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In Search of the Mexican Beverly Hills: Latino Suburbanization in Postwar Los Angeles - Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States (Hardback)
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In Search of the Mexican Beverly Hills: Latino Suburbanization in Postwar Los Angeles - Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States (Hardback)

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Hardback 252 Pages / Published: 30/10/2017
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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.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813583167
Number of pages: 252
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"By uncovering the hidden story of how Mexican Americans came to dominate the East Los Angeles suburbs, Gonz lez not only offers much-needed insight into the postwar Mexican American experience, but also bridges Chicana/o and suburban history in critical and heretofore unexplored ways."--Monica Perales "author of Smeltertown: Making and Remembering a Southwest Border Community "
"Gonz lez has produced a definitive work on the Mexican American suburban experience, full of nuance and surprises, and demanding a deep rethinking of the meaning of the American suburban dream."--Becky Nicolaides "author of My Blue Heaven: Life and Politics in the Working-Class Suburbs of Los Angeles, 1920-1965 "
"Documents how Mexican-Americans came to be the majority population in the suburban San Gabriel Valley."--Chronicle of Higher Education
"New Books Network" podcast interview with Jerry Gonzalez --New Books Network

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