The Death of Josseline

Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands

Author: Margaret Regan

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807095435

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8148

Dispatches from Arizona—the front line of a massive human migration—including the voices of migrants, Border Patrol, ranchers, activists, and others For the last decade, Margaret Regan has reported on the escalating chaos along the Arizona-Mexico border, ground zero for immigration since 2000. Undocumented migrants cross into Arizona in overwhelming numbers, a state whose anti-immigrant laws are the most stringent in the nation. And Arizona has the highest number of migrant deaths. Fourteen-year-old Josseline, a young girl from El Salvador who was left to die alone on the migrant trail, was just one of thousands to perish in its deserts and mountains. With a sweeping perspective and vivid on-the-ground reportage, Regan tells the stories of the people caught up in this international tragedy. Traveling back and forth across the border, she visits migrants stranded in Mexican shelters and rides shotgun with Border Patrol agents in Arizona, hiking with them for hours in the scorching desert; she camps out in the thorny wilderness with No More Deaths activists and meets with angry ranchers and vigilantes. Using Arizona as a microcosm, Regan explores a host of urgent issues: the border militarization that threatens the rights of U.S. citizens, the environmental damage wrought by the border wall, the desperation that compels migrants to come north, and the human tragedy of the unidentified dead in Arizona’s morgues. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Klage um einen Sohn

Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525633557

Category: History

Page: 115

View: 9198


Migrants and Citizens

Justice and Responsibility in the Ethics of Immigration

Author: Tisha M. Rajendra

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802868827

Category: RELIGION

Page: 169

View: 983

What responsibilities do citizens have to migrants and potential migrants? What responsibilities do migrants themselves have? What is the basis of those responsibilities? In this book Tisha Rajendra reframes the confused and often heated debate surrounding immigration and develops a Christian ethic that can address these neglected questions. Rajendra begins by illuminating the flawed narratives about migrants that are often used in political debates on the subject. She goes on to propose a new definition of justice that is based on responsibility to relationships, drawing on the concrete experience of migrants, ethical theory, migration theory, and the relational ethics of the Bible. Professors, students, and others committed to formulating a solid ethical approach to questions surrounding immigration will benefit greatly from Rajendra's timely presentation of a constructive way forward.

Bird on Fire

Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

Author: Andrew Ross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912297

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 9070

Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix--a city in the bull's eye of global warming--and also the obstacles that stand in the way. Most authors writing on sustainable cities look at places that have excellent public transit systems and relatively high density, such as Portland, Seattle, or New York. But Ross contends that if we can't change the game in fast-growing, low-density cities like Phoenix, the whole movement has a major problem. Drawing on interviews with 200 influential residents--from state legislators, urban planners, developers, and green business advocates to civil rights champions, energy lobbyists, solar entrepreneurs, and community activists--Ross argues that if Phoenix is ever to become sustainable, it will occur more through political and social change than through technological fixes. Ross explains how Arizona's increasingly xenophobic immigration laws, science-denying legislature, and growth-at-all-costs business ethic have perpetuated social injustice and environmental degradation. But he also highlights the positive changes happening in Phoenix, in particular the Gila River Indian Community's successful struggle to win back its water rights, potentially shifting resources away from new housing developments to producing healthy local food for the people of the Phoenix Basin. Ross argues that this victory may serve as a new model for how green democracy can work, redressing the claims of those who have been aggrieved in a way that creates long-term benefits for all. Bird on Fire offers a compelling take on one of the pressing issues of our time--finding pathways to sustainability at a time when governments are dismally failing in their responsibility to address climate change.

Immigrant Theology

A Quest for Relationship

Author: Rev. Dr. Job J. Cobos

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973638932

Category: Religion

Page: 98

View: 9993

What if I told you a story about children experiencing deportation? What if I told you of parents and children facing interment and enduring untold hardship as they traveled through the desert landscape? What if I told you about families that brave destructive environments in their homeland the as they flee? What if I told you about the religious experience of immigrants whose faith helped them conquer their daily fear of being deported while they made a new life for themselves in this country? What if I told you about the power of establishing relationships as the solution to the problem of immigration? What if I told you about Jesus encountering and establishing relationships with foreigners?

