Latino Social Movements: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives [NOOK Book]

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By 2009, Latinos will become the nation's largest racial ethnic group. More important than sheer numbers is the fact that Latino men and women represent a significant and growing part of the U.S. working class. Focusing on class politics, community development, patriarchy, and capital, the contributors trace these concerns within the context of popular attempts to transform the social conditions of Latino life. In doing so, this collection of original essays sets forth an essential and much delayed mapping of ...
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Latino Social Movements: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives

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Overview

By 2009, Latinos will become the nation's largest racial ethnic group. More important than sheer numbers is the fact that Latino men and women represent a significant and growing part of the U.S. working class. Focusing on class politics, community development, patriarchy, and capital, the contributors trace these concerns within the context of popular attempts to transform the social conditions of Latino life. In doing so, this collection of original essays sets forth an essential and much delayed mapping of Latino politics in "postindustrial" capitalism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135272913
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/21/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 216
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Rodolfo D. Torres is Professor of Chicano Studies and Public Policy at California State University, Long Beach and Visiting Professor of Education and Social Policy at the University of California, Irvine. He is co-editor of Latinos and Education (Routledge, 1997) and New American Destinies (Routledge, 1996), and co-author of Latino Metropolis (forthcoming 199x). George Katsiaficas is Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Wentworth Institute of Technology and Editor of the New Political Science journal. He is author of The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Anti-Colonial Chicana Feminism 11
Lessons from el Barrio - The East Harlem Real Great Society/Urban Planning Studio: A Puerto Rican Chapter in the Fight for Urban Self-Determination 43
Boricuas, African Americans, and Chicanos in the "Far West": Notes on the Puerto Rican Pro-Independence Movement in California, 1960s-1980s 79
The 1933 Los Angeles County Farm Workers Strike 111
Latino Immigrant Workers in the Los Angeles Apparel Industry 141
Latino Politics - Class Struggles: Reflections on the Future of Latino Politics 165
The Cloning of La Raza Unida Party for the Twenty-first Century: Electoral Pragmatism or Misguided Nostalgia? 181
Notes on Contributors 207
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