Fencing in democracy : necrocitizenship and the US-Mexico border wall

2020, Book , xv, 178 pages :
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Summary/Review: "FENCING IN DEMOCRACY is an ethnography examining groups that are usually left out of national discussions about the border wall: the communities livi more...
Summary/Review: "FENCING IN DEMOCRACY is an ethnography examining groups that are usually left out of national discussions about the border wall: the communities living right on the border. Drawing on extensive primary research, the authors argue that a variety of factors, including media narratives, complex political maneuvering, and purposefully marginalizing discourse, have placed border communities in a state of necrocitizenship - a set of citizenship practices produced in response to exclusionary regimes that emphasize death. Throughout the book they show necrocitizenship as operating on three levels; the increasing militarization of border regions, the building of walls along international boundaries, and the privileging of the patriotic subject, one who is willing to die for one's country"--
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