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Latina Girls: Voices of Adolescent Strength in the United States

Latina Girls: Voices of Adolescent Strength in the United States Jill Denner and Bianca L. Guzman ( Eds .). Latina Girls: Voices of Adolescent Strength in the United States. New York : New York University Press , 2006 : ISBN: 0‐8147‐1977‐5 , $22.00 paper . Most of the existing social science research on disadvantaged communities is based on identifying pathologies and on the amelioration or solution of these deficiencies. The purpose of this edited volume is to challenge the prevailing stereotypes of Latina adolescents, the largest minority group in the United States. The authors target stereotypes that position Latina adolescents as uneducated, teen mothers, and/or promiscuous. Not surprisingly, such pessimistic representations inspire negative responses among communities at large, particularly among Latina adolescents. The editor's approach, then, strives to present to the reader a more comprehensive picture. The book is divided into four sections: (1) negotiating family relationships, (2) overcoming institutional barriers, (3) accessing institutional support, and (4) developing initiatives. Mainly addressed to academics, researchers, and social scientists, the book is also meant to engage teachers and community activists working with Latino populations. Examining the lives of Latinas, from their personal relationships to their academic and career goals, as well as the ways in which they negotiate gender roles http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Analyses of Social Issues & Public Policy Wiley

Latina Girls: Voices of Adolescent Strength in the United States

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1529-7489
eISSN
1530-2415
DOI
10.1111/j.1530-2415.2007.00132.x
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Abstract

Jill Denner and Bianca L. Guzman ( Eds .). Latina Girls: Voices of Adolescent Strength in the United States. New York : New York University Press , 2006 : ISBN: 0‐8147‐1977‐5 , $22.00 paper . Most of the existing social science research on disadvantaged communities is based on identifying pathologies and on the amelioration or solution of these deficiencies. The purpose of this edited volume is to challenge the prevailing stereotypes of Latina adolescents, the largest minority group in the United States. The authors target stereotypes that position Latina adolescents as uneducated, teen mothers, and/or promiscuous. Not surprisingly, such pessimistic representations inspire negative responses among communities at large, particularly among Latina adolescents. The editor's approach, then, strives to present to the reader a more comprehensive picture. The book is divided into four sections: (1) negotiating family relationships, (2) overcoming institutional barriers, (3) accessing institutional support, and (4) developing initiatives. Mainly addressed to academics, researchers, and social scientists, the book is also meant to engage teachers and community activists working with Latino populations. Examining the lives of Latinas, from their personal relationships to their academic and career goals, as well as the ways in which they negotiate gender roles

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Analyses of Social Issues & Public PolicyWiley

Published: Dec 1, 2007

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