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Author Alarcón, Rafael, author.

Title Making Los Angeles home : the integration of Mexican immigrants in the United States / Rafael Alarcón, Luis Escala, Olga Odgers ; translated by Dick Cluster.

Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.896872079ALAR    AVAILABLE
Edition English language edition.
Physical description xx, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-254) and index.
Contents Theoretical perspectives on immigrant integration -- Mexican immigration and the development of the Los Angeles metropolitan area -- Statistical analysis of Mexican immigrants' integration in the metropolitan Los Angeles area -- Economic integration : mobility, labor niches, and low-end jobs -- Social integration : building a family, a community, and a life -- Cultural integration : redefining identities in a diverse metropolis -- Political integration : from life in the margins to the pursuit of recognition -- Public policies and Mexican immigrant integration in the city and county of Los Angeles.
Summary "Making Los Angeles Home examines the different integration strategies implemented by Mexican immigrants in the Los Angeles region. Relying on statistical data and ethnographic information, the authors analyze four different dimensions of the immigrant integration process (economic, social, cultural, and political) and show that there is no single path for its achievement, but instead an array of strategies that yield different results. However, their analysis also shows that immigrants' successful integration essentially depends upon their legal status and long residence in the region. The book shows that, despite this finding, immigrants nevertheless decide to settle in Los Angeles, the place where they have made their homes"--Provided by publisher.
Language notes Translated from the Spanish.
Other author Escala-Rabadan, Luis, 1959- author.
Odgers, Olga, author.
Subject Mexicans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social conditions.
Mexican Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social conditions.
Immigrants -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social conditions.
Social integration -- California -- Los Angeles.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Mexico -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Variant Title Makig LA home.
ISBN 9780520284852