Honor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community

Honor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community

by Ruth Horowitz
     
 

Thirty-second Street in Chicago. A Chicano community, peaceful on a warm summer night, residents socializing, children playing—and gang warfare ready to explode at any time. Ruth Horowitz takes us to the heart of this world, one characterized by opposing sets of values. On the one hand, residents believe in hard work, education, family ties, and the American

Overview

Thirty-second Street in Chicago. A Chicano community, peaceful on a warm summer night, residents socializing, children playing—and gang warfare ready to explode at any time. Ruth Horowitz takes us to the heart of this world, one characterized by opposing sets of values. On the one hand, residents believe in hard work, education, family ties, and the American dream of success. On the other hand, gang members are preoccupied with fighting to maintain their personal and family honor. Horowitz gives us an inside look at this world, showing us how the juxtaposition of two worlds—the streets and the social ladder—and two cultures, Mexican and American, constantly challenges the residents of the community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813509662
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1983
Series:
Crime, Law, and Deviance Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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