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Invasions, Floods, and Barbarians: What's to Be Afraid of?

Ananda Rose

in Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890934
eISBN:
9780199949793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the fears that many Arizonans feel concerning illegal immigration, as well as the logic behind current anti-illegal immigration sentiment. It discusses the rise of Civil Patrol ... More


From Eaton Canyon to the Sergeant Missile: Solid-Propellant Rocket Developments, 1940–1962

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on developments at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory after World War II. Until the mid-1950s, the main efforts in the evolution of large surface-to-surface missiles in the United ... More


“Border Granny Wants You!”: Grandmothers Policing Nation at the US-Mexico Border

Jennifer L. Johnson

in Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479898992
eISBN:
9781479806799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898992.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how grandmotherhood is performed at the US–Mexico border in service of the new nativist movement in contemporary United States and in the broader ethno-nationalist project to ... More


Patrolling National Identity, Masking White Supremacy: The Minuteman Project

Michelle A. Holling

in Critical Rhetorics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes the Minuteman Project's (MMP) website and discovers that the MMP recovers mythic fragments and historical linkages to the revolutionary American minutemen. The MMP was founded ... More


The Woman in the Woods

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter, the author reconstructs the dead immigrant woman’s probable journey upon crossing the U.S. borderline, starting with a stash house that recently got busted for holding 115 immigrants ... More


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