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Hispanics and the U.S. Political System: Moving Into the Mainstream

By: Garcia, F. Chris

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Publisher: PRENTICE HALL:

Seller ID: 9780130615008

ISBN: 0130615005

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"Hispanics and the U.S. Political System" focuses on the political manifestations of Hispanics in the United States. It addresses the roles that Latinos have played in our political system, both in the past and present. As the Hispanic population in the U.S. grows, so too does their influence on American. The general election in 2000 marked an era of increased influence and awareness by Hispanics in politics both as voters and politicians. While it is clear that Latinos are influencing and changing American politics, how they will affect the future of American politics is still not clear. View more info

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United We Win: The Rise and Fall of La Raza Unida Party

By: Garcia, Ignacio M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UNIV OF ARIZONA PR:

Seller ID: 0939363011

ISBN: 0939363011

Condition: USED


Clearly, "Ignacio M. Garcia" has written a sympathetic history of the movement, critically describing conditions of the sixties and seventies and clarifying the outstanding issues and personalities in the Mexican American community of the Southwest. . . Garcia's passionate and insightful contribution cannot be overlooked as a source of factual information and analysis.--"New Mexico Historical Review" "Garcia's history of La Raza Unida party is a labor of love."--"Journal of the Southwest" "This book is an insightful, intensive, and interesting report on the origin, development, and demise... View more info

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Maria Paradox

By: Gil, Rosa Maria

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780399141591

ISBN: 0399141596

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Shattered Hope: The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States, 1944-1954

By: Gleijeses, Piero

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Seller ID: 6780021025568

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Labor and Legality: An Ethnography of a Mexican Immigrant Network (Issues of Glo

By: Gomberg-Munoz, Ruth

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780199739387

ISBN: 0199739382

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Winner of the 2011 ALLA Book Award honorable mention Labor and Legality: An Ethnography of a Mexican Immigrant Network is an ethnography of undocumented immigrants who work as busboys at a Chicago-area restaurant. Ruth Gomberg-Munoz introduces readers to the Lions, ten friends from Mexico committed to improving their fortunes and the lives of their families. Set in and around "Il Vino," a restaurant that could stand in for many places that employ undocumented workers, Labor and Legality reveals the faces behind the war being waged over "illegal aliens" in America. Gomberg-Munoz focuses on... View more info

Dew on the Thorn (Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage)

By: Gonzales, Jovita

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Publisher: ARTE PUBLICO PR:

Seller ID: 9781558851757

ISBN: 1558851755

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Dew on the Thorn seeks to recreate the life of Texas Mexicans as Anglo culture was gradually encroaching upon them. Gonzalez provides us with a richly detailed portrait of South Texas, focusing on the cultural traditions of Texas Mexicans at a time when the divisions of class and race were pressing on the established way of life. View more info

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En Aquel Entonces: Readings in Mexican-American History

By: Gonzales, Manuel G.

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Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780253213990

ISBN: 0253213991

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En Aquel Entonces In Those Days]Readings in Mexican-American HistoryEdited by Manuel G. Gonzales and Cynthia M. GonzalesAn interdisciplinary anthology covering diverse aspects of the Mexican-American experience in the United States.The advent of Chicano Studies in the 1960s spawned a tremendous interest in the history of Mexicans in the United States. Committed to a multidisciplinary approach from the very outset, Chicano and Chicana scholars used a variety of perspectives to explain the Mexican-Americanpast, but much of this work has not been readily available to student... View more info

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Roll Down Your Window: Stories from a Forgotten America

By: Gonzalez, Juan

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Publisher: VERSO:

Seller ID: 9780860916932

ISBN: 0860916936

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"New York Daily News" reporter Juan Gonzalez takes as his beat the streets and projects of America's inner cities and the "barrios" across its southern borders. In these vivid dispatches he reports from the frontline of a social crisis--inside New York and Los Angeles, across the Rio Grande to Mexico's "maquiladoras," through to Haiti, Honduras and Cuba. View more info

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To Die in this Way: Nicaraguan Indians and the Myth of Mestizaje, 1880-1965

By: Gould, Jeffrey L.

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Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780822320982

ISBN: 0822320983

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Challenging the widely held belief that Nicaragua has been ethnically homogeneous since the nineteenth century, "To Die in This Way "reveals the continued existence and importance of an officially "forgotten" indigenous culture. Jeffrey L. Gould argues that mestizaje--a cultural homogeneity that has been hailed as a cornerstone of Nicaraguan national identity--involved a decades-long process of myth building.Through interviews with indigenous peoples and records of the elite discourse that suppressed the expression of cultural differences and rationalized the destruction of Indian communiti... View more info

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Guatemala Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers)

By: Grandin, Greg

Price: $12.50

Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780822351078

ISBN: 0822351072

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This reader brings together more than 200 texts and images in a broad introduction to Guatemala's history, culture, and politics. In choosing the selections, the editors sought to avoid representing the country only in terms of its long experience of conflict, racism, and violence. And so, while offering many perspectives on that violence, this anthology portrays Guatemala as a real place where people experience joys and sorrows that cannot be reduced to the contretemps of resistance and repression. It includes not only the opinions of politicians, activists, and scholars, but also poems, song... View more info

