Crossing Borderlands

Edited by Andrea A. Lunsford and Lahoucine Ouzgane CROSSING
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Crossing Borderlands

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822972530

Page: 288

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On the surface, postcolonial studies and composition studies appear to have little in common. However, they share a strikingly similar goal: to provide power to the words and actions of those who have been marginalized or oppressed. Postcolonial studies accomplishes this goal by opening a space for the voices of “others” in traditional views of history and literature. Composition studies strives to empower students by providing equal access to higher education and validation for their writing. For two fields that have so much in common, very little dialogue exists between them. Crossing Borderlands attempts to establish such an exchange in the hopes of creating a productive “borderland” where they can work together to realize common goals.

Borderlands and Crossroads Writing the Motherland

LAURIE KRUK We were getting ready to cross it: the 49th parallel, or famed “
medicine line” of First Nations, that magical border dividing North America which
fades away or is dramatically redrawn with shifts in the geo-political climate,
turning ...

Borderlands and Crossroads  Writing the Motherland

Author: Jane Satterfield

Publisher: Demeter Press

ISBN: 1772580872

Page: 311

View: 661

Motherhood does not just originate in the body, but in the world—a place, a region, a country or nation, a landscape, a language, a culture. Mothers are, as novelist Rachel Cusk once observed, “the countries we come from.” This unique literary anthology features thirty-five poems and twenty-three works of prose (creative non-fiction and short fiction). Here, forty-three award-winning and accomplished writers reflect on their complex twenty-first century familial identities and relationships, exploring maternal landscapes of all kinds, including those of heritage, matrilineage, geneaology, geography, emigration, war, exile, alienation, and affiliation. Spanning the globe—from the U.K, the USA and Canada, Egypt, the former Yugoslavia, France, Africa, Korea and South America—these intimate and honest narratives of the heart cross borders and define crossroads that are personal and political, old and new. Recovering the maternal landscape through poetry and prose, these writers both memorialize and celebrate the power of family to define, limit, and challenge us.

Quill and Cross in the Borderlands

... 2000); Juliana Barr, Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and
Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands (Chapel ... Pasó por aquí (Albuquerque:
University of New Mexico Press, 2003); Juan Javier Pescador, Crossing Borders
with the ...

Quill and Cross in the Borderlands

Author: Anna M. Nogar

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 0268102163

Page: 468

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Quill and Cross in the Borderlands examines nearly four hundred years of history, folklore, literature, and art concerning the seventeenth-century Spanish nun and writer Sor María de Jesús de Ágreda, identified as the legendary “Lady in Blue” who miraculously appeared to tribes in colonial-era New Mexico and taught them the rudiments of the Catholic faith. Sor María, an author of mystical Marian works, became renowned not only for her alleged spiritual travel from her cloister in Spain to the New World, but also for her writing, studied and implemented by Franciscans on both sides of the ocean. Working from original historical accounts, archival research, and a wealth of literature on the legend and the historical figure alike, Anna M. Nogar meticulously examines how and why the legend and the person became intertwined in Catholic consciousness and social praxis. In addition to the influence of the narrative of the Lady in Blue in colonial Mexico, Nogar addresses Sor María’s importance as an author of spiritual texts that influenced many spheres of New Spanish and Spanish society. Quill and Cross in the Borderlands focuses on the reading and interpretation of her works, especially in New Spain, where they were widely printed and disseminated. Over time, in the developing folklore of the Indo-Hispano populations of the present-day U.S. Southwest and the borderlands, the historical Sor María and her writings virtually disappeared from view, and the Lady in Blue became a prominent folk figure, appearing in folk stories and popular histories. These folk accounts drew the Lady in Blue into the present day, where she appears in artwork, literature, theater, and public ritual. Nogar’s examination of these contemporary renderings leads to a reconsideration of the ambiguities that lie at the heart of the narrative. Quill and Cross in the Borderlands documents the material legacy of a legend that has survived and thrived for hundreds of years, and at the same time rediscovers the historical basis of a hidden writer. This book will interest scholars and researchers of colonial Latin American literature, early modern women writers, folklore and ethnopoetics, and Mexican American cultural studies.

Vietnamese Chinese Relationships at the Borderlands

(for whatever reasons) to apply for the formal border crossing document. Some
might have applied for the document but needed to do business across the
border before the document was ready. Many also liked to cross this waterway
when ...

