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Making Lemonade Out of Lemons (06 Edition)
Making Lemonade Out of Lemons (06 Edition)
by Jose Alamillo
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Out of the “lemons” handed to Mexican American workers in Corona, California--low pay, segregated schooling, inadequate housing, and racial discrimination--Mexican men and women made “lemonade” by transforming leisure spaces such... (read more)

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Mexican Americans and Environment (05 Edition)
Mexican Americans and Environment (05 Edition)
by Devon G. Pena
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Mexican Americans have traditionally had a strong land ethic, believing that humans must respect la tierra because it is the source of la vida. As modern market forces exploit the earth, communities struggle to control their own ecological futures, and... (read more)

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Voces: Latino Students on Life in the United States
Voces: Latino Students on Life in the United States
by Maria M. Carreira
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With a large percentage of public school students being Latino, the future of America is intertwined with that of Latino youth and their educational experience. Who are these children, and how are they transforming and being transformed by this nation... (read more)

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Afro-latino Reader (10 Edition)
Afro-latino Reader (10 Edition)
by Miriam Jimenez (ed.) Roman
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The Afro-Latin@ Reader focuses attention on a large, vibrant, yet oddly invisible community in the United States: people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean. The presence of Afro-Latin@s in the United States (and throughout the... (read more)

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Jalos, USA: Transnational Community and Identity
Jalos, USA: Transnational Community and Identity
by Mirand
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In Jalos, USA, Alfredo Mirandé explores migration between the Mexican town of Jalostotitlán, Jalisco, and Turlock, California, and shows how migrants retain a primal identity with their community of origin. The study examines how... (read more)

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Translation Nation : Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-speaking United States (05 Edition)
Translation Nation : Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-speaking United States (05 Edition)
by Hector Tobar
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In the national bestseller Translation Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar takes us on the definitive tour of the Spanish-speaking United States—a parallel nation, 35 million strong, that is changing the very notion of... (read more)

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Tales from the Tortilla Curtain and Other Stories: Volume 1
Tales from the Tortilla Curtain and Other Stories: Volume 1
by Rolando J. Diaz
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The unimaginable has already begun. Tales from the Tortilla Curtain: There are projects under way even today that may result in a great wall between the United States and Mexico. In this day and age of fear and suspicion, we can only wonder if the tales... (read more)

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The Chican@ Hip Hop Nation: Politics of a New Millennial Mestizaje (Latinos in the United States)
The Chican@ Hip Hop Nation: Politics of a New Millennial Mestizaje (Latinos in the United States)
by Pancho Mcfarland
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The population of Mexican-origin peoples in the United States is a diverse one, as reflected by age, class, gender, sexuality, and religion. This vibrant book explores the language and ethos of Chican@/Mexican@ hip hop in the context of progressive... (read more)

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Citizenship Excess: Latino/As, Media, and the Nation
Citizenship Excess: Latino/As, Media, and the Nation
by Hector Amaya
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“Drawing on the Athenian tradition of ‘wielding citizenship as a weapon to defend a contingently defined polis, Hector Amaya has crafted an elegant and sophisticated analysis of the contemporary policies designed to contain and criminalize... (read more)

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Crucible of Struggle: A History of Mexican Americans from the Colonial Period to the Present Era (AAR AIDS for the Study of Religion)
Crucible of Struggle: A History of Mexican Americans from the Colonial Period to the Present Era (AAR AIDS for the Study of Religion)
by Zaragosa Vargas
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Ranging from the founding of New Mexico in 1598 to the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, Crucible of Struggle: A History of Mexican Americans from the Colonial Period to the Present Era vividly outlines and explores the totality of the 500-year Mexican... (read more)

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In Search of Naunny's Grave: Age, Class, Gender and Ethnicity in an American Family
In Search of Naunny's Grave: Age, Class, Gender and Ethnicity in an American Family
by Nick Trujillo
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Collecting narratives of his grandmother's life, communication researcher NickTrujillo learns how family members use stories to define the family's sense of itself and create collective views on intergenerational relations, social history, gender, class,... (read more)

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A Journey Around Our America: A Memoir on Cycling, Immigration, and the Latinoization of the U.S.
A Journey Around Our America: A Memoir on Cycling, Immigration, and the Latinoization of the U.S.
by Louis Gerard Mendoza
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Immigration and the growing Latino population of the United States have become such contentious issues that it can be hard to have a civil conversation about how Latinoization is changing the face of America. So in the summer of 2007, Louis Mendoza set... (read more)

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Learning Capitalist Culture: Deep in the Heart of Tejas (Contemporary Ethnography)
Learning Capitalist Culture: Deep in the Heart of Tejas (Contemporary Ethnography)
by Douglas Foley
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Building on the author's thirty-six years of experience with North Town, this second edition of Learning Capitalist Culture presents an updated ethnographic study of the small, economically depressed, predominantly Mexican American south Texas town. Like... (read more)

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Presente!: Latin@ Immigrant Voices in the Struggle for Racial Justice / Voces Inmigranted Latin@s En La Lucha Por La Justicia Rac
Presente!: Latin@ Immigrant Voices in the Struggle for Racial Justice / Voces Inmigranted Latin@s En La Lucha Por La Justicia Rac
by Cristina Tzintzun
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Read the media coverage of the increasingly heated debate around immigration reform in the United States: two dominant narratives emerge. From Lou Dobbs to Sean Hannity, commentators on the right have crafted an image rooted in fear, demonizing... (read more)

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When a Heart Turns Rock Solid (10 Edition)
When a Heart Turns Rock Solid (10 Edition)
by Timothy Black
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Latinos: Remaking America (2ND 08 Edition)
Latinos: Remaking America (2ND 08 Edition)
by Marcelo Suarez-orozco
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"Latinos brings together the most sophisticated thinking on the changing intellectual complexion of America."and#151;Henry Louis Gates, Jr., author of Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man... (read more)

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Undocumented (14 Edition)
Undocumented (14 Edition)
by Aviva Chomsky
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Aviva Chomsky is professor of history and coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University. The author of several books, Chomsky has been active in Latin American solidarity and immigrants’ rights issues for over twenty-five years... (read more)

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Mexican American Girls and Gang Violence: Beyond Risk
Mexican American Girls and Gang Violence: Beyond Risk
by Avelardo Valdez
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This book focuses on the vulnerability of beyond-risk young females connected to male street-based youth gangs involved in violence, drug use, crime and sexual behavior. Special attention is given to partner violence experienced by these girls embedded... (read more)

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at Latino Art
Thirteen Ways of Looking at Latino Art
by Ilan Stavans
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The essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans and the analytic philosopher Jorge J. E. Gracia share long-standing interests in the intersection of art and ideas. Here they take thirteen pieces of Latino art, each reproduced in color, as occasions... (read more)

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Botanicas: Sacred Spaces of Healing and Devotion in Urban America
Botanicas: Sacred Spaces of Healing and Devotion in Urban America
by Joseph M. Murphy
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Botánicas is an exploration in text and photographs of spiritual shops found in Latino neighborhoods throughout the United States. Readers discover these marvelous spaces and their alternative spiritualities that help patrons cope with the grind and... (read more)

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