Mi Gente Latina: A Case Study
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This ethnography takes an objective as well as an analytical look at the club Mi Gente Latina (MGL). With Clifford Geertz and Fredrik Barth, as the guiding theoreticians for this project I was better able to analyze and better understand what MGL stands for. The basis of my argument is that members of MGL come together because of their shared views of family. From these shared views of family, they are able to create and sustain a culture within the boundaries of the club. As one will see throughout my ethnography the importance of the maintenance of boundaries, which will be demonstrated further in the chapters on ethnicity, class and gender. As one reads further into the ethnography there will be a discussion on race vs. ethnicity, Latino vs. Hispanic, the eroticization of this particular groups of students as well as ethnoracial class divisions.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2010
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