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The Resource Patrolling chaos : the U.S. Border Patrol in deep South Texas, Robert Lee Maril

Patrolling chaos : the U.S. Border Patrol in deep South Texas, Robert Lee Maril

Label
Patrolling chaos : the U.S. Border Patrol in deep South Texas
Title
Patrolling chaos
Title remainder
the U.S. Border Patrol in deep South Texas
Statement of responsibility
Robert Lee Maril
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Patrolling Chaos is based on extensive ethnographic field work focusing on one station of three hundred agents over a two-year period. It follows twelve typical agents, men and women, as they go about their regular ten-hour patrols along the border. It describes the daily challenges and risks they face and the perspectives and insights they hold as a result of their extensive, first-hand experience with the hard realities of immigration policy, the war on drugs, and the threat of terrorist infiltration." "Robert Lee Maril spend two years observing the surveillance and apprehension of thousands of undocumented workers and drug interdictions involving huge quantities of marijuana and cocaine - as well as the deaths of illegal immigrants, corruption among law enforcers, and other events that shaped the work lives of agents. The book also describes the impact of the 9/11 attacks on border security and on the personal lives of the agents and their families."
  • "This rarely documented view of the world of agents of the U.S. Border Patrol will contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of our border with Mexico, the people and the resources of the borderlands, the constant flow of illegal immigrants and drugs, and new challenges confronting the enforcement of laws and policy in light of international terrorism."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.28/5/097644
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6483
LC item number
.M298 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Patrolling chaos : the U.S. Border Patrol in deep South Texas, Robert Lee Maril
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0417/2004009454.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-351) and index
Contents
Part one. All along the watchtower -- The agent and the river -- Targets -- Gumbys -- Cavazos Beach -- Noe Escondido -- The mole -- Spring -- Part two. Rocking and swaying -- The onion girl -- Cannibals -- X's -- Anzalduas -- The storm -- The tree -- Shifts -- Part three. The substance of chaos -- Fighting back -- Drowning -- Bubbles -- Power
Control code
55016512
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 368 p.
Isbn
9780896725379
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004009454
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)55016512
Label
Patrolling chaos : the U.S. Border Patrol in deep South Texas, Robert Lee Maril
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0417/2004009454.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-351) and index
Contents
Part one. All along the watchtower -- The agent and the river -- Targets -- Gumbys -- Cavazos Beach -- Noe Escondido -- The mole -- Spring -- Part two. Rocking and swaying -- The onion girl -- Cannibals -- X's -- Anzalduas -- The storm -- The tree -- Shifts -- Part three. The substance of chaos -- Fighting back -- Drowning -- Bubbles -- Power
Control code
55016512
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 368 p.
Isbn
9780896725379
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004009454
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)55016512

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