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The US-Mexican border : perceptions of texans in the context of heightened border militarization

Abstract : The US-Mexico border was and still is one of the most controversial and paradoxical borders around the world, at the same time the most crossed on a daily basis, and one of the most secured within the past 30 years. Nowadays, and especially in the context of the election of President Donald Trump, one big paradox is the fact that even if the border is already highly secured and militarized, the campaign promise of Donald Trump to construct a wall at the southern border has been a powerful tool to rally people in border states such as Texas. The present study found two explanations to this issue, with a special focus and a field study in Texas : the first one is the lack of information of Texans people concerning the current border situation and the history of the border militarization, and the second concerns the use of this lack by political discourses and news media to generate and nourish a feeling of fear of the « Other ».
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Marie-Arzhelen Le Carrer. The US-Mexican border : perceptions of texans in the context of heightened border militarization. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2018. ⟨dumas-02439595⟩



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