Securing borders: Patriotism, vigilantism and the Brutalization of the US American public

Sang H. Kil, Cecilia Menjívar, Roxanne Doty

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Abstract

Purpose: This is an examination of how border policies become intertwined with patriotic expressions that result in an atmosphere conducive to border vigilantism. We analyze how vigilantes target sources of immigrant employment, demonstrate at public buildings in attempting to put pressure on public officials, and speak and rally at educational institutions in order to disseminate their message. Methodology: We use content analysis, broadly defined. Findings: Brutalization theory helps understand how a militarized border policy shapes an environment in which violence becomes an acceptable and appropriate response to undocumented migration. Value: This chapter provides insights on both recent vigilante activities along the border and also within the interior of the nation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociology of Crime Law and Deviance
Pages297-312
Number of pages16
Volume13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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NameSociology of Crime Law and Deviance
Volume13
ISSN (Print)15216136

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  • Law
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Cultural Studies

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Kil, S. H., Menjívar, C., & Doty, R. (2009). Securing borders: Patriotism, vigilantism and the Brutalization of the US American public. In Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance (Vol. 13, pp. 297-312). (Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance; Vol. 13). https://doi.org/10.1108/S1521-6136(2009)0000013019

Securing borders : Patriotism, vigilantism and the Brutalization of the US American public. / Kil, Sang H.; Menjívar, Cecilia; Doty, Roxanne.

Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance. Vol. 13 2009. p. 297-312 (Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance; Vol. 13).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Kil, SH, Menjívar, C & Doty, R 2009, Securing borders: Patriotism, vigilantism and the Brutalization of the US American public. in Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance. vol. 13, Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance, vol. 13, pp. 297-312. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1521-6136(2009)0000013019
Kil SH, Menjívar C, Doty R. Securing borders: Patriotism, vigilantism and the Brutalization of the US American public. In Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance. Vol. 13. 2009. p. 297-312. (Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance). https://doi.org/10.1108/S1521-6136(2009)0000013019
Kil, Sang H. ; Menjívar, Cecilia ; Doty, Roxanne. / Securing borders : Patriotism, vigilantism and the Brutalization of the US American public. Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance. Vol. 13 2009. pp. 297-312 (Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance).
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