Provides 100+ full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Latin America and the Caribbean. Articles are in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Includes materials which are indexed in the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI). Coverage: 1966 - current
Searchable collection of several databases: Sociological Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts, Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA), and ProQuest's Sociology Database. Find journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, and more.
Start your research with this collection of annotated bibliographies. Each provides a brief overview of a topic, followed by a list of recommended books, articles, and other sources. From Afrofuturism (Literary and Critical Theory) to the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas (Latin American Studies), get connected to key scholarship and primary sources to support your research.
Explanations of key concepts, theories, and figures in sociology. Browse by topic (such as Health & Medicine, or Social Psychology) or search for a key concept (like "Attitudes and Behavior") or a major figure (like Max Weber). Although this resource was initially published in 2007, it undergoes updates twice a year to keep the content fresh.
U.S. Hispanic Newsstream offers access to the largest collection of leading Hispanic newspapers, news wires, websites and blogs in full text from U.S. publishers in both Spanish and English including El Diario/La Prensa (New York City), La Opinión (Los Angeles), La Prensa (San Antonio) and El Mundo (Cambridge, Mass.).
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. Find information on demographic trends, public opinion, and more among the Latinx population in the U.S.
ICPSR is the world's largest collection of digital social science data. Find qualitative and quantitative datasets, accompanying codebooks, publication lists and more. Formats include SPSS, Stata and Excel. Access to this resource from off campus requires that users initially register for an account while on campus.
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The purpose of the Section on Latina/Latino Sociology (SLS) is to encourage and promote empirical research, theoretical development, and the teaching of issues relating to the Latina and Latino population, particularly in but not only the United States. Check out the award recipients and newsletters to become aware of Latinx sociologists and others working in this field.
In this article, Maxine Baca Zinn and Alfredo Mirandé discuss the historical roots and contemporary debates of Latino/a Sociology. They also provide a personal narrative of their careers as sociologists within the context of the development of the field.
Baca Zinn, Maxine, and Alfredo Mirandé. 2021. “Latino/a Sociology: Toward a New Paradigm.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 7(3):304–17. doi: 10.1177/2332649220971326.
Scholars are on social media too! They're having public conversations, and posting about their own & others' research. Below are a couple of accounts you might follow to get started. Do any of the authors you have read for class have a presence on social media?