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Mexicans in California: Transformations and Challenges
edited by Ramon A. Gutierrez and Patricia Zavella
University of Illinois Press, 2008
Cloth: 978-0-252-03411-4 | eISBN: 978-0-252-09142-1 | Paper: 978-0-252-07607-7
Library of Congress Classification F870.M5M495 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.868720794


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.

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