By D. Robert DeChaine,John Louis Lucaites,Bernadette Marie Calafell,Karma R. Chávez,Josue David Cisneros,Anne Teresa Demo,Lisa A. Flores,Dustin Bradley Goltz,Marouf Hasian,Michelle A. Holling,Julia R. Johnson,Zach Justus,Diane M. Keeling,George F. McHendry,T

Border Rhetorics is a suite of essays that undertakes a wide-ranging exam of the US-Mexico border because it features within the rhetorical construction of civic solidarity within the United States.

A “border” is a strong and flexible suggestion, variously invoked because the delineation of geographical territories, as a judicial marker of citizenship, and as an ideological trope for outlining inclusion and exclusion. It has implications for either the empowerment and subjugation of any given population. either genuine and imagined, the border separates a area of actual and symbolic alternate whose geographical, political, financial, and cultural interactions endure profoundly on renowned understandings and reports of citizenship and identity.

The border’s rhetorical value is nowhere extra obvious, nor its results extra targeted, than at the frontier among the USA and Mexico. usually understood as an unruly boundary in dire desire of containment from the ravages of criminals, unlawful extraterrestrial beings, and different bad threats to the nationwide physique, this geopolitical locus exemplifies how normative buildings of “proper”; border kin make stronger definitions folks citizenship, which in flip may end up in nervousness, unrest, and violence situated round the fight to outline what it potential to be a member of a countrywide political community.


Bernadette Marie Calafell / Karma R. Chávez / Josue David Cisneros / D. Robert DeChaine / Anne Teresa Demo / Lisa A. Flores / Dustin Bradley Goltz / Marouf Hasian Jr. / Michelle A. Holling / Julia R. Johnson / Zach Juatus / Diane M. Keeling / John Louis Lucaites / George F. McHendry Jr. / Toby Miller / Kent A. Ono / Brian L. Ott / Kimberlee Pérez / Mary Ann Villarreal

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