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

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Unlike the wave of immigration from Europe to the United States that came through Ellis Island and then subsided, immigration from Mexico has been virtually uninterrupted for one hundred years. In this vividly detailed book, Tomás R. Jiménez takes us into the lives of descendents of earlier Mexican immigrants and asks for the first time how this constant influx of immigrants from their ethnic homeland has shaped their assimilation.

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Du Bois Review & Transition - Jessica M. Vasquez

“Convincing and well documented. . . . A significant addition to assimilation theory.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520261426
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 11/18/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 366
  • Sales rank: 850,582
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Tomás R. Jiménez is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stanford University and an Irvine Fellow at the New America Foundation.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

1 Introduction 1

2 Mexican Americans: A History of Replenishment and Assimilation 31

3 Dimensions of Mexican-American Assimilation 66

4 Replenishing Mexican Ethnicity 101

5 The Ties That Bind and Divide: Ethnic Boundaries and Ethnic Identity 138

6 Assessing Mexican Immigration: The Mexican-American Perspective 179

7 Ethnic Drawbridges: Unity and Division with Mexican Immigrants 215

8 Conclusion 250

Appendix A Methodological Issues 273

Appendix B List of Respondents 282

Appendix C Interview Questions 289

Notes 303

Bibliography 313

Index 331

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