9780804788663-0804788669-Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican American Middle Class

Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican American Middle Class

ISBN-13: 9780804788663
ISBN-10: 0804788669
Edition: 1
Author: Vallejo, Jody
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 248 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780804788663
ISBN-10: 0804788669
Edition: 1
Author: Vallejo, Jody
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 248 pages

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Acknowledged authors Vallejo, Jody wrote Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican American Middle Class comprising 248 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0804788669 and 9780804788663. Since then Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican American Middle Class textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.85 or rent at the marketplace.

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Too frequently, the media and politicians cast Mexican immigrants as a threat to American society. Given America's increasing ethnic diversity and the large size of the Mexican-origin population, an investigation of how Mexican immigrants and their descendants achieve upward mobility and enter the middle class is long overdue. Barrios to Burbs offers a new understanding of the Mexican American experience. Vallejo explores the challenges that accompany rapid social mobility and examines a new indicator of incorporation, a familial obligation to "give back" in social and financial support. She investigates the salience of middle-class Mexican Americans' ethnic identification and details how relationships with poorer coethnics and affluent whites evolve as immigrants and their descendants move into traditionally white middle-class occupations. Disputing the argument that Mexican communities lack high quality resources and social capital that can help Mexican Americans incorporate into the middle class, Vallejo also examines civic participation in ethnic professional associations embedded in ethnic communities.

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