University of Texas at El Paso
Josiah Heyman
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Josiah McC. Heyman, Ph.D.
(City University of New York, 1988)

Director, Center for Interamerican and Border Studies

Professor of Anthropology

Endowed Professor of Border Trade Issues

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Old Main, Room 210
El Paso, TX 79968-0558 

PHONE: (915) 747-8745 
FAX: (915) 747-5505 

Josiah McC. Heyman, Ph.D.

Major Publications (* = Refereed Journal or Book)

Books and Edited Journal Issues

*2017    Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez and Josiah Heyman, eds., The U.S.-Mexico Transborder Region: Cultural Dynamics and Historical Interactions (Tucson: University of Arizona Press).

*2004    Josiah McC. Heyman and Hilary Cunningham, eds.,“Movement on the Margins: Mobilities and Enclosures at Borders,” special issue of Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 11(3)Fall 2004

*1999    States and Illegal Practices, edited by Josiah Heyman (Oxford: Berg Publishers).

*1998    Finding a Moral Heart for U.S. Immigration Policy: An Anthropological Perspective, American Ethnological Society, Monographs in Human Policy Issues.  (Washington, D.C.: American Anthropological Association).

*1991    Life and Labor on the Border: Working People of Northeastern Sonora, Mexico, 1886-1986 (Tucson: University of Arizona Press).
Scholarly Articles & Book Chapters/Other Items of Public Interest

2017 Heyman, Josiah, “Why Caution is Needed Before Hiring Additional Border Patrol Agents
and ICE Officers,” invited public policy paper. Washington, DC: American Immigration Council.

2017 Heyman, Josiah, “Border Thinking: Exclude or Relate,” NACLA Border Wars Blog.

*2017 Heyman, Josiah, “Introduction,” in Vélez-Ibáñez, Carlos, and Josiah Heyman, eds., The
U.S.-Mexico Transborder Region: Cultural Dynamics and Historical Interactions (Tucson: University of Arizona Press), pp. 3-7.

*2017 Heyman, Josiah, “Contributions of U.S.-Mexico Border Studies to Social Science Theory,”
in Vélez-Ibáñez, Carlos, and Josiah Heyman, eds., The U.S.-Mexico Transborder Region: Cultural Dynamics and Historical Interactions (Tucson: University of Arizona Press), pp. 44-64.

*2017 Heyman, Josiah, and Amado Alarcón, “Spanish-English Bilingualism in Uneven and Combined Relations,” in Vélez-Ibáñez, Carlos, and Josiah Heyman, eds., The U.S.-Mexico Transborder Region: Cultural Dynamics and Historical Interactions (Tucson: University of Arizona Press), pp. 157-168.

*2016 Heyman, Josiah McC., and Amado Alarcon, "Border Speech Between Two National Linguistic Ideologies: The Case of El Paso Bilingual Call Centres," in Kiran Mirchandani and Winifred R. Poster, eds., Borders in Service: Enactment of Nationhood in Transnational Call Centres, pp. 210-241. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

*2016 Heyman, Josiah McC. “Conclusion,” in James G. Carrier, ed., After the Crisis: Anthropological Thought, Neoliberalism, and the Aftermath, pp. 175-189.  London and New York: Routledge.

2016 Heyman, Josiah McC. "Unequal Relationships Between Unauthorized Migrants and the Wider Society: Production, Reproduction, Mobility, and Risk," Anthropology of Work Review 37(1): 44-48.

*2016 Staudt, Kathleen, and Josiah McC. Heyman, “Immigrants Organize Against Everyday Life Victimization,” in Rich Furman, Greg Lamphear, and Douglas Epps, eds., The Immigrant Other: Lived Experiences in a Transnational World, pp. 75-89.

2016 Heyman, Josiah McC., "Public Policy Struggles: A View from the United States-Mexico Border," Practicing Anthropology 38(1): 47-48.

*2016 Salinas, Jennifer J., Josiah M. Heyman, and Louis D. Brown, “Financial Barriers to Health Care

Among Mexican Americans with Chronic Disease and Depression or Anxiety in El Paso, Texas,” Journal of Transcultural Nursing, on-line first, doi:10.1177/1043659616660362

*2016 Lapeyrouse, Lisa M., Patricia Y. Miranda, Osvaldo F. Morera, Josiah McC. Heyman, and Hector G. Balcazar, “Healthcare Use and Mammography Among Latinas With and Without Health Insurance Near the US-Mexico Border,” Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (first published on-line, DOI 10.1007/s40615-016-0227-y)

2016 Heyman, Josiah McC. “Discussion of Frontiers of fear: immigration and insecurity in the United States and Europe,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 42(4): 693-696.

