On Becoming Nuyoricans (Counterpoints Series: Postmodern Theory of Education) / Edition 1

On Becoming Nuyoricans (Counterpoints Series: Postmodern Theory of Education) / Edition 1

by Alma Rubal-Lopez, Angela Anselmo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820455202

ISBN-13: 9780820455204

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

On Becoming Nuyoricans takes an intimate look at two sisters’ experiences growing up as part of the first generation of female Puerto Ricans born and raised in New York during the 1950s and 1960s. This generation of Puerto Ricans, also referred to as «Nuyoricans», played a critical role in helping to define unique issues of race,

Overview

On Becoming Nuyoricans takes an intimate look at two sisters’ experiences growing up as part of the first generation of female Puerto Ricans born and raised in New York during the 1950s and 1960s. This generation of Puerto Ricans, also referred to as «Nuyoricans», played a critical role in helping to define unique issues of race, assimilation, and equity for immigrants who were not white Europeans (African Americans notwithstanding) in a society that defined itself as a «melting pot». This book also examines critical issues related to community, home, class, values, motivation, and identity that have played a role in molding who those women are today. In essence, On Becoming Nuyoricans provides an important look at a pivotal period in American society as depicted in these sisters’ narratives and an analysis of their recollections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820455204
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Counterpoints Series: Postmodern Theory of Education, #194
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Part IThe Story
Chapter 1Beginnings-Children of the Projects3
Chapter 2Early Education-Nuns with Bad Habits25
Chapter 3Middle Education-Moving on Up43
Chapter 4Adolescence-Return Migration/Back to la patria55
Chapter 5Late Adolescence-Good-bye Isla del Encanto/Back to the Bronx71
Part IICritical Issues in Education
Chapter 6Identity, Ethnicity, and Gender95
Chapter 7Community111
Chapter 8Language115
Chapter 9Class, Home, Values, and School119
Chapter 10Curriculum127
Chapter 11Motivation131
Chapter 12Multicultural Education147
Epilogue153
Conclusion155
References169

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