|About the Book|
Mexican Voices of the Border Region examines the flow of people and commercial traffic and the development of relationships across the border between the United States and Mexico. Through first-person narratives, Laura Velasco Ortiz and Oscar F. Contreras show that since NAFTA, Tijuana has become a dynamic and significant region for both nations in terms of jobs and residents. The authors emphasize that the border itself has different meanings depending on whether one crosses it frequently or not at all, whether one is going north or south, and whether one crosses to the other side never to return. The interviews explore not only matters of race, class, gender, ethnicity, place, violence, and political economy but also the individuals sense of agency.