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- DescriptionAmid the flurry of debates about immigration, poverty, and education in the United States, the stories in Mi Voz, Mi Vida allow us to reflect on how young people who might be most affected by the results of these debates actually navigate through American society. The fifteen Lati college students who tell their stories in this book come from a variety of socioecomic, regional, and family backgrounds-they are young men and women of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central American, and South American descent. Their insights are both balanced and frank, blending personal, anecdotal, political, and cultural viewpoints. Their engaging stories detail the students' personal struggles with issues such as identity and biculturalism, family dynamics, religion, poverty, stereotypes, and the value of education. Throughout, they provide insights into issues of racial identity in contemporary America among a mirity population that is very much in the news. This book gives educators, students, and their families a clear view of the experience of Lati students adapting to a challenging educational environment and a cultural context-Dartmouth College-often very different from their childhood ones.
- Author BiographyAndrew Garrod is Professor Emeritus of Education at Dartmouth College. He is coeditor of I Am Where I Come Frome:Native American College Students and Graduates Tell Their Life Stories;Growing Up Muslim: Muslim College Students in America Tell Their Life Stories, First Person, First Peoples: Native American College Graduates Tell Their Life Stories, Balancing Two Worlds: Asian American College Students Tell Their Life Stories, Mi Voz, Mi Vida: Latino College Students Tell Their Life Stories, and Mixed: Multiracial College Students Tell Their Life Stories, all from Cornell. Robert Kilkenny is Executive Director of the Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention.He is coeditor of I Am Where I Come From;Mixed; Mi Voz, Mi Vida; and Balancing Two Worlds, all from Cornell. Christina Gomez is Professor of Sociology at Northeastern Illinois University. She is coeditor of Mi Voz, Mi Vida and Mixed, both from Cornell.
- PublisherCornell University Press
- Date of Publication22/03/2007
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationIthaca
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCornell University Press
- Content Notehalftones
- Weight428 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byAndrew Garrod,Christina Gomez,Robert Kilkenny
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