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Ethnic Heritage in MississippiThe Twentieth Century$
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Shana Walton and Barbara Carpenter

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032622

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032622.001.0001

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The Genesis of a New Ethnic Group?

The Genesis of a New Ethnic Group?

The Meanings of Latino/Hispanic Identity in South Mississippi

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(p.333) 13 The Genesis of a New Ethnic Group?
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Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi
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Bridget Anne Hayden

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032622.003.0014

This chapter examines Latino identity in Mississippi by considering how identity can be understood in terms of demographics, the analysis of differences within the population, and, finally, the “Latino imaginary,” or the self-representations of the group itself. The chapter first provides a brief history of Latino immigration to Mississippi and then uses the three dimensions of the Latino/Hispanic experience to reflect on how Latinos in south Mississippi are becoming an ethnic/racial group in a place where they were relatively invisible until recently.

Keywords:   Latino identity, ethnic groups, ethnic identity, Latinos, Latino immigration, demographics

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