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To Alcatraz Death Row and Back

To Alcatraz  Death Row  and Back Author Ernie López
ISBN-10 9780292778191
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 246
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When Ernie López was a boy selling newspapers in Depression-era Los Angeles, his father beat him when he failed to bring home the expected eighty to ninety cents a day. When the beatings became unbearable, he took to petty stealing to make up the difference. As his thefts succeeded, Ernie's sense of necessity got tangled up with ambition and adventure. At thirteen, a joyride in a stolen car led to a sentence in California's harshest juvenile reformatory. The system's failure to show any mercy soon propelled López into a cycle of crime and incarceration that resulted in his spending decades in some of America's most notorious prisons, including four and a half years on death row for a murder López insists he did not commit. To Alcatraz, Death Row, and Back is the personal life story of a man who refused to be broken by either an abusive father or an equally abusive criminal justice system. While López freely admits that "I've been no angel," his insider's account of daily life in Alcatraz and San Quentin graphically reveals the violence, arbitrary infliction of excessive punishment, and unending monotony that give rise to gang cultures within the prisons and practically insure that parolees will commit far worse crimes when they return to the streets. Rafael Pérez-Torres discusses how Ernie López's experiences typify the harsher treatment that ethnic and minority suspects often receive in the American criminal justice system, as well as how they reveal the indomitable resilience of Chicanos/as and their culture. As Pérez-Torres concludes, "López's story presents us with the voice of one who—though subjected to a system meant to destroy his soul—not only endured but survived, and in surviving prevailed."



Emotion Identity and Death

Emotion  Identity and Death Author Chang-Won Park
ISBN-10 9781317144670
Release 2016-05-06
Pages 248
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Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity. Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. Drawing together new and established scholars, this is the first book among the studies of emotion that focuses on issues surrounding death, and the first among death studies which focuses on the issue of emotion. Themes explored include: themes of grief in the ties that bind the living and the dead, funerals, public memorials and the art of consolation, obituaries and issues of war and death-row, use of the internet in dying and grieving, what people do with cremated remains, new rituals of spiritual care in medical contexts, themes bounded and expressed through music, and more.



The Cambridge History of Latina o American Literature

The Cambridge History of Latina o American Literature Author John Morán González
ISBN-10 9781316873670
Release 2018-02-22
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The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature emphasizes the importance of understanding Latina/o literature not simply as a US ethnic phenomenon but more broadly as an important element of a trans-American literary imagination. Engaging with the dynamics of migration, linguistic and cultural translation, and the uneven distribution of resources across the Americas that characterize Latina/o literature, the essays in this History provide a critical overview of key texts, authors, themes, and contexts as discussed by leading scholars in the field. This book demonstrates the relevance of Latina/o literature for a world defined by the migration of people, commodities, and cultural expressions.



Mestizaje

Mestizaje Author Rafael Pérez-Torres
ISBN-10 0816645957
Release 2006
Pages 284
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Focusing on the often unrecognized role race plays in expressions of Chicano culture, Mestizaje is a provocative exploration of the volatility and mutability of racial identities. In this important moment in Chicano studies, Rafael Pérez-Torres reveals how the concepts and realities of race, historical memory, the body, and community have both constrained and opened possibilities for forging new and potentially liberating multiracial identities. Informed by a broad-ranging theoretical investigation of identity politics and race and incorporating feminist and queer critiques, Pérez-Torres skillfully analyzes Chicano cultural production. Contextualizing the history of mestizaje, he shows how the concept of mixed race has been used to engage issues of hybridity and voice and examines the dynamics that make mestizo and mestiza identities resistant to, as well as affirmative of, dominant forms of power. He also addresses the role that mestizaje has played in expressive culture, including the hip-hop music of Cypress Hill and the vibrancy of Chicano poster art. Turning to issues of mestizaje in literary creation, Pérez-Torres offers critical readings of the works of Emma Pérez, Gil Cuadros, and Sandra Cisneros, among others. This book concludes with a consideration of the role that the mestizo body plays as a site of elusive or displaced knowledge. Moving beyond the oppositions—nationalism versus assimilation, men versus women, Texans versus Californians—that have characterized much of Chicano studies, Mestizaje synthesizes and assesses twenty-five years of pathbreaking thinking to make a case for the core components, sensibilities, and concerns of the discipline. Rafael Pérez-Torres is professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is author of Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, Against Margins, coauthor of To Alcatraz, Death Row, and Back: Memories of an East LA Outlaw, and coeditor of The Chicano Studies Reader: An Anthology of Aztlán, 1970–2000.



