Latinos and Citizenship: The Dilemma of Belonging

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Suzanne Oboler
Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 31, 2006 - Political Science - 339 pages
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This book explores the extent to which the varied political status of Latinos is changing the meaning of citizenship and belonging in the United States. It brings together broad theoretical considerations of citizenship with discussions of historical and contemporary case studies pertaining to Latinos and current debates on citizenship. Focusing on Latinos' historical and continuing struggles against exclusion, the authors of this anthology discuss issues such as Latinos' multiple national allegiances, dual citizenship, the changing meaning(s) of belonging, their transnational political and social participation, the question of language and citizenship, regional cultural citizenship and loyalties, and the mobilization of Latino youth in their struggle to affirm their rights and belonging in US society.

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Suzanne Oboler is Associate Professor of Latino and Latin American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, and editor of the the Journal of Latino Studies (Palgrave).

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