Center of Mexican American Studies
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CMAS Faculty Book Plática: David L. Leal

Wed, December 4, 2013 | Chicano Culture Room (UNB 4.206), Texas Union, The University of Texas at Austin

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CMAS is pleased to announce a book plática series focusing on the recent work of our faculty affiliates. The CMAS Faculty Book Plática Series provides a forum for the discussion of new books published during the academic year.
The first CMAS Faculty Book Plática features David L. Leal co-editor, along with José E. Limón, of the collection, Migration and the Border: Politics and Policy in the New Latino Century (University of Notre Dame Press, 2013). The volume addresses immigration and border politics and policies, focusing on the U.S. side of the border. The two chapters in the first section of the book set the stage and discuss the binational lives of Mexican migrants; chapters in the subsequent sections highlight specific political and policy themes: civic engagement, public policies, political reactions against immigrants, and immigrant leadership. Because the immigration experience encompasses many facets of political life and public policy, the varied perspectives of the contributors offer a mosaic that contextualizes the impact of and contributions by contemporary Latino immigrants. Their research will appeal not only to scholars but to policymakers and the public and will inform contentious debates about migration and migrants.

A panel of commentators featuring Professor Ricardo Ainslie (Department of Educational Psychology, UT Austin), Dr. Daphny Ainslie (Independent Psychologist), and Professor Harriet Romo (Department of Sociology, UT San Antonio) will join Professor Leal to discuss the book.

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies

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