CROSSING BORDERLANDS COMPOSITION AND POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES
Edited by Andrea A. Lunsford and Lahoucine Ouzgane CROSSING BORDERLANDS Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy, and Culture David.
Author: Andrea A. Lunsford
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
On the surface, postcolonial studies and composition studies appear to have little in common. However, they share a strikingly similar goal: to provide power to the words and actions of those who have been marginalized or oppressed. Postcolonial studies accomplishes this goal by opening a space for the voices of “others” in traditional views of history and literature. Composition studies strives to empower students by providing equal access to higher education and validation for their writing. For two fields that have so much in common, very little dialogue exists between them. Crossing Borderlands attempts to establish such an exchange in the hopes of creating a productive “borderland” where they can work together to realize common goals.
The book begins by exploring how our own family stories, passed down through generations, combined with our Christian heritage, influence our identity, its continued formation, and our sense of vocation.
Author: Gavin Knight
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In 21st century Britain, we are increasingly concerned about the effect of the modern world on our children's health and well-being. While different secular agencies have had an important role to play in this debate, the voice of the Church is frequently misrepresented, misunderstood and undervalued. Called by Mind and Spirit: Crossing the Borderlands of Childhood seeks to redress this imbalance. The book begins by exploring how our own family stories, passed down through generations, combined with our Christian heritage, influence our identity, its continued formation, and our sense of vocation. These themes of identity, formation and vocation are then related to modern childhood from a combined perspective of theology and psychology. In the process, the book asks how, in contemporary Britain, we encourage and nurture children's faith, and how we might better equip today's children to understand and explore for themselves the world in which they are growing up. The sacramental rites of anointing and initiation (baptism, confirmation and ordination) provide the theological basis for the book; and the main stages of childhood (infancy and early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence) offer a framework for reflecting on these rites. The authors draw from a wealth of personal and professional stories to explore the multiple tensions and opportunities of childhood today.
LAURIE KRUK We were getting ready to cross it: the 49th parallel, or famed “
medicine line” of First Nations, that magical border dividing North America which
fades away or is dramatically redrawn with shifts in the geo-political climate,
Author: Jane Satterfield
Publisher: Demeter Press
Category: Literary Collections
Motherhood does not just originate in the body, but in the world—a place, a region, a country or nation, a landscape, a language, a culture. Mothers are, as novelist Rachel Cusk once observed, “the countries we come from.” This unique literary anthology features thirty-five poems and twenty-three works of prose (creative non-fiction and short fiction). Here, forty-three award-winning and accomplished writers reflect on their complex twenty-first century familial identities and relationships, exploring maternal landscapes of all kinds, including those of heritage, matrilineage, geneaology, geography, emigration, war, exile, alienation, and affiliation. Spanning the globe—from the U.K, the USA and Canada, Egypt, the former Yugoslavia, France, Africa, Korea and South America—these intimate and honest narratives of the heart cross borders and define crossroads that are personal and political, old and new. Recovering the maternal landscape through poetry and prose, these writers both memorialize and celebrate the power of family to define, limit, and challenge us.
... 2000); Juliana Barr, Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and
Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands (Chapel ... Pasó por aquí (Albuquerque:
University of New Mexico Press, 2003); Juan Javier Pescador, Crossing Borders
with the ...
Author: Anna M. Nogar
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Quill and Cross in the Borderlands examines nearly four hundred years of history, folklore, literature, and art concerning the seventeenth-century Spanish nun and writer Sor María de Jesús de Ágreda, identified as the legendary “Lady in Blue” who miraculously appeared to tribes in colonial-era New Mexico and taught them the rudiments of the Catholic faith. Sor María, an author of mystical Marian works, became renowned not only for her alleged spiritual travel from her cloister in Spain to the New World, but also for her writing, studied and implemented by Franciscans on both sides of the ocean. Working from original historical accounts, archival research, and a wealth of literature on the legend and the historical figure alike, Anna M. Nogar meticulously examines how and why the legend and the person became intertwined in Catholic consciousness and social praxis. In addition to the influence of the narrative of the Lady in Blue in colonial Mexico, Nogar addresses Sor María’s importance as an author of spiritual texts that influenced many spheres of New Spanish and Spanish society. Quill and Cross in the Borderlands focuses on the reading and interpretation of her works, especially in New Spain, where they were widely printed and disseminated. Over time, in the developing folklore of the Indo-Hispano populations of the present-day U.S. Southwest and the borderlands, the historical Sor María and her writings virtually disappeared from view, and the Lady in Blue became a prominent folk figure, appearing in folk stories and popular histories. These folk accounts drew the Lady in Blue into the present day, where she appears in artwork, literature, theater, and public ritual. Nogar’s examination of these contemporary renderings leads to a reconsideration of the ambiguities that lie at the heart of the narrative. Quill and Cross in the Borderlands documents the material legacy of a legend that has survived and thrived for hundreds of years, and at the same time rediscovers the historical basis of a hidden writer. This book will interest scholars and researchers of colonial Latin American literature, early modern women writers, folklore and ethnopoetics, and Mexican American cultural studies.
