Penetrating the Border: Queer Immigration in America

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Citation

Ahern, Dana, “Penetrating the Border: Queer Immigration in America,” Scholar@Simmons, accessed November 14, 2019, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/scholar/items/show/346.

Title

Penetrating the Border: Queer Immigration in America

Creator

Ahern, Dana

Date

2015

Description

This paper looks at three anti-immigration and anti-LGBT laws proposed in Arizona, the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, the Religious Freedoms Restoration Act, and the Bathroom Bill. Using Foucault’s theory of heterotopia and Judith Butler’s discussion on recognizability and humanness, this paper examines the anxiety surrounding the United States as a space and the systematic targeting and removal of queer and immigrant bodies. The United States carefully monitors these unrecognizable bodies as they move through the space, making sure that the nationalist ideals on which the nation is founded – whiteness, heteronormativity, and Christianity – remain unthreatened and are reproduced.

Publisher

Simmons College (Boston, Mass.)

Format

1 PDF (36 Pages)

Language

English

Type

Masters Theses