This course provides a historical, demographic, and sociological overview of the status of Chicanas and Chicanos in urban settings as well as the public policy relevance. Latinos are the largest minority group in the U.S. With a population of 54 million in 2013, they represent about 17% of the U.S. population. As more Latinos live and work in urban places, they are gradually transforming the social and spatial fabric of American cities and simultaneously changing their own needs, values and aspirations as they interact and adapt to new urban practices and realities.
Use the Special Materials Index to find information about Latino neighborhoods (barrios) in Arizona.
Search Tip: When you're looking for material, use different search terms like: Chicano, Chicana, Latino, Hispanic, Mexican American, barrios, communities, ghetto, etc.
Golden Gate Barrio (South Phoenix)
Mexican American Barrio (Now ASU Campus) . Photo from The journey to Rio Salado : Hispanic migrations to Tempe, Arizona
Use Arizona Archives Online to find archival collections that focus on Latino Urban Policy.
Use the ASU Library Catalog or eBooks on EBSCOhost to find books.
Use ASU Library Catalog, Films on Demand, or American History in Video to find films or documentaries.
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