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ERIC Number: EJ1161648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
"There She Is": Hispanic Identity, Academic Success, and Class Mobility in a Collegiate Beauty Pageant
Smith, Taylor Renee
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v17 n1 p41-60 Jan 2018
Widely accepted definitions of academic success are neither adequate nor meaningful for many ethnic minority students. Using ethnographic research with high-achieving Latina college students in Oklahoma, student experiences in a collegiate Hispanic beauty pageant were analyzed. These successful Latina students negotiated academic achievement through pageant performances of gender and ethnicity. Student understandings of "making it," shaped by familial approval, adherence to gender norms, and ethnic identity, suggest that a rethinking of "academic success" is necessary.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma
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