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Why building a wall on the US-Mexico border is a symbolic monument, not sensible immigration policy

Crockford, Susannah (2017) Why building a wall on the US-Mexico border is a symbolic monument, not sensible immigration policy. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (21 Feb 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

One of Donald Trump’s signature policies is to “build a wall” in order to better secure the border with Mexico. Susannah Crockford has spent nearly two years in Arizona conducting an ethnographic study; many in the area feel that constructing the wall is unnecessary. She writes that the real function of the wall is not to keep people out, but to serve as a symbol to mostly white, ageing conservatives, that President Trump will keep them safe.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 14:52
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69742

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