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Looking like a Language, Sounding like a RaceRaciolinguistic Ideologies and the Learning of Latinidad$
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Jonathan Rosa

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190634728

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190634728.001.0001

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From “Gangbangers and Hoes” to “Young Latino Professionals

From “Gangbangers and Hoes” to “Young Latino Professionals

Intersectional Mobility and the Ambivalent Management of Stigmatized Student Bodies

(p.32) (p.33) 1 From “Gangbangers and Hoes” to “Young Latino Professionals
Looking like a Language, Sounding like a Race

Jonathan Rosa

Oxford University Press

Chapter 1 focuses on the school administration’s overarching goal of transforming students. It analyzes the contradictions teachers and administrators face as they simultaneously work to validate and transform students’ modes of self-making. The chapter begins by describing the intersectional anxieties surrounding violence, pregnancy, and poverty that are associated with Latinx youth socialization in the Chicago context. It goes on to show how these anxieties are heightened within the context of an open-enrollment neighborhood high school. The chapter argues that the transformation of students into “Young Latino Professionals,” which is formulated as an intersectional mobility project, becomes an ambivalent negotiation that alternately locates the “problem” within the students themselves and outsiders’ perceptions of them.

Keywords:   education, inequality, intersectionality, race, class, gender, sexuality, Chicago, school reform, racial profiling

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