Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences

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Latinos in the New Millennium is the most current and comprehensive profile of Latinos in the United States: looking at their social characteristics, group relations, policy positions, and political orientations. The authors draw on information from the 2006 Latino National Survey (LNS), the largest and most detailed source of data on Hispanics in America. This book provides essential knowledge about Latinos, contextualizing research data by structuring discussion around many dimensions of Latino political life ...
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Overview

Latinos in the New Millennium is the most current and comprehensive profile of Latinos in the United States: looking at their social characteristics, group relations, policy positions, and political orientations. The authors draw on information from the 2006 Latino National Survey (LNS), the largest and most detailed source of data on Hispanics in America. This book provides essential knowledge about Latinos, contextualizing research data by structuring discussion around many dimensions of Latino political life in the U.S. The encyclopedic range and depth of the LNS allows the authors to appraise Latinos' group characteristics, attitudes, behaviors, and their views on numerous topics. This study displays the complexity of Latinos, from recent immigrants to those whose grandparents were born in the United States.
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"With politics and political involvement as the unifying element, the authors have assembled a study where charts and graphs are accompanied by explanatory text the offers students, researchers, politicians, the media, and community organizations a timely and nuanced portrait of the country's Latino population. Summing Up: Highly recommended" - J.H. Pollitz, University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire, CHOICE Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107017221
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2012
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Luis R. Fraga is Russell F. Stark University Professor and Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. He also serves as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Director of the Diversity Research Institute.

Rodney E. Hero is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

John A. Garcia is Research Professor and Director of Community Outreach, Inter-University Consortium at the Institute for Social Research, as well as Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies.

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 M. Segura is Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a Studies at Stanford University.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Demographics; 3. Core values; 4. Identities; 5. Transnationalism; 6. Inter-Group relations; 7. Civic engagement; 8. Media; 9. Political participation; 10. Partisanship; 11. Gender roles; 12. Public policy; 13. Education; 14. Conclusion.

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