On the Borders of Love and Power: Families and Kinship in the Intercultural American

Posted in Anthologies, Books, History, Law, Native Americans/First Nation, United States, Women on 2020-07-08 22:52Z by Steven

On the Borders of Love and Power: Families and Kinship in the Intercultural American

University of California Press
July 2012
366 pages
Illustrations: 19 b/w photographs, 1 map, 1 table
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Hardcover ISBN: 9780520272385
Paperback ISBN: 9780520272392
eBook ISBN: 9780520951341

Edited by:

David Wallace Adams, Professor of History
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

Crista DeLuzio, Associate Professor and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor of History
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Embracing the crossroads that made the region distinctive this book reveals how American families have always been characterized by greater diversity than idealizations of the traditional family have allowed. The essays show how family life figured prominently in relations to larger struggles for conquest and control.

Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction / David Wallace Adams and Crista DeLuzio
    • 1. Breaking and Remaking Families: The Fostering and Adoption of Native American Children in Non-Native Families in the American West, 1880–1940 / Margaret Jacobs
    • 2. Becoming Comanches: Patterns of Captive Incorporation into Comanche Kinship Networks, 1820–1875 / Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez
    • 3. “Seeking the Incalculable Benefit of a Faithful, Patient Man and Wife”: Families in the Federal Indian Service, 1880–1925 / Cathleen D. Cahill
    • 4. Hard Choices: Mixed-Race Families and Strategies of Acculturation in the U.S. West after 1848 / Anne F. Hyde
    • 5. Family and Kinship in the Spanish and Mexican Borderlands: A Cultural Account / Ramón A. Gutiérrez
    • 6. Love, Honor, and the Power of Law: Probating the Ávila Estate in Frontier California / Donna C. Schuele
    • 7. “Who has a greater job than a mother?” Defining Mexican Motherhood on the U.S.-Mexico Border in the Early Twentieth Century / Monica Perales
    • 8. Borderlands/La Familia: Mexicans, Homes, and Colonialism in the Early Twentieth-Century Southwest / Pablo Mitchell
    • 9. Intimate Ties: Marriage, Families, and Kinship in Eighteenth-Century Pueblo Communities / Tracy Brown
    • 10. The Paradox of Kinship: Native-Catholic Communities in Alta California, 1769–1840s / Erika Pérez
    • 11. Territorial Bonds: Indenture and Affection in Intercultural Arizona, 1864–1894 / Katrina Jagodinsky
    • 12. Writing Kit Carson in the Cold War: “The Family,” “The West,” and Their Chroniclers / Susan Lee Johnson
  • Selected Bibliography
  • List of Contributors
  • Index
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On the Borders of Love and Power: Families and Kinship in the Intercultural American West

Posted in Family/Parenting, History, Live Events, Native Americans/First Nation, New Media, United States on 2010-01-26 20:02Z by Steven

On the Borders of Love and Power: Families and Kinship in the Intercultural American West

Saturday, 2010-02-27, 08:15 – 16:30 CST (Local Time)
Dallas Hall, McCord Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Southern Methodist University
3225 University Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205

Announcing the 2009-10 Annual Public Symposium
Co-sponsored by:

  • The Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico
  • Institute for the Study of the American West at the Autry National Center
  • The William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University

In the U.S. West the history of the family includes stories of Comanche warriors, Pueblo Indian women, Catholic priests, children of the fur trade, Mexican mothers, and Washington policy makers. These and other topics are part of the symposium’s exploration of the multiple ways in which women, men, and children, across time and space, were linked by bonds of love, power, and obligation. Later these presentations will become a book of essays.

After an initial meeting and public program held in the fall at the University of New Mexico, participants will gather at SMU on Saturday, February 27, 2010 to present their revised papers. Their final essays will be published as a book for course adoption as well as for the general public.

Continuing Education Credit: this symposium has been approved for Continuing Education Credit for teachers.

Symposium Co-organizers:

Crista DeLuzio
Southern Methodist University

David Wallace Adams
Cleveland State University

For more information, click here.

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