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Latinos are the largest and fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, with increased levels of political mobilization and influence. In the timely and thoroughgoing Latino Lives in America, six prominent Latino scholars explore how this status produced important changes in Latinos' attitudes, behavior, and social experience and examine the profound implications Latinos' geographic dispersion has for American politics and society.
1 The Growing Presence of Latinos in the United States 1
2 Trying for the Americano Dream: Barriers to Making the United States "Home" 28
3 Education: Latinos' Great Hope, America's Harsh Reality 53
4 Exploring Discrimination, Intergroup Relations, and Intragroup Relations among Latinos 69
5 New Homes in New Communities: Living in Rural America 96
6 Transnationalism and the Language of Belonging 119
7 The Evolving Latino Community and Pan-ethnicity: Explorations into the Confluence of Interactions, Networks, and Identity 145
8 Conclusions: Paradoxes along the Way to Making America Home 177
Posted October 31, 2011
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