Cities and Citizenship at the U.S.-Mexico Border: The Paso del Norte Metropolitan Region by K. StaudtCities and Citizenship at the U.S.-Mexico Border: The Paso del Norte Metropolitan Region by K. Staudt

Cities and Citizenship at the U.S.-Mexico Border: The Paso del Norte Metropolitan Region

byK. StaudtEditorJ. Fragoso, César M. Fuentes

Paperback | October 18, 2010

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The volume is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing an enormously significant region in ways that clarify the kind of everyday life and work that is generated in a major urban global manufacturing site amid insecurity, inequality, and a virtually absent state.
KATHLEEN STAUDTis Professor of Political Science/Investigadora Visitanteat University of Texas, US Aat El Paso/El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, (COLEF)/Ciudad Juárez, USA.JULIA MONÁRREZ FRAGOSOis Research Professor of Sociology at the COLEF/Ciudad Juárez, USA.CÉSAR FUENTES is Economist and Research Professor at the COLEF/Ciudad Juárez,...
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Title:Cities and Citizenship at the U.S.-Mexico Border: The Paso del Norte Metropolitan RegionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.58 inPublished:October 18, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230100325

ISBN - 13:9780230100329

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Table of Contents

Preface: Living and Working in a Global Manufacturing Border Urban Space: A Paradigm for the Future?; K.Staudt The Global Economic Model Globalization, Trans-border Networks, and Mexico-U.S. Border Cities; C.M.Fuentes & S.Peña PART I: SECURITY AND SAFETY IN THE BORDER REGION Death at the Border; J.Monárrez Fragoso The Disarticulation of Justice: Precarious Life and Cross-Border Feminicides in the Paso del Norte Region; J.Monárrez Fragoso & C.Bejarano Surviving Domestic Violence in the Paso del Norte Region; K.Staudt & R.Robles Ortega PART II: GLOBALIZED PRODUCTION, URBAN SPACE, AND PUBLIC SERVICES Globalization and its Effects on Urban Socio-Spatial Structure in a Transfrontier Metropolis: El Paso, TX-Ciudad Juárez, CHIH-Sunland Park, NM; C.M.Fuentes & S.Peña Global Production and Precarious Labor: Harness Production in Ciudad Juárez; M.Miker Palafox PART III: LIVING WITH GLOBALIZED RISKS: POVERTY, IMMIGRATION, AND EDUCATION Centering the Margins: The Transformation of Community in Colonias at the U.S.-Mexico Border; G.Nuñez-Mchiri & G.Klamminger Schooling for Global Competitiveness in the Border Metropolitan Region; K.Staudt & Z.Méndez Alianza Para la Calidad de la Educación and the Production of an Empty Curriculum; Z.Méndez Toward New Governance? Good Governance in a Globalizing Tri-state Bi-National Region; T.Payan

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"This groundbreaking interdisciplinary edited collection embodies the social commitment and the kind of scholarly collaboration deeply indispensable, both within and across nation-states, to more effectively confront the socio-political, cultural, and policy-making challenges associated with global border regions, such as Paso del Norte, around the world. Ultimately, this fascinating volume is the extraordinary result of a rare and rigorous collective dialogue among and between Mexico and U.S.-based scholars, all of whom not only have studied the region for years, but have also experienced, either directly or indirectly, the impact of twenty-first century border life in its multiple dimensions: from the absent state to the empty curriculum, from organized crime to disorganized urban planning and border violence, from the triumphs of global capital to local labor and community struggles." - Alejandro Lugo, author of Fragmented Lives, Assembled Parts: Culture, Capitalism, and Conquest at the U.S.-Mexico Border"Recent events have again placed Ciudad Juarez in the head lines of print media all over the world, confirming not only the dynamics of an international border community but the need to better understand the complex processes of interactions across the border that are behind such dynamics. This book contributes significantly to such an understanding. Its emphasis on the categories of space and state brings cohesion to the analysis of the wide array of border problems that go from the harmonious to the violent in settings of social and economic relations. No wonder the U.S.-Mexico border has been viewed as both, uniting and dividing two nations and/or two societies that have succeeded and failed at different points in time when facing the challenges of the asymmetries of power that characterize the bilateral relations between them. This book comes at an excellent time, fulfilling a need to understand the U.S.-Mexico border from a more scientifically based approach that allows its analysis to surface above prejudice and stereotypes." - Jorge A. Bustamante, Founder and former President, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte