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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Welcome to the Alamo; Hollywood on the Border
  • Chapter One: How the Southwest Was Won; Border Westerns and the Southern Frontier
  • Chapter Two: "The Imaginary Illegal Alien"; Hollywood Border Crossers and Buddy Cops in the 1980s
  • Chapter Three: The "Narc" in All of Us; Border Media and the War on Drugs
  • Chapter Four: Urban Frontiers; Border Cinema and the Global City
  • Conclusion: Frontier Myths on the Line; Border Cinema Redux
  • Notes
  • Filmography
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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An examination of how major Hollywood films exploit the border between Mexico and the United States to tell a story about U.S. dominance in the Western hemisphere.

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Camilla Fojas is an associate professor of media studies and affiliated faculty in American studies at the University of Virginia.

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