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

By: Pérez, Gina M, 1968- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Social transformations in American anthropology: Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (xv, 249 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781479863358; 1479863351.Subject(s): Hispanic Americans -- Education (Secondary) -- Social aspects | Hispanic American students -- Social conditions | Military education -- Social aspects -- United States | Citizenship -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Citizen, student, soldier.DDC classification: 371.829/68073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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.
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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.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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This book fills an important niche in the American youth studies literature. Anthropologist Perez (Oberlin College) delivers on her promise to provide a thorough analysis of the debates concerning the burgeoning participation of poor, urban, Latina/o youth in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC). Her method is a critical ethnography focused on the motivations, aspirations, and experiences of these recruits in JROTC programs. The author carefully identifies the complex reasons for their participation and finds that they do not correspond to negative public perceptions. Instead, she finds that young Latina/o are attracted to these programs because, given their marginal economic opportunities, it is one way for them to demonstrate pride as full US citizens. Readers will find detailed descriptions of these marginalized youths' attempts to undertake positive forms of development that might led to social inclusion. Perez puts these descriptions in context in terms of the current debates about citizenship in the US, including civic obligation, social opportunity, and US militarism in the "land of opportunity." Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. --James E. Cote, University of Western Ontario

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