Latino lives in America : making it home / Luis Ricardo Fraga [and others]

A nuanced and insightful assessment of Latino life in America.

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Other Authors: Fraga, Luis Ricardo
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2010.
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Summary:A nuanced and insightful assessment of Latino life in America.
Latinos are the largest and fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, with increased levels of political mobilization and influence. In the timely and thoroughgoing Latino Lives in America, six prominent Latino scholars explore the profound implications of Latinos' population growth and geographic dispersion for American politics and society, tracking key changes and continuities in Latinos' attitudes, behavior, and social experiences. Utilizing a unique set of "narratives" from focus group interviews, supplemented with quantitative findings from the 2006 Latino National Survey, the authors provide a snapshot of Latino life in America. The Latinos interviewed provide their thoughts regarding their sense of belonging and group identification, assimilation and transnationalism, housing, education, civic engagement, and perceptions of discrimination, as well as their experiences in new destinations, where they are trying to realize the "Americano" dream. Latino Lives in America uses these conversations and the survey data to offer both a micro and macro look at how Latinos are transforming various aspects of American politics, culture, and life and how their experiences in the United States are changing them and their families.
Physical Description:1 online resource (viii, 212 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781439900505
1439900507
1282505963
9781282505964