#1. Studying US latinos
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segment of the U.S population that traces its descent to the spanish-speaking, carribean, and latin american worlds
*by suarez-orozco and paez
latino population size in US
2010: 16 percent of population
- 63= mexicans
- 9= PR
- 4= cubans
3 largest latino groups
mexicans, PR, cubans
-mostly concentrated in West or South
most significant growth during 2000-2010?
south and midwest
3 main states that contain most latinos?
Other states that contain many latinos beside the 3?
- - Colorado
- -personal troubles linked to bigger public issues
- *see invisible forces
How many stages are there for development of social sciences?
1st stage of social science of latinos
-1960s and early 1970s
theoritical framework conflict
(1st stage) Theoritical framework conflict
-perspective focuses on inequality and conflict between different racial and ethnic groups
-internal colonialism, imperilism, dependency, racism, and mode of production.
2nd stage of social science of latinos
-shift to quantitive analysis
-greater attention to iimgration. interest in new latino groups from central and south america and from the carribean
-focuses on the "what and how" vs "why", on their daily lives
3rd stage of social science of latinos
-draws on various perspectives
-a move to understand in more detail about latinos
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