Querencias Series

Miguel A. Gandert and Enrique R. Lamadrid, Series Editors

Querencia is a popular term in the Spanish-speaking world that is used to express a deeply rooted love of place and people. This series promotes a transnational, humanistic, and creative vision of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands based on all aspects of expressive culture, both material and intangible.

Enduring Acequias

Wisdom of the Land, Knowledge of the Water
By Juan Estevan Arellano

Touching on the Middle East, Europe, Mexico, and South America before circling back to New Mexico, Arellano makes a case for preserving the acequia irrigation system and calls for a future that respects the ecological limitations of the land.

Hotel Mariachi

Urban Space and Cultural Heritage in Los Angeles
By Catherine L. KurlandEnrique R. Lamadrid
Photographs by Miguel A. Gandert

Hotel Mariachi is a unique lens through which to view the history and culture of Mexicano California, and provides touching insights into the challenging lives of mariachi musicians.

Sagrado

A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland
By Spencer R. HerreraLevi Romero
Photographs by Robert Kaiser

Sagrado is neither a search for identity nor a quest for a homeland but an affirmation of an ever-evolving cultural landscape. Embedded at the heart of this remarkable book, in which prose, photographs, and poems complement each other, is a photopoetic journey across the Chicano Southwest.

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