Latinos and local representation : changing realities, emerging theories
- Florence Adams.
- New York : Garland, 2000.
- Physical description
- xix, 265 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
- Latino communities.
- Adams, Florence P.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-257) and index.
- Figures Tables Acknowledgments Introduction
- 1. Minority Voting and Voting Rights:Congress and the Courts
- 2. Minority Voting and Voting Rights: Practice and Problems
- 3. The Beginning of the Push From At-Large to Single-Member Districts: Watsonville and Pomona
- 4. Dinuba and Its Aftermath
- 5. The Justice Department as a Player: Hanford, California
- 6. A Majority Minority City: Corcoran, California
- 7. The Arizona Cases: Phoenix
- 8. The Arizona Cases: Glendale
- 9. Arizona Cases: Peoria
- 10. An Anglo-Driven Move to Districts: Colton, California
- 11. Conclusions.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This study examines trends in the Voting Rights Act enforcement and the results for Latino representation. The focus is on local governments of the West and Southwest America. In some of the communities examined, the Latino population is increasing rapidly, often to majority status, and in others, white suburban development is dominating, sometimes displacing Latino's. In both situations, district lines can decide the future political power of Latinos and non-Latinos alike. The local distributing process, which has never been studied in depth, is shown to be reshaping the political and racist landscape.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Latino communities : emerging voices political, social, cultural and legal issues
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