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Latinos in the Midwest (Latinos in the United States)

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Publisher Comments:

Over the past twenty years, the Latino population in the Midwest has grown rapidly, both in urban and rural areas. As elsewhere in the country, shifting demographics in the region have given rise to controversy and mixed reception. Where some communities have greeted Latinos openly, others have been more guarded. In spite of their increasing presence, Latinos remain the most marginalized major population group in the country. In coming years, the projected growth of this population will require greater attention from policymakers concerned with helping to incorporate them into the nations core institutions. This eye-opening collection of essays examines the many ways in which an increase in the Latino population has impacted the Midwest—culturally, economically, educationally, and politically. Drawing on studies, personal histories, legal rulings, and other sources, this book takes an interdisciplinary approach to an increasingly important topic in American society and offers a glimpse into the nations demographic future.

Book News Annotation:

The 11 essays of this collection provide an up-to-date overview of the lives of Latinos in the American Midwest, with attention to the impact they experience from various official agencies such as immigration, healthcare, and law enforcement. Using nationwide and local studies, the chapters interpret and analyze statistics and findings concerning demographics throughout the region to demonstrate key issues such as employment, financial and physical well-being, and useful and accessible education. Individual case studies are described at length in some of the essays, giving the reader an insight into the realities of daily life. Martinez is director of the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State U. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This eye-opening collection of essays examines the many ways in which an increase in the Latino population has impacted the Midwest—culturally, economically, educationally, and politically. Drawing on studies, personal histories, legal rulings, and other sources, this book takes an interdisciplinary approach to an increasingly important topic in American society and offers a glimpse into the nations demographic future.

About the Author

Rubén O. Martinez is Director of the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University, where he oversees research focusing on Latino communities in the areas of policy, entrepreneurship, and health disparities. His own research interests include diversity leadership and institutional change, education and ethnic minorities, youth development, and environmental justice.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870139963
Author:
Martinez, Ruben O.
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
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Subject:
Social Science : Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Middle West
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Hispanic American
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Latinos in the United States
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
450
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6 x 0.9 in

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This eye-opening collection of essays examines the many ways in which an increase in the Latino population has impacted the Midwest—culturally, economically, educationally, and politically. Drawing on studies, personal histories, legal rulings, and other sources, this book takes an interdisciplinary approach to an increasingly important topic in American society and offers a glimpse into the nations demographic future.
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