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Living in a hybrid material world

Girls, ethnicity and mediated doll products

Angharad N. Valdivia

Drawing on a theoretical framework that combines Media Studies, Latina/o Studies, and Girls Studies with the concept of hybridity, I explore American Girl, Dora the Explorer, and Bratz—three mediated doll lines—as manifestations of an ethnic identity crisis that in turns generates a moral panic that seeks to return whiteness and conventional femininity to its normalized mainstream standing. Issues of production, representation, and reception of mediated doll lines illuminate both a synergistic marketing strategy and a contested reception of hybrid mediated dolls. As such, mediated doll lines can be productively examined as they are an excellent vehicle for understanding contemporary agendas over gender, age, class, and ethnicity.

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“Because There Are Young Women Behind Me”

Learning from the Testimonios of Young Undocumented Women Advocates

Carolina Silva

: Duke University Press . De la Torre , Pedro , and Roy Germano . 2014 . “ Out of the Shadows: Dreamer Identity in the Immigrant Youth Movement .” Latino Studies 12 ( 3 ): 449 – 467 . 10.1057/lst.2014.45 Delgado , Richard . 1995 . “ Legal

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The Algorithmics and Biopolitics of Race in Emerging Smart Border Practices and Technologies

Tamara Vukov

, no. 6 (2006): 637–656; John D. Márquez, “Latinos as the ‘Living Dead’: Raciality, Expendability, and Border Militarization,” Latino Studies 10, no. 4 (2012): 473–498; Goldie Osuri, “Necropolitical Complicities: (Re)constructing a Normative

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No One Can Hold It Back

The Theopolitics of Water and Life in Chilean Patagonia without Dams

Carlota McAllister

on this article, and to the communities of the Latin American and Latino Studies Speaker Series at the University of Pennsylvania, the Tepoztlán Institute, and the York Anthropology Working Paper Series for helpful feedback on earlier versions

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The temporality of illegality

Experiences of undocumented Latin American migrants in London

Ana Gutiérrez Garza

.’ ” Latino Studies 2 ( 2 ): 160 – 185 . 10.1057/palgrave.lst.8600085 Dreby , Joanna . 2016 . Everyday illegal . Berkeley : University of California Press . Drotbohm , Heike , and Ines Hasselberg . 2016 . Deportation, anxiety, justice: New

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Stephanie J. Silverman

Deportation: Latinos and Immigrant Detention .” Latino Studies 6 : 35 – 63 . 10.1057/lst.2008.2 Hugman , Richard , Eileen Pittaway , and Linda Bartolomei . 2011 . “ When ‘Do No Harm’ Is Not Enough: The Ethics of Research with Refugees and Other

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Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna

Center,” Latino Studies 13, no. 1 (2015): 8–27, . 6 Jeremy Slack et al., “In Harm's Way: Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement Programs, and Security on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” in The Shadow of the Wall