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The Resource Why walls won't work : repairing the US-Mexico divide, Michael Dear

Why walls won't work : repairing the US-Mexico divide, Michael Dear

Label
Why walls won't work : repairing the US-Mexico divide
Title
Why walls won't work
Title remainder
repairing the US-Mexico divide
Statement of responsibility
Michael Dear
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this sweeping account of life within the United States-Mexican border zone, acclaimed urbanist and geographer Michael Dear traces the border's long history of cultural interaction, from exchanges between the region's numerous Mesoamerican tribes onwards. Once Mexican and American settlers met at the Rio Grande and the southwest in the nineteenth century, new forms of interaction evolved. But as Dear warns in his bracing study, this vibrant zone of cultural and social amalgamation is in danger of fading away because of highly restrictive American policies and the violence along Mexico's side of the border. As he explains through analyses of the U.S. border security complex and the emerging Mexican narco-state, the very existence of the "third nation" occupied by both Americans and Mexicans is under serious threat. But through a series of evocative portraits of contemporary border communities, he shows that the potential for revitalizing this in-between nation still remains
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dear, M. J.
Dewey number
972/.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F787
LC item number
.D43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • North America
  • Grenzgebiet
  • USA
  • Mexiko
  • Gränsbygder
  • Gränskontroll
  • Invandringspolitik
  • Mexikaner
  • Mexiko
  • Förenta staterna
Label
Why walls won't work : repairing the US-Mexico divide, Michael Dear
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monuments, Mexico and manifest destiny -- Maps without borders: continuity and connection in early times -- From frontier settlements to transborder cities -- Law and order at the border -- Third nation before the wall -- Third nation of the mind -- Fortress USA -- Mexico: narco-state or failed state? -- Third nation interrupted -- Why walls won't work
Control code
ocn802324774
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780199897988
Lccn
2012031266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021930738
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199897988
  • (OCoLC)802324774
Label
Why walls won't work : repairing the US-Mexico divide, Michael Dear
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monuments, Mexico and manifest destiny -- Maps without borders: continuity and connection in early times -- From frontier settlements to transborder cities -- Law and order at the border -- Third nation before the wall -- Third nation of the mind -- Fortress USA -- Mexico: narco-state or failed state? -- Third nation interrupted -- Why walls won't work
Control code
ocn802324774
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780199897988
Lccn
2012031266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021930738
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199897988
  • (OCoLC)802324774

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