Latino Identity and Political Attitudes ab 117.49 € als Taschenbuch: Why Are Latinos Not Republican?. Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Politik & Gesellschaft,
Blacks and Latinos appear to be natural political allies. Their position as the two largest minority groups in the United States has merited a great deal of speculation as to their coalition prospects. In terms of just sheer numbers, the aggregate power the two groups could exercise has the potential to offer the political, social, and economic benefits both groups seek. Nevertheless, the reality of the political world has shown us that collaboration between the two groups is not inevitable. This book addresses two main questions: First, why has coalition formation among these two groups remained largely absent? And second, to what extent have negative attitudes and perceptions hindered coalition prospects?The author argues that there are three central, but not necessarily exhaustive, dimensions to Black/Latino coalition formation: (1) common political and social interests (2) shared perceptions of minority group status and beliefs about the sources of racial inequality and (3) minimal perceptions of group threat and overall favorable perceptions of each other.
This mixed-design study examined the attitudes of native and non-native speakers of General American English with respect to four different accents (Arab, Latino, Eastern European and South-East Asian). The results revealed that people's spontaneous reactions to accents tend to be more negative and biased than their rationalized reactions. It was also shown that people evaluated accents in view of a principle of Familiarity' which was observed with respect to linguistic closeness/distance between the first languages of the judges and of the stimulus providers, gender-based affinities to accents, personal experience in learning a second language, and ethnocentric identification with an accent. The familiarity principle could not however explain all patterns in this study and it was argued that other variables of socio-political nature may also influence people's attitudes to Non-Native accents. The implications of this research are not only pedagogical but also offer new insights to understanding accents from psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives.
Addressing language and social issues, particularly in schools which enroll students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can be challenging for educators. It can be equally challenging for immigrant students who are trying to be both academically successful and fit in socially at school. This book presents an ethnographic study conducted at a California high school on students perspectives of the lack of social interactions between immigrant Latino and White students. The study identifies factors contributing to boundaries between the two groups, and explores to what extent students attitudes and behaviors were influenced by societal ideologies. The data show that hearing Latino students speak Spanish provoked a range of negative reactions from White students. Interestingly, both White and Latino students equated speaking English with being American, however White students further concluded that Latino students who spoke Spanish were not trying to be American. This study should help educators understand the significance of the social aspects of schooling, and its impact on immigrant students success both in and beyond high school.
This work investigates how Latino/a family relations and immigrant Latino/a identities are constructed in selected examples of U.S. popular culture. The primary goal is to highlight how Latino/a identities are represented in satirical audiovisual material by the YouTubers LeJuan James and Jenny Lorenzo, as well as in the bilingual TV sitcom "Qué pasa, U.S.A.?. The most relevant definitions regarding immigrant Latino/a identities in the U.S. and their respective media representation are clarified in the theoretical part of the work. The connection between language and identity, Latino/a family relations and parenting, as well as different degrees of immigrant assimilation within intergenerational Latino/a families are going to be focused on. Consequently, the analysis aims to underline the most salient aspects of Latino/a identities that enable this particular media construction, namely language use, parenting and intergenerational family relations, traditions and values, and attitudes and behavior. By examining said themes in the humorous media sources, popular stereotypes that are used to portray Latinos/as in popular culture are stressed and dismantled.