The New Latino Studies Reader: A Twenty-First-Century Perspective

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Ramon A. Gutierrez, Tomas Almaguer
Univ of California Press, Aug 23, 2016 - Social Science - 657 pages
The New Latino Studies Reader is designed as a contemporary, updated, multifaceted collection of writings that bring to force the exciting, necessary scholarship of the last decades. Its aim is to introduce a new generation of students to a wide-ranging set of essays that helps them gain a truer understanding of what it’s like to be a Latino in the United States.
 
With the reader, students explore the sociohistorical formation of Latinos as a distinct panethnic group in the United States, delving into issues of class formation; social stratification; racial, gender, and sexual identities; and politics and cultural production. And while other readers now in print may discuss Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and Central Americans as distinct groups with unique experiences, this text explores both the commonalities and the differences that structure the experiences of Latino Americans. Timely, thorough, and thought-provoking, The New Latino Studies Reader provides a genuine view of the Latino experience as a whole.
 
 

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Contents

Figures and Tables
1
Whats in a Name?
19
Reconstructing Latinidad
54
FIGURES
58
The Latino Crucible
89
A Historic Overview of Latino Immigration and the Demographic
108
LateTwentiethCentury Immigration and U S Foreign
126
TABLES
129
Economies of Dignity
266
Not So Golden?
288
Latino Lives
321
Generations of Exclusion
340
Latinos in the Power Elite
372
Postscript
400
A History of Latinao Sexualities
415
Generation
443

Neither White nor Black
157
Hair Raceing
185
Race Racialization and Latino Populations in
210
Mexicans Quotidian Struggles with Migration
235
Tomás Almaguer
510
Pierrette HondagneuSotelo and Angelica Salas
609
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Ramón A. Gutiérrez is Preston and Sterling Morton Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and the author of When Jesus Came the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846.



Tomás Almaguer is Professor of Ethnic Studies and former Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University and the author of Racial Fault Lines: The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California.

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