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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
  • View: 2282
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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.

The Latino Student's Guide to STEM Careers

The Latino Student's Guide to STEM Careers

  • Author: Laura I. Rendón,Vijay Kanagala
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610697928
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 254
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This book is an essential resource that Latino/a students and families need to make the best decisions about entering and succeeding in a STEM career. It can also serve to aid faculty, counselors, and advisors to assist students at every step of entering and completing a STEM career. • Offers current, fact-based information about the importance of Latinos/as entering STEM fields of study • Provides a comprehensive array of information on diverse STEM majors that Latino/a students and families can use to make informed decisions about entering a STEM field of study • Presents current qualitative and quantitative research findings on what has been shown to influence Latino/a student success as well as personal testimonials of Latino/a students' success in STEM

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Latino History

Everything You Need to Know About Latino History

2008 Edition

  • Author: Himilce Novas
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101213531
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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The popular primer to Latino life and culture?updated for 2008 Latinos represent the fastest-growing ethnic population in the United States. In an accessible and entertaining question-and-answer format, this completely revised 2008 edition provides the most current perspective on Latino history in the making, including: ? New Mexico governor Bill Richardson?s announced candidacy for the 2008 presidential election ? Ugly Betty?the hit ABC TV show based on the Latino telenovela phenomenon ? The number of Latino players in Major League baseball surpassing the 25 percent mark ? Immigration legislation and the battle over the Mexican border ? The state of Castro?s health and what it means for Cuba More than ever, this concise yet comprehensive reference guide is the ideal introduction to the vast and varied history and culture of this multifaceted ethnic group.

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 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.

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
  • View: 484
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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.

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
  • View: 3988
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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.

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
  • View: 3923
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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

Change Up

Change Up

An Oral History of 8 Key Events That Shaped Baseball

  • Author: Larry Burke,Peter Thomas Fornatale,Jim Baker
  • Publisher: Rodale
  • ISBN: 1594861897
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 304
  • View: 3648
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Change Up is every fan’s box-seat ticket to a remarkable baseball event: a round-table conversation among the participants themselves about pivotal developments that changed the game, from the 1960s to today. Here, through the eyes and words of star players like Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and Ichiro Suzuki, baseball legends like Cal Ripken, Earl Weaver, and Jim Bouton, and award-winning writers like David Marainiss, Bob Lipsyte, and Robert Whiting who reported the stories, are vivid and very personal accounts of some of the most important happenings in the history of the sport. How did the game change with the creation of the players union, the hiring of Frank Robinson as the first black manager, the rise of Latin and Japanese players? From the return of National League baseball to New York to the publication of Ball Four, these are fascinating stories viewed from a unique perspective. Even the most rabid and informed fans will find much that is new in these pages—and they will emerge with a greater understanding and appreciation of the game they love.

Laity, American and Catholic

Laity, American and Catholic

Transforming the Church

  • Author: William V. D'Antonio,James D. Davidson,Dean R. Hoge,Ruth A. Wallace
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9781556128233
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 187
  • View: 1069
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The authors summarize existing data on Catholic laity's views toward the Church itself, as measured using nationwide polls. Based on a 1993 national survey, Laity: American and Catholic reports important trends in the attitudes of Catholic laity regarding church teachings, their participation in church ministry, and the Church's overall role in their lives.

Residential Segregation Patterns of Latinos in the United States, 1990–2000

Residential Segregation Patterns of Latinos in the United States, 1990–2000

  • Author: Michael E Martin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135864519
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 142
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Historically, residential segregation of Latinos has generally been seen as a result of immigration and the process of self-segregation into ethnic enclaves. The only theoretical exception to ethnic enclave Latino segregation has been the structural inequality related to Latinos that have a high degree of African ancestry. This study of the 331 metropolitan area in the United States between 1990 and 2000 shows that Latinos are facing structural inequalities outside of the degree of African ancestry. The results of the author's research suggest that Latino segregation is due to the mobility of Latinos and structural barriers in wealth creation due to limited housing equity and limited occupational mobility. In addition, Latino suburbanization appears to be a segregation force rather than an integration force. This study also shows that Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans have different experiences with residential segregation. Residential segregation of Cubans does not appear to be a problem in the U.S. Puerto Ricans continue to be the most segregated Latino sub-group and inequality is a large factor in Puerto Rican segregation. A more in-depth analysis reveals that the Puerto Rican experience is bifurcated between the older highly segregated enclaves where inequality is a large problem and new enclaves where inequality and segregation are not an issue. The Mexican residential segregation experience reflects that immigration and mobility are important factors but previous theorists have underestimated the barriers Mexicans face in obtaining generational wealth and moving from the ethnic enclave into the American mainstream.

Geographies of Health

Geographies of Health

An Introduction

  • Author: Anthony C. Gatrell,Susan J. Elliott
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118274857
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 424
  • View: 7151
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Setting out the debates and reviewing the evidence that links health outcomes with social and physical environments, this new edition of the well-established text offers an accessible overview of the theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and research in the field of health geography Includes international examples, drawn from a broad range of countries, and extensive illustrations Unique in its approach to health geography, as opposed to medical geography New chapters focus on contemporary concerns including neighborhoods and health, ageing, and emerging infectious disease Offers five new case studies and an fresh emphasis on qualitative research approaches Written by two of the leading health geographers in the world, each with extensive experience in research and policy

Skin Color and Identity Formation

Skin Color and Identity Formation

Perception of Opportunity and Academic Orientation Among Mexican and Puerto Rican Youth

  • Author: Edward Fergus
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135931291
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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The focus of this study is on the ways in which skin color moderates the perceptions of opportunity and academic orientation of 17 Mexican and Puerto Rican high school students. More specifically, the study's analysis centered on cataloguing the racial/ethnic identification shifts (or not) in relation to how they perceive others situate them based on skin color.

