The Latino Question: Politics, Labouring Classes and the Next Left

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Pluto Press (UK)
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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Rodolfo D. Torres is professor of urban planning, political science, and Chicano and Latino studies, and director of the Latino Urban Theory Lab at the University of California, Irvine. Armando Ibarra is associate professor in the School for Workers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is coeditor with Torres of Man of Fire: Selected Writings of Ernesto Galarza. Alfredo Carlos is a faculty member in political science and Chicano Latino studies at California State University, Long Beach as well as the executive director of the Foundation for Economic Democracy.


""'A provocative book ... a timely intervention on Mexican American politics and labour'"" - Congressman Raul M. Grijalva ""'This is a remarkable analysis of Latino politics and labour in this period of market-driven madness and unruly democracy ... a compelling critique of our political economy as well as offering us democratic alternatives'"" - Rodolfo F. Acuna, Professor Emeritus and Founder, Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge and author of Occupied America (2014). ""'Studies of Latino politics in the past have largely failed to locate their discussions in the context of the American capitalist political economy and the class divisions that it fosters and that shape so much of the country's political and cultural struggles. The Latino Question provides a pathbreaking and extraordinary account of contemporary Latino politics'"" - Mario Barrera, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley and author of Race and Class in the Southwest (1979). ""'This is a necessary book in these political times. Well researched and clearly written it exposes the problems and possibilities emergent when engaging and understanding the intersection of Latino politics in the American context. Rich in description and analysis the authors offer a lasting reminder that there is much and overlooked diversity amongst, across and within the matrix political category whose shorthand has too often been reduced to the word 'Latino' ' "" - Marcus Anthony Hunter, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, CHAIR, Department of African American Studies, UCLA