Latina/o Hope

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 23, 2011 - Education - 113 pages

There are an estimated forty-eight million Latinas/os living in the United States, roughly sixteen percent of the population. Not only are they the largest minority group in the country but also the youngest: one out of five children is Latina/o. The rise in the Latina/o population has caused for panic in some areas of the country, resulting in hostile and sometimes violent racism and xenophobia, and yet, much of that hatred is fueled not on facts but rather on myths about immigration.

To date, most studies on immigration have been data driven, focusing on migrating groups or policy analyses. Latina/o Hope is different. It incorporates salient theories on migration as it moves toward a new theorizing, one that views immigration from the immigrant's perspective. Thus, it integrates research into the depiction of various slices of immigrant experience—the young women disappearing in the city of Juarez, the various students at various stages of their educational journeys, the young children in need of ESL programs, the ethnically-mixed immigrants, the undocumented workers, and others.
Latina/o Hope discusses the impact of neoliberal policies and global capitalization on the daily lives of Latina/o immigrants, serving as an inspiration for dialogue, praxis and imagination to love and serve one another.


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La Politica
2 Media Portrayals
3 Profit y Femicidio En La Frontera
4 HighSchool Challenges Exemplary Programs Solutions
Driving Youth from School to Prison
6 Undocumented College Students
7 Identities in The Fourth World
8 Young ChildrenLos Mas Pequenos
9 Adult ESL Immigrant Learners
10 El Espacio SagradoLas Mestizas
11 Pedagogy of the ImmigrantConclusions
Name Index
Subject Index

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LOURDES DIAZ SOTO is Professor, College of Education, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. She has worked with families and children in Puerto Rico and the mainland. In addition, she has published a number of titles on bilingual and bicultural teaching and learning as well as numerous articles in professional journals.

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