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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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LALS 246 - The U.S.-Mexico Border: Capital, State, and Nation

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as GEOG 246 ) Born in large part of violence, conquest and dispossession, the United States-Mexico border region has evolved over almost two centuries into a site of intense economic growth and trade, demographic expansion, ethno-cultural interaction, and political geographic conflict. The course focuses on these processes over space and time as they relate to capitalist production, state-making, and nation-building on both sides of the international divide. In doing so, the course considers the U.S.-Mexico borderlands as a region, one characterized by dynamic transboundary ties and myriad forms of socio-spatial difference. Joseph Nevins.

Two 75-minute periods.



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