All that time, nativist suspicion has simmered and overheated, as is clear from the provocatively titled The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation .… It’s by Leo R. Chavez, an anthropology professor at the University of California, Irvine, and it’s both scholarly and subversive. In fact, Chavez boldly co-opts the “threat” narrative of opponents to south-of-the-border immigration and then frames it within “the grand tradition of alarmist discourse.”

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