Toward a “Care-ful Geopolitics” of La Frontera in the Era of Trump

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Utilizing a decolonial feminist lens, I develop an account of a “care-ful geopolitics” as alternative approach to considering La Frontera in the era of Trump. Differing from “Great Wall geopolitics,” which relies on a colonial and imperialist imaginary, a care-ful geopolitics engages in a multiscalar analysis through a decolonial imaginary, attends to complexity and contextuality, and takes seriously interdependency. Prescriptively, I argue that a care-ful geopolitics entails a global “duty to care” for and about those humans, nonhumans, and ecosystems that will be impacted by the construction of Trump's “Great Wall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-352
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Speculative Philosophy
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Care ethics
  • Decolonial feminism
  • Decolonial imaginary
  • La frontera
  • Transnational feminism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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