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Challenging Fronteras Structuring Latina and Latino Lives in the U.S.

    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.

    needs the spanish 5 i; 12 a and i PART ONE CONCEPTUALIZING THE LATINO EXPERIENCE
    1 Candace Nelson and Marta Tienda -- The Structuring of Hispanic Ethnicity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
    2 Suzanne Oboler So Far From God, so Close to the United States: The Roots of Hispanic Homogenization
    3 J. Jorge Klor de Alva The Invention of Ethnic Origins and The Negotiation of Latino Identity, 1969-1981
    4 Nora Hamilton and Norma Stoltz Chinchilla -- Central American Migration: A Framework for Analysis
    5 Clara E. Rodriguez -- A Summary of Puerto Rican Migration of the United States
    6 Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo -- The History of Mexican Undocumented Settlement in the United States
    7 Alejandro Portes and Alex Stepick -- A Repeat Performance? The Nicaraguan Exodus
    8 Luis E. Guarnizo -- Los Dominicanyorks: The Making of a Binational Society
    9 Juan Flores -- Que Assimilated, Brother, Yo Soy Asimilao: The Structuring of Puerto Rican Identity in the U.S.
    10 Patricia Zavella -- Reflections on Diversity Among Chicanas
    11 Mary Romero -- Life as the Maid's Daughter: An Exploration of Race, Class and Gender
    12 M. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly and Anna M. Garcia -- Power Surrendered, Power Restored: The Politics of Work and Family Among
    13 Scott Coltrane and Elsa O. Valdez -- Reluctant Compliance: Work-Family Role Allocation in Dual-Earner Chicano Families
    14 Terry A. Repack -- New Roles in a New Landscape
    15 Alex Stepick and Guillermo Grenier with Steve Morris and Debbie Draznin -- Brothers in Wood
    16 Max J. Castro -- The Politics of Language in Miami
    17 Nestor P. Rodriguez and Jacqueline Maria Hagan -- Apartment Restructuring and Latino Immigrant Tenant Struggles: A Case Study of Human Agency


    Mary Romero is Professor in the Chicana and Chicano Studies Program at Arizona State University, and is author of Maid in the U.S.A. (Routledge, 1992). Pierrette Hondagneu- Sotelo, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, is the author of Gendered Transitions: Mexican Experiences of Immigration (1994). Vilma Ortiz is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

    "This work is highly recommended." -- Journal of the West
    "Challenging Fronteras does exactly what it sets out to do: it challenges the Black/White approach to the study of ethnicity and identity in the U.S. while correcting stereotypes and providing accurate, in-depth information about U.S. Latino groups. Challenging Fronteras should serve as a valuable aid to those who want to integrate Latino studies into their upper-level undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses in ethnic studies, Latino studies, Latino literature, sociology, economics, social work, and other social science courses." -- Transformations
    "This is an important volume...It contains much good, current, and interesting information on many of the 'minority' groups and issues covered." -- Journal of American Ethnic History
    "Challenging Fronteras is an excellent sociological study of the difficulties encountered by the various ethnic groups that fall under the umbrella of Latinas and Latinos in the United States...This would be an excellent teaching text." -- NWSA Journal
    "Challenging Fronteras is a thought-provoking, useful anthology." -- Debra A. Castillo, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispanicos
    "The editors of this ground-breaking work have assembled a group of essays that resist the stereotypes that frame Americans' perceptions of race." -- ONYX