Challenging Fronteras: Structuring Latina and Latino Lives in the U.S. / Edition 1

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Challenging Fronteras reflects an important new wave of research that moves beyond sweeping generalizations that treat Latinos as a monolithic cultural group. This anthology focuses on the diversity of Latino experiences by providing historical specificity and cutting-edge research that employs the conceptual and analytical tools of social science. Contributors, selected from leading researchers in Latino Studies, include Patricia Zavella, Suzanne Oboler, Alejandro Portes, Clara Rodriquez, Marta Tienda, Nestor Rodriquez, and others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415916080
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/15/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Romero is Professor in the Chicana and Chicano Studies Program at Arizona State University, and is author of Maid in the U.S.A. (Routledge, 1992). Pierrette Hondagneu- Sotelo, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, is the author of Gendered Transitions: Mexican Experiences of Immigration (1994). Vilma Ortiz is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
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Table of Contents

1 The Structuring of Hispanic Ethnicity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 7
2 "So Far from God, So Close to the United States": The Roots of Hispanic Homogenization 31
3 The Invention of Ethnic Origins and the Negotiation of Latino Identity, 1969-1981 55
4 Central American Migration: A Framework for Analysis 81
5 A Summary of Puerto Rican Migration to the United States 101
6 The History of Mexican Undocumented Settlement in the United States 115
7 A Repeat Performance? The Nicaraguan Exodus 135
8 Los Dominicanyorks: The Making of a Binational Society 161
9 "Que Assimilated, Brother, Yo Soy Asimilao": The Structuring of Puerto Rican Identity in the U.S. 175
10 Reflections on Diversity Among Chicanas 187
11 Life as the Maid's Daughter: An Exploration of the Everyday Boundaries of Race, Class, and Gender 195
12 Power Surrendered, Power Restored: The Politics of Work and Family Among Hispanic Garment Workers in California and Florida 215
13 Reluctant Compliance: Work-Family Role Allocation in Dual-Earner Chicano Families 229
14 New Roles in a New Landscape 247
15 Brothers in Wood 265
16 The Politics of Language in Miami 279
17 Apartment Restructuring and Latino Immigrant Tenant Struggles: A Case Study of Human Agency 297
Index 311
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