“Why Do I Have to Pledge the U.S. Flag? It's Not My Country!”: Latina Youths Rearticulating Citizenship and National Belonging

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Abstract

Using interview data collected from high school students who attended school in Broward County, Florida, this article focuses on how first- and second-generation adolescent Latinas understand citizenship. The author explores participants’ citizenship formations using the conceptual frameworks of transnationalism and cultural dimensions of citizenship. Drawing richly from their voices, the author sheds light on the paradoxes of citizenship and national belonging by illuminating how Latina youth are positioned as ambiguous U.S. residents and citizens. She concludes with an exploration of the practical implications of attending to youths’ re-articulations of citizenship and national belonging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-202
Number of pages10
JournalMulticultural Perspectives
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies

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