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Providing services to Hispanic/Latino populations: Profiles in diversity.

Author: Castex, Graciela M.
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Book
Journal Title: Atkinson, Donald R. (Ed); Morten, George (Ed); et-al. (1998). Counseling American minorities (5th ed.). (pp. 255-267). Boston, MA, USA: Mcgraw-Hill. vii, 391 pp.SEE BOOK
Subject Matter Latino
Abstract (from the chapter) This chapter profiles the Hispanic/Latino population in the US and social work with this population. It very briefly places the interactions of this group in the context of contemporary theories of ethnicity and discusses the diversity and similarities among members of the Hispanic/Latino group by examining key social features. The common experience of ascription to an ethnic minority in the US has served as a primary unifying force that gave impetus--in a bidirectional process with state institutions--to the creation and maintenance of the Hispanic/Latino group. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)