Race on the Move

Brazilian Migrants and the Global Reconstruction of Race

Author: Tiffany D. Joseph

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804794391

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Race on the Move takes readers on a journey from Brazil to the United States and back again to consider how migration between the two countries is changing Brazilians' understanding of race relations. Brazil once earned a global reputation as a racial paradise, and the United States is infamous for its overt social exclusion of nonwhites. Yet, given the growing Latino and multiracial populations in the United States, the use of quotas to address racial inequality in Brazil, and the flows of people between each country, contemporary race relations in each place are starting to resemble each other. Tiffany Joseph interviewed residents of Governador Valadares, Brazil's largest immigrant-sending city to the U.S., to ask how their immigrant experiences have transformed local racial understandings. Joseph identifies and examines a phenomenon—the transnational racial optic—through which migrants develop and ascribe social meaning to race in one country, incorporating conceptions of race from another. Analyzing the bi-directional exchange of racial ideals through the experiences of migrants, Race on the Move offers an innovative framework for understanding how race can be remade in immigrant-sending communities.
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Formula One Race Cars on the Move

Author: Janet Piehl

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 154150271X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Its engine roars. Its tires squeal. This Formula One race car is on the move! What are Formula One race cars? And who builds these amazing autos? Read this book to find out! Learn all about mighty machines in the Vroom-Vroom series—part of the Lightning Bolt BooksTM collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt BooksTM bring nonfiction topics to life!
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Cars On the Move

Author: Willow Clark

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1435893336

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Cars are not just boring vehicles that get us safely to school and work. Some cars are tricked out in funky designs and colors. Others race down tracks at super fast speeds. Readers will learn about these amazing cars, and return to this fun book again and again.
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Women on the Move

The Forgotten Era of Women’s Bicycle Racing

Author: Roger Gilles

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496204174

Category: History

Page: 360

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The 1890s was the peak of the American bicycle craze, and consumers, including women, were buying bicycles in large numbers. Despite critics who tried to discourage women from trying this new sport, women took to the bike in huge numbers, and mastery of the bicycle became a metaphor for women’s mastery over their lives. Spurred by the emergence of the “safety” bicycle and the ensuing cultural craze, women’s professional bicycle racing thrived in the United States from 1895 to 1902. For seven years, female racers drew large and enthusiastic crowds across the country, including Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, and New Orleans—and many smaller cities in between. Unlike the trudging, round-the-clock marathons the men (and their spectators) endured, women’s six-day races were tightly scheduled, fast-paced, and highly competitive. The best female racers of the era—Tillie Anderson, Lizzie Glaw, and Dottie Farnsworth—became household names and were America’s first great women athletes. Despite concerted efforts by the League of American Wheelmen to marginalize the sport and by reporters and other critics to belittle and objectify the women, these athletes forced turn-of-the-century America to rethink strongly held convictions about female frailty and competitive spirit. By 1900 many cities began to ban the men’s six-day races, and it became more difficult to ensure competitive women’s races and attract large enough crowds. In 1902 two racers died, and the sport’s seven-year run was finished—and it has been almost entirely ignored in sports history, women’s history, and even bicycling history. Women on the Move tells the full story of America’s most popular arena sport during the 1890s, giving these pioneering athletes the place they deserve in history.
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Race on the QT

Blackness and the Films of Quentin Tarantino

Author: Adilifu Nama

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292772386

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

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Known for their violence and prolific profanity, including free use of the n-word, the films of Quentin Tarantino, like the director himself, chronically blurt out in polite company what is extremely problematic even when deliberated in private. Consequently, there is an uncomfortable and often awkward frankness associated with virtually all of Tarantino's films, particularly when it comes to race and blackness. Yet beyond the debate over whether Tarantino is or is not racist is the fact that his films effectively articulate racial anxieties circulating in American society as they engage longstanding racial discourses and hint at emerging trends. This radical racial politics—always present in Tarantino's films but kept very much on the quiet—is the subject of Race on the QT. Adilifu Nama concisely deconstructs and reassembles the racial dynamics woven into Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained, as they relate to historical and current racial issues in America. Nama's eclectic fusion of cultural criticism and film analysis looks beyond the director's personal racial attitudes and focuses on what Tarantino's filmic body of work has said and is saying about race in America symbolically, metaphorically, literally, impolitely, cynically, sarcastically, crudely, controversially, and brilliantly.
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A Weekend in the Saddle

Author: Daniel Williams

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557563836

Category:

Page: 48

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Follow along with Zhe as he spends a weekend away from home racing his bike. The book is an insider's look at the sport of cycling at the semi professional continental American level. As someone who has competed at all levels of the sport for many years, the narrative provides racing tips and insights that will be useful for the cyclist just starting out as well as for those who have logged thousands of miles. My intent in writing this book is to share with the reader the triumphs, failures, and insights gained from my experiences. In turn, I hope that the reader learns something about him or herself. There are many reasons to ride a bike. I hope that you have found the right one. Images in 'A Weekend in the Saddle' were produced using various oil, block printing, technological and watercolor methods.
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Methodologies on the Move

