[URBANTH-L]BOOK: Robert Alvarez Jr., "Mangos, Chiles and Truckers"

Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Mon Nov 28 22:22:43 EST 2005

MANGOS, CHILES, AND TRUCKERS: The Business of Transnationalism
Robert R. Alvarez Jr.
Foreword by George Lipsitz
University of Minnesota Press | 168 pages | 2005
ISBN 0-8166-4507-8 | hardcover | $53.95
ISBN 0-8166-4508-6 | paperback | $17.95
Critical American Studies Series

Robert R. Alvarez Jr. analyzes how the produce and trucking industries in Mexico
affect the organization of work, community, and social space for miles on either
side of the international border. Emphasizing the importance of the nation-state
in the global process, Mangos, Chiles, and Truckers demonstrates how people make
meaning as they struggle with the economic circumstances of their lives.

“This pathbreaking work brings rare genealogical depth to anthropological
research on the U.S.-Mexico border.” —Leo Chavez

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