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Passing: Two Publics in a Mexican Border City

Rihan Yeh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226511887
eISBN:
9780226512075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512075.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Tijuana is the largest of Mexico’s northern border cities, and despite the US’s dramatic escalation of border enforcement, it remains deeply connected with California by one of the busiest ... More


Margaritaville: The Lure of Alcohol

Steven W. Bender

in Run For the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814789520
eISBN:
9780814789537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789520.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Vice tourism by U.S. residents into Mexico precedes the Prohibition era. Dating back to the early twentieth century, U.S. residents regularly traveled south of the border to partake in activities ... More


Tijuana

Kathryn Talalay

in Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0035
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Philippa left Europe after her discovery of the surprise pregnancy. She called her mother's nephew and he gave her a number of someone in California who knew a doctor from Mexico. She flew to the ... More


The Tijuana Sound: Brass, Blues, and the Border of the 1960s

Josh Kun

in Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735921
eISBN:
9780199918607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735921.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This study of 1960s Tijuana rock scene puts in evidence the globalized character of a city that, although often criticized by both American and Mexican discourses of identity, has often provided a ... More


Pornography at the Edge: Depiction, Fiction, and Sexual Predilection

Christy Mag Uidhir and Henry John Pratt

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

If the primary purpose of pornography is sexual arousal through sexually explicit representations, and if ‘prototypical pornography’ is best able to fulfil that purpose through the adoption of a ... More


Nor-tec Rifa!: Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World

Alejandro L. Madrid

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195326376
eISBN:
9780199851652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326376.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

At the dawn of the 21st century, the Nor-tec phenomenon emerged from the border city of Tijuana and through the Internet, quickly conquered a global audience. Marketed as a kind of “ethnic” ... More


Border Lives: Fronterizos, Transnational Migrants, and Commuters in Tijuana

Sergio Chávez

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199380572
eISBN:
9780199380619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199380572.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies), Urban and Rural Studies

Based on observations and in-depth interviews, Border Lives tells the story of how diverse groups of individuals came to establish roots in Tijuana, beginning shortly after the termination of the ... More


Origins Revisited: Myth and Discourse in the Nortec Collective

Alejandro L. Madrid

in Nor-tec Rifa!: Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195326376
eISBN:
9780199851652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326376.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter traces the history of electronic music in Tijuana in an attempt to understand the Nor-tec myth of origin as a historical contingency that gave meaning to a series of cultural ... More


“Where's the Donkey Show, Mr. Mariachi?”: Reterritorializing TJ

Alejandro L. Madrid

in Nor-tec Rifa!: Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195326376
eISBN:
9780199851652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326376.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter aims to show local cultural practices that appropriate the city and its mythology in novel ways that empower local individuals. It traces the issue of impermanence in the city's ... More


“… well, it takes my breath away …”: Casino Royale (1967)

Jon Burlingame

in The Music of James Bond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863303
eISBN:
9780199979981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863303.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Producer Charles K. Feldman (who held the rights to the first Fleming Bond novel) makes his own Bond movie, a big-budget, all-star sendup starring David Niven, Woody Allen, Peter Sellers, Orson ... More


“Giving Wings to Our Dreams”: Binational Activism and Workers’ Rights Struggles in the San Diego–Tijuana Border Region

Michelle Téllez and Cristina Sanidad

in Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479898992
eISBN:
9781479806799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898992.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the activism of women's organizations along the San Diego–Tijuana border region, who are seeking to redress the injustices that workers experience in assembly factories, also ... More


Incentives to Cooperate: Political and Economic Instruments

Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar

in International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use Across Political Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283077
eISBN:
9780520958906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283077.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter assesses the mechanisms introduced in Chapter 4 by considering actual cases and evaluating how the mechanism or strategy used contributed to cooperation. In addition to mechanisms such ... More


Introduction

Rihan Yeh

in Passing: Two Publics in a Mexican Border City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226511887
eISBN:
9780226512075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512075.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The introduction begins with the problem of passing: a general issue of subjectivity’s dependence on external recognitions, but that Tijuana’s border location drastically exacerbates. Here, the ... More


4 Margaritaville: The Lure of Alcohol

Steven W. Bender

in Run For the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814789520
eISBN:
9780814789537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789520.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Vice tourism by U.S. residents into Mexico precedes the Prohibition era. Dating back to the early twentieth century, U.S. residents regularly traveled south of the border to partake in activities ... More


A Toda Madre (ATM): Migrant Dreams and Nightmares in El Norte

Miroslava Chávez-García

in Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469641034
eISBN:
9781469641041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641034.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter five traces the experience of Paco Chavez’s friend Rogelio Martínez Serna— and that of his male peers—across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and attempts to achieve his hopes and dreams for an ... More


Transfronteriza: Gender Rights at the Border and La Colectiva Feminista Binacional

Michelle Téllez

in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how women border dwellers are responding to transnational processes and the effects of neoliberal policies, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), by focusing ... More


The Mexamerican

Troy Rondinone

in Friday Night Fighter: Gaspar "Indio" Ortega and the Golden Age of Television Boxing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037375
eISBN:
9780252094668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037375.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the background of Gaspar “Indio” Ortega. Perhaps the oldest aphorism of boxing is that poverty breeds pugilists. This is certainly the case for Ortega. His story begins in the ... More


Epilogue: Border Lives a Decade Later

Sergio Chávez

in Border Lives: Fronterizos, Transnational Migrants, and Commuters in Tijuana

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199380572
eISBN:
9780199380619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199380572.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies), Urban and Rural Studies

The epilogue revisits the lives of several key actors almost a decade after the initial fieldwork. It asks whether border livelihoods were sustainable in a region that has experienced a sharp ... More


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