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Sabers and Utopias: Visions of Latin America

By: Llosa, Mario Vargas

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Seller ID: 9781250310392R

ISBN: 9781250310392R

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Nahuas After the Conquest: A Social and Cultural History of the Indians of Centr

By: Lockhart, James

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Publisher: STANFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780804723176

ISBN: 0804723176

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A monumental achievement of scholarship, this volume on the Nahua Indians of Central Mexico (often called Aztecs) constitutes our best understanding of any New World indigenous society in the period following European contact. Simply put, the purpose of this book is to throw light on the history of Nahua society and culture through the use of records in Nahuatl, concentrating on the time when the bulk of the extant documents were written, between about 1540-50 and the late eighteenth century. At the same time, the earliest records are full of implications for the very first years after con... View more info

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Paradise in Ashes: A Guatemalan Journey of Courage, Terror, and Hope (California

By: Manz, Beatrix

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Seller ID: 9780520240162

ISBN: 0520240162

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"Paradise in Ashes "is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz--an anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala--tells the story of the village of Santa Maria Tzeja, near the border with Mexico. Manz writes eloquently about Guatemala's tortured history and shows how the story of this village--its birth, destruction, and rebirth--embodies the forces and conflicts that define the country today. Drawing on... View more info

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Boy Kings of Texas

By: Martinez, Domingo

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Publisher: LYONS PR: 6/23/2016

Seller ID: 9780762779192

ISBN: 0762779195

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Domingo Martinez lays bare his interior and exterior worlds as he struggles to make sense of the violent and the ugly, along with the beautiful and the loving. Partly a reflection on the culture of machismo and partly an exploration of the author's boyhood spent in his sister's hand-me-down clothes, this book delves into the enduring and complex bond between Martinez and his deeply flawed, but fiercely protective older brother. It features a cast of memorable characters, including his gun-hoarding, former farmhand Gramma and "The Mimi's," two of his older sisters who for a short, glorious time... View more info

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Beyond Smoke and Mirrors Mexican Immgration In An Era of Economic Intergration

By: Massey, Douglas S.

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Publisher: RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION: 4/16/2014

Seller ID: 9780871545909

ISBN: 087154590X

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North From Mexico

By: McWilliams, Carey

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Publisher: PRAEGER FREDERICK A:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780275932244

ISBN: 0275932249

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Carey McWilliaM's "North From Mexico," first published in 1949, is a classic survey of Chicano history that continues to have a major influence on studies of the Mexican-American experience today. Widely used in college courses on Chicano and Southwestern history and culture, the volume provides a comprehensive general history of the Mexican experience in the United States, beginning with the early aboriginal inhabitants. Now fully updated by Matt S. Meier to cover the period 1945 through 1988, "North From Mexico" explores all aspects of the Chicano experience in the United States including... View more info

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I, Rigoberta Menchu

By: Menchu, Rigoberta

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Publisher: 10/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780860917885

ISBN: 0860917886

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Her story reflects the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America today. Rigoberta suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechist work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. The anthropologist Elisabeth Burgos-Debray, herself a Latin American woman, conducted a series of interviews with Rigoberta Menchu. The result is a book unique in contemporary literature which records the detail of everyday Indian life. Rigoberta's... View more info

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Creating Our Own: Folklore, Performance, and Identity in Cuzco, Peru

By: Mendoza, Zoila S

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Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR: 7/12/2016

Seller ID: 9780822341529

ISBN: 0822341522

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In "Creating Our Own," anthropologist Zoila S. Mendoza explores the early-twentieth-century development of the "folkloric arts"--particularly music, dance, and drama--in Cuzco, Peru, revealing the central role that these expressive practices played in shaping ethnic and regional identities. Mendoza argues that the folkloric productions emerging in Cuzco in the early twentieth century were integral to, rather than only a reflection of, the social and political processes underlying the development of the "indigenismo "movement. By demonstrating how Cuzco's folklore emerged from complex interacti... View more info

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Children of Fate: Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850–1930

By: Milanich, Nara B.

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Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780822345749

ISBN: 0822345749

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In modern Latin America, profound social inequalities have persisted despite the promise of equality. Nara B. Milanich argues that social and legal practices surrounding family and kinship have helped produce and sustain these inequalities. Tracing families both elite and plebeian in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Chile, she focuses on a group largely invisible in Latin American historiography: children. The concept of family constituted a crucial dimension of an individual's identity and status, but also denoted a privileged set of gendered and generational dependencies that not... View more info

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Worker in the Cane: A Puerto Rican Life History

By: Mintz, Sidney W.

