Latinos and Latinas at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice

Editor: Gutierrez, Gabriel
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $189.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $283.50
ISBN: 978-0-31-339925-1
Category: Social Sciences - Ethnic Studies
Image Count: 44
Book Status: Available
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Written with contemporary issues at the forefront, this timely collection looks at the resolve of the Latino people and considers their histories, contributions, concerns, and accomplishments. Pointed essays address disparate quality-of-life issues in education, health, and economic stability while depicting individual and group efforts in overcoming barriers to mainstream American society.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Volume I
  • Section 1: Latinos and Latinas: An Overview
  • 1 Who Are Latinos and Latinas? - Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • Further Investigations: Who Are Latinos/as?
  • 2 Latinos and Latinas: The 2010 U.S. Census - Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • 3 Regional Distribution of Latino and Latina Population - Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • Further Investigations: Latinos/as and 2010 U.S. Census
  • 4 Latinos/as and Racial Identification - Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • 5 Politics, Economics, and Education of Latinos/as: The 2010 U.S. Census - Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • Further Investigations: Politics, Economics, and Education
  • Section 2: Cultural Diversity and Public Policy
  • 6 Culture Wars, Violence, and Latinos/as - Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • 7 The Latino/a Immigrant Threat Narrative and Anti-Latino Violence - Ana M. Hidalgo
  • Further Investigations: Culture Wars, Violence, and Latinos and Latinas
  • 8 Diversity under Attack - Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • Further Investigations: Diversity under Attack
  • 9 Whiteness, Diversity, and Lack of Historical Perspective - Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • Further Investigations: Whiteness, Diversity, and Lack of Historical Perspective
  • 10 U.S. Policy, Human Value, and Latinos/as at the Turn of the 21st Century - Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • Further Investigations: U.S. Policy and Human Value, and Latinos/as at the Turn of the Century
  • Section 3: Migration and Immigration
  • 11 Discovery Myths: First People, First Settlers - Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • Further Investigations: Discovery Myths, First People, First Settlers
  • 12 Chronology of Latinos/as in the Americas - Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • Further Investigations: The United States and Latin America
  • 13 Latinidad and the Maya Diaspora in the United States - Alicia Estrada
  • 14 Maya Youth and Cultural Sustainability in the United States - Flori Boj-Lopez
  • 15 Three Generations of Indigeneity, Migration, and Identity - mark! Lopez
  • Further Investigations: Migration, Identity, and Cultural Sustainability
  • 16 Immigration Laws and Latinos/as - Martha Escobar
  • 17 “Secure Communities”: Anti-Immigrant Policies and the Impact of ICE and Homeland Security - Bryant Partida
  • 18 Immigration and Immigrant Stereotyping in the United States: Economy, Crime, and Harmful Myth Making - José M. Beltrán
  • Further Investigations: Immigration Policy Myths and Realities
  • 19 The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act - Selene Salas
  • 20 The Rhetoric of the DREAM Act - José Prado
  • Further Investigations: Rhetoric and Policy of the DREAM Act
  • Section 4: The Economy, Politics, and Social Justice
  • 21 The Great Recession and Its Impact on the Chicana/o Community - David Rodriguez
  • Further Investigations: The Great Recession
  • 22 Economic Stratification: Understanding Latina/o Class Differences - Yanet Lopez
  • 23 Remittances: The Risks and Opportunities of “Sending Money Home” - Jennifer Victoria
  • 24 Latino/a Purchasing Power and Changing Dynamics of Marketing - Jocelyn Gomez
  • Further Investigations: Latino/a Economic Contributions and Developments
  • 25 Latino/a Voter Suppression: An Overview of Methods - Raúl Melgoza Jr.
  • 26 Environmental Racism - Rebecca Gómez
  • Further Investigations: Latino Voter Suppression, Representation, and Environmental Racism
  • 27 Critical Issues for the Latino/a LGBT Community - David Guzman
  • Further Investigations: Latino/a LGBT Critical Issues
  • 28 Foreign Relations - Miriam Morales
  • 29 United States–Cuban Relations: The Cuban Five - Ariana Chavez and Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • Further Investigations: Latinos/as, International Relations, and Foreign Policy
  • 30 Latino/a Military Participation and Education - Tomás F. Summers Sandoval Jr.