(for whatever reasons) to apply for the formal border crossing document. Some
might have applied for the document but needed to do business across the
border before the document was ready. Many also liked to cross this waterway
Author: Yuk Wah Chan
Category: Political Science
Ever since China and Vietnam resumed diplomatic contacts and reopened the border in 1991, the borderland region has become part of the vibrant growing economies of both countries and drawn many from the interior provinces to the borderland for new economic adventures. This book examines Chinese-Vietnamese relationships at the borderland through every day cross-border interaction in trade and tourism activities. It looks into the historical underlining of bilateral relations of the two countries which often shape people’s perceptions of the ‘other’ and interpretation of intentions of acts in their daily interaction. Albeit Chinese and Vietnamese have lived side by side for centuries, their interaction in the space of trade and modern tourism in post-war and post-reform China and Vietnam is something novel to both people. The book provides a ‘bottom-up’ approach to examine the localized experiences of inter-state relations. It illustrates the changes the vibrant economic process has brought to the borderland communities, and how the revived contacts and interaction have generated a contested space for examining Vietnamese-Chinese relationships and demonstrating trans-border cultural politics. A novel study of the strategic development of the borderland within the new political economy at China-Southeast Asia border region, this book is of interest to academics in the field of Anthropology, Border Studies, Social and Cultural Studies and Asian Studies.
A TWO-HEADED FREAK AND A BAD WIFE SEARCH FOR HOME: BORDER CROSSING IN NISEI DAUGHTER AND THE MIXQUIAHUALA LETTERS JANET
COOPER Monica Sone's Nisei Daughter and Ana Castillo's The Mixquiahuala ...
Author: Jesus Benito
Category: Social Science
This volume stems from the idea that the notion of borders and borderlines as clear-cut frontiers separating not only political and geographical areas, but also cultural, linguistic and semiotic spaces, does not fully address the complexity of contemporary cultural encounters. Centering on a whole range of literary works from the United States and the Caribbean, the contributors suggest and discuss different theoretical and methodological grounds to address the literary production taking place across the lines in North American and Caribbean culture. The volume represents a pioneering attempt at proposing the concept of the border as a useful paradigm not only for the study of Chicano literature but also for the other American literatures. The works presented in the volume illustrate various aspects and manifestations of the textual border(lands), and explore the double-voiced discourse of border texts by writers like Harriet E. Wilson, Rudolfo Anaya, Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy, Louise Erdrich, Helena Viramontes, Paule Marshall and Monica Sone, among others. This book is of interest for scholars and researchers in the field of comparative American studies and ethnic studies.
The centrality of fugitive slaves to the history of the borderland highlights the
relationship between border crossing and ... Their ability to cross the border, they
suggest, highlights the inherent hybridity of borderlands, and cultural hybridity is
Author: Matthew Salafia
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In 1787, the Northwest Ordinance made the Ohio River the dividing line between slavery and freedom in the West, yet in 1861, when the Civil War tore the nation apart, the region failed to split at this seam. In Slavery's Borderland, historian Matthew Salafia shows how the river was both a physical boundary and a unifying economic and cultural force that muddied the distinction between southern and northern forms of labor and politics. Countering the tendency to emphasize differences between slave and free states, Salafia argues that these systems of labor were not so much separated by a river as much as they evolved along a continuum shaped by life along a river. In this borderland region, where both free and enslaved residents regularly crossed the physical divide between Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, slavery and free labor shared as many similarities as differences. As the conflict between North and South intensified, regional commonality transcended political differences. Enslaved and free African Americans came to reject the legitimacy of the river border even as they were unable to escape its influence. In contrast, the majority of white residents on both sides remained firmly committed to maintaining the river border because they believed it best protected their freedom. Thus, when war broke out, Kentucky did not secede with the Confederacy; rather, the river became the seam that held the region together. By focusing on the Ohio River as an artery of commerce and movement, Salafia draws the northern and southern banks of the river into the same narrative and sheds light on constructions of labor, economy, and race on the eve of the Civil War.
