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: 6759

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).
Posted in Political Science

Social Work Practice with Latinos

Social, Economic, Political, and Cultural Perspectives

Author: Melvin Delgado

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190684798

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 4843

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.
Posted in Political Science

Encyclopedia of Nationalism, Two-Volume Set

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080545246

Category: Social Science

Page: 1529

View: 6026

Nationalism has unexpectedly become a leading local and international force since the end of the Cold War. Long predicted to give way to pan-national or economic organizations, nationalism exerts its tremendous force on all continents and in a wide variety of ways. The Encyclopedia of Nationalism captures the aims and scope of this force through a wide-ranging examination of concepts, figures, movements, and events. It is the only encyclopedic study of nationalism available today. Key Features * International Editorial Board * Articles begin with short glossaries and conclude with short bibliographies of titles essential for further reading * Website devoted to project at www.academicpress.com/nations
Posted in Social Science

Handbook of Latinos and Education

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Enrique G. Murillo Jr.,Sofia Villenas,Ruth Trinidad Galván,Juan Sánchez Muñoz,Corinne Martínez,Margarita Machado-Casas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135236690

Category: Education

Page: 670

View: 9967

Providing a comprehensive review of rigorous, innovative, and critical scholarship relevant to educational issues which impact Latinos, this Handbook captures the field at this point in time. Its unique purpose and function is to profile the scope and terrain of academic inquiry on Latinos and education. Presenting the most significant and potentially influential work in the field in terms of its contributions to research, to professional practice, and to the emergence of related interdisciplinary studies and theory, the volume is organized around five themes: history, theory, and methodology policies and politics language and culture teaching and learning resources and information. The Handbook of Latinos and Education is a must-have resource for educational researchers, graduate students, teacher educators, and the broad spectrum of individuals, groups, agencies, organizations and institutions sharing a common interest in and commitment to the educational issues that impact Latinos.
Posted in Education

Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

The Quest for Self-determination

Author: Héctor Díaz Polanco

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813386997

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 805

"An important book first for its critical history of indigenista policies in Latin America and the limits these policies placed on social autonomy; and second for its examination of the development of indigenous autonomy, particularly in Nicaragua. Argues that autonomy is no panacea; rather, it is one possibility given current social, economic, and political processes"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Posted in History

La Raza Unida Party

A Chicano Challenge to the U.S. Two-party Dictatorship

Author: Armando Navarro

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566397704

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 9310

Over the years, third parties have arisen sporadically to challenge the hegemony of the United States' two major political parties. But not until the emergence of the Raza Unida Party (RUP) in 1970 did an ethnic group organize to fight for political control at the country's ballot boxes. This book, by noted Chicano movement theorist Armando Navarro, is the most comprehensive study of the party ever put together. La Raza Unida Party traces the party from its beginnings in 1970 to its demise in 1981 -- the events, leaders, ideology, structure, strategy and tactics, successes and problems, and electoral campaigns that marked its trajectory. The book covers political organizing in California, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and the Midwest, as well as RUP's national and international politics and its party profile. In addition, its suggests options for future political arena. Based on 161 interviews, access to numerous documents, letters, minutes, diaries, and position papers, as well as such published sources as contemporary newspaper and magazine accounts and campaign literature, the study is enriched by Professor Navarro's accounts of his own experiences as one of the organizers of the RUP in California. La Raza Unida Party represents the culmination of the story of Chicano militancy that Professor Navarro has related in his earlier books. It goes beyond mere history-telling to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of ethnic-identity political parties and the perils of challenging the two-party dictatorship that characterizes U.S. electoral politics.
Posted in Political Science

Disciplines on the line

feminist research on Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. Latina women

Author: Anne J. Cruz

Publisher: Juan De LA Cuesta

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 349

View: 8625

Posted in Literary Criticism

Latino thought

Author: Francisco Hernández Vázquez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: 9780742563544

Category: History

Page: 589

View: 7093

Latino/a Thought 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 the Latino/a 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.
Posted in History

Youth, identity, power

the Chicano movement

Author: Carlos Muñoz

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 3118

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.
Posted in History

New Security Agenda, The; A Global Survey

Author: Paul B. Stares

Publisher: Brookings Inst Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: International relations

Page: 332

View: 2279

Since the end of the cold war, a diverse and expansive array of issues have been identified as "new" security threats ranging from ethnic conflict, environmental degradation, and resource scarcity to weapons proliferation, uncontrolled migration, and organized crime. This has sparked an intense and contentious debate about the appropriate parameters and priorities of security policy. The traditional concern with military threats is increasingly criticized as being too narrow, anachronistic, and often preoccupied with the interests of the state as opposed to the individual. This book assesses how the meaning of security is changing around the world and, more specifically, how the new security issues are perceived and debated in different countries and regions. With individual chapters dealing with North America, the former Soviet Union, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Japan, South Korea, China, the ASEAN bloc, and the countries of the Southwest Pacific, this book represents the first truly global survey of its kind. It is an invaluable resource for those seeking deeper insight into the contemporary international debate about emerging security concerns.
Posted in International relations

Das Labyrinth der Einsamkeit

Essay

Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518394724

Category: Mexiko - Kultur

Page: 219

View: 3266

Posted in Mexiko - Kultur

Drogen

Die Geschichte eines langen Krieges

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035687

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6999

»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky
Posted in Fiction

Hispanic Today

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hispanic Americans

Page: N.A

View: 2071

Posted in Hispanic Americans

Hispanic Nation

Culture, Politics, and the Constructing of Identity

Author: Geoffrey E. Fox

Publisher: Birch Lane Press

ISBN: 9781559723114

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 9641

Explores the growing unity and rising influence of Spanish Americans on the nation's government and culture, covering such topics as the Spanish-language media, immigrant workers, Hispanic artists, and the problem of Fidel Castro.
Posted in Social Science

Latin American Politics

A Historical Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Amérique latine - Politique et gouvernement - 1830-1948 - Périodiques - Index

Page: 290

View: 1672

Posted in Amérique latine - Politique et gouvernement - 1830-1948 - Périodiques - Index