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The Price of Poverty

The Price of Poverty Author Dan Dohan
ISBN-10 0520937279
Release 2003-12-01
Pages 314
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Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork in two impoverished California communities—one made up of recent immigrants from Mexico, the other of U.S.-born Chicano citizens—this book provides an invaluable comparative perspective on Latino poverty in contemporary America. In northern California’s high-tech Silicon Valley, author Daniel Dohan shows how recent immigrants get by on low-wage babysitting and dish-cleaning jobs. In the housing projects of Los Angeles, he documents how families and communities of U.S.-born Mexican Americans manage the social and economic dislocations of persistent poverty. Taking readers into worlds where public assistance, street crime, competition for low-wage jobs, and family, pride, and cross-cultural experiences intermingle, The Price of Poverty offers vivid portraits of everyday life in these Mexican American communities while addressing urgent policy questions such as: What accounts for joblessness? How can we make sense of crime in poor communities? Does welfare hurt or help?



Beyond El Barrio

Beyond El Barrio Author Adrian Burgos
ISBN-10 9780814768006
Release 2010-10-24
Pages 296
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Freighted with meaning, “el barrio” is both place and metaphor for Latino populations in the United States. Though it has symbolized both marginalization and robust and empowered communities, the construct of el barrio has often reproduced static understandings of Latino life; they fail to account for recent demographic shifts in urban centers such as New York, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles, and in areas outside of these historic communities. Beyond El Barrio features new scholarship that critically interrogates how Latinos are portrayed in media, public policy and popular culture, as well as the material conditions in which different Latina/o groups build meaningful communities both within and across national affiliations. Drawing from history, media studies, cultural studies, and anthropology, the contributors illustrate how despite the hypervisibility of Latinos and Latin American immigrants in recent political debates and popular culture, the daily lives of America’s new “majority minority” remain largely invisible and mischaracterized. Taken together, these essays provide analyses that not only defy stubborn stereotypes, but also present novel narratives of Latina/o communities that do not fit within recognizable categories. In this way, this book helps us to move “beyond el barrio”: beyond stereotype and stigmatizing tropes, as well as nostalgic and uncritical portraits of complex and heterogeneous range of Latina/o lives.



Latin American Studies Association International Congress

Latin American Studies Association     International Congress Author
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059172146806162
Release 2003
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Five generations of a Mexican American family in Los Angeles

Five generations of a Mexican American family in Los Angeles Author Christina Chávez
ISBN-10 WISC:89082408048
Release 2007-03-28
Pages 183
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Five Generations of a Mexican American Family in Los Angeles is an insider account of a multigenerational working-class Mexican American family in Los Angeles to explain Chicanos' persistent social status despite their citizenship and largely English monolingualism. Findings demonstrate that the interaction between race, ethnicity and class factors at home, in the labor market and in schools reproduces the Fuentes family's social status. Nevertheless, the persistence of Mexican cultural values over generations insulates Fuentes members against discrimination and economic hardship.



Latino Education in the U S

Latino Education in the U S Author Lourdes Diaz Soto
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019804076
Release 2008
Pages 605
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"The Praeger handbook of Latino education in the U.S. (two volumes) was originally published in hardcover by Greenwood Press ... Westport, CT."--T.p. verso.



Reconsidering Culture and Poverty

Reconsidering Culture and Poverty Author David Harding
ISBN-10 9781412988988
Release 2010-05-21
Pages 225
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Culture has returned to the poverty research agenda. Over the past decade, sociologists, demographers, and even economists have begun asking questions about the role of culture in many aspects of poverty, at times even explaining the behavior of low-income populations in reference to cultural factors. Unlike their predecessors, contemporary researchers rarely claim that culture will sustain itself for multiple generations regardless of structural changes, and they almost never use the term “pathology,” which implied in an earlier era that people would cease to be poor if they changed their culture. The new generation of scholars conceives of culture in substantially different ways. In this latest issue of the ANNALS, readers are treated to thought-provoking articles that attempt to bridge the gap between poverty and culture scholarship, highlighting new trends in poverty research. This volume is vital reading, not only for sociologists but also for researchers across the social sciences as a whole.



