La Pinta

Author: B. V. Olguín
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292719612
Size: 19,74 MB
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In this groundbreaking study based on archival research about Chicana and Chicano prisoners—known as Pintas and Pintos—as well as fresh interpretations of works by renowned Pinta and Pinto authors and activists, B. V. Olguín provides crucial insights into the central roles that incarceration and the incarcerated have played in the evolution of Chicana/o history, cultural paradigms, and oppositional political praxis. This is the first text on prisoners in general, and Chicana/o and Latina/o prisoners in particular, that provides a range of case studies from the nineteenth century to the present. Olguín places multiple approaches in dialogue through the pairing of representational figures in the history of Chicana/o incarceration with specific themes and topics. Case studies on the first nineteenth-century Chicana prisoner in San Quentin State Prison, Modesta Avila; renowned late-twentieth-century Chicano poets Raúl Salinas, Ricardo Sánchez, and Jimmy Santiago Baca; lesser-known Chicana pinta and author Judy Lucero; and infamous Chicano drug baron and social bandit Fred Gómez Carrasco are aligned with themes from popular culture such as prisoner tattoo art and handkerchief art, Hollywood Chicana/o gangxploitation and the prisoner film American Me, and prisoner education projects. Olguín provides a refreshing critical interrogation of Chicana/o subaltern agency, which too often is celebrated as unambiguously resistant and oppositional. As such, this study challenges long-held presumptions about Chicana/o cultures of resistance and proposes important explorations of the complex and contradictory relationship between Chicana/o agency and ideology.

Chicano Folklore

Author: Rafaela Castro
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195146394
Size: 19,45 MB
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A comprehensive overview of the folktales, traditions, rituals, and religious practices of Mexican Americans.

Chavos The Kids Of Distrito Federal

Editor: Sharon House Publishing
ISBN: 0955443814
Size: 16,53 MB
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And Then There Were Four

Author: Daisy Roessler
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469111055
Size: 18,74 MB
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This book was born when we four-childhood friends from our school days-realized that each of us had different and unique memories of growing up in pre-Holocaust Berlin. We wanted to share these stories not only with our families and friends, but with others. In so doing, we honor our parents and acknowledge the distinctive ways in which they coped with overwhelming circumstances. Their efforts and their courage made it possible for us to survive. We also remember our sometimes miraculous escapes, our subsequent adventures, and the challenges of adapting to a new culture and a foreign language. We even discovered occasional joy in the process. We cherish our lasting friendship and look forward to what the future still has to offer. LE CHAYIM ! TO LIFE !

Bangkok Smile S Volume 1

Author: Hugh Watson
Editor: Booksmango
ISBN: 6162450724
Size: 17,31 MB
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Like the first work [Siam Smile/s], this book intends to point out how amusing humans are, especially when one is in a different country, as all the awkward and untoward things stick out like elephants wearing sunglasses. There are hysterical things happening every day in Thailand. The trick is to spot the amusing moments and have a good laugh or snicker.

The Beetle Alphabet Book

Author: Jerry Pallotta
Editor: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
ISBN: 168444716X
Size: 12,73 MB
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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Beetles from A to Z are crawling all over this book. From the Dung Beetle to the Kalahari Beetle, these critters live all over the world. Jerry Pallotta's twentieth alphabet book is brimming with facts and his signature humor.

The Natural History Of Baja California

Author: Miguel del Barco
Editor: Dawsons Book Shop
Size: 11,93 MB
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Rancheros Visitadores

Author: Neill C. Wilson
Size: 17,10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fielding S Amazon

Author: Pamela Bloom
Editor: Fielding Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781569520000
Size: 20,91 MB
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Describes sights and local excursions in Amazonia and the Pantanal and provides an introduction to the area's ecosystem