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ERIC Number: EJ1069951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
"The Only Mexican in the Room": "Sobrevivencia" as a Way of Knowing for Mexican Transnational Students and Families
Kasun, G. Sue
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v46 n3 p277-294 Sep 2015
Drawing upon multisited ethnographic case studies in the United States and Mexico, I demonstrate "sobrevivencia", a survivalist way of knowing of Mexican-origin families. Through an underdog mentality, family members persisted and sometimes thrived. However, the grittiness of the underdog mentality did not always work out. By understanding "sobrevivencia", educators can better engage transnational families, and researchers can further explore transnational ways of knowing with continuing multisited research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States
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