Race Migrations Latinos and the Cultural Transformation of Race

ISBN-10: 0804777969

ISBN-13: 9780804777964

Edition: 2012

Authors: Wendy Roth

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In this groundbreaking study of Puerto Rican and Dominican migration to the United States, Wendy D. Roth explores the influence of migration on changing cultural conceptions of race—for the newcomers, for their host society, and for those who remain in the countries left behind. Just as migrants can gain new language proficiencies, they can pick up new understandings of race. But adopting an American idea about race does not mean abandoning earlier ideas. New racial schema transfer across borders and cultures spread between sending and host countries.Behind many current debates on immigration is the question of how Latinos will integrate and where they fit into the U.S. racial structure.Race Migrationsshows that these migrants increasingly see themselves as a Latino racial group. Although U.S. race relations are becoming more "Latin Americanized" by the presence of Latinos and their views about race, race in the home countries is also becoming more "Americanized" through the cultural influence of those who go abroad. Ultimately, Roth shows that several systems of racial classification and stratification co-exist in each place, in the minds of individuals and in their shared cultural understandings of "how race works."
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 6/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Wendy Carol Roth, October 17, 1952 - March 14, 2001 Wendy Carol Roth was born on October 17 in 1952 in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in East Norwich on Long Island. She earned her bachelor's degree from Princeton and her master's in communication from Stanford. The work that she is best known for is entitled "Easy Access to National Parks: The Sierra Club Guide for People With Disabilities". Roth's reason for writing the book was evident in her condition. She had contracted multiple sclerosis 30 years ago and was disappointed to discover that she could not enjoy the outdoors since she was confined to a wheel chair. Before the writing of this book, Roth was a television producer who worked with Phil Donahue on many programs and developed and wrote a miniseries for NBC on human behavior in 1986. After writing the book, Roth worked together with the National Park Foundation to improve accessibility for the disabled in more than 100 national parks. The organization was called Easy Access Parks Challenge, and it raised money for the express purpose of funding the improvements and making parks pleasant to visit for the disabled. In 2000, Roth received the National Education Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Roth died from complications from multiple sclerosis at the age of 48 in her home in Santa Barbara, California.

List of Illustrations
How Immigration Changes Concepts of Race
Beyond the Continuum: Race in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico
Migrant Schemas: Race in the United States
Transnational Diffusion
Multiple Forms of Racial Stratification
Performing Race Strategically
Is Latino Becoming a Race? Cultural Change and Classifications
Appendix: Notes on Methodology
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