New Race Politics in America: Understanding Minority and Immigrant Politics / Edition 1

New Race Politics in America: Understanding Minority and Immigrant Politics / Edition 1

by Jane Junn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521670144

ISBN-13: 9780521670142

Pub. Date: 03/31/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Foreign migration to the United States is dramatically altering the demographic profile of the American electorate. Nearly a third of all Americans are of non-white and non-European descent. Latinos and Hispanics have recently eclipsed African Americans as the largest minority group in the United States. Between 1990 and 2000, Asians doubled the size of their

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Foreign migration to the United States is dramatically altering the demographic profile of the American electorate. Nearly a third of all Americans are of non-white and non-European descent. Latinos and Hispanics have recently eclipsed African Americans as the largest minority group in the United States. Between 1990 and 2000, Asians doubled the size of their population to more than 4 percent of Americans. Though immigration has altered the racial and ethnic composition of every state in the nation, surprisingly little is known about the consequences of this new heterogeneity for American politics. This book explores the impact and political consequences of immigration. After considering the organizations that mobilize new citizens to politics, the authors examine the political psychology of group consciousness for political mobilization. Finally, they consider the emerging patterns and choices of new voters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521670142
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
195
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Contributors     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
New Race Politics: The Changing Face of the American Electoral Landscape   Jane Junn   Elizabeth Matto     1
In Whose Interest? Political Parties, Context, and the Incorporation of Immigrants   Kristi Andersen     17
Beyond Black and White: The Experiences and Effects of Economic Status among Racial and Ethnic Minorities   Dennis Chong   Dukhong Kim     39
Activity amid Diversity: Asian American Political Participation   Janelle S. Wong   Pei-te Lien   M. Margaret Conway     70
Get Me to the Polls on Time: Coethnic Mobilization and Latino Turnout   Rodolfo O. de la Garza   Marisa A. Abrajano   Jeronimo Cortina     95
Se Habla Espanol: Ethnic Campaign Strategies and Latino Voting Behavior   Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto   Jennifer L. Merolla     114
Structuring Group Activism: A Macro Model of Black Participation   Fredrick C. Harris   Brian D. McKenzie   Valeria Sinclair-Chapman     130
Black Elites and Latino Immigrant Relations in a Southern City: Do Black Elites and the Black Masses Agree?   Paula D. McClain   Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto   Monique L. Lyle   Niambi M. Carter   Gerald F.Lackey   Jeffrey D. Grynaviski   Kendra Davenport Cotton   Shayla C. Nunnally   Thomas J. Scotto   J. Alan Kendrick     145
Understanding the New Race Politics: Conclusions and Challenges   Kerry L. Haynie     166
References     175
Index     193

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