Latinos in the United States: Diversity and Change
As the major driver of U.S. demographic change, Latinos arereshaping key aspects of the social, economic, political, andcultural landscape of the country. In the process, Latinos arechallenging the longstanding black/white paradigm that has beenused as a lens to understand racial and ethnic matters in theUnited States.
In this book, Sáenz and Morales provide one of the broadestsociological examinations of Latinos in the United States. The bookfocuses on the numerous diverse groups that constitute the Latinopopulation and the role that the U.S. government has played inestablishing immigration from Latin America to the United States.
The book highlights the experiences of Latinos in a variety ofdomains including education, political engagement, work andeconomic life, family, religion, health and health care, crime andvictimization, and mass media. To address these issues in eachchapter the authors engage sociological perspectives, present dataexamining major trends for both native-born and immigrantpopulations, and engage readers in thinking about the major issuesthat Latinos are facing in each of these dimensions. The bookclearly illustrates the diverse experiences of the array of Latinogroups in the United States, with some of these groups succeedingsocially and economically, while other groups continue toexperience major social and economic challenges. The book concludeswith a discussion of what the future holds for Latinos.
This book is essential reading for undergraduate and graduatestudents, social scientists, and policymakers interested in Latinosand their place in contemporary society.
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