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Clandestine Crossings
Migrants and Coyotes on the Texas-Mexico Border
David Spener
Clandestine Crossings delivers an in-depth description and analysis of the experiences of working-class Mexican migrants at the beginning of the twenty-first century as they enter the United States surreptitiously with the help of paid guides known as...



Transnational Tortillas
Race, Gender, and Shop-Floor Politics in Mexico and the United States
Carolina Bank Muñoz
Reveals how management regimes and company policy on each side of the U.S.-Mexico border apply different strategies to exploit their respective workforces' vulnerabilities.



Citizenship across Borders
The Political Transnationalism of El Migrante
Michael Peter Smith, Matt Bakker
Citizenship across Borders offer a new way of looking at the emergent dynamics of transnational community development and electoral politics on both sides of the border.



Path of Empire
Panama and the California Gold Rush
Aims McGuinness
Path of Empire reveals how U.S. imperial projects in Panama were integral to developments in California and the larger process of U.S. continental expansion, offering a model for the new transnational history.



Cultures of Confinement
A History of the Prison in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Prisons are on the increase from the United States to China, as ever-larger proportions of humanity find themselves behind bars. While prisons now span the world, we know little about their history in global perspective. Rather than interpreting...



Race or Ethnicity?
On Black and Latino Identity
"What is race? What is ethnicity? Should we think of them as identities? Can they be effectively individuated? How are they related? How do the relations between them influence pressing issues concerned with social identity, gender...



Mi Voz, Mi Vida
Latino College Students Tell Their Life Stories
Amid the flurry of debates about immigration, poverty, and education in the United States, the stories in Mi Voz, Mi Vida allow us to reflect on how young people who might be most affected by the results of these debates actually navigate through...



Communities without Borders
Images and Voices from the World of Migration
David Bacon
When we finally arrived at my brother's house in the United States, I thought about how far I was from home in Mexico. I looked back, saw the sun setting, and thought about my father and what he might be doing. I thought, 'Why did I come so far, and...



The Truce
Lessons from an L.A. Gang War
Karen Umemoto, Karen Nora Umemoto
This ethnography of a gang war in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Oakwood, just blocks from the famed Venice Beach boardwalk, provides a rare eyewitness account of the urban violence pervasive in the recent history of the United States. With...



Mixed Signals
U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America
Kathryn Sikkink
"Nowhere did two understandings of U.S. identity—human rights and anticommunism—come more in conflict with each other than they did in Latin America. To refocus U.S. policy on human rights and democracy required a rethinking of U.S. policy as a whole...



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