Monday, July 26, 2010

Border Views: University of Texas Video Series

As Americans continue to debate immigration reform, border enforcement and Arizona’s recent legislation, experts from The University of Texas at Austin are offering their views on these issues through a series of online videos. Each week, “Border Views” will showcase a different faculty member discussing such topics as the history of illegal immigration, the unusual political alliances that have developed around this debate and the media’s role in covering it. To commence the series, Cecilia Balli, an anthropology professor, in three videos, Balli discusses the complicated relationship between the U.S. and Mexican governments and recent economic, social and political forces that have contributed to the current climate along the border.

Video 1: Balli discusses the forces that have brought immigration, violence and enforcement issues to a head this year.

Video 2: Balli discusses how the U.S. and Mexican governments are united — but also divided — over immigration and border enforcement.

Video 3: Balli discusses the new models of Mexican manhood and how they contribute to violence.


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