Public Wildlands at the U.S.-Mexico border: where conservation, migration, and border enforcement collide

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Title:
Public Wildlands at the U.S.-Mexico border: where conservation, migration, and border enforcement collide
Author:
Piekielek, Jessica
Issue Date:
2009
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation examines changing relationships among natural landscapes and state agencies, as these relationships intersect in transboundary protected wildlands and in debates about natural resource protection and U.S.-Mexico border policy. Recent increases in undocumented migration, smuggling, and border enforcement along the Arizona-Sonora border impact ecology and public land management practices. In this dissertation, I analyze how natural and national spaces and boundaries are produced through institutional and individual practices and discourses in border wildlands. Further, I consider how different productions of space restrict or create opportunities for collaborative responses to ecological impacts resulting from migration, smuggling, and border enforcement. This research builds on anthropological scholarship on conservation, borders, and the production of space through an ethnography of conservation institutions as they face dramatic political and ecological changes in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
border security; conservation; National Park Service; U.S.-Mexico border
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Austin, Diane E; Sheridan, Thomas E

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titlePublic Wildlands at the U.S.-Mexico border: where conservation, migration, and border enforcement collideen_US
dc.creatorPiekielek, Jessicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPiekielek, Jessicaen_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines changing relationships among natural landscapes and state agencies, as these relationships intersect in transboundary protected wildlands and in debates about natural resource protection and U.S.-Mexico border policy. Recent increases in undocumented migration, smuggling, and border enforcement along the Arizona-Sonora border impact ecology and public land management practices. In this dissertation, I analyze how natural and national spaces and boundaries are produced through institutional and individual practices and discourses in border wildlands. Further, I consider how different productions of space restrict or create opportunities for collaborative responses to ecological impacts resulting from migration, smuggling, and border enforcement. This research builds on anthropological scholarship on conservation, borders, and the production of space through an ethnography of conservation institutions as they face dramatic political and ecological changes in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectborder securityen_US
dc.subjectconservationen_US
dc.subjectNational Park Serviceen_US
dc.subjectU.S.-Mexico borderen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorAustin, Diane Een_US
dc.contributor.advisorSheridan, Thomas Een_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGreen, Linda Ben_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShaw, Williamen_US
dc.identifier.proquest10578en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659752321en_US
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