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On border identities. 'Transfronterizo' students in San Diego
Parallel titleGrenzidentitäten. Grenzgängerstudenten in San Diego
SourceDiskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung 2 (2007) 3, S. 263-277 ZDB
Keywords (German)Identität; Identitätsbildung; Kulturelle Identität; Ethnizität; Grenzgebiet; Entwicklungsland; Netzwerk; Ethnische Gruppe; Student; Studentin; Lateinamerika; Mexiko; Mittelamerika; Nordamerika; Vereinigte Staaten
sub-disciplineComparative Education
Educational Sociology
Document typeArticle (journal)
Year of creation
review statusPeer-Reviewed
Abstract (English):This contribution focuses on 'transfronterizo' students, who cross the Tijuana-San Diego border to attend private and public schools in San Diego (California). It analyzes how 'transfronterizo' students construct their identity in daily interactions with Mexican and Anglo students at San Diegan schools. 'Transfronterizo' students not only shape their social identities by 'the crossing experience', but also by the multiple interactions with diverse social networks on campus (e.g. 'trolos', 'sociales', 'fresas', 'cholos', 'nacos', 'pochon', 'chicanos', 'Mexicanos', 'Mexicano Americanos', 'Tijuanenses', and Mexicanos from the rancho, among others). Based on the transcriptions of 40 individually tape recorded interviews with border-crossing students collected by researchers from the 'Transfronterizo' team, the paper documents the emergence of a transforming border identity that challenges exclusive ethnic and cultural identifications with either Mexican or Mexican-descent groups on the Southwest border of the United States. (DIPF/Orig.)
other articles of this journalDiskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung Jahr: 2007
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Date of publication05.11.2009
Suggested CitationRelano Pastor, Ana Maria: On border identities. 'Transfronterizo' students in San Diego - In: Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung 2 (2007) 3, S. 263-277 - URN: urn:nbn:de:0111-opus-10193
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