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The World of the Mexican Worker in Texas
The World of the Mexican Worker in Texas
Paperback      ISBN: 0890966788
The twentieth century brought industrialization to Texas cities. For Mexican workers in the state, this meant worsening economic conditions, widespread discrimination, and an indifferent or at times hostile Anglo labor movement. Faced with such challenges, Mexicans often looked to each other or toward Mexico for support and inspiration in building a largely autonomous, occasionally trans-border labor movement. In this first book-length examination of the earliest organized efforts by Mexican-origin workers in Texas, Emilio Zamora challenges the usual, stereotypical depiction of Mexican workers as passive and hard to organize.
Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity
Where the Body Meets Memory
An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385471831
A boldly sensual memoir explores America's racial and sexual taboos, the consequences of assimilation, and the issues of raising children in a world that refuses to honor its racial diversity. Tour.
Rosy Glasses and Other Stories
Rosy Glasses and Other Stories
Hardcover      ISBN: 0904404528
American Eugenics: Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of Nationalism
American Eugenics
Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of Nationalism
Paperback      ISBN: 0816635595
Racism on Trial: The Chicano Fight for Justice
Racism on Trial
The Chicano Fight for Justice
Paperback      ISBN: 0674016297
Haney Lez tells the compelling story of the Chicano movement in Los Angeles by following two criminal trials, including one arising from the student walkouts of 1968. He demonstrates how racial prejudice led to police brutality and judicial discrimination that in turn spurred Chicano militancy.
English Society in the Eighteenth Century
English Society in the Eighteenth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0140138196
A portrait of 18th century England, from its princes to its paupers, from its metropolis to its smallest hamlet. The topics covered include - diet, housing, prisons, rural festivals, bordellos, plays, paintings, and work and wages.
Ramayana
Ramayana
Paperback      ISBN: 0520227034
Few works in world literature have inspired so vast an audience, in nations with radically different languages and cultures, as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, two Sanskrit verse epics written some 2,000 years ago. In Ramayana (written by a poet known to us as Valmiki), William Buck has retold the story of Prince Rama--with all its nobility of spirit, courtly intrigue, heroic renunciation, fierce battles, and triumph of good over evil--in a length and manner that will make the great Indian epics accessible to the contemporary reader. The same is true for the Mahabharata--in its original Sanskrit, probably the longest Indian epic ever composed. It is the story of a dynastic struggle, between the Kurus and Pandavas, for land. In his introduction, Sanskritist B. A. van Nooten notes, "Apart from William Buck's rendition [no other English version has] been able to capture the blend of religion and martial spirit that pervades the original epic." Presented accessibly for the general reader without compromising the spirit and lyricism of the originals, William Buck's Ramayana and Mahabharata capture the essence of the Indian cultural heritage. Few works in world literature have inspired so vast an audience, in nations with radically different languages and cultures, as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, two Sanskrit verse epics written some 2,000 years ago. In Ramayana (written by a poet known to us as Valmiki), William Buck has retold the story of Prince Rama--with all its nobility of spirit, courtly intrigue, heroic renunciation, fierce battles, and triumph of good over evil--in a length and manner that will make the great Indian epics accessible to the contemporary reader. The same is true for the Mahabharata--in its original Sanskrit, probably the longest Indian epic ever composed. It is the story of a dynastic struggle, between the Kurus and Pandavas, for land. In his introduction, Sanskritist B. A. van Nooten notes, "Apart from William Buck's rendition [no other English version has] been able to capture the blend of religion and martial spirit that pervades the original epic." Presented accessibly for the general reader without compromising the spirit and lyricism of the originals, William Buck's Ramayana and Mahabharata capture the essence of the Indian cultural heritage.
Challenging Racism and Sexism: Alternatives to Genetic Explanations
Challenging Racism and Sexism
Alternatives to Genetic Explanations
Paperback      ISBN: 1558610901
The Theory of the Leisure Class
The Theory of the Leisure Class
Paperback      ISBN: 0486280624
Veblen's classic study indicts the nineteenth-century socio-economic system which based class status on the accumulation of material wealth.
Shattering The Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out
Shattering The Stereotypes
Muslim Women Speak Out
Paperback      ISBN: 1566565693
Muslim women writers and scholars in the humanities and social sciences from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, most working in the US, offer their own representations of Muslim women in their essays, poems, journalism, religious discourses, fiction, and plays. There is no index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)