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Fragile Families by
Call Number: HV743.S36 R637 20179780812249385
Publication Date: 2017-07-26
In the past decade, debates over immigrant rights and family rights, and accompanying concerns over birthright citizenship, have taken center stage in popular media and mainstream political debates. These debates, however, frequently overlook the role of the public child welfare system in the United States--the agency charged with protecting children and maintaining the integrity of families
Human Targets by
Call Number: ENG 1A MVY
Publication Date: 2017-03-08
At fifteen, Victor Rios found himself a human target--flat on his ass amid a hail of shotgun fire, desperate for money and a place on the street. Faced with the choice of escalating a drug turf war or eking out a living elsewhere, he turned to a teacher, who mentored him and helped him find a job at an auto shop. That job would alter the course of his whole life--putting him on the road to college and eventually a PhD. Now, Rios is a rising star, hailed for his work studying the lives of African American and Latino youth.
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature by
Call Number: PS508.H57 N65 2011
Publication Date: 2010-09-13
This groundbreaking Norton Anthology includes the work of 201 Latino writers from Chicano, Cuban-, Puerto Rican-, and Dominican-American traditions, as well as writing from other Spanish-speaking countries
A Sociolinguistics of Diaspora by
Call Number: P40.5.H57 S63 2015
Publication Date: 2014-11-24
This volume brings together scholars in sociolinguistics and the sociology of new media and mobile technologies who are working on different social and communicative aspects of the Latino diaspora. This collection focuses on two broad political and social contexts: the established Latino communities in urban settings in North America and newer Latin American communities in Europe and the Middle East. It explores the role of migration/diaspora in transforming linguistic practices, ideologies, and identities.
Latin American Community by
Call Number: E184.S75 L248 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-28
As part of an initiative to enhance the Latin American Studies program, an interdisciplinary, international conference series on Latin American Studies was established in 2009. The conference drew participants from many different universities across three continents. This collection of essays, in English and Spanish, represent a multifaceted perspective on Latin America today.
Grounds for Dreaming by
Call Number: HD6515.A29 F56 2016
Publication Date: 2016-01-05
A sweeping critical history of how Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants organized for their rights in the decades leading up to the seminal strikes led by Cesar Chavez. An incisive study of labor, migration, race, gender, citizenship, and class, Lori Flores's first book offers crucial insights for today's ever-growing U.S. Latino demographic, the farmworker rights movement, and future immigration policy.
My Beloved World by
Call Number: KF8745.S67 A3 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-15
"The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
Latinas in the United States, Set by
Publication Date: 2006-05-03
This volume records the contribution of women of Latin American birth or heritage to the economic and cultural development of the US. In more than 580 entries, the historical and cultural narratives of Latinas come to life. From mestizo settlement, pioneer life, and diasporic communities, the encyclopedia details the contributions of women as settlers, comadres, and landowners, as organizers and nuns. More than 200 scholars explore the experiences of Latinas during and after EuroAmerican colonization and conquest; the early-19th-century migration of Puerto Ricans and Cubans; 20th-century issues of migration, cultural tradition, labor, gender roles, community organization, and politics.
Latina Legacies by
Publication Date: 2005-03-10
An extraordinary exploration of Latinas in the United States from the 1800s to the present, this collection of narrative biographies documents the lives of fifteen remarkable individuals who witnessed, defined, defied, and wrote about the forces that shaped their lives. As entrepreneurs, community activists, mystics, educators, feminists, labor organizers, artists and entertainers, many Latinas used the power of the pento traverse and transgress the social boundaries and cultural conventions of their time
Latining America by
Publication Date: 2013-02-01
With Latining America, Claudia Milian proposes that the economies of blackness, brownness, and dark brownness summon a new grammar for Latino/a studies that she names ?Latinities.' Milian's innovative study argues that this ensnared economy of meaning startles the typical reading practices deployed for brown Latino/a embodiment. Latining America keeps company with and challenges existent models of Latinidad, demanding a distinct paradigm that puts into question what is understood as Latino and Latina today.
Fluid Borders by
Publication Date: 2005-10-07
Drawing from one hundred in-depth interviews, Lisa García Bedolla compares the political attitudes and behavior of Latinos in two communities: working-class East Los Angeles and middle-class Montebello. Asking how collective identity and social context have affected political socialization, political attitudes and practices, and levels of political participation among the foreign born and native born, she offers new findings that are often at odds with the conventional wisdom emphasizing the role socioeconomic status plays in political involvement.
Latino Lives in America by
Publication Date: 2010-01-28
Utilizing a unique set of narratives from focus group interviews, supplemented with quantitative findings from the 2006 Latino National Survey, the authors provide a snapshot of Latino life in America. The Latinos interviewed provide their thoughts regarding their sense of belonging and group identification, assimilation and transnationalism, housing, education, civic engagement, and perceptions of discrimination.
The U. S. Latino Community by
Publication Date: 2011-05-13
This volume holds a collection of opposing essays across four chapters, over issues relating to the U.S. Latino Community. Readers will evaluate how the community is perceived, what immigration attitudes and polices affect the community, the political power that the community may hold, and the social issues that impact the U.S. Latino community.
Remaking Citizenship by
Remaking Citizenship explores the stories of low-income Latinas actively engaged in a new vision of feminist politics rooted in concerns as disparate as domestic violence, childrearing, women's self-esteem, and immigrant and workers' rights.