On the Borderlands of Sexuality, Ethnicity, and Nation in the United States and
Europe Kevin S. Amidon Every actual democracy rests on the principle that not
only are equals equal, but unequals will not be treated equally. —Carl Schmitt,
Author: Brian D. Behnken
Publisher: Lexington Books
Crossing Boundaries: Ethnicity, Race, and National Belonging in a Transnational World, edited by Brian D. Behnken and Simon Wendt, explores ethnic and racial nationalism within a transnational and transcultural framework in the long twentieth-century (late nineteenth to early twenty-first century).
After crossing a stile, follow a field boundary on the right. When the ... Leave the
Offa's Dyke Path (which bears left) and cross the track to a footpath opposite.
Walk directly ... Best Tea Shop Walks in The Clwydian Hills & Welsh Borderlands.
Author: Dorothy Hamilton
Publisher: Sigma Press
Category: Clwydian Hills (Wales)
Features routes that explore splendid sections of the Offa's Dyke path. This work helps you visit the spectacular Eglwyseg escarpment or stroll through gentler countryside in the Vale of Clwyd or Glyn Ceiriog. It offers directions, sketch maps and photographs that are accompanied by notes on local history and wildlife.
Crossing. the. Medicine. Line. in. the. Twentieth. Century. The essays in part 3
examined various aspects of how the border, or medicine line, was crossed for
purposes of sanctuary in the nineteenth century. The borderlands continued to be
Author: Sterling Evans
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Political Science
The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests is the first collection of interdisciplinary essays bringing together scholars from both sides of the forty-ninth parallel to examine life in a transboundary region. The result is a text that reveals the diversity, difficulties, and fortunes of this increasingly powerful but little-understood part of the North American West. Contributions by historians, geographers, anthropologists, and scholars of criminal justice and environmental studies provide a comprehensive picture of the history of the borderlands region of the western United States and Canada. The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests is divided into six parts: Defining the Region, Colonizing the Frontier, Farming and Other Labor Interactions, the Borderlands as a Refuge in the Nineteenth Century, the Borderlands as a Refuge in the Twentieth Century, and Natural Resources and Conservation along the Border. Topics include the borderlands environment; its aboriginal and gender history; frontier interactions and comparisons; agricultural and labor relations; tourism; the region as a refuge for Mormons, far-right groups, and Vietnam War resisters; and conservation and natural resources. These areas show how the history and geography of the borderlands region has been transboundary, multidimensional, and unique within North America.
Crossing the Spanish-Moroccan Border with Migrants, New Islamists, and Riff-
Raff Sørensen, Ninna Nyberg 2000: Crossing the Spanish-Moroccan Border with
Migrants, New Islamists, and Riff-Raff — Ethnologia Europaea 30, 2:87–100.
25 Lawrence A. Herzog ^ Border Commuter Workers and Transfrontier
Metropolitan Structure along the U.S.-Mexico Border Mexicans began crossing
the border on a daily basis to jobs in the United States in the latter part of the
Author: Oscar Jáquez Martínez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
"Excellent collection of scholarly essays and primary documents. Covers 1830s-1990s, with the emphasis on the post-1910 era. Work is divided into seven sections, each covering a key issue in borderlands history. Good introduction to each entry"--Handbookof Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Martinez (1994) categorized cross-border movement and borderland interactions
. There are alienated borderlands where the border is functionally closed with
almost no cross-border interaction; coexistent borderlands where the border ...
Author: Omar Moufakkir
Category: Business & Economics
Tourism has the potential to contribute to world peace, and through appropriate management, to address current realities such as globalization, migration, conflicts, prejudices and poverty. This book discusses the interrelation between peace, conflict resolution and tourism, the role of industry, and the role of the individual.
In a comprehensive examination of the Canada-USA border post-9/11, this book argues that it has been reinvented as a 'state of the art', technology-steeped crossing system, while the image of the border has been engineered to appear ...
Author: Victor A. Konrad
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
In a comprehensive examination of the Canada-USA border post-9/11, this book argues that it has been reinvented as a 'state of the art', technology-steeped crossing system, while the image of the border has been engineered to appear consistent with the 'friendly' border of the past. It shows how a border can evolve and yet continue to function well, offering a model for future borderlands elsewhere.
... the new situation of becoming a periphery, a borderland territory, is perceived
on both sides of the Ukrainian-Russian ... Plans to introduce international
passports as obligatory for crossing the Ukrainian-Russian border were
discussed, but ...
