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Border Identifications: Narratives Of Religion, Gender, And Class On The U.s.-mexico Border - Pablo Vila

From poets to sociologists, many people who write about life on the U.S.-Mexico border use terms such as "border crossing" and "hybridity" which suggest that a unified culture-neither Mexican nor American, but an amalgamation of both-has arisen in......

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First Available Cell: Desegregation Of The Texas Prison System - , James W. Marquart

Decades after the U.S. Supreme Court and certain governmental actions struck down racial segregation in the larger society, American prison administrators still boldly adhered to discriminatory practices. Not until 1975 did legislation prohibit ra......

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The Seduction Of Brazil: The Americanization Of Brazil During World War Ii - Antonio Pedro Tota

Following completion of the U.S. air base in Natal, Brazil, in 1942, U.S. airmen departing for North Africa during World War II communicated with Brazilian mechanics with a thumbs-up before starting their engines. This sign soon replaced the Brazi......

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El Lector: A History Of The Cigar Factory Reader - Araceli Tinajero

The practice of reading aloud has a long history, and the tradition still survives in Cuba as a hard-won right deeply embedded in cigar factory workers' culture. In El Lector, Araceli Tinajero deftly traces the evolution of the reader from ninetee......

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Mouse Morality: The Rhetoric Of Disney Animated Film - Annalee R. Ward

Kids around the world love Disney animated films, and many of their parents trust the Disney corporation to provide wholesome, moral entertainment for their children. Yet frequent protests and even boycotts of Disney products and practices reveal ......

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Colonias And Public Policy In Texas And Mexico: Urbanization By Stealth - Peter M. Ward

Today in Texas, over 1500 colonias in the counties along the Mexican border are home to some 400,000 people. Often lacking basic services, such as electricity, water and sewerage, fire protection, policing, schools, and health care, these "irregul......

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The Projects: Gang And Non-gang Families In East Los Angeles - James Diego Vigil

The Pico Gardens housing development in East Los Angeles has a high percentage of resident families with a history of persistent poverty, gang involvement, and crime. In some families, members of three generations have belonged to gangs. Many othe......

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Women Embracing Islam: Gender And Conversion In The West

Many Westerners view Islam as a religion that restricts and subordinates women in both private and public life. Yet a surprising number of women in Western Europe and America are converting to Islam. What attracts these women to a belief system th......

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State Of Minds: Texas Culture And Its Discontents - Don Graham

John Steinbeck once famously wrote that "Texas is a state of mind." For those who know it well, however, the Lone Star State is more than one mind-set, more than a collection of clichés, more than a static stereotype. There are minds in Texas, Don......

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Disobedience, Slander, Seduction, And Assault: Women And Men In Cajamarca, Peru, 1862-1900 - Tanja Christiansen

Though the law and courts of nineteenth-century Peru were institutions created by and for the ruling elite, women of all classes used the system to negotiate the complexities of property rights, childrearing, and marriage, and often to defend thei......

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The Karankawa Indians Of Texas: An Ecological Study Of Cultural Tradition And Change - Robert A. Ricklis

Popular lore has long depicted the Karankawa Indians as primitive scavengers (perhaps even cannibals) who eked out a meager subsistence from fishing, hunting and gathering on the Texas coastal plains. That caricature, according to Robert Ricklis, ......

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The Mexican Aristocracy: An Expressive Ethnography, 1910-2000 - Hugo G. Nutini

The Mexican aristocracy today is simultaneously an anachronism and a testimony to the persistence of social institutions. Shut out from political power by the democratization movements of the twentieth century, stripped of the basis of its great w......

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A Beauty That Hurts: Life And Death In Guatemala, Second Revised Edition - W. George Lovell

Though a 1996 peace accord brought a formal end to a conflict that had lasted for thirty-six years, Guatemala's violent past continues to scar its troubled present and seems destined to haunt its uncertain future. George Lovell brings to this revi......

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The Bachelor Chapters: A Thinking Woman's Romance - Vicki Marie Stolsen

Staking out the terrain between Sex and the City and Eat, Pray, Love, this contagious narrative follows the author's grand experiment to carve out a model of respectable bachelorhood for women. Crafted as part middle-age memoir, part thinking woma......

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The Rope, The Chair, And The Needle: Capital Punishment In Texas, 1923-1990 - , Sheldon Ekland-olson

In late summer 1923, legal hangings in Texas came to an end, and the electric chair replaced the gallows. Of 520 convicted capital offenders sentenced to die between 1923 and 1972, 361 were actually executed, thus maintaining Texas' traditional re......

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