Lone Pursuit

Lone Pursuit Author Sandra Susan Smith
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123378973
Release 2007-08-09
Pages 264
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Unemployment among black Americans is twice that of whites. Myriad theories have been put forward to explain the persistent employment gap between blacks and whites in the U.S. Structural theorists point to factors such as employer discrimination and the decline of urban manufacturing. Other researchers argue that African-American residents living in urban neighborhoods of concentrated poverty lack social networks that can connect them to employers. Still others believe that African-American culture fosters attitudes of defeatism and resistance to work. In Lone Pursuit, sociologist Sandra Susan Smith cuts through this thicket of competing explanations to examine the actual process of job searching in depth. Lone Pursuit reveals that unemployed African Americans living in the inner city are being let down by jobholding peers and government agencies who could help them find work, but choose not to. Lone Pursuit is a pioneering ethnographic study of the experiences of low-skilled, black urban residents in Michigan as both jobseekers and jobholders. Smith surveyed 105 African-American men and women between the ages of 20 and 40, each of whom had no more than a high school diploma. She finds that mutual distrust thwarts cooperation between jobseekers and jobholders. Jobseekers do not lack social capital per se, but are often unable to make use of the network ties they have. Most jobholders express reluctance about referring their friends and relatives for jobs, fearful of jeopardizing their own reputations with employers. Rather than finding a culture of dependency, Smith discovered that her underprivileged subjects engage in a discourse of individualism. To justify denying assistance to their friends and relatives, jobholders characterize their unemployed peers as lacking in motivation and stress the importance of individual responsibility. As a result, many jobseekers, wary of being demeaned for their needy condition, hesitate to seek referrals from their peers. In a low-skill labor market where employers rely heavily on personal referrals, this go-it-alone approach is profoundly self-defeating. In her observations of a state job center, Smith finds similar distrust and non-cooperation between jobseekers and center staff members, who assume that young black men are unwilling to make an effort to find work. As private contractors hired by the state, the job center also seeks to meet performance quotas by screening out the riskiest prospects—black male and female jobseekers who face the biggest obstacles to employment and thus need the most help. The problem of chronic black joblessness has resisted both the concerted efforts of policymakers and the proliferation of theories offered by researchers. By examining the roots of the African-American unemployment crisis from the vantage point of the everyday job-searching experiences of the urban poor, Lone Pursuit provides a novel answer to this decades-old puzzle.



Pluma fronteriza

Pluma fronteriza Author
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173003981252
Release 2001
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Land of necessity

Land of necessity Author Alexis McCrossen
ISBN-10 0822344750
Release 2009
Pages 414
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A history of consumption along the U.S-Mexico border shows continuities and discontinuities in the dynamics of the border and the material world available to Mexicans, Americans, Native Americans and others over the last century and a half.



Emotional bridges to Puerto Rico

Emotional bridges to Puerto Rico Author Elizabeth M. Aranda
ISBN-10 0742543242
Release 2007
Pages 193
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Emotional Bridges to Puerto Rico is about Puerto Ricans' struggles of incorporation into U.S. society, and the conditions under which members of the Puerto Rican middle-class move back and forth between the mainland and island. The book illustrates how structures of inequalities based on race, class, and gender affect Puerto Ricans' subjective assessments of incorporation. Issues regarding the racialization of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. reveal that in spite of structural incorporation, Puerto Ricans do not feel like they fully belong in mainland society. These experiences carry implications for future migration and settlement decisions.



International Migration Review

International Migration Review Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121685338
Release 2005
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Latino a Research Review

Latino a  Research Review Author
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173022110958
Release 2006
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Estudios Mexicanos

Estudios Mexicanos Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822032295859
Release 2004
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From the Tigris to the Rouge

From the Tigris to the Rouge Author Charles Johnson Spurlock
ISBN-10 MSU:31293030634525
Release 2010
Pages 310
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MultiCultural review

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ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059172148331168
Release 2004
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Changes in the Heart of Europe

Changes in the Heart of Europe Author Timothy McCajor Hall
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114806958
Release 2006-01
Pages 348
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Computer vision approaches to human motion analysis have received considerable attention from different research areas over the past couple of years. The strong interest is largely due to their various applications in surveillance, driver assistance systems, human-computer interfaces, marker-less motion capture, biomedical engineering and computer graphics. This thesis investigates the computational integration of different visual representations for the detection of human bodies and the analysis of their movements in both indoor and unconstrained outdoor environments. New image coding schemes are presented in combination with methods from machine learning and dynamic filtering to address issues of complexity, robustness and generalization.



Rich Democracies Poor People

Rich Democracies  Poor People Author David Brady
ISBN-10 9780199888924
Release 2009-08-13
Pages 280
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Poverty is not simply the result of an individual's characteristics, behaviors or abilities. Rather, as David Brady demonstrates, poverty is the result of politics. In Rich Democracies, Poor People, Brady investigates why poverty is so entrenched in some affluent democracies whereas it is a solvable problem in others. Drawing on over thirty years of data from eighteen countries, Brady argues that cross-national and historical variations in poverty are principally driven by differences in the generosity of the welfare state. An explicit challenge to mainstream views of poverty as an inescapable outcome of individual failings or a society's labor markets and demography, this book offers institutionalized power relations theory as an alternative explanation.