Abstract

This paper investigates the experiences of Spanish-speaking Latina immigrants within a worker-owned housecleaning cooperative. Their learning challenges with language, gender, race and class issues in the process of organizing and managing their cooperative business is discussed from a feminist, learning perspective, popular education and community development approaches within immigrant populations.

Keywords

Cooperatives, Latina immigrants, feminist theory, popular education, community organizing, democratic social change

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Mujeres en Acción—Women in Action: Race, Gender and Economic Self-Sufficiency in a Worker-Owned Housecleaning Cooperative

This paper investigates the experiences of Spanish-speaking Latina immigrants within a worker-owned housecleaning cooperative. Their learning challenges with language, gender, race and class issues in the process of organizing and managing their cooperative business is discussed from a feminist, learning perspective, popular education and community development approaches within immigrant populations.