Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945

Becoming Mexican American Ethnicity Culture and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles Twentieth century Los Angeles has been the locus of one of the most profound and complex interactions between variant cultures in American history Yet this study is among the first to examine the rela

  • Title: Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945
  • Author: George J. Sanchez
  • ISBN: 9780195096484
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
  • Twentieth century Los Angeles has been the locus of one of the most profound and complex interactions between variant cultures in American history Yet this study is among the first to examine the relationship between ethnicity and identity among the largest immigrant group to that city By focusing on Mexican immigrants to Los Angeles from 1900 to 1945, George J SanchezTwentieth century Los Angeles has been the locus of one of the most profound and complex interactions between variant cultures in American history Yet this study is among the first to examine the relationship between ethnicity and identity among the largest immigrant group to that city By focusing on Mexican immigrants to Los Angeles from 1900 to 1945, George J Sanchez explores the process by which temporary sojourners altered their orientation to that of permanent residents, thereby laying the foundation for a new Mexican American culture Analyzing not only formal programs aimed at these newcomers by the United States and Mexico, but also the world created by these immigrants through family networks, religious practice, musical entertainment, and work and consumption patterns, Sanchez uncovers the creative ways Mexicans adapted their culture to life in the United States When a formal repatriation campaign pushed thousands to return to Mexico, those remaining in Los Angeles launched new campaigns to gain civil rights as ethnic Americans through labor unions and New Deal politics The immigrant generation, therefore, laid the groundwork for the emerging Mexican American identity of their children.

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    1. George J Sanchez is Professor of American Studies Ethnicity, and History at the University of Southern California His academic work focuses on both historical and contemporary topics of race, gender, ethnicity, labor, and immigration, and he is currently working on a historical study of the ethnic interaction of Mexican Americans, Japanese Americans, African Americans, and Jews in the Boyle Heights area of East Los Angeles, California in the twentieth century He is Past President of the American Studies Association in 2001 02, and is one of the co editors of the book series, American Crossroads New Works in Ethnic Studies, from the University of California Press He currently serves as Director of the Center for Diversity and Democracy at USC, which focuses on issues of racial ethnic diversity in higher education and issues of civic engagement In 2010, he received the Outstanding Latino a Faculty in Higher Education Research Institutions Award from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc and in 2011, he received the first ever Equity Award for individuals that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historical profession from the American Historical Association He received his Ph.D in History in 1989 from Stanford University.

    2. Becoming Mexican American is exactly what the title suggests: it's the story of the creation of the Mexican-American culture, specifically in the early 1900's in Los Angeles. This is a fascinating topic, and Sanchez pulls it off really well. He's Mexican-American himself, the son of Mexican immigrants, and his sensitivity to the nuances of the culture are very apparent throughout the book.He's also remarkably even in his narrative. While he's certainly supportive of the Mexican-American communit [...]

    3. Sanchez focused on the pull and push factors that contributed to the migration of so many across the border north to the United States during the first few decades of the twentieth century. During this time, these immigrants experienced attempts at groups both trying to Americanize and Mexicanize them. These immigrants would first experience the efforts to Americanize them, as seen in Los Angeles, which was then proceeded by counter attempts to Mexicanize the immigrants to maintain their loyalty [...]

    4. Good for understanding the push and pull forces that led Mexicans to cross the boarder to the US and back and the significant role that American businesses and government played in that. If you don't get through all of it, the first few chapters are my favorite anyway. Well researched.

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