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
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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: 6723

"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.
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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....
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Ceruladons

Blue Dreams Rain to Tears

Author: Sam Cosby,Clancy Metzger

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595524001

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 268

View: 5797

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 - www.ceruladons.com
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Lieber rundum glücklich als gar keine Kurven

Author: Kristan Higgins

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3956494814

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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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?
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Blue Dream

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

Author: Ryan Luttrell

Publisher: Creators Publishing

ISBN: 1945630450

Category:

Page: N.A

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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…
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Navy Blue Dreams

Author: Guy Willard

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595258444

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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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
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Blaue Stunden

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843702233

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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„In manchen Breitengraden gibt es vor der Sommersonnenwende und danach eine Zeitspanne, nur wenige Wochen, in der die Dämmerungen lang und blau werden. Während der blauen Stunden glaubt man, der Tag wird nie enden. Wenn die Zeit der blauen Stunden sich dem Ende nähert (und das wird sie, sie endet), erlebt man ein Frösteln, eine Vorahnung der Krankheit: das blaue Licht verschwindet, die Tage werden schon kürzer, der Sommer ist vorbei.“ In Blaue Stunden erinnert Joan Didion sich an ihre Tochter Quintana, daran,wie es war, sie aufwachsen zu sehen und Abschied zu nehmen, als Quintana mit nur 39 Jahren starb. Eine sehr persönliche Bilanz der großen amerikanischen Autorin und ein ehrliches Buch über Tod und Vergänglichkeit, Erinnerung und Alter, über das, was wir verlieren, und das, was bleibt.
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Blue Dream

Author: Richard S. Griffin

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483574164

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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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.
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A Blue Dream

Author: Joseph Armstrong

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781366246004

Category: Education

Page: 26

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About a man who has colourblind and does whatever he can to find his "lost colours"
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Blue Dream

Author: Xavier Neal

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519652553

Category:

Page: 270

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First love. Last love. Only love. Well, at least that's how Ryder Collins thinks of the girl he lost because of his addiction ten years ago. While Ryder is battling the demons of his past to save his future, he will start to question the nightmare that has become his reality and the illusive blue dream that he swears started it all.
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Dream Journal: Dream Series 3: Blue

Dream Journal Diary: Dream Journal Notebook: Dream Journal for Women

Author: Freya Ali

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722071097

Category:

Page: 366

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Get a stunningly designed dream journal with 365 pages to write down your dreams every day. Includes 365 lined pages that can be filled with dreams, ideas and doodles. Available in 20 beautiful colors. What You Will Get: Includes 365 Lined Pages 6" x 9" Dream Journal Makes a Great Gift Available in 20 Stunning Colors Do Visit Freya Ali author page to check out our wide variety of planners, personal organizers, journals, sketchbooks and notebooks available in various formats.
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Dream Journal: Dream Series 1: Blue

Dream Journal Diary: Dream Journal Notebook: Dream Journal for Women

Author: Freya Ali

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722058975

Category:

Page: 366

View: 3956

Get a stunningly designed dream journal with 365 pages to write down your dreams every day. Includes 365 lined pages that can be filled with dreams, ideas and doodles. Available in 20 beautiful colors. What You Will Get: Includes 365 Lined Pages 6" x 9" Dream Journal Makes a Great Gift Available in 20 Stunning Colors Do Visit Freya Ali author page to check out our wide variety of planners, personal organizers, journals, sketchbooks and notebooks available in various formats.
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Mountains of the Great Blue Dream

Author: Robert Leonard Reid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780826319234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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"A marvelous explorer. . . . Wonderfully fluent, even visionary in his prose, (Reid) guides us down many trails that don't exist on maps".--Chicago Tribune. "An insightful, strong, often lyrical meditation on great mountains".--Peter Matthiessen.
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Inkognito

Die geheimen Eigenleben unseres Gehirns

Author: David Eagleman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570552230

Category:

Page: 329

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Thoughts That Fly in My Mind

Author: Kamal

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482819686

Category: Poetry

Page: 78

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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.
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The Swimmer in the Deep Blue Dream

Author: Sara Berkeley

Publisher: Dublin : Raven Arts Press ; Saskatoon : Thistledown Press

ISBN: 9780920633922

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

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"This collection comes highly recommended. It is a sparkling, vigorous debut and bodes well for Ms. Berkeley’s future in fiction." Irish Times. "The Swimmer in the Deep Blue Dream is a collection of stories from a young writer with enormous talent." Sunday Press.
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