Date of Completion
Honors College Thesis
Honors College, College of Arts and Science Honors
immigration, Vermont, media studies, Latino/a studies, The Burlington Free Press, critical theory
Migrant Latino farmworkers have sustained Vermont's large and iconic dairy industry while facing extreme exclusion, exploitation, and isolation. A critical reading of how Latinos and Latino immigrants--particularly dairy farmworkers--have been represented by Vermont's widest-read newspaper The Burlington Free Press over the past 15 years reveals how the US relies on worker abuse and exploitation and justifies this abuse either by ill-representing its victims or erasing them from the public consciousness. A theoretical reading of the past two centuries of immigrant exclusion and (mis)representation in the US and in Vermont reveals the Free Press to be continuing this derisive tradition, but also that the local farmworker organization Migrant Justice may be seriously changing our state's ideology.
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Martin, Kerry, "Comparative Representations of Vermont Migrant Latino Farmworkers" (2015). UVM Honors College Senior Theses. 75.