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BETRISEY NADALI, Débora. Inmigración y discriminación en la frontera argentino-paraguaya. Migr. Inter [online]. 2007, vol.4, n.1, pp. 141-164. ISSN 1665-8906.
Within the framework of Argentinean society, in recent decades, obvious processes of stigmatization have been established that give rise to the production of "others" on the basis of their condition of "border immigrants" (such as Paraguayans, Chileans and Bolivians), who are always prey manipulation. In this essay, I propose to delve into the logic of certain premises and interpretative frameworks drawn from sociology and anthropology, in order to analyze these processes of stigmatization. These theoretical-methodological perspectives enable one to record the personal experience of immigrants, and focus on the "language of resistance" through which these groups dismantle and re-create their stigmatized identities. These reflections are the result of ethnographic material collected between 1999 and 2000 in the city of Posadas (Misiones, Argentina) adjoining the city of Encarnación (District of Itapúa, Paraguay).
Palavras-chave : border immigration; social exclusion; cultural difference; stigmatization; resistance.