It is hard to stress the importance of the Mexico-USA border as a different socioeconomic reality for both the countries it separates. An analysis of its ever changing nature requires the state of the art, multidisciplinary approach this book provides. Sociocultural processes, demography, history, native frontier populations, migrant worker issues, political affiliations, tourism, Chicano culture, the border as seen in the movies, border art movements and literature are all discussed in their actuality by 14 Mexican specialists. A valuable reference for every researcher on border issues, a must read for every concerned border dweller.