Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity / Edition 1 by Tomas Jimenez | 9780520261419 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity / Edition 1

Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity / Edition 1

by Tomas Jimenez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520261410

ISBN-13: 9780520261419

Pub. Date: 11/18/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

Unlike the wave of immigration that came through Ellis Island and then subsided, immigration to the United States from Mexico has been virtually uninterrupted for one hundred years.
In this vividly detailed book, Tomás R. Jiménez takes us into the lives of later-generation descendents of Mexican immigrants, asking for the first time how this constant

Overview

Unlike the wave of immigration that came through Ellis Island and then subsided, immigration to the United States from Mexico has been virtually uninterrupted for one hundred years.
In this vividly detailed book, Tomás R. Jiménez takes us into the lives of later-generation descendents of Mexican immigrants, asking for the first time how this constant influx of immigrants from their ethnic homeland has shaped their assimilation. His nuanced investigation of this complex and little-studied phenomenon finds that continuous immigration has resulted in a vibrant ethnicity that later-generation Mexican Americans describe as both costly and beneficial. Replenished Ethnicity sheds new light on America's largest ethnic group, making it must reading for anyone interested in how immigration is changing the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520261419
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/18/2009
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments

1.
Introduction
2. Mexican Americans: A History of Replenishment and Assimilation
3. Dimensions of Mexican-American Assimilation
4. Replenishing Mexican Ethnicity
5. The Ties That Bind and Divide: Ethnic Boundaries and Ethnic Identity
6. Assessing Mexican Immigration: The Mexican-American Perspective
7. Ethnic Drawbridges: Unity and Division with Mexican Immigrants
8. Conclusion

Appendix A: Methodological Issues
Appendix B: List of Respondents
Appendix C:
Interview Questions
Notes
Bibliography

Index

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