The Mexico-U.S. Border: A physical and a methodological interruption


US-MX Border




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June 26, 2019 - 1:19pm

Critical Commentary

The Mexico-US border represents a physical interruption between two national territories which in turn gives rise to methodological interruptions in the work of whoever tries to study this region. This heterogeneous and porous barrier allows and hinders at the same time the passing of certain people, information, and goods. Although it is possible to get a rather closer look at the border (as this picture, which can be accessed from almost anywhere in the world through Google Maps, shows), it is necessary to resort to different means and methodological innovations in order to get to know better the inner workings, the voices, and the silences of the border.


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Ariel Sánchez-Zúñiga, "The Mexico-U.S. Border: A physical and a methodological interruption", contributed by Ariel Sánchez-Zúñiga, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 26 June 2019, accessed 5 October 2022.