Honor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community by Ruth HorowitzHonor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community by Ruth Horowitz

Honor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community

byRuth Horowitz

Paperback | April 1, 1983

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Thirty-second Street in Chicago. A Chicano community, peaceful on a warm summer night, residents socializing, children playing--and gang warfare ready to explode at any time. Ruth Horowitz takes us to the heart of this world, one characterized by opposing sets of values. On the one hand, residents believe in hard work, education, family ties, and the American dream of success. On the other hand, gang members are preoccupied with fighting to maintain their personal and family honor. Horowitz gives us an inside look at this world, showing us how the juxtaposition of two worlds--the streets and the social ladder--and two cultures, Mexican and American, constantly challenges the residents of the community.
Title:Honor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano CommunityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:April 1, 1983Publisher:Rutgers University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813509912

ISBN - 13:9780813509914

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