9780231118095

The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960

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  • ISBN13:

    9780231118095

  • ISBN10:

    0231118090

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-09-15
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr

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Summary

Latinos are now the largest so-called minority group in the United States -- the result of a growth trend that began in the mid-twentieth century -- and the influence of Latin cultures on American life is reflected in everything from politics to education to mass cultural forms such as music and television. Yet very few volumes have attempted to analyze or provide a context for this dramatic historical development. The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960 is among the few comprehensive histories of Latinos in America. This collaborative, interdisciplinary volume provides not only cutting-edge interpretations of recent Latino history, including essays on the six major immigrant groups (Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Central Americans, and South Americans), but also insight into the major areas of contention and debate that characterize Latino scholarship in the early twenty-first century. This much-needed book offers a broad overview of this era of explosive demographic and cultural change by exploring the recent histories of all the major national and regional Latino subpopulations and reflecting on what these historical trends might mean for the future of both the United States and the other increasingly connected nations of the Western Hemisphere. While at one point it may have been considered feasible to explore the histories of national populations in isolation from one another, all of the contributors to this volume highlight the deep transnational ties and interconnections that bind different peoples across national and regional lines. Thus, each chapter on Latino national subpopulations explores the ambiguous and shifting boundaries that so loosely define them both in the United States and in their countries of origin. A multinational perspective on important political and cultural themes -- such as Latino gender systems, religion, politics, expressive and artistic cultures, and interactions with the law -- helps shape a realistic interpretation of the Latino experience in the United States.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface ix
Introduction. Demography and the Shifting Boundaries of "Community": Reflections on "U.S. Latinos" and the Evolution of Latino Studies
DAVID G. GUTIÉRREZ
1(42)
1. Globalization, Labor Migration, and the Demographic Revolution: Ethnic Mexicans in the Late Twentieth Century
DAVID G. GUTIÉRREZ
43(44)
2. Social Polarization and Colonized Labor: Puerto Ricans in the United States, 1945-2000
KELVIN A. SANTIAGO-VALLES AND GLADYS M. JIMÉNEZ-MUÑOZ
87(59)
3. Exiles, Immigrants, and Transnationals: The Cuban Communities of the United States
MARIA CRISTINA GARCIA
146(41)
4. Central American Immigrants: Diverse Populations, Changing Communities
NORMA STOLTZ CHINCHILLA AND NORA HAMILTON
187(42)
5. Transnational Ties and Incorporation: The Case of Dominicans in the United States
PEGGY LEVITT
229(28)
6. The Other "Other Hispanics": South American–Origin Latinos in the United States
MARILYN ESPITIA
257(24)
7. Gender and the Latino Experience in Late-Twentieth-Century America
PIERRETTE HONDAGNEU-SOTELO
281(22)
8. From Barrios to Barricades: Religion and Religiosity in Latino Life
ANTHONY M. STEVENS-ARROYO
303(52)
9. U.S. Latino Expressive Cultures
FRANCES R. APARICIO
355(36)
10. The Continuing Latino Quest for Full Membership and Equal Citizenship: Legal Progress, Social Setbacks, and Political Promise
KEVIN R. JOHNSON
391(30)
11. The Pressures of Perpetual Promise: Latinos and Politics, 1960-2003
LOUIS DESIPIO
421(46)
List of Contributors 467(4)
Index 471

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