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Journal Cover InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information
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  • Review: Indexing It All: The Subject in the Age of Documentation,
           Information, and Data, by Ronald E. Day. Erickson, Seth

    • Abstract: Day, Ronald E. Indexing It All: The Subject in the Age of Documentation, Information, and Data. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2014. 170 pp. ISBN 978-0-262-02821-9
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Special Issue on Gender in Education and Information Studies:
           Interrogating Knowledge Production, Social Structures and Equitable
           Access. Wood, Stacy E.; Cifor, Marika; Ilano, Lauren

    • Abstract: N/A
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Textiles of Change: How Arpilleras can Expand Traditional Definitions of
           Records. Doolan, Elizabeth

    • Abstract: In the 1970s, Chilean women began creating textiles known as arpilleras (from the Spanish word for burlap) as a way of documenting their lives and experiences. Under the Pinochet regime (1973-1990), arpilleras depicting the difficult, often violent, experiences of Chilean women began to gain global recognition. Through an internship with the Tower Museum archives in Derry~Londonderry in Northern Ireland, I worked with a collection of arpilleras that had been donated by Roberta Bacic, a Chilean lecturer currently living in Northern Ireland who has focused her research on arpilleras. Considered to be both museum artifacts and archival records, these textile works challenge classical professional distinctions drawn between the two categories. Situating their dual categorizations within a combined museum and archival setting allows us to rethink the ways in which traditional definitions of archival records may not only exclude women's voices but also fail to consider how gendered activities and expressions might ...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • "The Myth of Oneness ”: Erasure of Indigenous and Ethnic Identities
           in Digital Feminist Discourse. Pierre, Jennifer

    • Abstract: This paper described numerous issues in traditional and social media representation of the One Billion Rising movement regarding the representation of global feminist agendas. Using this movement as a primary case study, an argument describing the proposed myth of ‘oneness’ embedded within the movement and exposing the issues within this myth are discussed.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Mentoring Away the Glass Ceiling in Academia: A Cultured Critique edited
           by Brenda L. H. Marina. Campos, Magali

    • Abstract: Mentoring Away the Glass Ceiling in Academia: A Cultured Critiqued (2015) edited by Brenda L. H. Marina, is a comprehensive examination of women’s experiences in various stages in academia and the way in which mentoring can serve as a tool to break the glass ceiling that keep many women from reaching high positions in academia.Over a qualitative approach this book brings together narratives and counternarratives of women in academia to explore the ways mentorship can help the diversity gap for women by drawing from their own experiences.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • The Keeper of the Collections and the Delta Collection: Regulating
           Obscenity at the Library of Congress, 1940-1963. Adler, Melissa

    • Abstract: During and after World War II the Library of Congress held one of the largest collections of materials regarding sex and sexuality in the world. Largely composed of erotica and items considered to be pornographic or obscene, including books, motion pictures, photographs, and playing cards, the Library’s Delta Collection was separated from the general collection with highly restricted access. This collection was largely composed of materials seized by the Customs Bureau and the Postal Service, in addition to certain materials obtained through the Copyright Office, as the Library of Congress made the final decision regarding destruction, storage, and circulation of such items. The Delta Collection served to protect the materials from mutilation, preserve the cultural record, protect citizens from harmful obscenity, and function as a repository of sample materials for consultation by federal agencies. From evidence supplied by archival papers of the Keeper of the Collections, the office charged with maintaining ...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Acting up, Talking Back: TITA, TIARA, and the Value of Gossip. Cifor,

    • Abstract: This article examines through an archival lens Tell it to ACT UP and TIARA, the weekly internal papers of the New York and Los Angeles chapters of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP). During their short lives, from 1990 to 1992, the papers published news, suggestions, commentary, complaints, and gossip. In spite it challenge to the core archival concept of reliability, this article asserts that gossip provides unique evidence of affect, sex and sexuality, and offers deeper understandings of the individual and group dynamics that made and unmade ACT UP. Gossip, affect, and bodily experience are all knowledges and ways of knowing that have been feminized are therefore frequently devalued and derided in scholarship and practice. The form, content, and tone of these papers are used to make an argument for the value of gossip as a discursive practice. This article contributes to the growing literature in archival studies on conceptualizing and contending with human experiences—especially affects, sex, and...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • Coyolxauhqui: Challenging Patriarchy by Re-imagining her birth story.
           Vega, Christine

