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Noticias De Naccs, Vol. 29, No. 4, December 2002, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Dec 2002

Noticias De Naccs, Vol. 29, No. 4, December 2002, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

Noticias de NACCS Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Latino Reference Resources, Susan A. Vega Garcia Nov 2002

Latino Reference Resources, Susan A. Vega Garcia

Reference and Instruction Publications and Papers

The Hispanic and Latino presence in the US predates the existence of the US itself. Spanish exploration and colonization of North, Central, and South America in the sixteenth century began with the establishment of colonies in Puerto Rico in 1509. Florida, Texas, California, and the Southwest were regions of intense Spanish and (in Texas and further west) Mexican exploration, colonization, and cultivation throughout the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. As recently as 160 years ago, Texas was still part of Mexico; California and the entire Southwest comprised northernmost Mexico until 1848, when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended hostilities in ...


Noticias De Naccs, Vol. 29, No. 3, September/October 2002, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Sep 2002

Noticias De Naccs, Vol. 29, No. 3, September/October 2002, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

Noticias de NACCS Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Transforming Chicana/O And Latina/O Politics: Globalization, And The Formation Of Transnational Resistance In The U.S. And Chiapas, Anna Sampaio Aug 2002

Transforming Chicana/O And Latina/O Politics: Globalization, And The Formation Of Transnational Resistance In The U.S. And Chiapas, Anna Sampaio

Ethnic Studies

In 1993 Congress passed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with great anticipation at home and abroad that the newly formed regional alliance between Mexico, the United States, and Canada would increase productivity, reduce inefficiency, and strengthen the states' economies. However, the agreement was not met with universal enthusiasm. Among many of the rural poor, campesinos, working classes, racial minorities, and indigenous populations of all three states, NAFTA's passage signaled an unprecedented move toward globalization and mounting economic pressures (Mander and Goldsmith, 1996). In particular, in Chiapas, Mexico, peasants, campesinos/farmers, and indigenous populations had for some time ...


Noticias De Naccs, Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer 2002, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Jul 2002

Noticias De Naccs, Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer 2002, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

Noticias de NACCS Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Latinos In Massachusetts, Charles Jones Apr 2002

Latinos In Massachusetts, Charles Jones

Gastón Institute Publications

Census 2000 includes changes in the way people were counted. The most significant change is to allow persons to select more than one race, creating a new multiracial category but meaning people may not be included in the race with which they most identify. There was, however, no way to choose more than one ethnicity, one must choose either Latino or not. Throughout this profile, numbers reflect Latinos of all races, or non-Latinos by race, with persons of two or more races counted separately. All categorizations are based solely on self-identification. All of this complicates comparisons between 1990 and 2000 ...


Latinos In Massachusetts: Legal Immigration To New England During The 1990s, Enrico A. Marcelli Apr 2002

Latinos In Massachusetts: Legal Immigration To New England During The 1990s, Enrico A. Marcelli

Gastón Institute Publications

This fact sheet summarizes information about legal immigration flows to the New England Region during the 1990s employing Immigration and Naturalization Service data. Although the annual number of legal permanent residents (e.g., green card holders) from Latin America and the Caribbean fell during the decade, as a percent of all legal immigrants who settled in New England their representation rose. Among all Latin American and Caribbean immigrants who settled in the region, more than half chose Massachusetts or Connecticut. And although most reported working in lower-skilled occupations, from 10 percent to 30 percent of immigrants from each c o ...


Key Health Issues Facing Latinas, Dharma E. Cortés, Helen Cajigas, Odilia Bermúdez Apr 2002

Key Health Issues Facing Latinas, Dharma E. Cortés, Helen Cajigas, Odilia Bermúdez

Gastón Institute Publications

Acknowledging the relationship that exists among health outcomes, socioeconomic factors, and access to health care is key to understanding the health status of Latinas in Massachusetts. For example, poverty disproportionately affects Latinos in Massachusetts, and they have the lowest rate of health insurance in the Commonwealth despite the fact that Massachusetts has one of the most inclusive and comprehensive public health insurance programs in the nation. This situation impacts access to regular health care for Latinos and affects their overall health status. This fact sheet provides information on the following health areas of particular concern to Latinas: maternal and child ...


Naccs 29th Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Mar 2002

Naccs 29th Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

NACCS Conference Programs

The Multiple Faces of Chicanas
March 27-30, 2002
Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place


Noticias De Naccs, Vol. 29, No. 1, February/March 2002, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Feb 2002

Noticias De Naccs, Vol. 29, No. 1, February/March 2002, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

Noticias de NACCS Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Grandparent Care In The Latino/Hispanic Population, Jan Mutchler, Seungah Lee, Lindsey A. Baker Jan 2002

Grandparent Care In The Latino/Hispanic Population, Jan Mutchler, Seungah Lee, Lindsey A. Baker

Gerontology Institute Publications

The purpose of this report is to provide information on Latino grandparent caregivers in the United States. Many grandparents are responsible for grandchildren who live with them in the same household. The 1996 Welfare Reform Act mandates that statistics be collected on grandparents who serve as caregivers to a grandchild. In response to this requirement, questions were developed for the 2000 Census of Population asking each adult about care for grandchildren living in the same household. We use the census information to identify grandparents who are caring for grandchildren in two different types of households: skipped-generation households, in which a ...


Rhode Island Latinos: A Scan Of Issues Affecting The Latino Population Of Rhode Island, Miren Uriarte, María Estela Carrión, Juan Carlos Gorlier, Charles Jones, Natalie Carithers, Juan Francisco García Jan 2002

Rhode Island Latinos: A Scan Of Issues Affecting The Latino Population Of Rhode Island, Miren Uriarte, María Estela Carrión, Juan Carlos Gorlier, Charles Jones, Natalie Carithers, Juan Francisco García

Gastón Institute Publications

The Latino Population has grown dramatically in Rhode Island in the last two decades. This has been particularly the case in Central Falls and Providence where Latinos make up 48% and 30% of the population, respectively. This influx has created a shift in the racial/ethnic make up of these cities and in the cultural background of large sectors of the residents.

The arrival of large numbers of persons who do not speak English and who are not familiar with the structure and practice of public services would, under any circumstance, present a challenge. But the fact that they are ...