*2015 Salinas, Jennifer J.; de Heer, Hendrik D.; Lapeyrouse, Lisa M.; Heyman, Josiah M.; and Balcázar, Hector Guillermo, “Insurance Status Is a Greater Barrier Than Income or Acculturation to Chronic Disease Screening in the Mexican Origin Population in El Paso, Texas,” Hispanic Health Care International, 13(4): 197-208.

2015 Campbell, Howard, and Josiah McC. Heyman “Illicit Economies and State (less) Geographies–The Politics of Illegality: A Commentary,” Territory, Politics, Governance 3(4): 469-72.

2015 Heyman, Josiah McC., “Political-Ethical Dilemmas Participant Observed,” in Sam Beck and Carl A. 
Maida, eds., Public Anthropology in a Borderless World, pp. 118-143. New York and Oxford: Berghahn. 2015 Heyman, Josiah, and Merlyn D. Heyman, “Occupy in a Border City: El Paso, Texas, U.S.A.” in Todd
Comer, ed., What Comes After Occupy?: The Regional Politics of Resistance, pp. 104-123, Newcastle
upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

*2014 Alarcón, Amado, Antonio Di Paolo, Josiah Heyman and María Cristina Morales,“The Occupational Location of Spanish–English Bilinguals in the New Information Economy: The Health and Criminal Justice Sector in the US Borderlands with Mexico,” in Callahan, Rebecca M. & Gándara, Patricia C. (Eds.).  The Bilingual Advantage: Language, Literacy, and the Labor Market, pp. 110-137.  Multilingual Matters: Clevedon, U.K.

*2014 Alarcón, Amado, Antonio Di Paolo, Josiah Heyman and María Cristina Morales, “Returns to Spanish–English Bilingualism in the New Information Economy: The Health and Criminal Justice Sectors in the Texas Border and Dallas-Tarrant Counties,” in Callahan, Rebecca M. & Gándara, Patricia C. (Eds.).  The Bilingual Advantage: Language, Literacy, and the Labor Market, 138-159.  Multilingual Matters: Clevedon, U.K.

2014 Heyman, Josiah McC. “Policing and Security,” in Donald Nonini, ed., A Companion to Urban Anthropology, pp. 271-290.  Malden, MA: Wiley.

*2014 Heyman, Josiah McC. “The Border Network for Human Rights: From Community Organizing to Public Policy Action,” City & Society 26(1): 73-95.

*2014 Alarcón, Amado, and Josiah Heyman, “From "Spanish-Only" Cheap Labor to Stratified Bilingualism: Language, Markets and Institutions on the US-Mexico Border,” International Journal of the Sociology of Language 227: 101-117.

2014 Heyman, Josiah McC., Nicholas Fischer, and James Loucky, “Immigrants and

Immigration,” in Martin Parker, George Cheney, Valérie Fournier and Chris Land, eds., The Routledge Companion to Alternative Organization, pp. 135-150.  London and New York: Routledge.

*2014 Heyman, Josiah McC. “‘Illegality’ and the U.S.-Mexico Border: How It Is Produced and Resisted,” in Cecilia Menjívar and Daniel Kanstroom, eds., Constructing Illegality in America: Immigrant Experiences, Critiques, and Responses, pp. 111-135  New York and Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 

2014 Heyman, Josiah McC. “Commentary” [on four articles in special section, The dialectics of migration: part 2], Dialectical Anthropology on-line first, DOI 10.1007/s10624-014-9343-4

2013 Martínez, Daniel E., Jeremy Slack, and Josiah McC. Heyman, “Bordering on Criminal: The
Routine Abuse of Migrants in the Removal System. Part I: Migrant Mistreatment While in U.S. Custody,” Washington, DC: Immigration Policy Center.


 *2013 de Heer HD, Salinas J, Lapeyrouse LM, Heyman J, Morera OF, Balcazar HG. “Binational utilization and barriers to care among Mexican American border residents with diabetes,” Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica, 34(3):147–54.


*2013 de Heer HD, Balcázar HG, Morera OF, Lapeyrouse L, Heyman JM, Salinas J, Zambrana RE. “Barriers to care and comorbidities along the U.S.-Mexico border,” Public Health Reports 128(6): 480-488.

