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Why Walls Won T Work

Author : Michael Dear
ISBN : 9780199323906
Genre : Social Science
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When thinking about the border separating the United States from Mexico, what typically comes to mind is an unwelcoming zone with violent, poverty-ridden towns, cities, and maquiladoras on one side and an increasingly militarized network of barriers and surveillance systems on the other. It was not always this way. In fact, from the end of Mexican-American War until the late twentieth century, the border was a very porous and loosely regulated region. In this sweeping account of life within the United States-Mexican border zone, acclaimed urbanist and geographer Michael Dear traces the border's long history of cultural interaction, from exchanges between the region's numerous Mesoamerican tribes onwards. Once Mexican and American settlers met at the Rio Grande and the southwest in the nineteenth century, new forms of interaction evolved. But as Dear warns in his bracing study, this vibrant zone of cultural and social amalgamation is in danger of fading away because of highly restrictive American policies and the violence along Mexico's side of the border. As he explains through analyses of the U.S. border security complex and the emerging Mexican narco-state, the very existence of the "third nation" occupied by both Americans and Mexicans is under serious threat. But through a series of evocative portraits of contemporary border communities, he shows that the potential for revitalizing this in-between nation still remains. Combining a broad historical perspective and a commanding overview of present-day problems, Why Walls Won't Work represents a major intellectual foray into one of the most hotly contested political issues of our era.
Category: Social Science

Why Walls Won T Work

Author : Michael Dear
ISBN : 9780199897988
Genre : History
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Today, when one thinks of the border separating the United States from Mexico, what comes to mind is a war zone - with violent, poverty-ridden towns, cities, and maquiladoras on one side and an increasingly militarized network of barriers and surveillance systems on the other. But as the acclaimed urbanist and geographer Michael Dear reveals in this fascinating book, it was not always this way. In fact, from the end of the Mexican-American War until the late twentieth century, the borderwas a very porous and loosely regulated region. In this sweeping account of life within the United States-Mexican border zone, Dear traces the border's long history of cultural interaction, beginning with the numerous Mesoamerican tribes of the region. But, as Dear warns in his bracing study, this vibrant zone of cultural and social amalgamation is endangered both by highly restrictive American policies and the violence along Mexico's side of the border. Through a series of evocative portraits of contemporary border communities, he shows that a "third nation," occupied by both Americans and Mexicans, still exists, and the potential for cultivating it remains. Combining a broad historical perspective and a commanding overview of present-day problems, Why Walls Won't Work is a major intellectual intervention into one of the most hotly contested political issues of our time.
Category: History

Why Walls Won T Work

Author : Michael Dear
ISBN : 9780199897995
Genre : Social Science
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When thinking about the border separating the United States from Mexico, what typically comes to mind is an unwelcoming zone with violent, poverty-ridden towns, cities, and maquiladoras on one side and an increasingly militarized network of barriers and surveillance systems on the other. It was not always this way. In fact, from the end of Mexican-American War until the late twentieth century, the border was a very porous and loosely regulated region. In this sweeping account of life within the United States-Mexican border zone, acclaimed urbanist and geographer Michael Dear traces the border's long history of cultural interaction, from exchanges between the region's numerous Mesoamerican tribes onwards. Once Mexican and American settlers met at the Rio Grande and the southwest in the nineteenth century, new forms of interaction evolved. But as Dear warns in his bracing study, this vibrant zone of cultural and social amalgamation is in danger of fading away because of highly restrictive American policies and the violence along Mexico's side of the border. As he explains through analyses of the U.S. border security complex and the emerging Mexican narco-state, the very existence of the "third nation" occupied by both Americans and Mexicans is under serious threat. But through a series of evocative portraits of contemporary border communities, he shows that the potential for revitalizing this in-between nation still remains. Combining a broad historical perspective and a commanding overview of present-day problems, Why Walls Won't Work represents a major intellectual foray into one of the most hotly contested political issues of our era.
Category: Social Science

