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Chicanas and Chicanos in School

Chicanas and Chicanos in School Author Marcos Pizarro
ISBN-10 9780292774261
Release 2009-06-03
Pages 301
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By any measure of test scores and graduation rates, public schools are failing to educate a large percentage of Chicana/o youth. But despite years of analysis of this failure, no consensus has been reached as to how to realistically address it. Taking a new approach to these issues, Marcos Pizarro goes directly to Chicana/o students in both urban and rural school districts to ask what their school experiences are really like, how teachers and administrators support or thwart their educational aspirations, and how schools could better serve their Chicana/o students. In this accessible, from-the-trenches account of the Chicana/o school experience, Marcos Pizarro makes the case that racial identity formation is the crucial variable in Chicana/o students' success or failure in school. He draws on the insights of students in East Los Angeles and rural Washington State, as well as years of research and activism in public education, to demonstrate that Chicana/o students face the daunting challenge of forming a positive sense of racial identity within an educational system that unintentionally yet consistently holds them to low standards because of their race. From his analysis of this systemic problem, he develops a model for understanding the process of racialization and for empowering Chicana/o students to succeed in school that can be used by teachers, school administrators, parents, community members, and students themselves.

NACLA Report on the Americas

NACLA Report on the Americas Author
ISBN-10 UOM:49015003035269
Release 2005
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NACLA Report on the Americas has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from NACLA Report on the Americas also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full NACLA Report on the Americas book for free.

New Mexico Historical Review

New Mexico Historical Review Author Lansing Bartlett Bloom
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822034559807
Release 2007
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New Mexico Historical Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from New Mexico Historical Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full New Mexico Historical Review book for free.

Dissident Women

Dissident Women Author Shannon Speed
ISBN-10 9780292749627
Release 2013-06-06
Pages 318
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Yielding pivotal new perspectives on the indigenous women of Mexico, Dissident Women: Gender and Cultural Politics in Chiapas presents a diverse collection of voices exploring the human rights and gender issues that gained international attention after the first public appearance of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) in 1994. Drawing from studies on topics ranging from the daily life of Zapatista women to the effect of transnational indigenous women in tipping geopolitical scales, the contributors explore both the personal and global implications of indigenous women's activism. The Zapatista movement and the Women's Revolutionary Law, a charter that came to have tremendous symbolic importance for thousands of indigenous women, created the potential for renegotiating gender roles in Zapatista communities. Drawing on the original research of scholars with long-term field experience in a range of Mayan communities in Chiapas and featuring several key documents written by indigenous women articulating their vision, Dissident Women brings fresh insight to the revolutionary crossroads at which Chiapas stands—and to the worldwide implications of this economic and political microcosm.

Here Our Culture Is Hard

Here  Our Culture Is Hard Author Laura McClusky
ISBN-10 9780292788190
Release 2010-07-05
Pages 320
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Marriage among the Maya of Central America is a model of complementarity between a man and a woman. This union demands mutual respect and mutual service. Yet some husbands beat their wives. In this pioneering book, Laura McClusky examines the lives of several Mopan Maya women in Belize. Using engaging ethnographic narratives and a highly accessible analysis of the lives that have unfolded before her, McClusky explores Mayan women's strategies for enduring, escaping, and avoiding abuse. Factors such as gender, age inequalities, marriage patterns, family structure, educational opportunities, and economic development all play a role in either preventing or contributing to domestic violence in the village. McClusky argues that using narrative ethnography, instead of cold statistics or dehumanized theoretical models, helps to keep the focus on people, "rehumanizing" our understanding of violence. This highly accessible book brings to the social sciences new ways of thinking about, representing, and studying abuse, marriage, death, gender roles, and violence.

No Gifts from Chance

No Gifts from Chance Author Shari Benstock
ISBN-10 9780292792708
Release 2010-06-25
Pages 575
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A biography of the noted author, tracing her evolution from shy debutante to the social chronicler of her age.

A White House Diary

A White House Diary Author Lady Bird Johnson
ISBN-10 0292717490
Release 2007-11-01
Pages 856
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Originally published in 1970, A White House Diary is Lady Bird Johnson's intimate, behind-the-scenes account of Lyndon Johnson's presidency from November 22, 1963, to January 20, 1969. Beginning with the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy, Mrs. Johnson records the momentous events of her times, including the Great Society's War on Poverty, the national civil rights and social protest movements, her own activism on behalf of the environment, and the Vietnam War.

