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The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960 - David G. Gutierrez

The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960

By: David G. Gutierrez (Editor)

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Published: 20th July 2004
For Ages: 22+ years old
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Latinos are now the largest so-called minority group in the United States -- the result of a growth trend that began in the mid-twentieth century -- and the influence of Latin cultures on American life is reflected in everything from politics to education to mass cultural forms such as music and television. Yet very few volumes have attempted to analyze or provide a context for this dramatic historical development. "The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960" is among the few comprehensive histories of Latinos in America. This collaborative, interdisciplinary volume provides not only cutting-edge interpretations of recent Latino history, including essays on the six major immigrant groups (Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Central Americans, and South Americans), but also insight into the major areas of contention and debate that characterize Latino scholarship in the early twenty-first century.

This much-needed book offers a broad overview of this era of explosive demographic and cultural change by exploring the recent histories of all the major national and regional Latino subpopulations and reflecting on what these historical trends might mean for the future of both the United States and the other increasingly connected nations of the Western Hemisphere. While at one point it may have been considered feasible to explore the histories of national populations in isolation from one another, all of the contributors to this volume highlight the deep transnational ties and interconnections that bind different peoples across national and regional lines. Thus, each chapter on Latino national subpopulations explores the ambiguous and shifting boundaries that so loosely define them both in the United States and in their countries of origin. A multinational perspective on important political and cultural themes -- such as Latino gender systems, religion, politics, expressive and artistic cultures, and interactions with the law -- helps shape a realistic interpretation of the Latino experience in the United States.

Authoritative collection...wisely eschews neat conclusions. -- Cheryl Harris Sharman San Francisco Chronicle The book is a valuable contribution. -- Susan J. Freiband American Reference Books Annual It will become a major reference for graduate and faculty research...Highly recommended. Choice This is an important and much-needed anthology of 11 essays covering various aspects of recent (1960 to present) U.S. Latino history. -- Orlando Archibeque Reforma Newsletter This essay collection is informative, thought-provoking, and well-timed. Western Historical Quarterly Gutierrez provides a realistic and powerful interpretation of the Latino experience in America. This book is a must read for researchers, policymakers, community leaders, educators, and, indeed, anyone wishing to study the Latino experience and influence on American life. -- Carmen Izaguirre Monthly Labor Review

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introduction. Demography and the Shifting Boundaries of "Community": Reflections on "U.S. Latinos" and the Evolution of Latino Studiesp. 1
Globalization, Labor Migration, and the Demographic Revolution: Ethnic Mexicans in the Late Twentieth Centuryp. 43
Social Polarization and Colonized Labor: Puerto Ricans in the United States, 1945-2000p. 87
Exiles, Immigrants, and Transnationals: The Cuban Communities of the United Statesp. 146
Central American Immigrants: Diverse Populations, Changing Communitiesp. 187
Transnational Ties and Incorporation: The Case of Dominicans in the United Statesp. 229
The Other "Other Hispanics": South American-Origin Latinos in the United Statesp. 257
Gender and the Latino Experience in Late-Twentieth-Century Americap. 281
From Barrios to Barricades: Religion and Religiosity in Latino Lifep. 303
U.S. Latino Expressive Culturesp. 355
The Continuing Latino Quest for Full Membership and Equal Citizenship: Legal Progress, Social Setbacks, and Political Promisep. 391
The Pressures of Perpetual Promise: Latinos and Politics, 1960-2003p. 421
List of Contributorsp. 467
Indexp. 471
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ISBN: 9780231118088
ISBN-10: 0231118082
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 20th July 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 22.1  x 3.76
Weight (kg): 0.87