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  1. The Chicano Movement

    Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Mario T. Garcia

    Series: New Directions in American History

    The largest social movement by people of Mexican descent in the U.S. to date, the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 70s linked civil rights activism with a new, assertive ethnic identity: Chicano Power! Beginning with the farmworkers' struggle led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, the Movement...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Gender, Race, and Office Holding in the United States

    Representation at the Intersections

    By Becki Scola

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Over the past several decades, the number of women elected to higher office in the United States has grown substantially. However, when the electoral gains of women are considered on a state-by-state basis, there are observable variations in the rate by state at which women are elected to state...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Latino Gender Gap in U.S. Politics

    By Christina E. Bejarano

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Many questions remain unanswered about the observable differences in voting behavior, partisanship, and cultural attitudes among men and women. Latino political participation in the United States is generally lower than the rest of the population, mainly due to their high proportion of youth and...

    Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. American Identity in the Age of Obama

    Edited by Amílcar Antonio Barreto, Richard L. O’Bryant

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    The election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States has opened a new chapter in the country’s long and often tortured history of inter-racial and inter-ethnic relations. Many relished in the inauguration of the country’s first African American president — an event foreseen by...

    Published November 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Inventive Politicians and Ethnic Ascent in American Politics

    The Uphill Elections of Italians and Mexicans to the U.S. Congress

    By Miriam Jiménez

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    This innovative book investigates the process through which ethnic minorities penetrate into higher echelons of political power: specifically, how they succeed in getting elected to the U.S. Congress. Analysts today see ethnic politicians largely in relation to their collectivities, but by actually...

    Published October 15th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Something's in the Air

    Race, Crime, and the Legalization of Marijuana

    Edited by Katherine Tate, James Lance Taylor, Mark Q. Sawyer

    America’s drug laws have always exerted an unequal and unfair toll on Blacks and Latinos, who are arrested more often than Whites for the possession of illegal drugs and given harsher sentences. In this volume, contributors ask how would marijuana legalization affect communities of color? Is...

    Published August 13th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Politics and the Art of Commemoration

    Memorials to struggle in Latin America and Spain

    By Katherine Hite

    Series: Interventions

    Memorials are proliferating throughout the globe. States recognize the political value of memorials: memorials can convey national unity, a sense of overcoming violent legacies, a commitment to political stability or the strengthening of democracy. Memorials represent fitful negotiations between...

    Published July 29th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Politics of Race in Latino Communities

    Walking the Color Line

    By Atiya Kai Stokes-Brown

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    Latinos are the fastest growing population group in the U.S. and have exerted widespread influence in numerous aspects of American culture from entertainment to economics. Unlike Asian, black, white, and Native Americans who are defined by race, Latinos can be of any race and are beginning to shed...

    Published June 25th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Latino Identity in Contemporary America

    Edited by Martin Bulmer, John Solomos

    Series: Ethnic and Racial Studies

    This edited collection brings together original research papers that explore an important aspect of race and ethnic studies, namely the processes that are shaping the making of Latina and Latino identities in contemporary America. This is a question that has received much attention in the USA over...

    Published December 16th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Immigrant Divide

    How Cuban Americans Changed the U.S. and Their Homeland

    By Susan Eckstein

    Are all immigrants from the same home country best understood as a homogeneous group of foreign-born? Or do they differ in their adaptation and transnational ties depending on when they emigrated and with what lived experiences? Between Castro’s rise to power in 1959 and the early twenty-first...

    Published June 25th 2009 by Routledge

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