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The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America

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Latinos are already the largest minority group in the United States, and experts estimate that by 2050, one out of three Americans will identify as Latino. Though their population and influence are steadily rising, stereotypes and misconceptions about Latinos remain, from the assumption that they refuse to learn English to questions of just how "American" they actually are. By presenting thirteen riveting oral histories of young, first-generation college students, Mario T. Garcia counters those long-held stereotypes and expands our understanding of what he terms "the Latino Generation."

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"García, professor of Chicano Studies at UC Santa Barbara and co-author of Blowout! Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice, gathers the oral histories of 13 Latino college graduates. The book introduces, among others, Nayeli Reyes, who 'lost Spanish' after insisting on speaking only English in pre-school; Tania Picasso, who discusses the pressures surrounding dating and marriage; and David Guerra, who plunged into theater in college and only learned he had an accent when it was pointed out by professors. Most featured graduates were born in the U.S. in the 1980s and raised in strict religious homes by parents who entered the country 'without documents.' In his edifying introduction, Garcia describes how 'the Latino Generation' — children of individuals who arrived after the 1965 immigration law reform — has struggled against a pervasive 'neo-nativism,' yet has achieved 'educational mobility,' and has 'been influenced by the...unprecedented growth in Latino political power.' Garcia's framework for interpreting Latino immigration will undoubtedly shape scholarly and journalistic discussions of Latino communities, and his collected interviews will be useful in college classrooms. 13 illus. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Mario T. Garcia is professor of Chicano studies and history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author of Blowout!: Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781469614113
Author:
Garcia, Mario T.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Latinos in the U.S.
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Chicanos
Subject:
Latino Generation
Subject:
Oral history
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
UCSB
Subject:
University of California at Santa Barbara
Subject:
Chicano history
Subject:
testimonio
Subject:
Acculturation
Subject:
transculturation
Subject:
Latino immigrants
Subject:
Mexican immigrants
Subject:
Central American refugees
Subject:
racialization
Subject:
Latinos in higher education
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Chicano movement
Subject:
Proposition 187
Subject:
Dream Act
Subject:
chicano
Subject:
chicana
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Hispanic American
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Education » Higher Education
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Hispanic American Studies
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "García, professor of Chicano Studies at UC Santa Barbara and co-author of Blowout! Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice, gathers the oral histories of 13 Latino college graduates. The book introduces, among others, Nayeli Reyes, who 'lost Spanish' after insisting on speaking only English in pre-school; Tania Picasso, who discusses the pressures surrounding dating and marriage; and David Guerra, who plunged into theater in college and only learned he had an accent when it was pointed out by professors. Most featured graduates were born in the U.S. in the 1980s and raised in strict religious homes by parents who entered the country 'without documents.' In his edifying introduction, Garcia describes how 'the Latino Generation' — children of individuals who arrived after the 1965 immigration law reform — has struggled against a pervasive 'neo-nativism,' yet has achieved 'educational mobility,' and has 'been influenced by the...unprecedented growth in Latino political power.' Garcia's framework for interpreting Latino immigration will undoubtedly shape scholarly and journalistic discussions of Latino communities, and his collected interviews will be useful in college classrooms. 13 illus. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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