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Mexicans In California

Author : Ramon A. Gutierrez
ISBN : 9780252091421
Genre : Social Science
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Numbering over a third of California's population and thirteen percent of the U.S. population, people of Mexican ancestry represent a hugely complex group with a long history in the country. Contributors explore a broad range of issues regarding California's ethnic Mexican population, including their concentration among the working poor and as day laborers; their participation in various sectors of the educational system; social problems such as domestic violence; their contributions to the arts, especially music; media stereotyping; and political alliances and alignments. Contributors are Brenda D. Arellano, Leo R. Chavez, Yvette G. Flores, Ramón A. Gutiérrez, Aída Hurtado, Olga Nájera-Ramírez, Chon A. Noriega, Manuel Pastor Jr., Armida Ornelas, Russell W. Rumberger, Daniel Solórzano, Enriqueta Valdez Curiel, and Abel Valenzuela Jr.

Dangerous Spaces Beyond The Racial Profile

Author : D. Marvin Jones
ISBN : 9781440838255
Genre : Social Science
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An eye-opening, unapologetic explanation of what "racial profiling" is in modern-day America: systematic targeting of communities and placing of suspicion on populations, on the basis of not only ethnicity but also certain places that are linked to the social identity of that group. • Offers a novel framework for understanding the problem of racial profiling that explains how profiling actually involves the intersection of race and space • Provides concrete solutions in the form of a civil rights restoration act that addresses the problem of "racial profiling" through a set of innovative community controls on the deployment and power of police • Constitutes essential reading for students, lawyers, journalists, and teachers interested in issues of race and ethnicity as well as general readers wanting to learn about racial profiling in American society

Latino Small Businesses And The American Dream

Author : Melvin Delgado
ISBN : 9780231521789
Genre : Social Science
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Latino small businesses provide social, economic, and cultural comfort within their communities. Social work practitioners hoping to address such needs, not only among Latinos but in all communities of color, have a vested interest in seeing these businesses grow. Latino small businesses are excellent facilitators of community capacity, a major component of effective social work practice. Reviewing the latest research on formal and informal economies within urban communities of color, this book lays the demographic foundations for a richer collaboration between theory and practice. Citing numerous case studies, Melvin Delgado cements the link between indigenous small businesses and community well-being. Whether regulated or unregulated, these establishments hire from within and promote a path toward immigrant self-employment. Latino small businesses often provide jobs for those whose criminal and mental health backgrounds intimidate conventional businesses. Recently estimated to be the largest group of color to helm small businesses, Latino owners now number two million, with the amount expected to double within the next few years. Bridging the gap between understanding these institutions and the kind of practice that best enables social and economic improvement, Delgado explains how to identify and mobilize resources to better develop these businesses.

Mexico S Democracy At Work

Author : Russell Crandall
ISBN : 1588263258
Genre : Mexico
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Focuses on the political and economic developments in Mexico, highlighting the challenges posed by the country's recent democratic breakthrough.

Public Religion And Urban Transformation

Author : Lowell Livezey
ISBN : 9780814751572
Genre : Religion
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American cities are in the midst of fundamental changes. De-industrialization of large, aging cities has been enormously disruptive for urban communities, which are being increasingly fragmented. Though often overlooked, religious organizations are important actors, both culturally and politically in the restructuring metropolis. Public Religion and Urban Transformation provides a sweeping view of urban religion in response to these transformations. Drawing on a massive study of over seventy-five congregations in urban neighborhoods, this volume provides the most comprehensive picture available of urban places of worship-from mosques and gurdwaras to churches and synagogues-within one city. Revisiting the primary site of research for the early members of the Chicago School of urban sociology, the volume focuses on Chicago, which provides an exceptionally clear lens on the ways in which religious organizations both reflect and contribute to changes in American pluralism. From the churches of a Mexican American neighborhood and of the Black middle class to communities shared by Jews, Christians, Hindus, and Muslims and the rise of "megachurches," Public Religion and Urban Transformation illuminates the complex interactions among religion, urban structure, and social change at this extraordinary episode in the history of urban America.

Beyond The Borderlands

Author : Debra Lattanzi Shutika
ISBN : 9780520950238
Genre : Social Science
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Over the last three decades, migration from Mexico to the United States has moved beyond the borderlands to diverse communities across the country, with the most striking transformations in American suburbs and small towns. This study explores the challenges encountered by Mexican families as they endeavor to find their place in the U.S. by focusing on Kennett Square, a small farming village in Pennsylvania known as the "Mushroom Capital of the World." In a highly readable account based on extensive fieldwork among Mexican migrants and their American neighbors, Debra Lattanzi Shutika explores the issues of belonging and displacement that are central concerns for residents in communities that have become new destinations for Mexican settlement. Beyond the Borderlands also completes the circle of migration by following migrant families as they return to their hometown in Mexico, providing an illuminating perspective of the tenuous lives of Mexicans residing in, but not fully part of, two worlds.

Racial Transformations

Author : Nicholas De Genova
ISBN : 0822337169
Genre : History
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DIVA collection of essays that examine the intertwined racialization of Latinos and Asians in the United States ./div

High Technology Employment The Challenges To Education

Author : Richard Gordon
ISBN : UCSC:32106005623068
Genre : Business and education
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States Of Culture

Author : Rubén Flores A.
ISBN : UCAL:C3507746
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This project is a comparative analysis of the political and philosophical commitments to cultural pluralism and the growth of the central state of Mexican social scientists between 1910 and 1950 and of the American social scientists in the American West for whom they became intellectual role models between World Wars I and II. It analyzes the reasons why American social scientists turned to the reform projects of the post-Revolutionary Mexican state for ideas about pluralism in industrial society amid the largest aggrandizement of the state in the history of the US republic, the New Deal. First, it identifies the common roots in Deweyan philosophy and Boasian anthropology that allowed the Mexicans and Americans to converse discursively with one another across their distinctive national histories. Second, it describes the professional and personal relationships that the Mexicans and Americans formed with one another across the cultural boundaries of their two nations to show how their discursive engagements broadened the meaning of pluralism in American society.

Mexico

Author : Alicia Hernández Chávez
ISBN : 0520244915
Genre : History
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Looks at the history of Mexico, from its pre-Hispanic period until the present day.

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