Blue Dreams

Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots

Author: Nancy ABELMANN,John Lie,Nancy Abelmann

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674020030

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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No one will soon forget the image, blazed across the airwaves, of armed Korean Americans taking to the rooftops as their businesses went up in flames during the Los Angeles riots. Why Korean Americans? What stoked the wrath the riots unleashed against them? Blue Dreams is the first book to make sense of these questions, to show how Korean Americans, variously depicted as immigrant seekers after the American dream or as racist merchants exploiting African Americans, emerged at the crossroads of conflicting social reflections in the aftermath of the 1992 riots. The situation of Los Angeles's Korean Americans touches on some of the most vexing issues facing American society today: ethnic conflict, urban poverty, immigration, multiculturalism, and ideological polarization. Combining interviews and deft socio-historical analysis, Blue Dreams gives these problems a human face and at the same time clarifies the historical, political, and economic factors that render them so complex. In the lives and voices of Korean Americans, the authors locate a profound challenge to cherished assumptions about the United States and its minorities. Why did Koreans come to the United States? Why did they set up shop in poor inner-city neighborhoods? Are they in conflict with African Americans? These are among the many difficult questions the authors answer as they probe the transnational roots and diversity of Los Angeles's Korean Americans. Their work finally shows us in sharp relief and moving detail a community that, despite the blinding media focus brought to bear during the riots, has nonetheless remained largely silent and effectively invisible. An important corrective to the formulaic accounts that have pitted Korean Americans against African Americans, Blue Dreams places the Korean American story squarely at the center of national debates over race, class, culture, and community. Table of Contents: Preface The Los Angeles Riots, the Korean American Story Reckoning via the Riots Diaspora Formation: Modernity and Mobility Mapping the Korean Diaspora in Los Angeles Korean American Entrepreneurship American Ideologies on Trial Conclusion Notes References Index Reviews of this book: Blue Dreams--a poetic allusion to the clear blue sky that Koreans see as a symbol of freedom--is a welcome exploration by outsiders into the vexing and largely invisible Korean-American predicament in Los Angeles and the nation. [Abelmann and Lie 's] colorful interview subjects offer sharp observations. --K.W. Lee, Los Angeles Times Reviews of this book: An informed and thoughtful examination of Korean immigration to the United States since 1970...[Abelmann and Lie] show that even in a period as short as twenty-five years, there have been successive waves of differently motivated, differently resourced Korean immigrants, and their experiences and reactions have differed accordingly. --Michael Tonry, Times Literary Supplement Reviews of this book: [The authors'] transnational perspective is particularly effective for explicating Korean immigrants' behaviors, activities, and feelings...Interesting and readable. --Pyong Gap Min, American Journal of Sociology Reviews of this book: Beginning with a poetic book title, the authors recount in depth as to how the 'Blue Dreams' of the Korean-American merchants in East Los Angeles had shattered in the midst of [the] 1992 riot that turned out to be 'elusive dreams' in America...The book not only portrays the L.A. riot surrounding the Korean merchants, but also characterizes diaspora of the Koreans in America. The authors have also examined with scholarly insights the more complex socioeconomic and political underplay the Koreans encountered in their 'Promised New Land'. --Eugene C. Kim, International Migration Review

Blue Dreams

The Science and the Story of the Drugs that Changed Our Minds

Author: Lauren Slater

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316370584

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 9252

"Capacious and rigorous . . . Blue Dreams, like all good histories of medicine, reveals healing to be art as much as science." --Parul Sehgal, New York Times "Terrific." [email protected] "Ambitious...Slater's depictions of madness are terrifying and fascinating." --USA Today "A vivid and thought-provoking synthesis." --Harper's A groundbreaking and revelatory history of psychotropic drugs, from "a thoroughly exhilarating and entertaining writer" (Washington Post). Although one in five Americans now takes at least one psychotropic drug, the fact remains that nearly seventy years after doctors first began prescribing them, not even their creators understand exactly how or why these drugs work--or don't work--on what ails our brains. Blue Dreams offers the explosive story of the discovery and development of psychiatric medications, as well as the science and the people behind their invention, told by a riveting writer and psychologist who shares her own experience with the highs and lows of psychiatric drugs. Lauren Slater's revelatory account charts psychiatry's journey from its earliest drugs, Thorazine and lithium, up through Prozac and other major antidepressants of the present. Blue Dreams also chronicles experimental treatments involving Ecstasy, magic mushrooms, the most cutting-edge memory drugs, placebos, and even neural implants. In her thorough analysis of each treatment, Slater asks three fundamental questions: how was the drug born, how does it work (or fail to work), and what does it reveal about the ailments it is meant to treat? Fearlessly weaving her own intimate experiences into comprehensive and wide-ranging research, Slater narrates a personal history of psychiatry itself. In the process, her powerful and groundbreaking exploration casts modern psychiatry's ubiquitous wonder drugs in a new light, revealing their ability to heal us or hurt us, and proving an indispensable resource not only for those with a psychotropic prescription but for anyone who hopes to understand the limits of what we know about the human brain and the possibilities for future treatments.

