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Latinos in the United States: Diversity and Change

Latinos in the United States: Diversity and Change

  • Author: Rogelio Sáenz,Maria Cristina Morales
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1509500162
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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As the major driver of U.S. demographic change, Latinos are reshaping key aspects of the social, economic, political, and cultural landscape of the country. In the process, Latinos are challenging the longstanding black/white paradigm that has been used as a lens to understand racial and ethnic matters in the United States. In this book, Sáenz and Morales provide one of the broadest sociological examinations of Latinos in the United States. The book focuses on the numerous diverse groups that constitute the Latino population and the role that the U.S. government has played in establishing immigration from Latin America to the United States. The book highlights the experiences of Latinos in a variety of domains including education, political engagement, work and economic life, family, religion, health and health care, crime and victimization, and mass media. To address these issues in each chapter the authors engage sociological perspectives, present data examining major trends for both native-born and immigrant populations, and engage readers in thinking about the major issues that Latinos are facing in each of these dimensions. The book clearly illustrates the diverse experiences of the array of Latino groups in the United States, with some of these groups succeeding socially and economically, while other groups continue to experience major social and economic challenges. The book concludes with a discussion of what the future holds for Latinos. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students, social scientists, and policymakers interested in Latinos and their place in contemporary society.

Barrios and Borderlands

Barrios and Borderlands

Cultures of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

  • Author: Denis Lynn Daly Heyck
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317796136
  • Category: History
  • Page: 707
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This unique anthology highlights the diversity of Latino cultural expressions and points out the distinctive features of the three major Latino populations: Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban. It is organized around six central cultural issues: family, religion, community, the arts, (im)migration and exile, and cultural identity. Each chapter focuses on a particular theme by presenting readings from a variety of genres, including short stories, poems, essays, excerpts from novels, a play, photographs, even a few songs and recipes.

Hispanics/Latinos in the United States

Hispanics/Latinos in the United States

Ethnicity, Race, and Rights

  • Author: Jorge J.E. Gracia,Pablo De Greiff
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136055428
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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The presence and impact of Hispanics/Latinos in the United States cannot be ignored. Already the largest minority group, by 2050 their numbers will exceed all the other minority groups in the United States combined. The diversity of this population is often understated, but the people differ in terms of their origin, race. language, custom, religion, political affiliation, education and economic status. The heterogeneity of the Hispanic/Latino population raises questions about their identity and their rights: do they really constitute a group? That is, do they have rights as a group, or just as individuals? This volume, addresses these concerns through a varied and interdisciplinary approach.

Hispanics and the U.S. Political System

Hispanics and the U.S. Political System

Moving Into the Mainstream

  • Author: Chris Garcia,Gabriel Sanchez
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317347870
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
  • View: 3925
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As the Hispanic population in the U.S. grows, so too does its influence. The general election in 2000 marked an era of increased influence and awareness by Hispanics in politics both as voters and politicians. While it is clear that Latinos are influencing and changing politics, the impact on politics in the U.S. is still not clear. Authored by leading scholar, F. Chris Garcia and Gabriel Sanchez, Hispanics and the U.S. Political System : Moving into the Mainstream focuses on the historical, contemporary and future role of Hispanics in the United States.

Hispanics in the United States

Hispanics in the United States

A Demographic, Social, and Economic History, 1980-2005

  • Author: Laird W. Bergad,Herbert S. Klein
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521718104
  • Category: History
  • Page: 444
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This book examines the transformations in the demographic, social, and economic structures of Latino-Americans in the United States between 1980 and 2005.

Latinos in New England

Latinos in New England

  • Author: Andrés Torres
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9781592134182
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
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The first comprehensive look at the growing Latino presence in New England.

Latino Politics in America

Latino Politics in America

Community, Culture, and Interests

  • Author: John A. Garcia
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780847691654
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 289
  • View: 446
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This text lays out the basic facts of Latino America--who Latinos are, where they come from, where they reside--and then connects these facts to political realities of immigration, citizenship, voting, education, organization, and leadership. Author John A. Garc'a brings thirty years of experience in all aspects of politics, policy, and academic theory to bear in painting a nuanced portrait of contemporary Latino political life.

The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960

The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960

  • Author: David Gregory Gutiérrez
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231118082
  • Category: History
  • Page: 494
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Offers a comprehensive historical overview of the "Latinization" of the United States that has occurred over the past four decades. Brings together the views of some of the foremost scholarly interpreters of the recent history of Latinos in the United States.

Latino Education in the U.S.

Latino Education in the U.S.

  • Author: Lourdes Diaz Soto
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 605
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"The Praeger handbook of Latino education in the U.S. (two volumes) was originally published in hardcover by Greenwood Press ... Westport, CT."--T.p. verso.

