Immigration & Emigration
Exploring representations of migration in literature, film, and music produced in the past twenty years, Christina Sisk argues that Mexico is imagined as a nation that exists outside of its territorial borders and into the United States.
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.
Diné Oral Histories of the Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute
This book presents the narratives of four Diné women who have resisted removal from a newly divided reservation in Arizona -- a chronicle of resistance as spoken from the hearts of those who have lived it.
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.
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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