Table of contents for Anything but Mexican : Chicanos in contemporary Los Angeles / Rodolfo F. AcunĖƒa.


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1 INTRODUCING CHICANO L.A.                                    1
Where and How Chicanos and Latinos Live                     3
Work and Class                                              7
The Pendejo Factor                                          8
Seeing the Barrio Through Women's Eyes                     10
Chicano Urbanism and the Face of L.A.                      11
A Matter of Control over Interpretative Space              12
2 TAKING BACK CHICANO HISTORY                                19
Bringing a Hidden History to Light                         20
The Fight over Olvera Street                               23
Happy Hour for La Raza                                     31
The Fight for a Mexican Museum                             33
Chicanos and the Church as a Source of Community           34
Affirming a Chicano Presence                               37
3 CHICANOS IN POLITICS: A STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE             43
The Rise of Eddie Roybal                                   45
The Jewish-Black Alliance                                  46
How Chicanos Achieved Representation                       49
The Historic 1980 Census                                   52
The 1981 Reapportionment and Its Aftermath                 54
4 MARCHING MOTHERS AND THE RISE OF GLORIA MOLINA             65
Molina Goes to City Hall                                   68
A Chicana Joins the Board of Supervisors                   72
The Gloria Molina Factor                                   77
Regional Differences: California versus Texas              79
Presidential Politics                                      81
5 POLITICS FOR THE FEW                                       89
Proposition 13: Tight Budgets and Mean Streets             91
Musical Chairs: 'Don't Cry for Me, Angelinos'              93
The 1990 Census and Reapportionment                        94
The 1992 Presidential Race                                100
Clinton's New Democrats                                   103
6 IMMIGRATION: 'THE BORDER CROSSED US'                      109
A Mongrel Population'                                     109
Sending Them Back to Mexico                               112
The Fourth Wave and the New Scapegoating                  113
The Immigration Reform and Control Act                    116
Central Americans at Risk                                 118
'Too Many Brown Babies'                                   121
Leticia A.: Students Losing Out on a Dream                126
Immigration and Black-Brown Relations                     127
Asian-Chicano Relations                                   131
7 THE POLITICIZATION OF THE 'OTHER'                         139
Valley Schools: The Fight for Equality                    141
A Chicano Council District in the Valley                  144
The 1993 Mayoral Race and the San Fernando Valley         144
Black-Brown Relations and the Appointment of Hermosillo   149
Immigration and the 1994 State Elections                  154
Proposition 187                                           156
The Mobilization Against Proposition 187                  158
A Balance Sheet                                           161
8 MEXICAN/ LATINO LABOR: WORKING IN A MEANER
AND LEANER WORLD                                          175
Chicano Workers and the Labor Movement                    178
Take Back the Streets: Local 399, 'Justice for Janitors'  184
No Other Choice: The Drywallers                           189
The Church and the Workers                                191
Plant Shutdowns and Community Strategies                  192
L.A. County Workers                                       194
Street Vendors and Day Workers                            197
Workers at the Back of the Bus                            198
Workers and Environmental Racism                          199
A Few Last Words on Chicanos and Unions                   200
9 CHICANAS IN LOS ANGELES                                   209
Chicana Identity                                          210
Chicana Power?                                            212
Chicanas and Latinas: A Socioeconomic Profile             213
Immigrant Women                                           214
The Glass Ceiling: Chicana Professionals                  219
The Barrio                                                223
Constructing a Historical Memory                          225
10 'MEXICO LINDO' AND NAFTA                                  231
The PRI's Pocho-Bashing                                   233
Mixico Lindo in the New World Order                       234
The North American Free Trade Agreement                   235
The North American Development Bank                       246
Chiapas: Portent of Things to Come?                       248
11 TROUBLED ANGELS                                           255
Gang Violence                                             256
The Death of a Tagger                                     259
A Final Solution                                          261
The Gangs in Tan and Blue                                 262
The Fires to Come                                         279
12 THE STAIRWAY TO THE GOOD LIFE                             289
The Attack on Bilingual Education                         293
Rightwingers on Campus and the Lupe Song                  294
Stepping Stones to Survival                               298
The University of California System                       302
El Centro C6sar ChAvez                                    304
Affirmative Action: From the Trenches of California's Race War  308
13 CHICANOS: CLAIMING A FUTURE IN LOS ANGELES                319



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Mexican Americans California Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Calif, ) Social conditions