Fly Fishing the North Country

Fly Fishing the North Country Author Shawn Perich
ISBN-10 145290619X
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Fly Fishing the North Country has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fly Fishing the North Country also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fly Fishing the North Country book for free.



Movements in Chicano Poetry

Movements in Chicano Poetry Author Rafael Pèrez-Torres
ISBN-10 0521478030
Release 1995-01-27
Pages 332
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Studies the central concerns addressed by recent Chicano poetry.



Extreme Motorcycle Art

Extreme Motorcycle Art Author Spencer Drate
ISBN-10 1858943132
Release 2005
Pages 158
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"This illustrated book showcases more than fifty of the top international motorcycle artists, studios, custom bike-builders, and bike shops. As the first comprehensive survey of the best custom bike-painting from around the world, it captures the original thinking and creativity that have come to characterize this genre, and finally gives motorcycle artists the recognition they have long deserved." "All the artists included in this book reveal a common purpose: they insist that each painting be original and unique, and they strive to convey the personality of the rider-customer. Painting on saddlebags, tanks, and fenders - as opposed to the regular surfaces of canvas and paper - presents exciting challenges. As Extreme Motorcycle Art shows, motorcycle painters are responding convincingly." "While some of the painters included here have conventional art training, the majority of them are largely self-taught. They develop their ideas and skills by staying close to the metal and rubber, not by contemplating abstractions in the studio. They are immersed in the throbbing culture of bike building and riding, and, most importantly, they all love that culture intensely." "Extreme Motorcycle Art features photographs of the completed bikes, close-ups of the artworks, and detailed technical specifications of the customized components of the bikes depicted. Full contact information for every artist is also provided, making this a dream book for motorcycle fans worldwide."--BOOK JACKET.



Escape from Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatraz Author J. Campbell Bruce
ISBN-10 9780307815835
Release 2012-03-14
Pages 240
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In 1963, just weeks before the original publication of this book, the last prisoner was escorted off Devil’s Island and Alcatraz ceased to be a prison. Author J. Campbell Bruce chronicles in spellbinding detail the Rock’s transition from a Spanish fort to the maximum-security penitentiary that housed such infamous inmates as Robert Stroud, aka the Birdman of Alcatraz, and mobster Al “Scarface” Capone. The chapters describing the daring escape attempts by Frank Morris and two accomplices from this “inescapable” prison became the basis for the 1979 Clint Eastwood movie. Discover the intriguing and absorbing saga of Alcatraz, whose name is still synonymous with punitive isolation and deprivation, where America’s most violent and notorious prisoners resided in tortuous proximity to one of the world’s favorite cities. The true-crime classic first published in 1963 is reissued in this special edition. Includes archival photos of the prison and prison life. This story will appeal to Bay Area locals and tourists alike. Alcatraz hosts more than a million visitors each year. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Virginian

The Virginian Author Owen Wister
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044019349737
Release 1902
Pages 504
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The Virginian has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Virginian also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Virginian book for free.



Aid and Comfort

 Aid and Comfort Author Henry Mark Holzer
ISBN-10 9781476600475
Release 2002-03-01
Pages 216
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Jane Fonda's visit to Hanoi in July 1972 and her pro-North Vietnamese, anti-American conduct, especially her pose with an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down American planes and her propaganda broadcasts directed toward American troops, angered many Americans. In their eyes, she was guilty of treason, but she was never charged by the American legal system. Instead, she has made millions, been the recipient of countless awards, and remained an honored American icon. This work investigates Fonda's activities in North Vietnam and argues that she could have been indicted for treason, that there would have been enough evidence to take the case to a jury, that she could have been convicted, and that a conviction probably would have been upheld on appeal. It also considers Fonda's early life and the effect it had on her behavior and beliefs in her later years, her audience of American POWs who were forced by the Vietnamese to listen to her broadcasts condemning them as war criminals, her arrival in Vietnam and how it was viewed by American servicemen and civilians, the crime of treason throughout history, and the only Congressional inquiry into her actions, which resulted in the government's decision to take no legal action against her. Texts of Fonda's radio broadcasts to American servicemen comprise the appendix.



