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Ethnic Community Builders: Mexican-Americans in Search of Justice and Power

Ethnic Community Builders: Mexican-Americans in Search of Justice and Power

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Ethnic Community Builders: Mexican-Americans in Search of Justice and Power is an oral history of Mexican-American activism in San José, California, over the last half century. The authors present interviews of 14 people of various stripes—teachers, politicians, radio personalities—who have been influential in the development of a major urban center with a significant ethnic population. These activists tell the stories of their lives and work with engaging openness and honesty, allowing readers to witness their successes and failures. This vivid ethnography of a Mexican-American community serves as a model for activism wherever ethnic groups seek change and justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759111011
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 08/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Francisco Jiménez is Fay Boyle Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, and author of several books on Mexican and Mexican American literature and culture. Alma García is professor of sociology at Santa Clara University and the author of numerous books on the Mexican-American community includingNarratives of Second Generation American Women(AltaMira).Richard A. Garcia is professor of history at California State University at Hayward and the author of numerous books and articles.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Leadership and Power Chapter 3 Victor Garza Chapter 4 Blanca Alvarado Chapter 5 Ron Gonzales Part 6 Politics and Society Chapter 7 Esther Medina Chapter 8 Sofía Mendoza Chapter 9 Ernestina García Part 10 Education and Social Change Chapter 11 Fernando Zazueta Chapter 12 Juan Olivérez Chapter 13 Yolanda Reynolds Part 14 Culture and the Arts Chapter 15 Adrian Vargas Chapter 16 Rigo Chacón Chapter 17 Mary Andrade Part 18 Religion and Community Chapter 19 Sal Álvarez Chapter 20 Gloria Loya, PVBM

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