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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jody Agius Vallejo
|ISBN:||9780804781398 0804781397 9780804788663 0804788669|
|Description:||xiv, 231 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Class, assimilation, and Mexican Americans --
Mexican Americans yesterday and today --
Barrio to burbs : divergent class backgrounds and pathways into the middle class --
Family obligations : the immigrant narrative and middle-class individualism --
Mexican Americans or coconuts? : middle-class minority and American identities --
Ethnic professional associations and the minority culture of mobility --
Conclusion : The new American middle class.
|Responsibility:||Jody Agius Vallejo.|
"Too frequently, the media and politicians cast Mexican immigrants as a threat to American society. Given America's increasing ethnic diversity and the large size of the Mexican-origin population, an investigation of how Mexican immigrants and their descendants achieve upward mobility and enter the middle class is long overdue. Barrios to Burbs offers a new understanding of the Mexican American experience."--P.  of cover.
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