Nine Plays by Jos Cruz Gonz lez

Nine Plays by Jos   Cruz Gonz  lez Author Coleman A. Jennings
ISBN-10 0292718551
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 347
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In today’s multicultural world there is an urgent need for more plays and books that represent a diverse array of ethnic groups. Theatre and book critics, scholars, and theatre professionals have long campaigned for a broader representation of minorities in book and play publishing. In this anthology, renowned theatre expert Coleman A. Jennings has compiled a selection of plays by José Cruz González that meets these multicultural demands head-on. González is a foremost voice in theatre for children and youth whose plays address themes, often through imaginary lands and extraordinary characters, faced by children in their everyday lives. Born to migrant workers in Calexico, California, in 1957, González learned at a young age how to tap into the vast world of his imagination. From his grandfather, who would regale the family with stories and riddles as they worked on the farm, he learned the power of storytelling. He spent afternoons, weekends, and summers working in the fields, so it is no surprise that his plays are strongly tied to the natural world. His use of magical realism has become one of his trademarks. The nine plays in this anthology were thoughtfully collected and will go far to fill the multicultural gap in the world of theatre for children.

Walking Nature Home

Walking Nature Home Author Susan J. Tweit
ISBN-10 9780292773721
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 191
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Without a map, navigate by the stars. Susan Tweit began learning this lesson as a young woman diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that was predicted to take her life in two to five years. Offered no clear direction for getting well through conventional medicine, Tweit turned to the natural world that was both her solace and her field of study as a plant ecologist. Drawing intuitive connections between the natural processes and cycles she observed and the functions of her body, Tweit not only learned healthier ways of living but also discovered a great truth—love can heal. In this beautifully written, moving memoir, she describes how love of the natural world, of her husband and family, and of life itself literally transformed and saved her own life. In tracing the arc of her life from young womanhood to middle age, Tweit tells stories about what silence and sagebrush, bird bones and sheep dogs, comets, death, and one crazy Englishman have to teach us about living. She celebrates making healthy choices, the inner voices she learned to hear on days alone in the wilderness, the joys of growing and eating an organic kitchen garden, and the surprising redemption in restoring a once-blighted neighborhood creek. Linking her life lessons to the stories she learned in childhood about the constellations, Tweit shows how qualities such as courage, compassion, and inspiration draw us together and bind us into the community of the land and of all living things.


Amigas Author Marjorie Agosín
ISBN-10 0292705069
Release 2001-06
Pages 180
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This collection of letters chronicles a remarkable, long-term friendship between two women who, despite differences of religion and ethnicity, have followed remarkably parallel paths from their first adolescent meeting in their native Chile to their current lives in exile as writers, academics, and political activists in the United States. Spanning more than thirty years (1966–2000), Agosín’s and Sepúlveda’s letters speak eloquently on themes that are at once personal and political—family life and patriarchy, women’s roles, the loneliness of being a religious or cultural outsider, political turmoil in Chile, and the experience of exile.

African American Pastoral Care

African American Pastoral Care Author Edward P. Wimberly
ISBN-10 9781426729324
Release 2010-10-01
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Respond to God's unfolding drama to bring healing and reconciliation. In this major revision of his classic book, Dr. Edward Wimberly updates his narrative methodology by examining current issues in African American pastoral care and counseling.

The Journey of a Tzotzil Maya Woman of Chiapas Mexico

The Journey of a Tzotzil Maya Woman of Chiapas  Mexico Author Christine Eber
ISBN-10 9780292742482
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 288
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Most recent books about Chiapas, Mexico, focus on political conflicts and the indigenous movement for human rights at the macro level. None has explored those conflicts and struggles in-depth through an individual woman's life story. The Journey of a Tzotzil-Maya Woman of Chiapas, Mexico now offers that perspective in one woman's own words. Anthropologist Christine Eber met "Antonia" in 1986 and has followed her life's journey ever since. In this book, they recount Antonia's life story and also reflect on challenges and rewards they have experienced in working together, offering insight into the role of friendship in anthropological research, as well as into the transnational movement of solidarity with the indigenous people of Chiapas that began with the Zapatista uprising. Antonia was born in 1962 in San Pedro Chenalhó, a Tzotzil-Maya township in highland Chiapas. Her story begins with memories of childhood and progresses to young adulthood, when Antonia began working with women in her community to form weaving cooperatives while also becoming involved in the Word of God, the progressive Catholic movement known elsewhere as Liberation Theology. In 1994, as a wife and mother of six children, she joined a support base for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation. Recounting her experiences in these three interwoven movements, Antonia offers a vivid and nuanced picture of working for social justice while trying to remain true to her people's traditions.

