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The Latino threat : constructing immigrants, citizens, and the nation

Author: Leo R Chavez
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2008.
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"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  Read more...
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Chavez, Leo R. (Leo Ralph).
Latino threat.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)654293968
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leo R Chavez
ISBN: 9780804759335 0804759332 9780804759342 0804759340
OCLC Number: 218193709
Description: ix, 265 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 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 --
pt. 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.
Responsibility: Leo R. Chavez.
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Directly opposing ideas constructed and perpetuated by pundits and the media at large, The Latino Threat challenges the suggestion that Latino immigrants are unwilling to integrate and reveals that  Read more...

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"This is the most systematic examination available of the whys and whats behind the representation of Latinos as a threat. Chavez digs deeply into the history, politics, economics, and social Read more...

 
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