Invisible Border Latino Culture in America

ISBN-10: 1931930635
ISBN-13: 9781931930635
Edition: 2008
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Description: Although the Rio Grande may be the physical dividing line between Latin America and the United States, an invisible border-a cultural one-also divides Latinos and those in the mainstream U.S. culture. Latinos and Anglos raise their families, conduct  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publication date: 11/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

Although the Rio Grande may be the physical dividing line between Latin America and the United States, an invisible border-a cultural one-also divides Latinos and those in the mainstream U.S. culture. Latinos and Anglos raise their families, conduct business and solve problems in different ways. How do Anglos successfully live and work with the now 40 million Latinos, America's fastest growing minority group, given the considerable differences in values and behaviors that exist between the two cultures?

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Invisible Border
Latino and Anglo Families
Families
La Familia (The Family)
The Anglo Family
Un Bebe! (A Baby)
A Blessed Event!
Fathers
El Jefe (The Boss)
Fathers and Sons
Mi Reina (My Queen)
Fathers and Daughters
Mothers
La Jefa (The Boss Lady)
Mothers and Sons
Jefa e Hija (Daughter)
Mothers and Daughters
Becoming an Adult
Pulling Away-or Not
But Those Are My Friends!
Dates versus Novios
First Jobs
Latino-Anglo Cultural Differences
Male and Female Gender Roles
Sex or Gender?
Machismo versus Title IX
A Double Standard
Friendship
The Fragility of Friendships
Mi Amigo! (My Friend)
Godfathers and Godmothers
You're So Far Away
Join the Club
Morality
Anything for a Friend
Shame
Sorry, but That's the Rule
Guilt
Religion
Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom
Latino Culture Is Catholic
Disobeying the Church
My Religion Is No Laughing Matter
Thinking Styles
Logic or Intuition?
Go Do the Right Thing
"Can Do" or "No Way"?
A Tingling on the Back of His Tongue
Logical and Positive Can Be Negative
The Upside of Looking Down
Latinos in America
Latinos in the Workplace
I'm Not My Job
Getting Along with the Boss
Coworkers or Friends?
A Little Respect, Please
Are Latinos More Loyal?
Latino Students
Obstacles
Who's the Boss?
The Power of Personalismo (The Personal Touch)
Different Is Good
Latino Customers
Keeping Up with the Garcias
Recreational Shopping
The Power of Personalismo, Again
Latinos in the Voting Booth
A Sleeping Giant
Family Values
Charisma
Politics and Marital Fidelity
Madam President
Advice to Candidates
Latino Acculturation
Learning How to Be an American
Immigration 101
Still Latino?
Latinos Who Reject Their Culture
Cross-Cultural Romances
Latinas Are Fine
Mutual Irritation
Tall, Dark, and Handsome
More Mutual Irritation
Overcoming Cultural Differences
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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