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Transformations: Immigration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents

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Publisher Comments:

In virtually all advanced industrialised countries, the explosive topic of immigration has engendered heated argument, political anger, cultural anxieties, and blatant racism. In the United States, most of the attention is on the stream of Mexicans crossing the border in such numbers that early in the next century Latinos are expected to surpass African Americans as the largest minority group. This book focuses on key aspects of the problem, including the puzzling differences between Mexico-born adolescents and adolescents born in the United States. Whereas Mexico-born adolescents are highly motivated to learn English and use the educational system to improve their lot, US-born adolescents seem angry, frustrated, and less interested in academic achievement. In a psychological and cultural study of four groups of adolescents this study seeks to account for this difference.

Synopsis:

This book explores key social and cultural issues surrounding the Mexican immigrant community in the United States.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-258) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Civilization's new discontent: immigrants and refugees in a post-utopian moment; 2. Uncertain journeys: Latinos in the United States; 3. Between paradoxes; 4. Family and peers; 5. Achievement motivation and attitudes toward school; 6. Anxious neighbors; Epilogue: the need for strangers: proposition 187 and the immigration malaise; Appendix: statistical tables.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804725514
Subtitle:
Immigration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents
With:
Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo
Author:
Suarez-Orozco, Carola
Author:
Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Location:
Stanford, Calif. :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Emigration and immigration
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Mexico Emigration and immigration.
Subject:
Mexican American teenagers.
Subject:
Achievement motivation in youth.
Subject:
Teenage immigrants -- California.
Subject:
Teenage immigrants
Subject:
Adolescence - General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Life Stages - Adolescence
Copyright:
Series Volume:
J
Publication Date:
December 1995
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
266
Dimensions:
9.01x6.07x.70 in. .93 lbs.

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