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2nd Edition

Latinos and Education
A Critical Reader

ISBN 9780415537100
Published November 11, 2013 by Routledge
408 Pages

USD $94.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents



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

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


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


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


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 
    Julio Cammarota

17.   Critical Xicana/Xicano Educators: Is it enough to be a Person of Color?
Margarita Ines Berta-Avila


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


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

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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.


"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