Latinas/os in the United States

Changing the Face of América

Editors: Rodriguez, Havidan, Saenz, Rogelio, Menjivar, Cecilia (Eds.)

  • Unique from extant books that have focused on the Latino/a population
  • Goes beyond the traditional approach of only focusing on the largest Latino/a groups
  • Has a multidisciplinary focus, which includes the collaboration and contributions of scholars from a diverse number of disciplines
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Latinas/os in the United States: Changing the Face of América

Edited by Rodríguez, Sáenz & Ménjivar

 

The Latina/o population in the United States has experienced significant and rapid growth during the past decades. Consequently, they have become the largest minority group in the nation. Latinas/os are a mosaic of people, representing different nationalities. They are Mexicans, Hondurans, Puerto Ricans, Argentineans, Cubans, Salvadorans, Dominicans, Panamanians, Guatemalans, Nicaraguans, Peruvians, and Costa Ricans, among others; they are Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and Muslims, but they are also atheists, Santeros/as, and Curanderos/as. Many have relatively high and increasing levels of education, but others have low educational attainment and elevated high school attrition rates. They also have experienced significant economic mobility, yet many others are poor and face multiple forms of inequality. Latinas/os in the United States: Changing the Face of América explores and expands on these and other critical topics.

This book also addresses important theoretical and methodological issues related to the study of Latinas/os and presents in-depth analyses (both quantitative and qualitative) of substantive issues relevant to this population, including migration, demographic patterns and processes, education, health, citizenship, political participation, religion, gender and sex roles, literary and cultural production, and the media. The authors seek to educate and increase awareness of the diversity that exists among the Latina/o population, and to carefully examine the social, economic, demographic, cultural, and political impacts and contributions that this growing population has had in the United States. The edited volume presents a holistic and multidisciplinary perspective of this group, and it critically documents how Latinas and Latinos have changed and will continue to change the face of América.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • New Latino Destinations

    Manuel A. Vásquez, Chad E. Seales, Marie Friedmann Marquardt

    Pages 19-35

  • Latino Incorporation in the United States in Local and Transnational Contexts

    Robert Courtney Smith

    Pages 36-53

  • Demographic Patterns: Age Structure, Fertility, Mortality, and Population Growth

    Jorge del Pinal

    Pages 57-71

  • Latino Health Paradoxes: Empirical Evidence, Explanations, Future Research, and Implications

    Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Lisa M. Bates

    Pages 101-113

  • Latino/a Entrepreneurship in the United States: A Strategy of Survival and Economic Mobility

    Zulema Valdez

    Pages 168-180

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $225.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-71941-2
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-71942-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Latinas/os in the United States
Book Subtitle
Changing the Face of América
Editors
  • Havidan Rodriguez
  • Rogelio Saenz
  • Cecilia Menjivar
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-71943-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-71943-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-71941-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-71942-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 392
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