Higher Education

Personas Mexicanas: Chicano Highschoolers in a Changing Los Angeles, 1st Edition

  • James Diego Vigil The Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, University of California, Los Angeles
  • ISBN-10: 0155038389  |  ISBN-13: 9780155038387
  • 208 Pages
  • © 1997 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.00 List Price = $ 71.95



Vigil's impressive case study explores the real-life situations of both suburban and urban Mexican American high school students in 1974 and 1988. The author approaches the study qualitatively so the reader can better understand the subjects, but he also uses a quantitative approach for essential background information.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Where Goes Minority Student Achievement: Culture or Class?
3. Coming to America is the Best Thing That Has Happened to Me: The Urban 1974 Informants.
4. The 1.5 Generation, Those Who Came as Children: The 1988 Urban Informants.
5. We Knew we Were Mexican, but We Were Told to Say We Were White: The 1974 Suburban Informants.
6. I Can't Speak Spanish, but I'm Mexican and Proud of It: The 1988 Suburban Informants.
7. Snapshot and Cinematic Views of the Issue.
8. Personas Mexicanas: Multiple and Shifting Identities.
Appendix: The Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodology.