Eileen Diaz McConnell, Associate Professor in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University, reviews A Midwestern Mosaic: Immigration and Political Socialization in Rural America. The book examines political socialization, or the process by which young people develop their political attitudes and identities. The process is shaped by parents, peers and other “agents of socialization.” The study analyzes the political socialization of adolescents in five small towns in Iowa and addresses the increasing trend of international immigrants in non-traditional locations across the United States. The book specifically examines whether local racial/ethnic diversity is linked with tolerance for diversity, political knowledge and effectiveness in native non-Hispanic White adolescents.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12021.