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Latinos in American society: families in transition
by Zambrana, Ruth E

9780801476570Ruth Enid ZambranaLatinos in American Society: Families and Communities in TransitionIt is well known that Latinos in the United States bear a disproportionate burden of low educational attainment, high residential segregation, and low visibility in the national political landscape. In Latinos in American Society , Ruth Enid Zambrana brings together the latest research on Latinos in the United States to demonstrate how national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic status, and education affect the well-being of families and individuals. By mapping out how these factors result in economic, social, and political disadvantage, Zambrana challenges the widespread negative perceptions of Latinos in America and the single story of Latinos in the United States as a monolithic group.Synthesizing an increasingly substantial body of social science research--much of it emerging from the interdisciplinary fields of Chicano studies, U.S. Latino studies, critical race studies, and family studies--the author adopts an intersectional "social inequality lens" as a means for understanding the broader sociopolitical dynamics of the Latino family, considering ethnic subgroup diversity, community context, institutional practices, and their intersections with family processes and well-being. Zambrana, a leading expert on Latino populations in America, demonstrates the value of this approach for capturing the contemporary complexity of and transitions within diverse U.S. Latino families and communities. This book offers the most up-to-date portrait we have of Latinos in America today. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - E184.S75 Z37 2011
Glendale CC North Library - GENERAL - E184.S75 Z37 2011
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The Mexican American family album
by Hoobler, Dorothy; Hoobler, Thomas

9780195081299Dorothy Hoobler; Thomas Hoobler; Henry G. Cisneros (Introduction by)The Mexican American Family AlbumThe American Family Album series tells the often heroic stories of American immigrant groups, largely through their own words and pictures. Like any family album, the pages contain period photographs, memorabilia, selections from diaries, letters, memoirs, and newspapers. Each book is a pictorial and written record of the country left behind, the journey to America, and the group's contributions to the United States. 142 illustrations. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.Copyright (c) Libri GmbH. All rights reserved. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - GENERAL - E184.M5 H66 1994
Glendale CC North Library - GENERAL - E184.M5 H66 1994
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We became Mexican American: how our immigrant family survived to pursue the American dream
by Gil, Carlos B

9781477136546Carlos B. GilWe Became Mexican American: How Our Immigrant Family Survived to Pursue the American DreamThis is a story of Mexican family that arrived in America in the 1920s for the first time. And so, it is a tale of immigration, settlement and cultural adjustment, as well as generational progress. Carlos B. Gil, one of the American sons born to this family, places a magnifying glass on his ancestors who abandoned Mexico to arrive on the northern edge of Los Angeles, California. He narrates how his unprivileged relatives walked away from their homes in western Jalisco and northern Michoacán and traveled over several years to the U.S. border, crossing it at Nogales, Arizona, and then finally settling into the barrio of the city of San Fernando. Based on actual interviews, the author recounts how his parents met, married, and started a family on the eve of the Great Depression. With the aid of their testimonials, the author's brothers and sisters help him tell of their growing up. They call to memory their father's trials and tribulations as he tried to succeed in a new land, laboring as a common citrus worker, and how their mother helped shore him up as thousands of workers lost their jobs on account of the economic crash of 1929. Their story takes a look at how the family survived the Depression and a tragic accident, how they engaged in micro businesses as a survival tactic, and how the Gil children gradually became American, or Mexican American, as they entered young adulthood beginning in the 1940s. It also describes what life was like in their barrio. The author also comments briefly on the advancement of the second and third Gil generations and, in the Afterword, likewise offers a wide-ranging assessment of his family's experience including observations about the challenges facing other Latinos today. - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC North Library - GENERAL - F869 .L89 M595 2012
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Encyclopedia of Latino culture: from calaveras to quinceaneras
by Tatum, Charles M

9781440800986Charles M. Tatum (Editor)Encyclopedia of Latino Culture: From Calaveras to QuinceañerasThis three-volume encyclopedia describes and explains the variety and commonalities in Latina/o culture, providing comprehensive coverage of a variety of Latina/o cultural forms--popular culture, folk culture, rites of passages, and many other forms of shared expression. * Serves as an ideal resource for research that succinctly overviews myriad topics relating to Latina/o cultural traditions that general readers and high school students will find accessible and easy to use * Places Latina/o traditions within a historical context to deepen comprehension of Latina/o culture * Provides an exploration of identity, terms, and labels as well as sidebars, "spotlight" biographies, primary documents, and suggestions for additional information - Description from Syndetics
Glendale CC Library - REF - E184 .S75 E588 2014
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