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Exposing Prejudice Puerto Rican Experiences of Language, Race, and Class

ISBN-10: 1478607122

ISBN-13: 9781478607120

Edition: N/A

Authors: Bonnie Urciuoli

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Description:

Through ethnographic studies and interviews conducted on New York's Lower East Side and in the Bronx, this book examines the intersections of race, class and language that shape the lives of working-class Puerto Ricans. Concepts such as mixed or broken languages, and good and bad English are cultural constructions, and therefore are about more than language. In the Puerto Rican experience of devaluation and prejudice in the United States, the institutionalization of racial exclusion and class location are mapped onto English and Spanish in complex and politicized ways.
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English