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Making Los Angeles Home : the Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States

Author: Rafael Alarcón; Luis Escala-Rabadan; Olga Odgers; Dick Cluster
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English-language editionView all editions and formats
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"Making Los Angeles Home examines the different integration strategies implemented by Mexican immigrants in the Los Angeles region. Relying on statistical data and ethnographic information, the authors analyze four different dimensions of the immigrant integration process (economic, social, cultural, and political) and show that there is no single path for its achievement, but instead an array of strategies that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rafael Alarcón; Luis Escala-Rabadan; Olga Odgers; Dick Cluster
ISBN: 9780520284852 0520284852 9780520284869 0520284860
OCLC Number: 921821811
Description: xx, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part One. Theoretical, hisyorical, and statistical aspects of Mexican immigrant integration in metropolitan Los Angeles --
Theoretical perspectives on immigrant integration --
Mexican immigration and the development of the Los Angeles metropolitan area --
Statistical analysis of Mexican immigrants' integration in the metropolitan Los Angeles area --
Part Two. Dimensions of integration among immigrants from Zacatecas, Oaxaca, and Veracruz --
Economic integration : mobility, labor niches, and low-end jobs --
Social integration : building a family, a community, and a life --
Cultural integration : redefining identities in a diverse city --
Political integration : from life in the margins to the pursuit of recognition --
Part Three. Government intervention and the immigrant population --
Public policies and Mexican immigrant integration in the city and county of Los Angeles.
Responsibility: Rafael Alarcón, Luis Escala, Olga Odgers ; translated by Dick Cluster.

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Examines the different integration strategies implemented by Mexican immigrants in the Los Angeles region. This title analyzes four different dimensions of the immigrant integration process and show  Read more...

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