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Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, and Pelados Class and Culture on the South Texas Border

ISBN-10: 0292770901

ISBN-13: 9780292770904

Edition: 1999

Authors: Chad Richardson

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"The Valley of South Texas," a recent joke goes, "is a great place to live. It' so close to the United States." Culturally, this borderland region is both Mexican and Anglo-American, and its people span the full spectrum, from a minority who wish to remain insulated within strictly Anglo or Mexican communities and traditions to a majority who daily negotiate both worlds. This fascinating book offers the fullest portrait currently available of the people of the South Texas borderlands. An outgrowth of the Borderlife Research Project conducted at the University of Texas-Pan American, it uses the voices of several hundred Valley residents, backed by the findings of sociological surveys, to describe the lives of migrant farm workers, colonia residents, undocumented domestic servants, maquila workers, and Mexican street children. Likewise, it explores race and ethnic relations among Mexican Americans, permanent Anglo residents, "Winter Texans," Blacks, and Mexican immigrants. From this firsthand material, the book vividly reveals how social class, race, and ethnicity have interacted to form a unique border culture.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 314
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Chad Richardson is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Texas Pan American. His previous books are Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, & Pelados: Class & Culture on the South Texas Border and On the Edge of the Law: Culture, Labor & Deviance on the South Texas Border.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Borderlife Interview Projects
Introduction
"Mama, Nosotros Somos Migrantes": South Texas Farmworkers, 1950-1990
"A Nice House": The Colonias of South Texas
"Only a Maid": Undocumented Domestic Workers in South Texas
Social Class on the South Texas-Mexico Border
The Pain of Gain: Fifty Years of Anglo-Hispanic Relations in South Texas Schools
From Mexicanos to Mexican Americans
"Ahi Viene el Bolillo!": Anglo Newcomers to South Texas
Black, Brown, and White: Race and Ethnicity in South Texas
Student Interviewers
Borderlife Interview Surveys
Notes
Bibliography
Index