SHADOWED LIVES UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY CASE STUDIES IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Download Shadowed Lives Undocumented Immigrants In American Society Case Studies In Cultural Anthropology ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to SHADOWED LIVES UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY CASE STUDIES IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY book pdf for free now.

Shadowed Lives Undocumented Immigrants In American Society

Author : Leo Chavez
ISBN : 9781133588450
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 25.38 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 945
Read : 1298

One of the few case studies of undocumented immigrants available, this insightful anthropological analysis humanizes a group of people too often reduced to statistics and stereotypes. The hardships of Hispanic migration are conveyed in the immigrants’ own voices while the author’s voice raises questions about power, stereotypes, settlement, and incorporation into American society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

The Dobe Ju Hoansi

Author : Richard B. Lee
ISBN : 9781133713531
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 59.12 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 566
Read : 580

This classic, bestselling study of the !Kung San, foragers of the Dobe area of the Kalahari Desert describes a people's reactions to the forces of modernization, detailing relatively recent changes to !Kung rituals, beliefs, social structure, marriage and kinship system. It documents their determination to take hold of their own destiny, despite exploitation of their habitat and relentless development to assert their political rights and revitalize their communities. Use of the name Ju/'hoansi (meaning real people) acknowledges their new sense of empowerment. Since the publication of the Third Edition in 2003, Richard Lee has made eight further trips to the Kalahari, the most recent in 2010 and 2011. The Dobe and Nyae Nyae Areas have continued to transform and the people have had to respond and adapt to the pressures of capitalist economics and bureaucratic governance of the Namibian and Botswana states. This Fourth Edition chronicles and bears witness to these evolving social conditions and their impacts on lives of the Ju/'hoansi. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Gender Diversity

Author : Serena Nanda
ISBN : 9781478615460
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 31.61 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 193
Read : 749

Anthropologist Serena Nanda has heralded the importance of understanding human similarities and differences throughout her writing and teaching career. This was especially evidenced in her groundbreaking work, Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations, a masterful, far-reaching examination of the relationships between sex, gender, and sexuality and how they are culturally constructed. Rich ethnographic examples representing nine cultures illuminate the need to analyze sex/gender roles and identities on the basis of broad cultural patterns and distinct cultural features, including social class, ethnicity, age, religion, urban or rural residence, and exposure to Western cultures. The latest edition incorporates new material on hijras in Bangladesh, three gender alternatives in Indonesia, and global changes related to migration, health, and communication. Concept-reinforcing questions have been added to each chapter. Gender Diversity, Second Edition encourages readers to think in new ways about what they consider natural, normal, or morally right. As a concise supplement with multidisciplinary appeal, the enhanced edition is sure to energize the undergraduate classroom.
Category: Social Science

Tacit Subjects

Author : Carlos Ulises Decena
ISBN : 9780822349457
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 62.92 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 337
Read : 1153

Based on ethnographic research with Dominicans in New York City, a pioneering analysis of how gay immigrant men of color negotiate race, sexuality, and power in their daily lives.
Category: Social Science

Understanding Commodity Cultures

Author : Scott Cook
ISBN : 074253491X
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 50.52 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 641
Read : 419

This book explores how lived experience is informed by and shapes the diversifying funds of knowledge that enable people under economic stress to make culturally-informed choices in their material interest. By selectively reviewing the economic anthropological record and critically examining specific studies in several of Mexico's (and Guatemala's) key regions, as well as the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and the new trans-border space in the U.S. and Canada for Mexican migrant labor, the author encourages readers to critically rethink their views of economic otherness in Mexico (and, by extension, elsewhere in Latin America and the Third World), and presents a new framework for reconciling the continuing attraction of concepts like 'penny capitalism' with the realities of a world ever more subjected to continental and global market projects of 'Dollar Capitalism'. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Category: Business & Economics

Fanon Education

Author : George Jerry Sefa Dei
ISBN : 1433106418
Genre : Education
File Size : 74.57 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 841
Read : 337

Fanon and Education: Thinking Through Pedagogical Possibilities challenges conventional education to go beyond the formal procedures of schooling to engage in the making of multiple meanings of our world. Understanding education requires a holistic approach that extends beyond contemporary classrooms. Education must also be inclusive, addressing questions of difference, diversity, and power, as conceptualized through the lens of class, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion, language, and indigeneity. These issues are thought of in the context of Fanon’s oeuvre, to articulate a social theory and progressive educational politics that can help us understand difference as political, as well as, dominant schooling, as a form of internalized oppression, that works differently on myriad bodies. Fanon and Education will have a broad appeal to readers who want to engage Fanon’s ideas in the schooling and educational politics of change and transformation. It should be read by all students, teachers, educational practitioners, community activists and researchers. This book will have a particular appeal for educators in teacher training colleges, as well as for graduate instruction in university departments of education, social work, and sociology.
Category: Education

