Catalogue


Latino empowerment : progress, problems, and prospects /
edited by Roberto E. Villarreal, Norma G. Hernandez, and Howard D. Neighbor ; foreword by Ronald D. Coleman.
imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, 1988.
description
xxiv, 152 p. --
ISBN
0313263477 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, 1988.
isbn
0313263477 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
issn
0196-7088
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
3349032
 
Bibliography: p. 135-142.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1989-04:
A collection of essays on the problems of Latino empowerment written by Chicano political scientists. It provides a solid political synthesis of Mexican-American political history, concentrating on the structural barriers to Latino empowerment vis-a-vis bureaucracies and the economic system. Profiles of Los Angeles, San Antonio, and El Paso are excellent. Benjamin Marquez's "The League of United Latin American Citizens and the Politics of Ethnicity" critically analyzes the Mexican-American community's largest organization, dealing with middle-class interests of its members and its struggle against racism. Henry Flores's "Structural Barriers to Chicano Empowerment" uses a comparative framework to identify the role of liberal democracy in limiting Mexican-American access to American institutions. Other essays are of equal quality. An introduction to the field of Chicano studies, it also raises questions that will provoke mature scholars. A good bibliography and index. Its only weakness is the lack of a critical discussion of the role of labor in the process of Mexican-American empowerment. For all college and university students and general readers. -R. Acuna, California State University, Northridge
Appeared in Library Journal on 1988-12:
This exemplary contribution to the literature on ethnic studies examines the issues surrounding Mexican-American political empowerment in the United States. The chapters, originally contributions to a symposium at the University of Texas in El Paso, are uniformly engaging, rigorous in their analysis, and richly suggestive in their conclusions. This exceptionally fine collection discusses the political history of Mexican-Americans, the role of their interest groups, educational models, local bureaucracies, and electoral strategies. Noteworthy are the barriers to Chicano authority found in Los Angeles and Texas. Strongly recommended. Virginia L. Muller, Univ. of San Diego (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Reviews
Review Quotes
'œThis exemplary contribution to the literature on ethnic studies examines the issues surrounding Mexican-American political empowerment in the United States. The chapters, originally contributions to a symposium at the University of Texas in El Paso, are uniformly engaging, rigorous in their analysis, and richly suggestive in their conclusions. This exceptionally fine collection discusses the political history of Mexican-Americans, the role of their interest groups, educational models, local bureaucracies, and electoral strategies. Noteworthy are the barriers to Chicano authority found in Los Angeles and Texas. Strongly recommended.'' Library Journal
'œA collection of essays on the problems of Latino empowerment written by Chicano political scientists. It provides a solid political synthesis of Mexican-American political history, concentrating on the structural barriers to Latino empowerment vis-a-vis bureaucracies and the economic system. Profiles of Los Angeles, San Antonio, and El Paso are excellent. Benjamin Marquez's 'The League of United Latin American Citizens and the Politics of Ethnicity' critically analyzes the Mexican-American community's largest organization, dealing with middle-class interests of its members and its struggle against racism. Henry Flores's 'Structural Barriers to Chicano Empowerment' uses a comparative framework to identify the role of liberal democracy in limiting Mexican-American access to American institutions. Other essays are of equal quality. An introduction to the field of Chicano studies, it also raises questions that will provoke mature scholars. A good bibliography and index. . . . For all college and university students and general readers.'' Choice
This item was reviewed in:
Library Journal, December 1988
Choice, April 1989
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
"This exemplary contribution to the literature on ethnic studies examines the issues surrounding Mexican-American political empowerment in the United States. The chapters, originally contributions to a symposium at the University of Texas in El Paso, are uniformly engaging, rigorous in their analysis, and richly suggestive in their conclusions. This exceptionally fine collection discusses the political history of Mexican-Americans, the role of their interest groups, educational models, local bureaucracies, and electoral strategies. Noteworthy are the barriers to Chicano authority found in Los Angeles and Texas. Strongly recommended. Library Journal
Long Description
This timely book is among the first to be published that directly addresses the political empowerment of Hispanics. The contributors concern themselves not only with the progress and problems of political empowerment, but also with the prospects of future empowerment--the political strategies and agendas for the next decade. Conducted by a group of scholars well known for their research on Chicano politics, the studies suggest that while substantial progress has been made in opening political doors to Mexican Americans, most of their political potential has yet to be realized. The volume begins with an overview of the history of Mexican-American political empowerment from 1850 to the present. Institutional, procedural, and ideological barriers to success in American politics for Mexican- Americans are reviewed. An examination of two major politics for paradigms for educational achievement reflect different views on educational success and failure. The bureaucracy of local government and its sensitivity in increasing political representation in Los Angeles, the development of political organization and leadership, and future legal issues are covered. In the conclusion, the various perspectives of the contributors are synthesized to point the way to the next level of Mexican-American empowerment, and ultimately, to a general theory of political integration.
Long Description
This exemplary contribution to the literature on ethnic studies examines the issues surrounding Mexican-American political empowerment in the United States. The chapters, originally contributions to a symposium at the University of Texas in El Paso, are uniformly engaging, rigorous in their analysis, and richly suggestive in their conclusions. This exceptionally fine collection discusses the political history of Mexican-Americans, the role of their interest groups, educational models, local bureaucracies, and electoral strategies. Noteworthy are the barriers to Chicano authority found in Los Angeles and Texas. Strongly recommended. Library Journal This timely book is among the first to be published that directly addresses the political empowerment of Hispanics. The contributors concern themselves not only with the progress and problems of political empowerment, but also with the prospects of future empowerment--the political strategies and agendas for the next decade. Conducted by a group of scholars well known for their research on Chicano politics, the studies suggest that while substantial progress has been made in opening political doors to Mexican Americans, most of their political potential has yet to be realized. The volume begins with an overview of the history of Mexican-American political empowerment from 1850 to the present. Institutional, procedural, and ideological barriers to success in American politics for Mexican- Americans are reviewed. An examination of two major politics for paradigms for educational achievement reflect different views on educational success and failure. The bureaucracy of local government and its sensitivity in increasing political representation in Los Angeles, the development of political organization and leadership, and future legal issues are covered. In the conclusion, the various perspectives of the contributors are synthesized to point the way to the next level of Mexican-American empowerment, and ultimately, to a general theory of political integration.
Table of Contents
Series Foreword
Foreword by The Honorable
Introduction
The Politics of Mexican American Empowerment
The League of United Latin American Citizens and the Politics of Ethnicity
Structural Barriers to Chicano Empowerment
Educational Paradigms and Chicano Empowerment: An Historical Perspective
Mexican Americans in the Bureaucracy of Local Government
Electoral Empowerment: The Case for Tejanos
New Rules in Voting Rights Cases
Demand New Strategies for Chicano Empowerment
Legal Issues: A Proposed Agenda for Advocacy for Hispanics in the 1990s
Conclusion: An Overview of Mexican American Political Empowerment
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem