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Author Rael, Ronald, 1971- author.

Title Borderwall as architecture : a manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico boundary / Ronald Rael ; foreword by Teddy Cruz.

Publication Info. [Oakland, California] : University of California Press, [2017]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  F787 .R33 2017    AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 184 pages : illustrations, maps, plans (some color) ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword: Borderwalls as public space? / Teddy Cruz -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: The revolting door / Ronald Rael -- One. Pilgrims at the wall / Marcello Di Cintio -- Two. Borderwall as architecture : the divided states of North America / Ronald Rael -- Three. Transborderisms : practices that tear down walls / Norma Iglesias-Prieto -- Four. Recuerdos/souvenirs : a nuevo grand tour / Ronald Rael -- Five. Why walls don't work / Michael Dear. -- Afterwards / Ronald Rael. -- Selected bibliography -- Author and contributors -- Credits -- Index of recuerdos -- Index.
Summary "Borderwall as Architecture is an account of the barrier that divides the United States of America from the United States of Mexico. It is an historical account, a protest against the wall, and a projection about its future through a series of propositions that suggest that the wall in its conception is an opportunity for economic and social development along the border. The book makes this case by taking readers on a conceptual journey along a wall that cuts through a "third nation"--The Divided States of America. Along this journey the transformative effects of the wall on people, animals and the natural and built landscape are exposed and called into question through the story of people, who on both sides of the border, transform the wall--giving it new meaning by challenging its very existence in remarkably creative ways. Coupled with these real-life accounts are unsolicited counter proposals for the wall, that re-imagine, hyperbolize, or question the wall and its construction, cost, performance and its meaning. These proposals work from the proposition that despite the intended use of the wall to keep people out and away, the wall is instead an attractor, engaging both sides in a common dialogue."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Walls -- Mexican-American Border Region.
Border security -- Social aspects -- Mexican-American Border Region.
Immigration enforcement -- Social aspects -- Mexican-American Border Region.
Mexico -- Emigration and immigration.
United States -- Emigration and immigration.
Added Author Cruz, Teddy, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780520283947 (paperback)
0520283945 (paperback)

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