  • 31 Latinos, Cultural Identity, and U.S. Military Service: Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq - Miguel Jimenez
  • Further Investigations: Latinos/as and Military Service
  • 32 Sparking the Latino Political Imagination: A Conversation with Presente.org Cofounder and Writer Roberto Lovato - Oriel María Siu
  • Further Investigations: Presente.org
  • 33 Biography: Linda Chavez-Thompson - Jocelyn Gomez
  • 34 Biography: Sonia Sotomayor - Selene Salas
  • Further Investigations: Linda Chavez-Thompson and Sonia Sotomayor
  • Volume II
  • Section 5: Health Issues and Community Transformation
  • 35 Latinos/as and Obesity - Monica Hernandez
  • 36 Alcohol Industry Marketing in Latino/a Communities - Cynthia Cifuentes
  • Further Investigations: Marketing and Consumption
  • 37 Food Justice: Marketing to the Latino/a Communities - Soraira Urquiza
  • 38 Community and Home Gardens: Transformative Spaces for Lower-Income Communities of Color - Nadia Zepeda
  • Further Investigations: Food Justice and Food Sovereignty
  • 39 The Wall—Las Memorias Project and Monument - Gabriel Gutiérrez and David Guzman
  • Further Investigations: Community Advocacy and HIV/AIDS Awareness
  • 40 Biography: Eva M. Moya - Bryant Partida
  • 41 Biography: Richard H. Carmona - Adan Garcia
  • 42 Biography: Richard L. Zaldivar - Gabriel Gutiérrez and David Guzman
  • Further Investigations: Health Advocates
  • Section 6: Education
  • 43 Latina/o Language Minority Parental Involvement in Children's Education - Lily Galanis-Olaez
  • 44 Parent Alienation in Charter Schools - José Prado
  • Further Investigations: Parental Alienation and Involvement in Education
  • 45 Latinas and the Educational Crisis - Eva J. Longoria
  • 46 Latinas in Higher Education: Resistencia and Challenges - Nadia Zepeda
  • Further Investigations: Latinas in Secondary and Higher Education
  • 47 Latino/a High School Graduation and Push-Out/Dropout Rates - Norma Franco
  • 48 School-to-Prison Pipeline: Personal and Professional Experiences - Alberto Gutiérrez
  • Further Investigations: Push-Out/Dropout and School-to-Prison Pipeline
  • 49 Multicultural Mathematics - Gabriel Gutiérrez and Monica Armendariz
  • 50 Multicultural Science Education - Gabriel Gutiérrez and Monica Armendariz
  • Further Investigations: Multicultural Mathematics and Science Education
  • 51 No Child Left Behind - Angelica Amezcua
  • Further Investigations: Latinos/as and Education Reforms
  • 52 Bilingual Education Policy - Lily Galanis-Olaez
  • 53 The Struggle for Mexican American Studies at Tucson Unified School District: A Case Study - Bryant Partida
  • 54 Transnational Pedagogy: Moving From Immigrant Narratives to Critical Consciousness - Francisco Noé Tamayo
  • Further Investigations: Education Policy and Culturally Relevant Education
  • 55 Biography: Jaime Escalante - Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • Further Investigations: Jaime Escalante
  • Section 7: Arts, Literature, Entertainment, and Youth Culture
  • 56 Chicano/a Theater History: From Spanish Religious Plays to the Chicano Secret Service - Tomas Carrasco
  • Further Investigations: Latino/a Cultural Affirmation across Geography and Time
  • 57 The Erasure of Mexicans in Blade Runner - Daniel Valencia
  • Further Investigations: Science Fiction and Representations of the Future of Latinos and Latinas
  • 58 U.S Spanish-Language Television Network Ownership - Mario Tolentino
  • 59 Latina/o Representation in U.S. Spanish-Language Television: Telenovelas and Identity - José F. Amaro
  • Further Investigations: U.S. Spanish-Language Media
  • 60 Graffiti: Creating Alternative Life Spaces with Art - Norma Franco
  • 61 Th3 Vid30 Gam3 1ndustry and Latinos/as - Mario Tolentino
  • 62 Skateboarding in Barrios and Hoods - Angel F. Hernandez
  • Further Investigations: Latino/a Youth Cultural Practices
  • 63 Biography: Sandra Cisneros - Norma Franco
  • 64 Biography: Josefina Lopez - Monica Hernandez
  • 65 Biography: Eugene Rodriguez - José F. Amaro
  • Further Investigations: Biographies: Literature and the Arts
  • Section 8: Media Literacy
  • 66 Media Policy and Latinos/as at the Turn of the 21st Century - Gabriel Gutiérrez
  • 67 The Alternative Media in Noncommercial Radio: The Case of Soul Rebel Radio - Miguel Paredes
  • Further Investigations: Media Policy and Alternative Media
  • 68 The Digital Divide and the Latino Community: A New Conceptualization - Romelia Salinas
  • 69 With His iPhone in His Hands: Documenting Stories of Place and Belonging en el Nuevo American South in the Age of Digital Technology - Salvador Barajas
  • Further Investigations: Digital Technology, Literacy, and Latinos and Latinas
  • Recommended Resources
  • About the Editor and Contributors