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Symbolic Boundaries in Action

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Abstract

Jaworsky offers a look into the potential implications of all the symbolic boundary work taking place around immigration and highlights the contribution of the Strong Program in studying this issue. Social movement “success” is notoriously difficult to measure; looking at the political outcomes and cultural consequences of mobilization around immigration reveals a complex landscape of “results.” Both sides can claim victories, the intensity of which ebbs and flows. This situation warrants future research, not least because the societal stakes are so high. More than 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States live in a social limbo and even those with legal status are often considered a threat. Fears or worries about immigration abound, and meaningful dialogue seems out of reach.

Keywords

Social Movement Cultural Consequence Illegal Immigrant Boundary Work Symbolic Boundary 
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  1. 1.Masaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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