Vietnamese Chinese Relationships at the Borderlands

Author: Yuk Wah Chan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134494572

Page: 148

View: 377

Ever since China and Vietnam resumed diplomatic contacts and reopened the border in 1991, the borderland region has become part of the vibrant growing economies of both countries and drawn many from the interior provinces to the borderland for new economic adventures. This book examines Chinese-Vietnamese relationships at the borderland through every day cross-border interaction in trade and tourism activities. It looks into the historical underlining of bilateral relations of the two countries which often shape people’s perceptions of the ‘other’ and interpretation of intentions of acts in their daily interaction. Albeit Chinese and Vietnamese have lived side by side for centuries, their interaction in the space of trade and modern tourism in post-war and post-reform China and Vietnam is something novel to both people. The book provides a ‘bottom-up’ approach to examine the localized experiences of inter-state relations. It illustrates the changes the vibrant economic process has brought to the borderland communities, and how the revived contacts and interaction have generated a contested space for examining Vietnamese-Chinese relationships and demonstrating trans-border cultural politics. A novel study of the strategic development of the borderland within the new political economy at China-Southeast Asia border region, this book is of interest to academics in the field of Anthropology, Border Studies, Social and Cultural Studies and Asian Studies.

Literature and Ethnicity in the Cultural Borderlands

COOPER Monica Sone's Nisei Daughter and Ana Castillo's The Mixquiahuala ...

Literature and Ethnicity in the Cultural Borderlands

Author: Jesus Benito

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042014992

Page: 203

View: 946

This volume stems from the idea that the notion of borders and borderlines as clear-cut frontiers separating not only political and geographical areas, but also cultural, linguistic and semiotic spaces, does not fully address the complexity of contemporary cultural encounters. Centering on a whole range of literary works from the United States and the Caribbean, the contributors suggest and discuss different theoretical and methodological grounds to address the literary production taking place across the lines in North American and Caribbean culture. The volume represents a pioneering attempt at proposing the concept of the border as a useful paradigm not only for the study of Chicano literature but also for the other American literatures. The works presented in the volume illustrate various aspects and manifestations of the textual border(lands), and explore the double-voiced discourse of border texts by writers like Harriet E. Wilson, Rudolfo Anaya, Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy, Louise Erdrich, Helena Viramontes, Paule Marshall and Monica Sone, among others. This book is of interest for scholars and researchers in the field of comparative American studies and ethnic studies.

Slavery s Borderland

The centrality of fugitive slaves to the history of the borderland highlights the
relationship between border crossing and ... Their ability to cross the border, they
suggest, highlights the inherent hybridity of borderlands, and cultural hybridity is
the ...

Slavery s Borderland

Author: Matthew Salafia

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812208668

Page: 328

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In 1787, the Northwest Ordinance made the Ohio River the dividing line between slavery and freedom in the West, yet in 1861, when the Civil War tore the nation apart, the region failed to split at this seam. In Slavery's Borderland, historian Matthew Salafia shows how the river was both a physical boundary and a unifying economic and cultural force that muddied the distinction between southern and northern forms of labor and politics. Countering the tendency to emphasize differences between slave and free states, Salafia argues that these systems of labor were not so much separated by a river as much as they evolved along a continuum shaped by life along a river. In this borderland region, where both free and enslaved residents regularly crossed the physical divide between Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, slavery and free labor shared as many similarities as differences. As the conflict between North and South intensified, regional commonality transcended political differences. Enslaved and free African Americans came to reject the legitimacy of the river border even as they were unable to escape its influence. In contrast, the majority of white residents on both sides remained firmly committed to maintaining the river border because they believed it best protected their freedom. Thus, when war broke out, Kentucky did not secede with the Confederacy; rather, the river became the seam that held the region together. By focusing on the Ohio River as an artery of commerce and movement, Salafia draws the northern and southern banks of the river into the same narrative and sheds light on constructions of labor, economy, and race on the eve of the Civil War.

Dead in Their Tracks

In this revised edition of his classic work, [author] examines the impact on both the border crossers and the Border Patrol of harsher border security measures and increasing political pressure."--Back cover.

Dead in Their Tracks

Author: John Annerino



Page: 242

View: 179

"As the political debate has intensified, headline news about this tragic saga has fallen silent. Yet more and more illegal border crossers have died trying to cross the desert on their way to what they hoped would be a better life. In this revised edition of his classic work, [author] examines the impact on both the border crossers and the Border Patrol of harsher border security measures and increasing political pressure."--Back cover.

Crossing Boundaries

On the Borderlands of Sexuality, Ethnicity, and Nation in the United States and
Europe Kevin S. Amidon Every actual democracy rests on the principle that not
only are equals equal, but unequals will not be treated equally. —Carl Schmitt,
The ...

