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Cultural Constructions of IdentityMeta-Ethnography and Theory$
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Luis Urrieta and George W. Noblit

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190676087

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190676087.001.0001

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A Meta-Ethnography of Latina Students, Gender, and Sexuality

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Cultural Constructions of Identity
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Hillary Parkhouse

Summer Melody Pennell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190676087.003.0007

Much qualitative education research has examined the intersectional identities of queer youth and Latina youth, in both cases highlighting how their identities converge with, collide with, or in other ways relate to their lives in schools. These studies have approached identity from a variety of lenses—borderlands, social practice and figured worlds, and others. They have also offered various positions on the extent to which the youth demonstrate agency and resistance. This chapter reports on a study that used meta-ethnography to synthesize the theoretical approaches, claims, and implications of the extant ethnographic work on Latina gender identities and sexualities. It finds that Latina high school and college students explored their identities in complex ways while questioning norms from both their own backgrounds and the dominant culture. At the same time, the authors represented their participants as having varying degrees of agency and commitments to collective, transformative resistance.

Keywords:   Latina youth, gender, sexuality, queer youth, qualitative research, identity theory, resistance, agency

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