Hispanics / Latinos In The United States

Overview

The presence and impact of Hispanics/Latinos in the United States cannot be ignored. Already the largest minority group, by 2050 their numbers will exceed all the other minority groups in the United States combined. The diversity of this population is often understated, but the people differ in terms of their origin, race. language, custom, religion, political affiliation, education and economic status. The heterogeneity of the Hispanic/Latino population raises questions about their identity and their rights: do ...

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Overview

The presence and impact of Hispanics/Latinos in the United States cannot be ignored. Already the largest minority group, by 2050 their numbers will exceed all the other minority groups in the United States combined. The diversity of this population is often understated, but the people differ in terms of their origin, race. language, custom, religion, political affiliation, education and economic status. The heterogeneity of the Hispanic/Latino population raises questions about their identity and their rights: do they really constitute a group? That is, do they have rights as a group, or just as individuals? This volume, addresses these concerns through a varied and interdisciplinary approach.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415926201
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/20/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jorge J. E. Gracia is Samuel P. Capen Chair and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Buffalo. He is the author most recently of Hispanic/Latino Identity (1999). Pablo De Greiff is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Buffalo and editor of Drugs and the Limits of Liberalism (1999).

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Table of Contents

Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity, Race, and Rights: An Introduction 1
1 Is Latina/o Identity a Racial Identity? 23
2 The Making of New Peoples: Hispanizing Race 45
3 Negotiating Latina Identities 61
4 Cultural Particularity versus Universal Humanity: The Value of Being Asimilao 77
5 The Larger Picture: Hispanics/Latinos (and Latino Studies) in the Colonial Horizon of Modernity 99
6 "It Must Be a Fake!": Racial Ideologies, Identities, and the Question of Rights 125
7 Structure, Difference, and Hispanic/Latino Claims of Justice 147
8 Universalism, Particularism, and Group Rights: The Case of Hispanics 167
9 Accommodation Rights for Hispanics in the United States 181
10 Affirmative Action for Hispanics? Yes and No 201
11 Latino Identity and Affirmative Action 223
12 Deliberation and Hispanic Representation 235
Bibliography 253
Contributors 269
Subject Index 273
Name Index 277
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