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Moore, Joan W.

Overview
Works: 45 works in 171 publications in 2 languages and 8,929 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: F790.M5, 301.45372073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joan W Moore
Mexican Americans by Joan W Moore( Book )

29 editions published between 1966 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history, culture, and experiences of America's second largest minority group, and provides insights into Anglo-Mexican relations
The Mexican-American people : the Nation's second largest minority by Leo Grebler( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on over 4 years of research completed in 1968, this work "is the most comprehensive study to date" of the position of Mexican Americans in selected urban areas of 5 southwestern states (Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas). Ranging over historical, cultural, religious, and political perspectives, the class structure, the family, and the Mexican American in a changing social world, the analysis contains 7 parts: "The Setting,""Historical Perspective,""Socioeconomic Conditions: a Detailed Portrait,""The Individual in the Social System,""The Role of Churches,""Political Interaction," and "Summary and Conclusions." Included are appendices to various chapters; a 1593-item bibliography; 147 tables, charts, maps, and figures; and a subject index. (Mjb)
Homeboys : gangs, drugs, and prison in the barrios of Los Angeles by Joan W Moore( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban ethnicity in the United States : new immigrants and old minorities by Lionel A Maldonado( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going down to the barrio : homeboys and homegirls in change by Joan W Moore( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the histories of two Chicano gangs in East Los Angeles since the early 1940s, when common gang stereotypes were created by the media and law enforcement agencies. In an unusual collaborative effort, researchers worked with former gang members to make contact with and interview members of various "cliques" (cohorts) of the White Fence and El Hoyo Maravilla gangs (male gangs), as well as female gangs in the same neighborhoods. Interviews were conducted with 156 adult men and women; about 40 percent had joined the gangs in the 1940s and early 1950s, while the rest had been active in recent years. Data are set in the context of economic and social changes in the barrios between the 1950s and the 1970s-80s. Data reveal that in the later era, gangs had become more institutionalized, were more influential in members' lives, and had become more deviant. However, these gangs were not the "crack gangs" that generated media attention, and change has been comparatively slow due to the continuing influence of the neighborhood and of older male ex-members. Changes in the gangs were related to the nature of gangs as "street" agencies of adolescent socialization. In addition, economic restructuring, which has taken "good" jobs away from East Los Angeles and replaced them with exploitative low-wage jobs, has affected the ability of young adults to "mature out" of the gangs. As a result, the gang has become more like an accepting family, with older members readily available, and street socialization has become more competitive with conventional socialization in family and school. A bibliography contains 123 references. Includes end-notes and an index. (Sv)
In the barrios : Latinos and the underclass debate by Joan, Ed Moore( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image of the "underclass" framed by persistent poverty, long-term joblessness, school dropout, teenage pregnancy, and drug use, has become synonymous with urban poverty. But does this image tell us enough about how the diverse minorities among the urban poor actually experience and cope with poverty? No, say the contributors to In the Barrios. Their portraits of eight Latino communities - in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Albuquerque, Laredo, and Tucson - reveal a far more complex reality. In the Barrios responds directly to current debates on the origins of the "underclass" and depicts the cultural, demographic, and historical forces that have shaped poor Latino communities. These neighborhoods share many hardships, yet they manifest no "typical" form of poverty. Instead, each group adapts its own cultural and social resources to the difficult economic circumstances of American urban life. Mexican Americans in Tucson are among the poorest people in the country, yet bolstered by strong extended families and affordable local housing, many own their own homes. In a Puerto Rican neighborhood in Brooklyn, displaced workers are suffering severely, but they live side by side with working-class homeowners who are contributing substantially to the institutional viability of the community. In the Barrios challenges the image of isolation and decay that is so often portrayed in theories of urban poverty. The contributors explore the network of economic and emotional support that many Latino neighborhoods share across families and borders, strengthening their collective ability to cope. While underclass theories stress the loss of manufacturing jobs as a cause of persistent hardship, In the Barrios illustrates the importance of Latino employment in small community-serving businesses and in off-the-books enterprises such as street vending. New immigrants concentrate in definable areas, building a local economy that provides affordable amenities and at the same time promotes ethnic institutional development. This immigration, the editors argue, is an issue of overriding importance in understanding not only Latino poverty but American urban poverty in general. The first major assessment of inner-city Latino communities in the United States, In the Barrios will change the way we approach the current debate on urban poverty, immigration, and the underclass
Hispanics in the United States by Joan W Moore( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drugs in Hispanic communities by Ronald Glick( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los mexicanos de los Estados Unidos y el movimiento chicano by Joan W Moore( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of cats by Joan W Moore( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes and illustrates cat care, breeds, and showing
Residential segregation in the urban Southwest; a comparative study by Joan W Moore( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intermarriage of Mexican-Americans by Frank G Mittelbach( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social problems by Joan W Moore( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Female gangs : a focus on research by Joan W Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicanos N007( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicanos and Chicanas are a diverse group of people of Mexican heritage who were born in the United States. This file contains 57 documents covering a variety of ethnographic topics, with a particular geographical focus on Texas, California, and the southwestern United States
A rainbow of gangs : street cultures in the mega-city by James Diego Vigil( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This cross-cultural study of Los Angeles gangs identifies the social and economic factors that lead to gang membership and underscores their commonality across four ethnic groups - Chicano, African American, Vietnamese, and Salvadorian
A reader's guide to the social sciences by Bert F Hoselitz( Book )

8 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barrio impact of high incarceration rates by Joan W Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the barrios : survival and success by Joan W Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and heroin in Chicano communities by Joan W Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Homeboys : gangs, drugs, and prison in the barrios of Los Angeles
Alternative Names
Moore, Joan.

Moore Joan 1929-....

Moore, Joan Willard 1929-

Languages
English (116)

Spanish (17)

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Going down to the barrio : homeboys and homegirls in changeIn the barrios : Latinos and the underclass debateHispanics in the United StatesThe world of catsA rainbow of gangs : street cultures in the mega-city