Fluid Borders: Latino Power, Identity, and Politics in Los Angeles

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University of California Press, 2005 - Electronic books - 293 pages
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Fluid Borders includes the voices of many individuals, offers exciting new research on Latina women indicating that they are more likely than men to vote and to participate in political activities, and considers how the experience of social stigma affects the collective identification and political engagement of members of marginal groups. This innovative study points the way toward a better understanding of the Latino political experience, and how it differs from that of other racial groups, by situating it at the intersection of power, collective identity, and place.
 

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Contents

Latinos in California and Los Angeles
26
Language Social Stigma and Intragroup Relations
61
4 Why Vote? Race Identityies and Politics
100
Latinos and Nonelectoral Participation
137
Latinos Race and American Politics
175
Study Respondents
193
Interview Questionnaire
199
Notes
203
Bibliography
251
Index
271
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