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Durable ethnicity : Mexican Americans and the ethnic core

Author: Edward Eric Telles; Christina A Sue
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In Durable Ethnicity, Edward Telles and Christina A. Sue examine what ethnicity means and how it is negotiated in the lives of multiple generations of Mexican Americans. Rooted in a large-scale longitudinal and representative survey of 1,500 Mexican Americans, Telles and Sue draw on in-depth interviews to examine individual ethnic strategies and demonstrate that integration is often a back and forth process that
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2018058211
(OCoLC)1091236979
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Eric Telles; Christina A Sue
ISBN: 9780190221522 0190221526
OCLC Number: 1110083054
Awards: Winner of Received Honorable Mention for the Thomas and Znaniecki Best Book Award, ASA Section on International Migration.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface: Background to the study of Mexican Americans --
Introduction --
Mexican American --
Mexican American --
Spanish language --
Attitudes about immigration --
Conclusion --
Appendix: Roster of respondents.
Other Titles: Mexican Americans and the ethnic core
Responsibility: Edward Telles & Christina Sue.

Abstract:

In Durable Ethnicity, Edward Telles and Christina A. Sue examine what ethnicity means and how it is negotiated in the lives of multiple generations of Mexican Americans. Rooted in a large-scale longitudinal and representative survey of 1,500 Mexican Americans, Telles and Sue draw on in-depth interviews to examine individual ethnic strategies and demonstrate that integration is often a back and forth process that varies by individual rather than a one-way movement.

"Despite the common perception that most persons of Mexican origin in the U.S are undocumented immigrants or the young children of immigrants, the majority are citizens and have been living in the U.S. for three or more generations. This group initially makes strides on education, English language use, socioeconomic status, intermarriage, residential segregation, and political participation, but progress halts at the second generation as poverty rates remain high, educational attainment declines for the third and fourth generations, and ethnic identity remains generally strong. In these ways, the experience of Mexican Americans differs considerably from previous waves of white European immigrants that were incorporated and assimilated fully into the mainstream within two or three generations. This book examines what ethnicity means and how it is negotiated in the lives of multiple generations of Mexican Americans. Rooted in a large-scale longitudinal and representative survey of 1,500 Mexican Americans living in the West across 35 years, Telles and Sue draw on 72 in-depth interviews to examine individual ethnic strategies and demonstrate that integration is often a process that varies by individual rather than a one-way movement. They detail the myriad ways Mexican Americans understand themselves in relation to their ethnicity, how ethnic identity is often consequential rather than symbolic or optional, that ethnic identity and national identity often co-exist, the meaning of speaking or not speaking Spanish, and their attitudes towards immigration. Telles and Sue are able to show how, when, and why ethnicity matters or does not for multiple generations of Mexican Americans and argue their experiences lie somewhere between Mexican and American."--

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