ERIC Number: ED411113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Chicano Labyrinth of Solitude: A Study in the Making of the Chicano Mind and Character.
Orozco, E. C.
This book overviews the process by which Mexican American children are socialized to the dominant Anglo American society and analyzes a 1973-76 study and 1983-86 follow-up of Mexican American college students regarding their knowledge of their own race and ethnicity and their attitudes toward the White race and culture. The chapters are: chapter 1, "The Formative Years: Self-Images and Expectations"; chapter 2, "The Formative Years: Desocialization and Alienation"; chapter 3, "Mexican Stereotypes: A Basis of Hostility"; chapter 4, "The Early Adolescent Years: Self-Images and Expectations"; chapter 5, "The Middle School: A Chicano Crossroads"; chapter 6, "Early Adolescent Years: Brown American Authority Models"; chapter 7, "The Later Adolescent Years: Beyond the Crossroads"; chapter 8, "The Timeless Philosophical Impasse: Nature Versus God"; chapter 9, "Later Adolescence and the Dark Side of Ethnocide: The Bato Loco Fantasy"; chapter 10, "A Deplorable School Record: Barriers to Being Somebody"; chapter 11, "The Internal Colony Labyrinth: Perpetuating the Consciousness of Inferiority"; chapter 12, "The Internal Colony Labyrinth: Non-Colonized, Non-Chicano Roles"; chapter 13, "Those Mexicans: A Republican Protestant View"; and chapter 14, "Chicano Nationalism: A New Birth of Freedom." Includes a glossary, key terms and discussion questions for each chapter, and an index. Contains references. (LP)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescent Development, Bilingualism, Child Development, College Students, Cultural Maintenance, Culture Conflict, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Hidden Curriculum, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Identification (Psychology), Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, Racial Bias, School Role, Self Esteem, Socialization, Spanish Speaking, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship, Whites
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