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Granta: the Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists

By: Granta

Price: $6.00

Publisher: GRANTA BOOKS: 7/14/2012

Seller ID: 9781905881239

ISBN: 1905881231

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Devil behind the Mirror: Globalization and Politics in the Dominican Republic

By: Gregory, Steven

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Seller ID: 9780520249295

ISBN: 0520249291

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In "The Devil behind the Mirror, "Steven Gregory provides a compelling and intimate account of the impact that transnational processes associated with globalization are having on the lives and livelihoods of people in the Dominican Republic. Grounded in ethnographic fieldwork conducted in the adjacent towns of Boca Chica and Andres, Gregory's study deftly demonstrates how transnational flows of capital, culture, and people are mediated by contextually specific power relations, politics, and history. He explores such topics as the informal economy, the making of a telenova, sex tourism, and rac... View more info

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Back on the Road: A Journey Through Latin America

By: Guevara, Ernesto Che

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Seller ID: 9780802139429

ISBN: 0802139426

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The fascinating travel diaries that make up Back on the Road are a vital complement to The Motorcycle Diaries, described by the London Times as "Das Kapital meets Easy Rider." These journals chronicle Che Guevara's second trip through Latin America as his youthful idealism was developing into the political fervor that made him a revolutionary icon. More than any of his peers in the Cuban revolution, Che had a continental sense of justice, first conceptualized during his travels as a young man. He saw the mountains and deserts of Bolivia, the Inca remains at Machu Picchu and Cuzco, the forests ... View more info

Real Thing: Testimonial Discourse and Latin America

By: Gugelberger, George (Ed.)

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Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR: 1/28/2017

Seller ID: 9780822318446

ISBN: 082231844X

Condition: USED


Presented as the authentic testimony of the disenfranchised, the colonized, and the oppressed, "testimonio" has in the last two decades emerged as one of the most significant genres of Latin America's post-boom literature. In the political battles that have taken place around the formation of the canon, the "testimonio" holds a special place: no other single genre of literature has taken up such a large part of current debate. Initially hailed in the 1970s as a genuine form of resistance literature, "testimonio" has since undergone a significant change in its critical reception. The essays in ... View more info

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Mexico since 1980 (The World Since 1980)

By: Haber, Stephen

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Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780521608879

ISBN: 0521608872

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This book addresses two questions that are crucial to understanding Mexico s current economic and political challenges. Why did the opening up of the economy to foreign trade and investment not result in sustained economic growth? Why has electoral democracy not produced rule of law? The answer to those questions lies in the ways in which Mexico s long history with authoritarian government shaped its judicial, taxation, and property rights institutions. These institutions, the authors argue, cannot be reformed with the stroke of a pen. Moreover, they represent powerful constraints on the abili... View more info

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Mexifornia : A State of a Becoming

By: Hanson, Victor Davis

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Seller ID: 9781594030567

ISBN: 1594030561

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Allies Across the Border

By: Hathaway, Dale

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Seller ID: 9780896086326

ISBN: 0896086321

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North American workers find their jobs more pressured and precarious but turn on the television and find pundits praising the glories of the global economy. Their counterparts south of the Rio Grande find themselves forced into the arms of global corporations that barely pay them their daily bread for work in dangerous plants that refuse to observe minimal safety or environmental standards. No wonder inequality is increasing in both countries. Although North Americans are told that Mexicans are stealing their jobs, workers can find "allies across the border." Like the U.S. labor organizers... View more info

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America/Americas: Myth in the Making of U.S. Policy Toward Latin America

By: Kenworthy, Eldon

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Publisher: PENNSYLVANIA ST UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 0271014156

ISBN: 0271014156

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In a few short years, Latin America has passed from being a contentious issue in U.S. foreign policy, to one scarcely discussed, to a concern once again with the unrest in Mexico, Cuba, and Haiti. In this study Eldon Kenworthy explains how popular images and the language in which they are embedded affect the making of foreign policy in the United States toward its Latin American neighbors. In particular, the author looks at how the Reagan administration tried to sell its policy on Nicaragua to the American public at a critical juncture in 1986 when it had to contend with a Congressional pro... View more info

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Continent of Islands: Searching for the Carribbean Destiny

By: Kurlansky, Mark

Price: $5.50

Publisher: DA CAPO PR: 12/29/2009

Seller ID: 9780201622317

ISBN: 0201622319

Condition: USED


In this richly detailed portrait of the individual countries and peoples of the Caribbean, Mark Kurlansky brings to life a society and culture often kept hidden from foreigners--the arts, history, politics, and economics of the region, as well as the vivid day-to-day lives of its citizens. From the Newyoriccans of Levittown, Puerto Rico; to the state-salaried popular musicians of Cuba; to the practitioners of good political hurricanemanship (who know how to stretch statistics to bring in relief funds), "A Continent of Islands" paints portraits that will prove equally fascinating to tourists wh... View more info

Five Families

By: Lewis, Oscar

Price: $2.00

Publisher: 4/27/2016

Seller ID: MQ658

ISBN: MQ658

Condition: USED


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