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100 1  Fleuriet, Kathryn Jill,|eauthor 
245 10 Rhetoric and reality on the U.S.-Mexico border :|bplace, 
       politics, home /|cK. Jill Fleuriet 
264  1 Cham, Switzerland :|bPalgrave Macmillan,|c[2021] 
264  4 |c©2021 
300    xx, 286 pages :|bcolor illustrations, color map ;|c21 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
520    Stemming from four years of ethnographic research, media 
       analysis of over 750 national news articles published in 
       the 2010s, and decades of the author's professional and 
       personal immersion in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas,
       Rhetoric and Reality illuminates a place at the heart of 
       our national conversation: the U.S.-Mexico border. K. Jill
       Fleuriet contrasts the rhetoric of national political and 
       media discourse with that of local border leaders in 
       economics, health care, politics, education, law 
       enforcement, philanthropy, and activism. As she 
       deconstructs the common narrative of a border in need of 
       external intervention to control corruption, poverty, 
       sickness, and violence, Fleuriet engagingly illustrates 
       the range of regional organizing, local development 
       strategies, and community responses in the borderlands 
       that ultimately situate the Rio Grande Valley as the "true
       North" of the U.S. national compass--where the Valley goes,
       the rest of the country soon will follow. Rhetoric and 
       Reality asks us to question our own assumptions, 
       especially about those areas that drive national decisions
       about resource allocation, economic development and 
       national security 
650  0 Ethnology|zMexican-American Border Region 
650  0 Mass media|xSocial aspects|zMexican-American Border Region
650  0 Communication|xPolitical aspects|zMexican-American Border 
650  0 Minorities in mass media 
651  0 Mexican-American Border Region|xPress coverage 
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