A Great Aridness

Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest

Author: William deBuys

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912246

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 9744

With its soaring azure sky and stark landscapes, the American Southwest is one of the most hauntingly beautiful regions on earth. Yet staggering population growth, combined with the intensifying effects of climate change, is driving the oasis-based society close to the brink of a Dust-Bowl-scale catastrophe. In A Great Aridness, William deBuys paints a compelling picture of what the Southwest might look like when the heat turns up and the water runs out. This semi-arid land, vulnerable to water shortages, rising temperatures, wildfires, and a host of other environmental challenges, is poised to bear the heaviest consequences of global environmental change in the United States. Examining interrelated factors such as vanishing wildlife, forest die backs, and the over-allocation of the already stressed Colorado River--upon which nearly 30 million people depend--the author narrates the landscape's history--and future. He tells the inspiring stories of the climatologists and others who are helping untangle the complex, interlocking causes and effects of global warming. And while the fate of this region may seem at first blush to be of merely local interest, what happens in the Southwest, deBuys suggests, will provide a glimpse of what other mid-latitude arid lands worldwide--the Mediterranean Basin, southern Africa, and the Middle East--will experience in the coming years. Written with an elegance that recalls the prose of John McPhee and Wallace Stegner, A Great Aridness offers an unflinching look at the dramatic effects of climate change occurring right now in our own backyard.

Die Kunde von den Bäumen


Author: Wolfgang Hilbig

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104034214

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3244

Der Arbeiter Waller, der sich insgeheim als Schriftsteller versucht, will Geschichte und Geschichten vor dem Vergessen bewahren. Aber bis auf den ständig wiederholten Satz »Die Kirschbäume sind verschwunden« bleiben seine Blätter leer. Es will ihm nicht gelingen, das, was auf immer verloren ist, in Worte zu fassen. Düstere Erinnerungen halten sein ganzes Denken besetzt: an das Jahr, in dem die Grenzen der DDR geschlossen wurden, an den Tag, an dem die Kirschbäume – und ganze Dörfer – dem Braunkohlentagebau weichen mussten. Aber er erinnert sich auch an die geheimnisvolle Anziehungskraft, die später die riesigen, von finsteren Outlaws bevölkerten Müllhalden und Aschefelder auf ihn ausübten, in die sich der aufgelassene Tagebau verwandelt hatte. Wolfgang Hilbigs melancholischer Text, der das Untergegangene poetisch nachschöpft und bewahrt, ist in seiner sprachlichen Suggestionskraft und formalen Originalität verwandt mit zwei anderen Texten des Autors, »Alte Abdeckerei« und »Die Weiber«.

Calendar of the Patent Rolls

Preserved in the Public Record Office

Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 3803


Abschied in Prag


Author: Alyson Richman

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 364121288X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1120

Lenkas und Josefs Geschichte beginnt im Prag der 1930er Jahre. Kurz nach ihrer Heirat werden die jungen Liebenden beim Einmarsch der Deutschen auseinandergerissen. Josef emigriert, arbeitet als Arzt in New York, heiratet. Lenka entrinnt im Konzentrationslager dem Tod nur knapp und beginnt nach dem Krieg ein neues Leben in den USA. Obwohl sie glauben, einander nie wiederzusehen, vergessen sie ihre Liebe nie. Bis sie sich sechs Jahrzehnte später in New York zufällig begegnen...



