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Anything But Mexican : Chicanos in Contemporary Los Angeles - Rodolfo F. Acuna

Anything But Mexican

Chicanos in Contemporary Los Angeles

Paperback Published: 17th April 1996
ISBN: 9781859840313
Number Of Pages: 352

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This volume describes the realities facing Chicanos in contemporary Los Angeles: their history, demography, politics, economic issues and labour culture, institutions, gangs and gang violence, police abuse and right-wing attacks on immigrants. Rodolfo Acuna is the author of "Occupied America: A History of Chicanos", "The Sonoran Strongman" and "Community Under Siege".

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"Anything But Mexican challenges neo-liberal interpretations of the history of Los Angeles which blame Mexicans and other immigrants of color for the decline of the city. Acu�a's provocative work confronts these historical myths, signalling that Latinos will not be dismissed."--Deena Gonz�lez, Pomona College "Required reading on Chicanos in the Southwest. This book will stand amongst the classics in Chicano Studies."--Teresa Cordova, University of New Mexico

"This book defines important political and social space for Latinos in what has become the capital of Mexicans in the US. Anything But Mexican is a sensitive and often pointed discourse."--Carlos Velez-Ibanez, UC Riverside

"Rodolfo Acu�a is one of the foremost scholar/activists in the country, bridging the gap between the Chicano movement and a multi-racial left that is often uninformed about the growing strategic importance of Latinos in the US."--Eric Mann, Director, Labor Community Strategy Center, Los Angeles

"A political and social history every bit as insightful and powerful as the earlier works by a pioneering Chicano scholar dubbed by some the 'W.E.B. Dubois of Chicano Studies.'"--James Cockcroft, SUNY Empire

Introducing Chicano L.A.p. 1
Taking Back Chicano Historyp. 19
Chicanos in Politics: A Struggle for Existencep. 43
Marching Mothers and the Rise of Gloria Molinap. 65
Politics for the Fewp. 89
Immigration: 'The Border Crossed Us'p. 109
The Politicization of the 'Other'p. 139
Mexican/Latino Labor: Working in a Meaner and Leaner Worldp. 175
Chicanas in Los Angelesp. 209
'Mexico Lindo' and NAFTAp. 231
Troubled Angelsp. 255
The Stairway to the Good Lifep. 289
Chicanos: Claiming a Future in Los Angelesp. 319
Indexp. 323
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781859840313
ISBN-10: 1859840310
Series: Haymarket (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 17th April 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 14.53  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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