Latino Urban Ethnography and the Work of Elena Padilla:
Latino City:Urban Planning, Politics, and the Grassroots Erualdo R. Gonzalez
The Politics of Latino Faith:Religion, Identity, and Urban Community NYU Press Catherine E. Wilson
Tight: Lately, Bryan´s been feeling it in all kinds of ways....Bryan knows what´s tight for him - reading comics, drawing superheroes, and hanging out with no drama. But drama is every day where he´s from, and that gets him tight, wound up.And now Bryan´s friend Mike pressures him with ideas of fun that are crazy risky. At first, it´s a rush following Mike, hopping turnstiles, subway surfing, and getting into all kinds of trouble. But Bryan never really feels right acting so wrong, and drama really isn´t him. So which way will he go, especially when his dad tells him it´s better to be hard and feared than liked?But if there´s one thing Bryan´s gotten from his comic heroes, it´s that he has power - to stand up for what he feels....Torrey Maldonado delivers a fast-paced, insightful, dynamic story capturing urban community life. Listeners will connect with Bryan´s journey as he navigates a tough world with a heartfelt desire for a different life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Torrey Maldonado. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003313/bk_lili_003313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music - and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians, performances, styles, movements, and production - was available only in Spanish. This lively translation provides for English-reading and music-loving fans the chance to enjoy César Miguel Rondón´s celebrated ´´El libro de la salsa.´´ For this first English-language edition, Rondón has added a new chapter to bring the story of salsa up to the present. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Drew Birdseye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015585/bk_adbl_015585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Upsetting the Apple Cart:Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office Columbia History of Urban Life Frederick Opie
A timely reflection on identity in America, exploring the intersection of fatherhood, race, and hip-hop culture.Just as his music career was taking off, Juan Vidal received life-changing news: He’d soon be a father. Throughout his life, neglectful men were the rule - his own dad struggled with drug addiction and infidelity - a cycle that, inevitably, wrought Vidal with insecurity. At age 26, with only a bare grip on life, what lessons could he possibly offer a kid? Determined to alter the course for his child, Vidal did what he’d always done when confronted with life’s challenges. He turned to the counterculture. ´´The counterculture took the place of a father I could no longer touch. Since things like school and church couldn’t get through to me, I was being trained up outside of organized institutions. What I gravitated to were these movements that not only felt redeeming, but also freeing. They were almost everything I needed.” In Rap Dad, the musician-turned-journalist takes a thoughtful and inventive approach to exploring identity and examining how we view fatherhood in a modern context. To root out the source of his fears around parenting, Vidal revisits the flash points of his juvenescence, a feat that transports him, a first-generation American born to Colombian parents, back to the drug-fueled streets of 1980s-´90s Miami. It’s during those pivotal years that he’s drawn to skateboarding, graffiti, and the music of rebellion: hip-hop. As he looks to the past for answers, he infuses his personal story with rap lyrics and interviews with some of pop culture’s most compelling voices - plenty of whom have proven to be some of society’s best, albeit nontraditional, dads. Along the way, Vidal confronts the unfair stereotypes that taint urban men - especially Black and Latino men - in today’s society. An illuminating journey of discovery, Rap Dad is a striking portrait of modern fatherhood t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Juan Vidal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009011/bk_sans_009011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.