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ERIC Number: ED063993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Pages: 292
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Conflict and Change in a Bifurcated Community: Anglo - Mexican-American Political Relations in a South Texas Town.
Miller, Michael Victor
Factors tending to inhibit the development and efficacy of Mexican American interest-oriented political activity, Anglo-Mexican American political relations, and other related factors are examined in this Master's thesis. The stated objective of the study is to provide insights as to how these factors influenced the political situation on 2 separate occasions. Two general periods of political activity transpiring between 1963 and 1970 are delineated and described: the working-class Mexican American political action and Anglo and middle-class Mexican American reaction (1963-69) and the Chicano political action (1969-70). Among the conclusions based on historical analysis are: (1) an organizer of an interest group will probably be an extra-community resident; (2) the existence of overt dissatisfaction will facilitate the intrusion of these organizers; (3) the interest group must utilize a community-relevant issue; and (4) among other factors, structured recruitment will be facilitated by the status, expertise, and charismatic appeal of leaders. A model of political change which may be applicable to Mexican American interest-oriented political behavior in South Texas communities is described. (PS)
Inter-Library Loan from Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas
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Note: Master's thesis submitted to Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas