Constructing Identities: The Interaction of National, Gender and Racial Borders

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Antonio Medina-Rivera, Lee Wilberschied
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Jul 26, 2013 - History - 262 pages
The basic concern of border studies is to examine and analyze interactions that occur when two groups come into contact with one another. Acculturation and globalization are at the heart of border studies, and cultural studies scholars try to describe the possible interactions in terms of conflicts and resolutions that become the result of those possible encounters. The present book is a peer-reviewed selection of papers presented during the IV Crossing Over Symposium at Cleveland State University held in October, 2011, and it is a follow-up to our discussion on border studies. The main focus of this volume is historical, [inter]national, gender and racial borders, and the implications that all of them have in the construction of an identity.


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Antonio Medina-Rivera is Professor of Spanish and Linguistics at Cleveland State University. His areas of study include Spanish in the US, US Hispanic literature, Puerto Rican literature, and cultural studies. He has organized the Crossing Over International Symposium in Cleveland, Ohio every other year since 2005.

Lee Wilberschied is Associate Professor of Spanish and Foreign Language Instruction at Cleveland State University. She teaches courses in Spanish, bilingual education, and second language acquisition. Her research has included recruitment and retention of pre-service and inservice foreign and second language teachers, service learning in language instruction and teacher training, and peer mentoring.

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