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Family Secrets

Family Secrets  

Ilan Stavans

in Latinos in the United States: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
01 February 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190670191.003.0005
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Is la familia, the Latino family closely knit? Yes, members of the Latino family tend to see themselves as a nucleus of support. While Latino families ... More
Fusión Latina

Fusión Latina  

Ilan Stavans

in Latinos in the United States: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
01 February 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190670191.003.0006
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What is fusión latina? Spanish-language TV and radio have been instrumental in the forging of a Latino identity—what is called “fusión latina.” No other ... More
The Legacy of Colonization

The Legacy of Colonization  

Ilan Stavans

in Latinos in the United States: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
01 February 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190670191.003.0002
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Is the colonial period for the United States the same as for Latinos? No, it isn’t. Historically, the colonial period in the United States is the time between the arrival of the ... More
Nomenclature

Nomenclature  

Ilan Stavans

in Latinos in the United States: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
01 February 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190670191.003.0001
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How did the term “Latino” come about? An attempt at understanding the essential role Latinos play in America needs to start with a basic etymological discussion. The term “Latino” ... More
The Sleeping Giant

The Sleeping Giant  

Ilan Stavans

in Latinos in the United States: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
01 February 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190670191.003.0003
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Are Americans in general aware of the way Latinos as a minority are a sum of parts? The Latin motto of the United States, e pluribus unum, about which I reflected earlier, was ... More
Words and Power

Words and Power  

Ilan Stavans

in Latinos in the United States: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
01 February 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190670191.003.0007
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Are Latinos contemporaries of the rest of America? Power is always about the control of resources. In the 21st century, an essential resource is information. Information isn’t ... More
Yearning to Breathe Free

Yearning to Breathe Free  

Ilan Stavans

in Latinos in the United States: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
01 February 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190670191.003.0004
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How is the word “immigration” defined? The Oxford English Dictionary states that “it is the action of entering into a country for the purpose of settling in it.” The definition ... More

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