1st Edition

Migrant Labor and Border Securities in Pop Culture

By Camilla Fojas Copyright 2017
    68 Pages
    by Routledge

    68 Pages
    by Routledge

    Migrant Labor and Border Securities in Pop Culture explores the conditions for migrant domestic, agricultural, and factory workers as that of continual crisis and examines how the borderlands are a workshop of neoliberalism. These borderland stories present a future of integrated networks in which the border is not just physical but temporal, separating the present time of crisis and migrant phobia, and a future of transborder interaction and settlement based on bridges and networks rather than walls and the proliferation of security technologies. Written in accessible prose for undergraduate and graduate students across American studies, immigration studies, media and cultural studies and more, this book examines the collective action seen in Latina/o cultural productions after the economic crisis and how they reach across racial and geographic lines to imagine new entities.

    Introduction: Border Securities, Migrant Labor, and Crisis Capitalism

    Chapter One: Border Securities and Unsecure Labor

    Chapter Two: Migrant Domestics and Gendered Work in Crisis Capitalism

    Chapter Three: Border Futures

    Epilogue: Beyond Security


    Camilla Fojas teaches in American Studies and Media Studies at the University of Virginia. Her recent books include Border Bandits: Hollywood on the Southern Frontier (University of Texas Press, 2008), Islands of Empire: Pop Culture and U.S. Power (University of Texas Press, 2014), and Zombies, Migrants, and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture (University of Illinois, 2017).