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The Latino Wave

The Latino Wave

How Hispanics Will Elect the Next American President

  • Author: Jorge Ramos,Ezra E. Fitz
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780060572013
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 257
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An Emmy Award-winning journalist and the author of No Borders assesses the impact of the Latino vote on American politics, exploring issues that are important to Latin Americans today while making predictions about and recommendations for the 2004 presidential election.

The Latino Wave

The Latino Wave

How Hispanics Are Transforming Politics in America

  • Author: Jorge Ramos
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061748226
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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With a population of 40 million and growing, the United States witnessed Latinos becoming the largest minority in America in 2003—creating a voting bloc with the potential to determine the outcome of elections throughout the nation. In The Latino Wave, award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos argues that the political party that can correctly understand the wants and needs of Hispanics will triumph at the polls. Ramos deftly clarifies these points, among many others, and explains why it's necessary to bridge the gap of misunderstanding that exists between Latinos and non-Latinos. With insight from the nation's Latino political luminaries and interviews with Hispanics living across the United States, Ramos reveals who these New Americans really are—and what it means for the country.

Managing Hispanic and Latino Employees: A Guide to Hiring, Training, Motivating, Supervising, and Supporting the Fastest Growing Workforce Group (Larg

Managing Hispanic and Latino Employees: A Guide to Hiring, Training, Motivating, Supervising, and Supporting the Fastest Growing Workforce Group (Larg

  • Author: Louis Nevaer
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1459626265
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 462
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As Hispanics become an ever - larger segment of the workforce, organizations who fail to make them feel valued risk losing access to a significant source of talent and innovation. Nevaer explains how to create a welcoming work environment for this population.

Living in Spanglish

Living in Spanglish

The Search for Latino Identity in America

  • Author: Ed Morales
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9781429978231
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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Chicano. Cubano. Pachuco. Nuyorican. Puerto Rican. Boricua. Quisqueya. Tejano. To be Latino in the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has meant to fierce identification with roots, with forbears, with the language, art and food your people came here with. America is a patchwork of Hispanic sensibilities-from Puerto Rican nationalists in New York to more newly arrived Mexicans in the Rio Grande valley-that has so far resisted homogenization while managing to absorb much of the mainstream culture. Living in Spanglish delves deep into the individual's response to Latino stereotypes and suggests that their ability to hold on to their heritage, while at the same time working to create a culture that is entirely new, is a key component of America's future. In this book, Morales pins down a hugely diverse community-of Dominicans, Mexicans, Colombians, Cubans, Salvadorans and Puerto Ricans--that he insists has more common interests to bring it together than traditions to divide it. He calls this sensibility Spanglish, one that is inherently multicultural, and proposes that Spanglish "describes a feeling, an attitude that is quintessentially American. It is a culture with one foot in the medieval and the other in the next century." In Living in Spanglish , Ed Morales paints a portrait of America as it is now, both embracing and unsure how to face an onslaught of Latino influence. His book is the story of groups of Hispanic immigrants struggling to move beyond identity politics into a postmodern melting pot.

The Mexican Americans

The Mexican Americans

  • Author: Alma M. García
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313314995
  • Category: History
  • Page: 220
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Offers a brief look at Mexico's history, culture, and land; describes the reason for migrating to the United States; and analyzes the adjustment process of immigrants.

