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The Latino/a diaspora is undoubtedly transforming the demographics and cultural geographies of the United States. Diaspora Studies in Education advances an active use of the concept of «diaspora», focusing on processes that impact the diasporization of the Latino/a population, and more specifically, examining those diasporization processes in the arena of education. Focusing on the education of Puerto Ricans, the second largest Latino/a subgroup, the authors of this volume elucidate themes that are useful not only for those concerned with the education of Puerto Rican youth but also applicable…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The Latino/a diaspora is undoubtedly transforming the demographics and cultural geographies of the United States. Diaspora Studies in Education advances an active use of the concept of «diaspora», focusing on processes that impact the diasporization of the Latino/a population, and more specifically, examining those diasporization processes in the arena of education. Focusing on the education of Puerto Ricans, the second largest Latino/a subgroup, the authors of this volume elucidate themes that are useful not only for those concerned with the education of Puerto Rican youth but also applicable to the study of other diasporic communities. The book is useful as a text in a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including foundations of education, multicultural education, anthropology of education, and introductory courses in Latino and ethnic studies departments.
Autorenporträt
Rosalie Rolón-Dow is Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware. Jason G. Irizarry is Director of the Center for Urban Education and Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
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«To conceptualize Puerto Ricans within the processes of diasporization constitutes a powerful ground-breaking approach that extends and affirms critical perspectives of both the process of 'Boricua' biculturalism and our place as cultural citizens of the world. Grounded in the diverse manifestations of Puerto Rican life in the United States, the book offers powerful insights into cultural readings of the 'Boricua' experience, which not only bring greater emancipatory potential to the education of Puerto Rican students, but to other communities that share in the great struggles and triumphs of life in the diaspora. This is a beautifully edited book that deserves close attention in our future reconceptualizations of subordinate populations in the United States and abroad.» (Antonia Darder, Leavey Presidential Chair and Professor, Loyola Marymount University; Author of 'Culture and Power in the Classroom')
«Rosalie Rolón-Dow and Jason G. Irizarry have assembled an admirable collection of case studies and personal testimonies of the educational experiences of Puerto Ricans in the diaspora and on the Island. Their insightful volume fills a substantial gap in the academic literature on how Puerto Ricans and other Latinos have faced the forces of displacement, assimilation, discrimination, and marginalization in U.S. schools.» (Jorge Duany, Professor, Florida International University)
«'Diaspora Studies and Education' is a wonderful collection of essays and poems that brings the concept of 'diaspora' back to its original meanings. The authors continuously emphasize the dynamic interplays between different diasporic Puerto Rican communities in the mainland United States, as well as between them and the Island of Puerto Rico. Throughout, the book continuously presents the ever-evolving realities of Puerto Ricans, both as individuals as well as in their communities, as they interact with others within specific environments. Finally, what this important book brings to the table is a real-life account of the cultural dynamics faced by, as well as the creative reactions of, Puerto Rican students in mainland U.S. schools.» (Xavier F. Totti, Lehman College, CUNY; Editor, 'CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies')…mehr