The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation
Directly opposing ideas constructed and perpetuated by pundits and
the media at large, "The Latino Threat" challenges the
suggestion that Latino immigrants are unwilling to integrate and
reveals that citizenship is not just about legal definitions, but
about participation in society.
Leo R. Chavez is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. His publications include Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society (1998) and Covering Immigration: Popular Images and the Politics of the Nation (2001).