Julio Cammarota

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Sueños Americanos

Barrio Youth Negotiating Social and Cultural Identities

The University of Arizona Press

For nearly a decade, Julio Cammarota interviewed and observed Latino youth—researching how they negotiated myriad social conditions and hostile economic and political pressures in their daily lives. One of the most extensive studies of barrio youth, Sueños Americanos illuminates the complex relationships among low-wage employment, cultural standards, education, class oppression, and gender expectations.

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Raza Studies

The Public Option for Educational Revolution

The University of Arizona Press

The well-known and controversial Mexican American studies (MAS) program in Arizona’s Tucson Unified School District set out to create an equitable and excellent educational experience for Latino students. Raza Studies: The Public Option for Educational Revolution offers the first comprehensive account of this progressive—indeed revolutionary—program by those who created it, implemented it, and have struggled to protect it.

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