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Historias de Éxito within Mexican Communities : Silenced Voices

By: Pimentel, Octavio.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015Description: 1 online resource (112 p.).ISBN: 9781137532886.Subject(s): Mexican Americans -- Social conditions | Mexican Americans -- Social life and customsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Historias de Éxito within Mexican Communities : Silenced VoicesDDC classification: 305.868/72073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction: Comparing Historias de Éxito with Success Stories -- 2 Research Design and Method -- 3 Haciendo y Compartiendo: Quetzin's Historia de Éxito -- 4 In Search of Prosperity at All Costs: Luis's Historia de Éxito -- 5 What Does All This Mean? Implications and Conclusions -- Appendices -- References -- Index
Summary: Using qualitative research data on Mexican/Mexican Americans and their historias de éxito that center on Mexican centric concepts such as buen trabajador, bien educado, and buena gente, Octavio Pimentel reveals that when social networks guide personal goals in these communities, goals become community-oriented rather than personally-oriented.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction: Comparing Historias de Éxito with Success Stories -- 2 Research Design and Method -- 3 Haciendo y Compartiendo: Quetzin's Historia de Éxito -- 4 In Search of Prosperity at All Costs: Luis's Historia de Éxito -- 5 What Does All This Mean? Implications and Conclusions -- Appendices -- References -- Index

Using qualitative research data on Mexican/Mexican Americans and their historias de éxito that center on Mexican centric concepts such as buen trabajador, bien educado, and buena gente, Octavio Pimentel reveals that when social networks guide personal goals in these communities, goals become community-oriented rather than personally-oriented.

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<p>Octavio Pimentel is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition and Interim Director for the MA Rhetoric and Composition Program at Texas State University, USA. He is the co-editor of Communicating Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in Technical Communication (2014) and author of articles that have appeared in such journals as The Council Chronicle, Reflections: Journal of Writing, Community Literacy, and Service Learning, and the Journal of Latinos in Education.</p>

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