture--in Argentina called criollo culture--came to occupy the center of national folklore in a country that portrayed itself as the only white nation in South America.
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