The Transnational Turn in Empirical Migration Research

Author: Anna Amelina,Thomas Faist,Devrimsel D. Nergiz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317850424

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

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This volume establishes a new agenda for approaches to migration research and the corresponding methodologies. A wide range of international contributors focus on the question of how to overcome the so-called 'methodological nationalism' within empirical studies on migration. They address two main challenges: how to contextualize the empirical research field; and how to deal with national and ethnic categorizations within the empirical studies. Methodologies on the Move outlines, first of all, a new epistemological basis for migration research, which is pinpointing the relational concept of space. Second, building on the multi-sited method of ethnography, it provides detailed insights into novel qualitative and quantitative research designs. Third, it presents innovative data collection methods on geographic and virtual mobility, and on cross-border social practices. This volume transcends the early criticisms of 'methodological nationalism' in migration research and suggests both general methodological lines as well as helpful tools for empirical analysis. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.
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Family Attachment and the Decision to Move by Race

Author: Mr. Antonio Spilimbergo,Mr. Luis Ubeda

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1451896727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 21

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Blacks in the United States have a lower geographic mobility rates than whites even though they have several characteristics that are usually associated with high rates of mobility: high unemployment, low rate of home ownership, low marriage rate and settlement in areas where unemployment is high. This paper tests the relevance of family ties in explaining mobility by using proxies that are constructed using data from the University of Michigan’s Panel Study of Income Dynamics, covering the period 1977–88. The results are robust to different specifications and estimation techniques, and explain the puzzle of the role played by the nuclear and the extended family in the decision to move.
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A Step Forward

A New Approach to Spiritualist Ideas

Author: Douglas R. Thomson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452000514

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 180

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A Step Forward: A New Approach to Spiritualist Ideas is a channeled book. Although not a large book, the information contained within its pages provides a surprising approach to many spiritual questions and beliefs. This book may have a huge impact on people seeking information about their spiritual path and those interested in further developing their understanding of the spiritual. The book is channeled by Douglas Thomson; however the source of the information for this book was Doug's guide Anthony. Concerned that many people only relate to the spiritual in a strictly human context, Anthony uses the book to provide information which may challenge your old beliefs, perhaps help you develop a new understanding and certainly make you consider new possibilities.
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Identities on the Move

Contemporary Representations of New Sexualities and Gender Identities

Author: Silvia Pilar Castro-Borrego,Maria Isabel Romero-Ruiz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739191705

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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Identities on the Move questions the postmodernist concept of identity by looking into more progressive views of identity and difference, addressing post-positivist interpretations of key identity markers such as sex, gender, race, and agency.
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Adventure Racing Activities for Fun and Fitness

Author: Dan DeJager,Cathrine Himberg

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736069243

Category: Education

Page: 125

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In adventure races, teammates work together to finish an obstacle course as quickly as possible. Authors Dan DeJager and Cathrine Himberg provide everything you need to know to prepare for and teach an adventure racing unit at your school or lead an adventure racing event in any environment with any group of people. Ideal for either a field day or a regular class period, Adventure Racing Activities for Fun and Fitness provides teachers and youth leaders with a new way to get kids excited about physical activity, instill healthy habits, and meet NASPE national physical education standards. More than that, it meets kids' standards of having fun while being physically active.
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Race to the Pole

Conquering Antarctica in the world's toughest endurance race

Author: Ben Fogle,James Cracknell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230741983

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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New Year's Day, 2009. Somewhere on the bottom of the world, six teams of adventurers and explorers have gathered to race one another, on foot, to the South Pole. It is the first time that anyone has undertaken such a race in almost a hundred years; the first time since the great Norwegian, Roald Amundsen, beat Captain Scott to the same goal in 1911. The stakes are high, as double-Olympic Gold-winning medallist James Cracknell and TV presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle must contend with hidden crevasses, frostbite and the favourites to win: a team of teak-hard former soldiers from Norway, trained in Arctic warfare. Temperatures as low as minus 45 degrees Celsius lie in store for the teams as they attempt to ski across 800 kilometres of unforgiving, icy wilderness, pulling behind them sledges laden with equipment, tents and food. Race to the Pole is a rip-roaring 'boy's own' adventure packed with excitement, humour and even a few tears. But with just a few months to learn to cross-country ski before the start, and with national pride at stake, can Ben and James re-write history and beat the Norwegians?
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Masculinities in Black and White

Manliness and Whiteness in (African) American Literature

Author: J. Armengol

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113748280X

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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Inverting the traditional focus of ethnic studies on blackness as the object of scrutiny, this book explores dominant forms of white masculinity as seen by African American authors placed alongside certain white writers. Author analyzes texts by Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Frederick Douglass, and James Baldwin.
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Racing on the Right Track

