Crucible of Struggle

Crucible of Struggle
Author: William R Kenan Distinguished Professor of Latino Studies Zaragosa Vargas,Zaragosa Vargas
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN: 9780190200787
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crucible of Struggle Book Excerpt:

"Ranging from the founding of New Mexico in 1598 to the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, Crucible of Struggle vividly outlines and explores the totality of the 500-year Mexican American experience that is woven into the greater context of American history. It maps out current debates in Mexican American history while also incorporating new scholarship from the last thirty years."--Provided by publisher.

Redeeming La Raza

Redeeming La Raza
Author: Gabriela González
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0199914141
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Redeeming La Raza Book Excerpt:

The economic modernization of the American Southwest and Mexico transformed the lives of ethnic Mexicans, subjecting them to economic exploitation and racism. Redeeming La Raza analyzes how political activists, using multiple strategies, challenged white supremacy, seeking to instill in ethnic Mexicans a sense of ethnic pride and unity.

Latinos in American Football

Latinos in American Football
Author: Mario Longoria,Jorge Iber
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN: 1476668868
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latinos in American Football Book Excerpt:

In 1927 Cuban national Ignacio S. Molinet was recruited to play with the Frankford Yellow Jackets of the old NFL for a single season. Mexican national Jose Martinez-Zorrilla achieved 1932 All-American honors. These are the beginnings of the Latino experience in American Football, which continues amidst a remarkable and diversified setting of Hispanic nationalities and ethnic groups. This history of Latinos in American Football dispels the myths that baseball, boxing, and soccer are the chosen and competent sports for Spanish-surname athletes. The book documents their fascination for the sport that initially denied their participation but that could not discourage their determination to master the game.

Making Mexican Chicago

Making Mexican Chicago
Author: Mike Amezcua
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2022-02-24
ISBN: 022681582X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Mexican Chicago Book Excerpt:

Crafting capital -- Deportation and demolition -- From the jungle to Las Yardas -- Making a Brown Bungalow Belt -- Renaissance and revolt -- Flipping colonias.

An African American and Latinx History of the United States

An African American and Latinx History of the United States
Author: Paul Ortiz
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN: 0807013102
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An African American and Latinx History of the United States Book Excerpt:

An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations like “manifest destiny” and “Jacksonian democracy,” and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms US history into one of the working class organizing against imperialism. Drawing on rich narratives and primary source documents, Ortiz links racial segregation in the Southwest and the rise and violent fall of a powerful tradition of Mexican labor organizing in the twentieth century, to May 1, 2006, known as International Workers’ Day, when migrant laborers—Chicana/os, Afrocubanos, and immigrants from every continent on earth—united in resistance on the first “Day Without Immigrants.” As African American civil rights activists fought Jim Crow laws and Mexican labor organizers warred against the suffocating grip of capitalism, Black and Spanish-language newspapers, abolitionists, and Latin American revolutionaries coalesced around movements built between people from the United States and people from Central America and the Caribbean. In stark contrast to the resurgence of “America First” rhetoric, Black and Latinx intellectuals and organizers today have historically urged the United States to build bridges of solidarity with the nations of the Americas. Incisive and timely, this bottom-up history, told from the interconnected vantage points of Latinx and African Americans, reveals the radically different ways that people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the United States today, and it offers a way forward in the continued struggle for universal civil rights. 2018 Winner of the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award

Second Wind

Second Wind
Author: Dr. Bill Thomas,William H. Thomas
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN: 1451667566
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Wind Book Excerpt:

An internationally recognized expert on aging focuses on the Baby Boom generation, exploring its history and recommending a path toward healing that will provide new and more nourishing fuel for the rest of life's journey.

Rows of Memory

Rows of Memory
Author: Saul Sanchez
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1609382331
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rows of Memory Book Excerpt:

Every year from April to October, the Sánchez family traveled—crowded in the back of trucks, camping in converted barns, tending and harvesting crops across the breadth of the United States. Although hoeing sugar beets with a short hoe was their specialty, they also picked oranges in California, apples in Washington, cucumbers in Michigan, onions and potatoes in Wisconsin, and tomatoes in Iowa. Winters they returned home to the Winter Garden region of South Texas. In 1951, Saúl Sánchez began to contribute to his family’s survival by helping to weed onions in Wind Lake, Wisconsin. He was eight years old. Rows of Memory tells his story and the story of his family and other migrant farm laborers like them, people who endured dangerous, dirty conditions and low pay, surviving because they took care of each other. Facing racism both on the road and at home, they lived a largely segregated life only occasionally breached by friendly employers. Despite starting school late and leaving early every year and having to learn English on the fly, young Saúl succeeded academically. At the same time that Mexican Americans in South Texas upended the Anglo-dominated social order by voting their own leaders into local government, he upended his family’s order by deciding to go to college. Like many migrant children, he knew that his decision to pursue an education meant he would no longer be able to help feed and clothe the rest of his family. Nevertheless, with his parents’ support, he went to college, graduating in 1967 and, after a final display of his skill with a short hoe for his new friends, abandoned migrant labor for teaching. In looking back at his youth, Sánchez invites us to appreciate the largely unrecognized and poorly rewarded strength and skill of the laborers who harvest the fruits and vegetables we eat. A first-person portrait of life on the bottom rung of the food system, this coming-of-age tale illuminates both the history of Latinos in the United States and the human consequences of industrial agriculture.

Mexican American Religions

Mexican American Religions
Author: Brett Hendrickson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 1000441520
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mexican American Religions Book Excerpt:

Mexican American Religions is a concise introduction to the religious life of Mexican American people in the United States. This accessible volume uses historical narrative to explore the complex religious experiences and practices that have shaped Mexican American life in North America. It addresses the religious impact of U.S. imperial expansion into formerly Mexican territory and examines how religion intertwines with Mexican and Mexican American migration into and within the United States. This book also delves into the particularities and challenges faced by Mexican American Catholics in the United States, the development and spread of Mexican American Protestantism and Pentecostalism, and a growing religious diversity. Topics covered include: Mesoamerican religions Iberian religion and colonial evangelization of New Spain The Colonial era Religion in the Mexican period The U.S.-Mexican War and the racialization of Mexican American religion Mexican migration and the Catholic Church Mexican American Protestants Mexican American Evangelical and Charismatic Christianity Mexican American Catholics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries Curanderismo Religion and Mexican American civil rights Pilgrimage and borderland connections Mexican American Judaism, Islam, Mormonism, and Secularism Mexican American Religions provides an overview of this incredibly diverse community and its ongoing cultural contribution. Ideal for students and scholars approaching the topic for the first time, the book includes sections in each chapter that focus on Mexican American religion in practice.

Daily Report Foreign Radio Broadcasts

Daily Report  Foreign Radio Broadcasts
Author: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World politics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Multilevel Citizenship

Multilevel Citizenship
Author: Willem Maas
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-06-07
ISBN: 0812208188
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multilevel Citizenship Book Excerpt:

Citizenship has come to mean legal and political equality within a sovereign nation-state; in international law, only states may determine who is and who is not a citizen. But such unitary status is the historical exception: before sovereign nation-states became the prevailing form of political organization, citizenship had a range of definitions and applications. Today, nonstate communities and jurisdictions both below and above the state level are once again becoming important sources of rights, allegiance, and status, thereby constituting renewed forms of multilevel citizenship. For example, while the European Union protects the nation-state's right to determine its own members, the project to construct a democratic polity beyond national borders challenges the sovereignty of member governments. Multilevel Citizenship disputes the dominant narrative of citizenship as a homogeneous status that can be bestowed only by nation-states. The contributors examine past and present case studies that complicate the meaning and function of citizenship, including residual allegiance to empires, constitutional rights that are accessible to noncitizens, and the nonstate allegiance of nomadic nations. Their analyses consider the inconsistencies and exceptions of national citizenship as a political concept, such as overlapping jurisdictions and shared governance, as well as the emergent forms of sub- or supranational citizenships. Multilevel Citizenship captures the complexity of citizenship in practice, both at different levels and in different places and times. Contributors: Elizabeth F. Cohen, Elizabeth Dale, Will Hanley, Marc Helbling, Türküler Isiksel, Jenn Kinney, Sheryl Lightfoot, Willem Maas, Catherine Neveu, Luicy Pedroza, Eldar Sarajlić, Rogers M. Smith.

