Fragmented Lives, Assembled Parts Culture, Capitalism, and Conquest at the U. S. -Mexico Border
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Established in 1659 as Misin de Nuestra Seora de Guadalupe de los Mansos del Paso del Norte, Ciudad Jurez is the oldest colonial settlement on the U.S.-Mexico border-and one of the largest industrialized border cities in the world. Since the days of its founding, Jurez has been marked by different forms of conquest and the quest for wealth as an elaborate matrix of gender, class, and ethnic hierarchies struggled for dominance. Juxtaposing the early Spanish invasions of the region with the arrival of late-twentieth-century industrial "conquistadors," Fragmented Lives, Assembled Parts documents the consequences of imperial history through in-depth ethnographic studies of working-class factory…
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 8/1/2008
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
ALEJANDRO LUGO is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the co-editor (with Bill Maurer) of Gender Matters: Rereading Michelle Rosaldo.
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