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Chicana/o identity in a changing U.S. society : quién soy? quiénes somos?

Author: Aída Hurtado; Patricia Gurin
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2004.
Series: Mexican American experience.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the development of the Chicano communities in the United States, identifies the relationship between individual ethnic groups, discusses the influence on American culture, and covers issues such as immigration and intermarriage.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aída Hurtado; Patricia Gurin
ISBN: 0816522057 9780816522057
OCLC Number: 54074051
Description: xix, 149 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Word about our perspective --
1. ¿Quién soy? : the development of self --
The development of a positive sense of self : ethnicity, race, class, and gender --
Conclusions : multiple social adaptations to cultural transformations --
Summary --
Discussion exercises --
2. ¿Quiénes somos? : the importance of social identity --
Personal identity and social identity --
The creation of social identities --
Identification and consciousness in ethnic identity formation --
An example of identification and consciousness --
Summary --
Discussion exercises --
3. Language, culture, and community : group life in creating and maintaining identity --
Meritocracy --
Universal rule --
Degrouping --
Regrouping through empowerment --
Reclamaciones : toward a whole self --
Regrouping the degrouped group --
Summary --
Discussion exercises --
Notes --
4. Conclusions : the future of identity formations --
Multiple social adaptations to cultural transformations --
New developments in the study of identities : transnationalism and transculturalism --
Summary --
Discussion exercises --
Note --
Glossary.
Series Title: Mexican American experience.
Responsibility: by Aída Hurtado and Patricia Gurin.
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Examines the development of the Chicano communities in the United States, identifies the relationship between individual ethnic groups, discusses the influence on American culture, and covers issues such as immigration and intermarriage.

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"This study is well-written and researched, and is an unprecedented introduction to Chicanos/as' psychological issues."--"Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies"

 
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