Satan S Crossing

Author : R. L. Glinski
ISBN : 1732083908
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Greed, hate, and death have straddled Arizona¿s borderlands since statehood. When headless bodies of Mexican crossers begin to appear on the landscape the Border Patrol takes note. In the midst of feeble attempts to identify the killer the agency creates a devil myth to scare superstitious crossers from the hottest, most dangerous regions of the border. But the dedication and skills of a seasoned field agent rise up to oppose the self-serving interests of his incompetent supervisor, and the race is on to expose the real killer. What the agent discovers depicts the depth of human depravity. Spun in the midst of borderland conflicts, traditions and landmarks, Satan¿s Crossing reveals the moral decay that surrounds the seemingly simple act of a migrant heading north into the United States.
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The Glass Castle

Author : Jeannette Walls
ISBN : 9781439156964
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Borderwall As Architecture

Author : Ronald Rael
ISBN : 9780520283947
Genre : Art
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Borderwall as public space / Teddy Cruz -- Ronald Rael -- Pilgrims at the wall / Marcello Di Cintio -- Borderwall as architecture / Ronald rael -- Transborderisms / Norma Iglesias-Prieto -- Recuerdos / Ronald Rael -- Why walls don't work / Michael Dear -- Afterwards / Ronald Rael
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The Silver Star

Author : Jeannette Walls
ISBN : 9781471129100
Genre : Fiction
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A stunning, heartbreaking novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world - a triumph of imagination and storytelling. It is 1970. 'Bean' Holladay is twelve and her sister Liz fifteen when their artistic mother Charlotte, a woman who 'flees every place she's ever lived at the first sign of trouble', takes off to 'find herself'. She leaves the girls enough money for food to last a month or two. But when Bean gets home from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz board a bus from California to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying antebellum mansion that has been in the family for generations. An impetuous optimist, Bean discovers who her father was and learns many stories about why their mother left Virginia in the first place. Money is tight, so Liz and Bean start babysitting and doing office work for Jerry Madox, foreman of the mill in town, a big man who bullies workers, tenants and his wife. Bean adores her whip-smart older sister, inventor of word games, reader of Edgar Allan Poe, non-conformist. But when school starts in the autumn, it is Bean who easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens between Liz and Maddox... 'Tragic and comic at the same time... an outrageous story, one that will break your heart' Sunday Independent 'There isn't a shred of self-pity in this deeply compassionate book' Marie Claire ***Half Broke Horses (S&S, 2009) 'Has immense power and readibility... What it does with aplomb is to track the birth of a nation: the conjuring of modern America from a scorched, dusty wasteland' The Times
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Fifty Years Of Change On The U S Mexico Border

Author : Joan B. Anderson
ISBN : 0292783965
Genre : Social Science
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The U.S. and Mexican border regions have experienced rapid demographic and economic growth over the last fifty years. In this analysis, Joan Anderson and James Gerber offer a new perspective on the changes and tensions pulling at the border from both sides through a discussion of cross-border economic issues and thorough analytical research that examines not only the dramatic demographic and economic growth of the region, but also shifts in living standards, the changing political climate, and environmental pressures, as well as how these affect the lives of people in the border region. Creating what they term a Border Human Development Index, the authors rank the quality of life for every U.S. county and Mexican municipio that touches the 2,000-mile border. Using data from six U.S. and Mexican censuses, the book adeptly illustrates disparities in various aspects of economic development between the two countries over the last six decades. Anderson and Gerber make the material accessible and compelling by drawing an evocative picture of how similar the communities on either side of the border are culturally, yet how divided they are economically. The authors bring a heightened level of insight to border issues not just for academics but also for general readers. The book will be of particular value to individuals interested in how the border between the two countries shapes the debates on quality of life, industrial growth, immigration, cross-border integration, and economic and social development.
Category: Social Science

