Gilberto Rosas is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latina/o Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of
Alejandro Lugo, 2023. "Reimagining Culture and Power against Late Industrial Capitalism and Other Forms of Conquest through Border Theory and Analysis", The Border Reader, Gilberto Rosas, Mireya Loza
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This chapter traces the nature of industrial capitalism as a new form of conquest throughout the past century and the present at the US-Mexico border. Alejandro Lugo’s examination of the region reveals relational conceptions of class and changing conceptions of culture from “shared cultural patterns” to “fragmented cultural borderlands” in the life of working-class border people.