Nation-States: Borders

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The state is involved in all aspects of one’s life, including birth, sexuality, taxes, and death. One’s movement through physical space has also been something states have long attempted to regulate. Border fences are a testament to the state's ambitions on this front. What was once a frontier became a cartographer’s line, which in turn, became a concrete wall. This board explores the often contested borders that separate states, and the strategies migrants employ to move across them.

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Borders: U.S.-Mexico Border
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Borders: U.S.-Mexico Border

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Martin Hernandez stands at the 18-foot tall partition at the Santa Teresa port of entry in New Mexico. — in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Martin Hernandez stands at the 18-foot tall partition at the Santa Teresa port of entry in New Mexico. — in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

US-Mexico Border

US-Mexico Border

Border between USA and Mexico compared to the border between Holland and Belgium

Border between USA and Mexico compared to the border between Holland and Belgium

"1979: The fence between Arizona and Mexico is used as the net to play volleyball" — at Arizona.

"1979: The fence between Arizona and Mexico is used as the net to play volleyball" — at Arizona.

Mexicans wait to be bathed and deloused at the Santa Fe Bridge quarantine plant, 1917. Mexican border crossers were not considered illegal in the United States until 1917, when a new law imposed formidable barriers to entry: a literacy test, a head tax and a prohibition against contract labor. Mexican nationals for the first time needed a passport to enter the United States. Photo credit: National Archives

Mexicans wait to be bathed and deloused at the Santa Fe Bridge quarantine plant, 1917. Mexican border crossers were not considered illegal in the United States until 1917, when a new law imposed formidable barriers to entry: a literacy test, a head tax and a prohibition against contract labor. Mexican nationals for the first time needed a passport to enter the United States. Photo credit: National Archives

US-Mexico Border Fence - A section of the controversial US-Mexico border fence expansion project crosses previously pristine desert sands at sunrise on March 14, 2009, between Yuma, Arizona and Calexico, California. The barrier stands 15 feet tall and sits on top of the sand soil it can lifted by a machine and repositioned whenever the migrating desert dunes begin to bury it. The almost seven miles of floating fence cost about $6 million per mile to build. Photo credit: David McNew / Getty

US-Mexico Border Fence - A section of the controversial US-Mexico border fence expansion project crosses previously pristine desert sands at sunrise on March 14, 2009, between Yuma, Arizona and Calexico, California. The barrier stands 15 feet tall and sits on top of the sand soil it can lifted by a machine and repositioned whenever the migrating desert dunes begin to bury it. The almost seven miles of floating fence cost about $6 million per mile to build. Photo credit: David McNew / Getty

Large majority of Republicans favor border wall; Democrats broadly oppose  Source: Pew Research Center

Large majority of Republicans favor border wall; Democrats broadly oppose Source: Pew Research Center

"I must keep saying this: How the HELL are we going to spend $20 bil to build the #WallOfHate but can't find $55 mil to fix pipes in Flint?!!"  ~ Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow)

"I must keep saying this: How the HELL are we going to spend $20 bil to build the #WallOfHate but can't find $55 mil to fix pipes in Flint?!!" ~ Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow)

Possible Vulnerable Spots in Trump's Wall

Possible Vulnerable Spots in Trump's Wall

Possible Vulnerable Spots in Trump's Wall

People pass graffiti along the border structure in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, January 25, 2017. President Donald Trump moved aggressively during his first week in office by signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall and cut federal grants for immigrant-protecting "sanctuary cities."   Photo credit: AP Photo / Julie Watson

People pass graffiti along the border structure in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, January 25, 2017. President Donald Trump moved aggressively during his first week in office by signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall and cut federal grants for immigrant-protecting "sanctuary cities." Photo credit: AP Photo / Julie Watson

Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, is to the left of the fence. Nogales, Arizona, USA to the right. Where US Hwy 89 connects with Mexican Federal 15, c. 1950s. Photo credit: William Bird

Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, is to the left of the fence. Nogales, Arizona, USA to the right. Where US Hwy 89 connects with Mexican Federal 15, c. 1950s. Photo credit: William Bird

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U.S. Border Patrol Agent Martin Hernandez stands at the 18-foot tall partition at the Santa Teresa port of entry in New Mexico. — in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Martin Hernandez stands at the 18-foot tall partition at the Santa Teresa port of entry in New Mexico. — in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

US-Mexico Border

US-Mexico Border

Border between USA and Mexico compared to the border between Holland and Belgium

Border between USA and Mexico compared to the border between Holland and Belgium

"1979: The fence between Arizona and Mexico is used as the net to play volleyball" — at Arizona.

