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ERIC Number: EJ1145764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Primero Madres: Love and Mothering in the Educational Lives of Latina/os
Velazquez, Mirelsie
Gender and Education, v29 n4 p508-524 2017
This article examines the historical and contemporary role of Latina madres in the educational lives of their children and communities. Latinas, in their work as mother-activists, have played critical roles in the schooling lives of their children, seeking educational equality for their communities in general, amidst the growing racial politics they contended with within US schools. I aim to examine here how these mothers challenged traditional conceptions of feminism, as they bridge a politics of motherhood and activism for survival in their everyday lives. These mothers transform their children's lives--and by extension their own lives and the lives of their community--through discourses of love that complicate traditional gender roles and forge new articulations of feminist solidarity. I utilize Chicana feminist theory to highlight the intersectionality of Latina identities to examine the quotidian struggles of women occupying multiple roles in the face of inequality in contemporary US society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)