Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education


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Anthropology & Education Quarterly 43:1 (March 2012), pp. 24–40; doi: 10.1111/j.1548-1492.2011.01155.x


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Extant cultural models articulated in “Flyover Country” print media responses to ICE workplace raids showed a welcome of sorts of Latino newcomers. These models suggest a place for Latino students at school and more broadly for Latino children and parents in these communities. Thus, they index an unwillingness to see Latino newcomers in dehumanizing reductive terms, like “alien” or “illegal,” even as these more debilitating models may also be extant elsewhere in the public sphere.