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by Arlene Dávila

  • Author: Arlene Dávila
  • ISBN: 0814720064
  • ISBN13: 978-0814720066
  • ePub: 1187 kb | FB2: 1620 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Publisher: NYU Press (October 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 893
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Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race ePub download

Dávila is a force of nature.

Dávila is a force of nature. In Latino Spin Dávila elegantly unravels the media driven sleight-of-hand that simultaneously celebrates an uber-American (and almost entirely manufactured) Latino middle class while demonizing recent Latino immigrants and the poor folks who resemble them.

Arlene Dávila (born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) has contributed to the field of Latino/a Studies as an author and professor. She has written five books and many articles on issues ranging from depictions of public images of Latinos, marketing to Latinos, cultural politics in Puerto Rico, and Latinization of the United States. She is a professor at New York University.

Published by: NYU Press. Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award in Latino Studies from the Latin American Studies AssociationIllegal immigrant, tax burden, job stealer. Patriot, family oriented, hard worker, model consumer. Davila follows the spin through the realm of politics, think tanks, Latino museums, and urban planning to uncover whether they effectively challenge the growing fear over Latinos' supposedly dreadful effect on the "integrity" of .

Latino Spin cuts through the spin about Latinos' supposed values, political . ENG. Number of Pages.

Latino Spin cuts through the spin about Latinos' supposed values, political attitudes, and impact on . Noted scholar Arlene Dávila illustrates the growing consensus among pundits, advocates, and scholars that Latinos are not a social liability, that they are moving up and contributing, and that, in fact, they are more American than "the Americans.

Home Browse Magazines Higher Education Magazines The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Article details, "Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing. Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race sets out to dispel the myth about Latinos' supposed values, political attitudes, and impact on .

Noted scholar Arlene Dávila illustrates the growing consensus among pundits, advocates, and scholars that Latinos are not a social liability, that they are moving up and contributing, and that, in fact, they are more American than the Americans. But what is at stake in such a sanitized and marketable representation of Latinidad?

Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race by Arlene Dávila. Introduction to the New Frontiers of Race: Culture, Criminalities, and Policing in the Global Era, Volume 1.

Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race by Arlene Dávila. Article first published online: 6 MAY 2010. Save to Library.

Arlene Dávila is Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at NYU. Her books include Culture Works: Space, Value and Mobility Across the Neoliberal Americas (2012) and Latino Spin: Public Image and th. .

A must read for students as well as a general public concerned with the future role of Latinos in . Dávila also lays the foundation for understanding events that have occurred since the books publication. Journal of American Ethnic History. A wonderfully written book that cuts through the & spin.

Arlene Dávila’s scholarship continues to make significant contributions to.Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race.

Arlene Dávila’s scholarship continues to make significant contributions to Latina/o studies by working across disciplines and cultural archives in ways that demonstrate the complicated relationship between Latina/o culture, neoliberal policies and political economy. New York: New York University Press. Authors and Affiliations. 1. niversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award in Latino Studies from the Latin American Studies Association

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?

Latino Spin cuts through the spin about Latinos’ supposed values, political attitudes, and impact on U.S. national identity to ask what these caricatures suggest about Latinos’ shifting place in the popular and political imaginary. Noted scholar Arlene Dávila illustrates the growing consensus among pundits, advocates, and scholars that Latinos are not a social liability, that they are moving up and contributing, and that, in fact, they are more American than “the Americans.” But what is at stake in such a sanitized and marketable representation of Latinidad? Dávila follows the spin through the realm of politics, think tanks, Latino museums, and urban planning to uncover whether they effectively challenge the growing fear over Latinos’ supposedly dreadful effect on the “integrity” of U.S. national identity. What may be some of the intended or unintended consequences of these more marketable representations in regard to current debates over immigration?

With particular attention to what these representations reveal about the place and role of Latinos in the contemporary politics of race, Latino Spin highlights the realities they skew and the polarization they effect between Latinos and other minorities, and among Latinos themselves along the lines of citizenship and class. Finally, by considering Latinos in all their diversity, including their increasing financial and geographic disparities, Dávila can present alternative and more empowering representations of Latinidad to help attain true political equity and intraracial coalitions.

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A great book for anybody studying current Latino and immigration policies. This is great book that speaks about how media and politicians have downplayed and sanitized the public image of Hispanics in the U.S. It also demystifies public misconceptions about Latinos. Arlene Davila one of the top scholars of Anthropology and Latino Studies in the U.S.
Welen
Have not had the time to read it, just skimmed the pages.
Lanin
still reading -- using it for cultural studies research. good read up until now (chap 2!)
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