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Globalization on the Line : Culture, Capital, and Citizenship at U.S. Borders - Claudia Sadowski-Smith

Globalization on the Line

Culture, Capital, and Citizenship at U.S. Borders

By: Claudia Sadowski-Smith (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th July 2002
ISBN: 9780312294830
Number Of Pages: 248

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This interdisciplinary collection brings together essays on the cultural effects of globalization at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders. Artists, activists, and scholars from American Studies, anthropology, Chicano studies, English, folklore, history, and political science examine a wide range of cultural practices in border areas, including cross-border shopping, migration, and transnational media spectatorship. Contributors focus on a variety of border crossers and residents, such as Mexican migrants in the American Southwest, indigenous peoples in the Lake Ontario region, undocumented Chinese immigrants at the U.S.-Canada border, environmental groups in Arizona, NAFTA-displaced women laborers in Texas, squatter communities in Baja California, and maquiladora workers in Chihuahua.

"Exceptional for the outstanding quality and internal coherence of the articles included throughout, Globalization on the Line is a timely and consistent critique of the all too-facile"global multiculturalism" that has dominated academic discourse since Gloria Anzaldua's publication of Borderlands. T he contributors question the validity of "theorizing from the border" when in fact the border, as a place, remains largely unstudied and unknown. [U]nusual for its dual focus on both the U.S.-Canada and the U.S.-Mexico borders, Globalization on the Line will be not only necessary reading in cultural studies courses but it will shape our discussions in the field in the years to come." - Silvia Spitta, author ofBetween Two Waters: Narratives of Transculturation in Latin America



"In this collection Sadowski-Smith has brought together an exciting range of essays by scholars, artists, and activists on culture and globalization. The strength of this collection is in the essays; it is not so much a "new take" on globalization and culture as it is a close look at a variety of cultural practices in which the effects of globalization are especially visible." - Priscilla Wald, author of Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form

Introduction: Border Studies, Diaspora, and Theories of Globalizationp. 1
Border Theories
Border Shopping: American Studies and the Anti-Nationp. 31
Telling the Difference between the Border and the Borderlands: Materiality and Theoretical Practicep. 53
Reading across Diaspora: Chinese and Mexican Undocumented Immigration across U.S. Land Bordersp. 69
Performing the Border: On Gender, Transnational Bodies, and Technologyp. 99
Border Communities
Fan Letters to the Cultural Industries: Border Literature about Mass Mediap. 121
Mapping Latinidad: Language and Culture in the Spanish TV Battlefrontp. 147
Iroquois Border Crossings: Place, Politics, and the Jay Treatyp. 167
Border Alliances
Las Voces de Esperanza/Voices of Hope: La Mujer Obrera, Transnationalism, and NAFTA-Displaced Women Workers in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlandsp. 183
Transborder Collaboration: The Dynamics of Grassroots Globalizationp. 201
Encounter with a Mexican Jaguar: Nature, NAFTA, Militarization, and Ranching in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlandsp. 221
Notes on Contributorsp. 241
Indexp. 244
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ISBN: 9780312294830
ISBN-10: 0312294832
Series: St Martins Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 17th July 2002
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1