Walkout: The Footsteps Of Latino Youth Activism

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Walkout: The Footsteps Of Latino Youth Activism

Show simple item record Galvan, Marta en_US 2009-09-16T18:19:37Z 2009-09-16T18:19:37Z 2009-09-16T18:19:37Z January 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10346 en_US
dc.description.abstract This qualitative study analyzes contemporary social action through the lens of Latino youth activism. A total of 11 people including Latino student demonstrators and non-demonstrators and teachers/administrators all shared their experiences and perspectives concerning the 2006 Latino youth immigration reform walkout that took place at a local high school. It was found that Latino youth secretly coordinated a walkout and executed it. Escorted by police they marched in the streets, recruited other students along the way, attended a rally, and were bused back to campus afterward. Demonstrators were both criticized and praised for their actions by peers and teachers/administrators. While demonstrators were discredited for many reasons as detailed in the text, demonstrators and non-demonstrators felt empowered with a renewed sense of pride after the walkout. Categorized as form of collective behavior, this walkout was deemed significant due to the agency Latino youth exhibited and the attention they brought to the issue. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Baker, Susan en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Sociology en_US
dc.title Walkout: The Footsteps Of Latino Youth Activism en_US
dc.type M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Baker, Susan en_US Sociology en_US Sociology en_US University of Texas at Arlington en_US masters en_US M.A. en_US
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