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An anatomy of race and immigration politics in California

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Abstract:

At the US–Mexico border specific community organizations have played an important role in reinforcing and challenging dominant ideas about race and immigration through a series of protest and media campaigns. In this paper I explore the ways in which key community organizations have relied upon specific and specified constructions of race and ethnicity to redefine notions of borders and identities. I argue that an examination of debates around immigration reveals the centrality (and marginalization) of the images and spaces of the racialized immigrant body. An exploration of the ways in which policy, media, national and individual identities are mapped on to particular spaces provides an opportunity to interrogate and challenge the 'naturalness' of representations of race and immigration and the ways in which power is strategically located yet hidden in discussions of the border(s).

Keywords: ACTIVISM; IDENTITY; IMMIGRATION; RACE; REPRESENTATION; US-MEXICO BORDER

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649360020010167

Affiliations: Knowledge, Education Department, British Film Institute, London W1P 2LN, UK

Publication date: December 1, 2000

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