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Images of the U.S.-Mexico Border: Voices from a Rancho in Jalisco

Tamar Diana Wilson


There are heterogeneous images of the U.S.-Mexican border among residents of a rancho in Jalisco I interviewed in the 1989 to 1990 period. These images reflect not only the history of a community with high rates of outmigration to the United States, but personal experiences of crossing the border, or being the wife and mother of recurrent immigrants, most of whom are undocumented. Some of the images are conditioned by representations beamed to the rancho via television, and some are embedded in the history of Mexico and the United States.

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