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Negotiating Home Language: Spanish Maintenance And Loss In Latino Families, Amy Lutz Dec 2014

Negotiating Home Language: Spanish Maintenance And Loss In Latino Families, Amy Lutz

Amy Lutz

Based on in-depth interviews and fieldwork in and around Dallas, Texas, this paper explores the ways in which Latino parents and their children negotiate home language and offers a theoretical framework for understanding language maintenance and loss in the home. The parents in this study overwhelmingly view bilingualism as the ideal, yet many parents, especially those who are English-dominant or bilingual, find it difficult to maintain Spanish at home because of outside pressures that prioritize English and concerns about their children's English-language acquisition. The family, as the environment in which children first begin to learn language, and family dynamics ...


Con Respeto: A Conceptual Model For Building Healthy Community-University Partnerships Alongside Mexican Migrant Families, Miguel Zavala, Patricia A. Pérez, Alejandro González, Anna Díaz Villela Nov 2014

Con Respeto: A Conceptual Model For Building Healthy Community-University Partnerships Alongside Mexican Migrant Families, Miguel Zavala, Patricia A. Pérez, Alejandro González, Anna Díaz Villela

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

In this paper we grapple with the question of how healthy community and university partnerships can be formed in order to support migrant students’ access to higher education. Employing autoethnographic and narrative research, and drawing from our work within the context of the migrant family conference at California State University, Fullerton from 2011 to 2013, we outline a conceptual model for building healthy partnerships. The first section of this paper offers a general overview of the literature on community-university engagement and collaboration as well as provides background information about the migrant farmworker community. The next section puts forward a new ...


La Voz Fall 2014, El Instituto: Institute Of Latina/O, Caribbean, And Latin American Studies Oct 2014

La Voz Fall 2014, El Instituto: Institute Of Latina/O, Caribbean, And Latin American Studies

La Voz

In this issue:

  • Elizabeth Mahan
  • Migrant Farm Workers
  • La Comunidad Intelectual


‘Anchor/Terror Babies’ And Latina Bodies: Immigration Rhetoric In The 21st Century And The Feminization Of Terrorism, Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo Aug 2014

‘Anchor/Terror Babies’ And Latina Bodies: Immigration Rhetoric In The 21st Century And The Feminization Of Terrorism, Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo

Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought

The post-9/11 era in the United States has revealed a specific fear about immigrants as terrorist threats. Although this fear manifests as a generalized one against any immigrant, when we analyze public discourse, we can find rhetorical patterns involving specific groups, with Latinos/as at center. U.S. public discourse typically conjures images of immigrants as terrorists, which are either genderless or male, and it is activated and cultivated in moments of national crisis (most recently, the 2013 Boston marathon bombing attacks). In this paper, we move beyond notions of immigrants as either genderless or male to discuss post-9 ...


Framing Identity: Repudiating The Ideal In Chicana Literature, Michael A. Flores Aug 2014

Framing Identity: Repudiating The Ideal In Chicana Literature, Michael A. Flores

All NMU Master's Theses

In the 1960s Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez penned his now canonical, epic poem “I Am Joaquin.” The poem chronicles the historic oppression of a transnational, Mexican people as well as revolutionary acts of their forefathers in resisting tyranny. Coinciding with a series of renewed, sociopolitical campaigns, collectively known as the Chicano Movement, Gonzales’ poem uses vivid imagery to present an idealized representation of Chicanos and encouraged his reader to engage in revolutionary action. Though the poem encourages strong leadership, upward mobility, and political engagement the representations of women in his text are misogynistic and limiting.

His presentation of the “black-shawled Faithful ...


Latino Rhythms In Downtown Los Angeles: A Case Study Of The Social, Physical, And Economic Environment Of “La Broadway”, Ulises Antonio Gonzalez Jun 2014

Latino Rhythms In Downtown Los Angeles: A Case Study Of The Social, Physical, And Economic Environment Of “La Broadway”, Ulises Antonio Gonzalez

Master's Theses and Project Reports

In an attempt to practice inclusive planning, this research project explores whether Broadway Avenue functions as an ethnic commercial strip and identifies social, physical, and economic components that contribute to the Latino neighborhood/ barrio. Using pilot studies Loukaitou-Sideris (2000), Loukaitou-Sideris (2002), Rojas (1993), Manzumdar et al. (2000), Main (2007), and Fernando (2007) as a foundation, this research uses a single case study in addition to several research methods: 42 random surveys, literature review and analysis, site observations/pictures, and land use survey.

Various scholars write that barrios have unique physical, social, economic, and political attributes. A new aesthetic, art, symbols ...


