Challenging fronteras : structuring Latina and Latino lives in the U.S. : an anthology of readings / edited by Mary Romero, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Vilma Ortiz. - New York : Routledge, 1997. - xix, 315 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The structuring of Hispanic ethnicity : historical and contemporary perspectives -- "So far from God, so close to the United States" : the roots of Hispanic homogenization -- The invention of ethnic origins and the negotiation of Latino identity, 1969-1981 -- Central American migration : a framework for analysis -- A summary of Puerto Rican migration to the United States -- The history of Mexican undocumented settlement in the United States -- A repeat performance? : the Nicaraguan exodus -- Los Dominicanyorks : the making of a binational society -- "Que assimilated, brother, yo soy asimilao" : the structuring of Puerto Rican identity in the U.S. -- Reflections on diversity among Chicanas -- Life as the maid's daughter : an exploration of the everyday boundaries of race, class, and gender -- Power surrendered, power restored : the politics of work and family among Hispanic garment workers in California and Florida -- Reluctant compliance : work-family role allocation in dual-earner Chicano families -- New roles in a new landscape -- Brothers in wood -- The politics of language in Miami -- Apartment restructuring and Latino immigrant tenant struggles : a case study of human agency.

0415916070 (alk. paper) 0415916089 (pbk. : alk. paper)


Hispanic Americans--Ethnic identity.
Hispanic Americans--Cultural assimilation.
Hispanic Americans--Social conditions.

Latin America--Emigration and immigration.
United States--Emigration and immigration.

E184.S75 / C467 1997