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Barrios to burbs : the making of the Mexican American middle class

Author: Jody Agius Vallejo
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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."--Page 4  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jody Agius Vallejo
ISBN: 9780804781398 0804781397 9780804788663 0804788669
OCLC Number: 778314622
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.


This book examines middle-class Mexican Americans' patterns of mobility and incorporation.  Read more...
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"Utilizing interviews, non-participant observation, participant observation, and ethnography, [Vallejo] provides a rich contextual description of middle-class immigrant life." -- Cynthia E. Orozco Read more...

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