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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):
    Kevin B. Marvinac, Mari Jose Sanchez
    Abstract:

    Describes Latinos’ basic knowledge and utilization of the financial system, perceptions of banking, savings and taking out loans, attitudes about incurring educational debt and gender roles in financial decision-making. Based on a survey of adults in an ESL class and interviews with financial education teacher and banking staff.

    Date Published:
    2008-12-01
    Date Created:
    2008-12-01
    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):
    Ashleigh Renteria, Vanessa Adjei
    Abstract:

    Focuses on the concept of immigrant generation as a way of examining transnationalism, assimilation and acculturation across first, second and third generation Mexicans. Explores the relationship of generation to educational achievement, income, wealth, food culture and religious observance.

    Date Published:
    2010
    Date Created:
    2010-01-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Erika Daley, Christine Hall
    Abstract:

    Describes the healthcare needs and obstacles to access facing Latinos nationally and in South Bend. Focuses on language and financial barriers to healthcare. Informs healthcare practitioners about some of Mexicans’ popular healthcare beliefs and practices. Reports on culturally and linguistically sensitive diabetes outreach programs of two local hospitals. In English and Spanish.

    Date Published:
    2008-12-01
    Date Created:
    2008-12-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Fatima Monterrubio, Hector Avitia
    Abstract:

    Examines speech behavior, language ideology and bilingualism in South Bend in the context of theories of linguistic assimilation, bilingualism, nationalism and language policies in the United States. Analyzes results of a language survey completed by Latino youth, which reveals values and ideologies of English and Spanish.

    Date Published:
    2009
    Date Created:
    2009-01-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Greg Podolej, Sarah Walorski, Lindsay McQuaid, Michael McKenna
    Abstract:

    Describes the labor participation of Latinos in South Bend and the development of a Mexican economic enclave in the west side of South Bend in the wake of the departure of former Polish business owners and residents. Shows how these businesses cater to and promote the transnational lives of Mexican immigrants. Features the businesses Taquería Chicago, El Paraiso, Rosales, La Panadería Central, and La Rosita Paletería y Nevería.

    Date Published:
    2009
    Date Created:
    2009-01-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Emilie Prot, Jenna Adsit, Kimberly Tavarez
    Abstract:

    Demographic description of Latino immigrants in South Bend using data from the American Community Survey and other sources, covering history of Latino immigration into area, reasons for coming, place of origin, residential patterns, economic situation and age distribution. Focuses on period 1990-2000 when the Latino population grew by 157%, the African-American population increased by 20% and the Caucasian population decreased by 11%.

    Date Published:
    2008-02-01
    Date Created:
    2008-02-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Elizabeth Ferrufino, Emilie Prot, Jennifer Towey, Stephanie Brauer
    Abstract:

    Describes Latino religious affiliation, worship, and practices in South Bend in comparison to national trends and processes. Provides map of local churches where Latinos, particularly Mexicans, worship. Describes programs for youth, quinceañera rituals, spirituality, veneration of Guadalupe, the rise in conversions to Protestantism and the nature of their congregations. In English and Spanish.

    Date Published:
    2008-03-01
    Date Created:
    2008-03-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Nicole Yergler, Alisha Wilkinson
    Abstract:

    Explores why migrants from Mexico make up less than one percent of the homeless population in South Bend.  Investigates the residential patterns and housing situations and conditions of Mexican immigrants.  In English and Spanish. Explora la razón por la cual los migrantes mexicanos representan menos de un uno porciento de la población sin hogar en South Bend. Investiga los patrones residenciales y el estado y calidad de vivienda de los inmigrantes mexicanos. En Inglés y Español.

    Date Published:
    2008-12-01
    Date Created:
    2008-12-01
    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