Immigrants and Boomers

Immigrants and Boomers

Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America

  • Author: Dowell Myers
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
  • ISBN: 1610444183
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 376
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"This story of hope for both immigrants and native-born Americans is a well-researched, insightful, and illuminating study that provides compelling evidence to support a policy of homegrown human investment as a new priority. A timely, valuable addition to demographic and immigration studies. Highly recommended." —Choice Virtually unnoticed in the contentious national debate over immigration is the significant demographic change about to occur as the first wave of the Baby Boom generation retires, slowly draining the workforce and straining the federal budget to the breaking point. In this forward-looking new book, noted demographer Dowell Myers proposes a new way of thinking about the influx of immigrants and the impending retirement of the Baby Boomers. Myers argues that each of these two powerful demographic shifts may hold the keys to resolving the problems presented by the other. Immigrants and Boomers looks to California as a bellwether state—where whites are no longer a majority of the population and represent just a third of residents under age twenty—to afford us a glimpse into the future impact of immigration on the rest of the nation. Myers opens with an examination of the roots of voter resistance to providing social services for immigrants. Drawing on detailed census data, Myers demonstrates that long-established immigrants have been far more successful than the public believes. Among the Latinos who make up the bulk of California's immigrant population, those who have lived in California for over a decade show high levels of social mobility and use of English, and 50 percent of Latino immigrants become homeowners after twenty years. The impressive progress made by immigrant families suggests they have the potential to pick up the slack from aging boomers over the next two decades. The mass retirement of the boomers will leave critical shortages in the educated workforce, while shrinking ranks of middle-class tax payers and driving up entitlement expenditures. In addition, as retirees sell off their housing assets, the prospect of a generational collapse in housing prices looms. Myers suggests that it is in the boomers' best interest to invest in the education and integration of immigrants and their children today in order to bolster the ranks of workers, taxpayers, and homeowners America they will depend on ten and twenty years from now. In this compelling, optimistic book, Myers calls for a new social contract between the older and younger generations, based on their mutual interests and the moral responsibility of each generation to provide for children and the elderly. Combining a rich scholarly perspective with keen insight into contemporary political dilemmas, Immigrants and Boomers creates a new framework for understanding the demographic challenges facing America and forging a national consensus to address them.

I'm Just Like My Mom; I'm Just Like My Dad/ Me parezco tanto a mi mama; Me parez

I'm Just Like My Mom; I'm Just Like My Dad/ Me parezco tanto a mi mama; Me parez

  • Author: Jorge Ramos
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061239682
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 40
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I'm just like my mom. Me parezco tanto a mi mamá. I'm just like my dad. Me parezco tanto a mi papá. With Akemi Gutiérrez's charming illustrations, renowned journalist Jorge Ramos explores the many ways in which all children are just like their parents—in two languages! Junto con las simpáticas ilustraciones de Akemi Gutiérrez, el respetado periodista Jorge Ramos explora las varias maneras en que los hijos se parecen a sus padres. ¡Y lo hace en dos idiomas!

Heat Wave

Heat Wave

A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago

  • Author: Eric Klinenberg
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226443225
  • Category: History
  • Page: 305
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Why heat waves are such a quiet menace and how social conditions contributed to more than 700 deaths during a week-long wave of unprecedented heat and humidity in Chicago in 1995 are the focus of "Heat Wave" written by sociologist Klinenberg. Illustrations. Maps.

Everything You Need to Know about Latino History

Everything You Need to Know about Latino History

  • Author: Himilce Novas
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780452288898
  • Category: History
  • Page: 412
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Provides an overview of Latino culture and history, examining Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and other groups, and discusses such topics as immigration, politics, and social, cultural, and economic trends.

Gael García Bernal and the Latin American New Wave

Gael García Bernal and the Latin American New Wave

  • Author: Jethro Soutar
  • Publisher: Anova Books
  • ISBN: 9781906032258
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 264
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Gael Garcia Bernal has become the most well-known face of Latin American cinema. He has starred in many of the Latin American movies that have been very successful in the UK and the US, including Y Tu Mama Tambien, Amores Perros and The Motorcycle Diaries. His more recent films include Babel and The Science of Sleep. He is passionately political; well known for his activities in promoting awareness of big issues such as poverty in Latin America and Fair Trade and for his protests at the 2005 G8 summit. He has been labelled the new Johnny Depp and James Dean, and has topped countless ''Year's Sexiest Man'' lists. This book will be the first biography of the star and will also tell the story of the rise of Latin America's pioneer filmmakers - driven to produce movies that bring the problems of areas like the Favelas to the World's screens. GGB has a connection with the UK: taking a break from filmmaking a few years ago, he worked on building sites and in bars in London whilst attending drama school. This book will appeal to fans of film books like Peter Biskind's Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and Dirty Pictures.

The Power of Latino Leadership

The Power of Latino Leadership

Culture, Inclusion, and Contribution

  • Author: Juana Bordas
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 1609948874
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 261
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Latinos' demographic growth and expanding influence could herald advancements in their economic, political, and social status. For this to happen, however, Latino leaders must connected and unify a very diverse population. They must also deal with burgeoning growth - much of which is due to immigration. At the same time, leaders must address myriad issues such as the dropout rate, underemployment, and political underrepresentation. This book will provide Latino leaders with a conceptual framework that integrates culture, leadership, and historical antecedents. It will nourish the roots and traditions that have made leadership such a powerful determinant in advancing the Latino community. Its comprehensive 10 principal leadership model will give Latinos a solid foundation and a culturally-specific approach. And it will appeal to non-Latinos who wish to expand their leadership repertoire, become more culturally adaptable, or learn how to lead the dynamic Latino workforce.

Latinnovating

Latinnovating

Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them

  • Author: Graciela Tiscareño-Sato
  • Publisher: Gracefully Global Group LLC
  • ISBN: 0983476004
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 212
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Latinnovating is the first book showcasing Latino-led innovation and entrepreneurship in the green economy. As the American green economy picks up momentum, what industries are being transformed for long-term sustainability? What opportunities await you as you begin your business career or your career transition? Which businesses are leading the transformation? What role is the Latino business community playing in this transformation and how can you join them? Who will be growing and hiring for years to come? How can you best position yourself to join the great green American wave? This book takes you inside organizations where real, long-term sustainable practices and innovations are happening today. It spotlights the Latinos and Latinas leading these companies, innovating new ideas and technologies to retool America’s energy grid, lighting systems, commercial printing, communication infrastructure and much more. American Latinos have a historical and cultural bias to conserve and reuse resources. It's no wonder that today Latinos are at the forefront of many sustainable initiatives. Unfortunately, the average American employee and the mainstream American media have absolutely no idea of these innovations, contributions and opportunities. It’s time to change the conversation. You will read about: Industry transformations and success stories of sustainable businesses Who is creating long-term solutions for our new sustainable, green economy How Latinos are applying their hard work, talent, education, innovative thinking, culturally-engrained environmental advocacy, and creative spirit to improve America for all Americans

The Trouble with Unity

The Trouble with Unity

Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity

  • Author: Cristina Beltran
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195375904
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 226
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Over the past decade, much attention has been given to the growing political influence of Latinos in the United States in order to define the so-called "Latino vote." But the existence of a coherent Latino political agenda is highly debatable and likely unviable, as electoral and protest politics erase diversity and debate in favor of images of unity. Situated at the intersection of political theory and Latino studies, The Trouble with Unity is the first comprehensive critique of civic Latinidad, analyzing the relationship among participatory democracy, public speech, and racial identification.

The Mass Media and Latino Politics

The Mass Media and Latino Politics

Studies of U.S. Media Content, Campaign Strategies and Survey Research: 1984-2004

  • Author: Federico Subervi-Velez
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113559922X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 448
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The Latin-American population has become a major force in American politics in recent years, with expanding influences in local, state, and national elections. The candidates in the 2004 campaign wooed Latino voters by speaking Spanish to Latino audiences and courting Latino groups and PACs. Recognizing the rising influence of the Latino population in the United States, Federico Subervi-Velez has put together this edited volume, examining various aspects of the Latino and media landscape, including media coverage in English- and Spanish-language media, campaigns, and survey research.

Latino Spin

Latino Spin

Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race

  • Author: Arlene Dávila
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 081472096X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award in Latino Studies from the Latin American Studies Association Illegal immigrant, tax burden, job stealer. Patriot, family oriented, hard worker, model consumer. Ever since Latinos became the largest minority in the U.S. they have been caught between these wildly contrasting characterizations leaving us to wonder: Are Latinos friend or foe? Latino Spin cuts through the spin about Latinos’ supposed values, political attitudes, and impact on U.S. national identity to ask what these caricatures suggest about Latinos’ shifting place in the popular and political imaginary. Noted scholar Arlene Dávila illustrates the growing consensus among pundits, advocates, and scholars that Latinos are not a social liability, that they are moving up and contributing, and that, in fact, they are more American than “the Americans.” But what is at stake in such a sanitized and marketable representation of Latinidad? Dávila follows the spin through the realm of politics, think tanks, Latino museums, and urban planning to uncover whether they effectively challenge the growing fear over Latinos’ supposedly dreadful effect on the “integrity” of U.S. national identity. What may be some of the intended or unintended consequences of these more marketable representations in regard to current debates over immigration? With particular attention to what these representations reveal about the place and role of Latinos in the contemporary politics of race, Latino Spin highlights the realities they skew and the polarization they effect between Latinos and other minorities, and among Latinos themselves along the lines of citizenship and class. Finally, by considering Latinos in all their diversity, including their increasing financial and geographic disparities, Dávila can present alternative and more empowering representations of Latinidad to help attain true political equity and intraracial coalitions.

Think & Grow Rich

Think & Grow Rich

A Latino Choice

  • Author: Lionel Sosa,Napoleon Hill Foundation
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0345493796
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
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“There is nothing that belief plus a burning desire cannot make real.” –Napoleon Hill By applying the proven principles of preparation, competence, hard work, and sincerity devised by legendary motivational author Napoleon Hill, Lionel Sosa advanced from painting signs at $1.10 an hour to running the largest Hispanic ad agency in America. In this indispensable guide to prosperity, Sosa shares his inspiring story of achievement, as well as those of other respected members of the Latino community, including: • Alberto Gonzales, who rose from humble roots in San Antonio and Houston to become the first Hispanic attorney general of the United States • Linda Alvarado, who defied both racism and sexism to head the biggest construction company in America led by a woman • Jeff Valdez and Bruce Barshop, the team that created SiTV, the first and only twenty-four-hour English-language cable channel aimed at Latinos • Patricia Diaz Dennis, who triumphed over many obstacles and personal tragedy to serve as the first Latina chair of the Girl Scouts in the United States In a clear and encouraging voice, Sosa reveals how Napoleon Hill’s positive, practical, and empowering ideas can help Latinos overcome self-esteem issues, thrive while embracing change, and map a clear-cut plan to achieve their goals and fulfill their dreams. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Latino Boom!

Latino Boom!

Everything You Need to Know to Grow Your Business in the U.S. Hispanic Market

  • Author: Chiqui Cartagena
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 232
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A handbook for companies looking to expand their business into the U.S. Hispanic market furnishes helpful information and valuable suggestions as it covers vital data about the top ten Hispanic markets, how to adapt levels of acculturation and language usage to one's campaign, mistakes to avoid, and how to target each ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic group within the larger Hispanic population. 25,000 first printing.

Doing Business in the New Latin America: Keys to Profit in America's Next-Door Markets, 2nd Edition

Doing Business in the New Latin America: Keys to Profit in America's Next-Door Markets, 2nd Edition

Keys to Profit in America's Next-Door Markets

  • Author: Thomas H. Becker
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313383820
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 280
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This hands-on guide teaches executives of small and medium-size U.S. companies how to establish and maintain profitable business in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. • Identifies specific selling opportunities among 20 Latin American markets and Latino buyers in the United States

Los Republicanos

Los Republicanos

Why Hispanics and Republicans Need Each Other

  • Author: Leslie Sanchez
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 023060742X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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Hispanics comprise one of America's largest business-minded, faith-based, culturally-conservative entities—and their numbers continue to grow. Long assumed to be aligned with the Democrats, Hispanics have been ignored by many Republicans. Noted Hispanic marketing expert and political commentator Leslie Sanchez passionately argues that Hispanics, after years of watching Democrats fail them, need to shift their bets to Los Republicanos or risk gambling away their political future. In her book, Sanchez debunks the cultural and political myths about Hispanics and Republicans alike. She also offers a look at today's changing Hispanic mindset and the new dynamic force that is rising.

Latino Mass Mobilization

Latino Mass Mobilization

Immigration, Racialization, and Activism

  • Author: Chris Zepeda-Millán
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108619851
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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In the spring of 2006, millions of Latinos across the country participated in the largest civil rights demonstrations in American history. In this timely and highly anticipated book, Chris Zepeda-Millán analyzes the background, course, and impacts of this unprecedented wave of protests, highlighting their unique local, national, and demographic dynamics. He finds that because of the particular ways the issue of immigrant illegality was racialized, federally proposed anti-immigrant legislation (H.R. 4437) helped transform Latinos' sense of latent group membership into the racial group consciousness that incited their engagement in large-scale collective action. Zepeda-Millán shows how nativist policy threats against disenfranchised undocumented immigrants can provoke a political backlash - on the streets and at the ballot box - from not only 'people without papers', but also naturalized and US-born citizens. Latino Mass Mobilization is an important intervention into contemporary debates regarding immigration policy, social movements, and racial politics in the United States.