    • Abstract: By employing a Chicana Feminist Epistemology (CFE) and Gloria Anzaldúas Coyolxauhqui analysis in theory, I offer a narrative and examination of the ways to challenge patriarchy through birth stories. More importantly, discuss the ways we build on scholarship offered by Chicanas and Indigena identified women who may or may not be mothers of children, but rather as producers of knowledge; academic, spiritual, or self-fulfilling. In addition, I discuss the ways in which women can piece together the fragmented story of Coyolxauhqui, via the multiplicity of complicated, but critical identities, by sharing their stories.
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
  • The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online by Judith Donath. Crooks,

    • Abstract: NA
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks by
           Andrew L. Russell. Currie, Morgan

    • Abstract: NA
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Revitalizing Higher Education and the Commitment to the Public Good: A
           Literature Review. Letizia, Angelo

    • Abstract: Neoliberalism stands at odds with the inherent in the mission of higher education, and does not strengthen the public good or promote democracy.  In light of this contrast, the literature review calls for a new conception of the notion of the public good for higher education institutions, rooted in the German philosophical tradition of  the I-though theory as developed by Ludwig Feuerbach.  Multiple works are in conversation with one another, bringing forth relevant pieces of literature and building upon the I-thou framework.  The literature is synthesized and interpreted to construct the I-thou theoretical framework for the advancement of the public good within higher education.  Though the ideas of nineteenth century German philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach are not usually evoked when discussing the public good, his ideas can have a great impact on our understanding of the purposes of higher education and its promotion of the public good.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Letter from the InterActions Editors. Camacho, Sayil; Flores, Alma
           Itzé; Wood, Stacy

    • Abstract: N/A
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Massive Open Online Courses: The MOOC Revolution Edited by Paul Kim.
           Chtena, Natascha

    • Abstract: N/A
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Immigration Outside the Law by Hiroshi Motomura. Elias, Edwin H

    • Abstract: NA
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • An International Student's Perspective: Navigating Identities and
           Conducting Ethnographic Fieldwork in the U.S.. Cousik, Rama

    • Abstract: Researchers that conduct fieldwork outside of their home country oftentimes experience challenges and situations that are not described in textbooks.  While some encounters may be affirmational, other experiences can challenge identities and interrogate assumptions. In this narrative, I recount my experiences as a novice ethnographer.  I am from India and at that time, I was conducting research in an elementary school in the U.S. From the first day of entering the field, I discovered a process of internal transformation.  I hope that by sharing my experience other ethnographers will embrace their own process of reflexivity.  
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Herstory Belongs to Everybody or The Miracle: A Queer Mobile Memory
           Project. Crooks, Roderic; Contreras, Irina; Besser, Kelly

    • Abstract: The Miracle is an artistic and activist queer project begun in 2004. This article takes the form of a transcribed interview between the founders of the Miracle and a graduate student volunteer. The authors, all participants in The Miracle, describe the queer bookmobile/mobile archives project as an intervention that seeks to protest the loss of queer community spaces in Los Angeles and Oakland, to temporarily disrupt the progress of gentrification and its attendant displacement of poor and minoritized communities, and to “redistribute” knowledge, literature, and information. The purpose of the article is to describe the activity as a memory project centered in a particular community and to continue a conversation between minoritized community groups and the archival profession in the mode of X, Campbell and Stevens’ 2009 contribution to Archivaria, “Love and Lubrication in the Archives, or rukus!: A Black Queer Archive for the United Kingdom.” In our work and in this article, we recognize that certain aspects...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • From Barbies to Boycotts: How Immigration Raids in Arizona Created a
           Ten-Year Old Activist. Rodriguez Vega, Silvia

    • Abstract: Increasingly hostile and unpredictable immigration policies can have traumatizing consequences for children of undocumented immigrants. This case study examines the way that increased practices of detention and deportation affect the childhood and adolescence of young people living in an anti-immigrant state like Arizona. Specifically, the life story of Katherine Figueroa during Arizona’s anti-immigrant climate, illustrates the struggle and implications for mixed-status families. The findings demonstrate the extent to which being separated from her parents influenced her mental health and academic life. The themes outlined in this paper suggest that in a continued repressive political context, children’s preoccupations and experiences with family separation are likely to have lasting consequences as these children transition into adulthood. Additionally, this study describes how community organizing, resources, support, and a proactive response to family separation can change the outcomes of parental detentio...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • First Freire: Early Writings in Social Justice Education by Carlos Alberto
           Torres. Wiksten, Susan

    • Abstract: NA
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Virtual homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United
           States by Madhavi Mallapragada. Pasquetto, Irene Veronica

