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ERIC Number: EJ1078144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
Out of the Shadows: "Testimonio" as Civic Participation
Figueroa, Ariana Mangual
Journal of Latinos and Education, v14 n4 p244-260 2015
This article draws from a 23-month ethnographic study of mixed-status families living in an emerging Latino/a community to examine 3 undocumented mothers' participation in the act of giving "testimonio," or testimony. In this context, "testimonio" serves as a grassroots tactic for political advocacy and community formation that compensates for and reacts against the limited opportunities for civic participation afforded noncitizens. The findings indicate that giving "testimonio" in both public and domestic settings constitutes a form of civic participation in which undocumented mothers actually attempt to move out of the shadows and into a more public domain.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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