How the United States Racializes Latinos White Hegemony and Its Consequences

ISBN-10: 1594515999
ISBN-13: 9781594515996
Edition: 2010
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Description: Up until recently, members of Congress, major newspapers, and entrepreneurs in the United States openly racialized Latinos and Latin Americans. Latinos and Latin Americans were inferior mongrels that had to be saved from their ways. Such ideology  More...

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List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Up until recently, members of Congress, major newspapers, and entrepreneurs in the United States openly racialized Latinos and Latin Americans. Latinos and Latin Americans were inferior mongrels that had to be saved from their ways. Such ideology justified armed invasions of sovereign nations, dispossession of land, and economic exploitation.Noted Latin American, Latino, and U.S. social scientists address the extent and costs of U.S. hegemony. Immigration restrictions, instauration of U.S.-style racism, violence, and suppression of Spanish and intergroup conflict are some of the developments they analyze.

Jos A. Cobas is Professor of Sociology in the School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University. Among his recent publications (with Joe Feagin) are "Latinos/as and the White Racial Frame: The Procrustean Bed of Assimilation," Sociological Inquiry (February 2008) and "Language Oppression and Resistance: Latinos in the United States," Ethnic and Racial Studies (February 2008).

Jorge Duany is professor of anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. He is author of The Puerto Rican Nation on the Move: Identities on the Island and in the United States.

Joe R. Feagin, currently Ella C. McFadden Professor at Texas A&M University, graduated from Baylor University in 1960 and acquired his Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard University in 1966. Feagin has taught at the University of Massachusetts (Boston), University of California (Riverside), University of Texas, University of Florida, and Texas A&M University. Feagin has done much research work on racism and sexism issues and has served as the scholar in residence at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has written 53 books, one of which (Ghetto Revolts) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is the 2006 recipient of a Harvard Alumni Association achievement award and was the 1999-2000 president of the American Sociological Association. He is also the 2013 recipient of the Arthur Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Association for Affirmative Action.

List of Figures and Tables
Introduction: Racializing Latinos: Historical Background and Current Forms
Pigments of Our Imagination: On the Racialization and Racial Identities of "Hispanics" and "Latinos"
Counting Latinos in the U.S. Census
Becoming Dark: The Chilean Experience in California, 1848-1870
Repression and Resistance: The Lynching of Persons of Mexican Origin in the United States, 1848-1928
Opposite One-Drop Rules: Mexican Americans, African Americans, and the Need to Reconceive Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century Race Relations
Racializing the Language Practices of U.S. Latinos: Impact on Their Education
English-Language Spanish in the United States as a Site of Symbolic Violence
Racialization Among Cubans and Cuban Americans
Racializing Miami: Immigrant Latinos and Colorblind Racism in the Global City
Blacks, Latinos, and the Immigration Debate: Conflict and Cooperation in Two Global Cities
Central American Immigrants and Racialization in a Post-Civil Rights Era
Agency and Structure in Panethnic Identity Formation: The Case of Latino Entrepreneurs
Racializing Ethnicity in the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean: A Comparison of Haitians in the Dominican Republic and Dominicans in Puerto Rico
Transnational Racializations: The Extension of Racial Boundaries from Receiving to Sending Societies
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