La Nueva California: Latinos in the Golden State / Edition 1

La Nueva California: Latinos in the Golden State / Edition 1

by David E Hayes-Bautista
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520241460

ISBN-13: 9780520241466

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: University of California Press


Since late 2001 more than fifty percent of the babies born in California have been Latino. When these babies reach adulthood, they will, by sheer force of numbers, influence the course of the Golden State. This essential study, based on decades of data, paints a vivid and energetic portrait of Latino society in California by providing a wealth of details about

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Since late 2001 more than fifty percent of the babies born in California have been Latino. When these babies reach adulthood, they will, by sheer force of numbers, influence the course of the Golden State. This essential study, based on decades of data, paints a vivid and energetic portrait of Latino society in California by providing a wealth of details about work ethic, family strengths, business establishments, and the surprisingly robust health profile that yields an average life expectancy for Latinos five years longer than that of the general population. Spanning one hundred years, this complex, fascinating analysis suggests that the future of Latinos in California will be neither complete assimilation nor unyielding separatism. Instead, the development of a distinctive regional identity will be based on Latino definitions of what it means to be American.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520241466
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
1,172,951
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter 1. America Defines Latinos: 1940-1965
Chapter 2. Latinos Reject America's Definition: 1965-1975
Chapter 3. Washington Defines a Minority: 1965-1975
Chapter 4. Latinos Define Latinos: 1975-1990
Chapter 5. Times of Crisis: Proposition 187 and After, 1990-2000
Chapter 6. Latinos Define American: 2000-2020
Chapter 7. Creating a Regional American Identity: 2020-2040
Chapter 8. Best-Case and Worst-Case Scenarios: California 2040

Notes References
Index

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