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Exposing prejudice : Puerto Rican experiences of language, race, and class, Bonnie Urciuoli

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Exposing prejudice : Puerto Rican experiences of language, race, and class
Title
Exposing prejudice
Title remainder
Puerto Rican experiences of language, race, and class
Statement of responsibility
Bonnie Urciuoli
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Puerto Ricans in the United States, like other migrant minorities, face an array of linguistic judgments. They are told their English is "impure" or "broken" because it has been "mixed" with Spanish. In short, Puerto Ricans in the United States are told that the origins of their economic and social problems are linguistic and can be remedied through personal efforts, when in fact their fundamental problems stem from racial and class exclusion. Concepts like "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 highly politicized ways. Formal linguistic studies of bilingualism rarely engage this process in a significant way. But the place, function, and meaning of cultural constructs within the politicized communicative economy must be understood in terms of the intersections of race, class, and language that shape the lives of working-class Puerto Ricans. Working from ethnographic studies and interviews done on New York's Lower East Side and in the Bronx, this book examines those intersections in detail
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Urciuoli, Bonnie
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.9.P85
LC item number
U73 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Prejudices
  • Migranten
  • Taalproblemen
  • Sociale problemen
  • Portoricains
  • Préjugés
  • Sociolinguistique
  • Diskriminierung
  • Sprache
  • Soziale Situation
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • USA
  • Puertoricaner
Label
Exposing prejudice : Puerto Rican experiences of language, race, and class, Bonnie Urciuoli
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Racialization and language -- Visions of disorder: how Puerto Ricans became racialized -- The political topography of bilingualism -- Good English as symbolic capital -- The race/class/language map
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 222 pages
Isbn
9780813329673
Lccn
96010325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34283269
  • (OCoLC)ocm34283269
Label
Exposing prejudice : Puerto Rican experiences of language, race, and class, Bonnie Urciuoli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Racialization and language -- Visions of disorder: how Puerto Ricans became racialized -- The political topography of bilingualism -- Good English as symbolic capital -- The race/class/language map
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 222 pages
Isbn
9780813329673
Lccn
96010325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34283269
  • (OCoLC)ocm34283269

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