Contemporary research on hispanic women: A Selected Bibliography of the Social Science Literature

Hortensia Amaro, Nancy Felipe Russo, Jose A. Pares-Avila

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One of the difficulties in developing a new area of research in any field is the lag time between the interest in the area on the part of researchers and the interest in publishing on the part of editors. Initial work may appear in books or publications outside the disciplinary mainstream and be overlooked in literature searches that focus on established journals. Further, work appearing in mainstream journals may be constrained by traditional paradigms and reflect Anglocentric and sexist biases of traditional research. This has been true for work on Hispanic women, which has been hallmarked by Anglocentric and sexist bias (Senour, 1977). This 134-item bibliography addresses the difficulty of identifying the diverse work on Hispanic women in the U.S. and Puerto Rico by bringing a large part of it together in one place. We have three goals. The first is to facilitate the integration of material on Hispanic women into the curriculum of psychology. The second is to promote and disseminate research on the psychology of Hispanic women. The third is to recognize contributions of early researchers who have pioneered in developing and articulating knowledge about this neglected group. We want to emphasize that this bibliography is not comprehensive. The focus is on scholarly work in the English language that advances understanding of Hispanic women's uniqueness and diversity as a group. Studies that included Hispanic women in their sample but did not specifically focus on Hispanic women or did not conduct gender or gender/ethnicity analyses were not included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-531
Number of pages9
JournalPsychology of Women Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)


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