Operation Gatekeeper and Beyond: The War on Illegals and the Remaking of American Boundaries / Edition 2

Operation Gatekeeper and Beyond: The War on Illegals and the Remaking of American Boundaries / Edition 2

by Joseph Nevins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415996945

ISBN-13: 9780415996945

Pub. Date: 02/22/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is a major revision and update of Nevins’ earlier classic and is an ideal text for use with undergraduate students in a wide variety of courses on immigration, transnational issues, and the politics of race, inclusion and exclusion. Not only has the author brought his subject completely up to date, but as a "case" of increasing economic integration and

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This is a major revision and update of Nevins’ earlier classic and is an ideal text for use with undergraduate students in a wide variety of courses on immigration, transnational issues, and the politics of race, inclusion and exclusion. Not only has the author brought his subject completely up to date, but as a "case" of increasing economic integration and liberalization along with growing immigration control, the US / Mexico Border and its history is put in a wider global context of similar development s elsewhere.

A companion website is available at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415996945. The Companion Website contains key U.S. government documents related to the boundary and immigration enforcement strategy; reports from non-partisan research entities and non-governmental organizations that evaluate enforcement from a civil and human rights perspective; and studies that investigate migrant deaths in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. There are also photo essays, including one related to deportations and another to California’s Border Field State Park, for which the site also includes historic photos and other resources. Finally, the site has links to websites—from U.S. government agencies involved in boundary and immigrant policing, to humanitarian and border, migrant, and human rights organizations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415996945
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/22/2010
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
807,791
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 On Gate-keeping and Boundary-making 1

2 Nation Building in the Borderlands: Constructing the U.S.-Mexico Boundary 17

3 Generating Difference in San Diego-Tijuana 47

4 Sharpening the Divide: from Border to Boundary 76

5 Producing the Crisis: the Emergence of Operation Gatekeeper 93

6 The Ideological Roots of the Illegal as Threat and the Boundary as Protector 118

7 The Effects and Significance of the Bounding of the United States 155

8 Security in an Age of Global Apartheid 189

Appendix A 219

Appendix B 220

Appendix C 221

Appendix D 222

Appendix E 223

Appendix F 227

Notes 228

Bibliography 249

Index 279

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