A set of studies of language use among Latinos in one of the most globalized, linguistically diverse cities in the U.s. Emphasizes language use as centrally related to ethnic, class, and gender identities.
This book explores the forces that shape Latino political preferences, arguing that social identities are at the center of Latino partisanship. Despite hopes of the Republican Party for bringing in Latinos through religious and moral issues, Latinos in America consistently side with the Democratic Party. Two possible explanations based on social identity emerge as theories of Latino partisanship. The first possibility is that Latinos behave as a single-issue public driven politically by the issue of immigration. A thorough exploration of this possibility in part two of the book finds very little evidence to justify treating Latinos as a single-issue public. The second explanation, presented in part three, relies more heavily on the concept of social identities. Latino pan-ethnic identity emerges as one of multiple identities available to Latinos in America. These multiple, diverse, and overlapping identities are the force behind Latino partisanship. Latino ethnic identity trumps the impact of religious identities in making Latinos more Democratic. Angel Saavedra Cisneros is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA. His research focuses on the psychological forces that drive political behavior among Latinos and other minorities. He also focuses on campaigns and elections in both the United States and Mexico.
This book examines one of the most important demographic changes facing the United States: an overall aging population and the increasing influence of Latinos. It also looks at the changing demographics in Mexico and its impact on the health and financial well-being of aging Mexicans and Mexican Americans. The book provides a conceptual and accessible framework that will educate and inform readers about the interconnectedness of the demographic trends facing these two countries. It also explores the ultimate personal, social, and political impact they will have on all Americans, in the U.S. as well as Mexico. Challenges of Latino Aging in the Americas features papers presented at the 2013 International Conference on Aging in the Americas, held at the University of Texas at Austin, September 2013. It brings together the work of many leading scholars from the fields of sociology, demography, psychology, anthropology, geography, social work, geriatric medicine, epidemiology, and public affairs. Coverage in this edited collection includes working with diverse populations; culturally compatible interventions for diverse elderly; the health, mental health, and social needs and concerns of aging Latinos; and the policy, political, and bi-lateral implications of aging and diversity in the U.S. and Mexico. The book provides a rich blend of empirical evidence with insightful, cutting-edge analysis that will serve as an insightful resource for researchers and policy makers, professors and graduate students in a wide range of fields, from sociology and demography to economics and political science. ?
Contemporary Los Angeles can increasingly be considered a part of Latin America. Only 200 miles from the border with Mexico, it has the largest, most diverse population of Latinos in the United States—and reportedly the second largest population of
Pentecostal-charismatics in Latin America and among Latinos: communities that share profound historical, linguistic and cultural roots. This compilation brings together practitioners and academics with pentecostal-charismatic affiliations, who analyse from within the development of the movement among these diverse communities. Juan Esteban, Sepúlveda Iglesias en la Comunidad Teológica Evangélica de Chile Jody B. Fleming, Regent University School of Divinity, USA Ryan Gladwin, Palm Beach Atlantic University, USA Ronald Todd Bueno, University of Middlesex and Oxford Center for Mission Studies, UK Daniel Alvarez, Messenger College, Euless, USA Calvin L. Smith, Kings Evangelical Divinity School, UK Robert A. Danielson, Asbury Theological Seminary, USA Daniel A. Rodríguez, Pepperdine University, USA Neomi DeAnda, Dayton University, USA Jenniffer Contreras, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, USA Esa Autero, South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, USA Brandon Kertson, Regent University, USA Wilmer Estrada-Carrasquillo, Asbury Theological Seminary, USA Eric Patterson, Robertson School of Government at Regent University, USA
Latino Protestants in America:Growing and Diverse Mark T. Mulder, Aida I. Ramos, Gerardo Martí