The Columbia History Of Latinos In The United States Since 1960 by David GutiérrezThe Columbia History Of Latinos In The United States Since 1960 by David Gutiérrez

The Columbia History Of Latinos In The United States Since 1960

EditorDavid Gutiérrez

Paperback | September 29, 2006

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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.

David G. Gutiérrez is associate professor of history at the University of California, San Diego. His publications include Walls and Mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the Politics of Ethnicity and Between Two Worlds: Mexican Immigrants in the United States. David G. Gutiérrez is professor of history at the University...
Title:The Columbia History Of Latinos In The United States Since 1960Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pagesPublished:September 29, 2006Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Demography and the Shifting Boundaries of "Community": Reflections on "U.S. Latinos" and the Evolution of Latino Studies, by David. G. Gutiérrez1. Globalization, Labor Migration, and the Demographic Revolution: Ethnic Mexicans in the Late Twentieth Century, by David. G. Gutiérrez2. Social Polarization and Colonized Labor: Puerto Ricans in the United States, 1945-2000, by Kelvin A. Santiago-Valles and Gladys Jiménez-Munoz3. Exiles, Immigrants, and Transnationals: The Cuban Communities of the United States, by Maria Cristina Garcia4. Central American Immigrants: Diverse Populations, Changing Communities, by Norma Stoltz Chinchilla and Nora Hamilton5. Transnational Ties and Incorporation: The Case of Dominicans in the United States, by Peggy Levitt6. The Other "Other Hispanics": South American-Origin Latinos in the United States, by Marilyn Espitia7. Gender and the Latino Experience in Late-Twentieth-Century America, by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo8. From Barrios to Barricades: Religion and Religiosity in Latino Life, by Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo9. U.S. Latino Expressive Cultures, by Frances R. Aparicio10. The Continuing Latino Quest for Full Membership and Equal Citizenship: Legal Progress, Social Setbacks, and Political Promise, by Kevin R. Johnson11. The Pressures of Perpetual Promise: Latinos and Politics, 1960-2003, by Louis DeSipio

Editorial Reviews

Gutiérrez 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.