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Brown tide rising : metaphors of Latinos in contemporary American public discourse

Author: Otto Santa Ana
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Since 1993, metaphorical language has permeated mainstream media reporting on the United States' growing Latino population. In this book, the author reveals how metaphorical language portrays Latinos  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Otto Santa Ana
ISBN: 0292777663 9780292777668 0292777671 9780292777675
OCLC Number: 237577917
Awards: Winner of Best Book on Ethnic and Racial Political Ideology and/or Political Theory, Organized Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics of the American Politica 2002 (United States)
Description: xxi, 402 Seiten ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by Joe R. FeaginPrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter One: Why Study the Public Discourse Metaphors Depicting Latinos?Part I: Theory and Method Chapter Two: How Metaphor Shapes Public OpinionPart II: Analyses Chapter Three: Proposition 187: Misrepresenting Immigrants and ImmigrationChapter Four: Proposition 209: Competing Metaphors to Construct Racism and Affirmative ActionChapter Five: Student as Means, Not End: Contemporary American Discourse on EducationChapter Six: American Discourse on Nation and Language: The "English for the Children" ReferendumPart III: Conclusions Chapter Seven: Disease or Intruder: Metaphors Constructing the Place of Latinos in the United StatesChapter Eight: Insurgent Metaphors: Contesting the Conventional Representations of LatinosAppendix: Tallies of Political MetaphorsNotesReferencesIndex
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