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Art on the Border: Political Dialogue and the Use of Visual Art in the U.S.-Mexico Border Debate

Abstract This thesis seeks to answer the question: "What do artistic representations add to the dialogue about the U.S.-Mexico border and immigration beyond political rhetoric and popular media portrayals?" Drawing on political communications (as put forth by Edelman and Altheide), socio-political construction (particularly the White Racial Frame put forth by Feagin), and collective memory theory (especially those of Halbwachs and Pollak), this thesis uses a dual-coding, content analysis to examine the linguistic and visual messages disseminated through news media. Then, interviews with and the work of six immigrant artists are examined for their contribution to the information put forth in the news media. This study finds that news report... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Mccarty, Kelly E. (Author) / Tellez, Michelle (Advisor) / Stancliff, Michael (Committee member) / Segura, Joseph (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Hispanic American Studies / Sociology / Communication / artist / border / communication / immigration
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 134 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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