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Social Justice in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Editors: Lusk, Mark, Staudt, Kathleen, Moya, Eva (Eds.)

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  • Addresses the anti-immigrant sentiment and movement currently spreading throughout the USA
  • Addresses the dual development of the US-Mexican border region
  • Provides a better understanding of life in this region of the world through its interdisciplinary nature and analysis 
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About this book

The U.S.-Mexico Border Region is among the poorest geographical areas in the United States. The region has been long characterized by dual development, poor infrastructure, weak schools, health disparities and low-wage employment. More recently, the region has been affected by the violence associated with a drug and crime war in Mexico. The premise of this book is that the U.S.-Mexico Border Region is subject to systematic oppression and that the so-called social pathologies that we see in the region are by-products of social and economic injustice in the form of labor exploitation, environmental racism, immigration militarism, institutional sexism and discrimination, health inequities, a political economy based on low-wage labor, and the globalization of labor and capital. The chapters address a variety of examples of injustice in the areas of environment, health disparity, migration unemployment, citizenship, women and gender violence, mental health, and drug violence. The book proposes a pathway to development.

About the authors

Mark Lusk is professor of social work and associate dean of health sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso. A Latin Americanist and international development specialist, he has worked and lived throughout Latin America and other regions of the developing world. He was Fulbright Scholar in Peru and a decade later in Brazil. Kathleen Staudt is professor of political science at the University of Texas at El Paso. A well-known scholar on border studies, Kathy has written and edited 16 books on the US Mexico border, women’s rights and violence against women. Eva Moya is assistant professor of social work at the University of Texas at El Paso. She has worked extensively in research on border health disparities and infectious disease.

Reviews

''Social Justice on the US Mexico Border is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary book I have encountered dealing with justice and human rights issues on the US Mexico border region. The wealth of its contents stems from its interdisciplinary analysis. This book must be read by all responsible policy makers who have the capacity to influence the living conditions of millions of people living between two cultures, two worlds and two ways of life."

Hector Luis Diaz, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Social Work, The Univrsity of Texas - Pan American

 

"Social Justice in the the U.S.-Mexico Border Region frames the broad issues of how to value human rights and bring dignity to the lives marginalized border residents. The conceptual framework allows the reader to gain insights about how gender and violence are often linked, health disparities are magnified, and services like mental health care are so challenging to navigate in the borderlands. I strongly recommend this book for those seeking to better understand the human dimension of the inequalities which exist along the U.S.-Mexico border."

Christine Thurlow Brenner, Ph.D. President, Association of Borderlands Studies, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs University of Massachusetts


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Social Justice in the US-Mexico Border Region

    Pages 3-38

    Lusk, Mark (et al.)

  • Political Economy and Social Justice in the US-Mexico Border Region

    Pages 41-59

    Heyman, Josiah McC.

  • How Citizenship Produces Inclusion and Exclusion on the US-Mexico Border

    Pages 61-78

    Payan, Tony

  • Violence Against Women at the Border: Binational Problems and Multilayered Solutions

    Pages 79-91

    Staudt, Kathleen

  • A Theological Perspective on Social Justice in the US-Mexico Border Region

    Pages 93-105

    Stowe, Rev. John

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4150-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
valid through March 31, 2020
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4149-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9370-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Justice in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
Editors
  • Mark Lusk
  • Kathleen Staudt
  • Eva Moya
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4150-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4150-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4149-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9370-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 288
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