Tag Archives: border

cultures and human interactions across and around borders, including national borders, internal borders between ethnic groups, etc.

The Zoning of Post-War Austria

Harrison Holbrook Cor-330 December 3, 2015   The Zoning of Post-World War Austria It was clear from the beginning the four Allied Powers viewed Austria in a different light than other Nazi controlled countries. The question becomes, what made Austria different from other European countries? The short answer is a combination of the strong central […]

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The Chicano Art Movement

My project focused on the Chicano Art Movement, especially in the 1960s through the late 1970s. It focused on several different artists, including Malaquías Montoya and Rupert Garcia. Their works were mostly through silkscreening and poster making, but their stances on certain political and social problems happening in the time around the United States – Mexico […]

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La Búsqueda de la Autenticidad (The Quest for Authenticity)

Something that was touched on in Frontera is how Americans view and consume “Mexican” food. We all know that what you can get at Taco Bell is nowhere close to what Mexican food is. But can we answer why? In my common assignment, I channel my inner Anthony Bourdain and I travel to the border […]

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Mexican Cuisine Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

The epitome of misconception and ignorance with Mexican culture lies within the preconceived ideas of what Mexican cuisine truly is. America provides us with chains like Taco Bell to give us a taste of what this culture can provide. But is Mexican food really tacos, burritos, and enchiladas? I’m here to tell you that is […]

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Matamoros and the Tamaulipas Region

My topic for this assignment was about the city of Matamoros, in a Mexican state called Tamaulipas.  I noticed in class that most of the locations we discussed were towards the eastern side of America, so I went on Google Maps and looked for cities along the US-Mexico border that we either did not mention […]

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