Forced Passages

Forced Passages Author Dylan Rodr Ưguez
ISBN-10 9781452907338
Release 2006-01
Pages 322
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With the US having the highest incarceration rate in the world, prisons have become sites of radical political discourse and resistance. Dylan Rodriguez examines the work of a number of imprisoned intellectuals, such as Angela Davis and Leonard Peltier, and looks at how imprisonment has shaped their writing.



Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment Author David Levinson
ISBN-10 076192258X
Release 2002
Pages 1914
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"Authoritative and comprehensive, this multivolume set includes hundreds of articles in the field of criminal justice. Impressive arrays of authors have contributed to this resource, addressing such diverse topics as racial profiling, money laundering, torture, prisoner literature, the KGB, and Sing Sing. Written in an accessible manner and attractively presented, the background discussions, definitions, and explanations of important issues and future trends are absorbing. Interesting sidebars and facts,reference lists, relevant court cases, tables, and black-and-white photographs supplement the entries. Appendixes cover careers in criminal justice, Web resources, and professional organizations. A lengthy bibliography lists relevant works."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003.



The Chicano Studies Reader

The Chicano Studies Reader Author Chon A. Noriega
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173012460217
Release 2001
Pages 640
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Chicano Studies. This anthology brings together twenty ground-breaking essays from AZTLAN: A JOURNAL OF CHICANO STUDIES, the journal of record in the field. Spanning thirty years, these essays shaped the development of Chicano studies and testify to its broad disciplinary and thematic range. The anthology documents four major strands in Chicano scholarship and is divided into sections accordingly: Decolonizing the Territory, Performing Politics, Configuring Identities, and Remapping the World. Each section is introduced by one of the co-editors: Chon A. Noriega, Eric R. Avila, Karen Mary Davalos, Chela Sandoval and Rafael Perez-Torres.



Where the Salmon Run

Where the Salmon Run Author Trova Heffernan
ISBN-10 9780295997957
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 328
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Billy Frank Jr. was an early participant in the fight for tribal fishing rights during the 1960s. Roughed up, belittled, and handcuffed on the riverbank, he emerged as one of the most influential Northwest Indians in modern history. His efforts helped bring about the 1974 ruling by Federal Judge George H. Boldt affirming Northwest tribal fishing rights and allocating half the harvestable catch to them. Today, he continues to support Indian country and people by working to protect salmon and restore the environment. Where the Salmon Run tells the life story of Billy Frank Jr., from his father's influential tales, through the difficult and contentious days of the Fish Wars, to today. Based on extensive interviews with Billy, his family, close advisors, as well as political allies and former foes, and the holdings of Washington State's cultural institutions, we learn about the man behind the legend, and the people who helped him along the way.



Shrink resistant

Shrink resistant Author Bonnie Burstow
ISBN-10 0919573835
Release 1988-06
Pages 360
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Shrink resistant has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Shrink resistant also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Shrink resistant book for free.



Handbook for Rebels and Outlaws

Handbook for Rebels and Outlaws Author Mark Mirabello
ISBN-10 1906958009
Release 2008-12-03
Pages 378
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This is a book about freedom. Written for intellectual swashbucklers -- men and women who are radicals in politics and infidels in religion -- warriors who hammer the stake of fear into the heart of tyranny -- this volume belongs in select book collections, between the black magic and the pornography texts.



The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism

The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism Author Jacqueline Z. Wilson
ISBN-10 9781137561350
Release 2017-06-17
Pages 1045
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This extensive Handbook addresses a range of contemporary issues related to Prison Tourism across the world. It is divided into seven sections: Ethics, Human Rights and Penal Spectatorship; Carceral Retasking, Curation and Commodification of Punishment; Meanings of Prison Life and Representations of Punishment in Tourism Sites; Death and Torture in Prison Museums; Colonialism, Relics of Empire and Prison Museums; Tourism and Operational Prisons; and Visitor Consumption and Experiences of Prison Tourism. The Handbook explores global debates within the field of Prison Tourism inquiry; spanning a diverse range of topics from political imprisonment and persecution in Taiwan to interpretive programming in Alcatraz, and the representation of incarcerated Indigenous peoples to prison graffiti. This Handbook is the first to present a thorough examination of Prison Tourism that is truly global in scope. With contributions from both well-renowned scholars and up-and-coming researchers in the field, from a wide variety of disciplines, the Handbook comprises an international collection at the cutting edge of Prison Tourism studies. Students and teachers from disciplines ranging from Criminology to Cultural Studies will find the text invaluable as the definitive work in the field of Prison Tourism.