Mexicano and Latino Politics and the Quest for Self-Determination

What Needs to Be Done

Author: Armando Navarro

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739197363

Category: Political Science

Page: 670

View: 7302

This book critically examines the current status of Mexicano and Latino Politics in the United States and how both represent a dysfunctional and failed mode of politics. Two change models are provided as alternatives: Aztlán’s Politics of a Nation-Within-a-Nation (APNWN) and Aztlán’s Politics of Separatism (APS).
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Social Work with Latinos

Social, Economic, Political, and Cultural Perspectives

Author: Melvin Delgado

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019068481X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 3348

The focus on Latinos in the United States has generally overlooked key social-economic-political dimensions that are not only growing in importance, but may ultimately hold an important key to how well this group does in the immediate and distant future in the country. The approximate ten-year period since this text's initial publication has witnessed an increase in scholarship and new social-political-economic developments regarding this population group. Social Work with Latinos, Second Edition captures these advances and adds to the existing body of work in this area. In particular, this revised edition provides an up-to-date demographic profile; identifies the rewards and challenges for the development of social work interventions focused on Latinos; includes a conceptual foundation from which to develop social work strategies for outreach, engagement, service-provision, and evaluation; features a series of case illustrations to highlight how cultural competency/humility can unfold to better reach this population group; grounds the Latino experience within a social, economic, cultural, and political context; and provides recommendations for social work education, research and practice.
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Mindfulness for Educational Leadership in the 21St Century

Quest for Mindful Leadership in Education Reforms in Uganda

Author: Elizabeth Nakayiza RSCJ (Ph.D.)

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514487330

Category: Education

Page: 110

View: 2721

This book proposes a method for making educational systems and their curriculum leaderships in Sub-Saharan Africaparticularly Ugandarelevant, functional, and generative in the current unfolding of a fast-paced, technology-driven future that prompts questions about educational leadership in a society where many traditional educational systems are failing. The book poses the following question: What might constitute effective leadership in our heightened global nexus of realities often described as globalization? Nonhuman technologies are moving people away from connections that once strengthened human relationships and fostered collective actions. Too many workplace pressures and demands cause educational leaders to function on autopilot without involving others in the process of mindful leadership of educational reform. Focusing on mindfulness, its application in different educational settings, and its advantages for educational leadership, this book argues that contemporary meditation practices and their benefits can inform effective, successful twenty-first-century leadership practices in Africa, particularly Uganda. It draws on numerous theories from literature in the fields of business and management, medicine, psychology, theology, and the social and behavioral sciences. The selected theories represent the growing research grounded in contemporary thoughts on leadership epistemology, with inclination toward the mindfulness that grows out of regular practice of meditation. The book concludes with the argument that collective, mindful educational leadership emerges when all stakeholders are able to participate in the leadership of their institution or school and contribute to the entire systems development. If practiced regularly, mindfulness would conduce to healthier collaborative behavior that would markedly improve Ugandan and other African educational systems. This kind of mindful leadership requires each stakeholder to lead from inside the self and interconnection with others in a profound way. This means leading by listening attentively and intently and embracing one anothers voice nonjudgmentally for the common good.
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Latina Thought

Author: Francisco Hernández Vázquez,Rodolfo D. Torres

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847699414

Category: Political Science

Page: 479

View: 7360

Latino/a Thought brings together the most important writings that shape Latino consciousness, culture, and activism today. This historical anthology is unique in its presentation of cross cultural writings especially from Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban writers and political documents that shape the ideology and experience of U.S. Latinos. Students can read, first hand, the works or authors who most shaped their cultural heritage. They are guided by vivid introductions that set each article or document in its historical context and describe its relevance today. The writings touch on many themes, but are guided by this book's concern for a quest for public citizenship among all Latino populations and a better understanding of racialized populations in the U.S. today. No other book offers readers such a rich history of the Latino heritage experienced in this book in the voices and political actions whose influence reached across generations."
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La Raza Unida Party

Author: Armando Navarro

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1439905584

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 446

A comprehensive study of an ethnic political movement.
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Youth, identity, power

the Chicano movement

Author: Carlos Muñoz

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 7861

Youth, Identity, Poweris a unique exploration of the origins and development of Chicano radicalism in America. Carlos Munoz, Jr, himself a leader of the Chicano movement of the 1960s, places the movement in the wider context of the political development of Mexicans and their descendants in the US. Fully revised and updated throughout,Youth, Identity, Powerfills a significant gap in the history of political protest in the United States, and makes a major contribution to the history of the cultural development of the Chicano population as a whole.
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Fighting on Two Fronts

