17. The Civic Life of Latina/o Immigrant Youth: Challenging Boundaries and Creating Safe Spaces

  1. Lonnie R. Sherrod,
  2. Judith Torney-Purta and
  3. Constance A. Flanagan
  1. Hinda Seif

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767603.ch17

Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth

Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth

How to Cite

Seif, H. (2010) The Civic Life of Latina/o Immigrant Youth: Challenging Boundaries and Creating Safe Spaces, in Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth (eds L. R. Sherrod, J. Torney-Purta and C. A. Flanagan), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767603.ch17

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470522745

Online ISBN: 9780470767603

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Keywords:

  • immigrant civic involvement;
  • Latino;
  • Mexican immigrant;
  • undocumented immigration;
  • dream act;
  • legislative politics;
  • immigration protests;
  • citizenship;
  • democracy divide

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Growth and Dispersal of Latina/O Immigrant Communities

  • Inclusive Definitions of Immigrant Youth Civic Engagement

  • Diversity of Latina/O Immigrant Youth

  • Methods, Themes, and Voices

  • National and Regional Studies

  • Qualitative Perspectives

  • Summary: Immigrant Youth Civic Engagement

  • Undocumented Immigrant Youth: Methodologies and Themes

  • School Membership and Graduation as Trauma

  • The Paradox of Social Rejection and Civic Engagement

  • Undocumented Students and the In-State Tuition Movement

  • Enforcement of Higher Education Access and Other Policy Struggles

  • Summary: Civic Engagement among Undocumented Youth

  • Future Directions