Beautiful Flowers Of The Maquiladora

Author : Norma Iglesias Prieto
ISBN : 9780292788688
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 26.38 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 525
Read : 168

Published originally as La flor mas bella de la maquiladora, this beautifully written book is based on interviews the author conducted with more than fifty Mexican women who work in the assembly plants along the U.S.-Mexico border. A descriptive analytic study conducted in the late 1970s, the book uses compelling testimonials to detail the struggles these women face. The experiences of women in maquiladoras are attracting increasing attention from scholars, especially in the context of ongoing Mexican migration to the country's northern frontier and in light of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This book is among the earliest accounts of the physical and psychological toll exacted from the women who labor in these plants. Iglesias Prieto captures the idioms of these working women so that they emerge as dynamic individuals, young and articulate personalities, inexorably engaged in the daily struggle to change the fundamental conditions of their exploitation.
Category: Social Science

Undocumented Immigrants In The United States An Encyclopedia Of Their Experience 2 Volumes

Author : Anna Ochoa O'Leary
ISBN : 9780313384257
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 43.40 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 162
Read : 348

This two-volume reference work addresses the dynamic lives of undocumented immigrants in the United States and establishes these individuals' experiences as a key part of our nation's demographic and sociological evolution. • Offers a comprehensive, contemporary portrait of undocumented immigrants living in the United States • Provides timely insights about struggles for inclusion and the many diverse and valuable contributions to the fabric of American society • Presents evidence-based information that can help promote rational assessment of the issues arising from irregular immigration in the United States • Illuminates issues of undocumented immigrant assimilation and adaptation, especially as they affect subsequent generations in their quest for the American Dream • Shows immigration and border enforcement issues that challenge the lives of those present in the United States without authorization • Offers a way to compare regions and different contexts within a geographically vast and culturally diverse United States • Supplies a reference set ideal for upper high school and undergraduate students as well as the general public
Category: Social Science

Social Justice In The U S Mexico Border Region

Author : Mark Lusk
ISBN : 9789400741508
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 61.91 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 946
Read : 1046

The U.S.-Mexico Border Region is among the poorest geographical areas in the United States. The region has been long characterized by dual development, poor infrastructure, weak schools, health disparities and low-wage employment. More recently, the region has been affected by the violence associated with a drug and crime war in Mexico. The premise of this book is that the U.S.-Mexico Border Region is subject to systematic oppression and that the so-called social pathologies that we see in the region are by-products of social and economic injustice in the form of labor exploitation, environmental racism, immigration militarism, institutional sexism and discrimination, health inequities, a political economy based on low-wage labor, and the globalization of labor and capital. The chapters address a variety of examples of injustice in the areas of environment, health disparity, migration unemployment, citizenship, women and gender violence, mental health, and drug violence. The book proposes a pathway to development.
Category: Social Science

Decolonial Voices

Author : Arturo J. Aldama
ISBN : 0253214920
Genre : History
File Size : 45.7 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 960
Read : 1092

Decolonial Voices offers a range of interdisciplinary essays that discuss racialised, subaltern, feminist and diasporic identities and the aesthetic politics of hybrid and mestiza/o cultural productions. In doing so, this volume brings together a body of theoretically rigorous interdisciplinary essays that articulate and expand the contours of Chicana and Chicano cultural studies. This collection seeks to represent several key directions in the field: first, it charts how subaltern cultural productions of the US/ Mexico borderlands (film, art, music, lit, pop. culture and alternate historiographies) speak to what Walter Mignolo has called the intersections of "local," "hemispheric," and "globalised" power relations of the border imaginary. Secondly, this collection excavates and recovers the Mexican women's and Chicana literary and cultural heritages (1850s-present) that have been ignored and suppressed by Euroamerican canons and patriarchal exclusionary practices. Our collection also seeks to expand the field in post-nationalist directions by creating an interethnic, comparative, and transnational dialogue between Chicana and Chicano, African American, Mexican feminist, and U.S. Native American cultural vocabularies. In charting these discursive movements of this growing and heterogeneous field, there is a commitment to understand how Chicana and Chicano cultural productions articulate a resistance to the multiplicity of oppression across race, class, gender, and sexuality, while performing a cultural mestizaje and hybridity in the age of transnational globalisations. Contributors include Norma Alarcón, Arturo J. Aldama, Frederick Luis Aldama, Cordelia Chávez Candelaria, Alejandra Elenes, Ramón Garcia, María Herrera-Sobek, Patricia Penn Hilden, Gaye T. M Johnson, Alberto Ledesma, Pancho McFarland, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, Laura Elisa Pérez, Naomi Quiñonez, Sarah Ramirez, Rolando J. Romero, Delberto Dario Ruiz, Vicki Ruiz, José David Saldívar, Anna Sandoval, and Jonathan Xavier Inda.
Category: History