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

David Wallace Adams and Crista DeLuzio


On the Borders of Love and Power explores relationships between family life and larger structures of social and political power in the intercultural American Southwest from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries. The essays document a range of ways in which various ethnocultural groups, particularly Anglo-Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics, construed and experienced family and kinship relations in particular times and places in the history of the Southwest, and they demonstrate that when these peoples met, conflicts and negotiations over family life figured prominently in relati ... More

Keywords: kinship, family, love, power, intercultural, Southwest, Hispanics, Native Americans, Anglo-Americans, conquest

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520272385
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520272385.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Wallace Adams, editor

Crista DeLuzio, editor

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David Wallace Adams and Crista DeLuzio

Part One Diverse Families and Racial Hierarchy

2 Becoming Comanches

Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez

4 Hard Choices

Anne F. Hyde

Part Two Law, Order, and the Regulation of Family Life

Part Three Borderland Cultures and Family Relationships

9 Intimate Ties

Tracy Brown

11. Territorial Bonds

Katrina Jagodinsky