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Rhetoric and Reality on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Place, Politics, Home

Authors: Fleuriet, K. Jill

  • Challenges common, widespread, and dangerous misunderstandings of the U.S.-Mexico border, as articulated in media and political discourse 
  • Uses local narratives of leaders and illustrative, sensory experiences of home and heritage to depict the U.S.-Mexico border as a region rich with expertise, innovative partnerships to work across social differences, and potential to lead the state of Texas as well as the nation
  • Offers a novel contribution to border theory, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, media and rhetoric, place-making, and engaged anthropology in the United States
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About this book

Stemming from four years of ethnographic research, media analysis of over 750 national news articles published in the 2010s, and decades of the author’s professional and personal immersion in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, Rhetoric and Reality illuminates a place at the heart of our national conversation: the U.S.-Mexico border. K. Jill Fleuriet contrasts the rhetoric of national political and media discourse with that of local border leaders in economics, health care, politics, education, law enforcement, philanthropy, and activism. As she deconstructs the common narrative of a border in need of external intervention to control corruption, poverty, sickness, and violence, Fleuriet engagingly illustrates the range of regional organizing, local development strategies, and community responses in the borderlands that ultimately situate the Rio Grande Valley as the “true North” of the U.S. national compass—where the Valley goes, the rest of the country soon will follow. Rhetoric and Reality asks us to question our own assumptions, especially about those areas that drive national decisions about resource allocation, economic development and national security.

About the authors

K. Jill Fleuriet is Professor of Anthropology at The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA. Fleuriet’s body of work focuses on issues of place, identity, health, and well-being in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.


Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-63557-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rhetoric and Reality on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Book Subtitle
Place, Politics, Home
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63557-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-63556-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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