A Shared Space

Folklife of the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands

by James S. Griffith

Where it divides Arizona and Sonora, the international boundary between Mexico and the United States is both a political reality, literally expressed by a fence, and, to a considerable degree, a cultural illusion. Mexican, Anglo, and Native American cultures straddle the fence; people of various ethnic backgrounds move back and forth across the artificial divide, despite increasing obstacles to free movement. On either side is found a complex cultural mix of ethnic, religious, and occupational groups. In A Shared Space James Griffith examines many of the distinctive folk expressions of this varied cultural region.


James S. Griffith has served as director of the Southwest Folklore Center at the University of Arizona Library. He is the author of numerous books and a frequent contributor to Arizona Illustrated television news program (channel KUAT), a PBS affiliate at the University of Arizona.

Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $27.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87421-187-0
  • Publication Year: 1995
  • Pages: 224
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by James S. Griffith
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-187-0
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