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Latinos and Education

A Critical Reader, 2nd Edition

Edited by Antonia Darder, Rodolfo D. Torres

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398 pages

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Latinos and Education has long been a landmark anthology in the field of education, the first to review and challenge the multiple and complex issues affecting Latino students. The welcome re-edition of this deeply relevant and useful reader culls the best of contemporary scholarly approaches to discuss the variety of issues essential to understanding the complex dynamics of a growing Latina and Latino population. Internationally-renowned scholars Antonia Darder and Rodolfo D. Torres retain the anthology’s original focus on the link between educational practice and the larger socioeconomic and structural dimensions that shape life for the nation’s largest and most rapidly growing minority group. All new and still-highly accessible chapter selections establish a useful balance between theory and practice. They discuss themes such as political economy, historical views of Latinos and schooling, identity, the politics of language, cultural democracy in the classroom, community involvement and Latinos in higher education. The book concludes with suggestions for further reading.

Latinos and Education: A Critical Reader is a must-read collection for a new generation of students in education, Latino studies, and sociology.

Reviews

"A deeply relevant and useful reader that culls the best of scholarly approaches to discuss a myriad variety of issues that are relevant to understanding the complex dynamics of a growing Latina and Latino population."—Arturo J. Aldama, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Table of Contents

TABLES OF CONTENTS

I. HISTORY, POLITICS, & ECONOMICS

1. The Ideology and Practice of Empire: The U.S., Mexico, and the Education of Mexican Immigrants

Gilbert G. Gonzalez

2. Puerto Rican Politics in the United States: Examination of Major Perspectives and Theories

Edgardo Melendez

3. Latina/o: Historical and Material Dimensions

Peter McLaren and Nathalia E. Jaramillo

II. CONSTRUCTING IDENTITIES

4. Movimiento de Rebeldia Y Las Culturas que Traicionan

Gloria Andualdua

5. Latino/”Hispanic”—Who Needs a Name/: The Case against a Standardized Terminology

Martha E. Gimenez

6. Capitalist Schooling and Constructing Young Latino Masculinities

Rodolfo D. Torres and Alexandro Jose Gradilla

7. Dis-connections in “American” Citizenship and the Post/neo-colonial: People of Mexican Descent and Whitestream Pedagogy and Curriculum.

Luis Urrieta

III. LANGUAGE & SCHOOLING

8. The Struggle for Language Rights: Naming and Interrogating the Colonial Legacy of “English Only”

Lilia I. Bartolome

9. The Politics of Restrictive Language Policies: A Postcolonial Analysis of Language and Schooling

Antonia Darder and Miren Uriarte

10. Como Hablar en Silencio (Like Speaking in Silence): Issues of Language, Culture, and Identity of Central Americans in Los Angeles

Magaly Lavadenz

11. Entre la Espada y la Pared: Critical Educators, Bilingual Education, and Education Reform

Edward M. Olivos & Carmen E. Quintana de Valladolid

IV. TRANSFORMING EPISTEMOLOGIES

12. Toward an Epistemology of a Brown Body

Cindy Cruz

13. Thinking Latina/o Education with and from Chicana/Latina Feminist

Cultural Studies

Sofia Villenas

14. (Re)Imagining New Narratives of Racial, Labor, and Environmental

Power for Latina/o Students

Yvette Lapayese

V. EMANCIPATORY PEDAGOGIES

15. RicanStructuring the Discourse and Promoting School Success: Extending

a Theory for Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for Diasporicans

Jason G. Irizarry and Rene Antrop-Gonzalez

16. A Social Justice Approach to Achievement: Guiding Latina/o Students

Toward Educational Attainment with a Challenging, Socially Relevant

Curriculum

Julio Cammarota

17. Critical Xicana/Xicano Educators: Is it enough to be a Person of Color?

Margarita Ines Berta-Avila

VI. LATINO IMMIGRANT YOUTH

18. Latino Youth: Immigration, Education, and the Future

Pedro A. Noguera

19. Swimming: On Oxygen, Resistance and Possibility for Immigrant Youth

under Siege

Michelle Fine, Reva Jaffe-Walter, Pedro Pedraza, Valerie Futch, & Brett Stoudt

20. “I Can’t Go to College because I Don’t Have Papers”: Incorporation

Patterns of Latino Undocumented Youth

Leisy Janet Abrego

VII. COMMUNITY, RESISTANCE, & ACTIVISM

21. Culture, Literacy, and Power in Family-Community-School-Relationships

Concha Delgado Gaitan

22. Practicing Citizenship: Latino Parents Broadening Notions of Citizenship

through Participatory Research

Emma H. Fuentes

23. From Hip-Hop to Humanization: Batey Urbano as a Space for Latino

Youth Culture and Community Action

Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, Matthew Rodriguez, and Michael Rodriguez-Muniz

24. Nine Reflections for Academic Activists

Raúl Fernández

About the Editors

Antonia Darder is the Leavey Endowed Chair in Ethics and Moral Leadership at Loyola Marymount University, USA.

Rodolfo D. Torres is Professor of Planning, Policy & Design, and Political Science, University of California, Irvine, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU020000
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
SOC031000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
SOC044000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies