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Latinos in the Midwest / edited by Rubén O. Martinez.

Contributor(s): Martinez, Ruben Orlando.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Latinos in the United States: Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2011Description: 1 online resource (xi, 322 pages) : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781609172138; 1609172132; 9781628950878; 1628950870; 9781628960877; 1628960876.Subject(s): Hispanic Americans -- Middle WestAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Latinos in the Midwest.DDC classification: 305.868/077 LOC classification: F358.2.S75 | L37 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Foreword / Francisco A. Villarruel -- Introduction / Ruben Martinez -- Atzlan in the Midwest and other counter-narratives revealed / Sandra M. Gonzales -- The changing demography of Latinos in the Midwest / Rogelio Saenz -- Cosas politicas : Latino political views by region / Arturo Vega, Ruben Martinez, and Tia Stevens -- Institutional obstacles to incorporation : Latino immigrant experiences in a mid-size rustbelt city / Theo J. Majka and Linda C. Majka -- Impact of immigration and customs enforcement raid on Marshalltown, Iowa / Jan L. Flora, Claudia Prado-Meza, Hannah Lewis, Cesar Montalvo, and Frank Dunn -- Health needs of Latina women in central Illinois : promoting early detection of cervical and breast cancer / Lydia Buki, Jennifer Mayfield, and Andrade -- Latino ethnicity as a risk factor for arrest : U.S. minority and regional effects / Mike Tapia, Donald T. Hutcherson, and Ana Campos-Holland -- Litigating bilingual education : a history of the Gomez decision in Illinois -- David A. Badillo -- Reaching across borders : the transnationalizing effect of Mexican migration on public schools in the outskirts of Chicago / Jennifer Tello Buntin -- Increasing knowledge and networking opportunities for small scale Mexican growers in southwest Michigan / Maria Josef Santos and Antonio Castro Escobar -- A people's mural in Detroit's Mexican town / George Vargas -- Conclusion / Ruben Martinez.
Summary: 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. Despite 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 nation's 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 nation's demographic future.--Publisher description.
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Foreword / Francisco A. Villarruel -- Introduction / Ruben Martinez -- Atzlan in the Midwest and other counter-narratives revealed / Sandra M. Gonzales -- The changing demography of Latinos in the Midwest / Rogelio Saenz -- Cosas politicas : Latino political views by region / Arturo Vega, Ruben Martinez, and Tia Stevens -- Institutional obstacles to incorporation : Latino immigrant experiences in a mid-size rustbelt city / Theo J. Majka and Linda C. Majka -- Impact of immigration and customs enforcement raid on Marshalltown, Iowa / Jan L. Flora, Claudia Prado-Meza, Hannah Lewis, Cesar Montalvo, and Frank Dunn -- Health needs of Latina women in central Illinois : promoting early detection of cervical and breast cancer / Lydia Buki, Jennifer Mayfield, and Andrade -- Latino ethnicity as a risk factor for arrest : U.S. minority and regional effects / Mike Tapia, Donald T. Hutcherson, and Ana Campos-Holland -- Litigating bilingual education : a history of the Gomez decision in Illinois -- David A. Badillo -- Reaching across borders : the transnationalizing effect of Mexican migration on public schools in the outskirts of Chicago / Jennifer Tello Buntin -- Increasing knowledge and networking opportunities for small scale Mexican growers in southwest Michigan / Maria Josef Santos and Antonio Castro Escobar -- A people's mural in Detroit's Mexican town / George Vargas -- Conclusion / Ruben Martinez.

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. Despite 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 nation's 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 nation's demographic future.--Publisher description.

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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 research interests include diversity leadership and institutional change, education and ethnic minorities, youth development, and environmental justice.

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