The “American Dream” means many things to many people, but in general it can be said that it connects the idea of freedom to the opportunity for prosperity and upward social mobility.
Sandra L. Hanson and John K. White have joined together with a group of social scientists to explore the attitudes, experiences, and expectations of Latinos in their quest for the American Dream. The Latino/a American Dream asks many timely questions, including: how do Latino/as view the American Dream? Has the recent economic downturn affected their hopes of achieving the Dream? What about recent immigrants? What about Latina women?
The answers to these questions and more draw on sociology, political science, and history to paint a multifaceted portrait of Latino/a opportunity in America, both real and perceived.
Texas A&M University Press; May 2016
- ISBN 9781623493905
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- Title: The Latino/a American Dream
- Author: Sandra L. Hanson (ed.); John Kenneth White (ed.); Matthew Green (contrib.); Daniel Martinez (contrib.); Jeremy Slack (contrib.); Alex E. Chavez (contrib.); Scott Whiteford (contrib.); Enrique S. Pumar (contrib.); Steven A. Tuch (contrib.); Maria Mazzenga (contrib.); Todd Scribner (contrib.); Jessica Hamar Martinez (contrib.); Phillip Connor (contrib.)
Imprint: Texas A&M University Press
About The Author
SANDRA L. HANSON is the author of Swimming against the Tide: African American Girls in Science Education. JOHN K. WHITE is the author or editor of over twenty books, most recently Party On: Partisan Politics from Hamilton and Jefferson to Today’s Networked Age. Both are on the faculty at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.