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Author Chavez, Leo.

Title The Latino Threat : Constructing Immigrants, Citizens and the Nation.

Publication Info. Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2013.


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Edition Second edition.
Description 1 online resource (312 pages)
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Part 1: Constructing and Challenging Myths; 1. The Latino Threat Narrative; 2. Cultural Contradictions of Citizenship and Belonging; 3. Latina Sexuality, Reproduction, and Fertility as Threats to the Nation; 4. Latina Fertility and Reproduction Reconsidered; Part 2: Media Spectacles and the Production of Neoliberal Citizen-Subjects; 5. Organ Transplants and the Privileges of Citizenship; 6. The Minuteman Project's Spectacle of Surveillance on the Arizona-Mexico Border
7. The Immigrant Marches of 2006 and the Struggle for Inclusion8. Dreamers and Anchor Babies; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary News media and pundits too frequently perpetuate the notion that Latinos, particularly Mexicans, are an invading force bent on reconquering land once their own and destroying the American way of life. In this book, Leo R. Chavez contests this assumption's basic tenets, offering facts to counter the many fictions about the ""Latino threat."" With new discussion about anchor babies, the DREAM Act, and recent anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona and other states, this expanded second edition critically investigates the stories about recent immigrants to show how prejudices are used to malig.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Citizenship -- United States.
Emigration and immigration law -- United States.
Hispanic Americans -- Press coverage -- United States.
Immigrants -- Civil rights -- United States.
Prejudices in the press -- United States.
Immigrants in mass media.
Mexican Americans -- Press coverage -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Chavez, Leo The Latino Threat : Constructing Immigrants, Citizens and the Nation Palo Alto : Stanford University Press,c2013 9780804783521
ISBN 9780804786188
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