Latinos And Political Coalitions / Edition 1

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Coalition formation is mounting among Latinos as they acquire greater strength in U.S. politics. This collection of essays is the first complete study of Latino political coalitions. It elaborates on Latino Empowerment: Progress, Problems, and Prospects (Greenwood Press, 1988), an earlier collection by the same editors that studied Latino empowerment in general. The contributors to Latinos and Political Coalitions detail how coalitional politics have become a major avenue of empowerment for the Latino community.

The contributors illuminate the historical and cyclical changes in the political life of the Latino community by exploring coalitional politics at all levels and stages: from new coalitions attempting to broaden their power base to established organizational coalitions working to support or defeat legislation. The media, community response, language policy, immigration reform, the labor movement, municipal politics, and voter mobilization are among the topics covered. This collection concludes with theoretical insights about minority group coalitions and offers a comprehensive bibliography. It will be valuable for courses and research in political science, sociology, Chicano studies, and history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275940928
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/1991
  • Series: Contributions in Ethnic Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERTO E. VILLARREAL is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at the University of Texas (El Paso).

NORMA G. HERNANDEZ is Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Studies, University of Texas (El Paso).

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Leonard W. Doob

Old and New Agendas: An Introduction by Roberto E. Villarreal and Norma G. Hernandez

Approaches to the Study of Chicano Political Empowerment by Rodney E. Hero

Latino Political Participation in a Bicultural Setting by Howard D. Neighbor

The Role of the Media in Latino Empowerment by Howard D. Neighbor and Roberto E. Villarreal

Dropouts: The Need for a Latino Community Response by Bertha Perez

Language Education Policy and the Latino Quest for Empowerment: Exploring the Linkages by Ronald J. Schmidt

Latino Organizational Strategies on Immigration Reform: Success and Limits in Public Policymaking by Christine Marie Sierra

Latino Organizational Leadership Strategies in the Era of Reaganomics by Isidro D. Ortiz

The Role of the Labor Movement in the Empowerment of Mexican Americans by Victor M. Munoz

Latino Political Development in the Southwest and the Midwest: A Comparative Overview, 1915-1989 by Richard Anthony Santillan

Reapportionment and Coalition Building: A Case Study of Informal Barries to Latino Empowerment in Los Angeles County by James A. Regalado and Gloria Martinez

Deconstruction and Chicano Politics: Coalition Building During the Cisneros Era by Henry Flores

Latino Participation and Municipal Politics in a Border City by Roberto E. Villarreal with Olga Mapula

Voter Mobilization in the American Jewish Population: Lessons for Latinos by Melvin Potter Straus

Keys to Hispanic Empowerment bt Raul Yzaguirre

Coalitional Politics as a Strategy for Latino Empowerment: A Developmental Approach by Roberto E. Villarreal and Norma G. Hernandez



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