Brown Tide Rising Metaphors of Latinos in Contemporary American Public Discourse

ISBN-10: 0292777671

ISBN-13: 9780292777675

Edition: 2002

Authors: Otto Santa Ana
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Description: This text argues that far from being mere figures of speech, metaphors produce and sustain negative public perceptions of the Latino community and its place in American society, precluding the view that Latinos are vested with the same rights and privileges as other citizens.

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 6/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Why Study the Public Discourse Metaphors Depicting Latinos?
Theory and Method
How Metaphor Shapes Public Opinion
Analyses
Proposition 187: Misrepresenting Immigrants and Immigration
Proposition 209: Competing Metaphors to ConstructRacism andAffirmative Action
Student as Means, Not End: Contemporary American Discourse on Education
American Discourse onNation andLanguage: The "English for the Children" Referendum
Conclusions
Disease or Intruder: Metaphors Constructing the Place of Latinos in the United States
Insurgent Metaphors: Contesting the Conventional Representations of Latinos- Appendix: Tallies of Political Metaphors
Notes
References
Index
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