Border Transits

U.S.-based artists whose primary stock-in-trade has been his status as the authentic border subject-cum-postmodern native informant. ... 13 For more on border music, see my “Mapping Border Music: Sonic Representations of la frontera.

Author: Ana María Manzanas Calvo

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042022492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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"What Constitutes A Border Situation? How translatable and "portable" is the border? What are the borders of words surrounding the border? In its five sections, Border Transits: Literature and Culture across the Line intends to address these issues as it brings together visions of border dynamics from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The volume is of interest for scholars and researchers in the field of Border studies, Chicano studies, "Ethnic Studies," as well as American Literature and Culture."--BOOK JACKET.

The U S Mexican Border Today

Miguel Tinker Salas, In the Shadow of the Eagles: Sonora and the Transformation of the Border during the Porfiriato (Berkeley: University of California Press, ... Manuel Peña, “Música fronteriza/Border Music” (manuscript, n.p., n.d.).

Author: Paul Ganster

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442231122

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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Systematically exploring the dynamic interface between Mexico and the United States, this comprehensive survey considers the historical development, current politics, society, economy, and daily life of the border region. Now fully updated and revised, the book provides an overview of the history of the region and then traces the economic cycles and social movements from the 1880s through the beginning of the twenty-first century that created the modern border region, showing how the border shares characteristics of both nations while maintaining an internal coherence that transcends its divisive international boundary. The authors conclude with an in-depth analysis of the key issues of the contemporary borderlands: industrial development and maquiladoras, the North American Free Trade Agreement, rapid urbanization, border culture, demographic and migration issues, the environmental crisis, implications of climate change, Native Americans living near the border, U.S. and Mexican cooperation and conflict at the border, and drug trafficking and violence. They also place the border in its global context, examining it as a region caught between the developed and developing world and highlighting the continued importance of borders in a rapidly globalizing world. Richly illustrated with photographs and maps and enhanced by up-to-date and accessible statistical tables, this book is an invaluable resource for all those interested in borderlands and U.S.-Mexican relations.

The U S Mexican Border in the Twentieth Century

Manuel Pena , " Música Fronteriza / Border Music " ( manuscript , n.p. , n.d. ) . 47. See David Reyes and Tom Waldman , Land of a Thousand Dances : Chicano Rock ' n Roll from Southern California ( Albuquerque : University of New Mexico ...

Author: David E. Lorey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0842027564

Category: History

Page: 195

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The 2,000-mile-long international boundary between the United States and Mexico gives shape to a unique social, economic, and cultural entity. David Lorey here offers the first comprehensive treatment of the fascinating evolution of the region over the past century. Exploring the evolution of a distinct border society, Lorey traces broad themes in the region's history, including geographical constraints, boom-and-bust cycles, and outside influences. He also examines the seminal twentieth-century events that have shaped life in the area, such as Prohibition, World War II, and economic globalization. Bringing the analysis up to the present, the book considers such divisive issues as the distinction between legal and illegal migration, trends in transboundary migrant flows, and North American free trade. Informative and accessible, this valuable study is ideal for courses on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Chicano studies, Mexican history, and Mexican-American history.

Border Matters

According to Hinojosa , her music ( straight out of San Antonio ) deserves a new name all its own — what she lyrically ... Indeed , Hinojosa plays an eclectic blend of U.S. - Mexican border styles , mixing elements of corridos , cumbias ...

Author: José David Saldívar

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520918363

Category: History

Page: 298

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Border Matters locates the study of Chicano culture in a broad social context. José Saldívar examines issues of representation and expression in a diverse, exciting assortment of texts—corridos, novels, poems, short stories, punk and hip-hop music, ethnography, paintings, performance, art, and essays. Saldívar provides a sophisticated model for a new kind of U.S. cultural studies, one that challenges the homogeneity of U.S. nationalism and popular culture by foregrounding the contemporary experiences and historical circumstances facing Chicanos and Chicanas. This intellectually adventurous, politically engaged study applies borderlands and diaspora theory to Chicano cultural practices in a way that permanently changes our understanding of both the Chicano experience and the meaning of cultural theory. Defying national (and nationalistic) paradigms of culture, Saldívar argues that the culture of the borderlands is trans-national, constituting a social space in which new relations, hybrid cultures, and multi-voiced aesthetics are negotiated. Saldívar's critical readings treat culture as a social force and reveal the presence of social contexts within cultural texts. Border Matters maps out a new terrain for the study of culture, reshaping the way we understand migration, national identity, and intellectual inquiry itself.

The Beloved Border

BORDER MUSIC: Concert Without Borders was a binational music event that took place every year on both sides of the Raul Castro Port of Entry between Douglas and Agua Prieta. Started in 2013 by the Bisbee Binational Arts Institute, ...

Author: Miriam Davidson

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816542161

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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The Beloved Border is a potent and timely report on the U.S.-Mexico border. Though this book tells of the unjust death and suffering that occurs in the borderlands, Davidson gives us hope that the U.S.-Mexico border could be, and in many ways already is, a model for peaceful coexistence worldwide.

