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dc.contributor.advisorColón, Daviden_US
dc.creatorCano, José Luis
dc.date.accessioned2024-06-05T17:13:39Z
dc.date.available2024-06-05T17:13:39Z
dc.date.issued2024-03-18
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/64744
dc.description.abstractMigration shapes the US-Mexico border, which leads to an oversaturated presence of US Border Patrol. At the interior border checkpoint, Border Patrol agents stop vehicles, interrogate drivers and passengers on citizenship status, and inspect these vehicles and occupants. I frame the interior border checkpoint as a metonym of warfare at the border via immigration enforcement to investigate the contentious yet symbiotic relationship between citizenship and enemyship. During rhetorical exchanges at the checkpoint, Border Patrol agents base their assessments of citizenship and enemyship on markers of race, language, class, and gender. To investigate the border checkpoint, I define rhetoric as a force that captures to account for the mechanisms at this site that lead to an imaginative, legal, and material capture. I examine the textual, physical, and metaphysical activity that animates and disrupts the checkpoint: Supreme Court cases, author-captured photographs, and archives of la Llorona subverting immigration enforcement.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectRhetoric and Compositionen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subjectBorder checkpointsen_US
dc.subjectImmigration enforcementen_US
dc.subjectFolkloreen_US
dc.subjectLa lloronaen_US
dc.titleBorder checkpoints: a rhetorical analysisen_US
dc.title.alternativeRetenes fronterizos: un análisis retóricoen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.levelDoctor of Philosophyen_US
local.collegeAddran College of Liberal Artsen_US
local.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.type.genreDissertationen_US


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