Performing the State's Desire: The Border Industrial Complex and the Murder of Anastasio Hernández Rojas

  title={Performing the State's Desire: The Border Industrial Complex and the Murder of Anastasio Hern{\'a}ndez Rojas},
  author={Cristina Jo P{\'e}rez},
  journal={Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies},
  pages={119 - 93}
  • C. J. Pérez
  • Published 4 February 2022
  • Political Science
  • Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies
Abstract:This paper considers the 2010 murder of Anastasio Hernández Rojas at the hands of Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in order to unsettle the dominant narrative that migrant desire is responsible for the state violence against undocumented migrants at the border. Instead, I argue that we might read encounters between the state and migrants as performances in which the state and its agents reveal their own desires to enact the force of the… 



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