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The Salvadoran Americans [electronic resource] / Carlos B. Cordova.

By: Cordova, Carlos B.
Material type: TextTextSeries: New Americans (Westport, Conn.): Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 178 p.) : ill., map.ISBN: 9780313062926 (electronic bk.); 0313062927 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Salvadoran Americans | Salvadoran Americans -- Social conditions | Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions | El Salvador -- Emigration and immigration | United States -- Emigration and immigration | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies | Soziale Situation | Auswanderung | USA | Salvadorianer | El SalvadorGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Salvadoran Americans.DDC classification: 305.868/7284073 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
pt. I. Background -- 1. El Salvador, the land of origin -- Geography -- Demographics -- Language and literacy -- History -- The Salvadoran civil war -- Salvadoran society after the peace accords -- Culture -- World view and religion -- Traditional medicine, philosophy and practice.
pt. II. Coming to the United States and status -- 2. U.S. immigration laws for Salvadorans and status -- Salvadoran immigrants and U.S. immigration laws 1980-2004 -- Refugee status and political asylum -- The undocumented Salvadoran population -- The sanctuary movement, religious communities, and Salvadoran refugees in the United States -- The impact of the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 on Salvadoran immigrants -- Temporary protected status for Salvadorans -- Deferred enforced departure -- American Baptist Church, political asylum -- Citizenship efforts -- 3. Causes of Salvadoran and Central American emigration and waves of migration -- Migration determinants -- War and revolution -- Economic migrations -- Arriving in the United States -- Central American immigration patterns to the United States -- The first Central American migration wave (1870-1930) -- The second Central American migration wave (1930-1941) -- The third Central American migration wave (1941-1950) -- The fourth Central American migration wave (1960-1970) -- The fifth Central American migration wave (1975-1990) -- The sixth Central American migration wave (1991-2004) -- 4. Demographics of Salvadorans and other Central Americans in the United States -- Salvadoran populations in the United States since 1979 -- Salvadoran demographics in the 1990 census and the 2000 census -- Settlement characteristics of Salvadoran populations in the United States -- Characteristics of Central American immigrants in the United States.
pt. III. Adjustment and adaptation -- 5. Cultural baggage and integration -- The old and the new cultures -- Family issues -- The adjustment and cultural adaptation of Salvadoran immigrants -- Obstacles to cultural adaptation and social integration -- Language acquisition -- Educational issues -- Employment issues -- The structure of Salvadoran American communities -- The emergence of political organizing in Central American communities in the United States -- Religious issues affecting Central American communities in the United States -- 6. Health perspectives in Salvadoran American communities -- Health issues -- Mental health issues -- 7. Intergroup issues affecting Salvadoran American communities -- Ethnic relations in Los Angeles -- The street gang phenomenon in Salvadoran communities -- 8. Impact on U.S. society and culture -- Participation in the labor force -- Salvadoran food in the United States -- Salvadoran American arts and culture -- Appendix 1. Notable Salvadorans in the United States -- Appendix 2. Salvadoran immigration to the United States by year -- Glossary of commonly used Salvadoran words.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-172) and index.

pt. I. Background -- 1. El Salvador, the land of origin -- Geography -- Demographics -- Language and literacy -- History -- The Salvadoran civil war -- Salvadoran society after the peace accords -- Culture -- World view and religion -- Traditional medicine, philosophy and practice.

pt. II. Coming to the United States and status -- 2. U.S. immigration laws for Salvadorans and status -- Salvadoran immigrants and U.S. immigration laws 1980-2004 -- Refugee status and political asylum -- The undocumented Salvadoran population -- The sanctuary movement, religious communities, and Salvadoran refugees in the United States -- The impact of the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 on Salvadoran immigrants -- Temporary protected status for Salvadorans -- Deferred enforced departure -- American Baptist Church, political asylum -- Citizenship efforts -- 3. Causes of Salvadoran and Central American emigration and waves of migration -- Migration determinants -- War and revolution -- Economic migrations -- Arriving in the United States -- Central American immigration patterns to the United States -- The first Central American migration wave (1870-1930) -- The second Central American migration wave (1930-1941) -- The third Central American migration wave (1941-1950) -- The fourth Central American migration wave (1960-1970) -- The fifth Central American migration wave (1975-1990) -- The sixth Central American migration wave (1991-2004) -- 4. Demographics of Salvadorans and other Central Americans in the United States -- Salvadoran populations in the United States since 1979 -- Salvadoran demographics in the 1990 census and the 2000 census -- Settlement characteristics of Salvadoran populations in the United States -- Characteristics of Central American immigrants in the United States.

pt. III. Adjustment and adaptation -- 5. Cultural baggage and integration -- The old and the new cultures -- Family issues -- The adjustment and cultural adaptation of Salvadoran immigrants -- Obstacles to cultural adaptation and social integration -- Language acquisition -- Educational issues -- Employment issues -- The structure of Salvadoran American communities -- The emergence of political organizing in Central American communities in the United States -- Religious issues affecting Central American communities in the United States -- 6. Health perspectives in Salvadoran American communities -- Health issues -- Mental health issues -- 7. Intergroup issues affecting Salvadoran American communities -- Ethnic relations in Los Angeles -- The street gang phenomenon in Salvadoran communities -- 8. Impact on U.S. society and culture -- Participation in the labor force -- Salvadoran food in the United States -- Salvadoran American arts and culture -- Appendix 1. Notable Salvadorans in the United States -- Appendix 2. Salvadoran immigration to the United States by year -- Glossary of commonly used Salvadoran words.

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