Latino Power, Identity, and Politics in Los Angeles
By (author) Lisa Garcia Bedolla
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Fluid Borders by Lisa Garcia Bedolla
Book DescriptionThis provocative study of the Latino political experience offers a nuanced, in-depth, and often surprising perspective on the factors affecting the political engagement of a segment of the population that is now the nation's largest minority. Drawing from one hundred in-depth interviews, Lisa Garcia Bedolla compares the political attitudes and behavior of Latinos in two communities: working-class East Los Angeles and middle-class Montebello. Asking how collective identity and social context have affected political socialization, political attitudes and practices, and levels of political participation among the foreign born and native born, she offers new findings that are often at odds with the conventional wisdom emphasizing the role socioeconomic status plays in political involvement. Fluid Borders includes the voices of many individuals, offers exciting new research on Latina women indicating that they are more likely than men to vote and to participate in political activities, and considers how the experience of social stigma affects the collective identification and political engagement of members of marginal groups. This innovative study points the way toward a better understanding of the Latino political experience, and how it differs from that of other racial groups, by situating it at the intersection of power, collective identity, and place.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520243699
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lisa Garcia Bedolla
Latino Politics, Hardback (August 2014)
* Widely acknowledged as the best introduction to Latino politics on the market both in terms of its coverage and intellectual quality * Follows the political development of six key Latino groups, tracing their collective mobilization and political activity, and exploring the varied ways they have engaged in the U.S.
Mobilizing Inclusion, Paperback (September 2012)
Which get-out-the-vote efforts actually succeed in ethnoracial communities - and why? Analyzing the results from hundreds of original experiments, the authors offer a persuasive new theory to explain why some methods work while others don't. They explore and compare a wide variety of efforts targeting ethnoracial voters.
Introduction to Latino Politics in the U.S., Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by Lisa Garcia Bedolla
Focusing on five Latino groups - Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans - this book provides students with a comprehensive introduction to Latino participation in US politics.
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Author Biography - Lisa Garcia Bedolla
Lisa Garcia Bedolla is Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
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