Mexican Americans in a Dallas barrio
Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1978. xii, 202
By line: Shirley Achor
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2002. Computer File
Streets and traffic (363);
Occupational specialization (463);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Gender status (562);
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
This book offers a vivid portrait of daily life
and community in a Mexican American barrio of Dallas. The author is highly
sensitive and sympathetic to her subjects; thus her portrayal successfully
captures a good deal of the sense of Mexican-American 'lived experience.'
Patterns of discrimination against the barrio inhabitants by Anglos and the
nature of the barrio community are lucidly described.
Document ID: n007-004
A revision of the author's
thesis, Southern Methodist University, 1974.
references (p. 187-195) and index
M. A. Marcus ;
barrio of 'La Bajura,'
Dallas, Texas, United