September 1991
Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;sep1991, Vol. 4 Issue 11, p11
Academic Journal
From a perspective inspired in Max Weber's concepts of social interaction and asymmetries of power, the author leads us through a theoretical reflection on the specific situation of the borderline regions. He underlines the construction of concepts like extension and intensity of the interaction, degree of internationality, and action and reaction between countries with common borders. His proposal is that the specificity of the relations between Mexico and the US, both micro and macrosocially, can be understood as a complex interaction which starts with (generally) economic actions by the US and (generally) political-cultural responses by Mexico given her structural incapability of responding in the same way and with the same intensity.


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