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100 1  Chavez, Leo R.|q(Leo Ralph) 
245 14 The Latino threat :|bconstructing immigrants, citizens, 
       and the nation /|cLeo R. Chavez. 
264  1 Stanford, Calif. :|bStanford University Press,|c[2008] 
264  4 |c©2008 
300    ix, 265 pages ;|c23 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-245) and 
       index. 
505 0  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. 
520    "From volunteers ready to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border to
       the hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children who 
       have marched in support of immigrant rights, the United 
       States has witnessed a surge of involvement in immigration
       activism. In The Latino Threat, Leo R. Chavez critically 
       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. Pundits -- and the media at large -- nurture and
       perpetuate the notion that Latinos, particularly Mexicans,
       are an invading force bent on reconquering land once 
       considered their own. Through a perceived refusal to learn
       English and an "out of control" birthrate, many say that 
       Latinos are destroying the American way of life. But 
       Chavez questions these assumptions and offers facts to 
       counter the myth that Latinos are a threat to the security
       and prosperity of our nation. His breakdown of the "Latino
       threat" contests this myth's basic tenets, challenging 
       such well-known authors as Samuel Huntington, Pat Buchanan,
       and Peter Brimelow. Chavez concludes that citizenship is 
       not just about legal definitions, but about participation 
       in society. Deeply resonant in today's atmosphere of 
       exclusion, Chavez's insights offer an alternative and 
       optimistic view of the vitality and future of our 
       country."--Publisher description. 
650  0 Hispanic Americans|xPress coverage|zUnited States. 
650  0 Mexican Americans|xPress coverage|zUnited States. 
650  0 Emigration and immigration|zUnited States. 
650  0 Immigrants|xCivil rights|zUnited States. 
650  0 Citizenship|zUnited States. 
650  0 Emigration and immigration law|zUnited States. 
650  0 Prejudices in the press|zUnited States. 
650  0 Immigrants in mass media. 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aChavez, Leo R. (Leo Ralph).|tLatino 
       threat.|dStanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 
       ©2008|w(OCoLC)654293968 
856 41 |3Table of contents|uhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/
       ecip0814/2008014762.html 
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