Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-286) and index.
"Investigates the media stories about and recent experiences of immigrants to show how prejudices and stereotypes have been used to malign an entire immigrant population and to define what it means to be an American."--Publisher description.
Part 1. Constructing and challenging myths. The Latino threat narrative -- Cultural contradictions of citizenship and belonging -- Latina sexuality, reproduction, and fertility as threats to the nation -- Latina fertility and reproduction reconsidered -- Part 2. Media spectacles and the production of neoliberal citizen-subjects. Organ transplants and the privileges of citizenship -- The Minuteman Project's spectacle of surveillance on the Arizona-Mexico border -- The immigrant marches of 2006 and the struggle for inclusion -- DREAMers and anchor babies.