Romero, Mary.

Challenging Fronteras : Structuring Latina and Latino Lives in the U.S. - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014. - 1 online resource (335 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part One Conceptualizing the Latino Experience; 1 The Structuring of Hispanic Ethnicity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives; 2 "So Far from God, So Close to the United States": The Roots of Hispanic Homogenization; 3 The Invention of Ethnic Origins and the Negotiation of Latino Identity, 1969-1981; Part Two Immigration: Coming from the Americas; 4 Central American Migration: A Framework for Analysis; 5 A Summary of Puerto Rican Migration to the United States 6 The History of Mexican Undocumented Settlement in the United States7 A Repeat Performance? The Nicaraguan Exodus; Part Three Reconstructing Ethnic Identities; 8 Los Dominicanyorks: The Making of a Binational Society; 9 "Qué Assimilated, Brother, Yo Soy Asimilao": The Structuring of Puerto Rican Identity in the U.S.; 10 Reflections on Diversity Among Chicanas; 11 Life as the Maid's Daughter: An Exploration of the Everyday Boundaries of Race, Class, and Gender; Part Four Paid and Unpaid Work: Negotiating Gender Relations 12 Power Surrendered, Power Restored: The Politics of Work and Family Among Hispanic Garment Workers in California and Florida13 Reluctant Compliance: Work-Family Role Allocation in Dual-Earner Chicano Families; 14 New Roles in a New Landscape; Part Five Economic and Political Restructuring; 15 Brothers in Wood; 16 The Politics of Language in Miami; 17 Apartment Restructuring and Latino Immigrant Tenant Struggles: A Case Study of Human Agency; Index

Challenging Fronteras reflects an important new wave of research that moves beyond sweeping generalizations that treat Latinos as a monolithic cultural group. This anthology focuses on the diversity of Latino experiences by providing historical specificity and cutting-edge research that employs the conceptual and analytical tools of social science. Contributors, selected from leading researchers in Latino Studies, include Patricia Zavella, Suzanne Oboler, Alejandro Portes, Clara Rodriquez, Marta Tienda, Nestor Rodriquez, and others.

9781317958710 247.50 (NL),206.25 (TX)

Hispanic Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
Hispanic Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Hispanic Americans -- Social conditions.
Latin America -- Emigration and immigration.
United States -- Emigration and immigration.

Electronic books.

E184.S75 C467 2014