Mexican Americans across generations : immigrant families, racial realities / Jessica M. Vasquez.
Author: Vasquez, Jessica M.
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9780814788288 (cl : alk. paper)
0814788289 (cl : alk. paper)
9780814788295 (pb : alk. paper)
0814788297 (pb : alk. paper)
Description: xiii, 301 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Mexican Americans Cultural assimilation California.
Mexican Americans California Social conditions 21st century.
California Ethnic relations.
California Race relations.
Contents: Thinned attachment : heritage is slipping through our fingers -- Cultural maintenance : a pot of beans on the stove -- Tortillas in the shape of the United States : marriage and the families we choose -- Whiter is better : discrimination in everyday life -- Fit to be good cooks and good mechanics : racialization in schools -- As much hamburger as taco : third-generation Mexican Americans -- Conclusion : racialization despite assimilation.
Summary: Studies middle class Mexican American families across three generations and their experiences of racism and assimilation.