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Author Chávez, Christina, 1967- author

Title Five generations of a Mexican American family in Los Angeles / Christina Chávez
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (183 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Fuentes family: an overview across generations -- Home, part I: the original Fuentes home -- Home, part II: later-generation Fuentes homes -- Fuentes' at work -- School, part I: Fuentes' in schools -- School, part II: Fuentes' homes, language and literacy -- Fuentes' homes and school: parental involvement -- Conclusion: what the Fuentes family teaches us
Summary "Five Generations of a Mexican American Family in Los Angeles is an insider account of a multigenerational working-class Mexican American family in Los Angeles to explain Chicanos' persistent social status despite their citizenship and largely English monolingualism. Findings demonstrate that the interaction between race, ethnicity, and class factors at home, in the labor market and in schools reproduces the Fuentes family's social status. Nevertheless, the persistence of Mexican cultural values over generations insulates Fuentes members against discrimination and economic hardship"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Fuentes family.
Mexican Americans -- Genealogy.
California -- Genealogy.
Genre/Form Genealogy.
Family histories.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0742580164 (electronic book)
9780742580169 (electronic book)