Youth Held at the Border: Immigration, Education, and the Politics of Inclusion

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Illegal. Undocumented. Remedial. DREAMers. All of these labels have been applied to immigrant youth. Using a combination of engaging narrative and rigorous analysis, this book explores how immigrant youth are included in, and excluded from, various sectors of American society, including education. Instead of the land of opportunity, immigrant youth often encounter myriad new borders long after their physical journey to the United States is over. With an intimate storytelling style, the author invites readers to ...

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Youth Held at the Border: Immigration, Education, and the Politics of Inclusion

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Overview

Illegal. Undocumented. Remedial. DREAMers. All of these labels have been applied to immigrant youth. Using a combination of engaging narrative and rigorous analysis, this book explores how immigrant youth are included in, and excluded from, various sectors of American society, including education. Instead of the land of opportunity, immigrant youth often encounter myriad new borders long after their physical journey to the United States is over. With an intimate storytelling style, the author invites readers to rethink assumptions about immigrant youth and what their often liminal positions reveal about the politics of inclusion in America. Book Features: Engaging case studies that capture the lived experiences of immigrant youth, from secondary school and beyond, a cohesive analysis of how immigration law, education, and health intertwine to shape possible life pathways, descriptions of educational practices that both support and disempower newcomer immigrant students, recommendations for interrupting day-to-day practices that privilege some, and disadvantage others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807753903
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 12/21/2012
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,101,047
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Michelle Fine ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Preface xv

Introduction 1

1 Wana: Wigs, Husbands, and Documentation 10

2 Lina and Schooling 20

3 Double Consciousness 28

4 The Single Story of Adolescence 36

5 Lost in Translation 41

6 There's Learning and Then There's Schooling 48

7 There's a New Sheriff in Town 57

8 You Must Be This Tall to Ride 66

9 The Devil You Know 73

10 Measures of Adulthood 83

11 Black Market, White Market 88

12 Rethinking Contact Zones 100

Afterword 113

References 114

Index 118

About the Author 125

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