Alex Douglas

December 19, 2008

Imagined Communities: Immigrants, Transnationalism, and the Spanish-Language Media

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Some Hispanic Studies majors instinctively gag when they hear the term “imagined community.” There’s a reason for drilling it into our heads, though: nations are social constructs and a good deal of politics, especially politics of migration, come down to how we imagine our nation. I’ve taken a look here at how two Spanish-language newspapers in the US and Mexico imagine a transnational migrant community. Oddly, the US paper appears to avoid discussing transnationalism and US civic rights at the same time. 

Imagining Transnationalism in the Spanish-Language Media

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