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dc.contributor.advisorPearce, Ibitolaeng
dc.contributor.authorCorrea, Jennifer G.eng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Summereng
dc.description"July 2011"eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 17, 2012).eng
dc.descriptionThe 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.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Ibitola Pearceeng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Sociology.eng
dc.description.abstractSince 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.eng
dc.format.extentvii, 241 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc872560299eng
dc.identifier.otherCorreaJ-071311-D88eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/14201eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations.eng
dc.subjectLatinoseng
dc.subjectimmigrationeng
dc.subjectnational bordereng
dc.subjectpolitical discourseeng
dc.titleUnheard voices at the Texas-Mexico border wall: fragmentation, citizenship, and opposition in a war on terroreng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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