Download e-book for iPad: Mexican Americans and the Question of Race by Julie A. Dowling

By Julie A. Dowling

With Mexican american citizens constituting a wide and growing to be phase of U.S. society, their assimilation trajectory has turn into a relentless resource of discussion. a few think Mexican americans are following the trail of ecu immigrants towards complete assimilation into whiteness, whereas others argue that they continue to be racialized as nonwhite. Drawing on large interviews with Mexican american citizens and Mexican immigrants in Texas, Dowling's study demanding situations universal assumptions approximately what informs racial labeling for this inhabitants. Her interviews show that for Mexican americans, racial ideology is vital to how they assert their identities as both in or outdoor the limits of whiteness. Emphasizing the hyperlink among racial ideology and racial id, Dowling deals an insightful narrative that highlights the advanced and hugely contingent nature of racial identity.

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