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We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
Stories from Rwanda
Paperback      ISBN: 0312243359
A gripping and comprehensive account of the genocide that occurred in Rwanda in 1994 analyzes the events that led up to the slaughter of the Tutsi minority and discusses the event's aftermath. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
Class: A Guide Through the American Status System
Class
A Guide Through the American Status System
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0671449915
Describes the possessions, clothing styles, and interests of American classes from top to bottom, and looks at the ways Americans try to improve their status
Barrios Nortenos: St. Paul and Midwestern Mexican Communities in the Twentieth Century
Barrios Nortenos
St. Paul and Midwestern Mexican Communities in the Twentieth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0292787448
> "This is to date the most comprehensively narrated and researched work on Mexicans in the Midwest.... It clearly supersedes [past published works] and is also of higher quality, I think, than most other works published in the field of Chicano studies in recent times." > > —Juan Gómez-Quiñones, Professor of History, UCLA Mexican communities in the Midwestern United States have a history that extends back to the turn of the twentieth century, when a demand for workers in several mass industries brought Mexican agricultural laborers to jobs and homes in the cities. This book offers a comprehensive social, labor, and cultural history of these workers and their descendants, using the Mexican barrio of "San Pablo" (St. Paul) Minnesota as a window on the region. Through extensive archival research and numerous interviews, Dennis Valdés explores how Mexicans created ethnic spaces in Midwestern cities and how their lives and communities have changed over the course of the twentieth century. He examines the process of community building before World War II, the assimilation of Mexicans into the industrial working class after the war, the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and more recent changes resulting from industrial restructuring and unprecedented migration and population growth. Throughout, Valdés pays particular attention to Midwestern Mexicans' experiences of inequality and struggles against domination and compares them to Mexicans' experiences in other regions of the U.S.
Jews in Minnesota
Jews in Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0873514181
Although never more than a small percentage of the Minnesota's population, Jews have made a remarkable contribution to the state in business, politics, and education.
Down These Mean Streets
Down These Mean Streets
Paperback      ISBN: 0679781420
Featuring a new introduction, a classic memoir of life in the barrio of Spanish Harlem recounts the author's redemption from a life of crime and drugs after his discovery of his own talent for poetry. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Demystifying Tibet: Unlocking the Secrets of the Land of the Snows
Demystifying Tibet
Unlocking the Secrets of the Land of the Snows
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1566631963
Recounts the history of Tibet, describes how its culture is more similar to that of central Asia than to that of China, and argues that the idea that Tibet is part of China is a relatively new development
Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century
Interzones
Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0231104936
At the height of the Great Migration and the Progressive era, interracial sex districts began to appear in the urban American landscape. Interzones weaves the growth of cities and the development of commercialized leisure into an account of how the sexual color line was drawn - and how it was crossed. From black female prostitution to homosexual couples, from taxi dance halls to speakeasies, Kevin J. Mumford reconstructs the mixed-race underworld to reveal how these subcultures transformed not only race relations, but American culture as well.
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.
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.
Dress, Gender and Cultural Change: Asian-American and African-American Rites of Passage
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.