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The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library supports the research activities of the faculty, students and staff who are associated with IRLE, at the University of California, Berkeley. It also serves the statewide community of scholars associated with the Miguel Contreras Labor Program and the UC Labor and Employment Research Fund. The library's collection includes over 60,000 print items and extensive digital bibliographic resources, which are available via the World Wide Web. The Library provides Web administration for ten campus units, including programs at the Office of the President, and Berkeley. It also publishes a Labor Research Portal that points at labor resources on the Internet.

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Cover page of ‘I Am Somebody’: Victory Outreach, Masculinity and Upward Mobility in Low-Income Latino Neighbourhoods

‘I Am Somebody’: Victory Outreach, Masculinity and Upward Mobility in Low-Income Latino Neighbourhoods

(2008)

Segmented assimilation theorists posit that second generation immigrants today are at risk of downward acculturation and socio-economic mobility, and that dense co-ethnic communities provide the greatest resistance. Drawing upon data from ethnographic interviews and non-participant observation at a Pentecostal church, this paper will suggest that American-origin religious institutions may provide shelter against downward mobility through ‘religious optimism’. Using a race-gender framework to explain exit from gang lifestyle and acculturation into a group promoting mainstream American values, this paper will suggest that religious optimism may sometimes be infused with traditions from the black Protestant church, as well as inner-city stylistic expressions. Therefore, the first suggestion in this paper is that the segmented assimilation paradigm should not dichotomize the values of immigrant groups against those of native-born blacks and Latinos. The second suggestion in this paper is that segmented assimilation theorists should take into consideration that trajectories may shift in adulthood.

Cover page of Southern California Master Labor Agreement  between United General Contractors Inc.  and  the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters and Local Unions in the Twelve Southern California Counties Affiliated with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Southern California Master Labor Agreement between United General Contractors Inc. and the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters and Local Unions in the Twelve Southern California Counties Affiliated with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

(2002)

IDNUM: 000132

Language: English

Country: USA

State: California

Local: Southern California Counties Occupations Represented: Carpenters

Bargaining Agency: Southwest Regional Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Agency industrial Classification: 238350, 238130 Begin Year: 2002

End Year: 2006

Source: Received PDF by email

Original Format: PDF