Latino/as, Media, and the Nation
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: NYU Press
Title Page, Copyright
Preface and Acknowledgments
Pr.scef.sca.scc.sce a.scnd.sc Ac.sck.scnow.scl.sced.scg.scm.scents.scappears to be a natural process but is in fact magical, a kind of I have not had a usable citizenship for the past couple of decades. I have been living in the United States with a Mexican passport. I moved away from Mexico, my country of birth, in 1992 and have lived a life that I ...
Introduction: Latinas/os and Citizenship Excess
In April 2010, Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed what at the time many observers considered the toughest immigration bill in the nation at a state level (Archibold 2010). The law ordered immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and required police to question any detainees that they believed might be in the United States illegally. Op-...
Part IDefending the Walls
1Toward a Latino Critique of Public Sphere Theory
There is a paradox that def_ines Latino political and cultural power. No other ethno-racial minority group has as much access to the mediated public sphere as Latinas/os, and yet Latino underrepresentation in the f_ield of power is substantive. Paul Taylor, the director of the Pew Hispanic Center, of_fers the metaphor, “Latinas/os have so far punched below their ...
2Nativism and the 2006 Pro-Immigration Reform Rallies
The GOP won’t be a majority party if it cedes the young or His-In 2006, millions of Latinas/os and supporters took to the streets de-manding reforms to immigration law that would create a path to citizen-ship for millions of undocumented residents. Although the marches were extremely successful, the pro-immigration reform movement (PRM) did ...
3Hutto: Staging Transnational Justice Claims in theTime of Coloniality
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4English- and Spanish-Language Media
...long sixteenth century. The creation of this geosocial entity, the — Quijano and Wallerstein (1992), qtd. in Mignolo (2000, 219)Latinas/os have never owned much media in the United States. Today, al-though Latinas/os are 15 percent of the population and their buying power stands at roughly dollar.oldstyle1 trillion, lack of ownership persists. As Catherine San-...
Part IIConditions of Inclusion
5Labor and the Legal Structuring of Media Industries in theCase of Ugly Betty (ABC, 2006)
Ethnonationalisms are f_lexible and can welcome others under certain conditions. Processes of inclusion are political but also cultural, and media participates by giving a few members of society the ability to con-struct the narratives that matter to the entire polis. This chapter ref_lects on processes of cultural inclusion by investigating the show Ugly Betty ...
6Mediating Belonging, Inclusion, and Death
In chapter 5, I engaged with the problem of inclusion and explored it in relation to media industries and labor. As that chapter shows, the inclu-sion of noncitizen Latinas/os in English-language media is possible only if the f_ictional narrative rendering of Latinas/os is prof_itable. As I showed in other chapters, it is much harder for noncitizen Latinas/os to be rep-...
Conclusion: The Ethics of Nation
Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch f_ind their protection the laws or whose lives have def_ied them; for then only will you Timarchus was unfortunate. He, with Demosthenes, had accused Aes-...
About the Author
Hector Amaya is an associate professor of media studies at the University of Virginia who specializes in North American transnationalism, includ-ing Mexico, Cuba, and the United States. He writes on the cultural pro-duction of political identities and the complex manner in which cultural ...
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Publication Year: 2013