Naked Visons Silver Blue Dreams

Author: Veronica Towers

Publisher: DCL Publications

ISBN: 1921347198

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Emily Blakely comes to town hopeful for love and romance after many years as a helpmate to her large extended family. She has not felt like she belonged anywhere since her father died. She is surprised and pleased when a childhood crush seems to remember her after many years. Michael Winslow is a jaded man about town ready to make a change and start a family. He is ready to meet the right woman and start a family but willing to pass the time with the wrong woman until she comes along....

Blue Dream

Author: Richard S. Griffin

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483574164

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 2374

Blue dream is the story of a Helicopter Paramedic who, through a series of strange events and a transformation, becomes leader of a rebellion against a future Dictator of the World.


Blue Dreams Rain to Tears

Author: Sam Cosby,Clancy Metzger

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595524001

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 268

View: 6240

Malevolent strangers from an alternate reality are committing great evil worldwide. They are working with the Ss'Shuli to stop the legend from becoming a reality. Can the legend be protected and fulfilled? Will life and its existence be preserved? Who will be able to discover the secrets that could lead them to a grim reality filled with tragic prisoners before its evil inhabitants or the armies of the Ss'Shuli can stop them? Visit the site -

Thoughts That Fly in My Mind

Author: Kamal

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482819686

Category: Poetry

Page: 78

View: 5764

The thoughts that roam around my mind all the time about the beauty of nature, human feelings, love and sorrows I tried to express them the way they come to my mind. The thoughts never remain stable in one place in a human mind; always jumps from here and there all the time. I never tried to divert the flow of my thought and let it flow the way it comes, and it leaves behind a happy and relaxed mind.

Navy Blue Dreams

Author: Guy Willard

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595258444

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7971

Guy Willard has joined the Navy to escape a broken love affair with a roommate in college, and his ship's cruise to the fabulous Orient leads him on a voyage of discovery

Blue Dream

A Father and Son’s Revealing Journey into Memphis Basketball and the NCAA

Author: Ryan Luttrell

Publisher: Creators Publishing

ISBN: 1945630450

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 2095

Blue Dream is the firsthand story of how Ryan Luttrell spent his days in class at the University of Memphis and his nights researching and influencing the school’s next basketball team. At the time Blue Dream started, Ryan was working on a master’s degree in sports commerce, and what a perfect time, as the Memphis Tigers were ranked #1, a dream come true from his childhood. He religiously followed the team and one day decided to attend a practice with his 7-year-old son, Carter. Overnight, he became friends with the new recruits and assistant coaches, and as a result, he was privy to the most intimate secrets of how Calipari and his staff worked and maneuvered in the underworld of recruiting. Ryan seemed to be the only outsider allowed into this world, and the information was flowing so frequently that he began reporting for several local news outlets, including one that became an ESPN affiliate. After completing his master’s, he enrolled in law school and dived headfirst into the Tigers’ world, calling and texting with boosters to name the next head coach of the university, Josh Pastner. Ryan had moved from being a fan to being an insider to now being an influencer of the entire program and began having daily meetings at Pastner’s new office. Then the NCAA changed everything, as it seemed convinced that Ryan coerced athletes from his tournaments to commit to Memphis. Over the course of three separate investigations (all of which he was cleared in), NCAA coaches stopped talking to Ryan, and his relationship with Pastner and his staff became more than strained. At the same time, Ryan began to see the effects that his involvement in this recruiting world were having on everyone around him, especially his now-11-year-old son, Carter, who was intertwined in the world of basketball, right in front of Ryan. Ryan began to realize that he wasn’t going to change the way that recruiting works for college basketball programs. He had to find a way out. He needed to wake up from this Blue Dream…

Skating School: Blue Skate Dreams

Blue Skate Dreams

Author: Linda Chapman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141943343

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3640

Welcome to a magical world where dreams come true . . . Emily and her skating-school friends are thrilled to be learning to drive sledges pulled by fluffy huskies. The competition that week to win the blue skates is a winter sledge-ski-skate race! The girls have to choose the best person in their team for each leg of the race, but will they discover that winning the race isn't all it takes to be Ice Princess?


Author: Paritosh Uttam

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184750137


Page: 212

View: 6527

‘Listen; Michael. This is serious. This is your best chance to help me If you waste this; it’s all over.’ ‘What’s all over?’ ‘Everything. Between us.’ ‘Naina?’ ‘Five minutes; that’s all you have. I kid you not.’ First-year student Naina is utterly smitten by her senior; Michael; acknowledged genius and resident rebel of the Fine Arts College; Mumbai. So when he proposes that they drop out of college and live-in; she readily agrees. But life with Michael soon turns into an emotional rollercoaster. Temperamental; opinionated and incredibly selfish; he expects Naina to run the household so that he is free to paint. Naina tries her hand at several odd jobs; but when an accident leaves Michael blind; their life together begins to come undone as she can only helplessly watch. And in trying to pull it together; Naina is driven to being what she has never been—a liar and a cheat. Will Michael forgive her when he learns the truth? Will she forgive him for what he has done to her?

Dreams in the Key of Blue

Author: John Philpin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307573397

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8210

A serial killer wears many faces, but none more terrifying than this one... Every serial killer fits a profile, follows a pattern, makes a mistake. Until now... Six years ago forensic psychiatrist Lucas Frank "retired" from hunting serial killers. But someone wants him back in the worst way. It begins with a brutal triple homicide in the picturesque Maine town of Ragged Harbor. And it won't stop there. Suddenly Lucas is forced to do what he swore he would never do again: enter the twisted mind of a killer who enjoys murder. Only this time Lucas must hunt a psychopath whose pattern of behavior defies all logic. A killer who can strike anyone, anywhere, anytime. The FBI is helpless. And even he is baffled at the contradictory clues and taunting hints left behind. Lucas Frank has met his match. That's why he was called out of retirement. But does someone want him to catch a killer--or be the ultimate trophy? From the Paperback edition.

Pearls of an Unstrung Necklace

Author: Prakash Kona

Publisher: Fugue State Press

ISBN: 1879193140

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2130

A connected series of vignettes creating not just a story but a state of being. Beginning in love and culminating in the changes of the body in pregnancy, this utterly moving work is poetry, philosophy, and, with inessentials stripped away, the emotional heart of the art of fiction. Consisting of sixty-two brief, 2- or 3-page visions, the book presents us with a narrator imperceptibly changing from the male lover into the female beloved. Along the way we find ourselves awash in philosophy, poetry, emotion and perception. Kona deals in the most down-to-earth images--rice, red pepper, the tip of a pencil--and at the same time in the most general states of being--paradox, amnesia, separation, love. The fluidity of his mind, the freedom with which he crosses boundaries, is always in the service of an ideal view of mankind, one that sees the emotional and true-hearted creatures we could be, and simply becomes that ideal in the course of writing. In writing a book about love, Kona shows a mirror to the love in all of us. About the Author Prakash Kona lives in Hyderabad, India. He is the author of one previous novel, Streets that Smell of Dying Roses; a work of theory, Literary Criticism: A Study in Pluralism, available from Wisdom House Publications; and two books of poetry published by Writer's Workshop, Calcutta. He completed his doctoral studies with a comparative study of Chomsky, Derrida and Wittgenstein at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. He has recently returned to Hyderabad after a stint as assistant professor of English Literature and Humanities at Eastern Mediterranean University in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Prakash believes in, among other things, the power of alternate discourses and the ideal of a classless society.

Lieber rundum glücklich als gar keine Kurven

Author: Kristan Higgins

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3956494814

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9165

Sie ist Freundin und Helferin, aber jetzt braucht Emmaline Neal selbst Hilfe. Denn ihr Ex-Verlobter heiratet - und sie braucht eine Begleitung. Von allen Seiten wird ihr geraten, Jack zu fragen. Er ist nicht nur ein gut aussehender Weindynastie-Erbe, sondern auch Retter bei einem Verkehrsunfall und ein absoluter Gentleman. Dass die Frauen bei ihm Schlange stehen, ist Em herzlich egal. Dass ihre Familie Jack ins Herz schließt und plötzlich alle glauben, sie wären verlobt, bekommt sie auch geregelt. Aber als Jack sich tatsächlich für sie zu interessieren scheint, gerät Em ins Schwitzen. Sollte sie, die leicht übergewichtige Polizistin, die mit Männern sonst nur befreundet ist, wirklich mit diesem Traummann zusammenkommen?

Anne of Avonlea

Author: L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111407

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5639

DIVThe spirited redhead returns in this sequel to Anne of Green Gables. Now she's the schoolma'am in the same place where she was a student, determined to win the respect and affection of her students. /div

The Racial Mundane

Asian American Performance and the Embodied Everyday

Author: Ju Yon Kim

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479821748

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 6874

Winner, Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize presented by the New England American Studies Association Across the twentieth century, national controversies involving Asian Americans have drawn attention to such seemingly unremarkable activities as eating rice, greeting customers, and studying for exams. While public debates about Asian Americans have invoked quotidian practices to support inconsistent claims about racial difference, diverse aesthetic projects have tested these claims by experimenting with the relationships among habit, body, and identity. In The Racial Mundane, Ju Yon Kim argues that the ambiguous relationship between behavioral tendencies and the body has sustained paradoxical characterizations of Asian Americans as ideal and impossible Americans. The body’s uncertain attachment to its routine motions promises alternately to materialize racial distinctions and to dissolve them. Kim’s study focuses on works of theater, fiction, and film that explore the interface between racialized bodies and everyday enactments to reveal new and latent affiliations. The various modes of performance developed in these works not only encourage audiences to see habitual behaviors differently, but also reveal the stakes of noticing such behaviors at all. Integrating studies of race, performance, and the everyday, The Racial Mundane invites readers to reflect on how and to what effect perfunctory behaviors become objects of public scrutiny.

Bloody Skies

U.S. Eighth Air Force Battle Damage in World War II

Author: Nicholas A. Veronico

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811760723

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 9525

A visual history of the US Eighth Air Force in World War II

Painting the Sky

Author: Shelley Tucker

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 1596470127

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 7773

Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!