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Citizenship Excess: Latino/as, Media, and the Nation

Hector Amaya


Drawing on contemporary conflicts between Latino/as and anti-immigrant forces, this book illustrates the limitations of liberalism as expressed through U.S. media channels. Inspired by Latin American critical scholarship on the “coloniality of power,” the book 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 c ... More

Keywords: anti-immigrant forces, liberalism, citizenship, Latinos, Latinas, nativists, ethnicity, language, immigrant detention centers, nativism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814708453
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814708453.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hector Amaya, author