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The Resource Mexican Americans across generations : immigrant families, racial realities, Jessica M. Vasquez

Mexican Americans across generations : immigrant families, racial realities, Jessica M. Vasquez

Label
Mexican Americans across generations : immigrant families, racial realities
Title
Mexican Americans across generations
Title remainder
immigrant families, racial realities
Statement of responsibility
Jessica M. Vasquez
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Studies middle class Mexican American families across three generations and their experiences of racism and assimilation
  • While newly arrived immigrants are often the focus of public concern and debate, many Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans have resided in the United States for generations. Latinos are the largest and fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, and their racial identities change with each generation. While the attainment of education and middle class occupations signals a decline in cultural attachment for some, socioeconomic mobility is not a cultural death knell, as others are highly ethnically identified. There are a variety of ways that middle class Mexican Americans relate to their ethnic heritage, and racialization despite assimilation among a segment of the second and third generations reveals the continuing role of race even among the U.S. born. This work investigates racial identity and assimilation in three-generation Mexican American families living in California. Through interviews with three generations of middle class Mexican American families, the author focuses on the family as a key site for racial and gender identity formation, knowledge transmission, and incorporation processes, exploring how the racial identities of Mexican Americans both change and persist generationally in families. She illustrates how gender, physical appearance, parental teaching, historical era and discrimination influence Mexican Americans' racial identity and incorporation patterns, ultimately arguing that neither racial identity nor assimilation are straightforward progressions but, instead, develop unevenly and are influenced by family, society, and historical social movements
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vasquez, Jessica M
Dewey number
973/.046872
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
V344 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • California
  • California
Label
Mexican Americans across generations : immigrant families, racial realities, Jessica M. Vasquez
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-282) and index
Contents
Thinned attachment: heritage is slipping through our fingers -- Cultural maintenance: a pot of beans on the stove -- Tortillas in the shape of the United States: marriage and the families we choose -- Whiter is better: discrimination in everyday life -- Fit to be good cooks and good mechanics: racialization in schools -- As much hamburger as taco: third-generation Mexican Americans -- Racialization despite assimilation
Control code
ocn670324815
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 301 p.
Isbn
9780814788288
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010041976
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814788295
  • (OCoLC)670324815
Label
Mexican Americans across generations : immigrant families, racial realities, Jessica M. Vasquez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-282) and index
Contents
Thinned attachment: heritage is slipping through our fingers -- Cultural maintenance: a pot of beans on the stove -- Tortillas in the shape of the United States: marriage and the families we choose -- Whiter is better: discrimination in everyday life -- Fit to be good cooks and good mechanics: racialization in schools -- As much hamburger as taco: third-generation Mexican Americans -- Racialization despite assimilation
Control code
ocn670324815
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 301 p.
Isbn
9780814788288
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010041976
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814788295
  • (OCoLC)670324815

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