What Does It Mean to Be Mexican American? Children’s and Adolescents’ Perspectives.
"Offering new insight on Mexican American culture and families, this book provides an interdisciplinary examination of this growing population. Contributors from psychology, education, health, and social science review recent quantitative and qualitative literature on Mexican Americans. Using current theories, the cultural, social, inter- and intra-personal experiences that contribute to the well-being and adjustment of Mexican Americans are examined. As such the book serves as a seminal guide to those interested in moving away from the dominant deficit model that characterizes the majority of the literature. To ensure consistency and accessibility, each chapter features an introduction, literature review, summary, future directions and challenges, policy implications, and references. Contributors review current education and health care policies and research that impact this population with the hope of guiding the development of policies and interventions that support well-being and adjustment. Highlights include: a normative and strength based perspective on Mexican American families; generational perspective that is common among Mexican American families; multidisciplinary review of the values, beliefs, practices, identities, educational resilience, and physical and mental health issues for a deeper understanding of this growing population; focus specifically on Latinos of Mexican Origin with a highlight on the cultural, social, interpersonal, and intrapersonal experiences that contribute to well-being and adjustment; empirically grounded resource to guide the development of public policy and intervention approaches that support the well-being of families of Mexican origin"--Provided by publisher
Mexican American Children and Families: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Ramírez Stege, Alyssa; Chavez, T.A.; and Quintana, S.M., "What Does It Mean to Be Mexican American? Children’s and Adolescents’ Perspectives." (2015). SIAS Faculty Publications. 1118.