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Leo Chavez gathers and analyzes over seventy cover images from politically diverse magazines, including Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, The New Republic, The Nation, and American Heritage. He traces the connections between the social, legal, and economic conditions surrounding immigration and the diverse images through which it is portrayed.
Covering Immigration suggests that media images not only reflect the national mood but also play a powerful role in shaping national discourse. Drawing on insights from anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies, this original and perceptive book raises new questions about the media's influence over the public's increasing fear of immigration.
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|Preface and Acknowledgments|
|1||Introduction: Discourses on Immigration and the Nation||1|
|2||Developing a Visual Discourse on Immigration||19|
|3||Toward a Framework for Reading Magazine Covers||34|
|4||A Lexicon of Images, Icons, and Metaphors for a Discourse on Immigration and the Nation||53|
|5||Immigration Orthodoxies and Heresies, 1965-85||82|
|6||Discourses on Immigration and the Nation, 1986-93||128|
|7||Immigrants outside the Imagined Community of the Nation, 1994-99||174|
|8||Manufacturing Consensus on an Anti-Mexican Immigration Discourse||215|
|9||Alternative Readings from America's Future||263|