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Sociology

2013

Iowa State University

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Mexico's American/America's Mexican: Cross-Border Flows Of Nationalism And Culture Between The United States And Mexico, Brian D. Behnken Jan 2013

Mexico's American/America's Mexican: Cross-Border Flows Of Nationalism And Culture Between The United States And Mexico, Brian D. Behnken

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In 2006, immigrant rights protests hit almost every major city in the United States. Propelled by a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment and proposed immigration legislation that developed out of the 2004 presidential election, Latino/a activists demanded an end to the biased, and often racist, immigration reform debate, a debate that characterized immigrants as violent criminals who wantonly broke American law. Individuals of all ethnicities and nationalities, but mainly Latinos, participated in massive demonstrations to oppose the legislation and debate. In the Southwest, in cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, and El Paso, Mexican Americans showed by force of ...


Introduction: Hybrid National Belonging And Identity In A Transnational World, Simon Wendt, Brian D. Behnken Jan 2013

Introduction: Hybrid National Belonging And Identity In A Transnational World, Simon Wendt, Brian D. Behnken

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During World War II, Imperial Japan conquered vast swaths of territory in the Pacific and East Asia. While it constituted a military and political type of colonialism, Japanese leaders advertised their project of expansion as a form of anti-colonialism and Pan-Asian nationalism. The Japanese Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere, the grandiloquent label given to this venture, hardly sounded imperialistic. The Japanese infused their colonial ambitions with variations of civic and ethnic nationalism, which became transnationalized when they spread beyond the territorial borders of the Japanese islands. Moreover, they promised to spread a type of national belonging that would draw all ...