Culturing Interface

Identity, Communication, and Chinese Transnationalism

by Hsin-I Cheng (Author)
Textbook X, 226 Pages


This book investigates the experiences of a Chinese and Taiwanese community on the U.S.-Mexico border from a critical communication perspective. Based on ethnographic material from El Paso/Juárez, the book critically explores the processes of identity-crafting in accordance with the global geopolitical landscape. By examining the everyday communications within a group of transnational travelers and dwellers in between boundaries, the book illustrates how cultural practices and identities are strategically accomplished through communication.
In tracing the forces behind these transnational movements and understanding the multiple worlds of travelers and dwellers, Culturing Interface brings to light the previously unheard voices of the Chinese people on the U.S.-Mexico border.


X, 226
ISBN (Hardcover)
Ciudad Juárez Cultural Relation El Paso (Tex.) Chinesischer Einwanderer Ethnische Identität Transnationalisierung Cultural Assimilation Intercultural Communication Ethnology Identity-Taxes Mexico /History Race Relation
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2008. X, 226 pp.

Biographical notes

Hsin-I Cheng (Author)

The Author: Hsin-I Cheng is Assistant Professor of Communication at Santa Clara University in California. She received her Ph.D. in communication studies from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has contributed to the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Language and Intercultural Communication, and The Rhetoric of Western Thought.


Title: Culturing Interface