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Inoculations of Evil in the U.S.-Mexican Border Region: Reflections on the Genocidal Potential of Symbolic Violence

Carole Nagengast

in Annihilating Difference

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780520230286
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927575 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0013
Inoculations of Evil in the U.S.-Mexican Border Region: Reflections on the Genocidal Potential of Symbolic Violence

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This chapter discusses the genocidal potential of everyday symbolic violence. It studies a situation where difference has been essentialized, but has not yet led to genocide. It argues that although Latinos are victimized by forms of symbolic and physical violence analogous to those that occur in genocide, there are certain constraints that have prevented such violence from rising into genocide.

Keywords: genocidal potential; symbolic violence; Latinos; physical violence

Chapter.  11097 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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