Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

 

Date of this Version

3-2012

Citation

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

Comments

Copyright © 2012 by the American Anthropological Association. Used by permission.

Abstract

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.