Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Latino Praxis

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_212

Introduction and Overview

Until recently, Latino populations in the USA, although often citizens by birth or naturalization, did not regularly associate themselves with other groups of Hispanic origin, for example, native-born Chicanos. Arguably, imitations on their social mobility – especially their legal status as undocumented immigrants – as well as a failure to instill reflexive awareness (Giddens 1991) of the political value of building alliances with other Latinos perhaps may have led to diminished person rights (Apple 1982). That is to say, cultivating both a sense of collective praxis (Mirón 2016) as well as reflexive awareness of their culturally situated material circumstances would in the long run serve their interests to secure improved opportunities such as employment and increased wages. Concretely, for some cultural groups, for example, Central Americans who are more-assimilated minded Latinos, Chicanos conjured images of intensely politically active West Coast...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loyola University New OrleansNew OrleansUSA