Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media, and Provincial Politics

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Otto Santa Ana, Celeste González de Bustamante
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 2012 - Political Science - 306 pages
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In 2010, the governor of Arizona signed a controversial immigration bill (SB 1070) that led to a news media frenzy, copycat bills in twenty-two states, and a U.S. Supreme Court battle that put Arizona at the cross-hairs of the immigration debate. Arizona Firestorm brings together well-respected experts from across the political spectrum to examine and contextualize the political, economic, historical, and legal issues prompted by this and other anti-Latino and anti-immigrant legislation and state actions. It also addresses the news media s role in shaping immigration discourse in Arizona and around the globe. Arizona is a case study of the roots and impact of the 21st century immigration challenge. Arizona Firestorm will be of interest to scholars and students in communication, public policy, state politics, federalism, and anyone interested in immigration policy or Latino politics.

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Celeste González de Bustamante is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona and an affiliated faculty at the Center for Latin American Studies. She has been an academic fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University, and research fellow at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, and is a founding member of the binational academic and professional organization, Border Journalism Network/La red de periodismo de la frontera. For 15 years prior to entering the academy, González de Bustamante reported and produced commercial and public television news, covering politics and the U.S.-Mexico border. She is the author of "Muy buenas noches": Mexico, Television, and the Cold War. Otto Santa Ana, born, raised and educated in Arizona, is Associate Professor in Chicana & Chicano Studies at UCLA. One strand of his scholarship focuses on how mass media reproduce societal inequity. The American Political Science Association recognized his first book, Brown Tide Rising: Metaphoric Representations of Latinos in Contemporary Public Discourse (University of Texas Press) as the 2002 Book of the Year on ethnic and racial political ideology. ContributorsNolan L. Cabrera is an Assistant Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona.María Eugenia Campo is a graduate researcher at the Universidad Iberoamericana. Her research interests include the sociology of the news and news framing in Venezuela.Manuel Chavez is the Director of Graduate Studies and Professor at the School of Journalism in Michigan State University. He is currently the Chair of the International Communication Division of the Association for Education of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is Co-coordinator of Graduate Studies of the Chicano/Latino Studies Program at MSU.Gabriel J. (Jack) Chin is Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where he teaches and writes about criminal law and procedure, immigration, and race and law. For much of 2010 and 2011, he has been researching, writing and speaking about Arizona's SB 1070 and other state efforts to regulate immigration.Patricia Gándara is Professor and co-director of The Civil Rights Project at UCLA. Her research focuses on educational equity and access for low income and ethnic minority students, language policy, and the education of Mexican origin youth. Judith Gans directs the Immigration Policy Program at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, and teaches "Political Economy of US Immigration Policy" in the Economics Department, both at the University of Arizona. Alberto R. Gonzales is the Doyle Rogers Distinguished Professor of Law at Belmont University College of Law and Of Counsel to the law firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis in Nashville, Tennessee. He was appointed the 80th Attorney General of the United States in 2005 by President George W. Bush, and he served in the Bush Administration from 2001 to 2005 as White House Counsel. Most recently, Gonzales was a Visiting Professor at Texas Tech University.Manuel Alejandro Guerrero is currently the Dean of the Department of Communication and Director of "Ibero 90.9 FM Radio" at the Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico City. He is also a member of the National System of Researchers, and Academic Coordinator of the Professional Electoral Service at the Federal Electoral Institute in Mexico. Carissa Byrne Hessick is a Professor of Law at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Her previous publications on Arizona's SB 1070 have been referenced by a number of major news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and The Economist.Jennifer Hoewe is University Graduate Fellow within the College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University. Anna Ochoa O'Leary is Assistant Professor of Practice in Mexican American Studies and Co-director of the Binational Migration Institute at the University of Arizona. For her research on repatriated and deported migrant women on the U.S.-Mexico border she was awarded the 2006 Garcia-Robles Fulbright fellowship. Jennifer Leeman is Associate Professor of Spanish at George Mason University and Research Sociolinguist at the U.S. Census Bureau. Lilliam E. Martínez-Bustos, Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Florida International University. Before joining FIU, she spent more than two decades as a broadcast journalist in English-language and Spanish-language television. She worked as a producer in the Washington bureaus of the NBC-Telemundo and Univision networks. She also worked at Boston affiliates of PBS, CBS and ABC. Marc L. Miller is Vice Dean and Ralph W. Bilby Professor, University of Arizona Rogers College of Law.Michelle Rascón is a graduate of Tucson Unified School District's Ethnic Studies Program.. The Coalición de Derechos Humanos honored another strand of her research, on the migrant deaths along the border, with a Corazon de Justicia award. Andrea J. Romero is Associate Professor of Family Studies and Human Development and also Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. Carola Suárez-Orozco is Professor of Applied Psychology and Co-Director of Immigration Studies at NYU. She currently serves as the Chair of the American Psychological Association Task Force on Immigration.Marcelo Suárez-Orozco is Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU. Mercedes Vigón, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Director of the International Media Center in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Florida International University, is a native of Spain. She trained journalists in Mexico, Nicaragua and Paraguay and also worked as a television news director for Net Financial News. She was an executive producer and international writer for CBS Telenoticias and a journalist with UPI.  

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