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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||0415931045 9780415931045 0415931053 9780415931052|
|Description:||xi, 286 p. ; 24 cm.|
The creation of the U.S.-Mexico boundary and the remaking of the United States and Mexico in the border region --
Local context and the creation of difference in the border region --
The bounding of the United States and the emergence of operation gatekeeper --
The ideological roots of the "Illegal": the "other" as threat and the rise of the boundary as the symbol of protection --
The effects and significance of the bounding of the United States --
Nationalism, the territorial state, and the construction of boundary-related identities.
|Other Titles:||Operation Gatekeeper : the rise of the "illegal alien" and the remaking of the U.S.-Mexico boundar|
|Responsibility:||by Joseph Nevins.|
..."an exaustively researched and well-organized compendium of information on the history and making of the Mexico-U.S boundary...The book's strength lies in its conceptual emphasis on immigration