Border Walls

Author : Reece Jones
ISBN : 9781848138261
Genre : Political Science
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*** Winner of the 2013 Julian Minghi Outstanding Research Award presented at the American Association of Geographers annual meeting *** Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, why are leading democracies like the United States, India, and Israel building massive walls and fences on their borders? Despite predictions of a borderless world through globalization, these three countries alone have built an astonishing total of 5,700 kilometers of security barriers. In this groundbreaking work, Reece Jones analyzes how these controversial border security projects were justified in their respective countries, what consequences these physical barriers have on the lives of those living in these newly securitized spaces, and what long-term effects the hardening of political borders will have in these societies and globally. Border Walls is a bold, important intervention that demonstrates that the exclusion and violence necessary to secure the borders of the modern state often undermine the very ideals of freedom and democracy the barriers are meant to protect.
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No Ceiling No Walls

Author : Susan L. Colantuono
ISBN : 9780967312941
Genre : Business & Economics
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With the right leadership skills, the highest levels of career success are well within reach. Unfortunately, conventional wisdom about leadership won’t get you to the top. Much of it is outdated, incomplete, and ineffective. What you need is... The Missing 33%TM! No Ceiling, No Walls takes a fresh, unblinking look at leadership. It identifies the vital missing piece of the leadership equation, describing the "why" as well as the "what" with specific, actionable information you won't find anywhere else: • Develop 3 crucial skills seldom taught in leadership programs • Focus on hitting outcomes rather than just doing your job • Speak the Language of PowerTM without losing your voice • Cultivate your own greatness while engaging it in others • Create your own career path with help from trailblazing leading women and more! Organizations that have bought No Ceiling, No Walls: Among the organizations that have bought multiple copies of No Ceiling, No Walls for their women are: AACE International, DePuy (a J&J company), Interpublic Group, Kodak, MassMutual, New York Life, PepsiCo, Professional Women in Healthcare, OfficeMax, Prudential, Sunoco, The MITRE Corporationand many more! Praise for No Ceiling, No Walls “Women at all career levels must incorporate the ideas in this thoughtful book on leadership. The future depends on women acknowledging that there is nothing holding them back from succeeding in business.” Vicki Donlan, author of HER TURN: Why It's Time for Women to Lead in America “Colantuono’s book provides thoughtful coaching to women leaders, whether experienced or new to the workforce. Her wise and practical advice is a must-read for individuals who are determined to reach the next level of their careers." Anne Szostak, President & CEO of Szostak Partners and former chairman and CEO Fleet Bank Rhode Island "Informed by her extensive experience , Susan Colantuono offers a refreshingly keen, sophisticated analysis of what women need to do to become leaders. This is a must-read book for women - and men - who want more women in leadership positions in America." Evelyn Murphy, author of Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men and What To Do About It "No Ceiling, No Walls, is both inspirational and inspired. Practical exercises and tools offer valuable ways women can enhance their leadership skills ? for example, using the language of power to communicate the value they bring. But perhaps what makes this book so smart is the emphasis it puts on business acumen as the way for women to demonstrate that they have the “right stuff” to take on leadership roles. Aside from this being the absolute truth, it certainly makes climbing the corporate ladder more accessible.Be your own coach yourself using No Ceilings, No Walls as a guide." Carol Frohlinger, author Nice Girls Just Don't Get It and Her Place at the Table No Ceiling, No Walls "is a guide for women who...want to prosper and succeed at a much higher level....a fascinating read with plenty of wisdom to absorb, highly recommended..." Midwest Book Review (The Business Shelf) No Ceiling, No Walls is the first in our ASK Leading WomenTM series. All ASK Leading WomenTM books offer inspiring and practical solutions for women as they move from career-start to the C-suite and onto corporate boards. When you ASK Leading Women, you get cutting-edge content, ready-to-apply tools, insights from self-assessments, and examples from successful women who act as your virtual mentors.
Category: Business & Economics