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Latinos in the New Millennium
An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences

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  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107638730

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  • Latinos in the New Millennium is the most current and comprehensive profile of Latinos in the United States: looking at their social characteristics, group relations, policy positions, and political orientations. The authors draw on information from the 2006 Latino National Survey (LNS), the largest and most detailed source of data on Hispanics in America. This book provides essential knowledge about Latinos, contextualizing research data by structuring discussion around many dimensions of Latino political life in the U.S. The encyclopedic range and depth of the LNS allows the authors to appraise Latinos' group characteristics, attitudes, behaviors, and their views on numerous topics. This study displays the complexity of Latinos, from recent immigrants to those whose grandparents were born in the United States.

    • Provides the broadest available guide to the public opinion, attitudes and behaviors of Latinos residing in the United States
    • Draws on the best existing source of data on Latinos in the US, the 2006 Latino National Survey
    • Presents data in the context of research findings and the literature in the social sciences
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "With politics and political involvement as the unifying element, the authors have assembled a study where charts and graphs are accompanied by explanatory text the offers students, researchers, politicians, the media, and community organizations a timely and nuanced portrait of the country's Latino population. Summing Up: Highly recommended" - J.H. Pollitz, University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire, CHOICE Magazine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107638730
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 150 b/w illus. 169 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Demographics
    3. Core values
    4. Identities
    5. Transnationalism
    6. Inter-Group relations
    7. Civic engagement
    8. Media
    9. Political participation
    10. Partisanship
    11. Gender roles
    12. Public policy
    13. Education
    14. Conclusion.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Introduction to Latino Studies
    • Latina/o Politics in the U.S.
    • Latino Politics and Public Policy
  • Authors

    Luis R. Fraga, University of Washington
    Luis R. Fraga is Russell F. Stark University Professor and Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. He also serves as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Director of the Diversity Research Institute.

    John A. Garcia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Rodney E. Hero is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

    Rodney E. Hero, University of California, Berkeley
    John A. Garcia is Research Professor and Director of Community Outreach, Inter-University Consortium at the Institute for Social Research, as well as Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies.

    Michael Jones-Correa, Cornell University, New York
    Michael Jones-Correa is Professor of Government at Cornell University.

    Valerie Martinez-Ebers, University of North Texas
    Valerie Martinez-Ebers is Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas.

    Gary M. Segura, Stanford University, California
    Gary M. Segura is Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a Studies at Stanford University.

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