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Title Latinas in American politics : changing and embracing political tradition / edited by Sharon A. Navarro, Samantha L. Hernandez, and Leslie A. Navarro ; foreword by Carol Hardy-Fanta.

Publication Info. Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]


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Description xx, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Latinos and American politics
Latinos and American politics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-237) and index.
Contents Part I. National elections: beliefs, campaign strategies, electability, and legislative strength -- Are there gender differences among Latina/os? Exploring participatory orientations / John Garcia -- Una ventaja? A survey experiment of the viability of Latina candidates / Jessica Lavariega Monforti and Sarah Allen Gershon -- Intersectionality and Latino/a candidate evaluation / Ivy A.M. Cargile, Jennifer L. Merolla, and Jean Reith Schroedel -- Latina legislators in Congress: assessing the experiences and influence of the first generation of Latina lawmakers / Walter Clark Wilson and Juan Urbano -- Virtually shaking hands and kissing babies: congressional candidates and social media campaigns / Samantha L. Hernandez -- Part II. State elections: political ascension, campaigns, communication, and governing -- Networked representation: Latina legislators on twitter / José Marichal -- Advantages and disadvantages for Latina officeholders: the case of New Mexico / Julia Marin Hellwege and Christine Marie Sierra -- "Liberal Leticia" and the race for Texas lieutenant governor / Sharon A. Navarro -- "A force to be reckoned with": rethinking Latina leadership and power / Lizeth Gonzalez and Tony Affigne -- Latina differential consciousness and race-gendering in Texas' legislative process / Patricia D. López -- Conclusion.
Summary "The challenges that women face as political candidates can be compounded by race. In the case of Latinas, stereotypes as well as national media coverage and labeling of "Latino" issues potentially creates an electoral burden for Latina candidates at the local, state, and national level. The intersection of race and gender is complicated and often creates more questions than it answers. How are Latinas elected? Are they served by this complex identity or hindered by it? Latinas in American Politics: Embracing and Changing Political Tradition begins addressing the issues by examining the stereotypes Latinas face while running for political office. More specifically, the perception of voters on ideological standings of Latinas provides insight as to what party Latinas are identified with and how they can use this to their advantage. In addition to establishing the role stereotypes play in the electability of Latinas, the way they use and diffuse these stereotypes via campaigns is examined. The images that Latinas present and how they interact with voters via social media establishes a new dynamic in campaigning and allows for theory building in the area of race, gender, and campaigns. Aside from campaigning, party identification for a Latina creates a different barrier. How do Latinas bridge this? Case studies of prominent Latina officials are examined to understand within which contexts and under what conditions Latinas as candidates and as elected officials will experience intersectionality as advantage and disadvantage. Finally, the examination of Latina congressional members shows whether and how the intersection of gender and ethnicity in descriptive representation contributes uniquely to patterns of substantive representation. Ultimately, this volume demonstrates how the intersection of race and gender creates unique situations for representation and electability of candidates"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Hispanic American women -- Political activity.
Hispanic Americans -- Political activity.
Hispanic American women legislators.
Hispanic American legislators.
Women politicians -- United States.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects.
Ethnic relations -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00916013
Hispanic American legislators. (OCoLC)fst00957406
Hispanic American women legislators. (OCoLC)fst01739720
Hispanic American women -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst00957489
Hispanic Americans -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst00957585
Women politicians. (OCoLC)fst01178383
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Navarro, Sharon Ann, editor.
Hernandez, Samantha L., editor.
Navarro, Leslie A., editor.
ISBN 9781498533355 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1498533353 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781498533379 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
149853337X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781498533362 (ebk.)

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