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Latina Teachers: Creating Careers and Guarding Culture

Glenda M. Flores


This book sheds new light on the work lives of Latina teachers who service two underperforming multiracial schools in metropolitan Los Angeles. It traces the social mobility pathways and professional workplace experiences of college-educated Latinas entering the teaching field—a new employment niche concentration for them and one in which they are working where the majority of their co-workers are other racial/ethnic minorities rather than whites. This work site– based ethnography argues that Latina teachers are “cultural guardians” who devise and fashion ethical alternatives to subtractive sc ... More

Keywords: Latinas, teachers, niche, ethnography, professionals, education, schools, workplace, culture, interracial

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781479839070
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479839070.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Glenda M. Flores, author
University of California, Irvine