In search of the Mexican Beverly Hills : Latino suburbanization in postwar Los Angeles
- Jerry Gonzalez.
- New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2017.
- Physical description
- vii, 201 pages : illustratios, maps ; 22 cm.
- Latinidad: transnational cultures in the United States
- Gonzalez, Jerry, 1978-
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-192) and index.
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)
- Mexican Americans > California > Los Angeles Suburban Area.
- Los Angeles Suburban Area (Calif.) > History.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies.
- HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
- POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban.
- HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
- Mexican Americans.
- California > Los Angeles Suburban Area.
- Publication date
- 9780813583167 (hardback)
- 0813583160 (hardback)
- 9780813583150 (paperback)
- 0813583152 (paperback)
- 9780813583174 (epub)
- 9780813583181 (PDF)
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