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ERIC Number: ED081535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 18
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Alienation in the Barrio: Eastern New Mexico.
Donnelly, Jerry D.
Preliminary to a larger research project on Mexican American attitudes, this report focused on the extent to which feelings of alienation are present in the barrios of 5 eastern New Mexico population centers. The feelings of alienation were analyzed by the degree of powerlessness, normlessness, self-estrangement, and isolation expressed or implied. The barrio residents were interviewed by Mexican American college students. Interviews were taped in Spanish. Interviews revealed persistent and recurring themes of discrimination, futility, stereotyping by the larger system, and the bewilderment and isolation of the Spanish speaking children in Anglo dominated schools. The findings supported the assertion that many barrio residents feel powerless to do much about a felt lack of social mobility and economic opportunity and exhibit a degree of confusion about the expectations of the larger society. (NQ)
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