The Farming of Bones

The Farming of Bones Author Edwidge Danticat
ISBN-10 9781569479292
Release 2003-07-01
Pages 336
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It is 1937 and Amabelle Désir, a young Haitian woman living in the Dominican Republic, has built herself a life as the servant and companion of the wife of a wealthy colonel. She and Sebastien, a cane worker, are deeply in love and plan to marry. But Amabelle's world collapses when a wave of genocidal violence, driven by Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, leads to the slaughter of Haitian workers. Amabelle and Sebastien are separated, and she desperately flees the tide of violence for a Haiti she barely remembers. Already acknowledged as a classic, this harrowing story of love and survival—from one of the most important voices of her generation—is an unforgettable memorial to the victims of the Parsley Massacre and a testimony to the power of human memory. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ghetto Schooling

Ghetto Schooling Author Jean Anyon
ISBN-10 0807736635
Release 1997
Pages 217
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In this personal account, Jean Anyon provides evidence that the economic and political devastation of America's inner cities has robbed schools and teachers of the capacity to successfully implement current strategies of educational reform. She argues that without fundamental change in government and business policies and the redirection of major resources back into the schools and the communities they serve, urban schools are consigned to failure, and no effort at raising standards, improving teaching, or boosting achievement can occur.

Las Obreras

Las Obreras Author Vicki Ruíz
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173007397053
Release 2000
Pages 318
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In this anthology, Chicana voices of the past and present illuminate the experiences of Mexican American women as they strive to integrate wage work, family life, and community engagement. Sections cover confrontations with the state through community action, court litigation, and union organizing; negotiating work, marriage, and children; stories of feminists and Mexican migrant workers; and activist struggles. Of particular educational interest are chapters on Raza Unida and the struggles for political representation and equal education in Texas, and a Chicana faculty member's thoughts on consciousness raising in the college classroom. Following an introduction by Vicki L. Ruiz, the chapters are: "Claiming Public Space at Work, Church, and Neighborhood" (Vicki L. Ruiz); "'She Has Served Others in More Intimate Ways': The Domestic Service Reform in Yucatan, 1915-1918" (Emma Perez); "'Woman Sterilized as Gives Birth': Forced Sterilization and Chicana Resistance in the 1970s" (Virginia Espino); "'We Lived and Breathed and Worked the Movement': The Contradictions and Rewards of Chicana/Mexicana Activism in el Centro de Accion Social Autonomo-Hermandad General de Trabajadores (Casa-HGT), Los Angeles, 1975-1978" (Marisela R. Chavez); "Creating Community: Mexican American Women in Eastside Los Angeles" (Mary Pardo); "Organizing Latina Garment Workers in Los Angeles" (Maria Angelina Soldatenko); "'Work Gave Me a Lot of Confianza': Chicanas' Work Commitment and Work Identity" (Beatriz M. Pesquera); "Ambivalence or Continuity? Motherhood and Employment among Chicanas and Mexican Immigrant Women Workers" (Denise A. Segura); "Levels of Acculturation, Marital Satisfaction, and Depression among Chicana Workers: A Psychological Perspective" (Yvette G. Flores-Ortiz); "Engendering a 'Dialectics of Our America': Jovita Gonzalez's Pluralist Dialogue as Feminist Testimonio" (Maria Eugenia Cotera); "Three Stories: Campesinas, Onions, and Granma's Apron" (Mary Helen Ponce); "Mexican Migrants in North Carolina: Maria Salas Shares Her Story" (Margarita Decierdo); "The Synapses of Struggle: Martha Cotera and Tejana Activism" (Mary Ann Villarreal); "'I Wanted To Be Treated as an Equal': Testimony from a Latina Union Activist" (Guadalupe M. Friaz); and "'No se raje, chicanita': Some Thoughts on Race, Class, and Gender in the Classroom" (Gloria J. Romero). (Contains references in most chapters.) (SV)

Pastoral Care in the Black Church

Pastoral Care in the Black Church Author Edward P. Wimberly
ISBN-10 0687302897
Release 1979
Pages 127
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Is pastoral care effective in today's black churches? Is the influence of black pastors declining? What roles have pastors played in black churches? These and other topics are considered in the important first book about pastoral care in the American black church.

A Digest of English Civil Law General by Edward Jenks

A Digest of English Civil Law  General  by Edward Jenks Author Edward Jenks
ISBN-10 IND:30000010148926
Release 1905
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A Digest of English Civil Law General by Edward Jenks has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Digest of English Civil Law General by Edward Jenks also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Digest of English Civil Law General by Edward Jenks book for free.