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Blue Texas

The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era

by Max Krochmal

<p>This book is about the <em>other</em> Texas, not the state known for its cowboy conservatism, but a mid-twentieth-century hotbed of community organizing, liberal politics, and civil rights activism. Beginning in the 1930s, Max Krochmal tells ...

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Border Contraband

A History of Smuggling across the Rio Grande

by George T. Díaz

<p>Present-day smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border is a professional, often violent, criminal activity. However, it is only the latest chapter in a history of illicit business dealings that stretches back to 1848, when attempts by Mexico and

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Bracero Railroaders

The Forgotten World War II Story of Mexican Workers in the U.S. West

by Erasmo Gamboa

<p>Desperate for laborers to keep the trains moving during World War II, the U.S. and Mexican governments created a now mostly forgotten bracero railroad program that sent a hundred thousand Mexican workers across the border to build and ...

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Building Walls

Excluding Latin People in the United States

by Ernesto Castañeda, Silvia Chávez-Baray, Eva Moya & others

<p>The election of Donald Trump has called attention to the border wall and anti-Mexican discourses and policies, yet these issues are not new. <em>Building Walls</em> puts the recent calls to build a border wall along the US-Mexico border into ...

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Captivity Beyond Prisons

Criminalization Experiences of Latina (Im)migrants

by Martha D. Escobar

<p>Today the United States leads the world in incarceration rates. The country increasingly relies on the prison system as a &quot;fix&quot; for the regulation of societal issues. Captivity Beyond Prisons is the first full-length book to ...

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CAVALHEIROS DE AÇO

A VIOLÊNCIA URBANA BRASILEIRA

by LEVY SANTOPASSOS

Cavalheiros de Aço faz parte da realidade da sociedade brasileira outro lado ficção, personagens criados com moldes da violência cotidiana urbana, a história é a baseada nas situações reais que as comunidades pobres do Brasil sofrem nas mãos dos

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Celebrating Life Customs around the World: From Baby Showers to Funerals [3 volumes]

by Victoria Williams Ph.D.

<p>This book documents hundreds of customs and traditions practiced in countries outside of the United States, showcasing the diversity of birth, coming-of-age, and death celebrations worldwide.</p> <p>• Examines cultural events in the general ...

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Chicano Popular Culture, Second Edition

Que Hable el Pueblo

by Charles M. Tatum

<p><em>Chicano Popular Culture, Second Edition</em> provides a fascinating, timely, and accessible introduction to Chicano cultural expression and representation. New sections discuss music, with an emphasis on hip-hop and rap; cinema and ...

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Civil Rights and Beyond

African American and Latino/a Activism in the Twentieth-Century United States

by Mark Malisa, Gordon Mantler, Oliver A. Rosales & others

<p><em>Civil Rights and Beyond</em> examines the dynamic relationships between African American and Latino/a activists in the United States from the 1930s to the present day. Building on recent scholarship, this book pushes the timeframe for the

ISBN: 9780820349152

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Claiming Home, Shaping Community

Testimonios de los valles

by Yolanda Flores & Gloria H. Cuádraz

<p>To offer <em>testimonio</em> is inherently political, a vehicle that counters the hegemony of the state and illuminates the repression and denial of human rights. <em>Claiming Home, Shaping Community</em> shares <em>testimonios</em> from and ...

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Coloniality of the US/Mexico Border

Power, Violence, and the Decolonial Imperative

by Roberto D. Hernández

<p>National borders are often taken for granted as normal and necessary for a peaceful and orderly global civil society. Roberto D. Hernández here advances a provocative argument that borders—and border violence—are geospatial manifestations of ...

ISBN: 9780816538843

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Colonias in Arizona and New Mexico

Border Poverty and Community Development Solutions

by Adrian X. Esparza & Angela J. Donelson

<p>There are approximately half a million people living in 227 officially designated colonias in southern Arizona and New Mexico. These border communities are characterized by poor-quality housing, a lack of infrastructure (paved roads, water ...

ISBN: 9780816534975

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Con Respeto

Bridging the Distances Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools: An Ethnographic Portrait

by Guadalupe Valdes

<p><em>Con Respeto</em> presents a study of ten Mexican immigrant families, with a special focus on mothers, that describes how such families go about the business of surviving and learning to succeed in a new world. Guadalupe Valdés examines ...

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Continental Shifts

Migration, Representation, and the Struggle for Justice in Latin(o) America

by John D. "Rio" Riofrio

<p>Applying a broad geographical approach to comparative Latino literary and cultural studies, Continental Shifts illuminates how the discursive treatment of Latinos changed dramatically following the enactment of NAFTA—a shift exacerbated by ...

ISBN: 9780292771987

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Cuba beyond the Beach

Stories of Life in Havana

by Professor Karen Dubinsky

<p>Havana is Cuba’s soul: a mix of Third World, First World, and Other World. After over a decade of visits as a teacher, researcher, and friend, Karen Dubinsky looks past political slogans and tourist postcards to the streets, neighbourhoods, ...

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Cultural Hermeneutics

Essays after Unamuno and Ricoeur

by Mario Valdes

<p>In <em>Cultural Hermeneutics</em>, Mario J. Valdés offers a synthesis of the hermeneutic philosophies of Miguel de Unamuno and Paul Ricoeur, a dialectical method that has formed the basis for many of Valdés’ own studies in comparative ...

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Decoding Gender: Law and Practice in Contemporary Mexico

by Baitenmann, Helga

<DIV>Gender discrimination pervades nearly all legal institutions and practices in Latin America. The deeper question is how this shapes broader relations of power. By examining the relationship between law and gender as it manifests ...

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Democratizing Texas Politics

Race, Identity, and Mexican American Empowerment, 1945-2002

by Benjamin Márquez

By the beginning of the twenty-first century, Texas led the nation in the number of Latino officeholders, despite the state’s violent history of racial conflict. Exploring this and other seemingly contradictory realities of Texas’s political ...

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Domestic Disturbances

Re-Imagining Narratives of Gender, Labor, and Immigration

by Irene Mata

<p>The issue of immigration is one of the most hotly debated topics in the national arena, with everyone from right-wing pundits like Sarah Palin to alternative rockers like Zack de la Rocha offering their opinion. The traditional immigrant ...

ISBN: 9780292771338

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Domestic Economies

Women, Work, and the American Dream in Los Angeles

by Susanna Rosenbaum

<p>In <em>Domestic Economies</em>, Susanna Rosenbaum examines how two groups of women—Mexican and Central American domestic workers and the predominantly white, middle-class women who employ them—seek to achieve the &quot;American Dream.&quot; ...

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