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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; Inter-America series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An ethnography that charts the social categories, metaphors, and narrative stories which inhabitants of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez use to define their group identity and distinguish themselves from  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pablo Vila
ISBN: 9780292787407 0292787391 9780292787391 0292787405
OCLC Number: 490830089
Description: 1 vol. (xii-290 p.) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction Chapter 1. The Mexican Side: Discourses of RegionChapter 2. The Mexican Side: Discourses of NationChapter 3. The Emplotment of the Mexican on the U.S. Side of the BorderChapter 4. Mexican Immigrants and the "All Poverty Is Mexican" Narrative PlotChapter 5. Operation Blockade, or When Private Narratives Went PublicChapter 6. Dialogical Social Science and the Possibility of Narrating Better Stories Appendix. Categories, Interpellations, Metaphors, and Narratives: A Brief Theoretical DiscussionNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Inter-America series; Inter-America series.
Responsibility: Pablo Vila.

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