Chicano Experience, The
An Alternative Perspective
288 pages, 0.00 x 0.00
Paperback | 9780268007492 | February 1994
eBook (PDF) | 9780268087180 | February 1994
eBook (EPUB) | 9780268086961 | February 1994
Mirandé offers a detailed examination of Chicano social history and culture that includes studies of: Chicano labor and the economy; the Mexican immigrant and the U.S.-Mexico border conflict; the evolution of Chicano criminality; the American educational system and its impact on Chicano culture; the tensions between the institutional Church and Chicanos; and the myths and misconceptions of "machismo."
Alfredo Mirandé is professor of sociology and ethnic studies at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of a number of books, including The Stanford Law Chronicles: Doin' Time on the Farm (2007), Gringo Justice (1987), and The Chicano Experience (1985), all published by the University of Notre Dame Press.
“Rejecting the use of ‘Mexican-American’ as falsely connoting immigrant status, Mirande emphasizes that Chicanos are an indigenous people and that their significant indio/mestizo heritage has been neglected. Attaching the immigrant group model which concentrates on acculturation and assimilation, he discusses Chicano labor, criminality, education, the church, the family, and machismo ... an interesting and thought-provoking study.” —Library Journal