Bernal , Martha E. and Phylis C. Martinelli . Mexican American Identity. ISBN: 0915745674 $25.95

This book focuses on Mexican American ethnic identity, which is an important dimension of ethnicity. "Who am I?" is a basic human inquiry. Eleven essays, whose topics range from historical analysis of Mexican American identity; society's views of Mexican Americans and how these images can influence ethnic identity of Mexican American women, young children, adolescents, and discussions of the political and policy impacts of Mexican American identity in cross-cultural and American settings. Other aspects discussed are ethnicity and ethnic identity in Mexico and Mexican America; Mexican immigrant nationalism as an origin of identity for Mexican Americans; and specifies the links between ethnic identity and public policy; ethnic dimensions of gender and the dilemmas of high achieving Chicanas.