The Resource From the margins to the majority : portrayal of hispanic immigrants in the Garden City (Kan.) Telegram, 1980-2000, by Michael Fuhlhage, (electronic resource)

From the margins to the majority : portrayal of hispanic immigrants in the Garden City (Kan.) Telegram, 1980-2000, by Michael Fuhlhage, (electronic resource)

Label
From the margins to the majority : portrayal of hispanic immigrants in the Garden City (Kan.) Telegram, 1980-2000
Title
From the margins to the majority
Title remainder
portrayal of hispanic immigrants in the Garden City (Kan.) Telegram, 1980-2000
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Fuhlhage
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the heart of this study is the role a newspaper plays in the social construction of reality through its portrayal of Hispanic immigrants, assimilation and acculturation. IBP's construction of the world's largest meatpacking plant in Garden City, Kan., marked a watershed event in the beef industry's shift from union-dominated cities to rural areas in right-to-work states, a phenomenon that continues to gain momentum. This shift involves a heavy reliance on the secondary labor market of immigrant labor, much of it from Mexico. This thesis examines how portrayal of Hispanic immigrants changed in the Garden City Telegram newspaper. The study involves archive research, depth interviews with journalists and sources, and critical discourse analysis in historical context of Telegram articles surrounding watershed events in the history of Latino immigration. The most notable watershed topics are the Telegram's introduction of a Spanish-language weekly, the debate over how city and state should accommodate a growing Spanish-speaking population, the debate over English as the state's official language, the drive to improve English-as-a-second-language and bilingual education, and the passage of school bond issues necessitated by increasing enrollments. Whereas numerous studies cite the framing of Hispanics in the news primarily as criminals, illegal immigrants, and victims of crime, the Telegram consistently portrayed Garden City Hispanics as a population with legitimate concerns and prescriptions for resolving them. The Telegram added to an impoverished lexicon of media frames in other ways for Hispanics. The conclusion draws from the Garden City experience to offer lessons for editors encountering similar demographic change
Cataloging source
MUU
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Fuhlhage, Michael
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2007.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kennedy, George
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Spanish newspapers
  • Education, Bilingual
Target audience
specialized
Label
From the margins to the majority : portrayal of hispanic immigrants in the Garden City (Kan.) Telegram, 1980-2000, by Michael Fuhlhage, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on October 25, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
176894305
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)176894305
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
From the margins to the majority : portrayal of hispanic immigrants in the Garden City (Kan.) Telegram, 1980-2000, by Michael Fuhlhage, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on October 25, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
176894305
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)176894305
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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