Latino Politics in America: Community, Culture, and Interests
Latinos constitute the fastest-growing population in the United States today, and Latino political participation is growing rapidly. Still, Latino political power is not commensurate with the numbers, and much potential remains to be tapped. In LatinoPolitics in America, author John A. García examines the development of this vibrant community and points the way toward a future of shared interests and coalitions among the diverse Latino subgroups. This newly revised edition lays out the basic factsof Latino America—who Latinos are, where they come from, where they reside—and then connects these facts to political realities of immigration, citizenship, voting, education, organization, and leadership. García's nuanced portrait of contemporary Latinopolitical life, first published in 2003, has been updated throughout to include data from the 2010 census and the 2008 and 2010 elections.
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Chapter 01 An Introduction to Latino Politics
Chapter 02 Community Building in Latino America
Chapter 03 Culture and Demographics
Chapter 04 Latino Subgroups in theUnited States
Chapter 05 The Politics of Interest and Culture
Chapter 06 Latino Political Participation
Chapter 07 Latinos in the Electoral Arena
Chapter 08 Latino Organizations and Leadership
Chapter 09 Immigration and Latino Immigrants
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