Blue Collar Books is a virtual bookstore of books selected by Dr. Alfredo Carlos, a Political Economist who focuses on Latino Working class issues. I currently teach in the department of Labor Studies and have taught in Political Science and Chicano/Latino Studies as well. The books suggestions come out of my own education, teaching and personal experience.
Over the years I have taught over 20 different courses covering various topics related to
Political Economy; Mexican, Chicano and Latino Politics; Labor and Inequality; Economic Democracy; Urban Politics; Racial and Ethnic Politics; Immigration; Social Movements; Postcolonial and Critical Theory; Hegemony and Politics in Entertainment Media. My book suggestions come directly from material I draw from in teaching these courses.
Racial and Ethnic Politics in the U.S.
How Democratic is the U.S.?
The Media and American Politics
Comparative Political Movements
Politics Through Culture
Introduction to American Government
Latin American Politics
Marxist Social Thought
Political Economic Theory and the Economic Crisis Seminar
Chicano and Latino Studies
Wealth and Poverty in Latino Communities
Chicano and Latino Politics
Asian and Latino Immigration
Chicano and Latino Life
Introduction to Chicano and Latino Studies
The Chicano Movement
1492 and Beyond
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
Current Issues in the Chicano Latino Community
Some of the books I would recommend (some of the better ones) are not currently available on here yet, if you would like some book recommendations feel free to message me IG @drfredocm.