More than 53 million Latinosnow constitute the largest, fastest-growing, and most diverse minority group inthe United States, and the nation's political future may well be shaped byLatinos' continuing political incorporation. In the 2012 election, Latinosproved to be a critical voting bloc in both Presidential and Congressionalraces; this demographic will only become more important in future Americanelections. Using new evidence from the largest-ever scientific survey addressedexclusively to Latino/Hispanic respondents, LatinoPolitics en Ciencia Politica explores political diversity within the Latinocommunity, considering how intra-community differences influence politicalbehavior and policy preferences.
The editors and contributors, all noted scholars of raceand politics, examine key issues of Latino politics in the contemporary UnitedStates: Latino/a identities (latinidad),transnationalism, acculturation, political community, and racial consciousness.The book contextualizes today's research within the history of Latino politicalstudies, from the field's beginnings to the present, explaining how systematicanalysis of Latino political behavior has over time become integral to thestudy of political science. LatinoPolitics en Ciencia Politica is thus an ideal text for learning both thestate of the field today, and key dimensions of Latino political attitudes.
Publisher: New York University Press
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm
"Thiscollection of essays is as timely as it is important. With Latinos on the cuspof greatly enhancedpower, this book illustrates the many nuances to Latino politics incontemporary America."-Gary M. Segura,co-author of Latino Lives in America
"This outstanding collection of research articles by some of the brightest minds in political science should be read by everyone interested in the politics of race and ethnicity in the United States and especially by those who want to know considerably more about Latinos, the most fascinating and complicated identity group in America today. The range of topics covered in the book is very impressive as well."-Valerie Martinez-Ebers,editor of American Political Science Review and author of Latinos in the New Millenniu
"Amust-read for scholars interested in understanding the political behavior ofthis growing and important sector of the U.S. polity, this volume situates thestudy of Latino politics within its historical context and provides readerswith a wealth of tools for designing studies focused on this population."-Lisa Garcia Bedolla,author of Latino Politics
"It is a collection of cutting edge research, and a must-read for students and researchers alike."-American Politics