Latino Lives in America: Making It Home

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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.

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"This book is well written and provides a complementary analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data. Regarding the focus group data, the diversity of the participants is impressive.... Overall, this book would be a great read for anyone concerned with the state of Latino lives in the U.S. today. The voices of the participants express key concerns regarding the future of Latinos in America that need to be addressed not only for the well-being of Latinos, but for the well-being of the country as a whole."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439900499
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 886,132
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Luis R. Fraga is Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, Director of the Diversity Research Institute, and Russell F. Stark University Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington.

John A. Garcia is Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona.

Rodney E. Hero is the Packey J. Dee Professor American Democracy, in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame.

Michael Jones-Correa is Professor of Government at Cornell University.

Valerie Martinez-Ebers is Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas.

Gary Segura is a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, and Director of Chicano Studies in the Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

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

Notes 195

References 197

Index 209

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