9780387719412

Latinas/os in the United States : Changing the Face of América

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  • ISBN13:

    9780387719412

  • ISBN10:

    0387719415

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-12-15
  • Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG INC

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Summary

The Latina/o population in the United States has experienced significant and rapid growth during the past decades. Consequently, they have become the largest minority group in the nation. Latinas/os are a mosaic of people, representing different nationalities. They are Mexicans, Hondurans, Puerto Ricans, Argentineans, Cubans, Salvadorans, Dominicans, Panamanians, Guatemalans, Nicaraguans, Peruvians, and Costa Ricans, among others; they are Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and Muslims, but they are also atheists, Santeros/as, and Curanderos/as. Many have relatively high and increasing levels of education but others have low educational attainment and elevated high school attrition rates. They also have experienced significant economic mobility yet others are poor and face multiple forms of inequality. Latinas/os in the United States: Changing the Face of America explores and expands on these and other criticaal topics.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
Contributorsp. xxxi
Theoretical and Methodological Issues of Latina/o Research
Theoretical and Methodological Issues of Latina/o Researchp. 3
Immigration and Latina/o Incorporation
New Latino Destinationsp. 19
Latino Incorporation in the United States in Local and Transnational Contextsp. 36
The Social Demography of Latinas/os
Demographic Patterns: Age Structure, Fertility, Mortality, and Population Growthp. 57
Through Children's Eyes: Families and Households of Latino Children in the United Statesp. 72
U.S. Latinos/as and the "American Dream": Diverse Populations and Unique Challenges in Housingp. 87
Latino Health Paradoxes: Empirical Evidence, Explanations, Future Research, and Implicationsp. 101
Latino Crime and Delinquency in the United Statesp. 114
Schooling, Work, and Income Among Latinas/os
The Educational Experiences of Latinos in the United Statesp. 129
Latinos in the United States Labor Marketp. 149
Latino/a Entrepreneurship in the United States: A Strategy of Survival and Economic Mobilityp. 168
Income, Earnings, and Poverty: A Portrait of Inequality Among Latinos/as in the United Statesp. 181
Latina/o Culture
Mapping the Dynamic Terrain of U.S. Latina/o Media Researchp. 199
As the Latino/a World Turns: The Literary and Cultural Production of Transnational Latinidadesp. 210
Religion and Religiosityp. 225
Redefining Borders: The Latina/o Population in the United States
Latinos/os (in) on the Borderp. 243
Entre Nosotras/os: Theorizing, Researching, and Constructing Cross-Latina/o Relations in the United Statesp. 263
Beyond Gender Dichotomies: Toward a New Century of Gendered Scholarship in the Latina/o Experiencep. 277
Adelante Mujer: Latina Activism, Feminism, and Empowermentp. 294
Latinas and Latinos, Sexuality, and Society: A Critical Sociological Perspectivep. 308
Political Mobilization and Participation Among Latinas/os
Latino Partisanship, Political Activity and Vote Choicep. 325
Political Orientations and Latino Immigrant Incorporationp. 340
Political Mobilization and Activism Among Latinos/as in the United Statesp. 352
Unions and the Unionization of Latinas/os in the United Statesp. 369
Indexp. 385
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