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Counterstorytelling Narratives of Latino Teenage Boys: From Vergueenza to Echale Ganas

Rios Vega, Juan A.

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Title: Counterstorytelling Narratives of Latino ...

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: HRD

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Counterstorytelling Narratives of Latino Teenage Boys presents an ethnographic portrait of the experiences and counterstories of nine Latino teenage boys representing different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds attending a high school in North Carolina. Using critical race theory (CRT), Latino critical theory (LatCrit), and Chicano/a epistemologies as a theoretical framework, the book unveils how differing layers of oppression shape the lives of these boys of color through the intersections of race, gender, and class. Contrary to majoritarian assumptions, cultural deficit models, and their teachers’ low expectations, this research reveals how participants used their cultural capital as a foundation to develop resiliency. The findings in this book suggest that teachers, school administrators, and staff could benefit from a better understanding of Latino/a students’ community cultural wealth as a fundamental element for these students’ academic success. Counterstorytelling Narratives of Latino Teenage Boys will be an excellent resource for teachers, school administrators, college students, and pre-service teachers. It will be useful in courses in Latino/a studies in the United States, multicultural studies, race and education studies, social justice in education, race and gender studies, and social foundations in education.

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Juan A. Ríos Vega (PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro) is a 2014 Daniel Solórzano Mentoring Program Award recipient from the Critical Race Studies in Education Association. He was also a 2014 Graduate Research Award winner at UNCG.

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