A Different Mirror for Young People

A Different Mirror for Young People
Author: Ronald Takaki
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN: 1609804163
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Different Mirror for Young People Book Excerpt:

A longtime professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki was recognized as one of the foremost scholars of American ethnic history and diversity. When the first edition of A Different Mirror was published in 1993, Publishers Weekly called it "a brilliant revisionist history of America that is likely to become a classic of multicultural studies" and named it one of the ten best books of the year. Now Rebecca Stefoff, who adapted Howard Zinn's best-selling A People's History of the United States for younger readers, turns the updated 2008 edition of Takaki's multicultural masterwork into A Different Mirror for Young People. Drawing on Takaki's vast array of primary sources, and staying true to his own words whenever possible, A Different Mirror for Young People brings ethnic history alive through the words of people, including teenagers, who recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and poems. Like Zinn's A People's History, Takaki's A Different Mirror offers a rich and rewarding "people's view" perspective on the American story.

A Different Mirror

A Different Mirror
Author: Ronald Takaki
Publsiher: eBookIt.com
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2012-06-05
ISBN: 1456611062
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Different Mirror Book Excerpt:

Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences of racism. The narrative is laced with short quotations, cameos of personal experiences, and excerpts from folk music and literature. Well-known occurrences, such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the Trail of Tears, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Japanese internment are included. Students may be surprised by some of the revelations, but will recognize a constant thread of rampant racism. The author concludes with a summary of today's changing economic climate and offers Rodney King's challenge to all of us to try to get along. Readers will find this overview to be an accessible, cogent jumping-off place for American history and political science plus a guide to the myriad other sources identified in the notes.

Strangers from a Different Shore

Strangers from a Different Shore
Author: Professor Department of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki,Ronald Takaki
Publsiher: eBookIt.com
Total Pages: 591
Release: 2012-11
ISBN: 1456611070
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers from a Different Shore Book Excerpt:

In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin's alien climate & culture, & Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful & moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.

Eclipse For Dummies

Eclipse For Dummies
Author: Barry A. Burd
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2004-12-27
ISBN: 9780764589447
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eclipse For Dummies Book Excerpt:

In his friendly, easy-to-understand style, the bestsellingauthor of Java 2 For Dummies shows developers how to get up to speed fast onthis popular Java IDE Eclipse, an open source product originally developed by IBM,has an estimated 500,000 users-a 45 percent market share among JavaIDEs Shows Java developers how to maximize programming productivitywith Eclipse, covering all the basics as well as advancedtechniques such as using Ant, developing new Eclipse plug-ins, andworking with Javadocs JAR files

Public Education in a Multicultural Society

Public Education in a Multicultural Society
Author: Robert K. Fullinwider,Douglas MacLean
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1996-01-26
ISBN: 9780521499583
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Education in a Multicultural Society Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays deals with philosophical and educational questions about multi-culturalism in primary and secondary schools.

Theories of American Culture Theories of American Studies

Theories of American Culture  Theories of American Studies
Author: Winfried Fluck
Publsiher: Gunter Narr Verlag
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9783823341734
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Same Sex Affairs

Same Sex Affairs
Author: Peter Boag
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2003-08-14
ISBN: 9780520930698
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Same Sex Affairs Book Excerpt:

At the turn of the twentieth century, two distinct, yet at times overlapping, male same-sex sexual subcultures had emerged in the Pacific Northwest: one among the men and boys who toiled in the region's logging, fishing, mining, farming, and railroad-building industries; the other among the young urban white-collar workers of the emerging corporate order. Boag draws on police logs, court records, and newspaper accounts to create a vivid picture of the lives of these men and youths—their sexual practices, cultural networks, cross-class relations, variations in rural and urban experiences, and ethnic and racial influences.

