THE CHANGS NEXT DOOR TO THE DIAZES REMAPPING RACE IN SUBURBAN CALIFORNIA

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The Changs Next Door To The D Azes

Author : Wendy Cheng
ISBN : 9781452940274
Genre : Social Science
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U.S. suburbs are typically imagined to be predominantly white communities, but this is increasingly untrue in many parts of the country. Examining a multiracial suburb that is decidedly nonwhite, Wendy Cheng unpacks questions of how identity—especially racial identity—is shaped by place. She offers an in-depth portrait, enriched by nearly seventy interviews, of the San Gabriel Valley, not far from downtown Los Angeles, where approximately 60 percent of residents are Asian American and more than 30 percent are Latino. At first glance, the cities of the San Gabriel Valley look like stereotypical suburbs, but almost no one who lives there is white. The Changs Next Door to the Díazes reveals how a distinct culture is being fashioned in, and simultaneously reshaping, an environment of strip malls, multifamily housing, and faux Mediterranean tract homes. Informed by her interviews as well as extensive analysis of three episodic case studies, Cheng argues that people’s daily experiences—in neighborhoods, schools, civic organizations, and public space—deeply influence their racial consciousness. In the San Gabriel Valley, racial ideologies are being reformulated by these encounters. Cheng views everyday landscapes as crucial terrains through which racial hierarchies are learned, instantiated, and transformed. She terms the process “regional racial formation,” through which locally accepted racial orders and hierarchies complicate and often challenge prevailing notions of race. There is a place-specific state of mind here, Cheng finds. Understanding the processes of racial formation in the San Gabriel Valley in the contemporary moment is important in itself but also has larger value as a model for considering the spatial dimensions of racial formation and the significant demographic shifts taking place across the national landscape.
Category: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook Of Asian American Studies

Author : Cindy I-Fen Cheng
ISBN : 9781317813910
Genre : Social Science
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The Routledge Handbook of Asian American Studies brings together leading scholars and scholarship to capture the state of the field of Asian American Studies, as a generation of researchers have expanded the field with new paradigms and methodological tools. Inviting readers to consider new understandings of the historical work done in the past decades and the place of Asian Americans in a larger global context, this ground-breaking volume illuminates how research in the field of Asian American Studies has progressed. Previous work in the field has focused on establishing a place for Asian Americans within American history. This volume engages more contemporary research, which draws on new archives, art, literature, film, and music, to examine how Asian Americans are redefining their national identities, and to show how race interacts with gender, sexuality, class, and the built environment, to reveal the diversity of the United States. Organized into five parts, and addressing a multitude of interdisciplinary areas of interest to Asian American scholars, it covers: • a reframing of key themes such as transnationality, postcolonialism, and critical race theory • U.S. imperialism and its impact on Asian Americans • war and displacement • the garment industry • Asian Americans and sports • race and the built environment • social change and political participation • and many more themes. Exploring people, practice, politics, and places, this cutting-edge volume brings together the best themes current in Asian American Studies today, and is a vital reference for all researchers in the field.
Category: Social Science

Youth Gangs Racism And Schooling

Author : Kevin D. Lam
ISBN : 9781137475596
Genre : Social Science
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Winner of the American Educational Studies Association 2016 Critics' Choice Book Award Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling examines the formation of Vietnamese American youth gangs in Southern California. Lam addresses the particularities of racism, violence, and schooling in an era of anti-youth legislation and frames gang members as post-colonial subjects, offering an alternative analysis toward humanization and decolonization.
Category: Social Science

