Hermosillo: El Colegio de Sonora, 2006. first reprinting. Paperback. 254p., wrps. Fine. Item #22828
This edited volume analyzes various projects conducted under the auspices of the bi-national Transborder Consortium for Research and Action into Gender and Health on the Mexico-United States Border. The goal of this Consortium is to establish a new model of academic collaboration with the border community, by adopting a gendered perspective and directed by community health workers and scholars on both sides of the border. Thus, this book addresses the diverse interconnections of places, borders, gender constructions, and health. The seven chapters highlight the multiplicity of women's migratory experiences and present the results and practical recommendations from five different participatory-action projects authored by different groups from the US and Mexico involved in the Consortium. The Consortium's objective of breaking down political and geographic barriers between researchers, community workers, and the participants in the study areas is carried throughout all of the chapters.