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Latina girls : voices of adolescent strength in the United States

Author: Jill Denner; Bianca L Guzmán
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers data and suggestions for practical intervention for those who study and work to support Latinas. This book highlights the challenges these young women face, as well as the ways in which they  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Denner; Bianca L Guzmán
ISBN: 9780814719763 0814719767 9780814719770 0814719775
OCLC Number: 475671327
Description: viii, 251 s
Contents: 1 Introduction: Latina Girls Transforming Cultures, Contexts, and Selves Jill Denner and Bianca L. GuzmanPart 1: Negotiating Family Relationships2 Los Papas, La Familia y La Sexualidad 3 Con?anza, Consejos, and Contradictions4 La Casa: Negotiating Family Cultural Practices, Constructing Identities 5 Promoting Values of Education in Latino Mother-Adolescent Discussions about Con?ict and SexualityPart 2 : Overcoming Institutional Barriers6 Resistance to Race and Gender Oppression: Dominican High School Girls in New York City 7 La Escuela8 Latina Adolescents' Career Goals: Resources for Overcoming Obstacles 9 Career Expectations and Goals of Latina AdolescentsPart 3: Accessing Institutional Support10 Latina Adolescents' Sexual Health11 "Cien Porciento Puertorriquena" (Puerto Rican,100 Percent) 12 Getting Connected: The Expanding Use of Technology among Latina GirlsPart 4 : Developing Initiative13 La Felicidad: Predictors of Life Satisfaction and Well-Being among Latina Girls14 La Salud: Latina Adolescents Constructing Identities, Negotiating Health Decisions15 Latina Adolescent Motherhood: A Turning Point? 16 Conclusion: Latina Girls, Social Science, and TransformationAbout the Contributors Index
Responsibility: edited by Jill Denner and Bianca L. Guzmán

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