Government, Technology, and Ethics
By (author) Jonathan Xavier Inda
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Targeting Immigrants by Jonathan Xavier Inda
Book DescriptionThis 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. It examines how various authorities have created knowledge about and constructed 'illegal' immigration as an ethical problem. It analyzes the tactics that have been deployed to govern immigration, particularly at the US-Mexico border. Using an ethnographic approach, it draws on primary source materials - including government publications, archival documents, newspapers, and popular magazines. It 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. It frames the study of immigration within Foucauldian theories of governmentality. It highlights the role of numbers and statistics in constructing the 'illegal' immigrant.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405112420
(233mm x 161mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jonathan Xavier Inda
Anthropology of Globalization, Hardback (August 2007)
Updated with a fresh introduction and brand new selections, the second edition of The Anthropology of Globalization collects some of the decade's finest work on globalization, focusing on the increasing interconnectedness of people around the world, and the culturally specific ways in which these connections are mediated.
Targeting Immigrants, Paperback (October 2005)
* 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.
Anthropologies of Modernity, Paperback (July 2005)» View all books by Jonathan Xavier Inda
* Treats modernity as an ethnographic object by focusing on its concrete manifestations. * Tackles issues of broad interest: from colonialism and globalization to war, genetics, and AIDS. * Draws on work from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Xavier Inda
Jonathan Xavier Inda is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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