Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Transborder Lives: Indigenous Oaxacans in Mexico, California, and Oregon” as Want to Read:
Transborder Lives: Indigenous Oaxacans in Mexico, California, and Oregon
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Transborder Lives: Indigenous Oaxacans in Mexico, California, and Oregon

3.34  ·  Rating Details  ·  29 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Lynn Stephen’s innovative ethnography follows indigenous Mexicans from two towns in the state of Oaxaca—the Mixtec community of San Agustín Atenango and the Zapotec community of Teotitlán del Valle—who periodically leave their homes in Mexico for extended periods of work in California and Oregon. Demonstrating that the line separating Mexico and the United States is only o ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 13th 2007 by Duke University Press Books (first published May 23rd 2007)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Transborder Lives, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Transborder Lives

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 63)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Liz
Mar 30, 2010 Liz rated it liked it
Shelves: anthropology
Although I wanted to like this book, I found it quite dry and difficult to finish. The material is important - especially the notion of expanding the border as an analytic - but in many ways this text reminded me of more classical ethnographies from the early-twentieth century. The writing was quite dry and impersonal, and I found it difficult to connect with the people whose lives are portrayed and examined in the text. In short, it's an important contribution...but not a terribly entertaining ...more
Anna Denburg
Anna Denburg marked it as to-read
May 04, 2016
Lizzie
Lizzie added it
Mar 05, 2016
Karen
Karen marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2016
Micah
Micah rated it liked it
Feb 17, 2016
Juan Reynoso
Juan Reynoso rated it liked it
Jan 23, 2016
John Blatzheim
John Blatzheim marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2016
Juve Arango
Juve Arango marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2016
Jesus
Jesus marked it as to-read
Mar 16, 2016
Maria Elena Cruz
Maria Elena Cruz rated it it was amazing
Dec 13, 2015
Chris Swart
Chris Swart rated it liked it
Aug 01, 2016
Miguel Zavala
Miguel Zavala rated it it was ok
Jul 30, 2015
Silvia Grigolini
Silvia Grigolini rated it really liked it
Jul 07, 2015
Andreas Gambardello
Andreas Gambardello rated it liked it
Apr 16, 2015
Darleth
Darleth marked it as to-read
Apr 06, 2015
Leez Matías
Leez Matías marked it as to-read
Apr 05, 2015
Mayra
Mayra marked it as to-read
Sep 21, 2015
Vivien
Vivien rated it it was ok
Mar 29, 2015
Chantel
Chantel rated it liked it
Feb 17, 2015
Sam
Sam rated it liked it
Dec 28, 2014
Peter Noreen
Peter Noreen marked it as to-read
Dec 22, 2014
Sebi Rolotti
Sebi Rolotti rated it liked it
Sep 01, 2014
Lorien
Lorien rated it liked it
May 02, 2014
Amory
Amory rated it really liked it
Mar 28, 2014
Hannah
Hannah marked it as to-read
Jan 15, 2014
Trevor
Trevor rated it did not like it
Dec 15, 2013
artimus
artimus marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2013
Zach Tidmore
Zach Tidmore rated it it was amazing
Apr 23, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book