Latinx Immigrants

Transcending Acculturation and Xenophobia

  • Patricia Arredondo

Part of the International and Cultural Psychology book series (ICUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Patricia Arredondo
    Pages 1-13
  3. Andrés J. Consoli, Eduardo Bunge, Mercedes Fernández Oromendia, Agustina Bertone
    Pages 15-32
  4. Luís Angelo Gomez
    Pages 33-52
  5. Marie L. Miville, Cassandra Z. Calle, Narolyn Mendez, Jack Borenstein
    Pages 53-73
  6. Hector Y. Adames, Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas
    Pages 95-109
  7. Diane Estrada, Qiana Torres Flores
    Pages 127-146
  8. Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado
    Pages 147-167
  9. Cristalís Capielo, Amber Schaefer, Jorge Ballesteros, Marlaine M. Monroig, Fengheng Qiu
    Pages 187-210
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 229-236

About this book


This richly detailed reference offers a strengths-based survey of Latinx immigrant experience in the United States. Spanning eleven countries across the Americas and the Caribbean, the book uses a psychohistorical approach using the words of immigrants at different processes and stages of acculturation and acceptance. Coverage emphasizes the sociopolitical contexts, particularly in relation to the US, that typically lead to immigration, the vital role of the Spanish language and cultural values, and the journey of identity as it evolves throughout the creation of a new life in a new and sometimes hostile country. This vivid material is especially useful to therapists working with Latinx clients reconciling current and past experience, coping with prejudice and other ongoing challenges, or dealing with trauma and loss.

Included among the topics:

·         Argentines in the U.S.: migration and continuity.

·         Chilean Americans: a micro cultural Latinx group.

·         Cuban Americans: freedom, hope, endurance, and the American Dream.

·         The drums are calling: race, nation, and the complex history of Dominicans.

·         The Obstacle is the Way: resilience in the lives of Salvadoran immigrants in the U.S.

·         Cultura y familia: strengthening Mexican heritage families.

·         Puerto Ricans on the U.S. mainland.


With its multiple layers of lived experience and historical analysis, Latinx Immigrant, is inspiring and powerful reading for sociologists, economists, mental health educators and practitioners, and healthcare providers.


Latinx Latin America immigration patterns migration eras acculturative stress ethnic identity resilience cultural competency self-determination

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia Arredondo
    • 1
  1. 1.Arredondo Advisory GroupPhoenixUSA

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