Social Justice in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region, 1st Edition

  • Mark Lusk
  • Kathleen Staudt
  • Eva Moya
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  • ISBN-10: 9400741502
  • ISBN-13: 9789400741508
  • DDC: 979
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 286 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Contributors.
1: Introduction and Conceptual Framework.
2: Social Justice in the US-Mexico Border Region.
3: Critical Perspectives on the Border Region.
4: Political Economy and Social Justice in the US-Mexico Border Region.
5: How Citizenship Produces Inclusion and Exclusion on the US-Mexico Border.
6: Violence Against Women at the Border: Binational Problems and Multilayered Solutions.
7: A Theological Perspective on Social Justice in the US-Mexico Border Region.
8: Problems and Opportunities on the U.S. - Mexico Border.
9: Housing, Colonias, and Social Justice in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region.
10: Achieving Health Equity and Social Justice in the US-Mexico Border Region.
11: Mental Health Disparities and Social Justice in the US-Mexico Border Region.
12: Border Health: Inequities, Social Determinants, and the Cases of Tuberculosis and HIV.
13: Environmental Injustice in the US-Mexico Border Region.
14: Migration and Discrimination: Contradictory Discourses Regarding Repatriations in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
15: Moving Forward: Steps in Achieving Border Justice.
16: Education Policies: Standardized Testing, English-Language Learners, and Border Futures.
17: Border Challenges and Ethnic Struggles for Social Justice in Arizona: Hispanic Communities Under Siege.
18: Social Justice at the Border and in the Bordered United States: Implications for Policy and Practice.
Afterword: Peace and JusticeWithout Borders.