Introduction to the U.S. Latina and Latino Religious Experience

Introduction to the U.S. Latina and Latino Religious Experience

Introduction to the U.S. Latina and Latino Religious Experience

Introduction to the U.S. Latina and Latino Religious Experience

Synopsis

Latinos/Latinas are the largest "minority" in the United States, but the field of U.S. Latino/Latina studies is still in its infancy. This work represents the first single volume ever published on the U.S. Latino/Latina religious experience, an area that is even less explored. A carefully selected group of experts examines the major sub-groups of Latinos/Latinas including Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans, along with some of the lesser studied groups such as Dominicans and Central Americans. In addition, the volume includes important thematic chapters on the role of art, film, health care, literature, music, politics, and women's influence in the U.S. Latino/Latina religious experience.

Excerpt

Central America refers to the narrow isthmus of tropical, volcanoladen land that connects North American to South America. the seven countries that make up Central America are: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize, Costa Rica, and Panama. the region is inhabited by approximately thirty-six million persons. the traditional rural lifestyle shifted dramatically during the twentieth century as these countries became increasingly urbanized. Today, from . . .

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