Since the late 1990s thousands of new Border Patrol agents, hundreds of miles of fencing, and additional immigration checkpoints have been added to the Mexico-U.S. border region. This unprecedented increase in boundary enforcement has strained existing relationships and created new separations between people and places in the borderlands. Southwestern Arizona has been impacted in especially dramatic ways, as the “hardening” of the international boundary has transformed conservation and indigenous spaces into theaters of drug interdiction and immigration control.
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- Cultural Anthropology
- Mexico-U.S. Border
- Tohono O'odham
- Human ecology--Mexican-American Border Region.
- Human ecology
- Border patrols--Mexican-American Border Region.
- Border patrols
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical referencesNote typebibliography
- Field of study: Geography