44th Chicano Commencement, 2014, San Jose State University, Associated Students May 2014

44th Chicano Commencement, 2014, San Jose State University, Associated Students

Chicano Commencement

44th Annual Chicano Commencement

"Edúcate para vivir. Vive para educar. = Learn to live. Live to learn." The 44th Annual Chicano Commencement was held at the SJSU Event Center on Sunday, May 25, 2014.


Accessing The Empire: Cultural Citizenship And Belonging In The United States, Jeanette Cuevas Apr 2014

Accessing The Empire: Cultural Citizenship And Belonging In The United States, Jeanette Cuevas

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Naccs 41st Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Apr 2014

Naccs 41st Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

NACCS Conference Programs

Fragmented Landscapes in Chicana and Chicano Studies: Deliberation, Innovation or Extinction?
April 9-12, 2014
Hilton Salt Lake City Center


Latino Leadership Initiative (Lli), University Of Massachusetts Boston, Harvard Kennedy School Center For Public Leadership Apr 2014

Latino Leadership Initiative (Lli), University Of Massachusetts Boston, Harvard Kennedy School Center For Public Leadership

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Purpose: To help develop a cadre of next generation leaders from and for the Latino(a) community. Participants: The LLI annually serves up to 50 of the nation’s most promising undergraduates with demonstrated interest in serving the Latino(a)community. Partner Schools: The partner schools are sending cohorts represented are Miami Dade College, UMass Boston, Texas A&M International University, University of California at Merced, University of Texas-Pan American, Loyola Marymount, City University of New York and the University of Houston. Objectives: To enhance the leadership capacity of students committed to serving the Latino community; To help participants form a strong and durable bond among themselves and with other leaders; To inspire participants to view their own possibilities for leadership and professional achievement as limitless.


La Voz Spring 2014, El Instituto: Institute Of Latina/O, Caribbean, And Latin American Studies Apr 2014

La Voz Spring 2014, El Instituto: Institute Of Latina/O, Caribbean, And Latin American Studies

La Voz

In this issue:

  • Alturas Duo
  • Dominican Citizenship
  • Magdalena Gomez
  • Roberto Tejada


La Voz Spring 2014, El Instituto: Institute Of Latina/O, Caribbean, And Latin American Studies Apr 2014

La Voz Spring 2014, El Instituto: Institute Of Latina/O, Caribbean, And Latin American Studies

La Voz

In this issue:

  • Elizabeth Mahan Fund for Graduate Studies
  • Patrick "Pato" Hebert Art Installation
  • Eyzaguirre Lecture: Diana Taylor
  • Generation Sex: Teatro Luna


Combining Qualitative Research Perspectives And Methods For Critical Social Purposes The Neoliberal U.S. Childhood Public Policy Behemoth, Michelle Salazar Perez, Gaile S. Cannella, Cynthia M. Saavedra Apr 2014

Combining Qualitative Research Perspectives And Methods For Critical Social Purposes The Neoliberal U.S. Childhood Public Policy Behemoth, Michelle Salazar Perez, Gaile S. Cannella, Cynthia M. Saavedra

Mexican American Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article discusses the broad-based use of bricolage to examine the neoliberal childhood policy discourses and forms of implementation that are currently practiced in the United States. Diverse, traditionally marginalized understandings such as Black feminist thought, Chicana feminism, and feminist analysis of capitalist patriarchy are combined with a Deleuze/Guattarian critique of capitalism and qualitative methods of situational analyses. We do this to identify childhood assemblages within the childhood public policy behemoth in the United States and compare these assemblages to capitalism more broadly, including how neoliberal practices are facilitated.


Reproductive Rights And State Institutions: The Forced Sterilization Of Minority Women In The United States, Maggie Lawrence Apr 2014

Reproductive Rights And State Institutions: The Forced Sterilization Of Minority Women In The United States, Maggie Lawrence

Senior Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Percentage Of Chicano Nurses In Spokane, Lynnzie Paulson Jan 2014

Percentage Of Chicano Nurses In Spokane, Lynnzie Paulson

2014 Symposium

This paper discusses the percentage of Chicano or Latino nurses compared to white and other minority nurses; This study will show a lower percentage of Chicano nurses compared to white and other minority nurses. I will also discuss the inequality in educational opportunities in this field for Chicana/os as well as show how providing more opportunities will improve the health and nursing care for Chicano consumers. Using information from the U.S. Census, along with statistics from state, national, and federal agencies, and other academic peer reviewed studies this study looks at the nursing field, more specifically in Spokane ...


