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Savage Frontier: Making News and Security on the Argentine Border

Ieva Jusionyte


Making news on Argentina's border with Brazil and Paraguay is tightly linked to security. While international political and media narratives since 9/11 have established this region as a haven of organized crime, for local residents, security is embedded in their daily social and economic realities. Drawing on the experiences of journalists who live and work in an allegedly dangerous South American region and on a personal account of collaborating on an investigative television program, Savage Frontier shows that the production of knowledge is disputed and tactical. This ethnography traces how ... More

Keywords: security, state, borders, crime, legitimacy, informal economy, news, media, journalism, Argentina

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780520283510
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520283510.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ieva Jusionyte, author
University of Florida