ERIC Number: ED264321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Hispanics in the United States. A New Social Agenda.
Cafferty, Pastora San Juan, Ed.; McCready, William C., Ed.
This book is a collection of essays about Hispanics in America, their impact upon the social structure of American society, and implications for the country's future social agenda. Each essay is preceded by an abstract and concludes with references. The essays (and authors) are: 1) "A Demographic Portrait" (Teresa A. Sullivan); 2) "The 'New'Immigration" (Pastora San Juan Cafferty); 3) "Culture and Religion" (William C. McCready); 4) "Toward a Model of Socialization for Hispanic Identity: The Case of Mexican-Americans (Marco A. Martinez); 5) "Language and Social Assimilation" (Pastora San Juan Cafferty); 6) "Hispanics and Education) (Neil Fligstein and Roberto M. Fernandez); 7) "Jobs and Employment for Hispanics" (George J. Borjas); 8) "Hispanics and Health Care" (Aida L. Giachello); 9) "Hispanics and the Social System" (Carmen Rivera-Martinez); 10) "Hispanics and the Criminal Justice System" (Leo M. Romero and Luis G. Stelzner); and 11) "Political Participation" (Ricardo Tostado). In a final section, the editors point to the central themes of the diversity that exists among Hispanic groups, the changing social context of immigration and different national policies and services for immigrants, and the critical role played by education in the process of economic assimilation and cultural adaptation. The book concludes with discussion of several emerging policy directions. (CG)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Cultural Background, Demography, Educational Attainment, Educational Policy, Employment, Health Needs, Health Services, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Labor Market, Language Maintenance, Public Policy, Refugees, Religious Factors, Social Services, Socialization, Spanish Speaking, Undocumented Immigrants
Transaction Books, Rutgers-State University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 ($29.95, cloth--ISBN-0-88738-018-2; $12.95, paper--ISBN-0-87855-975-2).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
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