Defining Chicano Social Issues And Establishing Self-Identity Through Art, Lupita Guzman Jan 2014

Defining Chicano Social Issues And Establishing Self-Identity Through Art, Lupita Guzman

2014 Symposium

The Chicano movement took place during the late 1960s through the early 1970s and introduced the contemporary mural movement. This movement was what paved the path for many Chicanos to express and protest their interpretations of social issues such as racism, immigration and Chicano identity though art. Chicano artists have chosen to express the political side of being a Chicano through art because they really want to provoke and cross lines that most people do not dare to do. I will use academic journals, periodicals, and art abstracts to improve and support my research. My paper will show that the ...


Bilingualism And Latinos In The United States, Rigoberto Gutierrez-Pinon Jan 2014

Bilingualism And Latinos In The United States, Rigoberto Gutierrez-Pinon

2014 Symposium

In the U.S., many cultures and languages are in contact and many consider it to possess only one universal culture. However, often conflict arises as a result of the close proximity shared by all these different elements. In this investigation, I will concentrate on the experiences of Latino-Americans in the United States specifically related to language. Many Latinos in this country hold on to their linguistic heritage and, in varying degrees, speak Spanish. However, due to the duality of their identities, it is not uncommon for Latinos to encounter conflict within themselves and confrontations with others. Linguistically, there is ...


Narcocorridos, Jaime Frausto-Cerna Jan 2014

Narcocorridos, Jaime Frausto-Cerna

2014 Symposium

Corridos are songs that tell a true story about an event, these songs were written to express the importance of this hero or a heroic action. With time the music has evolved to include lyrics glorifying drug smuggling and extreme violence. Just like hip hop, Narcocorridos challenge the government by singing about their success in the drug business. I will utilize online newspapers, articles and lyrics compose and sung by corridistas themselves. Multiple artists have been ambushed and suffered terrible deaths resulting from the turf war the drug cartels have started and the songs and lyrics they compose. Factors leading ...


Social Work And Chicano/Latino Diversity, Rosa Guerrero Jan 2014

Social Work And Chicano/Latino Diversity, Rosa Guerrero

2014 Symposium

My paper is going to focus on the social work program here at Eastern and whether or not it effectively prepares undergraduate students to work with the Chicano/Latino community. I will be examining basic demographic information about the Latino population within Eastern Washington University, the state of Washington and the United States. I will also be analyzing the demographics of staff and faculty that make up the social work program to see if any of them come from diverse backgrounds that understand the socio-cultural factors that Chicano/Latinos face. With the use of peer reviewed articles, I will be ...


Chicanos And The Criminal Justice System, Scott Van Dyke Jan 2014

Chicanos And The Criminal Justice System, Scott Van Dyke

2014 Symposium

Recently there has been a change in the interaction and trust between the justice system and Chicanos. This paper will delve into how interactions between the criminal justice system and the Chicano community have increased as well as examine the support levels or lack thereof within the justice system. I will use survey statistics found in reports from the PEW Research Center and also focus on Chicanos who interact with the justice system on a daily basis. According to a Pew Research Center report, approximately fifty-six percent of Chicanos have had some sort of interaction with the criminal justice system ...


Día De Los Muertos, Emily Sherman Jan 2014

Día De Los Muertos, Emily Sherman

2014 Symposium

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday put in place to honor those who have passed away. During the celebration the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado, flowers, sugar skulls, music and parades. Unlike American culture which views death as a very somber event, the Mexican culture has learned to embrace it as a natural part of life. On this day the dead are thought to wake from their eternal sleep and join the celebration with their family and friends. This paper explores the history of Día de los ...


Tejano Music, Derek Phakoo Jan 2014

Tejano Music, Derek Phakoo

2014 Symposium

Tejano music originated in the southern part of Texas and has spread all over the world. It has produced some of the most famous musicians of our time. Tejano music is also called conjunto music. This music is a cross between blues and country and originated on the farms and ranches of Southern Texas in the early 19th century. This music came about due to the Mexicans, German and Czech immigrants sharing music traditions. This combined polkas with classic Mexican folk music. It was the Mexican Revolution that lasted from 1910-1917 that is responsible for this genre of music and ...


Expressing The Chicano Culture: A Low Riding Experience, Ian O'Neill Jan 2014

Expressing The Chicano Culture: A Low Riding Experience, Ian O'Neill

2014 Symposium

This research paper focuses on the rich heritage of the Chicano people who chose to express their culture through the customization of vehicles. I discuss the history of the automobile in the Chicano culture and the reasons why low riding became such a dominant idea for Chicanos. This paper will show how customizing in terms of painting, lowering, sculpting, and fabricating gave the Chicanos a favorable alternative activity instead of joining a gang. I will further discuss how this positive movement motivated and generated a generation of workers who excelled in the field of automobile customization through their artistic capabilities ...


