Borderlands of Modernity and Abandonment: The Lines within Ambos Nogales and the Tohono O’odham Nation

Cadava, Geraldo L.
September 2011
Journal of American History;Sep2011, Vol. 98 Issue 2, p362
Academic Journal
The article discusses the Mexican-U.S. border, comparing the borderlands of Arizona's Tohono O’odham reservation and Ambos Nogales, or the community of Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. It focuses on the period since the mid-twentieth century, examining border walls and border complexes. The author explores questions of modernity and comments on economic exchange, border enforcement, and immigration. The Sonoran O’odham's relations with the Mexican government and with the O’odham in Arizona are also considered.


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