Crossing Boundaries

Author: Brian D. Behnken

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739181319

Page: 324

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Crossing Boundaries: Ethnicity, Race, and National Belonging in a Transnational World, edited by Brian D. Behnken and Simon Wendt, explores ethnic and racial nationalism within a transnational and transcultural framework in the long twentieth-century (late nineteenth to early twenty-first century).

Crossing the Rubicon

In Crossing the Rubicon, Emmanuel Falque seeks to end this face-off. Convinced that “the more one theologizes, the better one philosophizes,” he proposes a counterblow by theology against phenomenology.

Crossing the Rubicon

Author: Emmanuel Falque

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823269892

Page: 216

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In France today, philosophy—phenomenology in particular—finds itself in a paradoxical relation to theology. Some debate a “theological turn.” Others disavow theological arguments as if such arguments would tarnish their philosophical integrity, while nevertheless carrying out theology in other venues. In Crossing the Rubicon, Emmanuel Falque seeks to end this face-off. Convinced that “the more one theologizes, the better one philosophizes,” he proposes a counterblow by theology against phenomenology. Instead of another philosophy of “the threshold” or “the leap”—and through a retrospective and forward-looking examination of his own method—he argues that an encounter between the two disciplines will reveal their mutual fruitfulness and their true distinctive borders. Falque shows that he has made the crossing between philosophy and theology and back again with audacity and perhaps a little recklessness, knowing full well that no one thinks without exposing himself to risk.

Best Tea Shop Walks in the Clwydian Hills and Welsh Borderlands

After crossing a stile , follow a field boundary on the right . When the hedge ...
Leave the Offa's Dyke Path ( which bears left ) and cross the track to a footpath
opposite . ... 26 Best Tea Shop Walks in The Clwydian Hills & Welsh Borderlands.

Best Tea Shop Walks in the Clwydian Hills and Welsh Borderlands

Author: Dorothy Hamilton

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850587279

Page: 124

View: 578

Features routes that explore splendid sections of the Offa's Dyke path. This work helps you visit the spectacular Eglwyseg escarpment or stroll through gentler countryside in the Vale of Clwyd or Glyn Ceiriog. It offers directions, sketch maps and photographs that are accompanied by notes on local history and wildlife.

Borders and Borderlands

Crossing the Spanish - Moroccan Border with Migrants , New Islamists , and Riff -
Raff Sørensen , Ninna Nyberg 2000 : Crossing the Spanish - Moroccan Border
with Migrants , New Islamists , and Riff - Raff . - Ethnologia Europaea 30 , 2 ...

Borders and Borderlands

Author: Stoklund

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788772896779

Page: 126

View: 809

Ethnologia Europaea vol. 30:2

The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests

Crossing. the. Medicine. Line. in. the. Twentieth. Century. The essays in part 3
examined various aspects of how the border, or medicine line, was crossed for
purposes of sanctuary in the nineteenth century. The borderlands continued to be
a ...

The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests

Author: Sterling Evans

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803256345

Page: 386

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The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests is the first collection of interdisciplinary essays bringing together scholars from both sides of the forty-ninth parallel to examine life in a transboundary region. The result is a text that reveals the diversity, difficulties, and fortunes of this increasingly powerful but little-understood part of the North American West. Contributions by historians, geographers, anthropologists, and scholars of criminal justice and environmental studies provide a comprehensive picture of the history of the borderlands region of the western United States and Canada. The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests is divided into six parts: Defining the Region, Colonizing the Frontier, Farming and Other Labor Interactions, the Borderlands as a Refuge in the Nineteenth Century, the Borderlands as a Refuge in the Twentieth Century, and Natural Resources and Conservation along the Border. Topics include the borderlands environment; its aboriginal and gender history; frontier interactions and comparisons; agricultural and labor relations; tourism; the region as a refuge for Mormons, far-right groups, and Vietnam War resisters; and conservation and natural resources. These areas show how the history and geography of the borderlands region has been transboundary, multidimensional, and unique within North America.

U S Mexico Borderlands

25 Lawrence A. Herzog ^ Border Commuter Workers and Transfrontier
Metropolitan Structure along the U.S.-Mexico Border Mexicans began crossing
the border on a daily basis to jobs in the United States in the latter part of the
nineteenth ...

U S  Mexico Borderlands

Author: Oscar Jáquez Martínez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842024471

Page: 264

View: 731

"Excellent collection of scholarly essays and primary documents. Covers 1830s-1990s, with the emphasis on the post-1910 era. Work is divided into seven sections, each covering a key issue in borderlands history. Good introduction to each entry"--Handbookof Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Tourism Progress and Peace

Martinez (1994) categorized cross-border movement and borderland interactions
. There are alienated borderlands where the border is functionally closed with
almost no cross-border interaction; coexistent borderlands where the border ...

