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Author Amaya, Hector
Title Citizenship excess : Latinas/os, media, and the nation / Hector Amaya
Imprint New York : New York University Press, 2013
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  305.868 Am156 2013    AVAILABLE  -  30500101530478
Descript ix, 275 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Critical cultural communication
Critical cultural communication
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-262) and index
Introduction: Latinas/os and citizenship excess -- Toward a Latino critique of public sphere theory -- Nativism and the 2006 pro-immigration reform rallies -- Hutto: staging transnational justice claims in the time of coloniality -- English and Spanish language media -- Labor and the legal structuring of media industries in the case of Ugly Betty (ABC, 2006) -- Mediating belonging, inclusion, and death -- Conclusion: the ethics of nation
"Drawing on contemporary conflicts between Latino/as and anti-immigrant forces, Citizenship Excess illustrates the limitations of liberalism as expressed through U.S. media channels. Inspired by Latin American critical scholarship on the "coloniality of power," Amaya demonstrates that nativists use the privileges associated with citizenship to accumulate power. That power is deployed to aggressively shape politics, culture, and the law, effectively undermining Latino/as who are marked by the ethno-racial and linguistic difference that nativists love to hate. Yet these social characteristics present crucial challenges to the political, legal, and cultural practices that define citizenship. Amaya examines the role of ethnicity and language in shaping the mediated public sphere through cases ranging from the participation of Latino/as in the Iraqi war and pro-immigration reform marches to labor laws restricting Latino/a participation in English-language media and news coverage of undocumented immigrant detention centers. Citizenship Excess demonstrates that the evolution of the idea of citizenship in the United States and the political and cultural practices that define it are intricately intertwined with nativism."--Publisher's website
Subject Hispanic Americans
Latin Americans -- United States
Citizenship -- United States
Hispanic Americans and mass media -- Political aspects
Mass media and immigrants -- Political aspects
Racism -- United States
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
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