Book — vii, 201 pages : illustratios, maps ; 22 cm.
Residential and industrial sprawl changed more than the political landscape of postwar Los Angeles. It expanded the employment and living opportunities for millions of Angelinos into new suburbs. In Search of the Mexican Beverly Hills examines the struggle for inclusion into this exclusive world-a multilayered process by which Mexican Americans moved out of the barrios and emerged as a majority population in the San Gabriel Valley-and the impact that movement had on collective racial and class identity. Contrary to the assimilation processes experienced by most Euro-Americans, Mexican Americans did not graduate to whiteness on the basis of their suburban residence. Rather, In Search of the Mexican Beverly Hills illuminates how Mexican American racial and class identity were both reinforced by and took on added metropolitan and transnational dimensions in the city during the second half of the twentieth century. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
1st Southern Methodist University Press ed. - Dallas : Southern Methodist University Press, 2005.
Book — xxviii, 336 pages : ill., maps ; 21 cm
Originally published in 1979, Chicanos in a Changing Society was among the first studies to focus on the history of Mexican Americans, specifically the development of Mexican American society from the Mexican War to the Great Depression. Camarillo's book underscored the diversity of the Chicano experience and its relationship to the wider society. A quarter century later, Chicano history has become a dynamic field of American history with a rich and diverse literature. (source: Nielsen Book Data)