Latino Threat Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation, Second Edition

ISBN-10: 0804783527
ISBN-13: 9780804783521
Edition: 2013
Authors: Leo Chavez
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 4/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

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 malign an entire population—and to define what it means to be American.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
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
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
DREAMers and Anchor Babies
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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