Erscheinungsdatum: 16.01.2009, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Latino/a Thought, Titelzusatz: Culture, Politics, and Society, Second Edition, Auflage: 2. Auflage von 1990 // Second Edition, Redaktion: Vázquez, Francisco H., Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: SOCIAL SCIENCE // Ethnic Studies // General, Rubrik: Volkskunde, Seiten: 638, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 910 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 16.01.2009, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: LATINO A THOUGHT, Titelzusatz: CULTURE POLITPB, Auflage: 2. Auflage von 1990 // 2. Auflage, Redaktion: Vazquez, Francisco H., Verlag: Rowman and Littlefield, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // United States // General // Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika // USA, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 638, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 910 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
In a twist of fate, a young Latino girl acquires a strange gift and can control time only for herself.Penny reminds us: "Time is strange, and I would have thought it had many paths, but for some reason, you can't go back. My path leads to ruin." Penny's only hope, she thought, was to steal a "time machine" and go to an unknown future, where she finds things become more terrible than she ever thought possible.Penny then takes the time to tell us her story. With the nature of what time is, the trip can lead only one way. There is no path back home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Walls. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160962/bk_acx0_160962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Latinos are already the largest minority group in the United States, and experts estimate that by 2050, one out of three Americans will identify as Latino. Though their population and influence are steadily rising, stereotypes and misconceptions about Latinos remain, from the assumption that they refuse to learn English to questions of just how "American" they actually are. By presenting thirteen riveting oral histories of young, first-generation college students, Mario T. Garcia counters those long-held stereotypes and expands our understanding of what he terms "the Latino Generation." By allowing these young people to share their stories and struggles, Garcia reveals that these students and children of immigrants will be critical players in the next chapter of our nation's history. Collected over several years, the testimonies follow the history of the speakers in thought-provoking ways, reminding us that members of the Latino Generation are not merely a demographic group but rather real individuals, as American in their aspirations and loyalty as the members of any other ethnic group in the country.The complete list of narrators includes: Mariana Carreno, Tony Chiroldes, Monica Steuer, Adriana Sananes, Walter Krochmal, Rosie Berrido, Silvia Sierra, Luis Moreno, Martin Untrojb, Maria Cabezas, Lisa Ortiz, and Blanca Vasquez. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blanca Camacho, Mariana Carreno, Tony Chiroldes, Monica Steuer, Adriana Sananes, Walter Krochmal, Rosie Berrido, Silvia Sierra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019558/bk_adbl_019558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Workaholic Nate Erickson is a successful real estate developer who thrives on long hours and stress. When a Los Angeles project prompts him to relocate to Santa Monica, he welcomes the change of scenery. Nate has always considered romantic entanglements trouble, but his sexy next-door neighbor isn't easy to ignore. Which makes no sense, because Nate is straight...or so he's always thought. Alex Reyes is a retired professional soccer player turned West Hollywood business owner with an insatiable lust for life. He loves his family, friends, and work. But there's one life challenge left to accomplish: coming out publicly. Respect for traditional Latino values has kept him in the closet, but Alex begins to think he and his new neighbor might help one another combat their fears. As Alex and Nate forge a strong friendship, they soon realize facing their personal demons will take more courage than either man bargained for. The reward is immeasurable...if the timing is right. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055165/bk_acx0_055165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. Readers meet a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry, and philosophy, who were also profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife and through warfare. Davíd Carrasco looks beyond Spanish accounts that have colored much of the Western narrative to let Aztec voices speak about their origin stories, the cosmic significance of their capital city, their methods of child rearing, and the contributions women made to daily life and the empire. Carrasco discusses the arrival of the Spaniards, contrasts Aztec mythical traditions about the origins of their city with actual urban life in Mesoamerica, and outlines the rise of the Aztec empire. He also explores Aztec religion, which provided both justification for and alternatives to warfare, sacrifice, and imperialism, and he sheds light on Aztec poetry, philosophy, painting, and especially monumental sculpture and architecture. He concludes by looking at how the Aztecs have been portrayed in Western thought, art, film, and literature as well as in Latino culture and arts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Maxon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011594/bk_adbl_011594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.