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Cities and Citizenship at the U.S.-Mexico Border: The Paso del Norte Metropolitan Region Kathleen Staudt

Cities and Citizenship at the U.S.-Mexico Border: The Paso del Norte Metropolitan Region

Kathleen Staudt

Published March 10th 2011
ISBN : 9781282992672
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272 pages
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 About the Book 

At the center of the 2,000 mile U.S.-Mexico border, a sprawling transnational urban space has mushroomed into a metropolitan region with over two million people whose livelihoods depend on global manufacturing, cross-border trade, and border control jobs. Our volume advances knowledge on urban space, gender, education, security, and work, focusing on Ciudad Juarez, the export-processing (maquiladora) manufacturing capital of the Americas and the infamous site of femicide and outlier murder rates connected with arms and drug trafficking. Given global economic trends, this transnational urban region is a likely paradigmatic future for other world regions.