Mega Dose
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$4.50
List price: $17.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Latin America- Mexico

Lives on the Line: Dispatches from the U.S.-Mexico Border

by

Lives on the Line: Dispatches from the U.S.-Mexico Border Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Straddling an international border, the twin cities of Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, are in many ways one community. For years the border was less distinct, with Mexicans crossing one way to visit family and friends and tourists crossing the other to roam the curio shops. But as times change, so do places like Nogales. The maquiladora industry has brought jobs, population growth, and environmental degradation to the Mexican side. A crackdown against undocumented immigrants has brought hundreds of Border Patrol agents and a 14-foot-tall steel wall to the U.S. side. Drug smuggling has brought violence to both sides. Neither Nogales will ever be the same. In Lives on the Line, Miriam Davidson tells five true stories from these border cities to show the real-life effects that the maquiladora boom and the law enforcement crackdown have had on the people of "Ambos (Both) Nogales." Readers will meet Yolanda Sánchez, a single mother who came to work in the factories; Jimmy Teyechea, a cancer victim who became an outspoken environmental activist; Dario Miranda Valenzuela, an undocumented immigrant who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent; Cristina, a "tunnel kid" who aspired to flee the gang lifestyle; and Hope Torres and Tom Higgins, maquiladora managers who have made unique contributions to the community. In sharing these stories of people transformed by love and faith, by pain and loss, Davidson relates their experiences to larger issues and shows that, although life on the border is tough, it is not without hope. Lives on the Line is an impassioned look at the changes that have swept the U.S.-Mexico border: the rising tension concerning free trade and militarization, the growing disparity between the affluent and the impoverished. At the same time, the book highlights the positive aspects of change, revealing challenges and opportunities not only for the people who live on the border but for all Americans.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-204) and index.

About the Author

Miriam Davidson is a freelance journalist and writer whose credits include the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, and The Progressive.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The two faces of Nogales — "God made my dream come true" — Living is for everyone — Rodney King of the border — "Down there no one is boss" — Faith, hope, and charity — Conclusion: San Ramâon the unborn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816519989
Author:
Scott, Jeffry
Author:
Scott, Jeffry
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Location:
Tucson :
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Mexican-american border region
Subject:
Nogales
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Nogales (Nogales, Mexico) - Social conditions
Subject:
Borderlands Studies
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
P-10
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
211
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Waiting for Fidel Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. Return to Paradise (Harvest Book) Used Trade Paper $1.48
  3. Standard Deviations: Growing Up and... Used Hardcover $7.95
  4. Twentynine Palms: A True Story of... Used Trade Paper $3.95
  5. Peasants, Rebels & Outcasts: The... Used Hardcover $5.95
  6. Our Guys Used Book Club Paperback $4.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Latin American
History and Social Science » Latin America » Mexico
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico

Lives on the Line: Dispatches from the U.S.-Mexico Border Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.50 In Stock
Product details 211 pages University of Arizona Press - English 9780816519989 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.