    • Abstract: Book review  Virtual homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States, by Madhavi Mallapragada. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2014. 179 pp. ISBN: 978-0-252-08022-7
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal by Aviva Chomsky. Ender, Jr.,
           Thomas; Reyes, Alex; Coleman, Beth; Gatlin, Lorena; Carrillo, Dr. Juan

    • Abstract: Book review of Undocumented:  How Immigration Became Illegal by Aviva Chomsky.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • "This is what is happening to my students": Using Book Talk to Mediate
           Teacher Discussion on Immigration and Social Justice. Zúñiga,
           Christian E

    • Abstract: Teaching is political and occurs in a milieu that is often harsh and unsympathetic to immigrant communities; schools and educators are indispensable in helping immigrant children navigate the often stressful process. Drawing on literature related to teacher caring as a source of social capital, critical and culturally relevant pedagogy, and book talk, this article focuses on two Latina in-service teachers from the U.S.-Mexico border participating in discussions of Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez (2009). The novel is a contribution to the current political climate on immigration.  In their discussion, the teachers made connections to their students lives, community, and larger discourse on immigration. Additionally, they examined the role of teachers in supporting acceptance of immigrant communities.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Sacrificing Families: Navigating Laws, Labor, and Love Across Borders by
           Leisy Abrego. Ortega, Martha Maria

    • Abstract: Leisy Abrego’s book, Sacrificing Families: Navigating Laws, Labor, and Love Across Border draws from the lived experiences of Salvadoran parents residing in the US and of their children who remain back home. Abrego eloquently weaves the narratives of transnational families together, while connecting them to the broader political and social context that continues to shape immigration policies. Instead of reinforcing discourses regarding Central American immigrants, Abrego urges us to pay attention to the intersectionalities of immigration policies and gender norms, and how these interplay to allow only a small group of migrants to improve their lives.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Performance, Identity and Immigration Law: A Theatre of Undocumentedness.
           Paris, Britt

    • Abstract: Immigration issues carry multiple opportunities and problems manifesting differently for number of groups, creating tension, inspiring passion, and thus rendering these issues politically difficult. As people move across borders into the United States, legal frameworks divide individuals into reductive categories of documented immigrants and undocumented non-citizens. Gad Guterman, Head of the Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy Program at the Conservatory Theatre of Arts at Webster University, provides in his first book a detailed discursive analysis of theatrical works to illustrate how legal language defines identity of those dealing with situations of undocumentedness. Guterman has spent nearly 20 years writing, directing and teaching theatre, focusing on relationships between theater and the law. The object of analysis in this book is a “theatre of undocumentedness”, a theatre movement with many historical antecedents that has been circulating through small playhouses in southern border cities, Chicago and Ne...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • An Oral History of the Justice for Janitors Movement: On Trauma, Central
           America, and the Undocumented. Gomez, Andrew

    • Abstract: The article details the experience of conducting an oral history project on the Justice for Janitors movement in Los Angeles. In particular, the piece focuses on the recounting of sensitive material and the legal process behind interviewing undocumented workers. In the case of the former, many of the interviewees were in Guatemala and El Salvador during their respective civil wars. The article looks at best practices for oral historians when dealing with interview subjects that have suffered great trauma. In the case of the latter, the article looks at the many obstacles regarding interviewing undocumented workers. While some protections are available to ensure the confidentiality of interview subjects, their legal reliability is still largely unknown.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Letter from InterActions Editors. Camacho, Sayil; Flores, Alma Itzé;
           Wood, Stacy

    • Abstract: Letter from InterActions Editors
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • “It’s Not Just a Latino Issue”: Policy Recommendations
           to Better Support a Racially Diverse Population of Undocumented Students.
           Salinas Velasco, Carlos F; Mazumder, Trisha; Enriquez, Laura E

    • Abstract: Even though almost a quarter of undocumented immigrants are not of Latina/o origin, most academic research and institutional support policies have heavily emphasized the experiences and needs of Latina/o undocumented students. This report highlights the experiences of non-Latina/o undocumented college students in an effort to provide insight into how educators, organizers, and interested stakeholders can better support the needs of a racially diverse undocumented student population. We find that the racialization of undocumented immigration as a Latina/o issue differentiates the experiences of Latina/o and non-Latina/o undocumented students by creating disparities in their access to material resources and social support. Building upon these findings, we draw specific policy recommendations that will help better support all undocumented students’ access to and persistence in higher education.  
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • International Education and Schools: Moving Beyond the First 40 Years
           edited by Richard Pearce. Lillo, Sarah

