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Impossible Subjects

Author : Mae M. Ngai
ISBN : 0691074712
Genre : History
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Ngai's analysis is based on archival research, including records of the US Boarder Patrol and Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Category: History

Impossible Subjects

Author : Mae M. Ngai
ISBN : 9781400850235
Genre : History
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This book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy—a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century. Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime of restriction that commenced in the 1920s—its statutory architecture, judicial genealogies, administrative enforcement, differential treatment of European and non-European migrants, and long-term effects. She shows that immigration restriction, particularly national-origin and numerical quotas, remapped America both by creating new categories of racial difference and by emphasizing as never before the nation's contiguous land borders and their patrol. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
Category: History

Das Unm Gliche Exil

Author : George Prochnik
ISBN : 9783406697579
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Um 1930 war Stefan Zweig zum weltweit meistübersetzten lebenden Schriftsteller avanciert. Doch dieser Erfolg des 1881 geborenen Wieners wurde schon bald überschattet vom Machtantritt Hitlers. Der Kosmopolit verließ den alten Kontinent und ließ sich 1941 in dem von ihm als "Land der Zukunft" gepriesenen Brasilien nieder. "Endlich ein Ruhepunkt", hoffte er nach seiner Ankunft in der tropischen Stadt Petrópolis. Ein halbes Jahr später, am 23. Februar 1942, schieden er und seine junge Frau Lotte "aus freiem Willen und mit klaren Sinnen" aus dem Leben. Am Tag, da er seinen Pass verlor, im Alter von 58 Jahren, habe er entdeckt, bekannte Stefan Zweig, "dass man mit seiner Heimat mehr verliert als einen Fleck umgrenzter Erde". Ausgerechnet diesem in Wien geborenen Weltbürger entglitt im Exil zunehmend das Leben. Höchst einfühlsam erzählt George Prochnik, selbst Nachfahre von Wiener Emigranten, diese tragische Geschichte eines Aufbruchs in die neue Welt, der von England über die USA nach Brasilien führt. Zugleich macht er sichtbar, welche Abgründe die geistige Welt des alten Europa, die Zweig in seinen nachgelassenen Erinnerungen so grandios heraufbeschworen hat, von der Nord- und Südamerikas trennten.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Signposts

Author : Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
ISBN : 0813529123
Genre : History
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The essays in this volume map the concerns of gender onto the terrain of nation, finding significant connections, disjunctions, and tensions between them. Contributors explore gender as a point of crisis in the cultural, social, and political space of a nation.
Category: History

Impossible Desires

Author : Gayatri Gopinath
ISBN : 9780822386537
Genre : Social Science
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By bringing queer theory to bear on ideas of diaspora, Gayatri Gopinath produces both a more compelling queer theory and a more nuanced understanding of diaspora. Focusing on queer female diasporic subjectivity, Gopinath develops a theory of diaspora apart from the logic of blood, authenticity, and patrilineal descent that she argues invariably forms the core of conventional formulations. She examines South Asian diasporic literature, film, and music in order to suggest alternative ways of conceptualizing community and collectivity across disparate geographic locations. Her agile readings challenge nationalist ideologies by bringing to light that which has been rendered illegible or impossible within diaspora: the impure, inauthentic, and nonreproductive. Gopinath juxtaposes diverse texts to indicate the range of oppositional practices, subjectivities, and visions of collectivity that fall outside not only mainstream narratives of diaspora, colonialism, and nationalism but also most projects of liberal feminism and gay and lesbian politics and theory. She considers British Asian music of the 1990s alongside alternative media and cultural practices. Among the fictional works she discusses are V. S. Naipaul’s classic novel A House for Mr. Biswas, Ismat Chughtai’s short story “The Quilt,” Monica Ali’s Brick Lane, Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy, and Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night. Analyzing films including Deepa Mehta’s controversial Fire and Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding, she pays particular attention to how South Asian diasporic feminist filmmakers have reworked Bollywood’s strategies of queer representation and to what is lost or gained in this process of translation. Gopinath’s readings are dazzling, and her theoretical framework transformative and far-reaching.
Category: Social Science

Religion The Secular And The Politics Of Sexual Difference

Author : Linell E. Cady
ISBN : 9780231536042
Genre : Religion
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Global struggles over women's roles, rights, and dress increasingly cast the secular and the religious in tense if not violent opposition. When advocates for equality speak in terms of rights and modern progress, or reactionaries ground their authority in religious and scriptural appeals, both tend to presume women's emancipation is ineluctably tied to secularization. Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference upsets this certainty by drawing on diverse voices and traditions in studies that historicize, question, and test the implicit links between secularism and expanded freedoms for women. Rather than position secularism as the answer to conflicts over gender and sexuality, this volume shows both religion and the secular collaborate in creating the conditions that generate them.
Category: Religion

Chinese Mexicans

Author : Julia María Schiavone Camacho
ISBN : 9780807882597
Genre : History
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At the turn of the twentieth century, a wave of Chinese men made their way to the northern Mexican border state of Sonora to work and live. The ties--and families--these Mexicans and Chinese created led to the formation of a new cultural identity: Chinese Mexican. During the tumult of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, however, anti-Chinese sentiment ultimately led to mass expulsion of these people. Julia Maria Schiavone Camacho follows the community through the mid-twentieth century, across borders and oceans, to show how they fought for their place as Mexicans, both in Mexico and abroad. Tracing transnational geography, Schiavone Camacho explores how these men and women developed a strong sense of Mexican national identity while living abroad--in the United States, briefly, and then in southeast Asia where they created a hybrid community and taught their children about the Mexican homeland. Schiavone Camacho also addresses how Mexican women challenged their legal status after being stripped of Mexican citizenship because they married Chinese men. After repatriation in the 1930s-1960s, Chinese Mexican men and women, who had left Mexico with strong regional identities, now claimed national cultural belonging and Mexican identity in ways they had not before.
Category: History

Impossible Bodies Impossible Selves Exclusions And Student Subjectivities

Author : Deborah Youdell
ISBN : 9781402045493
Genre : Education
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Brings sophisticated but accessible theoretical tools together with ethnographic data from real schools Demonstrates the inseparability of categories such as gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, ability, disability, special needs Develops tools for understanding the relationships between schools, subjectivities, and students as learners Works across national contexts to show the wide applicability of these tools Problematises narrow understandings of inclusion found in contemporary policy Explores a new politics for interrupting educational inequalities
Category: Education

Discovering Great Artists

Author : MaryAnn F. Kohl
ISBN : 9780935607284
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Discovering Great Artists" has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children. They will experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from the Renaissance to the Present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Includes such greats as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Matisse, Pollock, and O'Keeffe. 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, 2002 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award. Full "click-to" resource guide at Bright Ring's website to show each artist's most famous works. Some activity examples are: Da Vinci - Invention Art Michelangelo - Fresco Plaque Rembrandt - Shadowy Faces Monet - Dabble in Paint Degas - Resist in Motion Picasso- Fractured Friend Van Gogh - Starry Night Pollock - Action Splatter 1997 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Education 2003 Practical Homeschooling Award, 3rd Place 2007 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category, 3rd place. 2009 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category,1st Place
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction