Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
The Latino Threat - Constructing Immigrants Citizens and the Nation Second Edition - cover

We are sorry! The publisher (or author) gave us the instruction to take down this book from our catalog. But please don't worry, you still have more than 500,000 other books you can enjoy!

The Latino Threat - Constructing Immigrants Citizens and the Nation Second Edition

Leo Chavez

Publisher: Stanford University Press

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

News media and pundits too frequently perpetuate the notion that Latinos, particularly Mexicans, are an invading force bent on reconquering land once their own and destroying the American way of life. In this book, Leo R. Chavez contests this assumption's basic tenets, offering facts to counter the many fictions about the "Latino threat." With new discussion about anchor babies, the DREAM Act, and recent anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona and other states, this expanded second edition critically investigates the stories about recent immigrants to show how prejudices are used to malign an entire population—and to define what it means to be American.
Available since: 04/17/2013.

Other books that might interest you

  • Our Broken Two Party System - Can American Politics Be Fixed? - cover

    Our Broken Two Party System -...

    Robert P. Watson

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    One Day University presents a series of audio lectures recorded in real-time from some of the top minds in the United States. Given by award-winning professors and experts in their field, these recorded lectures dive deep into the worlds of religion, government, literature, and social justice. It is an understatement to say that Americans are frustrated with our two-party system and the dysfunction that seems to define our politics in recent years. Polls reveal that the public has an unfavorable view of the two major parties, many Americans consider themselves to be "independents," and the Congress is wildly unpopular. At the same time, the parties and Congress seem to be unable to come together to effectively address either the structural challenges of the political system or the issues facing the nation, and studies reveal that the gap between Democratic and Republican voters is growing. Despite all this, the major parties seem to be here to stay, as third or minor parties still struggle to field electable candidates for most any office. What is going on? Are these new trends in American politics? And how did it get so bad? This lecture analyzes the development of the political parties and the nation's historical experiences with political dysfunction, then offers thoughts on the causes and consequences of the partisan gridlock and dysfunction, and closes with ideas for reform. This audio lecture includes a supplemental PDF.
    Show book
  • Rigged Justice - How the College Admissions Scandal Ruined an Innocent Man’s Life - cover

    Rigged Justice - How the College...

    John Vandemoer

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The former Stanford University sailing coach sentenced in the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal tells the riveting true story of how he was drawn unwittingly into a web of deceit in this eye-opening memoir that offers a damning portrait of modern college administration and the ways in which justice and fairness do not always intersect.  
     For eleven years, John Vandemoer ran the prestigious Stanford University sailing program in which he coached Olympians and All-Americans. Though the hours were long and the program struggled for funding, sailing gave Vandemoer’s life shape and meaning.  
    But early one morning, everything came crashing down when Vandemoer, still in his pajamas, opened the door to find FBI and IRS agents on his doorstep. He quickly learned that a recruiter named Rick Singer had used him as a stooge in a sophisticated scheme designed to take advantage of college coaches and play to the endless appetite for university fundraising—and wealthy parents looking for an edge for their college-bound children.  
    Vandemoer was summarily fired, kicked out of campus housing, his children booted from campus daycare. The next year of his life was a Kafkaesque hellscape, and though he was an innocent man who never received a dime was the first person to be convicted in what became known as the Varsity Blues scandal.  
    A true story that reads like a suspense novel, Rigged Justice lays bare how a sophisticated scheme could take advantage of college coaches and university money—and how one family became collateral damage in a large government investigation that dominated national headlines.
    Show book
  • The Emergency State - America's Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs - cover

    The Emergency State - America's...

    David C. Unger

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    In The Emergency State, leading global affairs commentator David C. Unger reveals the hidden costs of America's obsessive pursuit of absolute national security. In the decades since World War II, presidents from both parties have assumed broad war-making powers never intended by the Constitution and intervened abroad to preserve our credibility rather than our security, while trillions of tax dollars have been diverted from essential domestic needs to the Pentagon. Yet ironically, this pursuit has not just damaged our democracy and undermined our economic strength-it has also failed to make us safer.In a penetrating work of historical analysis, Unger explains how this narrow-minded emphasis on security came to distort our political life and shows how we can change course. As Unger reminds us, in the first 150 years of the American republic, the United States valued limited military intervention abroad and the checks and balances put in place by the founding fathers. Yet American history took a sharp turn during World War II, when we began to build a vast and cumbersome complex of national security institutions, reflexes, and beliefs. Originally designed to wage hot war against Germany and cold war against the Soviet Union, our security bureaucracy is no longer effective at confronting the elusive, non-state-supported threats we now face.The Emergency State traces a series of missed opportunities-from the so-called Year of Intelligence in 1975 to the end of the cold war to 9/11-when we could have paused to rethink our defense strategy and didn't. We have ultimately failed to dismantle our outdated national security state, Unger argues, because both parties are equally responsible for its expansion. While countless books have exposed the damage wrought by George W. Bush's war on terror, Unger shows it was only the natural culmination of decades of bipartisan emergency state logic-and argues that Obama, along with many previous Democratic presidents, has failed to shift course in any meaningful way.In this provocative and incisive book, Unger proposes a radically different paradigm that would better address our security needs while also working to reverse the damage done to our democratic institutions and economic vitality.
    Show book
  • Affirmations For Kids - "It's Going to be a Great Day!" - A Positive Affirmation Story for Children - cover

    Affirmations For Kids - "It's...

