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  • The Devil's Highwayby Luis Alberto Urrea

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    The author of "Across the Wire" offers brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona. Only 12 men came back out. "Superb . . . Nothing less than a saga on the scale of the Exodus and an ordeal as heartbreaking as the Passion . . . The... more...

  • Undocumentedby Aviva Chomsky

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Explores what it means to be undocumented in a legal, social, economic and historical context   In this illuminating work, immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky shows how ?illegality? and ?undocumentedness? are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. With a focus on US policy, she probes how people, especially Mexican and Central Americans,... more...

  • Crossing Overby Rubén Martínez

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 19.99

    A moving account of a family's odyssey by "one of the brightest voices of a new generation of Hispanic writers" ( Washington Post ) The U.S.-Mexican border is one of the most permeable boundaries in the world, breached daily by Mexicans in search of work. Yet the migrant gambit is perilous. Thousands die crossing the line and those who reach "the... more...

  • The Near Northwest Side Storyby Gina M. Pérez

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    The Near Northwest Side Story is a fascinating account of transnational migration as survival strategy, one bound up in kin, region, and gender. Gina M. Perez offers an intimate and unvarnished portrait of Puerto Rican life in Chicago and San Sebastian, Puerto Rico - two places connected by a long history of circulating people, ideas, goods, and information. more...

  • Enrique's Journeyby Sonia Nazario

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Praise & Awards for Enrique?s Journey 2011 Williams College Book Award Program, for ?Enrique?s Journey? 2006 California Book Award, Silver Medal, Non-fiction 2006 Christopher Book Award 2003 Pulitzer Prize, feature writing, for ?Enrique?s Journey? 2002 George Polk Award for International Reporting, for ?Enrique?s Journey? 2002 Robert... more...

  • The Immigrant Advantageby Claudia Kolker

    Free Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    Do you have a relative or friend who would gladly wait on you, hand and foot, for a full month after you had a baby? How about someone to deliver a delicious, piping hot home-cooked meal, just like your mother?s, right to your front door after work? Do you know people you?d trust enough to give several hundred dollars a month to, with no receipt,... more...

  • 'Illegal' Travellerby Dr Shahram Khosravi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 37.00

    Based on fieldwork among undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers Illegal Traveller offers a narrative of the polysemic nature of borders, border politics, and rituals and performances of border-crossing. Interjecting personal experiences into ethnographic writing it is 'a form of self-narrative that places the self within a social context'. more...

  • Prophets of Rebellionby Michael Adas

    The University of North Carolina Press 1979; US$ 29.99

    Prophets of Rebellion: Millenarian Protest Movements against the European Colonial Order more...

  • Kids Like Meby Judith M. Blohm; Terri Lapinsky

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2006; US$ 24.95

    Personal narratives celebrate the experiences of young people who are making new homes in unfamiliar communities. more...

  • Border Politicsby Nancy A. Naples; Jennifer Bickham Mendez

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    In the current historical moment borders have taken on heightened material and symbolic significance, shaping identities and the social and political landscape. ?Borders??defined broadly to include territorial dividing lines as well as sociocultural boundaries?have become increasingly salient sites of struggle over social belonging and cultural and... more...