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The Resource Generations of exclusion : Mexican Americans, assimilation, and race, Edward E. Telles and Vilma Ortiz

Generations of exclusion : Mexican Americans, assimilation, and race, Edward E. Telles and Vilma Ortiz

Label
Generations of exclusion : Mexican Americans, assimilation, and race
Title
Generations of exclusion
Title remainder
Mexican Americans, assimilation, and race
Statement of responsibility
Edward E. Telles and Vilma Ortiz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When boxes of original files from a 1965 survey of Mexican Americans were discovered in a dusty basement at UCLA, sociologists Edward Telles and Vilma Ortiz recognized a unique opportunity to examine how the Mexican American experience has evolved over the past four decades. Telles and Ortiz located and re-interviewed most of the original respondents and many of their children. Then, they combined the findings of both studies to construct a thirty-five year analysis of Mexican American integration into American society. Generations of Exclusion is the result of this extraordinary project. ... Generations of Exclusion measures Mexican American integration across a wide number of dimensions: education, English and Spanish language use, socioeconomic status, intermarriage, residential segregation, ethnic identity, and political participation. The study contains some encouraging findings, but many more that are troubling. ... Telles and Ortiz identify institutional barriers as a major source of Mexican American disadvantage. Chronic under-funding in school systems predominantly serving Mexican Americans severely restrains progress. Persistent discrimination, punitive immigration policies, and reliance on cheap Mexican labor in the southwestern states all make integration more difficult. The authors call for providing Mexican American children with the educational opportunities that European immigrants in previous generations enjoyed. The Mexican American trajectory is distinct - but so is the extent to which this group has been excluded from the American mainstream. .. Most immigration literature today focuses either on the immediate impact of immigration or what is happening to the children of newcomers to this country. Generations of Exclusion shows what has happened to Mexican Americans over four generations. In opening this window onto the past and linking it to recent outcomes, Telles and Ortiz provide a troubling glimpse of what other new immigrant groups may experience in the future."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Telles, Edward Eric
Dewey number
305.8968/72073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
T45 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ortiz, Vilma
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Social surveys
  • Intergenerational relations
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Generations of exclusion : Mexican Americans, assimilation, and race, Edward E. Telles and Vilma Ortiz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theoretical background -- The Mexican American Study Project -- The historical context -- Education -- Economic status -- Interethnic relations -- Culture and language -- Ethnic identity -- Politics -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: Descriptive statistics -- Appendix B: Multivariate analyses
Control code
156891918
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 383 pages
Isbn
9780871548481
Lccn
2007027804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)156891918
Label
Generations of exclusion : Mexican Americans, assimilation, and race, Edward E. Telles and Vilma Ortiz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theoretical background -- The Mexican American Study Project -- The historical context -- Education -- Economic status -- Interethnic relations -- Culture and language -- Ethnic identity -- Politics -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: Descriptive statistics -- Appendix B: Multivariate analyses
Control code
156891918
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 383 pages
Isbn
9780871548481
Lccn
2007027804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)156891918

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