Mexican Border Crossers: The Mexican Body in Immigration Discourse

Aguirre, Jr., Adalberto; Simmers, Jennifer K.
December 2008
Social Justice;2008, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p99
Academic Journal
The authors suggest that the border between the U.S. and Mexico is more than a boundary on a map. They mention that the border is a transcultural social space and not a separator and argue that the location and movement of Mexicans constitutes the border. They suggest that building a wall along the border reinforces U.S. hegemonic views and disenfranchises Mexicans who are the "crossers." They maintain that their view of the Mexican body as border is critical to an understanding of Mexican identity in the U.S.


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