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Being Brown in Dixie: Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Immigration in the New South

Cameron D. Lippard and Charles A. Gallagher, editors

How has the dramatic influx of Latino populations in the US South challenged and changed traditional conceptions of race? Are barriers facing Latinos the same as those confronted by African Americans? The authors of Being Brown in Dixie use the Latino experience of living and working in the South to explore the shifting complexities of race relations. Systematically considering such central issues    More >

Being Brown in Dixie: Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Immigration in the New South

California's Immigrant Children: Theory, Research, and Implications for Educational Policy

Rubén G. Rumbaut & Wayne A. Cornelius, editors

No state has felt the impact of the new immigration more than California, and no institution more than its schools. Fully a third of the nation's 20 million immigrants are concentrated in California, and over a third of the state's schoolchildren speak a language other than English at home. Largely from Asia and Latin America, these new Californians are extraordinarily diverse in their    More >

Continuing La Causa: Organizing Labor in California’s Strawberry Fields

Gilbert Felipe Mireles

Gilbert Mireles explores the legendary United Farm Workers' campaign to organize laborers—predominantly Latino immigrants—in California's strawberry industry. Tracing the UFW's actions from the picking fields to the world of government offices and corporate boardrooms, Mireles shows how the very traits that made the union such a successful advocate for farm workers also    More >

Continuing La Causa: Organizing Labor in California’s Strawberry Fields

Four Generations of Norteños: New Research from the Cradle of Mexican Migration

Wayne A. Cornelius, David Scott FitzGerald, and Scott Borger, editors

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! Drawing on decades of fieldwork in a high-emigration town in central Mexico, as well as a thousand recent interviews, the authors chart the town's evolution from a source of short-term contract laborers during World War II to a present-day exporter of undocumented and legal migrants, many of whom now settle permanently in the US and have US-born children.    More >

Four Generations of Norteños: New Research from the Cradle of Mexican Migration

Impacts of Border Enforcement on Mexican Migration: The View from Sending Communities

Wayne A. Cornelius and Jessa M. Lewis, editors

This important book reveals how the stricter US border-control activities of the past decade have affected the behavior of migrants and potential migrants in rural Mexico. The authors establish direct links between changes in immigration-control policies and changes in the decision to migrate, choice of destination, mode of entry, and inclination to participate in a temporary worker program. They    More >

Impacts of Border Enforcement on Mexican Migration: The View from Sending Communities

Indigenous Mexican Migrants in the United States

Jonathan Fox and Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, editors

The multiple pasts and futures of the Mexican nation can be seen in the faces of the tens of thousands of indigenous people who each year set out on their voyages to the north, and of the many others who decide to settle in countless communities within the United States. This collection explores these migration processes and their social, cultural, and civic impacts in both the United States and    More >

Indigenous Mexican Migrants in the United States

Latino Political Power

Kim Geron

An untold story of the last decade is the rapid ascent to electoral office of Latinos nationwide, who now hold more than five thousand elected positions. Latino Political Power provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Latino politics from the early 20th century to the present. The purpose of the book is twofold: to capture the transition of Latinos from disenfranchised outsiders to    More >

Latino Political Power

Latino Politics in California: Su Voto Es Su Voz

Aníbal Yáñez-Chávez, editor

This timely volume analyzes Latino politics in the United States through the lens of California. With Propositions 187 and 209 (the California Civil Rights Initiative) bringing particular urgency to this issue, the contributors present a broad picture of the history, demography, and contemporary challenges of Latino ethnic politics. They examine the presumed link between increases in the Latino    More >

Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami: Immigration and the Rise of a Global City

Elizabeth M. Aranda, Sallie Hughes, and Elena Sabogal

With more than a million immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean, Miami, Florida, boasts the highest proportion of foreign-born residents of any US city. Charting the rise of Miami as a global city, Elizabeth Aranda, Sallie Hughes, and Elena Sabogal provide a panoramic study of the changing dynamics of the immigration experience.             More >

Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami: Immigration and the Rise of a Global City

Mayan Journeys: The New Migration from Yucatán to the United States

Wayne A. Cornelius, David Scott FitzGerald, and Pedro Lewin Fischer, editors

Yucatán, an impoverished state in southern Mexico, has recently emerged as a significant source of US-bound migrants. Why did this state's indigenous population wait so long to enter the migration stream, and how do their experiences differ from those of earlier more traditional migrants? Mayan Journeys explores how internal migration to southern Mexico's tourist resorts serves as    More >

Mayan Journeys: The New Migration from Yucatán to the United States

Mexican Migration and the US Economic Crisis: A Transnational Perspective

Wayne A. Cornelius, David Scott FitzGerald, Pedro Lewin Fischer, and Leah Muse-Orlinoff, editors

In this follow-up to Mayan Journeys, drawing on responses to more than 1,000 surveys and some 500 hours of in-depth interviews in both the Yucatán and the US, the authors document the economic coping strategies of migrants and their families, how migrant workers navigate the US job market, and how health, education, and community participation are being shaped by the ongoing economic    More >

Mexican Migration and the US Economic Crisis: A Transnational Perspective

Migration from the Mexican Mixteca: A Transnational Community in Oaxaca and California

Wayne A. Cornelius, David Scott FitzGerald, Jorge Hernández-Díaz, and Scott Borger, editors

