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  • Author(s):
    Ruby Amezquita, Jonathan Lopez
    Abstract:

    Shows how Mexican immigrants encounter a new cultural construct of adolescence in the United States. Examines how conflicting inter-generational cultural experiences affect adolescence among Mexican-American youth in South Bend. Features interviews with young females preparing for and experiencing quinceañera and young males going through a defacto masculine rite of passage into gangs.

    Date Published:
    2006-12-01
    Date Created:
    2006-12-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Kyla Wargel, Molly Sammon
    Abstract:

    Examines how Mexicans and other Latinos adapt to living in South Bend through the discussion of various assimilation processes, in particular changing family, social, and gender roles. Analyzes immigrant youth and violence and various programs aimed at violence reduction and reformation. Provides an overview of Latinos participation in varying social settings such as church, medical, and education services.

    Date Published:
    2011
    Date Created:
    2011-01-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Joey Leary, Sophia Cortez
    Abstract:

    Discusses relationship between cities, poverty and gangs nationally and in South Bend. Discusses Mexican involvement in local gangs and themes of location, ethnic composition, motivation, popular media’s influence and gang violence. Reports on youth boxing programs and other measures to help local youth avoid gangs. In English and Spanish.

    Date Published:
    2008-12-01
    Date Created:
    2008-12-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Victor Cruz, Jr., Stephen Oliva
    Abstract:

    Discusses varying documentation status within Latino families and the differing coping mechanisms within these heterogeneous families. Examines how political discourse is used to vilify immigrants. Presents various policy implications to the current immigrant reality and underscores these policies with personal undocumented immigrant narratives.

    Date Published:
    2011
    Date Created:
    2011-01-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    John VanBerkum, Katie Hamel
    Abstract:

    Looks at religious identity among South Bend youth and shifting trends among young Catholics in the city. Provides historical background on local parishes, including St. Adalbert—a predominantly Latino parish and how it can better work to serve its youth.

    Date Published:
    2013
    Date Created:
    2013-01-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Madeline Basil, Enrique Lorenzo
    Abstract:

    Explores the success of Latino students at Catholic high schools in South Bend to address concerns among Latino parishes. Looks at complex factors that influence education, including parent involvement, mentoring, community violence, and other factors. Recommends changes in curriculum and school policies to aid Latino communities and increase parental involvement.

    Date Published:
    2013
    Date Created:
    2013-01-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Katharine Feeley, Erin Jelm
    Abstract:

    Looks at changing definitions of family within Latino families, including an erosion of gendered roles in Latino homes and a shift toward more traditional nuclear families separate from traditional Mexican tendencies to live among extended family members after marriage. Study is based on interviews with various immigrant couples from D.F., Mexico at La Casa de Amistad in South Bend, IN. Findings indicate a strong focus on collectivism, respeto, and confianza among married couples in the U.S. …

    Date Published:
    2009
    Date Created:
    2009-01-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Maria Moreno, Joey Leary, Sophia Cortez
    Abstract:

    Discute la relación entre las ciudades, la pobreza y las pandillas a nivel nacional y local, usando como ejemplo la comunidad de South Bend. Discute la participación de mexicanos en pandillas y los temas de la localización, la composición étnica, la motivación, la influencia de los medios de comunicación populares y la violencia entre las pandillas locales. Provee información sobre los programas de boxeo de jóvenes y algunas otras medidas que existen para ayudar a la juventud local a evitar i…

    Date Published:
    2008
    Date Created:
    2008-01-01
    Resource Type
    Document