Changing Race: Latinos, the Census and the History of Ethnicity [NOOK Book]

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Latinos are the fastest growing population group in the United States.Through their language and popular music Latinos are making their mark on American culture as never before. As the United States becomes Latinized, how will Latinos fit into America's divided racial landscape and how will they define their own racial and ethnic identity?

Through strikingly original historical analysis, extensive personal interviews and a careful examination of census data, Clara E. Rodriguez ...

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Changing Race: Latinos, the Census and the History of Ethnicity

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Overview

Latinos are the fastest growing population group in the United States.Through their language and popular music Latinos are making their mark on American culture as never before. As the United States becomes Latinized, how will Latinos fit into America's divided racial landscape and how will they define their own racial and ethnic identity?

Through strikingly original historical analysis, extensive personal interviews and a careful examination of census data, Clara E. Rodriguez shows that Latino identity is surprisingly fluid, situation-dependent, and constantly changing. She illustrates how the way Latinos are defining themselves, and refusing to define themselves, represents a powerful challenge to America's system of racial classification and American racism.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of American History
"As immigration and intermarriage continue to increase diversity in the United States, greater effort is needed to improve our understanding of how people view themselves and others. This book takes an important step in that direction."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814745083
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 283
  • Sales rank: 1,318,631
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Clara E. Rodriguez is a Professor of Sociology at Fordham University's College at Lincoln Center. She is the author of numerous books and has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia University, MIT, and Yale University. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation and a Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. She was previously the Dean of Fordham University's College of Liberal Studies.

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