Latinos and Political Coalitions: Political Empowerment for the 1990s (Contributions in Ethnic Studies) (Paperback)

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Coalition formation is mounting among Latinos as they acquire greater strength in U.S. politics. This collection of essays is the first complete study of Latino political coalitions. It elaborates on Latino Empowerment: Progress, Problems, and Prospects (Greenwood Press, 1988), an earlier collection by the same editors that studied Latino empowerment in general. The contributors to Latinos and Political Coalitions detail how coalitional politics have become a major avenue of empowerment for the Latino community.

The contributors illuminate the historical and cyclical changes in the political life of the Latino community by exploring coalitional politics at all levels and stages: from new coalitions attempting to broaden their power base to established organizational coalitions working to support or defeat legislation. The media, community response, language policy, immigration reform, the labor movement, municipal politics, and voter mobilization are among the topics covered. This collection concludes with theoretical insights about minority group coalitions and offers a comprehensive bibliography. It will be valuable for courses and research in political science, sociology, Chicano studies, and history.

About the Author

ROBERTO E. VILLARREAL is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at the University of Texas (El Paso). He is author of Chicano Elites and Nonelites and co-editor (with Norma G. Hernandez) of Latino Empowerment: Progress, Problems, and Prospects (Greenwood, 1988). He has also written articles for leading scholarly journals in English and Spanish.NORMA G. HERNANDEZ is Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Studies, University of Texas (El Paso). Besides co-editing Latino Empowerment with Roberto E. Villarreal, Dr. Hernandez has also contributed chapters to books on minority education and articles to scholarly journals--including School Science and Mathematics, Arithmetic Teacher, and the IDRA (Intercultural Development Research Association) Newsletter.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780275940928
ISBN-10: 0275940926
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: October 30th, 1991
Pages: 248
Language: English
Series: Contributions in Ethnic Studies
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