In the last forty-five years, immigration reform has brought tens of millions of new immigrants from Latin American countries to the United States. Since critical race theory pioneers Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic compiled the first edition of The Latino/a Condition in 1998, the population has continued to grow exponentially, while scholarship on Latinos/as has grown just as quickly. The second edition of The Latino/a Condition brings together a wide range of new and classic Latino and Latina voices from the fields of law, sociology, history, media studies, and politics to address questions such as:
Who exactly is a Latino? Who is Hispanic? Who is Chicano?How did Spanish-speaking people come to live in the United States?Is the Latino family a source of strength or oppression? What about Catholicism?Should the United States try to control Latino immigration, and is this even possible?What are the most common media stereotypes of Latino people?Are Latinos white? What role does law play in the racial construction of the group?
Collecting a wealth of perspectives on these and other issues central to the Latino/a experience, Delgado and Stefancic offer a broad portrait of Latino/a life in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
|Publisher:||New York University Press|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Richard Delgado is John J. Sparkman Chair of Law at the University of Alabama and one of the founders of critical race theory. His books include The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader (co-edited with Jean Stefancic; New York University Press) and The Rodrigo Chronicles (New York University Press).
Jean Stefancic is
Professor and Clement Research Affiliate at the University of Alabama School of
Law. Her books include No Mercy: How Conservative Think
Tanks and Foundations Changed America’s Social Agenda and How Lawyers Lose Their Way: A Profession Fails Its Creative Minds.
Table of Contents
Part I The Shape of the Latino Group: Who Are We and What Are We Talking about Anyway?
Part II Conquest and Immigration: How We Got (Get) Here
Part III Nativism, Racism, and Our Social Construction as a “Problem” Group: How Once We Were Here, We Were Racialized by the Dominant Culture
Part IV Racial Construction and Demonization in Mass Culture: Media Treatment and Stereotypes
Part V Counterstories: We Begin to Talk Back and “Name Our Own Reality”
Part VI Rebellious Lawyering and Resistance Strategies: We Fight Back
Part VII Revisionist Law: Does the Legal System Work for Us?
Part VIII Assimilation: Maybe Our Best Strategy Is Just to Duck?
Part IX Splits and Tensions within the Civil Rights Community
Part X Sex, Gender, and Class: Sure I’m a Latino, but I’m Still Different from You — How about It?
Part XI English-Only, Bilingualism, Interpreters: You Mean I Can’t Speak Spanish?