The Politics, Economics, and Culture of Mexican-U.S. Migration

Both Sides of the Border

  • Editors
  • Edward Ashbee
  • Helene Balslev Clausen
  • Carl Pedersen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Edward Ashbee, Helene Balslev Clausen, Carl Pedersen
      Pages 1-5
  3. American Identities

  4. Capital and Labor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Silvia E. Giorguli Saucedo, María Adela Angoa Pérez, Selene Gaspar Olvera
      Pages 39-61
    3. Mario Villarreal, Megan Davy
      Pages 91-106
    4. Elena Labastida-Tovar
      Pages 107-132
    5. Magdalena Barros Nock
      Pages 133-146
  5. The Border Region

  6. Politics and Public Policy

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 317-323

About this book


Images and accounts of the Mexican - US migration process and the border region abound. Representations of border crossers, plans for the construction of a security fence, the shifting economic relationship between the US and its southern neighbors, and the changing character of the Rio Grande area have played a pivotal role in shaping contemporary political discourse. The Politics, Economics, and Culture of Mexican-US Migration, which has attracted contributors from four different countries, offers multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary evaluations of these developments. It also considers the impact of migration in both the US and Mexico. Some of the contributions are case-studies, while others have a broad 'survey' character. All place the current debate about migration and the changing nature of the north American continent within its wider context in a way that is of relevance and interest to both the specialist and the more general reader.


culture identity immigration migration national identity Policy social policy sovereignty transformation

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