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Playing The Game
10,90 CHF *
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PLAYING THE GAME: Turning My Personal Defeat into Aviation History A Memoir by David D. Strachan Edited with an Introduction by Brenda Carpenter Osayim This story is both a memoir and a handbook for survival for young men and women of color in 21st-century America. It includes a step-by-step instructional on how to become a commercial pilot, with specific advice that lays out a road map showing how to get from Point A to Point B to achieve this goal. It is also the story of the Everest-like climb of a group of poor black students from a Brooklyn, New York high school who went on, despite the barriers that have been systematically placed in their paths, to become professional airline pilots, many of them currently occupying the captain's seat on some of the world's most sophisticated aircraft. Most importantly, it is the life story of the one man who accomplished this incredible feat, David D. Strachan. His encounter with white-supremacy racism is neither new nor unusual. What is different about his story is the fact that he was able to overcome his anger and turn the tables on the white supremacists who systematically kept him from achieving his career goal. The attempt to bar him from fully participating in the American dream backfired: David D. Strachan got even. The result is that hundreds of black and Latino men and women are now pilots for major airlines and freight carriers, and in the military, at home and abroad. Almost single-handedly, 'Brother Strachan' taught his students and others whom he mentored how to go around the minefields that inevitably stand in their way as they attempt to follow their dream. Their success is his success. Their episodes with white supremacy are reverberations of his experiences forty years earlier. At every level in American society and in every industry, there are still people who guard access to the best jobs, maintaining these high-paying positions for themselves and others who look like them. To get past these gatekeepers, an African-descendant or Latino person must know how to play the game. He or she has to be more qualified and more knowledgeable than any European candidate, and that still does not guarantee that the more qualified individual will get the job. David D. Strachan has taught a generation of people of color how to play the game, and they, in turn, are teaching others.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 30.05.2020
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A Home on the Field
9,75 CHF *
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A Home on the Field is about faith, loyalty, and trust. It is a parable in the tradition of Stand and Deliver and Hoosiers—a story of one team and their accidental coach who became certain heroes to the whole community. For the past ten years, Siler City, North Carolina, has been at the front lines of immigration in the interior portion of the United States. Like a number of small Southern towns, workers come from traditional Latino enclaves across the United States, as well as from Latin American countries, to work in what is considered the home of industrial-scale poultry processing. At enormous risk, these people have come with the hope of a better life and a chance to realize their portion of the American Dream. But it isn't always easy. Assimilation into the South is fraught with struggles, and in no place is this more poignant than in the schools. When Paul Cuadros packed his bags and moved south to study the impact of the burgeoning Latino community, he encountered a culture clash between the long-time residents and the newcomers that eventually boiled over into an anti-immigrant rally featuring former Klansman David Duke. It became Paul's goal to show the growing numbers of Latino youth that their lives could be more than the cutting line at the poultry plants, that finishing high school and heading to college could be a reality. He needed to find something that the boys could commit to passionately, knowing that devotion to something bigger than them would be the key to helping the boys find where they fit in the world. The answer was soccer. But Siler City, like so many other small rural communities, was a football town, and long-time residents saw soccer as a foreign sport and yet another accommodation to the newcomers. After an uphill battle, the Jets soccer team at Jordan-Matthews High School was born. Suffering setbacks and heartbreak, the majority Latino team, in only three seasons and against all odds, emerged poised to win the state championship.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 30.05.2020
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Group Work With Populations at Risk
47,90 CHF *
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Group Work With Populations at Risk, Third Edition is a fundamental resource for practitioners in health and mental health settings and a comprehensive guidebook of group work skills. Geared toward students and professionals gaining a beginning understanding of groups, this volume describes how to work with vulnerable populations that include returning war veterans, Latino and Latina immigrants, women and men who were abused as children, children of divorce, and people struggling with substance abuse, AIDS, cancer, or chronic mental illness. Each chapter describes the population and reviews the relevant literature, identifies themes and practice principles, presents a case illustration, provides evaluation guidance, and refers readers to key references and web resources. Each one is designed to stand alone for easy reference, and overviews of skill building and evidence-based practice make this a timely, comprehensive resource for group leaders regardless of specialty.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 30.05.2020
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Don't Call Us Out of Name
29,99 € *
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A radically new vision of women and girls living below the poverty line; Lisa Dodson makes a frontal assault on conventional attitudes and stereotypes of women in poor America and the seriously misguided 'welfare reform' policies of the end of the century. 'I hear Odessa, a thirty-two-year-old woman, speak at a forum on welfare reform. I ask her about the phrase she used, 'Don't call me out of name,' for it seemed to speak for a whole nation of people. Odessa tells me that women who have no money and no one to stand up for them get put into a bad position and they get misnamed. Most often they get called 'welfare mothers' or 'recipients,' words she will no longer acknowledge. With millions alongside her, Odessa has emerged by her own strength and some opportunity, and now she insists upon naming herself.' While Lisa Dodson was working in a Charlestown factory twenty years ago, the stories of the women she worked with daily captivated her; she listened to them speak about harsh lives and their deep commitment to family and community. It was the beginning of Dodson's desire to learn the truth and write it down. For over eight years, Dodson has been documenting the lives of girls and women-hundreds of white, African-American, Latino, Haitian, Irish, and other women in personal interviews, focus groups, surveys, and Life-History Studies. This book is a crossing--a class crossing--taking readers into fellowship with people who are seldom invited to speak but who have powerful stories to tell and who force us to abandon common myths that have been fed to us by the media about school dropouts, teen pregnancy, and welfare 'cheats.' Don't Call Us Out of Name delves deeply into the realities of their lives, often with surprising and uplifting stories of commonplace courage, unimaginable strength, and resourcefulness. Lisa Dodson does not simply give us the truth about women living in poverty but offers realistic hope for meaningful policy reform based on the experience and analysis of the women we have seen so far only in stereotype and whose voices we have not truly heard. These women emerge as critical contributors to the creation of sound, humane public policy.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 30.05.2020
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Playing The Game
29,99 € *
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PLAYING THE GAME: Turning My Personal Defeat into Aviation History A Memoir by David D. Strachan Edited with an Introduction by Brenda Carpenter Osayim This story is both a memoir and a handbook for survival for young men and women of color in 21st-century America. It includes a step-by-step instructional on how to become a commercial pilot, with specific advice that lays out a road map showing how to get from Point A to Point B to achieve this goal. It is also the story of the Everest-like climb of a group of poor black students from a Brooklyn, New York high school who went on, despite the barriers that have been systematically placed in their paths, to become professional airline pilots, many of them currently occupying the captain's seat on some of the world's most sophisticated aircraft. Most importantly, it is the life story of the one man who accomplished this incredible feat, David D. Strachan. His encounter with white-supremacy racism is neither new nor unusual. What is different about his story is the fact that he was able to overcome his anger and turn the tables on the white supremacists who systematically kept him from achieving his career goal. The attempt to bar him from fully participating in the American dream backfired: David D. Strachan got even. The result is that hundreds of black and Latino men and women are now pilots for major airlines and freight carriers, and in the military, at home and abroad. Almost single-handedly, 'Brother Strachan' taught his students and others whom he mentored how to go around the minefields that inevitably stand in their way as they attempt to follow their dream. Their success is his success. Their episodes with white supremacy are reverberations of his experiences forty years earlier. At every level in American society and in every industry, there are still people who guard access to the best jobs, maintaining these high-paying positions for themselves and others who look like them. To get past these gatekeepers, an African-descendant or Latino person must know how to play the game. He or she has to be more qualified and more knowledgeable than any European candidate, and that still does not guarantee that the more qualified individual will get the job. David D. Strachan has taught a generation of people of color how to play the game, and they, in turn, are teaching others.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 30.05.2020
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Trickster Lives
35,99 € *
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At once criminal and savior, clown and creator, antagonist and mediator, the character of trickster has made frequent appearances in works by writers the world over. As Margaret Atwood observed, trickster gods 'stand where the door swings open on its hinges and the horizon expands; they operate where things are joined together and, thus, can also fall apart.' A shaping force in American literature, trickster has appeared in such characters as Huckleberry Finn, Rinehart, Sula, and Nanapush. Usually a figure both culturally specific and transcendent, trickster leads the way to the unconscious, the concealed, and the seemingly unattainable. 'Trickster Lives' offers thirteen new and challenging interpretations of trickster in American writing, including essays on works by African American, Native American, Pacific Rim, and Latino writers, as well as an examination of trickster politics. This innovative collection of work conveys the trickster's unmistakable imprint on the modern world.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 30.05.2020
