Tijuana Dreaming Life and Art at the Global Border

ISBN-10: 0822352907
ISBN-13: 9780822352907
Edition: 2012
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Description: Tijuana Dreamingis an unprecedented introduction to the arts, culture, politics, and economics of contemporary Tijuana, Mexico. With many pieces translated from the Spanish for the first time, the anthology features contributions by prominent  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 9/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Tijuana Dreamingis an unprecedented introduction to the arts, culture, politics, and economics of contemporary Tijuana, Mexico. With many pieces translated from the Spanish for the first time, the anthology features contributions by prominent scholars, journalists, bloggers, novelists, poets, curators, and photographers from Tijuana and greater Mexico. They explore urban planning in light of Tijuana’s unique infrastructural, demographic, and environmental challenges. They delve into its musical countercultures, architectural ruins, cinema, and emergence as a hot spot on the international art scene. One contributor examines fictional representations of Tijuana's past as a Prohibition-era "city of sin" for U.S. pleasure seekers. Another reflects on its present as a city beleaguered by kidnappings and drug violence. In an interview, Nestor García Canclini revisits ideas that he advanced inCulturas híbridas(1990), his watershed book about Latin America and cultural hybridity. Taken together, the selections present a kaleidoscopic portrait of a major border city in the age of globalization.Contributors. Tito Alegría, Humberto Félix Berumen, Roberto Castillo Udiarte, Iain Chambers, Luis Humberto Crosthwaite, Teddy Cruz, Ejival, Tarek Elhaik, Guillermo Fadanelli, Ingrid Hernández, Jennifer Insley-Pruitt, Kathryn Kopinak, Josh Kun, Jesse Lerner, Fiamma Montezemolo, Rene Peralta, Rafa Saavedra, Lucía Sanromán, Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, Heriberto Yépez

Acknowledgments
Foreword: A Line in the Sand
Introduction: The Factory of Dreams
Welcome Tu Tijuana
Snapshots from and about a City Named Tijuana
Tijuanologies: An Urban Essay
Globalization in Tijuana Maquiladoras: Using Historical Antecedents and Migration to Test Globalization Models
(Conversation with) N�stor Garc�a Canclini, on How Tijuana Ceased to Be the Laboratory of Postmoderinity
Postcards from the Border: In Tijuana, Revoluci�n Is an Avenue
Illicit Acts of Urbanism
The Transborder Metropolis in Question: The Case of Tijuana and San Diego
Practices of Encroachment: Urban Waste Moves Southbound; Illegal Zoning Seeps into North
Community of Struggle: Gender, Violence, and Resistance on the U.S.-Mexico Border
La Canci�n de Tijuana/The Song of Tijuana
�Todos somos ciudadanos?: Artistic Production and Agency in Tijuana
Bioethnography of an Artist: Ingrid Hern�ndez
Borderline Archaeology
Redefining Sodom: A Latter-Day Vision of Tijuana
Crossfader Playlist
Counterculture, Rockers, Punks, New Romantics, and Mods in Tijuana
Borderline Ghosts: From Touch of Evil to Maquiliapolis: City of Factories
The Kidnapped City
The Line
Contributors
Index

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