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Across Papagueria: Copper, Conservation, and Boundary Security in the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands


Abstract Since the late 1990s thousands of new Border Patrol agents, hundreds of miles of fencing, and additional immigration checkpoints have been added to the Mexico-U.S. border region. This unprecedented increase in boundary enforcement has strained existing relationships and created new separations between people and places in the borderlands. Southwestern Arizona has been impacted in especially dramatic ways, as the “hardening” of the international boundary has transformed conservation and indigenous spaces into theaters of drug interdiction and immigration control. This dissertation explores this transformation in southwestern Arizona, a region that was known by Spanish Colonial administrators as the Papaguería. With the community of Ajo at th... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Warren, Scott Daniel (Author) / Arreola, Daniel D (Advisor) / Klett, Mark (Committee member) / Hirt, Paul (Committee member) / McHugh, Kevin E (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geography / History / Cultural anthropology / Ajo / Arizona / Immigration / Mexico-U.S. Border / Papagueria / Tohono O'odham
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 247 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Geography 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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