Crowding Out Latinos
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BeschreibungIn this groundbreaking analysis, Marco Portales examines the way in which education and the media act as immobilizing social forces to shape the Latino world that exists despite the best efforts of many Mexican Americans and other Latinos.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface About the Frontispiece Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. Chicano Literature and Irish Literature 3. Latinos in American Culture 4. Hispanics and the American Media 5. Love and the Mexican American School Experience 6. Enhancing the Visibility of Chicano Literature 7. Americo Paredes's George Washington Gomez: Educating Mexican American Students 8. The Lives of a Chicano Film Star: Anthony Quinn's The Original Sin 9. Rape and Barrio Education in Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street 10. Ana Castillo's Massacre of the Dreamers: Communicating the Chicana Experience 11. Chicano Writing versus Chicano Life 12. Postscripts Notes Bibliography Index
Pressestimmen"In Crowding Out Latinos, Marco Portales sets out to account for the deficiencies found in present day educational practices in connection with Chicano youth... He makes it clear that viewing Hispanics as one undifferentiated mass leads to dangerous stereotypes and a tendency to erase particular cultural identities." --Emory Elliot, Distinguished Professor of English and Director, Center for Ideas and Society, University of California, Riverside "In his book, Crowding Out Latinos: Mexican Americans in the Public Consciousness, Professor Marco Portales argues convincingly that Hispanics have been excluded from american society, and marshals an impressive amount of evidence to support this thesis." --Ishmael Reed, Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley "In Crowding Out Latinos, Marco Portales draws from Chicano/a literature, sociology, and demographic studies in order to understand the current status and future of one of the largest and fastest growing populations in the U.S. His argument will fuel much needed debate on educational policies and the importance of Mexican Americans to the well-being of the U.S. society in general." --Teresa McKenna, Associate Professor of English, University of Southern California, Los Angeles "This volume looks at how writers such as Americo Paredes, Sandra Cisneros, and Ana Castillo have addressed the historical disenfranchisement of Latinos in the United States and the realities of Latino life. Marco Portales examines these authors' texts as interventions into the problematic educations that most students receive in the nation's schools, which, he argues, substantially contribute to the troubled relationship between the American media and Latinos." --American Literature
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: TEMPLE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2000
Seitenanzahl: 257 Seiten