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Unformatted text preview: another, ultimately creating a community. Religion, as discussed in chapter 7, acts as a stabilizer as well. By incorporating a common religion into Mexican society that is easily meshed with the American Way the immigrant community is capable of an easier transition into the American way of life. There are numerous key themes that string together Sanchezs book. Another important theme is one mentioned in lecture and in the syllabus, Americanization. The most rudimentary link that answers the questions posed above. What are the specific qualities that make one Mexican or Mexican-American? cannot be answered in one simple explanation. The key to understanding these questions is through understanding the importance of what it means to Americanize....
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