Resistance and Abolition in the Borderlands

Confronting Trump's Reign of Terror

Arturo J. Aldama (Editor), Jessica Ordaz (Editor), Leo R. Chavez (Foreword), Karma R. Chávez (Afterword)
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While there is a long history of state violence toward immigrants in the United States, the essayists in this interdisciplinary collection tackle head-on the impacts of the Trump administration.

This volume provides a well-argued look at the Trump era. Insightful contributions delve into the impact of Donald Trump’s rhetoric and policies on migrants detained and returned, immigrant children separated from their parents and placed in detention centers, and migrant women subjected to sexual and reproductive abuses, among other timely topics. The chapter authors document a long list in what the book calls “Trump’s Reign of Terror.”

Organized thematically, the book has four sections: The first gathers histories about the Trump years’ roots in a longer history of anti-migration; the second includes essays on artistic and activist responses on the border during the Trump years; the third critiques the normalization of Trump’s rhetoric and actions in popular media and culture; and the fourth envisions the future.

Resistance and Abolition in the Borderlands is an essential reader for those wishing to understand the extent of the damage caused by the Trump era and its impact on Latinx people.

Arturo J. Aldama
Rebecca Avalos
Cynthia Bejarano
Tria Blu Wakpa
Renata Carvalho Barreto
Karma R. Chávez
Leo R. Chavez
Jennifer Cullison
Jasmin Lilian Diab
Allison Glover
Jamila Hammami
Alexandria Herrera
Diana J. Lopez
Sergio A. Macías
Cinthya Martinez
Alexis N. Meza
Roberto A. Mónico
José Enrique Navarro
Jessica Ordaz
Eliseo Ortiz
Kiara Padilla
Leslie Quintanilla
J-M Rivera
Heidy Sarabia
Tina Shull
Nishant Upadhyay
Maria Vargas
Antonio Vásquez
“Resistance and Abolition in the Borderlands is a book that could not have been produced earlier. It is not the shocked outrage of books that appeared during the Trump administration, but the measured, scholarly, and timely musings about the Trump era’s impact that could only be produced with some distance and perspective. This is a must-read volume for anyone trying to understand the current state of American culture and politics.”
—Robert Con Davis-Undiano, author of Mestizos Come Home!: Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity

“The editors and contributors of this volume weave a generative pathway through incredibly difficult issues that we will continue to deal with for years to come. This timely and comprehensive collection balances the horrors of political cruelty with the hope and determination of the human spirit.”—Domino Renee Perez, author of Fatherhood in the Borderlands: A Daughter’s Slow Approach

“This book is well documented by extensive footnotes and citations. Editors call for an end to the detention and deportation regime and the carceral state, and make a call for research agendas and political activism that embrace the abolition of borders and bordering. Highly recommended.”—I. Coronado, CHOICE Connect
Resistance and Abolition in the Borderlands
488 Pages 6 x 9
Published: March 2024Paperback ISBN: 9780816552313
Published: March 2024Hardcover ISBN: 9780816552320
Published: March 2024Ebook ISBN: 9780816552337

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