Learning to Be Illegal

@article{Gonzales2011LearningTB,
  title={Learning to Be Illegal},
  author={R. Gonzales},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  year={2011},
  volume={76},
  pages={602 - 619}
}
  • R. Gonzales
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • American Sociological Review
  • This article examines the transition to adulthood among 1.5-generation undocumented Latino young adults. For them, the transition to adulthood involves exiting the legally protected status of K to 12 students and entering into adult roles that require legal status as the basis for participation. This collision among contexts makes for a turbulent transition and has profound implications for identity formation, friendship patterns, aspirations and expectations, and social and economic mobility… CONTINUE READING

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