What constitutes a border scenario? How translatable and "portable" is the border? What are the borders of phrases surrounding the border? In its 5 sections, Border Transits: Literature and tradition around the Line intends to deal with those concerns because it brings jointly visions of border dynamics from each side of the Atlantic Ocean. the quantity opens with "Part I: (B)orders and features: A Theoretical Intervention," which explores the circle and the pass as spatial configurations of 2 contradictory urges, to split and divide at the one hand, and to welcome and make allowance passage at the different. "Part II: Visions of the Mexican-US Border" zooms in onto the Mexican-United States border because it delves into the border transits among the 2 neighboring nations. yet what occurs once we situate the border at the cultural terrain? How good does the border trip? "Part III: Cultural Intersections" expands the border stumble upon because it bargains with different ways that texts are encoded, registered, appropriated, mimicked and reworked in different cultural texts. "Part IV: Trans-Nations," addresses cases of trans-American relatives stemming from stories of up-rooting and intercultural contacts within the context of mass-migration and migratory flows. eventually, "Part V: Trans-Lations," bargains with the ways that the cultural borderlands suffuse different discourses and cultural practices. the quantity is of curiosity for students and researchers within the box of Border reports, Chicano reviews, "Ethnic Studies," in addition to American Literature and tradition
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