Border Spaces: Visualizing the U.S.-Mexico Frontera

Visualizing the U.S.-Mexico Frontera
University of Arizona Press
  • erschienen am 28. Februar 2018
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 248 Seiten
978-0-8165-3723-5 (ISBN)
The built environment along the U.S.-Mexico border has long been a hotbed of political and creative action. In this volume, the historically tense region and visually provocative margin-the southwestern United States and northern Mexico-take center stage. From the borderlands perspective, the symbolic importance and visual impact of border spaces resonate deeply.

In the new volume Border Spaces, Katherine G. Morrissey, John-Michael H. Warner, and other essayists build on the insights of border dwellers, or fronterizos, and draw on two interrelated fields-border art history and border studies. The editors engage in a conversation on the physical landscape of the border and its representations through time, art, and architecture.

The volume is divided into two linked sections-one on border histories of built environments and the second on border art histories. Each section begins with a "conversation" essay-co-authored by two leading interdisciplinary scholars in the relevant fields-that weaves together the book's thematic questions with the ideas and essays to follow.

Border Spaces is a volume that is prompted by art and grounded in an academy ready to consider the connections between art, land, and peoples.

Contributors: Maribel Alvarez, Geraldo Lujan Cadava, Amelia Malagamba-Ansotegui, Mary E. Mendoza, Sarah J. Moore, Katherine G. Morrissey, Margaret Regan, Rebecca Schreiber, Ila Sheren, Samuel Truett, John-Michael H. Warner.
  • Englisch
  • Tucson
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
36 black & white illustrations
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 155 mm
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  • Dicke: 23 mm
  • 590 gr
978-0-8165-3723-5 (9780816537235)
0816537232 (0816537232)
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Katherine G. Morrissey, associate professor of history at the University of Arizona, is the author of Mental Territories: Mapping the Inland Empire. She co-edited Picturing Arizona: The Photographic Record of the 1930s with Kirsten Jensen.

John-Michael H. Warner is an assistant professor of contemporary art history at Kent State University, where he teaches contemporary and American art, photography, and environmental art history.
"These compelling essays create a visual history of the U.S.-Mexico border. There is no other study of its kind that as effectively gathers together histories of various types with a focus on representations of race and place."--Kate Bonansinga, author of Curating at the Edge: Artists Respond to the U.S./Mexico Border

"A dynamic and engaging read, offering new insights into cultural production in the borderlands. The combination of well-established and new voices is refreshing."--Gabriela Mu oz, Arizona Commission on the Arts
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