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Author Muñoz, Victoria I., 1958-

Title Where "something catches" : work, love, and identity in youth / Victoria I. Muñoz.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  155.5097295 MUNO GA3    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series SUNY series, identities in the classroom.
SUNY series, identities in the classroom.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-275) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. The Catch -- Ch. 2. Returning to a Question -- Ch. 3. Conceptual Strategies -- Ch. 4. Methods -- Ch. 5. The Youths -- Ch. 6. Becoming Hombres and Mujeres: Work, Love, and Constructions of Gender -- Ch. 7. Getting out of Trouble or Getting What You Want: Work as Independence and Survival for Young Mujeres -- Ch. 8. Since I Was Three: From Childhood Genius to Adult Work -- Ch. 9. From Illness and Suicide to the Work of Art -- Ch. 10. In Uniform: Seguridad as Symbol and Work -- Ch. 11. Peace, Justice, Development: The Complex Workings of Social Change -- Ch. 12. Working Together: Plotting the Coordinates of Work, Love, and Identity -- Appendix A: Interview Questions -- Appendix B: Introduction to the Volunteer Corps at the Service of Puerto Rico Act.
Summary Where "Something Catches": Work, Love, and Identity in Youth is a qualitative study of Latina and Latino Youth. Youths from different regions of Puerto Rico and with a range of interests are interviewed about work, love, community, alternatives, and the support that they have been given. Using an innovative framework, a psychology of identity is explored by incorporating an analysis of the cultural, historical, and political context. The text includes documentary photographs.
Subject Identity (Psychology) in youth -- Puerto Rico.
Identity (Psychology) in youth -- Puerto Rico -- Case studies.
Stigma (Social psychology)
Group identity.
ISBN 0791426858 (acid-free paper)
0791426866 (paperback: acid-free paper)