Drawing on years of ethnographic fieldwork in impoverished California communities—one made from contemporary immigrants from Mexico, the opposite of U.S.-born Chicano citizens—this booklet offers a useful comparative standpoint on Latino poverty in modern the United States. In northern California’s high-tech Silicon Valley, writer Daniel Dohan exhibits how contemporary immigrants get by means of on low-wage babysitting and dish-cleaning jobs. within the housing tasks of la, he files how households and groups of U.S.-born Mexican americans deal with the social and financial dislocations of power poverty. Taking readers into worlds the place public counsel, road crime, festival for low-wage jobs, and relatives, delight, and cross-cultural stories intermingle, The expense of Poverty bargains vibrant photographs of daily life in those Mexican American groups whereas addressing pressing coverage questions equivalent to: What debts for joblessness? How will we make feel of crime in terrible groups? Does welfare damage or support?
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