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“Immigrant Political Socialization as Bridging and Boundary Work: Mapping the Multi-Layered Incorporation of Latin American Immigrants in Toronto”

“Immigrant Political Socialization as Bridging and Boundary Work: Mapping the Multi-Layered Incorporation of Latin American Immigrants in Toronto”

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Title: “Immigrant Political Socialization as Bridging and Boundary Work: Mapping the Multi-Layered Incorporation of Latin American Immigrants in Toronto”
Author: Landolt, Patricia
Goldring, Luin
Abstract: We present a longitudinal map of three overlapping organizational
trajectories developed by Latin American immigrants in the city of
Toronto. We propose the concept of bridging and boundary work to
specify how new (l) intersectional political identities and organizational
agendas are constituted by Latin American feminist women and artists in
the interstice of (2) country-of-origin and (3) mainstream pan-ethnic
organizations. Boundary work occurs as activists with intersectional
priorities carve out a distinct political agenda; the 'out-group' relations
based on a shared sectoral focus constitute bridging work. Tracing
changes in the local and transnational political opportunity structures, we
consider how negotiations over resources, representation and agendas
between these three Latin American organizational forms generate multidirectional
political learning and socialization and the coexistence of
different Latin American political cultures. We define political socialization
as in-group .and out-group encounters between political cultures
understood as civic toolkits or ways of doing politics.
Sponsor: This paper is based on research conducted as part of a SSHRC-funded project.
Subject: Immigrant political incorporation; political socialization; bridging and boundary work; community organizations; Latin Americans; Canada.
Type: Article
Rights: This is a postprint of an article published in the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies © 2008 Ethnic and Racial Studies is available online at: www.tandfonline.com
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01419870802604016
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/01419870.html
http://www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/10028
Published: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Patricia Landolt and Luin Goldring, “Immigrant Political Socialization as Bridging and Boundary Work: Mapping the Multi-Layered Incorporation of Latin American Immigrants in Toronto,” Ethnic and Racial Studies 32.7 (2008): 1226-1247.
Date: 2008

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