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A Companion to Latina/o Studies by Juan Flores, Renato Rosaldo

By Juan Flores, Renato Rosaldo

A significant other to Latina/o reports is a set of forty unique essays written by way of best students within the box, devoted to exploring the query of what 'Latino/a' is.

  • Brings jointly in a single quantity a various variety of unique essays through verified and rising students within the box of Latina/o reviews
  • Offers a well timed connection with the problems, themes, and methods to the research folks Latinos - now the biggest minority inhabitants within the usa
  • Explores the intensity of inventive scholarship during this box, together with theories of latinisimo, immigration, political and financial views, schooling, race/class/gender and sexuality, language, and faith
  • Considers parts of broader drawback, together with background, identification, public representations, cultural expression and racialization (including African and local American heritage).

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US Bureau of the Census. 2000. Statistical Abstract of the United States. 120th edition. Washington, DC: US Department of Commerce. US Bureau of the Census. 2001. The Hispanic Population 2000. Census Brief #C2KBR/01-3. Washington, DC: US Department of Commerce. Vertovec, Steven. 1999. ” Ethnic and Racial Studies 22: 447–62. Vigil, Jaime D. 2002. A Rainbow of Gangs: Street Cultures in the Mega-City. Austin: University of Texas Press. Zhou, Min. 1997. ” Annual Review of Sociology 23: 63–95. pm5 24 7/16/2007, 11:06 Linguistic (In)security and Latina/o Unity CHAPTER THREE “Dime con quién hablas, y te diré quién eres”: Linguistic (In)security and Latina/o Unity Ana Celia Zentella “Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres” (“Tell me who you go about with and I’ll tell you who you are”) warns that we are judged by the company we keep.

These were the rules set before us to protect the virgins and thus our virginity my father believed needed to be protected: • • • No phone calls anytime: he placed a lock on the rotary telephone dial to insure this. No dating: loud and clear and punishable by more not dating. Lights out at nine: which meant he literally turned off the fuse box, leaving us without electricity. Until they moved out or married, my older sisters survived his tyranny with good humor and ingenuity. They learned to read their environment carefully and find holes in this thick fabric of masculine discipline.

However, dating was much harder to negotiate without a co-conspirator like my mother. If my sisters were not allowed to date, my mother allowed the dates to come to my sisters, late at night. They parked in front of the house, waiting patiently, while my sisters changed out of their nighties and into street clothes and talked quietly in full view of my mother who sat in the kitchen, not to watch over them, but to stand guard in case my father woke. Every so often, when the late night proved too much for my mother, I was awakened at her request to go out to the front yard and become the ultimate pest.

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