9. Dead Bodies

The Deadly Display of Mexican Border Politics

  1. Frances E. Mascia-Lees
  1. Rocío Magaña

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch9

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

How to Cite

Magaña, R. (2011) Dead Bodies, in A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment (ed F. E. Mascia-Lees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Author Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189491

Online ISBN: 9781444340488

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Keywords:

  • dead bodies, deadly display - of Mexican border politics;
  • United States–Mexico border - site of national vulnerability and physical danger;
  • injured and the dead - at the center of state activity on the border;
  • Mexican state actors - working on both sides of the boundary;
  • ethnographic work on migrant deaths on Arizona–Sonora border region;
  • significance of the dead body on U.S.–Mexico border - political “afterlife”;
  • public display of bodies and body parts - along border cities;
  • stories of fallen law enforcement agents - place, site of lawlessness and mayhem;
  • contextualizing Mexican politics - appropriation of the dead body on display;
  • tending to neglect - migrant death in Arizona–Mexico border

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Mexican Politics of Death

  • Heads, Headshots, and the Dead Body on Display, Past and Present

  • Tending to Neglect: Migrant Death in the Arizona-Mexico Border

  • Conclusion

  • References