Steering Toward the Eternal Victory Lane

Author: Myron Pritchard

Publisher: WestBowPress

ISBN: 1490803645

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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Do you love NASCAR racing? Would you love to get into the Eternal Victory Lane? RACING ON THE RIGHT TRACK uses real-life illustrations from the world of NASCAR to convey rock-solid biblical truths in living a victorious life. Die-hard race fans follow the greatest sport on earth, and die-hard Jesus fans follow the greatest champion of the universe. Learn more about both in this stimulating, one-of-a-kind book.
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On the Move

Author: Pamela Britton

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 1426821409

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Vicki Bradford might work for the most ruthless sports agent in the business, but she's no quitter, even when she hits the lowest of career lows—acting as a glorified babysitter to NASCAR's disruptive newcomer, Brandon Burke. But his devilish grin and the gleam in his eye tell her he won't be so easy to tame.… Brandon isn't about to let his wild ways on and off the track be tempered by a buttoned-up stunner hired to make him behave. And he's not above a little pulse-pounding game of seduction to send her running. But one kiss ignites something powerful between them. And now it's a matter of how to avoid the crash and burn of two opposites steering recklessly toward love.
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The Great Brain Race

How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World

Author: Ben Wildavsky

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140084200X

Category: Education

Page: 272

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In The Great Brain Race, former U.S. News & World Report education editor Ben Wildavsky presents the first popular account of how international competition for the brightest minds is transforming the world of higher education--and why this revolution should be welcomed, not feared. Every year, nearly three million international students study outside of their home countries, a 40 percent increase since 1999. Newly created or expanded universities in China, India, and Saudi Arabia are competing with the likes of Harvard and Oxford for faculty, students, and research preeminence. Satellite campuses of Western universities are springing up from Abu Dhabi and Singapore to South Africa. Wildavsky shows that as international universities strive to become world-class, the new global education marketplace is providing more opportunities to more people than ever before. Drawing on extensive reporting in China, India, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, Wildavsky chronicles the unprecedented international mobility of students and faculty, the rapid spread of branch campuses, the growth of for-profit universities, and the remarkable international expansion of college rankings. Some university and government officials see the rise of worldwide academic competition as a threat, going so far as to limit student mobility or thwart cross-border university expansion. But Wildavsky argues that this scholarly marketplace is creating a new global meritocracy, one in which the spread of knowledge benefits everyone--both educationally and economically. In a new preface, Wildavsky discusses some of the notable developments in global higher education since the book was first published.
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Articulate While Black

Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S.

Author: H. Samy Alim,Geneva Smitherman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199985987

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Barack Obama is widely considered one of the most powerful and charismatic speakers of our age. Without missing a beat, he often moves between Washington insider talk and culturally Black ways of speaking--as shown in a famous YouTube clip, where Obama declined the change offered to him by a Black cashier in a Washington, D.C. restaurant with the phrase, "Nah, we straight." In Articulate While Black, two renowned scholars of Black Language address language and racial politics in the U.S. through an insightful examination of President Barack Obama's language use--and America's response to it. In this eloquently written and powerfully argued book, H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman provide new insights about President Obama and the relationship between language and race in contemporary society. Throughout, they analyze several racially loaded, cultural-linguistic controversies involving the President--from his use of Black Language and his "articulateness" to his "Race Speech," the so-called "fist-bump," and his relationship to Hip Hop Culture. Using their analysis of Barack Obama as a point of departure, Alim and Smitherman reveal how major debates about language, race, and educational inequality erupt into moments of racial crisis in America. In challenging American ideas about language, race, education, and power, they help take the national dialogue on race to the next level. In much the same way that Cornel West revealed nearly two decades ago that "race matters," Alim and Smitherman in this groundbreaking book show how deeply "language matters" to the national conversation on race--and in our daily lives.
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The Puerto Rican Nation on the Move

Identities on the Island & in the United States

Author: Jorge Duany

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807853726

Category: History

Page: 341

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An anthropologist delves deeply into the Puerto Rican identity, revealing the complexity identity forged across two countries--the island of Puerto Rico and the United States.
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A Study of History: Volume I: Abridgement of

Author: Arnold J. Toynbee

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780195050806

Category: History

Page: 630

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Arnold Toynbee's analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations has been acknowledged as one of the great achievements of twentieth-century scholarship. D.C. Somervell's abridgement of this monumental work is a great achievement in its own right. While reducing the work to one sixth of its original size, he has succeeded in preserving its method and character. The first volume of the abridgement presents Toynbee's philosophy of history as it appears in the first six volumes of the original work. This volume includes the Introduction; The Geneses of Civilizations; The Growth of Civilizations; The Breakdowns of Civilizations; and The Disintegrations of Civilizations. The second volume comprises volumes 7-10 of the original, including Universal States; Universal Churches; Heroic Ages; Contacts Between Civilizations in Space; Contacts Between Civilizations in Time; Law and Freedom in History; The Prospects of the Western Civilization; and Conclusion.
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