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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-12-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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This book is the eighth in a series of works published by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. DRCLAS works to increase knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment, and contemporary affairs of Latin America; to foster cooperation and understanding among the peoples of the Americas; and to contribute to democracy, social progress, and sustainable development throughout the hemisphere. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2009 Editionp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
Introduction: The Research Agendap. 1
Histories, Migrations, and Communitiesp. 39
"Y tu, que?" (Y2K): Latino History in the New Millenniump. 45
Islands and Enclaves: Caribbean Latinos in Historical Perspectivep. 59
Power and Identity: Miami Cubansp. 75
Commentaryp. 93
Community Dynamics and the Rise of Street Gangsp. 97
Gender, Ethnicity, and Race in School and Work Outcomes of Second-Generation Mexican Americansp. 110
Unions and Latinos: Mutual Transformationp. 126
Commentaryp. 146
Two Nations under God? Latino Religious Life in the United Statesp. 150
Ambivalent Reception: Mass Public Responses to the "New" Latino Immigration to the United Statesp. 165
Resurrecting Exclusion: The Effects of 1996 U.S. Immigration Reform on Communities and Families in Texas, El Salvador, and Mexicop. 190
Commentaryp. 202
Health, Families, Languages, Education, and Politicsp. 207
The Latino Health Research Agenda for the Twenty-first Centuryp. 215
Latinos' Access to Employment-based Health Insurancep. 236
Commentaryp. 254
Families on the Frontier: From Braceros in the Fields to Braceras in the Homep. 259
Ambiguous Loss: Risk and Resilience in Latino Immigrant Familiesp. 274
The Plasticity of Culture and Psychodynamic and Psychosocial Processes in Latino Immigrant Familiesp. 289
Commentaryp. 302
Bilingual Infants: Mapping the Research Agendap. 306
Latin@ Languages and Identitiesp. 321
Learning English in California: Guideposts for the Nationp. 339
Commentaryp. 359
The Schooling of Latino Childrenp. 362
Affirmative Action, X Percent Plans, and Latino Access to Higher Education in the Twenty-first Centuryp. 375
Commentaryp. 389
Forever Seen as New: Latino Participation in American Electionsp. 398
Gender and Citizenship in Latino Political Participationp. 410
Commentaryp. 430
Epilogue: Problematic Paradigms: Racial Diversity and Corporate Identity in the Latino Communityp. 435
Afterword: American Projectionsp. 457
Notes on Contributorsp. 463
Indexp. 467
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