Unheard voices at the Texas-Mexico border wall: fragmentation, citizenship, and opposition in a war on terror

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Unheard voices at the Texas-Mexico border wall: fragmentation, citizenship, and opposition in a war on terror

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dc.contributor.advisor Pearce, Ibitola en_US
dc.contributor.author Correa, Jennifer G.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-17T15:30:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-17T15:30:06Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.date.submitted 2011 Summer en_US
dc.identifier.other CorreaJ-071311-D88
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/14201
dc.description "July 2011" en_US
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 17, 2012). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Ibitola Pearce en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Sociology. en_US
dc.description.abstract Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a shift has occurred in the discursive framing of undocumented Mexican immigrants who have entered the United States. The federal State has publicly proclaimed a “War on Terror” solidly coupling immigration and terrorism concerns leading to a rearticulation of “illegal aliens” as would-be “terrorists” via the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This shift in the discourse has impacted the U.S.-Mexico border by re-framing this geo-socio-political boundary and its inhabitants as a potential terrorism threat to American National Security. The findings demonstrate that the Secure Fence Act of 2006 constructed people of Mexican-origin and the U.S.-Mexico border region as dangerous by for two fundamental purposes: (1) To control and manage a targeted population and; (2) To spread fear among the general population while simultaneously fashioning itself as the knowledgeable expert. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 241 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2011 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject Latinos en_US
dc.subject immigration en_US
dc.subject national border en_US
dc.subject political discourse en_US
dc.title Unheard voices at the Texas-Mexico border wall: fragmentation, citizenship, and opposition in a war on terror en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Sociology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2011 Dissertations


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