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Shared Space
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents, Illustrations
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments, Map of Pimeria Alta
  2. pp. vii-xi
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  1. Introduction: A Fence in the Desert1
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. Chapter 1: Respect and Continuity: The Arts of Death in a Border Community1
  2. pp. 13-33
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  1. Chapter 2: The Magdalena Holy Picture: Religious Folk Art in Two Cultures1
  2. pp. 35-54
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  1. Chapter 3: Cascarones: A Florescent Folk Art Form in Southern Arizona1
  2. pp. 55-66
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  1. Chapter 4: El Tiradito and Juan Soldado: Two Victim Intercessors of the Western Borderlands1
  2. pp. 67-86
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  1. Chapter 5: The Black Christ of
  2. pp. 87-107
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  1. Chapter 6: “The Mormon Cowboy:” An Arizona Cowboy Song and its Community1
  2. pp. 109-122
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  1. Chapter 7: Leonardo Yañez and “El Moro de Cumpas:” A Borderlands Horse-Race Ballad and its Composer
  2. pp. 123-145
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  1. Chapter 8: Baroque Principles of Organization in Contemporary Mexican American Arizona1
  2. pp. 147-164
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  1. A Few Final Words
  2. pp. 165-168
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 169-189
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 191-198
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 199-207
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