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Becoming Neighbors in a Mexican American Community: Power, Conflict, and Solidarity
by Gilda L. Ochoa (Goodreads Author)
Focusing on the Mexican-origin, working-class city of La Puente in Los Angeles County, California, this book examines Mexican Americans' everyday attitudes toward and interactions with Mexican immigrants.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by University of Texas Press
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Jul 14, 2008 Amanda Coak rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in education or social justice or cultural matters
One of the more relevant and interesting books I've had to read in grad school. I enjoyed it mainly due to it's personal accounts and interviews with Mexican Americans.
Gilda Ochoa lives in Southern California where she enjoys reading, writing, and running. She is a professor of sociology and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies and teaches and writes about race/ethnicity, education, and communities. Her newest book -- Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap (2013) has received awards from the Asian American Studies Association and from sectio ...moreMore about Gilda L. Ochoa...