Social Justice Multicultural Counseling and Practice

Social Justice  Multicultural Counseling  and Practice
Author: Heesoon Jun
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1412960568
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Justice Multicultural Counseling and Practice Book Excerpt:

This book takes a new approach to teaching students to think and learn about issues of race and diversity. It aims to break down the traditional categorizations of racial/ethnic groupings and focuses on teaching students to think and learn in a multidimensional manner, rather than in a linear fashion. The key to the book lies in its aim to teach students to practise culturally competent counselling by taking into consideration a client's multiple identities, such as a middle-aged, African American woman, who might be facing issues due to her racial grouping, her age and her gender. The book is filled with activities, excercises and examples that help students think about racism in a non-traditional manner, rather than the typical ways often taught, making it very timely and reflecting the transformation of thinking that is occuring in the field.

Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement

Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement
Author: Alan Craig Houston
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-11-18
ISBN: 0300152396
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement Book Excerpt:

This fascinating book explores Benjamin Franklin’s social and political thought. Although Franklin is often considered “the first American,” his intellectual world was cosmopolitan. An active participant in eighteenth-century Atlantic debates over the modern commercial republic, Franklin combined abstract analyses with practical proposals. Houston treats Franklin as shrewd, creative, and engaged—a lively thinker who joined both learned controversies and political conflicts at home and abroad. Drawing on meticulous archival research, Houston examines such tantalizing themes as trade and commerce, voluntary associations and civic militias, population growth and immigration policy, political union and electoral institutions, freedom and slavery. In each case, he shows how Franklin urged the improvement of self and society. Engagingly written and richly illustrated, this book provides a compelling portrait of Franklin, a fresh perspective on American identity, and a vital account of what it means to be practical.

Getting Smart about Race

Getting Smart about Race
Author: Margaret L. Andersen
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2021-06-11
ISBN: 153815983X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Smart about Race Book Excerpt:

Getting Smart About Race offers an accessible introduction on racial inequality. Margaret Andersen discusses why racial healing should be an integral element of our everyday discussions and how to move the conversation in a positive direction. A new prologue discusses the momentous events of 2020, from the pandemic to protests and the elections.

Between Church and State

Between Church and State
Author: James W. Fraser
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN: 1421420597
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Church and State Book Excerpt:

Du Bois’s debates about African American schooling, and the rapid growth of Jewish day schools among a community previously known for its deep commitment to secular public education.

Race Ethnicity and Education

Race  Ethnicity and Education
Author: David Scott
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2003-12-01
ISBN: 1607529378
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mouths on Fire with Songs

   Mouths on Fire with Songs
Author: Caroline De Wagter
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9401209545
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mouths on Fire with Songs Book Excerpt:

This book, the first cross-cultural study of post-1970s anglophone Canadian and American multi-ethnic drama, invites assessment of the thematic and aesthetic contributions of this theater in today’s globalized culture. A growing number of playwrights of African, South and East Asian, and First Nations heritage have engaged with manifold socio-political and aesthetic issues in experimental works combining formal features of more classical European dramatic traditions with such elements of ethnic culture as ancestral music and dance, to interrogate the very concepts of theatricality and canonicity. Their “mouths on fire” (August Wilson), these playwrights contest stereotyped notions of authenticity. In¬spired by songs of anger, passion, experience, survival, and regeneration, the plays analyzed bespeak a burning desire to break the silence, to heal and empower. Foregrounding questions of hybridity, diaspora, cultural memory, and nation, this comparative study includes discussion of some twenty-five case studies of plays by such authors as M.J. Kang, August Wilson, Suzan–Lori Parks, Djanet Sears, Chay Yew, Padma Viswanathan, Rana Bose, Diane Glancy, and Drew Hayden Taylor. Through its cross-cultural and cross-national prism, “Mouths on Fire with Songs” shows that multi-ethnic drama is one of the most diverse and dynamic sites of cultural production in North America today.