Tourism  Progress  and Peace

Author: Omar Moufakkir

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845937074

Page: 256

View: 548

Tourism has the potential to contribute to world peace, and through appropriate management, to address current realities such as globalization, migration, conflicts, prejudices and poverty. This book discusses the interrelation between peace, conflict resolution and tourism, the role of industry, and the role of the individual.

Borderlands into Bordered Lands

... the new situation of becoming a periphery, a borderland territory, is perceived
on both sides of the Ukrainian-Russian ... Plans to introduce international
passports as obligatory for crossing the Ukrainian-Russian border were
discussed, but ...

Borderlands into Bordered Lands

Author: Tatiana

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 3838260422

Page: 334

View: 164

Since 1991, post-Soviet political elites in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus have been engaged in nation- as well as state-building. They have tried to strengthen territorial sovereignty and national security, re-shape collective identities and re-narrate national histories. Former Soviet republics have become new neighbours, partners, and competitors searching for geopolitical identity in the new "Eastern Europe", i.e. the countries left outside the enlarged EU. Old paradigms such as "Eurasia" or "East Slavic civilisation" have been re-invented and politically instrumentalized in the international relations and domestic politics of these countries. At the same time, these old concepts and myths have been contested and challenged by pro-Western elites. Borderlands into Bordered Lands examines the construction of post-Soviet borders and their political, social, and cultural implications. It focuses on the exemplary case of the Ukrainian-Russian border, approaching it as a social construct and a discursive phenomenon. Zhurzhenko shows how the symbolic meanings of and narratives on this border contribute to national identity formation and shape the images of the neighbouring countries as "the Other" thereby shedding new light on the role of border disputes between Ukraine and Russia in bilateral relations, in EU neighbourhood politics and in domestic political conflicts. Zhurzhenko also addresses 'border making' on the regional level, focusing on the cross-border cooperation between Kharkiv and Belgorod and on the dilemmas of a Euroregion 'in absence of Europe': Finally, she reflects the everyday experiences of the residents of near-border villages and shows how national and local identities are performed at, and transformed by, the new border. Borderlands into Bordered Lands was honored by the American Association for Ukrainian Studies as best book 2009/2010 in the field of Ukrainian history, politics, language, literature and culture. For more information, view:

Hungarian Borderlands

But for the border zone itself, with its small villages and long-ago severed ties, the
change was not that simple. Along the Austrian border, the end of the
superpower confrontation in 1989 had brought only occasional opportunities for

Hungarian Borderlands

Author: Frank N. Schubert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441128948

Page: 272

View: 867

An in-depth examination of border decomposition, re-creation and destruction in 20th-century Hungary.

Continental Crossroads

The contributors to this collection chronicle the transnational processes that bound Mexico and the United States together during the borderlands' formative era-from the early nineteenth century into the 1940s. Book jacket.

Continental Crossroads

Author: Samuel Truett

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822333890

Page: 344

View: 967

The U.S.-Mexico borderlands have long supported a web of relationships that transcend the U.S. and Mexican nations. While national histories have tended to overlook these complex connections, Continental Crossroads rewrites borderlands history by focusing on them. The contributors to this collection chronicle the transnational processes that bound Mexico and the United States together during the borderlands' formative era-from the early nineteenth century into the 1940s. Book jacket.


Everyone visits the borderlands at least once in their lives. ... Borderlands are
territories where this sort of thing is not unusual, where the known shades into
unknown, occurrences can be both terrifying and ... Introduction: At a Border


Author: Mike Dash

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446493253

Page: 528

View: 316

The definitive exploration of the unknown and paranormal. BORDERLANDS contains hundreds of personal accounts of strange phenomena ranging from surviving mammoths in Siberia to intelligent clouds over New Zealand, from frozen frogs to plagues of murderous manhole covers. It also examines how and why these stories are reported and what they mean. The book sets out the scientific and psychological explanations for these phenomena, while remaining accessible to the casual reader. BORDERLANDS is the first complete critical survey of an extraordinary fast developing field.

MeXicana Encounters

Looks at contradictory representations of Mexicanas and Chicanas in popular culture, discussing the cultural practices and symbolic forms that impact social identities.

MeXicana Encounters

Author: Rosa Linda Fregoso

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520229976

Page: 219

View: 793

Looks at contradictory representations of Mexicanas and Chicanas in popular culture, discussing the cultural practices and symbolic forms that impact social identities.