Latino Experience in Omaha. A Visual Essay

Author: Lopez, David
Year:2001
Pages:224
ISBN:0-7734-7561-3
978-0-7734-7561-8
Price:199.95
Using a collection of visual images - representations of social reality - and supplementary historical, socioeconomic, and ethnographic data, this essay highlights the Latino experience in contemporary American society. The author uses the recent influx of Latinos into Omaha as a case study locale.

Reviews

“The choice of locales is a good one because of the recent influx of Latinos into Omaha that has led not only to the usual racial resistance, but also to significant challenges facing the city and its Latino community in the future. Dr. Lopez employs the method known as ‘Visual Sociology’, which provides the reader with a wonderful collection of visual images – representations of social reality – that tell a significant part of the story on their own, and substantial supporting historical, socioeconomic, and ethnographic data, as well as some very helpful interviews. Latinos in Omaha is a delightful read, but it is also a must for anyone hoping to understand the Latino experience in the United States.” – Bryan F. Le Beau

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Illustrations; Photographs, and Tables
Foreword by Steven J. Gold
Author’s Preface
1. Introduction
2. The Building of a Community
3. The Changing City
4. Old-timers and Photo Elicitation
5. Newcomers
6. Community Issues
7. Conclusion and Recommendations
Appendices; Notes, Bibliography; Index