    • Abstract: This book review explores the 2013 text that was edited by Richard Pearce: International Education and Schools: Moving Beyond the First 40 Years (2013).
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Immigration and Documentation: An Interdisciplinary Research Approach.
           Garcia, Patricia; Murillo, Marco

    • Abstract: Letter from the Guest Editors
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical
           Power of Racial Scripts by Natalia Molina. Guevara-Velez, Lucy

    • Abstract: Natalia Molina presents a critical analysis of the period 1924-1965 in U.S. immigration policy and provides an opportunity for readers to examine the racialization of Mexicans in the United States and its impact on immigration legislation and naturalization.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Educators for Immigrant Rights. Garcia, Luis Genaro

    • Abstract: Educators for Immigrant Rights is a visual representation of the Los Angeles community organization, Educators for Immigrant Rights (EIR).  EIR is a collective of education advocates ranging from students, professors, district administrators, policy makers and activists from a number of Southern California counties.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • EDUCACIÓN. Garcia, Luis Genaro

    • Abstract: EDUCACIÓN is a piece that brings my work as an artist, educator, activist, and scholar together. It is a re-interpretation of the original border crossing sign displayed on the Interstate 5 near the San Diego-Tijuana border.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Decriminal(I.C.E.)d. Rodriguez Vega, Silvia

    • Abstract: Poem
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Cultural Continuity and Heritage Institutions: Addressing the Social and
           Economic Needs of the Mixteco Population of Ventura County. Garibay,
           Javier Sepulveda

    • Abstract: This article aims to identify the role of memory in meeting the information needs of Mexican indigenous populations who have migrated to the United States.  Using archival repository material such as newspaper clippings and event flyers pertaining to the work of the Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project (MICOP), I draw upon the ways that language and embodied experiences can be used by community organizations as mediators between diasporic groups and larger societies in which they are situated.  Through this material, I conclude that cultural aspects like language and traditional festivals can be used to help provide economic and social assistance to migrant communities, as well as work to educate the greater community about diasporic groups, respectively.  Institutions serving migrant communities like MICOP need to use cultural memory actively to support the diaspora in the present context as a means to preserve and ensure continuity of these traditions.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
  • Archival Activism: Independent and Community-led Archives, Radical Public
           History and the Heritage Professions. Flinn, Andrew

    • Abstract: Drawing on recent research (mainly focused on the UK) this article explores developments in independent, non-professionalized archival and heritage activity and reflects on two dimensions of archival activism. First, this article examines those projects and endeavors which are actively engaged in radical or counter-hegemonic public history-making activities. These non-professional archival initiatives are best understood not as a form of leisure activity or antiquarianism but as social movement archival activism, often allied to a progressive, democratizing, and anti-discrimination political agenda. Second, this article also addresses the attitude of professional archivists and other heritage workers to these social movements. Whilst acknowledging the challenges involved, it suggests that if heritage workers are concerned with fostering more democratized and diverse historical collections then the archive and heritage professionals need to be prepared to actively seek out collaborations and form equitable par...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
  • The Disruptive Dialogue Project: Crafting Critical Space in Higher
           Education. Carducci, Rozana, Kuntz, Aaron M., Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely,
           Pasque, Penny A.

    • Abstract: The Disruptive Dialogue Project (DDP) is a dialogic network of education scholars committed to fostering conversations that trouble normative practices of critical qualitative scholarship, pedagogy, and methodology, within an interstice of the contemporary educational inquiry landscape. In this essay, we describe the origins of the DDP as well as present a conceptual framework of the Project based on four spatial understandings of our disruptive activity (i.e., the DDP space as energy, alternative, critique, and possibility). Building on this conceptual model, we provide an overview two specific strategies / spaces the DDP intentionally cultivates as means of transformation and resilience – “disruptive” academic conference symposia and bi-weekly DDP teleconferences –and discuss the role these activities play in the development of our critical colleagueship. Our intent in sharing the DDP narrative is not to promote imitation of our project, but rather to encourage other critical scholars to create, seek out, p...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
  • The 500 Windows Campaign: A Case Study of a Youth Movement for Educational
           Resources in South Africa. Angara, Harini

    • Abstract: This case study seeks to examine what organizing methods and ethos helped Equal Education (EE), a community-based youth organization, convince government officials to repair 500 broken windows at Luhlaza School in Khayelitsha, an impoverished township near Cape Town, South Africa. Through various methods, including petitions, op-ed articles, and a rally, the group succeeded in its campaign. EE takes inspiration from apartheid-era youth movements. In the burgeoning democracy of the "New" South Africa, EE constitutes the next generation of youth civic engagement.
      PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
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