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Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America

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Strangers Among Us is a lucid, informed, and cliché-shattering examination of Latino immigration to the United States--its history, the vast transformations it is fast producing in American society, and the challenges it will present for decades to come. In making vivid an array of people, places, and events that are
little known to most Americans, the author--an American
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 18th 1999 by Vintage
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This is well-written and engaging book with some very disturbing assumptions underwriting its analysis. What the book does well is capture the heterogeneity of the Latino population in the U.S., the variety of and the generational tension within communities. I also appreciated its focus on people's voices and stories rather than statistics or predominately top-down analysis. That said, the book could with a little structural analysis. The book seeks to explain the failure of second generation un ...more
I agree with other commenters that this book is in need of more structural analysis. The focus is on the problems associated with rising immigration to the United States, but I found the policy recommendations to be dated and unhelpful (for example, the author recommends against bilingual education). However, a strength of the book was that you really gain a sense of the diversity of Latino immigrant groups and their disparate experiences, as each chapter focuses on a different city and ethnic g ...more
This is an account of the various latino/a worlds in America and how they are changing our identity as a country.
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