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The Resource Citizen, student, soldier : Latina/o youth, JROTC, and the American dream, Gina M. Pérez

Citizen, student, soldier : Latina/o youth, JROTC, and the American dream, Gina M. Pérez

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Citizen, student, soldier : Latina/o youth, JROTC, and the American dream
Title
Citizen, student, soldier
Title remainder
Latina/o youth, JROTC, and the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Gina M. Pérez
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the 1990s, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs have experienced unprecedented expansion in American public schools. The program and its proliferation in poor, urban schools districts with large numbers of Latina/o and African American students is not without controversy. Public support is often based on the belief that the program provides much-needed discipline for "at risk" youth. Meanwhile, critics of JROTC argue that the program is a recruiting tool for the U.S. military and is yet another example of an increasingly punitive climate that disproportionately affects youth of color in American public schools. Citizen, Student, Soldier intervenes in these debates, providing critical ethnographic attention to understanding the motivations, aspirations, and experiences of students who participate in increasing numbers in JROTC programs. These students have complex reasons for their participation, reasons that challenge the reductive idea that they are either dangerous youths who need discipline or victims being exploited by a predatory program. Rather, their participation is informed by their marginal economic position in the local political economy, as well as their desire to be regarded as full citizens, both locally and nationally. Citizenship is one of the central concerns guiding the JROTC curriculum; this book explores ethnographically how students understand and enact different visions of citizenship and grounds these understandings in local and national political economic contexts. It also highlights the ideological, social and cultural conditions of Latina/o youth and their families who both participate in and are enmeshed in vigorous debates about citizenship, obligation, social opportunity, militarism and, ultimately, the American Dream."--Back cover
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DLC
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1968-
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Pérez, Gina M.
Dewey number
371.829/68073
Index
index present
LC call number
LC2670.4
LC item number
.P47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social transformations in American anthropology
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  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic American students
  • Military education
  • Citizenship
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Citizenship
  • Military education
  • United States
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Citizen, student, soldier : Latina/o youth, JROTC, and the American dream, Gina M. Pérez
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-237) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
JROTC's enduring appeal : militarism, ethnic pride, and social opportunity in the postindustrial city -- "What are these kids doing in uniforms?" : discipline, dignity, and JROTC exceptionalism -- "JROTC today, leaders tomorrow" : leadership, social capital, and stories of redemption -- "Citizenship takes practice" : service, personal responsibility, and representing what is good about America
Control code
ocn906658629
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 249 pages
Isbn
9781479850617
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015021428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Citizen, student, soldier : Latina/o youth, JROTC, and the American dream, Gina M. Pérez
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
JROTC's enduring appeal : militarism, ethnic pride, and social opportunity in the postindustrial city -- "What are these kids doing in uniforms?" : discipline, dignity, and JROTC exceptionalism -- "JROTC today, leaders tomorrow" : leadership, social capital, and stories of redemption -- "Citizenship takes practice" : service, personal responsibility, and representing what is good about America
Control code
ocn906658629
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 249 pages
Isbn
9781479850617
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015021428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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