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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Making the subterranean visible : security, tunnels, and the United States–Mexico border

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SORRENSEN C. (1) ;
(1) Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

The number of unauthorized tunnels discovered through the U.S.–Mexico border has risen dramatically since the mid-1990s. These tunnels are problematic for the state because the subterranean border is both less visible and more difficult to monitor and control than is the surface border. As a result, the need to demonstrate security success at both the national and the agency level has risen. Efforts to make tunnel discoveries (and security) visible are made within border-security agencies and within national discourse and legislation. These efforts spatially fix tunnels to the border in ways that obscure fuller a understanding of drug trafficking in general. This paper employs archival research, content analysis, and informal interviews with security-enforcement agents to consider the material presence of tunnels within border landscapes

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geographical review / ISSN 0016-7428

Editor : American Geographical Society, New York, NY - ETATS-UNIS (1916)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 104, no3 [pp. 328-345]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 1 tabl., 3 phot.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3198

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1931-0846.2014.12029.x

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