Telling To Live

Author : Luz del Alba Acevedo
ISBN : 0822327651
Genre : Social Science
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In 1995, a group of Latina feminists began meeting to share life experiences. The group included oral historians, activists, literary scholars, poets, ethnographers, and psychologists. They were the daughters of field, domestic, factory, and service workers, of secretaries, military officers, technicians, and artists; and they reflected an equal variety of religious and national backgrounds. Together, these women found - in the process of"testimonio" -a means of grasping the larger political and cultural meanings of their personal experiences. Telling to Live is the product of this five-year encounter. In this rich and complex tapestry of narrative, we are introduced to Latina women who struggle with "Spanglish," with being Latina and yet not knowing Spanish, or with attending a school where the teachers speak an unintelligible language. We meet women of the monumental Puerto Rican migration to the United States in the 1950s, as well as those who remained in Puerto Rico under the mandate of "operation bootstrap." In still other "testimonios", we encounter sexual and physical abuse, discrimination, and workplace mistreatment. These are the stories of women who struggle to "make it in America," often against great odds. By presenting their diverse stories and reflections, the Puerto Rican, Chicana, Native American, Mexican, Cuban, and South American contributors provide a new perspective on feminist theorising, one grounded in being Latina American. This sometimes heart wrenching, sometimes playful, yet always informative collection will interest all those who wish to understand the challenges U.S. society poses for women of complex cultural heritages and supposedly marginal backgrounds.
Category: Social Science

Encyclopedia Of Latino Culture

Author : Charles Tatum
ISBN : 9781440800993
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 83.79 MB
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This three-volume encyclopedia describes and explains the variety and commonalities in Latina/o culture, providing comprehensive coverage of a variety of Latina/o cultural forms—popular culture, folk culture, rites of passages, and many other forms of shared expression.
Category: Social Science

Nimo S War Emma S War

Author : Cynthia H. Enloe
ISBN : 9780520260771
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 47.43 MB
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"Nimo's War, Emma's War is unique in examining the gendered dimension of the Iraq war, particularly its impact on ordinary Iraqi and American women, thereby revealing an important long-term cost of the conflict. Cynthia Enloe's approach and analysis are extremely original and innovative."--Nadje Al-Ali, author of What Kind of Liberation?: Women and the Occupation of Iraq "Nimo's War, Emma's War is Cynthia Enloe's darkest and most strikingly conceived text to date. War is not 'in' Iraq and Afghanistan, where foreign militaries confront local people, rather it is everywhere, most particularly in 'peacetime' domestic spaces, 'civilian' employment, marital bedrooms and high schools."--Terrell Carver, author of Politics, Language and Metaphor "Cynthia Enloe has pioneered the subject of women, militarism, and war in a series of revelatory books, including Bananas, Beaches, and Bases, The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War, and Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives. Nimo's War, Emma's War is her best one yet."--Chalmers Johnson, author of The Blowback Trilogy "Brilliantly researched, vividly written, Cynthia Enloe has gifted us with a new and different story of modern warfare. Entirely gripping and profoundly humane, every page raises new issues. To factor in Nimo and Emma--all the women and families touched by the carnage and agony of war, is to see the bitter range of tragedy community by community. To read this book is to ask: What are we doing to our children--all our children, combatants and civilians? How do women cope with post-war wounds and violence--agony, wreckage, displacement? Cynthia Enloe's book is essential reading for all students and journalists, public citizens and peace activists, who seek women's dignity, healthy societies, humane alternatives to the insanity of careless military destruction."--Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of The Declassified Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt (vols I & II, III forthcoming)
Category: Social Science

Latin American Research Review

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172146011891
Genre : Electronic journals
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An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Desbordes

Author : María-Amelia Viteri
ISBN : 9781438453354
Genre : Social Science
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Examines the intersections of “Latino,” “queer,” and “American,” to illustrate how the categories of class, race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity are directly entangled with issues of citizenship and belonging. María-Amelia Viteri explores the multiple unfixed meanings that the term “Latino” takes on as this category is reappropriated and translated by LGBT “Latinos” in Washington, DC, San Salvador, and Quito. Using an anthropology-based, interdisciplinary approach, she exposes the creative ways in which migrants—including herself—subvert traditional readings based on country of origin, skin color, language, and immigrant status. A critical look at the multiple ways migrants view what it means to be American, Latino, and/or queer provides fertile ground for theoretical, methodological, and political debates on the importance of a queer transnational and immigration framework when analyzing citizenship and belonging. Desbordes (un/doing, overflowing borders) ethnographically addresses the limits and constraints of current paradigms within which sexuality and gender have been commonly analyzed as they intersect with race, class, ethnicity, immigration status, and citizenship. This book uses the concept of “queerness” as an analytical tool to problematize the notion of a seamless relationship between identity and practice. “A sophisticated ethnographer and linguistic anthropologist, Viteri provides a rich analysis of heretofore understudied populations. This is a pioneering study.” — Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, author of Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora
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The Hispanic American Historical Review

Author : James Alexander Robertson
ISBN : UTEXAS:059172145755420
Genre : Electronic journals
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Includes "Bibliographical section".
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Chicana Feminisms

Author : Gabriela F. Arredondo
ISBN : 0822331411
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 31.46 MB
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DIVAn anthology of original essays from Chicana feminists which explores the complexities of life experiences of the Chicanas, such as class, generation, sexual orientation, age, language use, etc./div
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The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Latino Literature Q Z

Author : Nicolás Kanellos
ISBN : 0313339732
Genre : American literature
File Size : 56.66 MB
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Entries cover individual writers, themes, concepts, genres, historical events and topics, movements, associations and organizations, ethnic and national literatures, and publishers and magazines.
Category: American literature