First EditionCatherine Cucinella©2016
What are borders? Who are border crossers? These questions and others are addressed by readings from cultural scholars, economists, novelists, poets, political theorists, travel writers, and others in Border Crossings. Through a variety of questions and activies you'll delve into this complex issue in an informed and thoughtful way.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Are Borders?Robert Frost, Mending WallAlexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen, A Very Bordered WorldStuart Elden, Territory without BordersReed Karaim, Building WallsMark Stein, How the States Got Their ShapesChapter 2: Why Do Geographical Borders Matter?Gloria Anzaldúa, To Live in the Borderlands Means YouNorma Cantú, Living on the Border: A Wound that Will Not HealPaul Theroux, The Country Just over the FenceLeslie R. Alm and Ross E. Burkhart, Canada-U.S. Border Communities: What the People Have to SayHeewon Chang, Re-Examining the Rhetoric of the "Cultural Border"Bill Moyers and Sherman Alexie, Sherman Alexie on Living Outside Cultural BordersThe Provincial Freeman, Mason and Dixon’s LineKate DeVan Filer, Our Most Famous BorderU.S. Congress, The Missouri CompromiseChapter 3: How Do Borders Influence the Ways We Write and Speak?Gloria Anzaldúa, How to Tame a Wild TongueManuel Muñoz, Leave Your Name at the BorderAmy Tan, Mother TongueFrançois Grosjean, Change of Language, Change of PersonalitySteve Inskeep and Michele Norris, Living in Two Worlds, but with Just One LanguageKarla D. Scott, Communication Strategies across Cultural BordersKristen Hawley Turner, Digitalk: A New Literacy for a Digital GenerationChapter 4: Does Creativity Transcend Borders?Elizabeth Bishop, The MapOmar Akram, Can Music Bridge Cultures and Promote Peace?John M. Eger, Art as a Universal LanguageAnn Marie Leimer, Cruel Beauty, Precarious Breath: Visualizing the U.S.-Mexico BorderGabriela Valdivia, Joseph Palis, and Matthew Reilly, Borders, Border-Crossing, and Political Art in North CarolinaDavid Avalos, Border Fence as Möbius StripNaomi Shihab Nye, Poetry PeddlerChapter 5: Can We Rethink a World without Borders?Gabriel Popescu, Borders in the Era of GlobalizationDavid Kinkela, Neil Maher, and Donald Worster, Revisiting a "World without Borders": An Interview with Donald WorsterMichael A. Clemens, A World without Borders Makes Economic SenseShaun Raviv, If People Could Immigrate Anywhere, Would Poverty Be Eliminated?Stefany Anne Golberg, World without BordersMarilyn Chin, Monologue: Grandmother Wong’s New Year Blessings