Chicanas, Higher Education, and the Creation of Mestiza Spirituality

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193374
Title:
Chicanas, Higher Education, and the Creation of Mestiza Spirituality
Author:
Rubio, Lisa Raquel
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study is to examine the role and effect of higher education on Chicana's religious beliefs and practices. It has been noted by Chicana scholars Theresa Delgadillo (2003) and Jeanette Rodriguez (2004) that Chicana students negotiate their religious and cultural ways of knowing with the new environment and ideas of a University. This thesis examines how this negotiation occurs and how Chicana students understand and create their religious identity during their college years.Using short questionnaires and focus groups, twenty undergraduate Chicana women participated in this research. Major findings for this study indicate that Chicana students are attending church less (55%) and negotiating Catholicism to form and practice their own Mestiza spirituality. The women utilize a mestiza spirituality that incorporates prayer, as well as indigenous practices and beliefs to practice their faith.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Chicana; higher education; spirituality; mestiza
Degree Name:
MS
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Mexican American Studies; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Romero, Andrea
Committee Chair:
Romero, Andrea

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleChicanas, Higher Education, and the Creation of Mestiza Spiritualityen_US
dc.creatorRubio, Lisa Raquelen_US
dc.contributor.authorRubio, Lisa Raquelen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to examine the role and effect of higher education on Chicana's religious beliefs and practices. It has been noted by Chicana scholars Theresa Delgadillo (2003) and Jeanette Rodriguez (2004) that Chicana students negotiate their religious and cultural ways of knowing with the new environment and ideas of a University. This thesis examines how this negotiation occurs and how Chicana students understand and create their religious identity during their college years.Using short questionnaires and focus groups, twenty undergraduate Chicana women participated in this research. Major findings for this study indicate that Chicana students are attending church less (55%) and negotiating Catholicism to form and practice their own Mestiza spirituality. The women utilize a mestiza spirituality that incorporates prayer, as well as indigenous practices and beliefs to practice their faith.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectChicanaen_US
dc.subjecthigher educationen_US
dc.subjectspiritualityen_US
dc.subjectmestizaen_US
thesis.degree.nameMSen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMexican American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRomero, Andreaen_US
dc.contributor.chairRomero, Andreaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2338en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659748211en_US
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