2013 Heyman, Josiah McC. “The Study of Illegality and Legality: Which Way Forward?” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 36(2): 304-307

2013 Heyman, Josiah McC. “Capitalismo, movilidad desigual y la gobernanza de la frontera México-Estados Unidos,” in Alejandra Aquino, Amarela Varela, and Frédéric Décosse, eds., Desafiando fronteras: Control de la movilidad y experiencias migratorias en el contexto capitalista, pp. 25-40. México, DF: Frontera Press/Sur+.

*2013  "A Voice of the US Southwestern Border: The 2012 “We the Border: Envisioning a Narrative for Our Future” Conference" Journal on Migration and Human Security 1(2): 60-75.

2013   “Political Economy,” in James G. Carrier and Deborah Gewertz, eds., Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology, pp. 88-106. London: Bloomsbury Academic.


*2013  Alarcón, Amado, and Josiah McC. Heyman, “Bilingual Call Centers at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Location and Linguistic Markers of Exploitability,” Language in Society 42:1-21.

*2013 Luykx, Aurolyn, and Josiah Heyman “The limits of critical pedagogy: teaching about structural obstacles to students who overcame them,” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 26: 346-368.

*2013 WL Hargrove, DM Borrok, JM Heyman, CW Tweedie, CFerregut, “Water, climate, and social change in a fragile landscape,” Ecosphere4(2)art22

2012   “Capitalism and US policy at the Mexican border,” Dialectical Anthropology 36 (3-4): 263-77.

2012 “Culture Theory and the US–Mexico Border,” In Hastings Donnan and Thomas Wilson, eds., A Companion to Border Studies, pp. 48-65. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

2012    Heyman, Josiah McC., and John Symons, “Borders,” in Didier Fassin, ed., A Companion to Moral Anthropology, pp. 540-557.  Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

 *2012 “Political Economy and Social Justice in the US-Mexico Border Region,” in Mark Lusk, Kathleen Staudt, and Eva Moya, eds., Social Justice In The U.S.-Mexico Border Region, pp. 41-59. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Verlag.

*2012 Greenberg, James B., and Josiah McC. Heyman, “Neoliberal Capital and the Mobility Approach in Anthropology,” in James B. Greenberg, Thomas Weaver, Anne Browning-Aiken, and William L. Alexander, eds., Neoliberalism and Commodity Production in Mexico, pp. 241-68. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

*2012  “Constructing a ‘Perfect’ Wall: Race, Class, and Citizenship in US-Mexico Border Policing,” in Pauline Gardiner Barber and Winnie Lem, eds., Migration in the 21st Century: Political Economy and Ethnography, pp. 153-74 (New York and London: Routledge).

*2012 “Class Consciousness in a Complicated Setting: Race,Immigration Status, Nationality, and Classon the U.S.-Mexico Border,” in E. Paul Durrenberger, ed., TheAnthropological Study of Class and Consciousness, pp. 223-248. Boulder:University Press of Colorado.

2012    Heyman, Josiah McC., and Howard Campbell.  “The Militarization of the United States-Mexico Border Region,” Revista de Estudos Universitários [Universidade de Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brasil] 38(1): 75-94.  (Special issue: Militarização nas Américas).

*2012  Alarcón A., Amado, and Josiah McC. Heyman.  “Limites socioeconómicos a la extensión de la lengua española en los Estados Unidos,” REIS: Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicos 139: 3-20.

*2012  Smith, Curtis, Ernesto Castañeda, and Josiah McC. Heyman.  “The Homeless and Occupy El Paso: Creating Community among the 99%,” Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural, and Political Protest, DOI:10.1080/14742837.2012.704179.

*2012 “Construcción y uso de tipologías: movilidad geográfica desigual en la frontera México-Estados Unidos”, in Marina Ariza y Laura Velasco Ortiz (coords.), Métodos cualitativos y su aplicación empírica: Por los caminos de la investigación sobre migración internacional, pp. 419-54. México, DF: Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, UNAM, y El Colegio de la Frontera Norte.
2012 “La ofensiva anti-inmigración y las respuestas pro-inmigración de los Estados Unidos,” inRoberto Sánchez Benítez, coord., Economía, politíca, y cultura transfronteriza: 5 ensayos, pp. 55-72. Monterrey, NL, México: CECyTE NL-CAEIP (Proyecto Centro de Altos Estudios e Investigaciones Pedagogicas).

