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Crossing borders, reinforcing borders : social categories, metaphors, and narrative identities on the U.S.-Mexico frontier

Author: Pablo Vila
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2000.
Series: Inter-America series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book discusses the complexities of social identity construction on the U.S.-Mexico border region, from both U.S. & Mexican points of view.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pablo Vila
ISBN: 0292787391 9780292787391 0292787405 9780292787407
OCLC Number: 42296386
Description: xii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The Mexican side : discourses of region --
The Mexican side : discourses of nation --
The emplotment of the Mexican on the U.S. side of the border --
Mexican immigrants and the "all poverty is Mexican" narrative plot --
Operation Blockade, or When private narratives went public --
Dialogical social science and the possibility of narrating better stories --
Appendix: Categories, interpellations, metaphors, and narratives : a brief theoretical discussion.
Series Title: Inter-America series.
Other Titles: Reinforcing borders
Responsibility: Pablo Vila.
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