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The anchor baby

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The anchor baby
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discursive constructions of immigrant subjects
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Cato
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Genevieve
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1988-
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Genevieve Cato
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Decena
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Carlos
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Carlos Decena
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Advisory Committee
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chair
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Sampaio
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Anna
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Anna Sampaio
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internal member
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Balakrishnan
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Radhika
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Radhika Balakrishnan
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Advisory Committee
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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theses
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2012
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2012-05
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xx
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eng
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Political rhetoric delivered through sound bites on cable news networks can be easy to dismiss, because there is relatively little nuance in the coverage of political issues. The anchor baby debate from the midterm elections in 2010 is a perfect example. These discursive strands impact our conceptions of ourselves, our relation to society, and our voting behavior. Media-communicated narratives construct subjectivities. These subjects are then made manifest through policy decisions. To address the implications of the coverage of the anchor baby in the midterm elections in 2010 in the United States, I conducted a critical discourse analysis of news segments from Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. A consistent picture of the undocumented immigrant parent of the anchor baby became clear. The discourse reinforces the demonized undocumented immigrant subject, and reaffirms the responsibility of the immigrant mother in passing social ills on to the next generation through birth. The discourse also normalizes the dehumanization of undocumented immigrants in the United States. In order to address the existing injustices experienced by undocumented communities, we must critically engage with the media’s role in constructing and normalizing the criminal undocumented immigrant.
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Women's and Gender Studies
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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iv, 103 p.
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M.A.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Genevieve Cato
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Emigration and immigration--United States
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United States--Emigration and immigration--Government policy
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United States--Emigration and immigration--Political aspects
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Children of illegal aliens--United States
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http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.1/rucore10001600001.ETD.000065100
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3TH8KMV
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The author owns the copyright to this work.
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Cato
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Genevieve
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Permission or license
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2012-04-16 13:51:46
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Genevieve Cato
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Rutgers University. Graduate School - New Brunswick
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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