Latino Politics En Ciencia Política: The Search for Latino Identity and Racial Consciousness (Paperback)
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More than 53 million Latinos
now constitute the largest, fastest-growing, and most diverse minority group in
the United States, and the nation's political future may well be shaped by
Latinos' continuing political incorporation. In the 2012 election, Latinos
proved to be a critical voting bloc in both Presidential and Congressional
races; this demographic will only become more important in future American
elections. Using new evidence from the largest-ever scientific survey addressed
exclusively to Latino/Hispanic respondents, Latino
Politics en Ciencia Pol tica explores political diversity within the Latino
community, considering how intra-community differences influence political
behavior and policy preferences.
and politics, examine key issues of Latino politics in the contemporary United
States: Latino/a identities (latinidad),
transnationalism, acculturation, political community, and racial consciousness.
The book contextualizes today's research within the history of Latino political
studies, from the field's beginnings to the present, explaining how systematic
analysis of Latino political behavior has over time become integral to the
study of political science. Latino
Politics en Ciencia Pol tica is thus an ideal text for learning both the
state of the field today, and key dimensions of Latino political attitudes.
About the Author
Tony Affigne is Professor of Political Science at Providence College and Visiting Professor of American Studies at Brown University. He is founder and past president of the Sector Latino de Ciencia Politica (Latino Caucus in Political Science), and co-founded the American Political Science Association's research section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. In 1982 he was Rhode Island's first-ever Latino candidate for elected office.