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Operation Gatekeeper : the rise of the "illegal alien" and the remaking of the U.S.-Mexico boundary

Author: Allan Nevins
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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With a journalist's eye for detail, Nevins provides an immensely readable account of what has become an increasingly central concern for developed nations: keeping third world immigrants out.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Nevins
ISBN: 0415931045 9780415931045 0415931053 9780415931052
OCLC Number: 492730228
Description: XI-286 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. The Creation of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary and the Re-making of the United States and Mexico in the Border Region 3. Local Context and the Creation of Difference in the Border Region 4. The Bounding of the United States and the Emergence of Operation Gatekeeper 5. The Ideological Roots of the "Illegal": The "Other" as Threat and the Rise of the Boundary as the Symbol of Protection 6. The Effects and Significance of the Bounding of the United States 7. Nationalism, the Territorial State, and the Construction of Boundary-Related Identities 8. Conclusion: Searching for Security in an Age of Intensifying Globalization APPENDIX A Map: The U.S.-Mexico Borderlands in Southern California APPENDIX B Map: Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands APPENDIX C Map: The Territorial Expansion of the United States APPENDIX D Map: The Remaking of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary APPENDIX E Chronology of Selected U.S. Immigration and Boundary-related Legislation and Developments APPENDIX F Table of number of Border Patrol Agents nationally Fiscal Year (FY) 1925 FY2000; chart displaying change in number of Border Patrol Agents nationally FY1925-FY1973; and chart displaying change in number of Border Patrol Agents nationally FY1925-FY2000. APPENDIX G Cover from December 1974 issue of The American Legion magazine BIBLIOGRAPHY
Responsibility: by Joseph Nevins.

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