Book Discussion, "Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation, and Race"

Start: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 7:00 am

End: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 9:00 am

UNM SUB Ballroom A

"Generations of Exclusion:  Mexican Americans, Assimilation, and Race"
written by Edward E. Telles and Vilma Ortiz
(Russell Sage, 2008)

Join us for a discussion about one of the most important books in Chicano/a Studies, and the Sociology of Social Stratification.

Sponsored  by the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the RWJF Center for Health Policy.

Edward Telles is Professor of Sociology and Princeton University.  He received the Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award, the Otis Dudley Duncan Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award from the American Sociological Association for his 2004 book, "Race in Another America: The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil."

Vilma Ortiz is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angles.  For more than 20 years, she has studied the socio-economic experiences of Latinos in the U.S., focusing both on specific Latino groups, as well as comparative studies with other racial/ethnic groups.

"Generations of Exclusion" uses rare longitudinal and inter-generational data to examine Mexican Amerinca social integration across a wide number of dimensions: education, English and Spanish language use, socioeconomic status, intermarriage, residential segregation, ethnic identity, and political participation.   Based on a study of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and San Antonio, the authors conclude that Mexican Americans do not fit traditional models of assimilation and face substantial institutional barriers to social inclusion in the U.S. 
"Generations of Exclusion" has been awarded the Otis Dudley Duncan Award and the Latino Section Award from the American Sociological Association.