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Tatar, Bradley
Division of General Studies
Research Interests
  • Human ecology
  • food and social values
  • political anthropology
  • music and politics;Mexico/Central America area studies
  • Korea area studies


Latino ethnicity and other influences on the immigrants' rights movement in the United States

DC Field Value Language Tatar, Bradley ko 2014-11-21T00:09:55Z - 2014-11-17 ko 2008-05 -
dc.identifier.citation American Studies, v.31-1, no., pp.57 - 92 ko
dc.identifier.issn 1229-4381 ko
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dc.identifier.uri ko
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the social movement for immigrants’ rights, which organized massive street demonstrations on May 1 of 2006 and 2007. The protest movement, which demands the rights of undocumented migrants in the United States, could be portrayed as an ethnic movement for the civil rights of Latinos. However, quotations taken from the protestors show that on the day of the protest they did not see themselves as demanding freedom from discrimination as members of an ethnic or racial group. Rather, they argued that as persons living in the territory governed by the U.S. government, they submit to its laws and proclaim their loyalty to the U.S. polity, and hence feel it is their right to remain in the U.S. The widespread opposition to political proposals for the legalization of “illegal immigrants” is based on the popular notion that they cannot or will not assimilate to American social and cultural norms. However, this nativist nationalist discourse is shown to be false by the case of the so-called “green card soldiers.” The non-citizen soldiers who serve in the U.S. military illustrate non-citizens’ deep affirmation of commitment and loyalty to the U.S. polity. Like the May 1 protestors, the immigrants in the military seek to affirm their commitment to the U.S.A., in spite of their cultural and class differences that bar their entry into the American mainstream ko
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dc.language ENG ko
dc.publisher 서울대학교 미국학연구소 ko
dc.subject patriotism ko
dc.subject nationalism ko
dc.subject Latino ko
dc.subject Hispanic ko
dc.subject immigration ko
dc.subject illegal alien ko
dc.subject protest movement ko
dc.title Latino ethnicity and other influences on the immigrants' rights movement in the United States ko
dc.type ARTICLE ko
dc.type.rims ART ko
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