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The Resource Waiting for José : the Minutemen's pursuit of America, Harel Shapira

Waiting for José : the Minutemen's pursuit of America, Harel Shapira

Label
Waiting for José : the Minutemen's pursuit of America
Title
Waiting for José
Title remainder
the Minutemen's pursuit of America
Statement of responsibility
Harel Shapira
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"They live in the suburbs of Tennessee and Indiana. They fought in Vietnam and Desert Storm. They speak about an older, better America, an America that once was, and is no more. And for the past decade, they have come to the U.S. / Mexico border to hunt for illegal immigrants. Who are the Minutemen? Patriots? Racists? Vigilantes? Harel Shapira lived with the Minutemen and patrolled the border with them, seeking neither to condemn nor praise them, but to understand who they are and what they do. Challenging simplistic depictions of these men as right-wing fanatics with loose triggers, Shapira discovers a group of men who long for community and embrace the principles of civic engagement. Yet these desires and convictions have led them to a troubling place. Shapira takes you to that place--a stretch of desert in southern Arizona, where he reveals that what draws these men to the border is not simply racism or anti-immigrant sentiments, but a chance to relive a sense of meaning and purpose rooted in an older life of soldiering. They come to the border not only in search of illegal immigrants, but of lost identities and experiences"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapira, Harel
Dewey number
363.28/509721
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6565
LC item number
.S53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Border security
  • Minutemen (Organization)
  • Illegal aliens
  • Border patrols
Label
Waiting for José : the Minutemen's pursuit of America, Harel Shapira
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: All Quiet on the Southern Front -- American Dreams -- Camp Vigilance -- Gordon and His Guns -- Scenes from the Border -- Encounters -- Conclusion: Belonging in America
Control code
ocn820118774
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780691152158
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012049334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)820118774
Label
Waiting for José : the Minutemen's pursuit of America, Harel Shapira
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: All Quiet on the Southern Front -- American Dreams -- Camp Vigilance -- Gordon and His Guns -- Scenes from the Border -- Encounters -- Conclusion: Belonging in America
Control code
ocn820118774
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780691152158
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012049334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)820118774

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