Managed Migrations: Growers, Farmworkers, and Border Enforcement in the Twentieth Century
By Cristina Salinas, Associate Professor of History
Winner of the 2020 National Association for Chicano and Chicano Studies Book Award, Managed Migrations examines the development of the agricultural industry on the border alongside the changing methods of border enforcement in the Rio Grande Valley during the past century. “It’s a historical account of the relationship between workers and growers, industry, and labor on the border and the role of the Border Patrol in shaping those relations,” Dr. Salinas says. “The law and the practices in the 20th century were fashioned by the realities of a growing industrial and agricultural sector along the border. Much of our current immigration law came out of what was going on in the 20th century.”
Demystifying Hospice: Inside the Stories of Patients and Caregivers
By Karen J. Clayton (’86 MA, Sociology and anthropology)
Demystifying Hospice is a collection of stories intended to help those in medicine, caregivers, and patients be more comfortable using hospice at the appropriate time.
Getting Signed: Record Contracts, Musicians, and Power in Society
By David Arditi, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Getting Signed provides an analysis of musicians’ contract aspirations as a cultural phenomenon that reproduces modes of power and economic exploitation, unfolding how the ideology of getting signed created a mythos of guaranteed success, even in an era when power is being redefined by digital technologies.
The Eyes of Faith
By Vempre Terrell Jr. (‘16 Med, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies)
Through personal anecdotes, Vempre Terrell Jr. shares how he began to live a more mindful, positive lifestyle. In doing so, The Eyes of Faith provides readers with a set of tools to overcome life’s challenges.