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Latino Politics in Massachusetts : Struggles, Strategies and Prospects - Carol Hardy-Fanta

Latino Politics in Massachusetts

Struggles, Strategies and Prospects

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Published: 26th December 2001
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Latino Politics in Massachusetts explores the major challenges to political representation in cities where Latino populations do not make up the majority of the population and therefore cannot rely on sheer numbers to gain representation. The Latino population in Massachusetts is dispersed in cities throughout the state, with the greatest concentrations located in the seven cities that are the focus of this volume: Lawrence, Chelsea, Holyoke, Lowell, Springfield, Boston, and Worcester. Using case studies of these specific cities, each of the original essays in this volume highlight both the barriers to political representation as well as the strategies that are most successful in overcoming these barriers. While the geographic focus of these essays is on the urban politics of Latino communities in Massachusetts, the lessons it offers apply to political organizers in a wide range of states across the country. Book jacket.

"Recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, policy makers, and activists." -A.A. Sisneros, University of Illinois at Springfield, for "CHOICE

List of Maps and Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. x
Series Editor Prefacep. xii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Introduction: A Statewide Overviewp. 1
History and Lessons from Massachusetts Cities
Educational Grievance and Latino Mobilization: Chelseap. 25
Multiracial Coalitions in the Election of the First Latino Legislator: Bostonp. 51
Latino Political Succession and Incorporation: Lawrencep. 73
Strategic Planning in the Community and the Courts: Holyokep. 99
Latino Migration, the Catholic Church, and Political Division: Lowellp. 127
Latino Politics in an At-Large System: Springfieldp. 153
An Insider's History of Latino Politics: Worcesterp. 177
Issues in Latino Politics
Latina Women and Political Leadership: Implications for Latino Community Empowermentp. 193
"New" Civil Rights Strategies for Latino Political Empowermentp. 213
Latino Voter Registration Efforts in Massachusetts: Un Pasito Masp. 239
Black, Latino, and Asian Coalition Politics in Boston: Issues and Lessons for Urban Politicsp. 261
Beyond Homeland Politics: Dominicans in Massachusettsp. 277
The Massachusetts Latin-American Legislative Caucus at One Year: An Assessmentp. 297
Postscript: Thoughts on Increasing Latino Political Prospectsp. 317
About the Contributorsp. 321
Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9780815331421
ISBN-10: 0815331428
Series: Race and Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 26th December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.75  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1