African Americans and the Vietnam War

Author: James E. Westheider

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081479324X

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 8554

Not only a highly significant contribution to the debate about masculinity, this outstanding volume breaks new ground in psychological theorizing generally. Tatham's passionate and disciplined text will set the agenda for the 1990's. -Andrew Samuels, author of The Father Tatham combines innovative psychological insight with the imaginative language of a poet. -Dr. Mario Jacoby, Ph. D., C. J. Jung Institute, Zurich In the Makings of Maleness, Jungian analyst Peter Tatham argues that the time for the hero as a model for maleness is past, and suggests that many of the difficulties between men and women, as well as the patriarchal slant of our culture, result from an over reliance upon the heroic as an archetypal stance that underlies consciousness. What maleness needs today is not merely to be more aware of its female counterpart, but to develop a different understanding of its own male nature. As a model more in keeping with the epoch and its needs, Tatham puts forward this archetypal image in the person and story of Daedalus, the master-craftsman of Greek mythology. Peter Tatham, by overturning various stereotypical positions, frees the reader to examine the notion that there can exist many different kinds of maleness.
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Imagined Transnationalism

U.S. Latino/a Literature, Culture, and Identity

Author: K. Concannon,F. Lomelí,M. Priewe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230103324

Category: Art

Page: 266

View: 5685

With its focus on Latina/o communities in the United States, this collection of essays identifies and investigates the salient narrative and aesthetic strategies with which an individual or a collective represents transnational experiences and identities in literary and cultural texts.
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Mexicano Political Experience in Occupied Aztlan

Struggles and Change

Author: Armando Navarro

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759114749

Category: Political Science

Page: 768

View: 7636

This exciting new volume from Armando Navarro offers the most current and comprehensive political history of the Mexicano experience in the United States. Viewing Mexicanos today as an occupied and colonized people, Navarro calls for the formation of a new movement to reinvigorate the struggle for resistance and change. His book is a valuable resource for social activists and instructors in Latino politics, U.S. race relations, and social movements.
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Handbook of Happiness Research in Latin America

Author: Mariano Rojas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401772037

Category: Social Science

Page: 637

View: 7065

This book presents original happiness research from and about a region that shows unexpectedly high levels of happiness. Even when Latin American countries cannot be classified as high-income countries their population do enjoy, on average, high happiness levels. The book draws attention to some important factors that contribute to the happiness of people, such as: relational values, human relations, solidarity networks, the role of the family, and the availability and gratifying using of leisure time. In a world where happiness is acquiring greater relevance as a final social and personal aim both the academic community and the social-actors and policy-makers community would benefit from Happiness Research in Latin America.
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The Cristal Experiment

A Chicano Struggle for Community Control

Author: Armando Navarro

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299158231

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

View: 8086

Amidst the turbulence and militancy of the 1960s and early 1970s, the Mexicano population of the dusty agricultural town of Crystal City, Texas (Cristal in Spanish), staged two electoral revolts, each time winning control of the city council and school board. The landmark city council victory in 1963 was a first for Mexican Americans in South Texas, and Cristal—the “spinach capital of the world”—became for a time the political capital of the Chicano Movement. In The Cristal Experiment, Armando Navarro presents the most comprehensive examination to date of the rise of the Chicano political movement in Cristal, its successes and conflicts (both internal and external), and its eventual decline. He looks particularly at the larger and more successful “Second Revolt” in 1970 and its aftermath up to 1981, examining the political, economic, educational, and social changes for Mexicanos that resulted. Drawing upon nearly 100 interviews, a wealth of secondary materials, and his own experiences as a political organizer in the Chicano Movement, Navarro offers a shrewd and insightful analysis not only of the events in Cristal, but also of the workings of local politics generally, the politics of community control, and the factors inherent in the American political system that lead to the self-destruction of political movements. As both a political scientist and an organizer, he outlines important lessons to be learned from what happened in Cristal and to the Chicano Movement.
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The Immigration Crisis

Nativism, Armed Vigilantism, and the Rise of a Countervailing Movement

Author: Armando Navarro

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759112360

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

View: 4888

Immigration remains one of the most pressing and polarizing issues in the United States. In The Immigration Crisis, the political scientist and social activist Armando Navarro takes a hard look at 400 years of immigration into the territories that now form the United States, paying particular attention to the ways in which immigrants have been received. The book provides a political, historical, and theoretical examination of the laws, personalities, organizations, events, and demographics that have shaped four centuries of immigration and led to the widespread social crisis that today divides citizens, non-citizens, regions, and political parties. As a prominent activist, Navarro has participated broadly in the Mexican-American community's responses to the problems of immigration and integration, and his book also provides a powerful glimpse into the actual working of Hispanic social movements. In a sobering conclusion, Navarro argues that the immigration crisis is inextricably linked to the globalization of capital and the American economy's dependence on cheap labor.
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The New Latino Studies Reader

A Twenty-First-Century Perspective

Author: Ramon A. Gutierrez

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520284836

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

View: 6210

The New Latino Studies Reader is designed as a contemporary, updated, multifaceted collection of writings that bring to force the exciting, necessary scholarship of the last decades. Its aim is to introduce a new generation of students to a wide-ranging set of essays that helps them gain a truer understanding of what it’s like to be a Latino in the United States. With the reader, students explore the sociohistorical formation of Latinos as a distinct panethnic group in the United States, delving into issues of class formation; social stratification; racial, gender, and sexual identities; and politics and cultural production. And while other readers now in print may discuss Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and Central Americans as distinct groups with unique experiences, this text explores both the commonalities and the differences that structure the experiences of Latino Americans. Timely, thorough, and thought-provoking, The New Latino Studies Reader provides a genuine view of the Latino experience as a whole.
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Education in the New Latino Diaspora

