Latino America

How America's Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation

Author: Matt Barreto,Gary M. Segura

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610395026

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Sometime in April 2014, somewhere in a hospital in California, a Latino child tipped the demographic scales as Latinos displaced non-Hispanic whites as the largest racial/ethnic group in the state. So, one-hundred-sixty-six years after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo brought the Mexican province of Alta California into the United States, Latinos once again became the largest population in the state. Surprised? Texas will make the same transition sometime before 2020. When that happens, America's two most populous states, carrying the largest number of Electoral College votes, will be Latino. New Mexico is already there. New York, Florida, Arizona, and Nevada are shifting rapidly. Latino populations since 2000 have doubled in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and South Dakota. The US is undergoing a substantial and irreversible shift in its identity. So, too, are the Latinos who make up these populations. Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura are the country's preeminent experts in the shape, disposition, and mood of Latino America. They show the extent to which Latinos have already transformed the US politically and socially, and how Latino Americans are the most buoyant and dynamic ethnic and racial group, often in quite counterintuitive ways. Latinos' optimism, strength of family, belief in the constructive role of government, and resilience have the imminent potential to reshape the political and partisan landscape for a generation and drive the outcome of elections as soon as 2016.
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Latinoamerica: su civilizacion y su cultura

Author: Eugenio Chang-Rodriguez

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111801479

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

View: 6476

Bring the richness and complexity of Latin American culture to life for your students, with LATINOAMÉRICA. Featuring a thematic organization supported by comprehension questions, expansion questions, timelines, chapter summaries, photos, illustrations, Internet activities, video suggestions, and maps, the text takes students on a 20-chapter tour of the progression of Latin culture-from the pre-Columbia era to Hispanics in the United States today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Independence for Latino America

Author: Richard Worth,Mark Overmyer-Velázquez

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438103956

Category:

Page: N.A

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As Spanish settlers moved north and Americans moved west, issues involving land, peoples, and resources complicated colonial expansion. Independence for Latino America: 1776-1821 chronicles the settlement of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisia
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Icons of Latino America

Latino Contributions to American Culture

Author: Roger Bruns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313340888

Category: Hispanic American celebrities

Page: 593

View: 5568

Every night before Dora goes to bed she makes a wish on Little Star. You too can tell Little Star your wish! She will light up for a short time and then automatically shut off.
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Tropics of Desire

Interventions from Queer Latino America

Author: Jose Quiroga

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814769527

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 286

View: 1511

From its sweaty beats to the pulsating music on the streets, Latin/o America is perceived in the United States as the land of heat, the toy store for Western sex. It is the territory of magical fantasy and of revolutionary threat, where topography is the travel guide of desire, directing imperial voyeurs to the exhibition of the flesh. Jose Quiroga flips the stereotype upside down: he shows how Latin/o American lesbians and gay men have consistently eschewed notions of sexual identity for a politics of intervention. In Tropics of Desire, Quiroga reads hesitant Mexican poets as sex-positive voices, he questions how outing and identity politics can fall prey to the manipulations of the state, and explores how invisibility has been used as a tactical tool in opposition to the universal imperative to come out. Drawing on diverse cultural examples such as the performance of bolero and salsa, film, literature, and correspondence, and influenced by masters like Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin and a rich tradition of Latin American stylists, Quiroga argues for a politics that denies biological determinism and cannibalizes cultural stereotypes for the sake of political action.
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Christmas Traditions in Latin America / Tradiciones navideñas de Latinoamérica

Author: Kerrie Logan Hollihan

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1435893654

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9432

Describes how the Christmas holiday season is celebrated in different parts of Latin America, including the pre-Christmas festivals of Las Posadas, Christmas day itself, and Three Kings Day on January 6.
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Carnival in Latin America / Carnaval en Latinoamérica

Author: Kerrie Logan Hollihan

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1435893662

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4172

Allow students to join in the festivities learning about carnivals.
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Latino America

A State-by-State Encyclopedia

Author: Mark Overmyer-Velázquez

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 1000

View: 5024

Presents a history of the Hispanic American population in each of the fifty states, covering such topics as a chronology of settlement, traditions, cultural contributions, famous Latino citizens, and current population status.
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Latin America During World War II

Author: Thomas M. Leonard,John F. Bratzel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742537415

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 5264

The first full-length study of World War II from the Latin American perspective, this unique volume offers an in-depth analysis of the region during wartime. Each country responded to World War II according to its own national interests, which often conflicted with those of the Allies, including the United States. The contributors systematically consider how each country dealt with commonly shared problems - the Axis threat to the national order, the extent of military cooperation with the Allies, and the war's impact on the national economy and domestic political and social structures. Drawing on both U.S. and Latin American primary sources, the book offers a rigorous comparison of the wartime experiences of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Central America, Gran Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, and Puerto Rico.
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A History of Latin America

Author: Benjamin Keen,Keith Haynes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111841411

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 3160

This best-selling text for introductory Latin American history courses encompasses political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organization, culture and religion, and the environment. The integrating framework is the dependency theory, the most popular interpretation of Latin American history, which stresses the economic relationship of Latin American nations to wealthier nations, particularly the United States. Spanning pre-historic times to the present, A HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA takes both a chronological and a nation-by-nation approach, and includes the most recent historical analysis and the most up-to-date scholarship. The Ninth Edition includes expanded coverage of social and cultural history (including music) throughout and increased attention to women, indigenous cultures, and Afro-Latino people assures well balanced coverage of the region's diverse histories. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Pop Culture Latin America!

Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

Author: Lisa Shaw,Stephanie Dennison

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095047

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 3027

A survey of contemporary Latin American popular culture, covering topics that range from music and film to popular festivals and fashion. * Chronology of major developments in the cultural life of post-1945 Latin America * A bibliography of the literature and electronic resources on the major forms of popular culture in each country or region
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The Idea of Latin America

Author: Walter Mignolo

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9781405100861

Category: History

Page: 198

View: 9205

The term "Latin" America supposes that there is an America that is Latin, which can be defined in opposition to one that is not. This geo-political manifesto revisits the idea of Latinity, charting the history of the concept from its emergence in Europe under France's leadership, through its appropriation by the Creole élite of South America and the Spanish Caribbean in the second half of the nineteenth century, up to the present day. Reinstating the indigenous peoples, the enormous population of African descent and the 40 million Latino/as in the US that are rendered invisible by the image of a homogenous Latin America, the author asks what is at stake in the survival of an idea which subdivides the Americas. He explains why an "American Union" similar to the European Union is at this point unthinkable and he insists on the pressing need to leave behind an idea of Latinity which belongs to the Creole/Mestizo mentality of the nineteenth century.
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REALIDAD LATINO AMERICANA

Author: EDGAR R. BARRIENTOS

Publisher: Palibrio

ISBN: 1463374518

Category: Law

Page: 86

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EL PRINCIPAL MOTIVO DE ESCRIBIR ESTE LIBRO ES SENCILLAMENTE PARA LLAMAR LA ATENCION DEL AMABLE LECTOR EN CUANTO A LA CRUDA REALIDAD QUE A VIVIDO SIEMPRE NUESTRA AMERICA LATINA A TRAVEZ DE LOS SIGLOS. ES UNA HISTORIA DE SUFRIMIENTO, DE ATRAZO Y ABANDONO EN QUE HEMOS VIVIDO POR CULPA EN PARTE NUESTRA PERO MAS QUE TODO POR INFLUENCIAS Y PRESIONES EXTERIORES QUE NO HEMOS QUERIDO O NO HEMOS SABIDO RECHAZAR. ESTE LIBRO PUES, ES UNA MIRADA GENERAL A TRAVEZ DE LOS 500 ANOS DE EXISTENCIA COMO PUEBLOS CIVILIZADOS DESDE LA CONQUISTA, EPOCA COLONIAL HASTA NUESTROS DIAS. ES UNA PEQUENA EVALUACION DEL DESENVOLVIMIENTO CULTURAL,SOCIAL, POLITICO Y RELIGIOSO DE NUESTROS PUEBLOS AMERICANOS. ESPERO QUE EL AMABLE LECTOR AL TRMINAR SU LECTURA O DURANTE LA MISMA, ME DISPENSE SU ATENCION Y REFLECCIONE S UN POCO Y PIENSE SI TENGO O NO RAZON. MUCHAS GRACIAS POR SU AMABLE ATENCION. EL AUTOR
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The Postmodern in Latin and Latino American Cultural Narratives

