Racism and Ethnic Studies
Paperback ISBN: 0060935677
The best-selling author of Rain of Gold continues the story of his family, in an anecdotal memoir that draws on hundreds of interviews with members of his family and keeps alive the folk traditions of his mestizo heritage. Reprint.
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.
The End of Racism
Principles for a Multiracial Society
Hardcover ISBN: 0029081025
An examination of American racism explores the often conflicting beliefs about how racism is defined and argues that racism is a distinctively Western phenomenon with specific cultural qualities. By the author of Illiberal Education. 125,000 first printing. Tour.
Homage to Chiapas
The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico
Paperback ISBN: 1859843727
The new Zapatistas in Chiapas have served as a catalyst for revolutionary indigenous movements across Mexico, pioneering a new model of resistance and posing a powerful threat to the stability of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Homage to Chiapas vividly depicts the grassroots struggles for land and local autonomy now underway in an economically strategic nation of nearly 100 million people. Weinberg analyzes NAFTA's impact on Mexico's campesinos with on-the-spot reportage from Tabasco, where fishermen blockade state owned oil wells to protest local pollution, from Central Mexico where plans for a giant computer complex and golf course spark an Indian uprising, as well as from Chiapas where he interviews Sub-commander Marcos. He also examines Mexico's growing militarization in the name of the war on drugs and reviews the Zapatistas' challenge to their supporters to carry the struggle throughout Mexico and beyond its borders.
Dress, Gender and Cultural Change
Asian-American and African-American Rites of Passage
Paperback ISBN: 1859739792
Within the Hmong American community, mothers and aunts of teenagers use bangles, lace and traditional handwork techniques to create dazzling displays reflecting the gender and ethnicity of their sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, as they participate in an annual courtship ritual. This book examines these events to show how dress is used to transform gender construction and create positive images of African American and Hmong American youth. Coming-of-age rituals serve as arenas of cultural revision and change. For each of these communities, the choice of dress represents cultural affirmation. This author shows that within the homogenizing context of American society, dress serves as a site for the continual renegotiation of identity - gendered, ethnic and otherwise.
It's the Little Things
Everyday Interactions That Anger, Annoy, and Divide the Races
Paperback ISBN: 0156013487
Provides a witty close-up look at the small behaviors and habits that create barriers and misunderstandings between blacks and whites, drawing on personal experience and case studies to reveal the various misconceptions and to explain what they mean and how to avoid them. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.