In Search Of The Mexican Beverly Hills

Author : Jerry González
ISBN : 9780813583181
Genre : History
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Residential and industrial sprawl changed more than the political landscape of postwar Los Angeles. It expanded the employment and living opportunities for millions of Angelinos into new suburbs. In Search of the Mexican Beverly Hills examines the struggle for inclusion into this exclusive world—a multilayered process by which Mexican Americans moved out of the barrios and emerged as a majority population in the San Gabriel Valley—and the impact that movement had on collective racial and class identity. Contrary to the assimilation processes experienced by most Euro-Americans, Mexican Americans did not graduate to whiteness on the basis of their suburban residence. Rather, In Search of the Mexican Beverly Hills illuminates how Mexican American racial and class identity were both reinforced by and took on added metropolitan and transnational dimensions in the city during the second half of the twentieth century.
Category: History

Collisions At The Crossroads

Author : Genevieve Carpio
ISBN : 9780520298828
Genre : History
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"Collisions at the Crossroads examines mobility--the means by which we experience, manage, and give meaning to everyday channels of movement--as an agent in the production of racial difference. It demonstrates the ways forces as different as historical societies, Indian boarding schools, bicycle ordinances, alien land laws, immigration policy, traffic checkpoints, fair housing, incarceration, and Route 66 heritage construct racial hierarchies by allowing some people to move freely while placing limits on the mobility of others. Further, it examines the ways people of color have negotiated their place within these meaning systems through claiming the right to mobility or, in other instances, the right to stay put. This work focuses on the development of the Inland Empire, an understudied region located east of metropolitan Los Angeles, over the course of the 20th century"--Provided by publisher.
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Welt In Angst

Author : Michael Crichton
ISBN : 9783641135348
Genre : Fiction
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Der Millionär und Lebemann George Morton kommt einer unglaublichen Verschwörung auf die Spur. Die Umweltorganisation NERF, die er mit großzügigen Spenden unterstützt, macht gemeinsame Sache mit skrupellosen Ökoterroristen. Ihr neuester Plan: Durch ein künstlich ausgelöstes Seebeben wollen sie ganz Kalifornien überfluten, um die Aufmerksamkeit der Welt auf die von NERF organisierte Klimakonferenz zu lenken. Morton setzt alles daran, diesem Wahnsinn ein Ende zu bereiten, doch die Terroristen sind ihm immer einen Schritt voraus ...
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Die Lewittowner

Author : Herbert J. Gans
ISBN : 9783035601886
Genre : Architecture
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Johnny Cash

Author : Robert Hilburn
ISBN : 9783827079152
Genre : Fiction
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»Die ultimative Johnny-Cash-Biografie.« Rolling Stone Johnny Cash gilt als eine der einflussreichsten Figuren der amerikanischen Musik- und Popkultur. Sein Leben war eine Achterbahnfahrt zwischen Weltruhm und Drogenabsturz, religiösem Eifer und Entzug. Der Südstaaten-Farmersohn entdeckte seine Liebe zur Gitarre und zur Musik während seines Aufenthalts als US-Soldat in Deutschland, schrieb 1953 in Landsberg am Lech seinen ersten Song. Bereits Ende der Sechzigerjahre war er erfolgreicher als die Beatles. 48-jährig erhielt er 1980 als jüngster lebender Künstler die höchste Auszeichnung der Country-Musik: die Aufnahme in die Country Music Hall of Fame. Robert Hilburn lernte Cash 1968 beim legendären Konzert in Folsom Prison kennen, über das er als einziger autorisierter Pressevertreter berichtete. Ausgehend von dieser persönlichen Erinnerung entwirft er ein facettenreiches Porträt vom Leben und Leiden des Musikers. Auch Zeitzeugen wie Sohn John Carter Cash, Tochter Rosanne Cash und Bewunderer wie Bob Dylan oder Bono von U2 kommen zu Wort und zeichnen ein intimes Bild der amerikanischen Pop-Ikone. »Hilburn hat ein glänzendes Buch über einen noch glänzenderen Musiker geschrieben.« Keith Richards »Robert Hilburn würdigt Johnny Cash als wegweisende Instanz der Country-Musik.« Patti Smith »Höhlengeschichten und Liebessachen: Robert Hilburn widmet Johnny Cash eine kaum zu übertreffende Biographie.« FAZ
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