Book

Mexican Americans in a Dallas barrio

University of Arizona PressTucson • Published In 1978 • Pages:

By: Achor, Shirley.

Abstract
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.
Subjects
Streets and traffic
Occupational specialization
Labor supply and employment
Gender status
Cultural identity and pride
Acculturation and culture contact
Sociocultural trends
Ethnosociology
culture
Chicanos
HRAF PubDate
2002
Region
North America
Sub Region
Regional, Ethnic and Diaspora Cultures
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
M. A. Marcus ; 1986
Coverage Date
August 1970-December 1972
Coverage Place
barrio of 'La Bajura,' Dallas, Texas, United States
Notes
Shirley Achor
A revision of the author's thesis, Southern Methodist University, 1974
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-195) and index
LCCN
77022434
LCSH
Mexican Americans