 *2012 “Eric R. Wolf,” Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology. John L. Jackson, ed. New York:Oxford University Press. .

2012 Castañeda, Ernesto, and Josiah McC. Heyman, “Is theSouthwestern Border Really Unsafe?” Scholars Strategy Network, BasicFacts Brief,

*2011 "An Academic in an Activist Coalition: Recognizing and Bridging Role Conflicts. Annals ofAnthropological Practice 35(2): 136-153.

2011 "Guns, Drugs, and Money: Tackling the Real Threats to Border Security" (invited public policypaper). Washington, DC: Immigration Policy Center. 

2011 "Essay: The U.S. Political Community: Anti-Immigration Sentiment and Issues of Race, Class,Gender, Conscience, and Political Belief," in Anti-Immigrationism in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia. Kathleen Arnold, ed. Vol. 2, pp. 795-806. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood. Also entries on Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and Immigration Enforcement since the 1970s.

*2011 Heyman, Josiah McC., and Howard Campbell, "Afterword: Crime on and Across Borders," inSmugglers, Brothels, and Twine: Historical Perspectives on Contraband and Vice in North America's Borderlands. Elaine Carey and Andrae M. Marak, eds., pp. 177-190. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

2011 "Cuatro temas en los estudios de la frontera contemporánea," in Natalia Ribas Mateos, ed., El Río Bravo Mediterráneo: Las Regiones Fronterizas en la Epoca de la Globalización, Edicions Bellaterra, Barcelona.

 2011 Núñez, Guillermina G. and Josiah McC. Heyman. "Comunidades de inmigrantes “atrapadas” en los procesos de control de la libre circulación: consecuencias de la intensificación de la vigilancia en la zona fronteriza México-Estados Unidos." In Migración y Seguridad: nuevo desafío en México. Editora: Natalia Armijo Canto. Mexico: Casede. Translation of Núñez and Heyman, 2007, citation below.

 * 2011 L. M. Lapeyrouse, O. Morera, J. McC. Heyman, M. A. Amaya, N. E. Pingitore and H. Balcazar, "A Profile of US-Mexico Border Mobility Among a Stratified Random Sample of Hispanics Living in the El Paso-Juarez Area," Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, on-line first, DOI: 10.1007/s10903-011-9453-x

*2010 “The State and Mobile People at the U.S.-Mexico Border,” in Winnie Lem and Pauline Gardiner Barber, eds., Class, Contention, and a World in Motion, pp. 58-78 (Oxford: Berghahn Press).

 *2010 "US-Mexico Border Cultures and the Challenge of Asymmetrical Interpenetration," in Hastings Donnan and Thomas M. Wilson, eds., Borderlands: Ethnographic Approaches to Security, Power, and Identity, pp. 21-34 (Lanham, MD: University Press of America).

*2010 Talavera, Victor S., Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri, and Josiah McC. Heyman, "Deportation in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: Anticipation, Experience, and Memory," in Nicholas De Genova and Nathalie Peutz, editors, The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement, pp. 166-95 (Durham, NC: Duke University Press).

2010 "Activism in Anthropology: Exploring the Present through Eric R. Wolf’s Vietnam-Era Work" [invited essay] Dialectical Anthropology 34(2): 287-293.

2010 Heyman, Josiah McC., and Howard Campbell, “Bordering Culture: The U.S.-Mexico Case,” in E. Paul Durrenberger and Suzan Erem, eds., Paradigms for Anthropology: An Ethnographic Reader, pp. 189-201 (Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers).

*2009 Josiah McC. Heyman, Guillermina Gina Núñez, and Victor Talavera, “Health CareAccess and Barriers for Unauthorized Immigrants in El Paso County, Texas,” Family and Community Health, 32(1): 4–21.

*2009 Heyman, Josiah McC., Maria Cristina Morales, and Guillermina Gina Núñez, "Engaging with the Immigrant Human Rights Movement in a Besieged Border Region: What Do Applied Social Scientists Bring to the Policy Process?" NAPA Bulletin [National Association for the Practice of Anthropology] 31: 13–29.

*2009 Heyman, Josiah McC., and Howard Campbell, “The Anthropology of Global Flows: A Critical Reading of Appadurai’s “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy” Anthropological Theory 9(2): 131–148.

2009 “Ports of Entry in the ‘Homeland Security’ Era: Inequality of Mobility and the Securitization ofTransnational Flows,” in Samuel Martínez, ed., International Migration and Human Rights: The Global Repercussions of U.S. Policy, pp. 44-59. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

*2009 "Trust, Privilege, and Discretion in the Governance of the US Borderlands with Mexico,"Canadian Journal of Law and Society / Revue Canadienne Droit et Société 24(3): 367-390 (special issue on discretion in law, administration, and policing).

*2009 "Risque et confiance dans le contrôle des frontières américaines" ["Risk and Trust in U.S.Borderlands Enforcement"] Politix Vol. 22, No. 87: 21-46.

*2009 Heyman, Josiah McC., and Jason Ackleson, “United States Border Security after September 11,” in John Winterdyck and Kelly Sundberg, eds., Border Security in the Al-Qaeda Era, pp. 37-74, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

*2009 "Conclusion: Can the World Be Micromanaged?" inJames G. Carrier and Paige West, eds.,Virtualism, Governance and Practice: Vision and Execution inEnvironmental Conservation, pp. 177-88. Oxford, UK: Berghahn Press.

 *2009 Campbell, Howard, and Josiah McC. Heyman, "The Study of Borderlands Consumption: Potentials and Precautions," in Alexis McCrossen, ed., Land of Necessity: Consumer Culture in the United States-Mexico Borderlands, pp. 325-332, Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

*2009 "A Border That Divides. A Border That Joins,"Anthropology Now 1(3): 79-85.

*2008 “Constructing a Virtual Wall: Race and Citizenship in U.S.-Mexico Border Policing,” Journal ofthe Southwest 50(3): 305-334.

*2008  Pallitto, Robert, and Josiah McC. Heyman (2008) “Theorizing Cross-Border Mobility:
Surveillance, Security and Identity,” Surveillance & Society 5(3): 315-333.  Available at:

*2008    Dudley Ward, Nicholas, Gurian, Patrick L., Heyman, Josiah M., and Howard, Cheryl
"Observed and Perceived Inconsistencies in U.S. Border Inspections," Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 5(1), Article 17.  Available at:

*2007    Núñez, Guillermina Gina, and Josiah McC. Heyman, “Entrapment Processes and Immigrant
Communities in a Time of Heightened Border Vigilance,” Human Organization 66(4): 354-365.

*2007    Campbell, Howard, and Josiah McC. Heyman, “Slantwise: Beyond Domination and
Resistance on the Border,” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 36(1): 3-30. 

*2007    Heyman, Josiah McC., and Howard Campbell, “Corruption in the U.S. Borderlands with
Mexico: The ‘Purity’ of Society and the ‘Perversity’ of Borders,” in Monique Nuijten and Gerhard Anders, eds., Corruption and the Secret of Law: A Legal Anthropological Perspective, pp. 191-217, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

* 2007  “Environmental Issues at the U.S.-Mexico Border and the Unequal Territorialization of
Value,” in Alf Hornborg, J. R. McNeill, and Joan Martinez-Alier, eds., Rethinking
Environmental History: World-System History and Global Environmental Change,
Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, pp. 327-344.

*2006     Villegas, H., P.L. Gurian, J.M. Heyman, A. Mata, R. Falcone, E. Ostapowicz, S. Wilrigs,     M.
Petragnani, E. Eisele.  "Tradeoffs between Security and Traffic Flow:  Policy Options for Land Border Ports of Entry" Transportation Research Record, No. 1942: 16-22.

*2005  “Eric Wolf’s Ethical-Political Humanism, and Beyond,” Critique of Anthropology 25(1): 13-26.

*2004   “The Anthropology of Power-Wielding Bureaucracies,” Human Organization 63(4): 487-500.

2004    Josiah McC. Heyman and Howard Campbell, “RecentResearch on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” (Review Essay), Latin AmericanResearch Review 39 (3): 205-220.

*2004    Hilary Cunningham and Josiah McC. Heyman,“Introduction: Mobilities and Enclosures at Borders,” Identities:Global Studies in Culture and Power 11 (3): 289-302.

*2004    “Ports of Entry as Nodes in the World System,”Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 11 (3): 303-327.

*2004    “The Political Ecology of Consumption: BeyondGreed and Guilt,” in Susan Paulson and Lisa Gezon, eds., PoliticalEcology Across Spaces, Scales and Social Groups, Rutgers UniversityPress, pp. 113-132.

