Transnationalism & Migration
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.
This book examines ways in which indigenous women participated in one of the most prominent institutions in colonial times--the Catholic Church--and what they made of their experience with convent life. It will appeal to scholars of literary criticism, women's studies, and colonial history, and to anyone interested in the ways that class, race, and gender intersected in the colonial world.
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.
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