Transborder Lives

Author : Lynn Stephen
ISBN : 0822389967
Genre : Social Science
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Lynn Stephen’s innovative ethnography follows indigenous Mexicans from two towns in the state of Oaxaca—the Mixtec community of San Agustín Atenango and the Zapotec community of Teotitlán del Valle—who periodically leave their homes in Mexico for extended periods of work in California and Oregon. Demonstrating that the line separating Mexico and the United States is only one among the many borders that these migrants repeatedly cross (including national, regional, cultural, ethnic, and class borders and divisions), Stephen advocates an ethnographic framework focused on transborder, rather than transnational, lives. Yet she does not disregard the state: She assesses the impact migration has had on local systems of government in both Mexico and the United States as well as the abilities of states to police and affect transborder communities. Stephen weaves the personal histories and narratives of indigenous transborder migrants together with explorations of the larger structures that affect their lives. Taking into account U.S. immigration policies and the demands of both commercial agriculture and the service sectors, she chronicles how migrants experience and remember low-wage work in agriculture, landscaping, and childcare and how gender relations in Oaxaca and the United States are reconfigured by migration. She looks at the ways that racial and ethnic hierarchies inherited from the colonial era—hierarchies that debase Mexico’s indigenous groups—are reproduced within heterogeneous Mexican populations in the United States. Stephen provides case studies of four grass-roots organizations in which Mixtec migrants are involved, and she considers specific uses of digital technology by transborder communities. Ultimately Stephen demonstrates that transborder migrants are reshaping notions of territory and politics by developing creative models of governance, education, and economic development as well as ways of maintaining their cultures and languages across geographic distances.
Category: Social Science

Romani Routes

Author : Carol Silverman
ISBN : 9780199913350
Genre : Music
File Size : 88.54 MB
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Now that the political and economic plight of European Roma and the popularity of their music are objects of international attention, Romani Routes provides a timely and insightful view into Romani communities both in their home countries and in the diaspora. Over the past two decades, a steady stream of recordings, videos, feature films, festivals, and concerts has presented the music of Balkan Gypsies, or Roma, to Western audiences, who have greeted them with exceptional enthusiasm. Yet, as author Carol Silverman notes, Roma are revered as musicians and reviled as people. In this book, Silverman introduces readers to the people and cultures who produce this music, offering a sensitive and incisive analysis of how Romani musicians address the challenges of discrimination. Focusing on southeastern Europe then moving to the diaspora, her book examines the music within Romani communities, the lives and careers of outstanding musicians, and the marketing of music in the electronic media and "world music" concert circuit. Silverman touches on the way that the Roma exemplify many qualities--adaptability, cultural hybridity, transnationalism--that are taken to characterize late modern experience. And rather than just celebrating these qualities, she presents the musicians as complicated, pragmatic individuals who work creatively within the many constraints that inform their lives.
Category: Music

Zapotec Women

Author : Lynn Stephen
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173019610045
Genre : History
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DIVA classic study of Zapotec women weavers and their reactions to global capitalism./div
Category: History

We Are The Face Of Oaxaca

Author : Lynn Stephen
ISBN : 9780822377504
Genre : History
File Size : 62.96 MB
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A massive uprising against the Mexican state of Oaxaca began with the emergence of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) in June 2006. A coalition of more than 300 organizations, APPO disrupted the functions of Oaxaca's government for six months. It began to develop an inclusive and participatory political vision for the state. Testimonials were broadcast on radio and television stations appropriated by APPO, shared at public demonstrations, debated in homes and in the streets, and disseminated around the world via the Internet. The movement was met with violent repression. Participants were imprisoned, tortured, and even killed. Lynn Stephen emphasizes the crucial role of testimony in human rights work, indigenous cultural history, community and indigenous radio, and women's articulation of their rights to speak and be heard. She also explores transborder support for APPO, particularly among Oaxacan immigrants in Los Angeles. The book is supplemented by a website featuring video testimonials, pictures, documents, and a timeline of key events.
Category: History

Direkte Aktion

Author : David Graeber
ISBN : 3894017759
Genre : Anti-globalization movement
File Size : 78.93 MB
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Category: Anti-globalization movement

Migration Und Minderheiten In Der Demokratie

Author : Philipp Eigenmann
ISBN : 9783658040314
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 39.33 MB
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In Demokratien werden die Zugänge zur politischen und sozialen Partizipation über unterschiedliche Beteiligungsmöglichkeiten reguliert. Diese entfalten ihre Wirkung auch im Kontext von Migration. Allerdings kann Beteiligung nicht allein auf Fragen von Staatsbürgerschaft und politischen Rechten von Minderheiten reduziert werden. Vielmehr ist Demokratie mit vielfältigen individuellen und sozialen Lernprozessen verknüpft. Vor diesem Hintergrund untersuchen die Autorinnen und Autoren des Bandes in den Themenfeldern Staatsbürgerschaft, politische Partizipation, Zivilgesellschaft und Bildungsprozesse Facetten der Bedeutung von Migration und Minderheiten für demokratische Gesellschaften. Darüber hinaus enthält der Band Beiträge zu Grundlagen und Systematisierungen über Migration und Minderheiten in der Demokratie.
Category: Social Science

Dissertation

Author : Stefan Gandler
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173007924840
Genre : Critical theory
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Category: Critical theory

Dollares Und Tr Ume

Author : Elisabeth Tuider
ISBN : 3896917641
Genre : Foreign workers, Mexican
File Size : 25.65 MB
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Category: Foreign workers, Mexican

Handbuch F R Den Russischen Deb Tanten

Author : Gary Shteyngart
ISBN : 9783644400580
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 56.81 MB
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Rasant, urkomisch und bitterböse. Vladimir Girshkin wurde in Leningrad geboren, mit zwölf kam er nach New York. Jetzt ist er 25 und fragt sich, ob sein Job im Emma-Lazarus-Verein zur Förderung der Einwandererintegration tatsächlich das Ziel all seiner Anpassungsstrategien gewesen sein soll. Jedenfalls will er endlich zu Geld kommen. Was liegt da näher, als bei der Russenmafia einzusteigen? Vladimir verlässt New York und stürzt sich in eine aberwitzige Blitzkarriere in Prawa, der Hauptstadt des Wilden Ostens. Schon bald scheint sich die amerikanische Tellerwäscherlegende für ihn zu erfüllen, doch dann geraten die Alte und die Neue Welt bedrohlich ins Wanken ... «Ein anarchischer Lesespaß, ein gnadenlos boshaftes Feuerwerk von Sprüchen und Pointen, Einfällen und Einsichten.» (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) «Gary Shteyngart ist ein virtuoser Geschichtenerzähler.» (The New York Times) «Western aus dem Wilden Osten: Gary Shteyngarts russisch-amerikanischer Roman ist klug und kurzweilig.» (Die ZEIT) «Ein gewitzter Kommentar auf die Ostblocknostalgie.» (Süddeutsche Zeitung) «Eine verführerische Mischung aus wohl überlegten Kalauern und historischen Anspielungen, identitätspolitischen Volten und zynischen Randbemerkungen.» (taz)
Category: Fiction

Kunst Kommerz Glaubenskampf

Author : Ingrid Bürgy-de Ruijter
ISBN : UOM:39015037276667
Genre : Art, German
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Category: Art, German