Latinos in the United States: The Sacred and the Political, Second Edition / Edition 2

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About the Author:
David T. Abalos is professor of religious studies and sociology at Seton Hall University

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“Readers should see this historically situated text as personal ruminations and exhortations from an academic elder and mentor of East Coast Latino/a students-an impassioned plea to his young charges at that time not to forsake their unique identity, culture, religion, and spirituality for the seductive lure of capitalist materialism. Hopefully, today's young Latino/a college students will resonate with this still worthwhile message of self-empowerment and transformation.” —Choice

“Abalos examines contemporary issues faced by Latinos in the US-family, politics in the community, education, mafle-female relations, and racism-from the perspective of the theory of transformation. Through this exploration the author offers readers-Latinos in particular-ways to become more whole people actively working to transform the nation into a more compassionate multicultural America.” —Research Book News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780268020255
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Series: Latino Perspectives Series
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David T. Abalos is professor of religious studies and sociology at Seton Hall University. He is the author of a number of books including The Latino Family and the Politics of Transformation.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition     ix
Foreword to the Original Edition   Manfred Halpern     xiii
Acknowledgments     xxi
Introduction     1
A Theory of Transformation     9
The Search for Latina/Latino Identity     51
The Politics of the Latino Family     79
The Politics of Transformation in the Latino Community     106
Latinas/Latinos and the Sacred     136
The Politics of Liberation versus the Politics of Assimilation     185
Latina/Latino Professionals: A Transforming Middle Class     199
Choices for La Comunidad Latina: Creating the Present and the Future Now     222
The Politics of Education: The Most Important Civil Rights Issue Facing La Comunidad Latina     256
Notes     291
Index     315
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