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Surname 1Student’s NameProfessor’s NameCourse DetailsSubmission Date “Agency” and “death” in the “Land of Open Graves”How does the author define/explain/understand these terms and how do they use these concepts to make their arguments?In The Land of Open Graves, Jason De León applies an anthropological method to describing thehardly discernable, extremely violent, and frequently awful experience of immigrants who try to cross the U.S –Mexico border. Concentrating his exploration on the period since 1993, when the United States Border Patrol self-admittedly started to set up an administration policy of “Prevention through Deterrence.” The author scrutinizes the “killing machine” referred to as “deterrence” that has made out the borderland setting. “Prevention through Deterrence” uses the Sonoran Desert as “the impeccable silent companion in border control” (De Leon 61) to cause harm and death on immigrants beyond the knowledge of the public. Instead of looking at the whole of the Mexican-American boundary, De Leon chooses to focus on the Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona. His main argument is that the desert is used as a tool of border administration:

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