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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/16709

Title: Immigrant Political Socialization as Bridging and Boundary Work: Mapping the Multi-Layered Incorporation of Latin American Immigrants in Toronto
Authors: Landolt, Patricia
Goldring, Luin
Keywords: Immigrant political incorporation
political socialization
bridging and boundary work
community organizations
Latin Americans
Issue Date: 19-Dec-2008
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Landolt, Patricia and Goldring, Luin(2008)'Immigrant political socialization as bridging and boundary work: mapping the multi-layered incorporation of Latin American immigrants in Toronto',Ethnic and Racial Studies, URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870802604016
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 (1) 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. Keywords: Immigrant political incorporation; political socialization; bridging and boundary work; community organizations; Latin Americans; Canada. Recent efforts to understand the complexity of immigrant politics rest on a redefinition of political incorporation understood as a contextcontingent social process in which political socialization occurs via the institutionally mediated encounter between political
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/16709
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