Collected Essays and Interviews

Author: Claudia Ferman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815313304

Category: History

Page: 245

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Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.
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Agricultural Modernization and Resource Deterioration in Latin America

Author: N.A

Publisher: IICA Biblioteca Venezuela

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agricultural innovations

Page: 141

View: 3922

Agricultural modernization in Latin America; Environmental risks pf agricultural modernization; The environment and public policy.
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Latinoamérica

presente y pasado

Author: Arturo A. Fox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130609038

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

View: 9973

Offering a well-organized overview of Latin America's development from pre-Columbian times to the present, this cultural reader is written in straightforward, accessible Spanish depending heavily on cognates "without" compromising the natural flow of a native speaker's discourse. A comprehensive review of the main cultural areas of Latin America, including coverage of the Hispanic countries of the Caribbean and Central America, the Andean region (Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia), and the southern cone (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay). Context-specific coverage of U.S.-Latin American relations explores the role of the United States in Latin American affairs in the context of the different cultural regions, particularly in the case of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
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Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2 (eBook And MP3 Pack)

The Next Step in Language Learning

Author: Roberto Rodrìguez-Saona

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317582101

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 207

View: 7871

Do you know Latin American Spanish already and want to go a stage further? If you're planning a visit to South America, need to brush up your Latin American Spanish for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and extend your skills. Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study. Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Latin American Spanish, it has been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of the grammar and vocabulary. Key features of Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2 include: * Revision material to help consolidate and build up your basics * Lots of spoken and written exercises in each unit * A grammar reference and detailed answer keys * Extensive Spanish/English and English/Spanish glossaries * Supplementary exercises and Latin American Spanish web-links at routledge.com/colloquials/spanishlatinamerica Recorded by native speakers, the audio material will help you perfect your pronunciation and listening skills. For the eBook and MP3 pack, please find instructions on how to access the supplementary content for this title in the Prelims section.
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Pentecostals and Charismatics in Latin America and Latino Communities

Author: Néstor Medina

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137550600

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Pentecostal-charismatics in Latin America and among Latinos: communities that share profound historical, linguistic and cultural roots. This compilation brings together practitioners and academics with pentecostal-charismatic affiliations, who analyse from within the development of the movement among these diverse communities.
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Mining Latin America / Minería Latinoamericana

Challenges in the mining industry / Desafíos para la industria minera

Author: Institution Of Mining and Metallurgy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401112169

Category: Science

Page: 452

View: 9633

In November, 1986, the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy held the 'Mining Latin AmericalMineria Latinoamericana' conference in Chile - a conference covering a broad range of topics relevant to South America and, in that sense, complementary to its regional 'Asian Mining' and 'African Mining' series of events. This first conference proved to be a resounding success and confirmed that Chile, in particular, and South America, in general, were indeed ideal for the Institution in the pursuit of its objective of disseminating information related to the international minerals industry. In relation to South America, the Chilean conference was followed, in 1988, by that entitled 'Silver - exploration, mining and treatment', * which was held in Mexico City; in February, 1995, Caracas will host the 'Mineral resources of VenezuelalRecursos minerales de Venezuela' conference, serious planning for which is under way as I write. The Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, in association with the Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas de Chile, Mineria Chilena and Latinomineria agreed that the second 'Mining Latin AmericalMineria Latinoamerica' conference should be held, again in Santiago, in May, 1994, on the occasion of the 1994 Expomin show, which had been been particularly successful in attracting visitors from mining countries worldwide in 1992 and which will continue, at two-yearly intervals, to the year 2000 and, no doubt, beyond.
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