Fluid Borders

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August 2005



"With depth and nuance, Garcia Bedolla explores how the dynamics of immigration have affected political socialization, attitudes, and practices, as well as levels of political participation among Latinos and Latinas in Los Angeles. In so doing, she has produced an important and insightful contribution to the study of Latina/o politics."--Edwina Barvosa-Carter, Assistant Professor of Social and Political Theory, Department of Chicana/o Studies, UC Santa Barbara"Drawing upon an impressive number of in-depth interviews, Lisa Garcia Bedolla intriguingly demonstrates how Latino perceptions of social stigma shape collective identities, social networks, and forms of political mobilization. Her respondents engage questions about political marginality and empowerment in complex and nuanced ways that strikingly reveal how class, gender, and generation constitute significant categories of difference among Latinos."--Michael Omi, co-author of "Racial Formation in the United States"""Fluid Borders" is an important book in the evolving literature on Latino politics and race and politics. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, Garcia Bedolla details the attitudes and actions of two contrasting Latino communities in Los Angeles. Never losing sight of the visible class differences that exist between the two communities, Garcia Bedolla also explores other significant factors such as collective identity, foreign-born status and political socialization in what is truly an insightful intersectional analysis. Through her lucid writing and interviews, Garcia Bedolla provides the reader with depth and texture, greatly enhancing our understanding of Latino politics."--Cathy Cohen, author of"The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics"""Fluid Borders" is a rich and fascinating book, overturning many of the preconceptions social scientists have held about the relationship between economic and linguistic assimilation and political mob


List of Illustrations Acknowledgments 1. Latino Political Engagement: The Intersection of Power, Identity(ies), and Place 2. Legacies of Conquest: Latinos in California and Los Angeles 3. A Thin Line between Love and Hate: Language, Social Stigma, and Intragroup Relations 4. Why Vote? Race, Identity(ies), and Politics 5. Community Problems, Collective Solutions: Latinos and Nonelectoral Participation Conclusion. Fluid Borders: Latinos, Race, and American Politics Appendix A: Study Respondents Appendix B: Interview Questionnaire Notes Bibliography Index


Lisa Garcia Bedolla is Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

EAN: 9780520243699
ISBN: 0520243692
Untertitel: Latino Power, Identity, and Politics in Los Angeles. 2 line illustrations, 2 tables. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University of California Press
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2005
Seitenanzahl: 293 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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