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

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    2006-12-01
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    2006-12-01
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  • Author(s):
    Greg Podolej
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    Describes the history of Polish settlement in South Bend, the entrance of the Mexican community and the processes of ethnic transition. Focuses on the transition in the St. Adalbert parish and the Central Bakery (la Panadería Central). In English and Spanish.

    Date Published:
    2008-12-01
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    2008-12-01
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  • Author(s):
    Erin Jelm
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    Grounded in extensive literature review and primary ethnographic research in the Mexican immigrant community. Explores the role of social networks as essential sources of support and generators of social capital for Latino immigrants as they adjust to life in the United States. Whereas in U.S. “American” culture, kinship is defined as biogenetic, Latino culture is characteristically more flexible with its interpretation. “Family” includes extended relatives and even close …

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    2010-05-01
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    2010-05-01
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    Undergraduate students in Latino studies community-based research courses taught by Professors Marisel Moreno-Anderson and Karen Richman launched a Student Research Series in 2007. The launch of the publication was supported by the Institute for Latino Studies, Notre Dame’s President’s Circle, the Office of Research and the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Foundation. The briefs are intended to inform scholars, community leaders, service providers, and the public at large about local Lat…

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  • Author(s):
    Karen Richman
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    Study of Latino retirees and working adults in Chicago reveals lack of preparedness for retirement and anxiety about future. Reveals immigrant elders expect family networks to support them in old age, but U.S.-born children may not share these expectations and/or may not be able to fulfill them.

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    2007-01-12
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  • Author(s):
    Alejandro Silva, Chairman, Evans Food Group, Douglas Doetsch, Partner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Clare Muñana, President, Ancora Associates, and Vice President, Chicago Board of Education
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    Report on integration of the Mexicans into Chicago’s economic, social, and political life. Details Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ 2005 Task Force’s recommendations to private and public institutions to encourage Mexican immigrants’ greater economic engagement and to stimulate public discussion of the key challenges and opportunities involved.

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    2004-01-03
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  • Author(s):
    Sung Chun, Guillermo J. Grenier
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    Even though the Florida Cuban American community varies according to generation and the ‘wave’ of immigration that brought immigrants to the United States, social scientists and the public tend to take the community’s monolithic political profile for granted and assume that it remains unchanged over time. Yet careful analysis of recent data reveals that while most Cuban Americans in South Florida are anti-Castro, the level of their fervor varies greatly among generational and wave…

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    2004-11-01
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  • Author(s):
    Gia Elise Barboza, Roger Knight, Timothy Ready
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    Analyzes attitudes of Latino and non-Latino white and black Chicagoans towards immigration, in general, and perceived impacts of immigrants from Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, and various countries in Asia and Europe.

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    2007-06-01
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  • Author(s):
    Sonia Soltero, Costas Spirou, Joanna Schmit, Xóchitl Bada, Nawojka Lesinski, Vanessa Guridy, Amalia Pallares, John Koval, Jose Soltero, Samuel Rosenberg, Larry Bennett, Peter Creticos, Elizabeth Robbins, Maria de los Angeles Torres
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    Edited volume of five studies by Chicago-area social scientists scholars on Latinos in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Chapters on Latinos and Neo-Regionalism, Latinos and Education, Latino Engagement and Mobility in the Labor Force and Economy, and Latino Civic and Political Engagement.

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    2010-06-01
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  • Author(s):
    Rob Paral, Timothy Ready
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    Investigation of how Mexican immigrants are progressing economically in comparison to U.S.-born Mexican Americans. Uses census data to analyze household income, educational status, poverty levels, and homeownership rate of population.

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    2005-05-01
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