By Leo R. Chavez
Leo Chavez gathers and analyzes over seventy cover images from politically diverse magazines, including "Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, The New Republic, The Nation, "and "American Heritage. "He traces the connections between the social, legal, and economic conditions surrounding immigration and the diverse images through which it is portrayed.
"Covering Immigration "suggests that media images not only reflect the national mood but also play a powerful role in shaping national discourse. Drawing on insights from anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies, this original and perceptive book raises new questions about the media's influence over the public's increasing fear of immigration.
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