ERIC Number: ED053829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Mexican-Americans in the Southwest.
Galarza, Ernesto; And Others
With findings as presented in this 1969 book, a 2-year field study conducted by a 3-member team analyzed the economic, cultural, political, and educational conditions of Mexican Americans in the Southwest (California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas) with some reference to braceros and the situation in Mexico. An overview of 8 geographic Mexican American groupings leads into a discussion of such topics as mobility, urbanization, the culture of poverty, educational disadvantagement, community infrastructure, and communication. Divisions within the minority group, situations creating cultural and political immobility, and problems in the administration of welfare programs are described and used as a backdrop for predictions that the Mexican American family will continue to need outside help and that the cost of social assistance will rise. A 23-point summary and an appendix containing 22 statistical tables on demography, education, and employment conclude the book. (BO)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Anglo Americans, Blacks, Economic Status, Educationally Disadvantaged, Group Unity, Intergroup Relations, Mexican Americans, Political Power, Poverty, Sociocultural Patterns
Kimberly Press, Inc., Goleta, California 93017 ($2.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A