The compelling history of how Latino immigrants revitalized the nation's cities after decades of disinvestment and white flight Thirty years ago, most people were ready to give up on American cities. We are commonly told that it was a "creative class" of young professionals who revived a moribund urban America in the 1990s and 2000s. But this stunning reversal owes much more to another, far less visible group: Latino and Latina newcomers.Award-winning historian A. K. Sandoval-Strausz reveals this history by focusing on two barrios: Chicago's Little Village and Dallas's Oak Cliff. These neighborhoods lost residents and jobs for decades before Latin American immigration turned them around beginning in the 1970s. As Sandoval-Strausz shows, Latinos made cities dynamic, stable, and safe by purchasing homes, opening businesses, and reviving street life. Barrio America uses vivid oral histories and detailed statistics to show how the great Latino migrations transformed America for the better.
Being Brown: Sonia Sotomayor and the Latino Question tells the story of the country's first Latina Supreme Court Associate Justice's rise to the pinnacle of American public life at a moment of profound demographic and political transformation. While Sotomayor's confirmation appeared to signal the greater acceptance and inclusion of Latinos-the nation's largest "minority majority"-the uncritical embrace of her status as a "possibility model" and icon paradoxically erased the fact that her success was due to civil rights policies and safeguards that no longer existed. Being Brown analyzes Sotomayor's story of success and accomplishment, despite seemingly insurmountable odds, in order to ask: What do we lose in democratic practice when we allow symbolic inclusion to supplant the work of meaningful political enfranchisement? In a historical moment of resurgent racism, unrelenting Latino bashing, and previously unimaginable "blood and soil" Nazism, Being Brown explains what we stand to lose when we allow democratic values to be trampled for the sake of political expediency, and demonstrates how understanding "the Latino question" can fortify democratic practice. Being Brown provides the historical vocabulary for understanding why the Latino body politic is central to the country's future and why Sonia Sotomayor's biography provides an important window into understanding America, and the country's largest minority majority, at this historical juncture. In the process, Being Brown counters "alternative facts" with historical precision and ethical clarity to invigorate the best of democratic practice at a historical moment when we need it most.
Leeny Del Seamonds, Master Story Performer, is an internationally known performer of Latino, original, and multicultural stories spiced with mime, a cornucopia of characters, and love of people. With a twinkle in her eye and fire in her heart, Leeny breathes life into her stories as she masterfully and effortlessly springs from one story character to another.Proud of her Cuban-American heritage, Leeny writes and performs stories and adapts folk tales which are uplifting and demonstrate the Latino people's desire to embrace life to its fullest, while reflecting their tremendous sense of humor, values, and passion for life. Awarded the title "2002 National Storyteller of the Year", Leeny is known for animated, interactive performances and shares her stories wherever she travels, hoping to give non-Latino audiences a positive insight into a culture that may be foreign to them, while helping to bridge the cultural gap. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leeny Del Seamonds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/amst/000003/pf_amst_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erscheinungsdatum: 07/2008, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Race Related Stress of Latino Elders, Titelzusatz: Implications for Quality of Life, Autor: Flores, Yesenia, Verlag: VDM Verlag, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Psychologie // Psychologische Ratgeber, Seiten: 84, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 142 gr, Verkäufer: averdo