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Roberto M. De Anda is an assistant professor in the Chicano/Latino Studies Program at Portland State University. He is the author of several articles and book chapters on underemployment among workers of Mexican descent.
Part 1 I The Mexican-Origin Population and Employment
Chapter 2 The Demography of Mexicans in the United States
Chapter 3 Shortchanged in the Labor Market: Underemployed Mexican-Origin Men
Part 4 II Ethnic Identity Formation and Education: The Experiences of Children and Teachers
Chapter 5 Learning Manito Discourse: Children's Stories and Identity in Northern New Mexico
Chapter 6 Teacher Narratives of Movimiento Ideology and Bilingual Education
Part 7 III Chicana and Mexican Mothers' Involvement with Children, Family, and Politics
Chapter 8 Exploring Parental Involvement among Mexican American and Latina Mothers
Chapter 9 Chicana Teen Mothers: Acculturation, Social Support, and Perceptions of Motherhood
Chapter 10 "Let's Unite So That Our Children Are Better Off Than Us": Mexican American/Mexican Immigrant Women Organizing for Bilingual Education
Part 11 IV Social Issues in the Chicano/Mexicano Community
Chapter 12 Of Corridos and Convicts: Gringo In(Justice) in Early Border Ballads and Contemporary Pinto Poetry
Chapter 13 Festejando Community: Celebrating Fiesta Mexicana in Woodburn, Oregon
Chapter 14 Liberation Theology and Social Change: Chicanas and Chicanos in the Catholic Church
The second edition of Roberto De Anda's Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society successfully brings together recent research by young scholars focusing on key characteristics of the Mexican-origin population in the United States. This collection treats all the issues essential to the curriculum and captures the excitement of Chicana/o studies with readings that include multiple theoretical perspectives and research methods. I enthusiastically recommend this book as a useful text for both introductory undergraduate courses and upper division offerings.
— Francisco Balderrama, Ph.D., professor of history and Chicano studies at California State University, Los Angeles
With the increasing number of Chicano/a and Latino/a communities throughout the U.S., and the subsequent increase in Chicana/o and Latina/o studies courses in many universities, comes the need for a reader that addresses the cultural, educational, and economic inequalities faced by Mexican-origin and Latino people in the U.S. The second edition of Roberto De Anda's Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society is such a reader. This book addresses the key issues of underemployment and the working poor in Latino communities while simultaneously providing positive examples of how Chicanos/as and Latinos/as are overcoming these inequalities by combining aspects of tradition with new strategies in the social, political, and economic institutional realms. This book will be indispensable to courses in Latina/o and Chicana/o studies, race and ethnicity, and diversity/multiculturalism.
— José Z. Calderón, Ph.D., professor of sociology and Chicano studies at Pitzer College
-provides most up-to-date information on changes in the population of Mexican origin in the United States, including growth and geographic distribution
-several chapters focus on Chicano/Mexican children, a neglected group in most other works
-several chapters examine Chicana/Mexicana mothers' interactions with their children, including teen mothers
-several chapters analyze relations between Mexican immigrants and their U.S.-born peers.
-contributors use a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches