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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
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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
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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)
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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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Muy Macho

Author : Ray González
ISBN : 9780385478618
Genre : Social Science
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A provocative collection of essays by distinguished Latino writers--including Dagoberto Gilb, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Martin Espada--explains how Latino men, grounded in the macho tradition, can redefine the essential nature of Latino masculinity. Original.
Category: Social Science

Listening To Salsa

Author : Frances R. Aparicio
ISBN : 9780819569943
Genre : Music
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Winner of the MLA's Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding book published in English in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and culture (1999) For Anglos, the pulsing beats of salsa, merengue, and bolero are a compelling expression of Latino/a culture, but few outsiders comprehend the music's implications in larger social terms. Frances R. Aparicio places this music in context by combining the approaches of musicology and sociology with literary, cultural, Latino, and women's studies. She offers a detailed genealogy of Afro-Caribbean music in Puerto Rico, comparing it to selected Puerto Rican literary texts, then looks both at how Latinos/as in the US have used salsa to reaffirm their cultural identities and how Anglos have eroticized and depoliticized it in their adaptations. Aparicio's detailed examination of lyrics shows how these songs articulate issues of gender, desire, and conflict, and her interviews with Latinas/os reveal how they listen to salsa and the meanings they find in it. What results is a comprehensive view "that deploys both musical and literary texts as equally significant cultural voices in exploring larger questions about the power of discourse, gender relations, intercultural desire, race, ethnicity, and class."
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Teatro Chicana

Author : Laura E. Garcia
ISBN : 9780292794559
Genre : Performing Arts
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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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