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! This volume provides a vivid portrait of a transnational migrant community anchored in both the remote Mixteca region of Oaxaca and the San Diego metropolitan area. Drawing on surveys and interviews with migrants and potential migrants conducted by a binational research team in 2007-2008, the contributors show how the Oaxaca-based and the California-based    More >

Migration from the Mexican Mixteca:  A Transnational Community in Oaxaca and California

Negotiating Extra-Territorial Citizenship: Mexican Migration and the Transnational Politics of Community

David Scott FitzGerald

The dominant nation-state model of citizenship, in which political identity and state territory are congruent, is increasingly unable to resolve the contradictions created by global mass migration. Fitzgerald's careful ethnographic fieldwork in Michoacán, Mexico, and Southern California supports a process-based model of extra-territorial citizenship, in which migrants claim citizenship    More >

Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Contemporary Portrait

Edna Acosta-Belén and Carlos E. Santiago

Though their presence in the United States is long standing, knowledge about Puerto Ricans—their culture, history, socioeconomic status, and contributions—has been decidedly inadequate. Edna Acosta-Belén and Carlos Santiago change this status quo, presenting a nuanced portrait of both the contemporary community and the trajectory of its development. The authors move from    More >

Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Contemporary Portrait

Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Contemporary Portrait, 2nd edition

Edna Acosta-Belén and Carlos E. Santiago

Fully revised and expanded to reflect more than a decade of new developments and data, the second edition of this widely acclaimed book presents an up-to-date, comprehensive portrait of the second largest Latino group in the United States. Edna Acosta-Belén and Carlos Santiago trace the trajectory of the Puerto Rican experience from the early colonial period, through a series of waves of    More >

Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Contemporary Portrait, 2nd edition

Queer People of Color: Connected but Not Comfortable

Angelique Harris, Juan Battle, and Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr.

As individuals who historically have faced multiple forms of oppression, queer people of color often find themselves struggling to "fit in." What impact does this have on their sociopolitical involvement within their communities of color? Within the queer community? And to what effect? Based on one of the largest surveys to date of African American, Latina/o, Asian American, and Pacific    More >

Queer People of Color: Connected but Not Comfortable

Recession Without Borders: Mexican Migrants Confront the Economic Downturn

David Scott FitzGerald, Rafael Alarcón, and Leah Muse-Orlinoff, editors

How has the current US economic crisis affected Mexicans on both sides of the border? This volume answers that question, drawing on a 2010 study of the migrant source community of Tlacuitapa, Jalisco, and its satellite communities in Oklahoma City and the San Francisco Bay Area. A survey of 830 adults and scores of in-depth interviews yield a rich picture of not only how migrants and their    More >

Recession Without Borders: Mexican Migrants Confront the Economic Downturn

Sex and Sexuality Among New York's Puerto Rican Youth

Marysol Asencio

Though Latinos are the youngest and most rapidly growing minority ethnic group in the U.S. today, their experiences with regard to sexuality have received little attention. Remedying this, Sex and Sexuality Among New York's Puerto Rican Youth draws on the voices of second-generation Puerto Rican adolescents in New York to illustrate the complex interactions of class, culture, and acculturation    More >

Sex and Sexuality Among New York's Puerto Rican Youth

The International Migration of the Highly Skilled: Demand, Supply, and Development Consequences in Sending and Receiving Countries

Wayne Cornelius, Thomas Espenshade, and Idean Salehyan, editors

The demand for skilled labor is rising dramatically worldwide to meet the needs of a global economy driven by high-technology goods and services. Advanced industrial societies—the United States, Japan, the countries of Western Europe—are becoming more dependent on foreign scientists, engineers, and computer programmers to propel their economic growth. And emerging economies—such    More >

The International Migration of the Highly Skilled: Demand, Supply, and Development Consequences in Sending and Receiving Countries

The Latino Male: A Radical Redefinition

David T. Abalos

What does it mean to be a Latino man in the United States today? David Abalos shows how the traditional cultural stories—the male roles of the mujeriego (the womanizer), the macho, and the patriarch—are becoming unlivable. Too many men choose manipulation, power, or violence in response, in an effort to restore the old order. But there is an alternative, argues Abalos. Demonstrating    More >

The Latino Male: A Radical Redefinition

The Ties That Bind Us: Mexican Migrants in San Diego County

Richard Kiy and Christopher Woodruff, editors

The Ties That Bind Us addresses the difficult living and working conditions of Mexican migrant workers in San Diego County, California, considering policy implications for both sides of the US-Mexico border. The authors highlight the circumstances of individuals who, seeking to escape poverty, come to San Diego hoping to exchange hard work for a chance to get ahead—and who often meet rampant    More >

The Ties That Bind Us: Mexican Migrants in San Diego County

Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds

Marisol Clark-Ibáñez

Though often overlooked in heated debates, nearly 1.8 million undocumented immigrants are under the age of 18. How do immigration policies shape the lives of these young people? How do local and state laws that are seemingly unrelated to undocumented communities negatively affect them? Marisol Clark-Ibáñez delivers an intimate look at growing up as an undocumented Latino immigrant,    More >

Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds

Who Is White?: Latinos, Asians, and the New Black/Nonblack Divide

George Yancey

"By the year 2050, whites will be a numerical racial minority, albeit the largest minority, in the United States." This statement, asserts George Yancey, while statistically correct, is nonetheless false. Yancey marshals compelling evidence to show that the definition of who is "white" is changing rapidly, with nonblack minorities accepting the perspectives of the current    More >

Who Is White?: Latinos, Asians, and the New Black/Nonblack Divide