Author: Penelope Lively

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641099730

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4399

Alltägliches Familienchaos: kleine Grausamkeiten, große Gefühle! Ein großes Haus, einen reichen Mann und viele Kinder hatte sich Alison für ihr Leben gewünscht. Und das Leben, so scheint es auf den ersten Blick, hat es gut mit ihr gemeint. Während ihr Mann Charles seine Bücher schreibt, ziehen Alison und Ingrid, das Au-Pair, eine Kinderschar groß. Es ist das alltägliche Familienchaos: kleine Grausamkeiten und große Gefühle. Und ein Geheimnis, das unter dem brüchigen Siegel der Verschwiegenheit gehalten wird. Booker-Preisträgerin Penelope Lively eröffnet uns die Welt einer Familie, die Träume, Wünsche und Erinnerungen, die Siege, Niederlagen und unsichtbaren Narben, die von Weihnachts- und Geburtstagsfeiern oder Strandurlauben zurückbleiben. Ein hintersinniger Roman, der zeigt, was Familie ausmacht.

Correspondence of Matthew Parker

Comprising letters written by and to him, from A. D. 1535, to his death, A

Author: Matthew Parker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bishops

Page: 510

View: 8863


Open City


Author: Teju Cole

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518789007

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 7412

Julius, ein junger Psychiater, durchstreift die Straßen Manhattans, allein und ohne Ziel, stundenlang. Die Bewegung ist ein Ausgleich zur Arbeit, sie strukturiert seine Abende, seine Gedanken. Er lässt sich treiben, und während seine Schritte ihn tragen, denkt er an seine kürzlich zerbrochene Liebesbeziehung, seine Kindheit, seine Isolation in dieser Metropole voller Menschen. Fast unmerklich verzaubert sein Blick die Umgebung, die Stadt blättert sich vor ihm auf, offenbart die Spuren der Menschen, die früher hier lebten. Mit jeder Begegnung, jeder neuen Entdeckung gerät Julius tiefer hinein in die verborgene Gegenwart New Yorks – und schließlich in seine eigene, ihm fremd gewordene Vergangenheit. Für seinen faszinierenden Roman über einen Flaneur des 21. Jahrhunderts ist Teju Cole international von Presse und Lesern gefeiert und mit Autoren wie Sebald, Camus oder Naipaul verglichen worden. Getragen vom Fluss seiner bewegenden, klaren Sprache, erzählt »Open City« eine Geschichte von Erinnerung, Entwurzelung und der erlösenden Kraft der Kunst.

Detained and Deported

Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire

Author: Margaret Regan

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807079839


Page: 264

View: 9238

"The United States is detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants at a rate never before seen in American history. Hundreds of thousands languish in immigration detention centers, separated from their families, sometimes for years. Deportees are dropped off unceremoniously in sometimes dangerous Mexican border towns, or flown back to crime-ridden Central American nations. Many of the deported have lived in the United States for years, and have U.S. citizen children; despite the legal consequences, many cross the border again. Using volatile Arizona as a case study of the system, Margaret Regan conjures up the harshness of the detention centers hidden away the countryside and travels to Mexico and Guatemala to report on the fate of deportees stranded far from their families in the United States"--


Wie Kokain die Welt beherrscht

Author: Roberto Saviano

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446245782

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 4810

Sieben Jahre nach dem Welterfolg von "Gomorrha" legt Roberto Saviano nun eine bahnbrechende Reportage über Kokain vor. Millionen Menschen sind abhängig von der Droge, weltweit und quer durch alle Gesellschaftsschichten. Allein in Deutschland liegen die Zahlen bei knapp einer Million. Die geheimen Geldströme, die das "weiße Erdöl" entfesselt, destabilisieren mittlerweile ganze Wirtschaftssysteme. Saviano, der Zugang zu den brisantesten Quellen hat, lässt die unterschiedlichsten Betroffenen zu Wort kommen: den Pusher, den infiltrierten Agenten, die Schönheitskönigin, den Broker. Ein alarmierendes Buch von grandioser Wucht, das zum ersten Mal das Phänomen in seiner ganzen Breite aufzeigt und einen Appell an die Öffentlichkeit richtet – weil Kokain uns alle angeht.