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On the Edge grew out of a life-time spent dwelling and touring around the American Southwest, from San Antonio to l. a.. Char Miller examines this borderland zone via a native's eyes and contemplates its enormous conflicts. inner to a number of the US states and Mexico's northern tier, there are struggles over water, debates over undocumented immigrants, the criminalizing of the border, and the region's evolution right into a no-man's land.

The booklet investigates how we are living in this contested land --how we make our position in its oft-arid terrain; an surroundings that burns simply and floods frequently and defies our efforts to nestle in its foothills, canyons, and washes.

Exploring the demanding situations within the Southwest of studying the best way to stay inside of this complicated traditional method whereas greedy its old and environmental frameworks. knowing those framing units is necessary to achieving the political lodgings essential to construct a extra beneficiant society, a extra liveable panorama, and a extra simply neighborhood, no matter what our documented prestige or species.

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On the Edge: Water, Immigration, and Politics in the Southwest

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