Latinos and Citizenship: The Dilemma of Belonging

  • Editors
  • Suzanne Oboler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Citizenship and Struggles for Political Inclusion and Dignity in the 20th Century

  4. Citizenship: Public Policy Implications

  5. Latino/as and Citizenship: The Immigrants’ Perspective

  6. Redefining Citizenship—The Present Conundrum

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 329-339

About this book


This book explores the extent to which the varied political status of Latinos is changing the meaning of citizenship and belonging in the United States. It brings together broad theoretical considerations of citizenship with discussions of historical and contemporary case studies pertaining to Latinos and current debates on citizenship. Focusing on Latinos' historical and continuing struggles against exclusion, the authors of this anthology discuss issues such as Latinos' multiple national allegiances, dual citizenship, the changing meaning(s) of belonging, their transnational political and social participation, the question of language and citizenship, regional cultural citizenship and loyalties, and the mobilization of Latino youth in their struggle to affirm their rights and belonging in US society.


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