Toward One America A National Conversation on Race

Toward One America  A National Conversation on Race
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1428967443
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bilingual Public Schooling in the United States

Bilingual Public Schooling in the United States
Author: P. Ramsey
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2010-03-29
ISBN: 0230106099
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bilingual Public Schooling in the United States Book Excerpt:

This history of one of the most contentious educational issues in America examines bilingual instruction in the United States from the common school era to the recent federal involvement in the 1960s and 1970s. Drawing from school reports, student narratives, legal resources, policy documents, and other primary sources, the work teases out the underlying agendas and patterns in bilingual schooling during much of America s history. The study demonstrates clearly how the broader context - the cultural, intellectual, religious, demographic, economic, and political forces - shaped the contours of dual-language instruction in America between the 1840s and 1960s. Ramsey s work fills a crucial void in the educational literature and addresses not only historians, linguists, and bilingual scholars, but also policymakers and practitioners in the field.

Multiculturalism in the United States

Multiculturalism in the United States
Author: Peter Kivisto,Georganne Rundblad
Publsiher: Pine Forge Press
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2000-02-18
ISBN: 9780761986485
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiculturalism in the United States Book Excerpt:

This reader focuses on the extremely current, important topic of racial and ethnic experiences in the United States today. Most of the essays were commissioned especially for this reader and have been prepared by some of the brightest voices in this cutting edge field. Instructors in search of a current, comprehensive multicultural reader will find this a valuable student resource whether it is the sole focus of their course or to be integrated into another content area.

The Last Mirror on the Left

The Last Mirror on the Left
Author: Lamar Giles
Publsiher: Versify
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN: 0358129419
Category: JUVENILE FICTION
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Mirror on the Left Book Excerpt:

Otto and Sheed, The Legendary Alston Boys of Logan County, are ordered by Missus Nedraw to bring a fugitive to justice in a world that mirrors their own but has its own rules.

Strangers from a Different Shore

Strangers from a Different Shore
Author: Ronald T. Takaki
Publsiher: Little Brown
Total Pages: 570
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780316831093
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers from a Different Shore Book Excerpt:

Including individuals from the first wave of immigrants in the 1840s, the author tells the story of some of the Asian-Americans who came to this country and the obstacles they faced here

Learning to Speak a New Tongue

Learning to Speak a New Tongue
Author: Fumitaka Matsuoka
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2011-09-14
ISBN: 1608998282
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning to Speak a New Tongue Book Excerpt:

Learning to Speak a New Tongue attempts to respond to a timely question facing America today: What holds people together in a fragmented world? The response comes from a religious community that has not been very visible: Asian Americans. The author employs the threefold epistemological scaffold familiar to Asian Americans: (1) translocal value orientation embedded in the experiences of racialization, (2) a heightened sensitivity to pathos arising out of our dissonance with the societal norms and values, and (3) amphibolous spirituality, that is, a co-existence of multiple religious traditions without any resolution of their differences. The angle of vision embedded in this epistemological framework of Asian Americans' lives may well provide a clue to an alternate architectural paradigm in building a new peoplehood and to redefine democratic freedom as the historical paradigm of American peoplehood.

Building Nations from Diversity

Building Nations from Diversity
Author: Garth Stevenson
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN: 0773583211
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Nations from Diversity Book Excerpt:

Building Nations from Diversity explores the question of whether the Canadian "mosaic" has differed from the American "melting pot" and provides an informative comparison of both countries' historical and present-day similarities and differences. Garth Stevenson examines the origins of Canada and the United States and their past experiences with incorporating selected immigrant groups, particularly Irish, Chinese, and Jews. Establishing the foundational ways in which they placed new groups within their societies, Stevenson then outlines how the US and Canadian systems developed immigration policy and handled difference, detailing their treatment of "enemy aliens" during both world wars, their experience with minority languages, and recent Islamophobia. He also studies the introduction of multiculturalism into the lexicon and policy of the two countries and presents a nuanced analysis of how its meaning is understood differently on opposite sides of the border. An accessible and illuminating work, Building Nations from Diversity highlights the substantial differences between the US and Canada but ultimately concludes that they are more similar than most realize and are probably becoming more alike.