Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race

Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race

by Arlene Davila
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814720072

ISBN-13: 9780814720073

Pub. Date: 10/01/2008

Publisher: New York University Press

Illegal immigrant, tax-burden, job stealer. Patriot, family oriented, hard worker, model consumer. Ever since Latinos became the largest minority in the U.S. they have been caught between these wildly contrasting characterizations leaving us to wonder: Are Latinos friend or foe?

Overview

Illegal immigrant, tax-burden, job stealer. Patriot, family oriented, hard worker, model consumer. Ever since Latinos became the largest minority in the U.S. they have been caught between these wildly contrasting characterizations leaving us to wonder: Are Latinos friend or foe?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814720073
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
711,956
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 Part I The Politics of Latino Spin
1 Here Comes the Latino Middle Class 25
2 Latinos: "The New Republicans (They Just Don't Know It)" 46
3 The Hispanic Consumer: That's "A Lot of Dollars, Cars, Diapers, and Food" 71 Part II Political Economy: Spaces and Institutions
4 The Times-Squaring of El Barrio: On Mega-Projects, Spin, and "Community Consent" 97
5 From Barrio to Mainstream: On the Politics of Latino/a Art Museums 119
6 The "Disciplining" of Ethnic Studies: Or, Why It Will Take Goya Foods and J.Lo to Endow Latino Studies 138 Conclusion: On the Dangers of Wishful Thinking 161 Notes 173 Bibliography 181 Index 197 About the Author 211

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