*2004    “Conclusion: Understandings Matter,” in JamesG. Carrier, ed., Confronting Environments: Local Understanding in aGlobalizing World, Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, pp. 183-195.

*2003    “The Inverse of Power,” Anthropological Theory, 3 (2): 139-56.

*2002  "U.S. Immigration Officers of Mexican Ancestry as MexicanAmericans, Citizens, and Immigration Police," with“CA* Commentary” and a “Reply by the Author” Current Anthropology 43(3): 479-507.

*2001 "Working for Beans and Refrigerators: Learning AboutEnvironmental Policy from Mexican Northern-Border Consumers," inExploring SustainableConsumption: Environmental Policy and the Social Sciences, edited byMaurie J. Cohen and Joseph Murphy, Amsterdam: Pergamon Press, pp.137-55.

*2001     "United States Ports of Entry on the MexicanBorder," Journal of the Southwest, 43(4): 681-700.  Republished(2004) in Andrew Grant Wood, ed., On the Border: Society and Culturebetween the United States and Mexico, Lanham, MD: Scholarly Resources,pp. 221-240.

*2001    "Class and Classification on the U.S.-Mexico Border," Human Organization 60(2): 128-140.

2001    "On U.S.-Mexico Border Culture," Journal of the West 40(2): 50-59.

2001    “Consumption in Developing Societies,” inSocial and Cultural Development of Human Resources, edited by TomokoHamada, in Encyclopedia of Life SupportSystems, Oxford, UK: EOLSS Publishers/UNESCO, no pagination [on-line].Available at<>

*2000     “Respect for Outsiders?  Respect for theLaw?  The Moral Evaluation of High-Scale Issues by US ImmigrationOfficers,” Curl Prize Essay, Journal of the Royal AnthropologicalInstitute (N.S.) 6(4): 635-652.

*1999    “United States Surveillance over Mexican Livesat the Border: Snapshots of an Emerging Regime,”Human Organization 58(4): 429-37.

*1999    “Why Interdiction? Immigration Law Enforcementat the United States-Mexico Border,” Regional Studies 33(7): 619-30.

*1999   Josiah McC. Heyman and Alan Smart “States and IllegalPractices: An Overview,” in States and Illegal Practices, edited byJosiah Heyman, Oxford: Berg Publishers, pp. 1-24.

*1999    “State Escalation of Force: A Vietnam/US-MexicoBorder Analogy,” in States and Illegal Practices, edited by JosiahHeyman, Oxford: Berg Publishers, pp. 285-314.

*1998    “State Effects on Labor Exploitation: The INSand Undocumented Immigrants at the Mexico-United States Border,”Critique of Anthropology, 18(2): 157-80.

*1997    James G. Carrier and Josiah McC. Heyman,“Consumption and Political Economy,” The Journal of the RoyalAnthropological Institute, N.S., 3(2): 355-73.

*1997    “Imports And Standards Of Justice On TheMexico-United States Border,” in Benjamin S. Orlove, ed., The Allure ofthe Foreign: Post-Colonial Goods in Latin America, (Ann Arbor:University of Michigan Press), pp. 151-84.

*1995    “Putting Power into the Anthropology ofBureaucracy: The Immigration and Naturalization Service at theMexico-United States Border,” with “CA* Commentary” and a “Reply by theAuthor” Current Anthropology, 36(2):261-87

*1995    “In the Shadow of the Smoke Stacks: Labor andEnvironmental Conflict in a Company Dominated Town,” in Jane Schneiderand Rayna Rapp, eds., Articulating Hidden Histories: Anthropology,History, and the Influence of Eric R. Wolf, (Berkeley and Los Angeles:University of California Press), pp. 156-74.

*1994    “The Mexico-United States Border inAnthropology: A Critique and Reformulation,” Journal of PoliticalEcology, 1:43-65.On-line at<>

*1994    “Changes in House Construction Materials inBorder Mexico: Four Research Propositions about Commoditization,” HumanOrganization, 53(2):132-42.

*1994    “The Organizational Logic of CapitalistConsumption on the Mexico-United States Border,” Research in EconomicAnthropology, 15:175-238.

*1993    “The Oral History of the Mexican AmericanCommunity of Douglas, Arizona, 1901-1941,” Journal of the Southwest,35(2):186-206.

*1990    “The Emergence of the Waged Life Course on theUnited States-Mexico Border,” American Ethnologist, 17(2):348-59.