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The Resource Border visions : Mexican cultures of the Southwest United States, Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez

Border visions : Mexican cultures of the Southwest United States, Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez

Label
Border visions : Mexican cultures of the Southwest United States
Title
Border visions
Title remainder
Mexican cultures of the Southwest United States
Statement of responsibility
Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The U.S.-Mexico border region is home to anthropologist Carlos Velez-Ibanez. Into these pages he pours nearly half a century of searching and finding answers to the Mexican experience in the southwestern United States. He describes and analyzes the process, as generation upon generation of Mexicans moved north and attempted to create an identity or "sense of cultural space and place." In today's border fences he also sees barriers to how Mexicans understand themselves and how they are fundamentally understood." "From prehistory to the present, Velez-Ibanez traces the intense "bumping" among Native Americans, Spaniards, and Mexicans, as Mesoamerican population and ideas moved northward. He demonstrates how "cultural glue" is constantly replenished through strong family ties that reach across both sides of the border. The author describes ways in which Mexicans have resisted and accommodated the dominant culture by creating communities and by forming labor unions, voluntary associations, and cultural movements. He analyzes "the distribution of sadness," or overrepresenation of Mexicans in poverty, crime, illnes, and war, and shows how that sadness is balanced by creative expressions of literature and art, especially mural art, in the ongoing search for space and place." "Here is a book for the nineties and beyond, a book the relates to NAFTA, to complex questions of immigration, and to the expanding population of Mexicans in the U.S.-Mexico border region and other parts of the country. An important new volume for social science, humanities, and Latin American scholars, Border Visions will also attract general readers for its robust narrative and autobiographical edge. For all readers, the book points to new ways of seeing borders, whether they are visible walls of brick and stone or less visible, infinitely more powerful barriers of the mind."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vélez-Ibañez, Carlos G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F790.M5
LC item number
V45 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexico
  • Southwest, New
Label
Border visions : Mexican cultures of the Southwest United States, Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The continuing process : an ethnobiography. Without borders, the original vision -- The American entrada : barrioization and the development of Mexican commodity identity -- Political process, cultural invention, and social frailty : road to discovery. The politics of survival and revival : the struggle for existence and cultural dignity, 1848--1994 -- Living in confianza and patriarchy : the cultural systems of U.S. Mexican households -- The distribution of sadness : poverty, crime, drugs, illness, and war -- So farewell hope and with hope farewell fear, coming full circle : finding a place and space. The search for meaning and space through literature. Making pictures : U.S. Mexican place and space in mural art -- Conclusions : unmasking borders of minds and method
Control code
ocm34623342
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 360 p.
Isbn
9780816514229
Lccn
96010100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some color), maps
Label
Border visions : Mexican cultures of the Southwest United States, Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The continuing process : an ethnobiography. Without borders, the original vision -- The American entrada : barrioization and the development of Mexican commodity identity -- Political process, cultural invention, and social frailty : road to discovery. The politics of survival and revival : the struggle for existence and cultural dignity, 1848--1994 -- Living in confianza and patriarchy : the cultural systems of U.S. Mexican households -- The distribution of sadness : poverty, crime, drugs, illness, and war -- So farewell hope and with hope farewell fear, coming full circle : finding a place and space. The search for meaning and space through literature. Making pictures : U.S. Mexican place and space in mural art -- Conclusions : unmasking borders of minds and method
Control code
ocm34623342
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 360 p.
Isbn
9780816514229
Lccn
96010100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some color), maps

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