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Fear, Gossip, and Rumor: How the Trump Administration Has Affected the Latinx Community in Franklin

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dc.contributor.advisor Culbertson, Jacob
dc.contributor.author Cooney-Urrutia, Elisa
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-14T18:13:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-14T18:13:05Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/22810
dc.description Elisa Cooney-Urrutia was a Bryn Mawr College student.
dc.description.abstract My ethnographic research focuses on how rumor and gossip create a toxic atmosphere of suspicion, fear, and even paranoia of the Trump Administration within the Latinx community of Franklin, Pennsylvania. Through an examination of specific case studies, I highlight three areas where the punitive immigration policies of the current administration have caused wide-spread panic among Hispanics, as Trump's use of bureaucratic threats, like ICE raids, to say nothing of deportation, lead inevitably to a flurry of gossip within these tight-knit immigrant circles. I document the clear liminality experienced by Latinx residents in Franklin who find themselves marginalized within the larger community of the town. In this way, Franklin can be seen as a microcosm of what is occurring among the Latinx population across the United States today.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Anthropology
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subject.lcsh United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-
dc.subject.lcsh Emigration and immigration law -- United States
dc.subject.lcsh Hispanic Americans
dc.subject.lcsh Franklin (Venango County, Pa.) -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Rumor
dc.subject.lcsh Gossip
dc.title Fear, Gossip, and Rumor: How the Trump Administration Has Affected the Latinx Community in Franklin
dc.type Thesis
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