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
Since 1991, post-Soviet political elites in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus have been engaged in nation- as well as state-building. They have tried to strengthen territorial sovereignty and national security, re-shape collective identities and re-narrate national histories. Former Soviet republics have become new neighbours, partners, and competitors searching for geopolitical identity in the new "Eastern Europe", i.e. the countries left outside the enlarged EU. Old paradigms such as "Eurasia" or "East Slavic civilisation" have been re-invented and politically instrumentalized in the international relations and domestic politics of these countries. At the same time, these old concepts and myths have been contested and challenged by pro-Western elites. Borderlands into Bordered Lands examines the construction of post-Soviet borders and their political, social, and cultural implications. It focuses on the exemplary case of the Ukrainian-Russian border, approaching it as a social construct and a discursive phenomenon. Zhurzhenko shows how the symbolic meanings of and narratives on this border contribute to national identity formation and shape the images of the neighbouring countries as "the Other" thereby shedding new light on the role of border disputes between Ukraine and Russia in bilateral relations, in EU neighbourhood politics and in domestic political conflicts. Zhurzhenko also addresses 'border making' on the regional level, focusing on the cross-border cooperation between Kharkiv and Belgorod and on the dilemmas of a Euroregion 'in absence of Europe': Finally, she reflects the everyday experiences of the residents of near-border villages and shows how national and local identities are performed at, and transformed by, the new border. Borderlands into Bordered Lands was honored by the American Association for Ukrainian Studies as best book 2009/2010 in the field of Ukrainian history, politics, language, literature and culture. For more information, view: www.ukrainianstudies.org.
But for the border zone itself, with its small villages and long-ago severed ties, the
change was not that simple. Along the Austrian border, the end of the
superpower confrontation in 1989 had brought only occasional opportunities for crossing.
Author: Frank N. Schubert
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
An in-depth examination of border decomposition, re-creation and destruction in 20th-century Hungary.
Everyone visits the borderlands at least once in their lives. ... Borderlands are
territories where this sort of thing is not unusual, where the known shades into
unknown, occurrences can be both terrifying and ... Introduction: At a Border Crossing.
Author: Mike Dash
Publisher: Random House
Category: Social Science
The definitive exploration of the unknown and paranormal. BORDERLANDS contains hundreds of personal accounts of strange phenomena ranging from surviving mammoths in Siberia to intelligent clouds over New Zealand, from frozen frogs to plagues of murderous manhole covers. It also examines how and why these stories are reported and what they mean. The book sets out the scientific and psychological explanations for these phenomena, while remaining accessible to the casual reader. BORDERLANDS is the first complete critical survey of an extraordinary fast developing field.
Travelling day after day northwest or southwest, but always making my westing,
without a consideration of turning around and retracing my path, crossing from
one side of the continent to the other, taking what comes with the road and the ...
Author: Derek Lundy
Publisher: Knopf Canada
"The periphery of a place can tell us a great deal about its heartland. along the edge of a nation's territory, its real prejudices, fears and obsessions - but also its virtues - irrepressibly bubble up as its people confront the 'other' whom they admire, or fear, or hold in contempt, and know little about. September 11, 2001, changed the United States utterly and nothing more so than the physical reality, the perception - and the meaning - of its borders." -from Borderlands Derek Lundy turns sixty at the end of a year in which three good friends have died. He feels the need to do something radical, and sets out on his motorcycle - a Kawasaki KLR 650 cc single-cylinder "thumper," which he describes as "unpretentious" and also "butt-ugly." Fascinated by the United States' post-9/11 passion for security, particularly on its two international borders, he chooses to investigate. He takes a firsthand look at both borders. The U.S.-Mexican borderlands, often disorderly and violent, operate according to their own ad hoc system of rules and conventions, and are distinct in many ways from the two countries the border divides. When security trumps trade, the economic well-being of both countries is threatened, and the upside is difficult to determine. American policy makers think the issues of drugs and illegals are ample reason to keep building fences to keep Mexicans out, even with no evidence that fences work or are anything but cruel. Mexicans' cheap labour keeps the wheels turning in the U.S. economy yet they are resented for trying to get into the country illegally (or legally). More people have died trying to cross this border than in the 9/11 attacks. At almost 9,000 kilometres, the U.S. border with Canada is the longest in the world. The northern border divides the planet's two biggest trading partners, and that relationship demands the fast, easy flow of goods and services in both directions. Since the events of 9/11, however, the United States has slowly and steadily choked the flux of trade: "just-in-time" parts shipments are in jeopardy; trucks must wait for inspection and clearance; people must be questioned. The border is "thickening." In prose that is compelling, impressive and at times frightening, Derek Lundy's incredible journey is illuminating enough to change minds, as great writing can sometimes do. From the Hardcover edition.