Covering Immigration: Popular Images and the Politics of the Nation

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acculturation. See assimilation; “melting pot”; multiculturalism
affirmative action, 164–65, 311n3
affirmative covers (general): characteristics of, 21, 23, 260; nation's birthday and, 24–26, 33, 152; in 1970s, 83–84, 96–97; student readings of, 265–75
African Americans: anti—immigration sentiment of, 113, 122, 140–41; employment and, 171, 235; immigrants' effect on, 11, 83, 106–7, 168; as percentage of immigrants, 7; Proposition 187 and, 247; and tensions with immigrants, 154–58
African Caribbean immigrants, 32, 106–7, 133–34
alarmist covers (general): characteristics of, 21–23, 299–300, 302; image assemblages on, 59–62; implications of, 126–27; key issues in, 33; nation's birthday and, 95, 222; in 1970s, 83–84 student readings of, 275–94
allegories, 51, 212–13
American dream, 114–16, 128–31, 269–70
American Heritage,, 13, 14, 15, 174–76; multiculturalism and, 30–32, 98–99, 142–44; Statue of Liberty on, 67–68, 69, 175
American Immigration Control Foundation, 185
Americans for Immigration Control, 166
amnesty program, 118, 236, 240, 309n2; support for, 95, 105, 219–20, 234
Anderson, Benedict, 43–44, 47, 111
anti—immigration discourse, 17–18, 111–16, 180–92, 194, 275; critique of, 3, 121, 163, 165–67, 198–99; fears in, 119–20, 233; image of, 146, 151–52, 213–14; legislation due to, 5, 109–10, 114, 117–18; Statue of Liberty and, 68–69, 108–10; upsurge in, 159, 160–65. See also nativism; Proposition 187 (Calif.)
anti—Mexican immigration discourse, 215–18, 236–40, 260–62; politics and, 246–49; post—IRCA images in, 240–46; and reproduction, 229–36, 249–52; U. S. —Mexico border in, 218–29 252–53; welfare/immigration reform and, 253–60
Appadurai, Arjun, 49–50, 308n20
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), 85
Asian Americans: celebration of, 67, 124–25; “conquest” of, 139–40; critique of, 150–51; diversity of, 122, 124, 139; power of, 136–37, 140; Statue of Liberty and, 66–67; transnational relations of, 139–40
Asian immigrants: assimilation of, 211; celebration of, 121–22; directionality of movement and, 54–56, 57; diversity of, 113; entrepreneurship of, 122, 153; European immigrants compared to, 213; family unification and, 5–6; image assemblages with, 60–62; multiculturalism and, 30–32, 98–99;


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