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393007312

ISBN: 0393007316

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Worker in the Cane is both a profound social document and a moving spiritual testimony. Don Taso portrays his harsh childhood, his courtship and early marriage, his grim struggle to provide for his family. He tells of his radical political beliefs and union activity during the Depression and describes his hardships when he was blacklisted because of his outspoken convictions. Embittered by his continuing poverty and by a serious illness, he undergoes a dramatic cure and becomes converted to a Protestant revivalist sect. In the concluding chapters the author interprets Don Taso's experience in ... View more info

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Making Hispanics: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed a New Americ

By: Mora, G. Cristina

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226033839

ISBN: 022603383X

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How did Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Cubans become known as "Hispanics" and "Latinos" in the United States? How did several distinct cultures and nationalities become portrayed as one? Cristina Mora answers both these questions and details the scope of this phenomenon in "Making Hispanics." She uses an organizational lens and traces how activists, bureaucrats, and media executives in the 1970s and '80s created a new identity category--and by doing so, permanently changed the racial and political landscape of the nation. Some argue that these cultures are fundamentally similar and that the... View more info

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Enrique's Journey

By: Nazario, Sonia

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Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 9780812971781

ISBN: 0812971787

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In this astonishing true story, award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounts the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States. When Enrique is five years old, his mother, Lourdes, too poor to feed her children, leaves Honduras to work in the United States. The move allows her to send money back home to Enrique so he can eat better and go to school past the third grade.Lourdes promises Enrique she will return quickly. But she struggles in America. Years pass. He begs for his mother to come back. Without he... View more info

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DREAMers: How the Undocumented Youth Movement Transformed the Immigrant Rights D

By: Nicholls, Walter J.

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Publisher: STANFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780804788847

ISBN: 0804788847

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On May 17, 2010, four undocumented students occupied the Arizona office of Senator John McCain. Across the country a flurry of occupations, hunger strikes, demonstrations, and marches followed, calling for support of the DREAM Act that would allow these young people the legal right to stay in the United States. The highly public, confrontational nature of these actions marked a sharp departure from more subdued, anonymous forms of activism of years past. "The DREAMers" provides the first investigation of the youth movement that has transformed the national immigration debate, from its star... View more info

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Conquistadores de la Calle: Child Street Labor in Guatemala City

By: Offit, Thomas

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Publisher: UNIV OF TEXAS PR:

Seller ID: 9780292721500

ISBN: 0292721501

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The first comprehensive, book-length study of its kind, Conquistadores de la Calle presents the findings of nearly two years of ethnographic research on the streets of Guatemala City, toppling conventional wisdom that the region's youth workers are solely victims, or that their labor situations are entirely the result of poverty and family breakdown. Documenting the voices and experiences of the city's working children, this fascinating study reveals counterintuitive motivations for those who choose to abandon schooling in favor of participating more fully in their families' economies. T... View more info

On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, & Culture

By: Perez, Louis A.

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Publisher: 10/5/2015

Seller ID: 9780807824870

ISBN: 0807824879

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With this masterful work, Louis A. P rez Jr. will transform the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. "On Becoming Cuban" is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s until the revolution of 1959.Using an enormous range of Cuban and U.S. sources--from archival records and oral interviews to popular magazines, novels, and motion pictures--P rez reveals a powerful web of everyday, bilateral con... View more info

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History of Puerto Rico: A Panorama of Its People

By: Pico, Fernando

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Publisher: MARKUS WEINER PUBL (NJ):

Seller ID: 9781558765993

ISBN: 1558765999

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Immigrant America : A Portrait

By: Portes, Alejandro/ Rumbaut, Ru

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Publisher: 10/28/2009

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780520250413

ISBN: 0520250419

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This third edition of the widely acclaimed classic has been thoroughly expanded and updated to reflect current demographic, economic, and political realities. Drawing on recent census data and other primary sources, Portes and Rumbaut have infused the entire text with new information and added a vivid array of new vignettes and illustrations. Recognized for its superb portrayal of immigration and immigrant lives in the United States, this book probes the dynamics of immigrant politics, examining questions of identity and loyalty among newcomers, and explores the psychological consequences ... View more info

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Beautiful Flowers of the Maquiladora: Life Histories of Women Workers in Tijuana

By: Preito, Norma Iglesias

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Publisher: UNIV OF TEXAS PR:

Seller ID: 9780292738690

ISBN: 0292738692

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Published originally as La flor mas bella de la maquiladora, this beautifully written book is based on interviews the author conducted with more than fifty Mexican women who work in the assembly plants along the U.S.-Mexico border. A descriptive analytic study conducted in the late 1970s, the book uses compelling testimonials to detail the struggles these women face.The experiences of women in maquiladoras are attracting increasing attention from scholars, especially in the context of ongoing Mexican migration to the country's northern frontier and in light of the North American Free Tra... View more info

Chicano Manifesto

By: Rendon, Armando

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Seller ID: 9780965703598

ISBN: 0965703592

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Chicano Manifesto appeared 25 years ago as the first book written by a Chicano to give vibrant expression to the spirit of a cultural revolution. Today, Manifesto appears at a time of intense racial fear and hatred toward Chicanos an Latinos in the United States. Manifesto still serves as a rallying cry for action; as long as forces with in the country persist in using fear and hatred to divide, we will not be able to understand nor accept the value of a diverse society. View more info

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Reyita: The Life of a Black Cuban Woman in the Twentieth Century

By: Reyita/ Castillo, Daisy Rubier

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Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR: 5/25/2017

Seller ID: 9780822325932

ISBN: 0822325934

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Maria de los Reyes Castillo Bueno (1902-1997), a black woman known as "Reyita," recounts her life in Cuba over the span of ninety years. Reyita's voice is at once dignified, warm, defiant, strong, poetic, principled, and intelligent. Her story--as told to and recorded by her daughter Daisy Castillo--begins in Africa with her own grandmother's abduction by slave-traders and continues through a century of experiences with prejudice, struggle, and change in Cuba for Reyita and her numerous family members. Sensitive to and deeply knowledgeable of the systemic causes and consequences of pove... View more info