This book deals with a broad range of social issues facing Mexican-origin people in the United States. The studies presented in this volume are brought together by two main themes: social inequalities (cultural, educational, and economic) endured by the Chicano/a and Mexicano/a community in the United States, and the community's efforts to eradicate the source of those inequalities.
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