Policy and the Politics of Identity

Author: Stanton Emerson Fisher Wortham,Enrique G. Murillo,Edmund T. Hamann

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567506303

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 8101

Describes how many Latino families are settling in areas where there has been little Latino presence. This New Latino Diaspora places pressures on host communities, especially schools. By describing how the challenges of accommodating the Latino newcomers are shared across many states, this book will inspire othrs to develop more sensitive ways of serving Latino communities.
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Global Capitalist Crisis and the Second Great Depression

Egalitarian Systemic Models for Change

Author: Armando Navarro

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739170171

Category: Political Science

Page: 436

View: 5768

This book provides a comprehensive political, economic, and historical analysis of the events and circumstances from the 1920s to 2010 that impacted the rise of today’s “Global Capitalist Crises,” Global Economic Crises, and the U.S. s’ “Second Great Depression.” It argues that liberal capitalism is a “failed” political and economic system in dire need of “systemic change”into either social democracy or democratic socialism via the creation of a New Movement.
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The Roots of Latino Urban Agency

Author: Sharon A. Navarro,Rodolfo Rosales

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574415301

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 1183

The 2010 U.S. Census data showed that over the last decade the Latino population grew from 35.3 million to 50.5 million, accounting for more than half of the nation’s population growth. The editors of The Roots of Latino Urban Agency, Sharon Navarro and Rodolfo Rosales, have collected essays that examine this phenomenal growth. The greatest demographic expansion of communities of Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans seeking political inclusion and access has been observed in Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and San Antonio. Three premises guide this study. The first premise holds that in order to understand the Latino community in all its diversity, the analysis has to begin at the grassroots level. The second premise maintains that the political future of the Latino community in the United States in the twenty-first century will be largely determined by the various roles they have played in the major urban centers across the nation. The third premise argues that across the urban political landscape the Latino community has experienced different political formations, strategies and ultimately political outcomes in their various urban settings. These essays collectively suggest that political agency can encompass everything from voting, lobbying, networking, grassroots organizing, and mobilization, to dramatic protest. Latinos are in fact gaining access to the same political institutions that worked so hard to marginalize them.
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Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America

Author: Seminar on Feminism & Culture in Latin America

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520909076

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 6133

The result of a collaboration among eight women scholars, this collection examines the history of women’s participation in literary, journalistic, educational, and political activity in Latin American history, with special attention to the first half of this century.
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Mexico and the NAFTA Environment Debate

The Transnational Politics of Economic Integration

Author: Barbara Hogenboom

Publisher: Utrecht, Netherlands : International Books

ISBN: 9789057270147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

View: 7686

The book makes an important contribution to the discussion on the nature and impact of current processes of regionalization and globalization. NGOs criticism on Mexico’s weak enforcement of environmental policy could not be ignored or silenced in the NAFTA debate. In the end, a supplemental environmental agreement was added to the trade agreement: a unique event.
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Mexican American Youth Organization

Avant-Garde of the Chicano Movement in Texas

Author: Armando Navarro

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292743203

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 1120

Among the protest movements of the 1960s, the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO) emerged as one of the principal Chicano organizations seeking social change. By the time MAYO evolved into the Raza Unida Party (RUP) in 1972, its influence had spread far beyond its Crystal City, Texas, origins. Its members precipitated some thirty-nine school walkouts, demonstrated against the Vietnam War, and confronted church and governmental bodies on numerous occasions. Armando Navarro here offers the first comprehensive assessment of MAYO's history, politics, leadership, ideology, strategies and tactics, and activist program. Interviews with many MAYO and RUP organizers and members, as well as first-hand knowledge drawn from his own participation in meetings, presentations, and rallies, enrich the text. This wealth of material yields the first reliable history of this extremely vocal and visible catalyst of the Chicano Movement. The book will add significantly to our understanding of Sixties protest movements and the social and political conditions that gave them birth.
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Hispanics and the Future of America

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Panel on Hispanics in the United States

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309164818

Category: Social Science

Page: 502

View: 5632

Hispanics and the Future of America presents details of the complex story of a population that varies in many dimensions, including national origin, immigration status, and generation. The papers in this volume draw on a wide variety of data sources to describe the contours of this population, from the perspectives of history, demography, geography, education, family, employment, economic well-being, health, and political engagement. They provide a rich source of information for researchers, policy makers, and others who want to better understand the fast-growing and diverse population that we call “Hispanic.†The current period is a critical one for getting a better understanding of how Hispanics are being shaped by the U.S. experience. This will, in turn, affect the United States and the contours of the Hispanic future remain uncertain. The uncertainties include such issues as whether Hispanics, especially immigrants, improve their educational attainment and fluency in English and thereby improve their economic position; whether growing numbers of foreign-born Hispanics become citizens and achieve empowerment at the ballot box and through elected office; whether impending health problems are successfully averted; and whether Hispanics’ geographic dispersal accelerates their spatial and social integration. The papers in this volume provide invaluable information to explore these issues.
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