Crossing Over

Author : Rubén Martínez
ISBN : 9781466865235
Genre : Social Science
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A moving account of a family's odyssey by "one of the brightest voices of a new generation of Hispanic writers" (Washington Post) The U.S.-Mexican border is one of the most permeable boundaries in the world, breached daily by Mexicans in search of work. Yet the migrant gambit is perilous. Thousands die crossing the line and those who reach "the other side" are branded illegals, undocumented and unprotected. In Crossing Over, Ruben Martinez puts a human face on the phenomenon, following the exodus of the Chávez clan, an extended Mexican family with the grim distinction of having lost three sons in a tragic border incident. He charts the migrants' progress from their small south-Mexican town of Cherán through the harrowing underground railroad to the tomato farms of Missouri, the strawberry fields of California, and the slaughterhouses of Wisconsin. He reveals the effects of immigration on the family left behind and offers a powerful portrait of migrant culture, an exchange that deposits hip hop in Indian villages while bringing Mexican pop to the northern plains. Far from joining the melting pot, Martinez argues, the migrants--as many as seven million in the U.S.--are spawning a new culture that will alter both countries as Latin America and the U.S. come increasingly to resemble each other. Intimate, compelling, written with passion and engagement, Crossing Over tells the epic story of a family, a town, a world in motion.
Category: Social Science

Immigration And Migration

Author : Rayna Bailey
ISBN : 9781438109015
Genre : Social Science
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Presents a guide to the issues of immigration and migration, including definitions, primary sources, important documents, research tools, organizations, and notable persons.
Category: Social Science

Wege Des Kybernetes

Author : Anja K. Maier
ISBN : 3825879925
Genre : Travel in literature
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Category: Travel in literature

Transits

Author : Giovanni Cianci
ISBN : 3039119494
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The intersection between space and narrative has often aroused critical interest, especially in the cross-fertilization of language and imagination. In Modernist avant-garde culture this activity was particularly intense and turbulent. Not only did science and technology undergo sudden and rapid developments in the early twentieth century, but the powerful geopolitical movements of the time effectively redrew the maps of the Western world. The essays in this collection address the ways in which three generations of British and American artists responded to these ontological changes, as they were both literally and metaphorically 'thrown' on the roads. Drawing upon a new geographical awareness in the work of critics such as Michel de Certeau, Henri Lefebvre, Arjun Appadurai, Edward Soja and Doreen Massey, this book invites the reader to explore the disrupted territories of Modernism. It offers readings of places as diverse as William Faulkner's Mississippi, Virginia Woolf's Thames, Ford Madox Ford's Romney Marsh, W.H. Auden's islands, Christopher Isherwood's alternative Berlin and Ruben Martinez's "transfrontera." The writers in the volume explore a geography of edges, borders and trails and investigate the aesthetic modes fashioned by nomadic practices."
Category: Literary Criticism

Politische R Ume Jenseits Von Staat Und Nation

Author : Olaf Kaltmeier
ISBN : 9783835322721
Genre : History
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Moderne Politikgeschichte ist untrennbar mit Vorstellungen von Territorialität und Nation verbunden. In historischer Perspektive erweist sich jedoch der Nationalstaat als Ausnahmeerscheinung. Olaf Kaltmeier lenkt den Blick auf politische Räume jenseits von Staat und Nation und entwirft alternative Raumkonzepte für das Projekt einer neuen Politikgeschichte. Zur Reihe: Was ist eigentlich Politik? Wo und wie wird Politik gemacht? Was ist politisch, was gilt als unpolitisch? Die historische Perspektive auf diese aktuellen Fragen zeigt: Es gab und gibt keine allgemeingültigen und überzeitlichen Definitionen dessen, was unter Politik, dem Politischen oder der Bestimmung eines Sachverhalts als politisch verstanden wird. Die Reihe "Das Politische als Kommunikation" verfolgt die Erscheinungsformen des Politischen in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Pointierte Essays behandeln Strategien und Prozesse der Politisierung oder Entpolitisierung an ausgewählten Themen: von Fragen zu Ethnisierung und Ethnizität über die kommunikative Herrschaftssicherung in Diktaturen und die Begriffsgeschichte des Politischen bis hin zu politischen Räumen jenseits von Staat und Nation. Ein abschließender Band nimmt die politikgeschichtliche Theoriediskussion selbst in den Blick.
Category: History

101 Great Ready To Use Book Lists For Teens

Author : Nancy J. Keane
ISBN : 9781610691352
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Building on the author's work in The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists, this book provides 101 new and revised reading lists created in consultation with teachers and public librarians—an invaluable resource for any educator who plans activities for children that involve using literature.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Symbolism 17 Latina O Literature

Author : Rüdiger Ahrens
ISBN : 9783110532913
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The complex nature of globalization increasingly requires a comparative approach to literature in order to understand how migration and commodity flows impact aesthetic production and expressive practices. This special issue of Symbolism: An International Journal of Critical Aesthetics explores the trans-American dimensions of Latina/o literature in a trans-Atlantic context. Examining the theoretical implications suggested by the comparison of the global North-global South dynamics of material and aesthetic exchange, this volume highlights emergent Latina/o authors, texts, and methodologies of interest in for comparative literary studies. In the essays, literary scholars address questions of the transculturation, translation, and reception of Latina/o literature in the United States and Europe. In the interviews, emergent Latina/o authors speak to the processes of creative writing in a transnational context. This volume suggests how the trans-American dialogues found in contemporary Latina/o literature elucidates trans-Atlantic critical dialogues.
Category: Literary Criticism

Theorizing Identities And Social Action

Author : M. Wetherell
ISBN : 9780230246942
Genre : Social Science
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This collection brings together leading scholars to explore the 'doing' and 'making' of identities. Drawing on the highly innovative ESRC Identities and Social Action Programme, the chapters take core social actions – such as performing, excluding, mixing, bonding – and demonstrate how social practices and identities unfold together.
Category: Social Science

American Exodus

Author : Giles Slade
ISBN : 9781550925487
Genre : Science
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As temperatures rise, declines in agricultural production and freshwater supply will diminish US carrying capacity by 2/3, and rising sea levels will impact the country's most densely populated regions. A frightening survey of what's to come, American Exodus argues that mankind can survive the coming century of climate chaos if we act quickly to preserve our shelter of last resort.
Category: Science