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Playing The Game
9,80 € *
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PLAYING THE GAME: Turning My Personal Defeat into Aviation History A Memoir by David D. Strachan Edited with an Introduction by Brenda Carpenter Osayim This story is both a memoir and a handbook for survival for young men and women of color in 21st-century America. It includes a step-by-step instructional on how to become a commercial pilot, with specific advice that lays out a road map showing how to get from Point A to Point B to achieve this goal. It is also the story of the Everest-like climb of a group of poor black students from a Brooklyn, New York high school who went on, despite the barriers that have been systematically placed in their paths, to become professional airline pilots, many of them currently occupying the captain's seat on some of the world's most sophisticated aircraft. Most importantly, it is the life story of the one man who accomplished this incredible feat, David D. Strachan. His encounter with white-supremacy racism is neither new nor unusual. What is different about his story is the fact that he was able to overcome his anger and turn the tables on the white supremacists who systematically kept him from achieving his career goal. The attempt to bar him from fully participating in the American dream backfired: David D. Strachan got even. The result is that hundreds of black and Latino men and women are now pilots for major airlines and freight carriers, and in the military, at home and abroad. Almost single-handedly, 'Brother Strachan' taught his students and others whom he mentored how to go around the minefields that inevitably stand in their way as they attempt to follow their dream. Their success is his success. Their episodes with white supremacy are reverberations of his experiences forty years earlier. At every level in American society and in every industry, there are still people who guard access to the best jobs, maintaining these high-paying positions for themselves and others who look like them. To get past these gatekeepers, an African-descendant or Latino person must know how to play the game. He or she has to be more qualified and more knowledgeable than any European candidate, and that still does not guarantee that the more qualified individual will get the job. David D. Strachan has taught a generation of people of color how to play the game, and they, in turn, are teaching others.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 30.05.2020
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A Home on the Field
8,99 € *
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A Home on the Field is about faith, loyalty, and trust. It is a parable in the tradition of Stand and Deliver and Hoosiers—a story of one team and their accidental coach who became certain heroes to the whole community. For the past ten years, Siler City, North Carolina, has been at the front lines of immigration in the interior portion of the United States. Like a number of small Southern towns, workers come from traditional Latino enclaves across the United States, as well as from Latin American countries, to work in what is considered the home of industrial-scale poultry processing. At enormous risk, these people have come with the hope of a better life and a chance to realize their portion of the American Dream. But it isn't always easy. Assimilation into the South is fraught with struggles, and in no place is this more poignant than in the schools. When Paul Cuadros packed his bags and moved south to study the impact of the burgeoning Latino community, he encountered a culture clash between the long-time residents and the newcomers that eventually boiled over into an anti-immigrant rally featuring former Klansman David Duke. It became Paul's goal to show the growing numbers of Latino youth that their lives could be more than the cutting line at the poultry plants, that finishing high school and heading to college could be a reality. He needed to find something that the boys could commit to passionately, knowing that devotion to something bigger than them would be the key to helping the boys find where they fit in the world. The answer was soccer. But Siler City, like so many other small rural communities, was a football town, and long-time residents saw soccer as a foreign sport and yet another accommodation to the newcomers. After an uphill battle, the Jets soccer team at Jordan-Matthews High School was born. Suffering setbacks and heartbreak, the majority Latino team, in only three seasons and against all odds, emerged poised to win the state championship.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 30.05.2020
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Group Work With Populations at Risk
42,70 € *
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Group Work With Populations at Risk, Third Edition is a fundamental resource for practitioners in health and mental health settings and a comprehensive guidebook of group work skills. Geared toward students and professionals gaining a beginning understanding of groups, this volume describes how to work with vulnerable populations that include returning war veterans, Latino and Latina immigrants, women and men who were abused as children, children of divorce, and people struggling with substance abuse, AIDS, cancer, or chronic mental illness. Each chapter describes the population and reviews the relevant literature, identifies themes and practice principles, presents a case illustration, provides evaluation guidance, and refers readers to key references and web resources. Each one is designed to stand alone for easy reference, and overviews of skill building and evidence-based practice make this a timely, comprehensive resource for group leaders regardless of specialty.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 30.05.2020
Zum Angebot