Uncrossing the Borders

MUSIC AND BORDER-CROSSING DRAMA This book is by no means a work of music or (ethno)musicology, but some theoretical framework on music helps solidify my theory of gendered nationalism and border crossing. I address two aspects of music ...

Author: Daphne Lei

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472131372

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 350

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Over many centuries, women on the Chinese stage committed suicide in beautiful and pathetic ways just before crossing the border for an interracial marriage. Uncrossing the Borders asks why this theatrical trope has remained so powerful and attractive. The book analyzes how national, cultural, and ethnic borders are inevitably gendered and incite violence against women in the name of the nation. The book surveys two millennia of historical, literary, dramatic texts, and sociopolitical references to reveal that this type of drama was especially popular when China was under foreign rule, such as in the Yuan (Mongol) and Qing (Manchu) dynasties, and when Chinese male literati felt desperate about their economic and political future, due to the dysfunctional imperial examination system. Daphne P. Lei covers border-crossing Chinese drama in major theatrical genres such as zaju and chuanqi, regional drama such as jingju (Beijing opera) and yueju (Cantonese opera), and modernized operatic and musical forms of such stories today.

Music Practices Across Borders

(E)Valuating Space, Diversity and Exchange Glaucia Peres da Silva, Konstantin Hondros. Glaucia Peres da Silva, Konstantin Hondros (eds.) Music Practices Across Borders Music and Sound Culture | Volume 35 Glaucia Peres da Silva (Dr.) ...

Author: Glaucia Peres da Silva

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839446676

Category: Music

Page: 214

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Connecting migration studies and the theory of valuation, this collection offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of transnational music practices. Conceiving music as a practice not confined to audibility, the contributions reveal how music emerges in concrete situations through people, objects, techniques, meanings, and emotions in different parts of the world and during different historic periods. Values are thereby created and shared, and creative processes are evaluated in terms of diversity, space and exchange. This book presents cases of contemporary, popular and traditional music, festivals and trade fairs, albums and band projects, shedding light on the tensions between the transfer, reconstruction and creation of music in different contexts.

Border Confluences

While most conjunto is generally instrumental , Spanish lyrics of this music reinforced associations with the ranchero ... as the place a Mexican father can " never forget " and " never return " ( quoted in Saldívar , Border , 4-5 ) .

Author: Rosemary A. King

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816523355

Category: History

Page: 200

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Border Confluences examines how the theme of cultural difference influences the ways that writers construct narrative space and the ways their characters negotiate those spaces, from domestic sphere to national territory, public school to utopia."--BOOK JACKET.

Borders and Border Crossings in the Contemporary British Short Story

Schubert's music takes Denis's mind back to his days as a doctoral student, when every evening he is eager to go back to his London room. There, with the music of the piano trio permeating the student hall, Denis meets Ella and listens ...

Author: Barbara Korte

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030303594

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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This book represents a contribution to both border studies and short story studies. In today’s world, there is ample evidence of the return of borders worldwide: as material reality, as a concept, and as a way of thinking. This collection of critical essays focuses on the ways in which the contemporary British short story mirrors, questions and engages with border issues in national and individual life. At the same time, the concept of the border, as well as neighbouring notions of liminality and intersectionality, is used to illuminate the short story’s unique aesthetic potential. The first section, “Geopolitics and Grievable Lives”, includes chapters that address the various ways in which contemporary stories engage with our newly bordered world and borders within contemporary Britain. The second section examines how British short stories engage with “Ethnicity and Liminal Identities”, while the third, “Animal Encounters and Metamorphic Bodies”, focuses on stories concerned with epistemological borders and borderlands of existence and identity. Taken together, the chapters in this volume demonstrate the varied and complex ways in which British short stories in the twenty-first century engage with the concept of the border.

Borders in the English Speaking World

69 songs featured the word “border(s)” in their title or lyrics at the time of research, but only the most relevant ... revealing that the issue of borders has been a (re)current concern in Jamaican popular music for several decades.

Author: Collectif

Publisher: Presses universitaires de Strasbourg

ISBN: 9791034403813

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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This collective volume brings together thirteen contributions focusing on the transgression of borders in the English-speaking world from the beginning of the 19th century to the 21st century, in literature, history, geography, cultural studies, visual arts and political discourse. This collective volume brings together thirteen contributions focusing on the transgression of borders in the English-speaking world from the beginning of the 19th century to the 21st century, in literature, history, geography, cultural studies, visual arts and political discourse. Far from being static and immutable, borders are shown to be permeable and performative, fluid sites of division and contact, processes rather than straight and rigid lines. The chapters explore the ways in which borders contribute to the shaping of identities and are negotiated in complex and subversive ways at cultural, territorial, individual and national levels. Borders are treated from an interdisciplinary perspective that articulates the literal and the metaphorical, the concrete territory and the imagined community, highlighting the imbrication of political, social, environmental, discursive and aesthetic considerations.