Greasers and Gringos Latinos, Law, and the American Imagination

ISBN-10: 0814798888

ISBN-13: 9780814798881

Edition: N/A

Authors: Steven W. Bender

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Begins the charge of debunking existing stereotypes and implores all Americans to re-imagine Latinos as legal and social equals.
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List price: $27.00
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 293
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Steven W. Bender is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at Seattle University School of Law. He is the author of Greasers and Gringos: Latinos, Law, and the American Imagination (NYU Press, 2003), and One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, C�sar Ch�vez, and the Dream of Dignity.

The confluence of stereotype and law
Latinas/os in the American imagination
Centering Latina/o stereotypes in those of other groups
Greasers and gangsters : Latinas/os and crime
Manana (is soon enough for me) : fertility and welfare
In the U.S.A., it's English or Adios Amigo : Latina/o assimilation
One of the smart ones : Latina/o (un)intelligence
No Mexicans or dogs allowed : subhumanity
Gringos in the Latina/o imagination
Latinas/os in the mirror : intra-/interethnic glimpses
Eradicating stereotypes : community-based strategies of media counterspeech and protest
Mi Familia as counterspeech
Eradicating stereotypes : the collision of legal strategies with the first amendment
Beyond stereotype : movement toward social change
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