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The Mexico-United States Border in Anthropology: A Critique and Reformulation

Author: Josiah Heyman

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    The Mexico-United States Border in Anthropology: A Critique and Reformulation

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Abstract

This paper criticizes the use of the Mexico-United States border in cultural anthropology as an image for conveying theoretical abstractions. Instead, the paper outlines a focused model of political ecology on the border. It delineates territorialized state processes, deterritorialized capital processes, and sets of social relationships and cultural practices characteristic of this region.

Keywords: U.S.-Mexico border, anthropological theory, postmodernism, difference, public policy, states, capitalism, bureaucracies, brokers, households, immigration

How to Cite:

Heyman, J., (1994) “The Mexico-United States Border in Anthropology: A Critique and Reformulation”, Journal of Political Ecology 1(1), p.43-66. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/v1i1.21156

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01 Dec 1994
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