    Cora Vogel

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Jump start your child's day with a guided positive affirmation story, geared just for young children! Help your child construct a hopeful narrative for their day. Encourage an optimistic mindset and reduce negative thoughts. Help your child flourish and develop good self-esteem and confidence, by tapping into the wonderful power of positive affirmations and self-talk.
    Show book
  • Behavior Therapy 2 Book Bundle - Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Emotional Intelligence - cover

    Behavior Therapy 2 Book Bundle -...

    Christopher Rance

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    BEHAVIOR THERAPY 2 BOOK BUNDLE 
    Book 1: Dialectical Behavior Therapy 
    This book covers the topic of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT. Inside, you will learn all about the history of DBT, the four modules that it teaches, and the large number of disorders that it can be used to treat, including borderline personality disorder.  
    You will soon discover the different applications of DBT and gain an understanding of not only how it is implemented, but also, why it works.  
    It is my hope that through this book, you will gain a better understanding of human emotions, and the mental health disorders that are becoming increasingly prevalent in modern society.  
    Book 2: Emotional Intelligence 
    Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize your emotions and those of others with the goal of understanding and managing these emotions. It is your ability to use emotional information to influence your behaviors as well as the behaviors of others. 
    Throughout this book, you will learn how to measure your own emotional intelligence, as well as several ways to determine the emotional intelligence of those around you. Further, you’ll be provided with a range of strategies to improve upon your emotional intelligence.  
    Emotional intelligence plays a huge role in our relationships. Not only those relationships that are romantic in nature, but also in the relationships we have with our colleagues, children, parents, friends, and others. A lack of emotional intelligence can lead to unnecessary misunderstandings, arguments, distrust, and even resentment.  
    Fortunately, emotional intelligence doesn’t have to remain at a constant level. It can be improved upon continuously through many of the strategies provided in this book, allowing you to enhance your interpersonal experiences in all areas of life!
    Show book
  • Longer Views - Extended Essays - cover

    Longer Views - Extended Essays

    Samuel R. Delany

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Six essays from the critic and award-winning author exploring topics such as theater, LGBTQ+ scholarship, cyborgs, metaphors, and Star Wars. “Reading is a many-layered process—like writing,” observes Samuel R. Delany, a Nebula and Hugo Award–winning author and a major commentator on American literature and culture. In this collection of six extended essays, Delany challenges what he calls “the hard-edged boundaries of meaning” by going beyond the customary limits of the genre in which he’s writing. By radically reworking the essay form, Delany can explore and express the many layers of his thinking about the nature of art, the workings of language, and the injustices and ironies of social, political, and sexual marginalization. Thus, Delany connects, in sometimes unexpected ways, topics as diverse as the origins of modern theater, the context of lesbian and gay scholarship, the theories of cyborgs, how metaphors mean, and the narrative structures in the Star Wars trilogy. “Over the course of his career,” Kenneth James writes in his extensive introduction, “Delany has again and again thrown into question the world-models that all too many of us unknowingly live by.” Indeed, Delany challenges an impressive list of world-models here, including High and Low Art, sanity and madness, mathematical logic and the mechanics of mythmaking, the distribution of wealth in our society, and the limitations of our sexual vocabulary. Also included are two essays that illustrate Delany’s unique chrestomathic technique, the grouping of textual fragments whose associative interrelationships a reader must actively trace to read them as a resonant argument. Whether writing about Wagner or Hart Crane, Foucault or Robert Mapplethorpe, Delany combines a fierce and often piercing vision with a powerful honesty that beckons us to share in the perspective of these Longer Views.“An intellectually adventurous book. . . . Every page of every essay here rewards a second reading, and a third. Delany has a fearsomely stocked intellect, and a wider range of experience than most writers can even imagine. . . . He is brilliant, driven, prolific.” —The Nation“One of science fiction’s grand masters. . . . Delany’s elegant command of language and deep insight into other authors’ works are delightful to behold.” —Booklist“Rare personal frankness and stunning erudition. . . . Recommended for readers who enjoy the challenge of being led into remote regions of a gifted mind.” —Library Journal
    Show book