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Louis Desipio

Born: Washington, DC
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Taught at the University of Illinois 1995 - 2000

Biography: N/A


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Louis Desipio on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Counting on the Latino vote :
ISBN: 0813918294 OCLC: 43189612

University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. : 1998, c 1996.

Counting on the Latino vote :
ISBN: 0813916607 OCLC: 33819048

University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville : 1996.

Latinos, along with other new immigrants, are not assimilating into U.S. politics as rapidly as their predecessors, raising concerns about political fragmentation along ethnic lines. In Counting on the Latino Vote, Louis DeSipio uses the first national studies of Latinos to investigate whether they engage in bloc voting or are likely to do so in the future. To understand American racial and ethnic minority group politics, social scientists have largely relied on a black-white paradigm. DeSipio gives a more complex picture by drawing on up-to-date but underutilized studies of Hispanics' political attitudes, values, and behaviors as well as on the histories of other ethnic groups. He analyzes current Latino voters as well as possible configurations of those who reside in the United States but do not now vote to explore the potential impact of Hispanics as an electorate.

Making Americans, remaking America :
ISBN: 0813319439 OCLC: 38206752

Westview Press, Boulder, Colo. : 1998.

The authors present a historical overview of U.S. immigration, followed by an examination of the legislative and legal debates waged over immigration and settlement policies today. The authors also discuss the relationship between minorities and immigrants. They find that the public policy needs of immigrants are often confused with those of U.S.-born minorities. The book closes with the question: If the nation understood the kinds of demands that immigrants legitimately make, would we change the contract between the state and the immigrant?

New Americans by choice :
ISBN: 0813387949 OCLC: 31172742

Westview Press, Boulder : 1994.