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ERIC Number: EJ827492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Stories of Social Class: Self-Identified Mexican Male College Students Crack the Silence
Schwartz, Jana L.; Donovan, Jody; Guido-DiBrito, Florence
Journal of College Student Development, v50 n1 p50-66 Jan-Feb 2009
This study explores the meaning of social class in the lives of five self-identified Mexican male college students. Participants shared the significant influence social class has on their college experience. Intersections of social class and students' Mexican identity are illuminated throughout the findings. Themes include: social class rules and symbols, the strong influence of cultural and familial messages, the role of gender and class in the Latino culture, and hope and optimism for their family's future. Implications for creating affirming environments for Latino students and those from families with socioeconomic disadvantage are highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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