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Latino Heartland: Of Borders and Belonging in the Midwest

Sujey Vega


National immigration debates have thrust both opponents of immigration and immigrant rights supporters into the news. But what happens once the rallies end and the banners come down? What is daily life like for Latinos who have been presented nationally as “terrorists, drug smugglers, alien gangs, and violent criminals”? This book offers an ethnography of the Latino and non-Latino residents of a small Indiana town, showing how national debate pitted neighbor against neighbor—and the strategies some used to combat such animosity. It conveys the lived impact of divisive political rhetoric on imm ... More

Keywords: national immigration, immigration, immigrant rights, Latinos, community belonging, racial dynamics, ethnic belonging

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479864539
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479864539.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sujey Vega, author