The Perceptions Of College Among Latino Elementary Students, Amy Nunez Jan 2014

The Perceptions Of College Among Latino Elementary Students, Amy Nunez

2014 Symposium

According to the Pew Research Center, the disparity between Latinos (14.5%) and Caucasian (51%) students who earned a Bachelor’s degree in 2012 concerns scholars and policymakers. Scholarly articles (Chung and Dickson 2011; Spears, Brown, and Chu 2012; Moreno and Gaytán 2013; Becerra 2012), support the statement that the educational system in the U.S. can improve the services provided to Latino students in order to increase their college attainment. Some concerns raised by scholars include the lack of certified teachers and administrators who are culturally competent and can help Latino students develop the skills needed to succeed in ...


Deportation, Joanna Gutierrez Jan 2014

Deportation, Joanna Gutierrez

2014 Symposium

Deportations of unauthorized immigrants continue at record levels. Since President Barack Obama took office two-thirds of the nearly 2 million deportation cases involve people who had committed minor infractions, or had no criminal record at all. In this paper I will address the opposition people have with deportations. I will discuss the impact deportations play on a families and the toll it takes on the people they leave behind. This study uses demographic information collected by the US census, scholarly articles, and personal testimonies of young adults affected by this government actions showing the effects deportation has had on the ...


Searching For The American Dream, Berenice Garcia Jan 2014

Searching For The American Dream, Berenice Garcia

2014 Symposium

Immigration is a controversial topic for both Chicanos and Americans. Many Immigrants put themselves through the danger of crossing the border into the United States so they are able to provide for their family. Immigrants only come to help the economy. I will use data and peer review articles that have analyzed the benefits or their lack of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to assess the effects on poor Mexican peasants. This paper I will address the detrimental effects of this treaty on families who have been uprooted from their traditional way of life and forced to migrate ...


The Obstacles Chicanos Face In The United States, Maria Galindo Jan 2014

The Obstacles Chicanos Face In The United States, Maria Galindo

2014 Symposium

When coming to the United States many immigrants think the biggest challenge they face will be leaving their families. Many do not realize the real challenge awaits them when they arrive in the United States. One of the main challenges they face is that of discrimination and overcoming negative stereotypes Americans use to describe them. Children are being raised to think these remarks are acceptable. In this paper I am going to provide information from personal blogs of experiences that have affected their everyday lives . This paper will provide evidence of the struggles they face with language barriers and the ...


Dreams Denied, Stephanie Fuentes Jan 2014

Dreams Denied, Stephanie Fuentes

2014 Symposium

The case Plyler vs. Doe was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a state law denying funding for education to immigrant children. The court held states could not discriminate against students enrolling in K- 12 public schools based on their legal status. However, it never addressed public education beyond high school,which allowed states to create their own rules regarding undocumented students and higher education. In 2003 Washington State Legislature approved House Bill 1079 which helped make college education affordable for certain undocumented students by allowing them to pay in-state tuition.Currently 17 ...


Carlos Santana: Using Music To Unite Communities, Courtney Darrow Jan 2014

Carlos Santana: Using Music To Unite Communities, Courtney Darrow

2014 Symposium

Carlos Santana, a musician born in Mexico and raised in America, has spent his entire career creating music for the masses. In 1966, he formed the Santana Blues Band whom, over the next several decades, would become internationally known for their music and charitable nature. Using his fame to promote the good in the world, Santana has become an international icon for the Latino community. Using scholarly and newspaper sources like, Carlos Santana by L.C. Slavicek and the article Santana from The Latino American Experience, I will explore in more detail Santana’s influence on the Chicano community in ...


The Forgotten Members Of Our Society: Latinos In The Criminal Justice System, Jereny Mendoza Jan 2014

The Forgotten Members Of Our Society: Latinos In The Criminal Justice System, Jereny Mendoza

2014 Symposium

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, as of midyear 2010, the total population of jail inmates was 1,613,740. Since jail inmates have been reported to have lower levels of education than the general population, it raises a high concern for their re-establishment in our society once they are released. While there has been an attempt to provide educational services such as the attainment of GED’s to prisoners of the adult correctional population, the services naturally discontinue once the prisoners have served their time in prison. This study examines the opportunities and obstacles that are presented ...