Trash Nationalism or How to Construct a Nation Out of Trash

By HANA MASRI | ➜ The national imaginary of the United States is constituted and contested by trash. Each year, thousands of tons of objects—often dismissed as garbage—are left behind in the U.S.-Mexican borderlands as a result of migration. From water jugs to backpacks to toothbrushes to clothing to birth control packets, the panoply of things in the borderlands reflects a lived struggle for survival … Continúa leyendo Trash Nationalism or How to Construct a Nation Out of Trash