Other Papers and Publications

by David Spener

 

This page lists a selection of other writings by David Spener concerning the themes addressed in Clandestine Crossings: Migrants and Coyotes on the Texas-Mexico Border.  Entries appear in reverse chronological order.  Click on the link provided to access the full text of the paper, article, chapter, or report you wish to read.


 

"Movidas Rascuaches: Strategies of Migrant Resistance at the Mexico-U.S. Border."  2010.  Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 35:2(Fall):9-36.

 “Critical Reflections on the Migration Industry Concept.” 2009.  Paper presented on May 29 at the Migration in the Pacific Rim Workshop held at the University of California at Los Angeles.

“Some Reflections on the Language of Clandestine Migration on the Mexico-U.S. Border.”  2009.  Paper presented on June 11 at the XXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“El apartheid global, el coyotaje y el discurso de la migración clandestina: distinciones entre violencia personal, estructural y cultural.” 2008.  Migración y desarrollo/Migration and Development 10:127-156. 

"Global Apartheid, Coyotaje, and the Discourse of Clandestine Migration: Distinctions between Personal, Structural, and Cultural Violence." 2008.  Migración y desarrollo/Migration and Development 10:127-156. 

“From Bull Connor to Border Walls: Reading Martin Luther King’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ in Light of the Contemporary Immigration Debate."  2008.  Lecture delivered on April 2 in San Antonio, Texas as part of the Trinity University “Food for Thought” luncheon series.  (view video online)

“El eslabón perdido de la migración: el coyotaje en la frontera del sur de Texas y el noreste de México” 2008.  Pp. 365-417 in Pobreza y migración internacional. El caso de México [Poverty and International Migration: The Case of Mexico],  edited by Agustín Escobar Latapí.  Mexico City: Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social/Casa Chata.

Cruces clandestinos y movidas rascuaches: Migrant Resistance at the Mexico-U.S. Border.”  Paper presented on September 6, 2007 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at the 2007 Congress of the Latin American Studies Association.

“Cruces clandestinos: Migrantes, coyotes y capital social en la frontera el noreste de México-sur de Texas.”  2007.  Pp. 119-168 in La Migración a los Estados Unidos y la Frontera Noreste de México [Migration to the United States and the Northeast Border of Mexico], edited by Socorro Arzaluz.  Tijuana, Baja California: El Colegio de la Frontera Norte.

“Mexican Migration to the United States: A Long Twentieth Century of Coyotaje.” Presented at the Research Seminar Series of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies of the University of California-San Diego, September 27, 2005.

“Controlling International Migration through Enforcement: The Case of the United States.”  (with Frank D. Bean) 2004.  Pp. 352-370 in International Migration: Prospects and Policies, edited by Douglas S. Massey and J. Edward Taylor.  New York: Oxford University Press.

“Mexican Migrant-Smuggling: A Cross-Border Cottage Industry.”  2004.  Journal of International Migration and Integration 5:3: 295-320.

"Controlling the Border in El Paso del Norte: Operation Blockade or Operation Charade?"  2003.  Pp. 182-198 in Ethnography at the Border, edited by Pablo Vila.  Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.*

“Narrativas del mal: El coyote mexicano en el drama del cruce fronterizo.”  [Narratives of Evil:  The Mexican Coyote in the Border-Crossing Drama]  2003.  Pp. 379-410 in Más allá de la ciudad letrada: Crónicas y espacios urbanos, edited by Boris Muñoz and Silvia Spitta.  Pittsburgh, PA: Biblioteca de América, University of Pittsburgh. 

“Peril on the Migrant Trail: Immigrants Face Death, Danger to Reach U.S.” 2003.  San Antonio Express-News.  June 8.  p. 1H. 

“El contrabando de migrantes en la frontera de Texas con el nordeste de México: Un mecanismo para la integración del mercado laboral de América del Norte.” 2001.  Espiral: Estudios sobre estado y sociedad 7: 21: 201-247.

"Mitos y realidades de un arquetipo fronterizo: Narrativas sobre el coyote mexicano."  2001.  Paper presented on November 1 in Antigua, Guatemala at the XXIII Congress of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociología.

"Smuggling Mexican Migrants through South Texas: Challenges Posed by Operation Rio Grande."  2001.  Pp. 129-165 in Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives, edited by David J. Kyle and Rey Koslowski.  Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

“The Logic and Contradictions of Intensified Border Enforcement in Texas.”  2000.  Pp. 115-138 in The Wall Around the West: State Borders and Immigration Controls in North America and Europe, edited by Peter Andreas and Timothy Snyder.  Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

The U.S.-Mexico Border: Transcending Divisions, Contesting Identities.  Editor, with Kathleen Staudt.  1998.  Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.  264 pp.

Illegal Mexican Migration and the United States/Mexico Border: The Effects of Operation Hold-the-Line on El Paso/JuárezWith Frank D. Bean and others. 1994.  Research monograph.  Washington, DC: United States Commission on Immigration Reform.  132 pp.

 

Last updated on December 29, 2009.