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By the Lake of Sleeping Children

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By the Lake of Sleeping Children explores the post-NAFTA and Proposition 187 border purgatory of garbage pickers and dump dwellers, gawking tourists, and relief workers, fearsome coyotes and their desperateclientele. In sixteen indelible portraits, Urrea illuminates the horrors and the simple joys of people trapped between the two worlds of Mexico and the United States - and ignored by both. The result is a startling andmemorable work of first-person reportage.

Synopsis:

Looks at those living in poverty in Tijuana, and the social and economic forces that make them desperate to cross the border

Table of Contents

Introductory matters: Home of the brave — A lake of sleeping children — Dompe days — The pink penitentiary — Words in collision — Borderland blues — In the wet — The bald monkey & other atrocities — Whores — A day in the life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307773807
Subtitle:
The Secret Life of the Mexican Border
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Urrea, Luis
Author:
Luis Alberto Urrea
Author:
Urrea, Luis Alberto
Subject:
Social Science : Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Ragpickers -- Mexico -- Tijuana (Baja California)
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Tijuana
Subject:
Mexican-american border region
Subject:
Ragpickers.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico)
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Latin American
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19960901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
187

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
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