In photographs taken from space, the earth appears to be a peaceful, undivided sphere of blue oceans and lands without boundaries. That view of an undivided earth is misleading, because our world is crisscrossed by national borders which divide us.
One such border divides the United States from Mexico and the rest of Latin America. Latinos and mainstream Americans are also separated by an invisible cultural border as well. Despite many similarities in their histories, the two groups differ to a surprising degree in their values and their behavior. The Invisible Border: Latinos in America was written to bridge this cultural gap.
The need to do so has grown as the U.S. Latino population has swelled to an estimated 43 million, with 8% of all registered voters, and an annual disposable income of nearly a trillion dollars.
The authors wrote The Invisible Border to help Americans to understand their Latino neighbors, customers, and coworkers, and even their Latino spouses. Both coauthors are psychologists, one a Colombian who has spent the bulk of his professional life in the United States, and the other an American who spent a significant portion of his in Latin America. Each has married within his adopted culture, and with his wife has raised bicultural, bilingual children.
Ordering The Invisible Border
The Invisible Border is published by Intercultural Press, the premier publisher of books exploring and celebrating cultural diversity. The book, and many others written to facilitate cross-cultural understanding and communication, may be ordered online at: www.interculturalpress.com.
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