Alterity and Security

Culture and survival beyond the ‘Indian problem’

Authored by: José Antonio Lucero

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security

Print publication date:  July  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415718691
eBook ISBN: 9781315867908
Adobe ISBN: 9781317965091

10.4324/9781315867908.ch12

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Abstract

In the U.S.-Mexico borderlands I have seen a popular T-shirt that shows an iconic, late 19th-century photograph of four rifle-carrying Apache warriors, including Geronimo (Goyahkl), standing defiantly in northern Mexico. The following words (penned by a Navajo intellectual and activist named Matthew Tafoya) appear above the image: ‘Homeland Security: Fighting Terrorism since 1492.’1 This phrase and image raise an important question for the academic study of security in the Americas: “security for whom?”

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