Visualizing the U.S.-Mexico Frontera
In Border Spaces, Katherine G. Morrissey, John-Michael H. Warner, and other essayists build on the insights of border dwellers, or fronterizos, and draw on two interrelated fields—border art history and border studies. The editors engage in a conversation on the physical landscape of the border and its representations through time, art, and architecture.
The volume is divided into two linked sections—one on border histories of built environments and the second on border art histories. Each section begins with a “conversation” essay—co-authored by two leading interdisciplinary scholars in the relevant fields—that weaves together the book’s thematic questions with the ideas and essays to follow.
Border Spaces is prompted by art and grounded in an academy ready to consider the connections between art, land, and people in a binational region.
Geraldo Luján Cadava
Mary E. Mendoza
Sarah J. Moore
Katherine G. Morrissey
Rebecca M. Schreiber
Ila N. Sheren
John-Michael H. Warner
"This book is of clear interest to anyone wishing to learn more about US-Mexico border and borderland history, to the way it has been represented and created, and to those seeking a transformative way of doing and presenting history."—Henry Way, Historical Geography
“These compelling essays create a visual history of the U.S.-Mexico border. There is no other study of its kind that as effectively gathers together histories of various types with a focus on representations of race and place.”—Kate Bonansinga, author of Curating at the Edge: Artists Respond to the U.S./Mexico Border
“A dynamic and engaging read, offering new insights into cultural production in the borderlands. The combination of well-established and new voices is refreshing.”—Gabriela Muñoz, Arizona Commission on the Arts