The U.S.-Mexico Border and Children’s Social Imaginary: An Analysis of "Wacha el Border" and "Beyond the Border"

Classe de document : Article (papier / en ligne)
Date : 12/12/2012
Auteur(s) : Norma Iglesias-Prieto

As W. I. and D. S. Thomas once suggested, “if [people] define situations as real, they are real in their consequences” (571–72). This proposition is supported by the notion that the interpretation of a situation may result in an act or an action, affected by subjective perceptions of situations and spaces. That is, perception, representations, and the social imaginary of a particular space impact it, as do political and ideological implications for that space (Lefebvre; Ospina; Soja; Taylor; Wallerstein). This is even more so for places that have been over-represented or stereotyped such as the U.S.-Mexico border...

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