Latinos and Latino Immigrants in the United States

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-13
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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The dramatic increase in the U.S. of people who are considered Latino or Latino immigrants has generated a need for understanding the experiences and consequences associated with a Latino culture. The present issue brings together research and theory in psychology, sociology, education, culture studies, and public policy surrounding Latinos and Latino immigrants. The issue introduces advances in thinking about ethnic identity, intergroup relations, educational outcomes, and cultural adaptations and transitions of Latinos and Latino immigrants in the U.S. By exploring Latino culture and heritage, the issue examines social psychological processes and social policy implications for Latinos and Latino immigrants in the U.S.

Table of Contents

Overview and Introduction
How Latinos Are Transforming the United States: Research, Theory, and Policy
Ethnic Identity and Intergroup Relations within The U.S
Mexican American High School Students' Ethnic Self-Concepts and Identity
Interethnic Ideology, Intergroup Perceptions, and Cultural Orientation
The Role of Cultural Inertia in Reactions to Immigration on the U.S./Mexico Border
Understanding Bias toward Latinos: Discrimination, Dimensions of Difference, and Experience of Exclusion
Improving The Educational Outcomes of Latino/A Youth
Language Maintenance versus Language of Instruction: Spanish Reading Development among Latino and Latina Bilingual Learners
Negotiating the American Dream: The Paradox of Aspirations and Achievement among Latino Students and Engagement between their Families and Schools
The Potential Roles of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies, Stigma Consciousness, and Stereotype Threat in Linking Latino/a Ethnicity and Educational Outcomes
Fitting In: The Roles of Social Acceptance and Discrimination in Shaping the Academic Motivations of Latino Youth in the U.S. Southeast
Cultural Adaptations and The Negotiations of Transitions Among Latino/A Adults
Civic Spaces: Mexican Hometown Associations and Immigrant Participation
Migration and Sexuality: A Comparison of Mexicans in Sending and Receiving Communities
Speaking on Behalf of Others: A Qualitative Study of the Perceptions and Feelings of Adolescent Latina Language Brokers
Conclusions and Social Policy Implications
The Research-Policy Gap on Latino Immigrant Issues: Impacts and New Directions on Social Policy: A Conclusion
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