9780773459878

How the Language and Culture of Scholars Affects their Choice of Subjects and Methods of Research : Investigating the Researcher's Habit of Mind

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  • ISBN13:

    9780773459878

  • ISBN10:

    0773459871

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-01-30
  • Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr
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Author Biography

Xae Alicia Reyes is Associate Professor of Education and Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at the University of Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Foreword i
Wilfredo Nieves
Foreword iii
Nuria Ciofalo
Preface v
Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1(3)
Changing contexts, changing times
4(3)
Issues of language and culture in research
7(8)
Language paradox: Saying what we mean, meaning what we say
15(10)
Language and culture researching identity
25(10)
Language and Culture researching Communities
35(6)
``Immersion'' in the field
36(1)
Recognizing our situated perspective
37(4)
Language and culture researching schooling
41(10)
Looking but not seeing
44(1)
``You'll go back to your ivory tower . . . . ''
45(1)
Listen to those accented voices
46(1)
Importance of getting home visits right
47(1)
Never enough time to share feedback
48(3)
Sample Study: Language, culture and civic engagement
51(24)
Socio-political background of our mill town
53(2)
Context of this study
55(4)
Study of emerging leaders
59(1)
``Is there anyone visiting for the first time?''
60(2)
The sense of place: ``This Church does not look American''
62(1)
Situated perspectives of the parish
63(4)
From church leaders to community activists
67(5)
Luis' narrative (former Board of Finance member)
67(1)
Lourdes' narrative (elected to Board of Selectmen 2003)
68(2)
Juan's narrative (elected to Board of Selectmen 2003)
70(1)
Yolanda's narrative (first Latina to the Board of Selectmen-1992)
71(1)
Conclusions
72(3)
Sharing our stories: Language, culture and epistemology
75(10)
Ethical considerations
77(1)
Whose stories are chosen?
78(2)
Strategizing to tell our stories
80(4)
The back burner is not an option
84(1)
Afterword
85(8)
Domain-based analyses
86(4)
Health
86(1)
Religion
87(2)
Political and Social Activism
89(1)
Empowerment through enterprise and home ownership
89(1)
In the end
90(3)
Bibliography 93(8)
Index 101

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