¿Fronteras marginales? Vida cotidiana y problemáticas actuales en la franja fronteriza Chiapas-Guatemala
San Cristobal de Las Casas: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Centro de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias sobre Chiapas y la Frontera Sur, 2021. First Edition. Paperback. 303p., photos, bibll., indices, wrps. New. Item #78723
Throughout the works presented in this book, the diversity of ways in which border relations can be observed and unraveled in the limits of two national States can be appreciated. As the authors point out, it all depends on what you want to see and point to. The book is the final result of a collective and multidisciplinary research project; The works are integrated by the driving force of daily life in the Chiapas-Guatemala border strip and how the idea of this is perceived among its inhabitants. Such concerns try to be exposed and analyzed in each of the chapters. The southern border has been the subject of research from the social sciences, but in recent years the interest in the border territory has increased and this is due to the geopolitical importance it has gained. This border is the entrance to Central America, a region of undoubted economic and political interest of international powers. It is also the gateway for an increasing number of people from Central America and other latitudes who are trying to reach the United States. A fact that adds interest to the subject is that until two centuries ago Chiapas was part of Guatemala. This situation has different ways of working along the border territory. There are spaces in which it is practically not perceptible where one country ends and the other begins, and there are sections in which the division is clearly marked by the presence of the national State through its institutions.