Latinas/os in the United States

Latinas/os in the United States

Changing the Face of América

  • Author: Havidan Rodriguez,Rogelio Saenz,Cecilia Menjivar
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780387719429
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 392
  • View: 1800
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The Latina/o population in the United States has become the largest minority group in the nation. Latinas/os are a mosaic of people, representing different nationalities and religions as well as different levels of education and income. This edited volume uses a multidisciplinary approach to document how Latinas and Latinos have changed and continue to change the face of America. It also includes critical methodological and theoretical information related to the study of the Latino/a population in the United States.

Latino Immigrants and the Transformation of the U.S. South

Latino Immigrants and the Transformation of the U.S. South

  • Author: Mary E. Odem,Elaine Cantrell Lacy
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820329681
  • Category: History
  • Page: 175
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The Latino population in the South has more than doubled over the past decade. The mass migration of Latin Americans to the U.S. South has led to profound changes in the social, economic, and cultural life of the region and inaugurated a new era in southern history. This multidisciplinary collection of essays, written by U.S. and Mexican scholars, explores these transformations in rural, urban, and suburban areas of the South. Using a range of different methodologies and approaches, the contributors present in-depth analyses of how immigration from Mexico and Central and South America is changing the South and how immigrants are adapting to the southern context. Among the book’s central themes are the social and economic impact of immigration, the resulting shifts in regional culture, new racial dynamics, immigrant incorporation and place-making, and diverse southern responses to Latino newcomers. Various chapters explore ethnic and racial tensions among poultry workers in rural Mississippi and forestry workers in Alabama; the “Mexicanization” of the urban landscape in Dalton, Georgia; the costs and benefits of Latino labor in North Carolina; the challenges of living in transnational families; immigrant religious practice and community building in metropolitan Atlanta; and the creation of Latino spaces in rural and urban South Carolina and Georgia.

Latino Poverty in the New Century

Latino Poverty in the New Century

Inequalities, Challenges, and Barriers

  • Author: Maria Vidal De Haymes,Keith Kilty,Elizabeth Segal
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136390839
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
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Understand the social factors that challenge this fast-growing community! The Latino community will soon be the largest minority population in the United States. Although Hispanics have been part of the American scene since before independence, their issues have only recently drawn the attention of the mainstream. Latino Poverty in the New Century takes a clear look at the reasons why poverty and inequality are still major concerns for Hispanic citizens and residents. This keen analysis examines how apparently neutral, even well-meaning social and educational policies can have a devastating effect. The interlocking consequences of language problems, educational problems, gangs, poverty, and illness become a vicious cycle. Despite pervasive patterns of discrimination and subtle barriers to achievement, the Latino community still displays its power. Latino Poverty in the New Century reveals how a faith-based community organization succeeded in adapting indigenous networks and culturally relevant sources of support and power to create a strong community presence. Latino Poverty in the New Century offers a rich, detailed analysis of the challenges that face Hispanics in the United States: the implications of US immigration policy for immigrants, refugees, and native-born Latino citizens the language barriers that can prevent Latinos from full participation in both society and educational programs health care policies and the sometimes tragic consequences of the lack of medical insurance the role of extracurricular activities in keeping Latino students in school the twin calamities known as gentrification and urban blight This comprehensive book provides social workers and policymakers with wide-ranging analyses of some of the pressing issues and social policies that affect Hispanics in the United States. Latino Poverty in the New Century explores ways to keep Latino youth in high school, promote community organization, encourage Latinos to vote, and increase your understanding of migration dynamics. Containing current research and case studies, this valuable book will help you comprehend the challenges that Latinos face in this country and respect the gains they have made in spite of the obstacles in their way.

Hispanic Spaces, Latino Places

Hispanic Spaces, Latino Places

Community and Cultural Diversity in Contemporary America

  • Author: Daniel Arreola
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 9780292705623
  • Category: History
  • Page: 334
  • View: 8200
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Hispanics/Latinos are the largest ethnic minority in the United States—but they are far from being a homogenous group. Mexican Americans in the Southwest have roots that extend back four centuries, while Dominicans and Salvadorans are very recent immigrants. Cuban Americans in South Florida have very different occupational achievements, employment levels, and income from immigrant Guatemalans who work in the poultry industry in Virginia. In fact, the only characteristic shared by all Hispanics/Latinos in the United States is birth or ancestry in a Spanish-speaking country. In this book, sixteen geographers and two sociologists map the regional and cultural diversity of the Hispanic/Latino population of the United States. They report on Hispanic communities in all sections of the country, showing how factors such as people's country/culture of origin, length of time in the United States, and relations with non-Hispanic society have interacted to create a wide variety of Hispanic communities. Identifying larger trends, they also discuss the common characteristics of three types of Hispanic communities—those that have always been predominantly Hispanic, those that have become Anglo-dominated, and those in which Hispanics are just becoming a significant portion of the population.

