Through the Eyes of Rebel Women

The Young Lords : 1969-1976

Author: Iris Morales

Publisher: Red Sugarcane Press

ISBN: 9780996827614

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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THROUGH THE EYES OF REBEL WOMEN: The Young Lords, 1969-1976 is the first account of women members. They fought the "revolution within the revolution" believing that women's equality was inseparable from society's progress as a whole. Written and edited by Iris Morales, the book includes essays, interviews, and primary documents.

50 Events that Shaped Latino History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic [2 volumes]

Author: Lilia Fernández

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440837635

Category: Social Science

Page: 1026

View: 1356


What are the historical events most key to shaping Latino culture? This book provides detailed and broad coverage of the 50 most pivotal developments across more than 500 years' time that have shaped the Latino experience, offering primary sources, biographies of notable figures, and suggested readings for further research. • Offers scholarly analysis of critical events in Latino/a history while also providing in-depth primary sources, biographies, and evidence that provide additional historical perspective • Represents an invaluable reference tool for students doing research papers, seeking accessibly written background information, or simply wanting to learn more about Latinos in the United States • Written by expert contributors with specialties in a variety of key fields—media, politics, history, and popular culture • Supplies breadth and depth on significant events that have shaped the Latino experience for the past five centuries

The Oxford Handbook of Latino Studies

Author: Ilan Stavans

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190691220

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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At the beginning of the third decade of the 21st century, the Latino minority, the biggest and fastest growing in the United States, is at a crossroads. Is assimilation taking place in comparable ways to previous immigrant groups? Are the links to the countries of origin being redefined in the age of contested globalism? How are Latinos changing America and how is America changing Latinos? The Oxford Handbook of Latino Studies reflects on these questions, offering a sweeping exploration of Latinas and Latinos' complex experiences in the United States. Edited by leading expert Ilan Stavans, the handbook traces the emergence of Latino studies as a vibrant and interdisciplinary field of research starting in the 1980s, assessing the current state of the discipline while suggesting new paths for exploration. With its twenty-three essays and a conversation by established and emerging scholars, the book discusses various aspects of Latino life and history, from literature, popular culture, and music, to religion, philosophy, and language identity. The articles present new interpretations of important themes such as the Chicano Movement, gender and race relations, the changes in demographics, the tension between rural and urban communities, immigration and the US/Mexico border, the legacy of colonialism, and the controversy surrounding Spanglish. The first handbook on Latino Studies, this collection offers a multifaceted and thought-provoking look at how Latinos are redefining the American identity.

Activist New York

A History of People, Protest, and Politics

Author: Steven H. Jaffe

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479804606

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 1131


Follows centuries of New York activism to reveal the city as a globally influential machine for social change Activist New York surveys New York City’s long history of social activism from the 1650’s to the 2010’s. Bringing these passionate histories alive, Activist New York is a visual exploration of these movements, serving as a companion book to the highly-praised Museum of the City of New York exhibition of the same name. New York’s primacy as a metropolis of commerce, finance, industry, media, and ethnic diversity has given it a unique and powerfully influential role in the history of American and global activism. Steven H. Jaffe explores how New York’s evolving identities as an incubator and battleground for activists have made it a “machine for change.” In responding to the city as a site of slavery, immigrant entry, labor conflicts, and wealth disparity, New Yorkers have repeatedly challenged the status quo. Activist New York brings to life the characters who make up these vibrant histories, including David Ruggles, an African American shopkeeper who helped enslaved fugitives on the city’s Underground Railroad during the 1830s; Clara Lemlich, a Ukrainian Jewish immigrant who helped spark the 1909 “Uprising of 20,000” that forever changed labor relations in the city’s booming garment industry; and Craig Rodwell, Karla Jay, and others who forged a Gay Liberation movement both before and after the Stonewall Riot of June 1969. The city’s inhabitants have been at the forefront of social change on issues ranging from religious tolerance and minority civil rights to sexual orientation and economic justice. Across 16 lavishly illustrated chronological chapters focusing on specific historical episodes, Jaffe explores how New York and New Yorkers have changed the way Americans think, feel, and act.


Struggles and Protest in 21st Century USA

Author: Iris Morales

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996827690


Page: N.A

View: 7654


Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA is a timely collection of poetry and prose reflecting on lived experiences as women as well as by class, race, ethnicity, and immigration status. The anthology's 40 contributors are poets, activists, educators, artists, and journalists engaged in a variety of activities from workplace organizing to university teaching. They range in age from their twenties to their sixties and live in communities across the US. Together their writings open a window into Latina perspectives on contemporary socio-economic-political and cultural issues, activism, and imaginings for a more humane world. The anthology includes a mix of genres: poems, personal narratives, blog posts, letters, scholarly essays, artwork, mission statements, excerpts from plays, lyrics, and herstories, looking across time, generational and geographic boundaries. Each piece is unique. They illustrate both diversity and unity, and are most closely aligned with an understanding of feminism as a movement to end sexist oppression--both its institutional and individual manifestations. "This anthology is especially urgent in a moment marked by the "silence breakers" . . . and the simultaneous silencing of women of color within these narratives. Latinas, in particular, have much to teach us as we face escalated attacks on Latinx immigrants, the U.S.-fueled crisis in Puerto Rico, and the misogyny that guides legislation against health care¿." Dr. Deborah Paredez, Co-Director and Co-Founder of CantoMundo, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the Writing Program at Columbia University, and author of This Side of Skin and Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory.

Heartbeats, Rhythms, And Fire

Author: Jose Angel Figueroa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781734027105

Category: Poetry

Page: 172

View: 5919


Heartbeats, Rhythms, And Fire is José Angel Figueroa's newest collection. A leading writer of the Nuyorican literary movement, Figueroa is known for powerful social commentary and poetic storytelling. A master of visual imagery and metaphor, this collection explores universal themes of the human experience and major contemporary social issues.

The Film Encyclopedia

Author: Ephraim Katz

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780062730893

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1496

View: 3597


Gay and Lesbian Cinema: p. 513-514.

The Writer's Directory, 1998-2000

Author: Miranda H. Ferrara

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: 9781558623286

Category: Authors, American

Page: 1836

View: 6458


Information on more than 17,500 living authors from English speaking countries.

The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide

Author: Frank Plowright

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 787

View: 8423


Reviews and analyses of over 5000 titles from the 1930s to date. ... Every comic of note from the past fifty years is included in this comprehensive guide to American comics. From the underground to children's comics, autobiography to fantasy.