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Model Immigrants and Undesirable AliensThe Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s$
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Christina Gerken

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816674725

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816674725.001.0001

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Entrepreneurial Spirits and Individual Failures

Entrepreneurial Spirits and Individual Failures

The Neoliberal Human-Interest Story

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(p.195) 5 Entrepreneurial Spirits and Individual Failures
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Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens
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Christina Gerken

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816674725.003.0006

This chapter explains how human interest stories functioned within the larger immigration discourse and contends that human interest stories represented an integral part of the neoliberal project. The dramatic examples of immigrants’ apparent inability to escape poverty and adhere to heteronormative family values were used to validate the discourse’s focus on individual deficiencies.

Keywords:   Immigration, Terrorism, Critical Discourse Analysis, Neoliberalism, Race, Gender, American Politics

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