introduction to unit 2

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Readings: Borders and Boundaries: An Interview with John Sayles, Online  Course Pack West and West, Lone Star (Review), Online Course Pack This week, we consider the challenges and promises of borders, the  places where people encounter their differences.  The most  recognizable border is the geographical border that demarcates the  United States from other nations and territories.  However, we can  think of borders as having other manifestations, such as  psychological, religious, racial and ethnic, and economic.  Think of  your hometown and that way it contains both physical borders and  symbolic borders that divide people into groups.  Of the  Southwest/Mexico border, Gloria Anzaldua writes, "the Borderlands 
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Unformatted text preview: are physically present wherever two or more cultures edge each other, where people of different races occupy the same territory, where under, lower, middle, and upper classes touch, where the space between two individuals shrinks with intimacy." We encounter borders from the micro to the global, as we can see in the movie Lone Star. Director John Sayles explains, ""In a personal sense, a border is where you draw a line and say `This is where I end and somebody else begins.'" As you are doing the readings, make sure you understand the following terms: Social construction Sociopolitical Symbol Motif Accomodation...
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