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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

Teatro Chicana

Author : Laura E. Garcia
ISBN : 9780292779174
Genre : Performing Arts
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The 1970s and 1980s saw the awakening of social awareness and political activism in Mexican-American communities. In San Diego, a group of Chicana women participated in a political theatre group whose plays addressed social, gender, and political issues of the working class and the Chicano Movement. In this collective memoir, seventeen women who were a part of Teatro de las Chicanas (later known as Teatro Laboral and Teatro Raíces) come together to share why they joined the theatre and how it transformed their lives. Teatro Chicana tells the story of this troupe through chapters featuring the history and present-day story of each of the main actors and writers, as well as excerpts from the group's materials and seven of their original short scripts.
Category: Performing Arts

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)
Category: Social Science

Can Cula

Author : Norma Elia Cantú
ISBN : 9780826356208
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Winner of the Premio Aztlán Literary Prize Canícula—the dog days—a particularly intense part of the summer when most cotton is harvested in South Texas. In Norma Cantú’s fictionalized memoir of Laredo in the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s, it also represents a time between childhood and a still-unknown adulthood. Snapshots and the author’s re-created memories allow readers to experience the pivotal events of this world—births, deaths, injuries, fiestas, and rites of passage. In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the original publication, this updated edition includes newly written pieces as well as never-before-published images—culled from hundreds of the author’s family photos—adding further depth and insight into this unique contribution to Chicana literature.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Lydia Mendoza S Life In Music La Historia De Lydia Mendoza

Author : Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez
ISBN : 0195351991
Genre : Music
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Lydia Mendoza began her legendary musical career as a child in the 1920s, singing for pennies and nickels on the streets of downtown San Antonio. She lived most of her adult life in Houston, Texas, where she was born. The life story of this Chicana icon encompasses a 60-year singing career that began with the dawn of the recording industry in the 1920s and continued well into the 1980s, ceasing only after she suffered a devastating stroke. Her status as a working-class idol continues to this day, making her one of the most prominent and long-standing performers in the history of the recording industry and a champion of Chicana/o music. This bilingual edition presents Lydia Mendoza's historia in an interview between the artist and Yolanda Broyles-Gonz?lez: first is the English translation, then the Spanish original, as told by Mendoza herself. Broyles-Gonz?lez concludes the volume with an extended essay on the significance of Mendoza's career and her place in Tejana music and Chicana studies. Known as a lone artist and performer, Lydia Mendoza's voice and twelve-string guitar-playing figure prominently in her ability to both nurture and transmit the vast oral tradition of popular Mexican song with beauty and integrity. She sang the songs of the people across generations in the old tradition; all are indigenous to the Americas, and many of them to Texas. It is the music that emerged from the experiences of native peoples (on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border) within the colonial context of the nineteenth century. Mendoza's prominence and stature as a Chicana idol stems from her sustained presence and perpetual visibility within a complex network of social and cultural relations in the twentieth century. Along with being one of the earliest female recording and touring artists, she is loved as a voice of working-class sentimiento, sentiment and sentience, through song, which is one of the most cherished of Chicana/o cultural art forms. Through her vast repertoire and unmistakable interpretive skill in the shaping of songs she is a living embodiment of U.S.-Mexican culture and a participant in raza people's protracted struggles for survival.
Category: Music

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

The Rebel

Author : Leonor Villegas de Magnón
ISBN : 1611920493
Genre : Feminists
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The Rebel is the memoir of a revolutionary woman, Leonor Villegas de Magnon (1876-1955), who was a fiery critic of dictator Porfirio Diaz and a conspirator and participant in the Mexican Revolution. Villegas de Magnon rebelled against the ideals of her aristocratic class and against the traditional role of women in her society. In 1910 Villegas moved from Mexico to Laredo, Texas, where she continued supporting the revolution as a member of the Junta Revolucionaria (Revolutionary Council) and as a fiery editorialist in Laredo newspapers. In 1913, she founded La Cruz Blanca (The White Cross) to serve as a corps of nurses for the revolutionary forces active from the border region to Mexico City. Many women like Villegas de Magnon from both sides of the border risked their lives and left their families to support the revolution. Years later, however, when their participation had still been unacknowledged and was running the risk of being forgotten, Villegas de Magnon decided to write her personal account of this history. The Rebel covers the period from 1876 through 1920, documenting the heroic actions of the women. Written in the third person with a romantic fervor, the narrative interweaves autobiography with the story of La Cruz Blanca. Until now Villegas de Magnon's written contributions have remained virtually unrecognized - peripheral to both Mexico and the United States, fragmented by a border. Not only does her work attest to the vitality, strength and involvement of women in sociopolitical concerns, but it also stands as one of the very few written documents that consciously challenges stereotyped misconceptions of Mexican Americans held by both Mexicans and Anglo-Americans.
Category: Feminists

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.
Category: Electronic journals

Handbook Of Happiness Research In Latin America

Author : Mariano Rojas
ISBN : 9789401772037
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents original happiness research from and about a region that shows unexpectedly high levels of happiness. Even when Latin American countries cannot be classified as high-income countries their population do enjoy, on average, high happiness levels. The book draws attention to some important factors that contribute to the happiness of people, such as: relational values, human relations, solidarity networks, the role of the family, and the availability and gratifying using of leisure time. In a world where happiness is acquiring greater relevance as a final social and personal aim both the academic community and the social-actors and policy-makers community would benefit from Happiness Research in Latin America.
Category: Social Science