Critical Approaches to the Films of Robert Rodriguez

Critical Approaches to the Films of Robert Rodriguez

  • Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292763573
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 264
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Frederick Aldama's The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez (2014) was the first full-scale study of one of the most prolific and significant Latino directors making films today. In this companion volume, Aldama enlists a corps of experts to analyze a majority of Rodriguez's feature films, from his first break-out success El Mariachi in 1992 to Machete in 2010. The essays explore the formal and thematic features present in his films from the perspectives of industry (context, convention, and distribution), the film blueprint (auditory and visual ingredients), and consumption (ideal and real audiences). The authors illuminate the manifold ways in which Rodriguez's films operate internally (plot, character, and event) and externally (audience perception, thought, and feeling). The volume is divided into three parts: "Matters of Mind and Media" includes essays that use psychoanalytic and cognitive psychology to shed light on how Rodriguez's films complicate Latino identity, as well as how they succeed in remaking audiences' preconceptions of the world. "Narrative Theory, Cognitive Science, and Sin City: A Case Study" offers tools and models of analysis for the study of Rodriguez's film re-creation of a comic book (on which Frank Miller was credited as codirector). "Aesthetic and Ontological Border Crossings and Borderlands" considers how Rodriguez's films innovatively critique fixed notions of Latino identity and experience, as well as open eyes to racial injustices. As a whole, the volume demonstrates how Rodriguez's career offers critical insights into the filmmaking industry, the creative process, and the consuming and reception of contemporary film.

Lessons from Latin America

Lessons from Latin America

Innovations in Politics, Culture, and Development

  • Author: Kirk Bowman,Felipe Arocena
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442605510
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Since the early 1980s, Latin American countries have been innovative in a range of policy and cultural experiences, including health care, voting, pensions, and multiculturalism. And yet, their policy innovations are rarely found in textbooks. This book addresses that gap, providing a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of both the history of "looking down" at Latin America and the political, economic, and cultural "lessons" (including successes, failures, and unintended consequences) that should inform important policy discussions around the world.

The Mestizo/a Community of the Spirit

The Mestizo/a Community of the Spirit

A Postmodern Latino/a Ecclesiology

  • Author: Oscar Garcia-Johnson
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630878197
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 174
  • View: 5766
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This work models a creative exercise in ecclesiology based on a Latino/a practical theology of the Spirit, which designs theological discourse based on its encounter with the Spirit in human culture. Hence, it is a theology appreciative of and attentive to the "multiple matrices and intersections" of the Spirit with cultures. Garcia-Johnson offeres an appreciative and critical analysis of the uses of culture among Latino/a theologians, followed by the proposal for a postmodern Spirit-friendly cultural paradigm based on the narratives of the cross and the Pentecost. He develops a practical theology for a Latino/a postmodern ecclesiology based on three native Latino/a theological concepts: mestizaje, accompaniment, and manana eschatology. The resulting ecclesial construct-The Mestizo/a Community of Manana-reflects a transforming manana vision and models the visible cruciform community in which the transforming praxis and historical transcendence of the Christ-Spirit works from within. The work sets forth practical guidelines for implementation of the ecclesial construct in the urban context of devastated communities and offers suggestions for further development in Latino/a theology.

Past Trends and Future Prospects of the American City

Past Trends and Future Prospects of the American City

The Dynamics of Atlanta

  • Author: David L. Sjoquist
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780739135372
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 332
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This book provides a comprehensive and detailed investigation of a major U.S. city, examining topics that include the economy, demographics, transportation, housing, and race. The book examines the changes that have occurred over the past three decades, exploring the factors associated with those changes and discussing future prospects.

Beyond the Gateway

Beyond the Gateway

Immigrants in a Changing America

  • Author: Susan F. Martin,Elzbieta M. Gozdziak
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739152424
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 312
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A small but growing number of immigrants today are moving into new settlement areas, such as Winchester, Va., Greensboro, N.C., and Salt Lake City, Utah, that lack a tradition of accepting newcomers. Just as the process is difficult and distressing for the immigrants, it is likewise a significant cause of stress for the regions in which they settle. Long homogeneous communities experience overnight changes in their populations and in the demands placed on schools, housing, law enforcement, social services, and other aspects of infrastructure. Institutions have not been well prepared to cope. Local governments have not had any significant experience with newcomers and nongovernmental organizations have been overburdened or simply nonexistent. There has been a substantial amount of discussion about these new settlement areas during the past decade, but relatively little systematic examination of the effects of immigration or the policy and programmatic responses to it. New Immigrant Communities is the first effort to bridge the gaps in communication not only between the immigrants and the institutions with which they interact, but also among diverse communities across the United States dealing with the same stresses but ignorant of each others' responses, whether successes or failures.