Karl Marx s Social and Political Thought

Karl Marx s Social and Political Thought
Author: Bob Jessop,Russell Wheatley
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 606
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780415193283
Category: Communism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Karl Marx s Social and Political Thought Book Excerpt:

Democracy States and the Struggle for Social Justice

Democracy  States  and the Struggle for Social Justice
Author: Heather D. Gautney,Neil Smith,Omar Dahbour,Ashley Dawson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2009-04-24
ISBN: 1135856826
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy States and the Struggle for Social Justice Book Excerpt:

Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Social Justice draws on the fields of geography, political theory, and cultural studies to analyze experiments with novel forms of democracy, highlighting the critical issue of the changing nature of the state and citizenship in the contemporary political landscape as they are buffeted by countervailing forces of corporate globalization and participatory politics. Using interesting case studies, the book explores these 3 main themes: the meaning of radical democracy in light of recent developments in democratic theory new spatial arrangements or scales of democracy – from local to global, from streets protests to the development of transnational networks the character and role of states in the development of new forms of democracy The book asks and answers: are participatory models of democracy viable alternatives in their own right or are they best understood as supplemental to traditional representative democracy? What are the conditions that give rise to the development of such models and are they equally effective at every scale; i.e., do they only realize their radical potential in particular, local places? A useful text in a broad range of advanced undergraduate courses including social movements, political sociology or geography, political philosophy.

Problems of Communism

Problems of Communism
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Communism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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News from Hsinhua News Agency

News from Hsinhua News Agency
Author: Xin hua tong xun she
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1964-11-16
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chinese newspapers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Challenging U S Apartheid

Challenging U S  Apartheid
Author: Winston A. Grady-Willis
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780822337911
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenging U S Apartheid Book Excerpt:

A history of black politics and activism in Atlanta, GA.

Crucible For Survival

Crucible For Survival
Author: Timothy Doyle,Melissa Risely
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2008-07-22
ISBN: 0813545137
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crucible For Survival Book Excerpt:

In this collection, Timothy Doyle and Melissa Risely bring together an international group of environmentalists, political scientists, and international relations scholars to address key issues vital to determining the human and environmental security of the Indian Ocean Region. Addressing topics that include agrifood production systems, the geopolitics of water resources along the Mekong River basin, oil production, transportation, waste disposal, and climate change, the contributors highlight the importance of regional collaboration and offer policy and management strategies for cooperative, multinational problem solving.

Understanding the Crucible

Understanding the Crucible
Author: M. N. Jimerson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781560069966
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Crucible Book Excerpt:

An introduction to Arthur Miller's play, "The Crucible," discussing the author's life, the impact of the play, its plot, cast of characters, literary criticism, and pertinence for today's audiences.

Istanbul City of the Fearless

Istanbul  City of the Fearless
Author: Christopher Houston
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN: 0520343204
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Istanbul City of the Fearless Book Excerpt:

Based on extensive field research in Turkey, Istanbul, City of the Fearless explores social movements and the broader practices of civil society in Istanbul in the critical years before and after the 1980 military coup, the defining event in the neoliberal reengineering of the city. Bringing together developments in anthropology, urban studies, cultural geography, and social theory, Christopher Houston offers new insights into the meaning and study of urban violence, military rule, activism and spatial tactics, relations between political factions and ideologies, and political memory and commemoration. This book is both a social history and an anthropological study, investigating how activist practices and the coup not only contributed to the globalization of Istanbul beginning in the 1980s but also exerted their force and influence into the future.

Global Capitalism Global War Global Crisis

Global Capitalism  Global War  Global Crisis
Author: Andreas Bieler,Adam David Morton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2018-05-17
ISBN: 1108479103
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Capitalism Global War Global Crisis Book Excerpt:

Addresses the internal relations of global capitalism, global war, global crisis, connecting uneven and combined development, social reproduction, and world-ecology to appeal to scholars and students alike.

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 7242
Release: 2019-11-29
ISBN: 0081022964
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography Book Excerpt:

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Second Edition embraces diversity by design and captures the ways in which humans share places and view differences based on gender, race, nationality, location and other factors—in other words, the things that make people and places different. Questions of, for example, politics, economics, race relations and migration are introduced and discussed through a geographical lens. This updated edition will assist readers in their research by providing factual information, historical perspectives, theoretical approaches, reviews of literature, and provocative topical discussions that will stimulate creative thinking. Presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage on the topic of human geography Contains extensive scope and depth of coverage Emphasizes how geographers interact with, understand and contribute to problem-solving in the contemporary world Places an emphasis on how geography is relevant in a social and interdisciplinary context