On the Edge of the Law: Culture, Labor, and Deviance on the South Texas Border

By Chad Richardson; Rosalva Resendiz | Go to book overview
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On the Edge of the Law: Culture, Labor, and Deviance on the South Texas Border
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgements xvii
  • Introduction - Earthquakes and Volcanoes Along the South Texas Border 1
  • 1: Traditional Health Care Practices 17
  • 2: Other Cultural Beliefs and Practices 51
  • 3: Displaced Workers 85
  • 4: Undocumented Workers 114
  • 5: Immigration Enforcement Issues 138
  • 6: Drug Smuggling 164
  • 7: Property Crime (Shoplifting and Auto Theft) Along the Border 190
  • 8: American Lives, Mexican Justice 215
  • 9: Dropping Out 242
  • Conclusion 273
  • Appendix A - Borderlife Research Projects Utilized in This Volume 291
  • Appendix B - Student Interviewers Whose Ethnographic Accounts Are Included in This Book 293
  • Notes 297
  • Glossary 323
  • Bibliography 325
  • Index 343
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