Shared Space

Shared Space

by James Griffith

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Where it divides Arizona and Sonora, the international boundary between Mexico and the United States is both a political reality, literally expressed by a fence, and, to a considerable degree, a cultural illusion. Mexican, Anglo, and Native American cultures straddle the fence; people of various ethnic backgrounds move back and forth across the artificial divide, despite increasing obstacles to free movement. On either side is found a complex cultural mix of ethnic, religious, and occupational groups. In A Shared Space James Griffith examines many of the distinctive folk expressions of this varied cultural region.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874213751
Publisher: Utah State University Press
Publication date: 09/01/1995
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Fence in the Desert
Chapter 1. Respect and Continuity: The Arts of Death in a Border Community
Chapter 2. The Magdalena Holy Picture: Religious Folk Art in Two Cultures
Chapter 3. Cascarones: A Florescent Folk Art Form in Southern Arizona
Chapter 4. El Tiradito and Juan Soldado: Two Victim Intercessors of the Western Borderlands
Chapter 5. The Black Christ of Ímuris: A Study in Cultural Fit
Chapter 6. “The Mormon Cowboy:” An Arizona Cowboy Song and its Community
Chapter 7. Leonardo Yañez and “El Moro de Cumpas:” A Borderlands Horse-Race Ballad and its Composer
Chapter 8. Baroque Principles of Organization in Contemporary Mexican American Arizona
A Few Final Words

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