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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
264 4 |c©2008
300 ix, 265 pages ;|c23 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-245) and
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
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,
856 41 |3Table of contents|uhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/
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