Latina Teachers: Creating Careers and Guarding Culture

Latina Teachers: Creating Careers and Guarding Culture

by Glenda M. Flores


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479813537
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Series: Latina/o Sociology Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 682,661
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

M. Flores
is an Assistant Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. She was born and raised in Santa Ana, CA.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 From "Americanization" to "Latinization" 5

2 "I Just Fell into It": Pathways into the Teaching Profession 35

3 Cultural Guardians: The Professional Missions of Latina Teachers 65

4 Co-ethnic Cultural Guardianship: Space, Race, and Region 97

5 Bicultural Myths, Rifts, and Shifts 127

6 Standardized Tests and Workplace Tensions 157

Conclusion and Epilogue: The New U.S. Teaching Profession 188


Appendix A Demographic Characteristics of Latina Teachers 200

Appendix B Chronicles of a Mexican Woman PhD 203

Notes 221

Bibliography 237

Index 253

About the Author 265

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