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Targeting Immigrants Government, Technology, and Ethics

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ISBN-10: 1405112433

ISBN-13: 9781405112437

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Jonathan Xavier Inda

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This book is concerned with the government of "illegal" immigration since the passage of the U.S. Immigration Act of 1965, exploring how certain mentalities and intellectual machineries have rendered illegal immigrants as targets of government. Examines how various authorities have created knowledge about and constructed "illegal" immigration as an ethical problem. Analyzes the tactics that have been deployed to govern immigration, particularly at the US-Mexico border. Using an ethnographic approach, draws on primary source materials - including government publications, archival documents, newspapers, and popular magazines. Studies measures (e.g. Operation Gatekeeper and Operation…    
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.05" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: Government and Immigration
Ethopolitics and the Management of In/security
The Ethos of Responsibility
Making Ethical Subjects
The Government of the Marginal
Racing the Unethical
Producing "the Illegal," or Making Up Subjects
Government and Numbers
Legislating Illegality
Practices of Enumeration
Surveying Routines
Ethical Territories of Exclusion
After 9/11
Anti-Citizenship Technologies and the Regulation of the Border
Governing Through Crime
Assembling an Anti-Citizenship Technology
Securitizing the Border
The Aftermath of "Terror"
The Surfeit of Dead Bodies
Dying in Abandonment
Conclusion: Iterations
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