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The Resource Fit to be citizens? : public health and race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939, Natalia Molina

Fit to be citizens? : public health and race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939, Natalia Molina

Label
Fit to be citizens? : public health and race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939
Title
Fit to be citizens?
Title remainder
public health and race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939
Statement of responsibility
Natalia Molina
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Fit to Be Citizens? demonstrates how both science and public health shaped the meaning of race in the early twentieth century. Through a careful examination of the experiences of Mexican, Japanese, and Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles, Natalia Molina illustrates the many ways local health officials used complexly constructed concerns about public health to demean, diminish, discipline, and ultimately define racial groups. She shows how the racialization of Mexican Americans was not simply a matter of legal exclusion or labor exploitation, but rather that scientific discourses and public health practices played a key role in assigning negative racial characteristics to the group. The book skillfully moves beyond the binary oppositions that usually structure works in ethnic studies by deploying comparative and relational approaches that reveal the racialization of Mexican Americans as intimately associated with the relative historical and social positions of Asian Americans, African Americans, and whites. Its rich archival grounding provides a valuable history of public health in Los Angeles, living conditions among Mexican immigrants, and the ways in which regional racial categories influence national laws and practices. Molina's compelling study advances our understanding of the complexity of racial politics, attesting that racism is not static and that different groups can occupy different places in the racial order at different times"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Molina, Natalia
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American crossroads
Series volume
20
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Asian Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Public health
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Public Health
  • Asian Americans
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Mexican Americans
  • Race Relations
Label
Fit to be citizens? : public health and race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939, Natalia Molina
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interlopers in the land of sunshine : Chinese disease carriers, launderers, and vegetable peddlers -- Caught between discourses of disease, health, and nation : public health attitudes toward Japanese and Mexican laborers in progressive-era Los Angeles -- Institutionalizing public health in ethnic Los Angeles in the 1920s -- "We can no longer ignore the problem of the Mexican" : depression-era public health policies in Los Angeles -- The fight for "health, morality, and decent living standards" : Mexican Americans and the struggle for public housing in 1930s Los Angeles -- Epilogue : genealogies of racial discourses and practices
Control code
ocm60650961
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 279 p.
Isbn
9780520246492
Lccn
2005016385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Fit to be citizens? : public health and race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939, Natalia Molina
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interlopers in the land of sunshine : Chinese disease carriers, launderers, and vegetable peddlers -- Caught between discourses of disease, health, and nation : public health attitudes toward Japanese and Mexican laborers in progressive-era Los Angeles -- Institutionalizing public health in ethnic Los Angeles in the 1920s -- "We can no longer ignore the problem of the Mexican" : depression-era public health policies in Los Angeles -- The fight for "health, morality, and decent living standards" : Mexican Americans and the struggle for public housing in 1930s Los Angeles -- Epilogue : genealogies of racial discourses and practices
Control code
ocm60650961
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 279 p.
Isbn
9780520246492
Lccn
2005016385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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