Latino Politics in America

Latino Politics in America

Community, Culture, and Interests

  • Author: John A. García
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442207728
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 268
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Prev. ed. under title: Latino politics in America.

Harvest of Empire

Harvest of Empire

A History of Latinos in America

  • Author: Juan Gonzalez
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101589949
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 416
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A sweeping history of the Latino experience in the United States- thoroughly revised and updated. The first new edition in ten years of this important study of Latinos in U.S. history, Harvest of Empire spans five centuries-from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, and their impact on American popular culture-from food to entertainment to literature-is greater than ever. Featuring family portraits of real- life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions that compelled them to leave their homelands, Harvest of Empire is required reading for anyone wishing to understand the history and legacy of this increasingly influential group.

A Companion to US Latino Literatures

A Companion to US Latino Literatures

  • Author: Carlota Caulfield,Darién J. Davis
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781855661394
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 235
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A panorama of literature by Latinos, whether born or resident in the United States.

Latina Rights and Justice in the United States

Latina Rights and Justice in the United States

  • Author: José Luis Morín
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781594604065
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 358
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A much-needed and thought-provoking examination of a significant and growing population within the United States, Latino/a Rights and Justice in the United States explores the inequalities and injustices that Latino/a communities confront in the United States. Author Jos Luis Morn provides a deeper understanding of the historical and contemporary Latino/a experience of discrimination and economic and social injustice and presents insights into the elusiveness of equality and fairness for Latinos/as in the United States. Offering ideas on how to reduce bias and other inequities within the justice system and the greater society, Morn calls for alternative approaches to working with Latino/a youths and families and a broadening of existing concepts of rights and justice in the United States. Drawing the link between the international and domestic dimensions of the Latino/a presence in the United States, Morn incorporates international human rights norms and principles of economic, social, and cultural rights to address the persistent inequalities and injustices that Latino/a communities confront in the United States. The second edition provides new and expanded coverage about racial and ethnic bias in law enforcement and the criminal justice system, citizenship rights, immigration and crime, Latinos/as and U.S. prisons, the contemporary street gang phenomenon, and Latinos/as in the post-9/11 era. Meticulous in presenting facts and research, Latino/a Rights and Justice in the United States often challenges conventional ideas and popular myths about Latinos/as on these and other topics.

Latinos in American Society

Latinos in American Society

Families and Communities in Transition

  • Author: Ruth Enid Zambrana
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801461521
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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It is well known that Latinos in the United States bear a disproportionate burden of low educational attainment, high residential segregation, and low visibility in the national political landscape. In Latinos in American Society, Ruth Enid Zambrana brings together the latest research on Latinos in the United States to demonstrate how national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic status, and education affect the well-being of families and individuals. By mapping out how these factors result in economic, social, and political disadvantage, Zambrana challenges the widespread negative perceptions of Latinos in America and the single story of Latinos in the United States as a monolithic group. Synthesizing an increasingly substantial body of social science research-much of it emerging from the interdisciplinary fields of Chicano studies, U.S. Latino studies, critical race studies, and family studies-the author adopts an intersectional "social inequality lens" as a means for understanding the broader sociopolitical dynamics of the Latino family, considering ethnic subgroup diversity, community context, institutional practices, and their intersections with family processes and well-being. Zambrana, a leading expert on Latino populations in America, demonstrates the value of this approach for capturing the contemporary complexity of and transitions within diverse U.S. Latino families and communities. This book offers the most up-to-date portrait we have of Latinos in America today.

The Latino Family and the Politics of Transformation

The Latino Family and the Politics of Transformation

  • Author: David T. Abalos
  • Publisher: VNR AG
  • ISBN: 9780275945275
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 164
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The purpose of this book is to serve as a guide to understanding the Latino family in the United States and to describe the personal, political, historical, and sacred choices available in creating a freer and more fruitful family life. By linking theory to practice, the book provides a reenvisioning of the Latino family. Before any family can look at itself in a new way, it has to have a theoretical perspective. The book's theory of transformation provides a perspective that allows us to understand Latino families and the family in general. Furthermore, the politics of transformation shows us how to create fundamentally new and better relationships within the family.

The Corporation

The Corporation

Aufstieg und Fall der kubanischen Mafia

  • Author: T. J. English
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641206812
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 704
  • View: 636
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Ab den Sechzigerjahren stieg die kubanisch-amerikanische Mafia zu einer der mächtigsten kriminellen Organisationen der USA auf. Mit rücksichtslosen Methoden und einem eigenen Zweig des illegalen Glücksspiels baute sich die „Corporation“ ein Millionenimperium auf. T. J. English hat zahlreiche Insider der Corporation aufgespürt und über mehrere Jahrzehnte hinweg Material zusammengetragen, um die Geschichte dieser mächtigen, aber weitgehend unbekannten Organisation und ihres legendären Paten José Miguel Battle nachzuzeichnen.