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Targeting Immigrants


Targeting Immigrants

Government, Technology, and Ethics
1. Aufl.

von: Jonathan Xavier Inda

85,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.04.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9781405150132
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 224

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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 Hold-the-Line) for reforming the conduct of “illegal” immigrants in order to forestall illicit border crossings. Frames the study of immigration within Foucauldian theories of governmentality. Highlights the role of numbers and statistics in constructing the “illegal” immigrant.
Acknowledgements. Introduction: Government and Immigration. Part I: Ethopolitics and the Management of In/security. The Ethos of Responsibility. Making Ethical Subjects. The Government of the Marginal. Racing the Unethical. Part II: Producing “The Illegal,” or Making Up Subjects. Government and Numbers. Legislating Illegality. Practices of Enumeration. Surveying Routines. Ethical Territories of Exclusion. After 9/11. Part III: Anti-Citizenship Technologies and the Regulation of the Border. Governing Through Crime. Interlude. Assembling an Anti-Citizenship Technology. Interlude. Securitizing the Border. Interlude. The Aftermath of “Terror”. Interlude. Surfeit of Dead Bodies. Interlude. Dying in Abandonment. Conclusion: Iterations. Notes. Index.
"Inda's Exploration of the racialized ethical manner in which unauthorized immigration has been managed is a significant contribution to the literature of governmentality." Anthropos
Jonathan Xavier Inda is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Targeting Immigrants is concerned with the government of “illegal” immigration since passage of the U.S. Immigration Act of 1965. It explores how certain mentalities and intellectual machineries have rendered illegal immigrants as targets of government. It goes on to examine how authorities of various kinds – from social scientists, politicians, and government bureaucrats to policy analysts and the public at large – have created knowledge about and constructed illegal immigration as an ethical problem to be addressed and rectified. Targeting Immigrants analyzes the tactics that have been deployed to govern immigration and to reform the conduct of illegal immigrants in order to prevent illicit border crossings, particularly at the US-Mexico border. Drawing from printed source materials, including government publications, archival documents, newspapers, and popular magazines, this book traces the languages, voices, and subsequent actions of those authorized to make truth claims about illicit immigration. Targeting Immigrants will be invaluable to those studying immigration, the government of social life, and socio-cultural anthropology of the United States.
"Inda's Exploration of the racialized ethical manner in which unauthorized immigration has been managed is a significant contribution to the literature of governmentality." Anthropos

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