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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The rhetoric of construction: A comparative case study of the language of the U.S.-Mexico & Israel-Palestine border walls
by Kapenga, Jesse Adam, M.A., The University of Texas at El Paso, 2012, 66; 1512622
Abstract (Summary)

This research examines the language and rhetoric of fear used to justify the walls and fences built by the American government along the U.S.-Mexico border, and by the Israeli government around the Occupied Palestinian Territories. It focuses specifically on the rhetoric used by the head of government of each country (the American president and the Israeli prime minister) during the years 2001-2011 to explain and justify the construction of a physical barrier as a measure of national defense and self-preservation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Payan, Tony
Commitee: Pineda, Richard, Staudt, Kathleen
School: The University of Texas at El Paso
Department: Political Science
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: MAI 50/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Political science
Keywords: Border, Fence, Israel, Mexico, Palestine, Rhetoric
Publication Number: 1512622
ISBN: 978-1-267-40562-3
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