publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

Border Encounters: American Cultural Politics and the U.S.-Mexico Border

Reimer, Jennifer Andrea;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
Abstract
AbstractBorder Encounters: American Cultural Politics and the U.S.-Mexico BorderbyJennifer Andrea ReimerDoctor of Philosophy in Ethnic StudiesUniversity of California, BerkeleyProfessor José David Saldívar, Co-ChairProfessor Laura E. Pérez, Co-ChairBorder Encounters: American Cultural Politics and the U.S.-Mexico Border is a transnational, interdisciplinary cultural study of the contemporary U.S.-Mexico border that argues for the critical role of the international border in the racial past, present, and future of the Americas. Through critical readings of contemporary photography, music, fiction, and poetry, this dissertation shows how the border is not only a c...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ethnic studies, American studies, African American literature, Asian American literature, Chicano/a literature, U.S.-Mexico borderlands
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