Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. His previous books include On the Edge of the Law: Culture, Labor, and Deviance on the South Texas Border, coauthored with Rosalva Resendiz.


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  1. Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, and Pelados
    A classic account of life on the Texas-Mexico border, Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, and Pelados offers the fullest portrait currently available of the people of the South Texas/Northern Mexico borderlands. First published in 1999,... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2017
    Hardback | £77.00
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  2. The Informal and Underground Economy of the South Texas Border
    Much has been debated about the presence of undocumented workers along the South Texas border, but these debates often overlook the more complete dimension: the region's longstanding, undocumented economies as a whole. Borderlands... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2013
    Paperback | £28.99
  3. On the Edge of the Law
    The Valley of South Texas is a region of puzzling contradictions. Despite a booming economy fueled by free trade and rapid population growth, the Valley typically experiences high unemployment and low per capita income. The region... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2006
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  4. Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, and Pelados
    "The Valley of South Texas," a recent joke goes, "is a great place to live. It's so close to the United States." Culturally, this borderland region is both Mexican and Anglo-American, and its people span the full spectrum, from... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1999
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