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Diaspora Studies in Education

Toward a Framework for Understanding the Experiences of Transnational Communities

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Edited By Rosalie Rolón-Dow and Jason G. Irizarry

The Latino/a diaspora is undoubtedly transforming the demographics and cultural geographies of the United States. Diaspora Studies in Education advances an active use of the concept of «diaspora», focusing on processes that impact the diasporization of the Latino/a population, and more specifically, examining those diasporization processes in the arena of education. Focusing on the education of Puerto Ricans, the second largest Latino/a subgroup, the authors of this volume elucidate themes that are useful not only for those concerned with the education of Puerto Rican youth but also applicable to the study of other diasporic communities. The book is useful as a text in a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including foundations of education, multicultural education, anthropology of education, and introductory courses in Latino and ethnic studies departments.
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Advance Praise for Diaspora Studies in Education

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Advance Praise for

DIASPORA STUDIES IN EDUCATION

“To conceptualize Puerto Ricans within the processes of diasporization constitutes a powerful ground-breaking approach that extends and affirms critical perspectives of both the process of Boricua biculturalism and our place as cultural citizens of the world. Grounded in the diverse manifestations of Puerto Rican life in the United States, the book offers powerful insights into cultural readings of the Boricua experience, which not only bring greater emancipatory potential to the education of Puerto Rican students, but to other communities that share in the great struggles and triumphs of life in the diaspora. This is a beautifully edited book that deserves close attention in our future reconceptualizations of subordinate populations in the United States and abroad.”

—Antonia Darder, Leavey Presidential Chair and Professor,

Loyola Marymount University; Author of Culture and Power in the Classroom

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