Latinos in the United States: Diversity and Change

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 14, 2015 - Social Science - 280 pages
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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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Contents

Cover
Figures
The Diverse Histories of Latinos
Historical and Contemporary Latino Immigration
Summary
Population Growth by Period
US 2008
Political Engagement
Education
Work and Economic Life
Families
Religion
Health and Health Care
The Other Side of the Latino Paradox
Crime and Victimization
Mass Media

ChicanoLatino Civil Rights
Power
Conclusions
Copyright

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Rogelio Sáenz is Peter Flawn Professor of Demographyand Dean of the College of Public Policy at the University ofTexas, San Antonio  

Maria Cristina Morales is Associate Professor of Sociologyat the University of Texas, El Paso

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