Latinos in a changing society

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Eleven essays presented by Montero-Sieburth (leadership in education, U. of Massachusetts at Boston) and Meléndez (management and urban policy, The New School) examine how the rapidly expanding Latino population in the United States its impacting American society and some of the more significant social, educational, and legal issues facing Latinos in the US today. An overview of demographic change is followed by individual case studies of Dominicans and Puerto Ricans in the United States, Mexicans in New England, and Cubans in Miami. Issue-oriented contributions discuss acculturation and social supports for Latino college students, parent educational involvement among Mexicana/Latina mothers, key issues of policing in the Latino community, Latino access to health and social programs, social networks and Latino immigrants in the labor market, and settlement and incorporation of Latinos in a small town in Massachusetts. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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table_of_contents Introduction / Martha Montero-Sieburth and Edwin Meléndez -- pt. I: The changing demographics of Latinos: specific cases. The new nativism and Latinos in a changing society / Martha Montero-Sieburth and Edwin Meléndez -- Living on the margins of society : Dominicans in the United States / Ramona Hernández -- The "Sí se puede" newcomers : Mexicans in New England / Martha Montero-Sieburth -- There are Cubans, there are Cubans, and there are Cubans : ideological diversity among Cuban-Americans in Miami / Guillermo J. Grenier, Lisandro Pérez, Sung Chang Chun, Hugh Gladwin -- Changes in the characteristics of Puerto Rican migrants to the United States / Edwin Meléndez -- pt. II: The changing social, educational, and legal issues affecting Latinos. Latino college students' adjustment : the influence of familism, acculturation, and social supports / Regina Jean-Van Hell -- Mexicana/Latina mothers and schools : changing the way we view parent involvement / Esperanza de la Vega -- Policing the Latino community : key issues and directions for future research / Cynthia Pérez McCluskey and Francisco A. Villarruel -- Cracking the safety net : Latina/o access to health and social programs in the post-welfare era / Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán and Victoria Quiroz-Becerra -- The Latinization of Lawrence : migration, settlement and incorporation of Latinos in a small town of Massachusetts / Ramón F. Borges-Méndez -- Social networks and Latino immigrants in the labor market : a review of the literature and evidence / Luis M. Falcón.
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