"1979: The fence between Arizona and Mexico is used as the net to play volleyball" — at Arizona.

Mexicans wait to be bathed and deloused at the Santa Fe Bridge quarantine plant, 1917. Mexican border crossers were not considered illegal in the United States until 1917, when a new law imposed formidable barriers to entry: a literacy test, a head tax and a prohibition against contract labor. Mexican nationals for the first time needed a passport to enter the United States. Photo credit: National Archives

Mexicans wait to be bathed and deloused at the Santa Fe Bridge quarantine plant, 1917. Mexican border crossers were not considered illegal in the United States until 1917, when a new law imposed formidable barriers to entry: a literacy test, a head tax and a prohibition against contract labor. Mexican nationals for the first time needed a passport to enter the United States. Photo credit: National Archives

US-Mexico Border Fence - A section of the controversial US-Mexico border fence expansion project crosses previously pristine desert sands at sunrise on March 14, 2009, between Yuma, Arizona and Calexico, California. The barrier stands 15 feet tall and sits on top of the sand soil it can lifted by a machine and repositioned whenever the migrating desert dunes begin to bury it. The almost seven miles of floating fence cost about $6 million per mile to build. Photo credit: David McNew / Getty

US-Mexico Border Fence - A section of the controversial US-Mexico border fence expansion project crosses previously pristine desert sands at sunrise on March 14, 2009, between Yuma, Arizona and Calexico, California. The barrier stands 15 feet tall and sits on top of the sand soil it can lifted by a machine and repositioned whenever the migrating desert dunes begin to bury it. The almost seven miles of floating fence cost about $6 million per mile to build. Photo credit: David McNew / Getty

Large majority of Republicans favor border wall; Democrats broadly oppose  Source: Pew Research Center

Large majority of Republicans favor border wall; Democrats broadly oppose Source: Pew Research Center

"I must keep saying this: How the HELL are we going to spend $20 bil to build the #WallOfHate but can't find $55 mil to fix pipes in Flint?!!"  ~ Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow)

"I must keep saying this: How the HELL are we going to spend $20 bil to build the #WallOfHate but can't find $55 mil to fix pipes in Flint?!!" ~ Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow)

Possible Vulnerable Spots in Trump's Wall

Possible Vulnerable Spots in Trump's Wall

Possible Vulnerable Spots in Trump's Wall

People pass graffiti along the border structure in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, January 25, 2017. President Donald Trump moved aggressively during his first week in office by signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall and cut federal grants for immigrant-protecting "sanctuary cities."   Photo credit: AP Photo / Julie Watson

People pass graffiti along the border structure in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, January 25, 2017. President Donald Trump moved aggressively during his first week in office by signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall and cut federal grants for immigrant-protecting "sanctuary cities." Photo credit: AP Photo / Julie Watson

Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, is to the left of the fence. Nogales, Arizona, USA to the right. Where US Hwy 89 connects with Mexican Federal 15, c. 1950s. Photo credit: William Bird

Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, is to the left of the fence. Nogales, Arizona, USA to the right. Where US Hwy 89 connects with Mexican Federal 15, c. 1950s. Photo credit: William Bird

Between the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz, a young man sits on the wall between East and West Berlin, November 11th, 1989.  Photo credit: Raymond Depardon

Between the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz, a young man sits on the wall between East and West Berlin, November 11th, 1989. Photo credit: Raymond Depardon

"West meets East" - Two german brothers , separated by The Berlin Wall, meet again during the “border pass agreement” of 1963.  Photo credit: Ian Berry

"West meets East" - Two german brothers , separated by The Berlin Wall, meet again during the “border pass agreement” of 1963. Photo credit: Ian Berry

Baby Whale: Mama, how do we know when we've crossed from the ocean to another?  Mother Whale: We don't. Borders are socially constructed and you should be wary of anyone who takes them too seriously.  Artist: Drawings of Dogs

Baby Whale: Mama, how do we know when we've crossed from the ocean to another? Mother Whale: We don't. Borders are socially constructed and you should be wary of anyone who takes them too seriously. Artist: Drawings of Dogs

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