Governing Immigration Through Crime A Reader

ISBN-10: 0804778817

ISBN-13: 9780804778817

Edition: 2013

Authors: Julie A. Dowling, Jonathan Xavier Inda

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In the United States, immigration is generally seen as a law and order issue. Amidst increasing anti-immigrant sentiment, unauthorized migrants have been cast as lawbreakers.Governing Immigration Through Crimeoffers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the use of crime and punishment to manage undocumented immigrants.Presenting key readings and cutting-edge scholarship, this volume examines a range of contemporary criminalizing practices: restrictive immigration laws, enhanced border policing, workplace audits, detention and deportation, and increased policing of immigration at the state and local level. Of equal importance, the readings highlight how migrants have managed to actively resist these punitive practices. In bringing together critical theorists of immigration to understand how the current political landscape propagates the view of the "illegal alien" as a threat to social order, this text encourages students and general readers alike to think seriously about the place of undocumented immigrants in American society.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 3/27/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Introduction: Governing Migrant Illegality
Law and Criminalization
The Legal Production of Mexican/Migrant "Illegality"
The Crimmigration Crisis: Immigrants, Crime, and Sovereign Power
The Security Myth: Punishing Immigrants in the Name of National Security
Managing Borders
Constructing a Virtual Wall: Race and Citizenship in U.S.-Mexico Border Policing
Spectacle in the Desert: The Minuteman Project on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Bare Life: Border-Crossing Deaths and Spaces of Moral Alibi
Policing the Interior
The Rise and Fall of Employer Sanctions
Arizona's SB 1070: Setting Conditions for Violations of Human Rights Here and Beyond
Immigration as Local Politics: Re-Bordering Immigration Through Deterrence and Incapacitation
Detention and Deportation
Pursuant to Deportation: Latinos and Immigrant Detention
"� Quien sabe? ": Deportation and Temporality Among Transnational Mexicans
Exiled by Law: Deportation and the Inviability of Life
Immigrant Contestations
(Re)Bordering the Civic Imaginary: Rhetoric, Hybridity, and Citizenship in La Gran Marcha
Left Out but Not Shut Down: Political Activism and the Undocumented Student Movement
From Border Control to Border Care: The Political and Ethical Potential of Surveillance
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