Close encounters of the deadly kind: Gender, migration, and border (in)security
Anna Ochoa O'Leary ()
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Anna Ochoa O'Leary: Mexican American Studies Research Center at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Migration Letters, 2008, vol. 5, issue 2, pages 111-121
In this paper, I discuss several findings of my study of migrant women, temporarily suspended in the “intersection” of diametrically opposed processes: those posed by border enforcement measures and those posed by transnational mobility. A pressing issue that emerged from this research was how close women come to encountering death as they side-step the border wall to cross without authorization into the US. Their testimonies shed light on how the intersection of contradictory processes contributes to a humanitarian crisis on the US-Mexico border in which the likelihood of death is increasingly present.
Keywords: migrants; women; border; crossing; deaths (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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