Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Órale! politics: Mobilization of Mexican immigrants in Chicago and Houston
by Cano, Gustavo, Ph.D., Columbia University, 2009, 325; 3348429
Abstract (Summary)

This study seeks to explain, from an organizational standpoint, the causes and mechanisms that have led to different types and levels of political mobilization of Mexican immigrant communities in Houston and Chicago. How and why are political mobilization and participation of Mexican immigrants different in Chicago and Houston? To address this question, the research assesses the role of both local and transnational structures in the process of immigrant, non-electoral, political mobilization and participation. The study concludes that the interaction among local political actors and institutions, the Mexican Consulate and the Catholic Church, is the main component that explains mobilization differences of organized Mexican immigrants in urban settings.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Shapiro, Robert, Garza, Rodolfo de la
School: Columbia University
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 70/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Political science, Ethnic studies, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Catholic Church, Chicago, Houston, Illinois, Immigrants, Mexican, Mexican immigrants, Mobilization, Political mobilization, Texas, Transnationalism
Publication Number: 3348429
ISBN: 978-1-109-04124-8
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