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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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: 144

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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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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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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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Globalization and Social Exclusion

A Transformationalist Perspective

Author: Ronaldo Munck

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: 1565491920

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

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Annotation We inhabit a world of consequences and butterfly effects. When global economies integrate, what disintegrates as a result? The answer, Ronaldo Munck contends, is social equality. This is the first book to view globalization through the lens of social exclusion-defined as all the ways in which people are prevented from obtaining the necessities of life.
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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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Jacobean Drama

Author: Pascale Aebischer

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137171898

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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The plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries are increasingly popular thanks to a spate of recent stage and screen productions and to courses that set Shakespeare's plays in context. This Reader's Guide introduces students to the criticism and debates that are specific to the drama of playwrights such as Jonson, Middleton, Dekker and Webster. Pascale Aebischer explores recent critical developments in key areas including: • how the plays were staged and printed • innovative editions of plays • how the plays represent and contest the dominant ideologies of the Jacobean period • dramatic genres • the representation of the human body and of social, gender and race relations • modern productions on stage and screen. Featuring suggestions for further research and reading, and a filmography of commercially available film versions of non-Shakespearean drama, this is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the diverse plays of the Jacobean age.
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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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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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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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One America

Moving Beyond the Issue of Race

Author: Art Gilliam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989744713

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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What is the central factor in the racial divide between blacks and whites in America? How has African slavery affected America and how does it continue to impact racial understanding today? One America: Moving Beyond the Issue of Race examines the underlying challenges preventing Americans from achieving the level of racial harmony that most of us desire. Art Gilliam shares his experience of growing up in the Deep South during the 1950's -- a time when racism was pervasive. His personal story reflects the impact on the black psyche of being black in America during a period of transition from the back of the bus to the election of a black president. Art's education at a New England prep school and Yale University led to a compelling change in his perspective. He shares the insights he gained about the critical differences between the self-images of blacks and whites and how this influences our perceptions of each other. The future greatness of our nation depends on the ability to move beyond our racial history and truly become One America.
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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:

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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The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America

Author: Ronald H. Bayor

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508409

Category: History

Page: 1104

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All historians would agree that America is a nation of nations. But what does that mean in terms of the issues that have moved and shaped us as a people? Contemporary concerns such as bilingualism, incorporation/assimilation, dual identity, ethnic politics, quotas and affirmative action, residential segregation, and the volume of immigration resonate with a past that has confronted variations of these modern issues. The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America, written and compiled by a highly respected team of American historians under the editorship of Ronald Bayor, illuminates the myriad ways in which immigration, racial, and ethnic histories have shaped the contours of contemporary American society. This invaluable resource documents all eras of the American past, including black–white interactions and the broad spectrum of American attitudes and reactions concerning Native Americans, Irish Catholics, Mexican Americans, Jewish Americans, and other groups. Each of the eight chronological chapters contains a survey essay, an annotated bibliography, and 20 to 30 related public and private primary source documents, including manifestos, speeches, court cases, letters, memoirs, and much more. From the 1655 petition of Jewish merchants regarding the admission of Jews to the New Netherlands colony to an interview with a Chinese American worker regarding a 1938 strike in San Francisco, documents are drawn from a variety of sources and allow students and others direct access to our past. Selections include Powhatan to John Smith, 1609 Thomas Jefferson—"Notes on the State of Virginia" Petition of the Trustees of Congregation Shearith Israel, 1811 Bessie Conway or, The Irish Girl in America German Society in Chicago, Annual Report, 1857–1858. "Mark Twain's Salutation to the Century" W. E. B. DuBois, "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" NAACP on Black Schoolteachers'Fight for Equal Pay Malcom X speech, 1964 Hewy Newton interview and Black Panther Party platform Preamble—La Raza Unida Party Lee lacocca speech to Ethnic Heritage Council of the Pacific Northwest, 1984 Native American Graves and Repatriation Act, 1990 L.A. riot—from the Los Angeles Times, May 3, 15, 1992; Nov. 16, 19, 1992 Asian American Political Alliance President Clinton's Commission on Race, Town Meeting, 1997 Louis Farrakhan—"The Vision for the Million Man March"
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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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