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: 3477

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.
Posted in Political Science

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: 3532

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

And Hell Followed With Her

Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border

Author: David Neiwert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1568589700

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

View: 2070

It began with a frantic 911 call from a woman in a dusty Arizona border town. A gang claiming to be affiliated with the Border Patrol had shot her husband and daughter. It was initially assumed that the murders were products of border drug wars ravaging the Southwest until the leader of one of the more prominent offshoots of the Minutemen movement was arrested for plotting the home invasion as part of a scheme to finance a violent antigovernment border militia. And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing to the Dark Side of the American Border is award-winning journalist David Neiwert’s riveting account of the life and death of America’s Minutemen—and the terrifying story and psychology of movement leader Shawna Forde. A compulsive and brilliant portrait of cold-blooded killers and true believers, And Hell Followed With Her is at once a horrifying crime story and a frontline report on America’s nativist foot soldiers.
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Assault on Mexican American Collective Memory, 2010–2015

Swimming with Sharks

Author: Rodolfo F. Acuña, Professor Emeritus

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498548245

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 8911

This book puts recent events in the Southwestern United States into historical context, exploring how and why powerful elites are laying an assault on the history and identity of Mexican Americans and Latinos. It argues that neoliberalism and the privatization of schools and higher education drives this phenomenon.
Posted in Political Science

History, Memory and Migration

Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation

Author: J. Olaf Kleist,Irial Glynn

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230293387

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 9687

As the growing diversity of societies is recognised as both an asset and a challenge, academia has been forced to re-evaluate some of its basic assumptions about migrant incorporation and social memories. However, scholars have rarely combined Migration Studies and Memory Studies to consider how perceptions of the past affect the incorporation of immigrants in their host societies. The authors in this volume merge the extensive knowledge and relevant findings produced in both fields. They demonstrate, through a series of empirical studies from Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East, how various actors have referenced diverse conceptions of their local, regional and national pasts to include and exclude immigrants from receiving societies. By focusing on how the presentation of a certain past relates to the immigration present, the book aims to examine the relationship between the politics of memory and the incorporation of immigrants.
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African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Author: Jennifer Hull Dorsey

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461156

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1347

In Hirelings, Jennifer Dorsey recreates the social and economic milieu of Maryland's Eastern Shore at a time when black slavery and black freedom existed side by side. She follows a generation of manumitted African Americans and their freeborn children and grandchildren through the process of inventing new identities, associations, and communities in the early nineteenth century. Free Africans and their descendants had lived in Maryland since the seventeenth century, but before the American Revolution they were always few in number and lacking in economic resources or political leverage. By contrast, manumitted and freeborn African Americans in the early republic refashioned the Eastern Shore's economy and society, earning their livings as wage laborers while establishing thriving African American communities. As free workers in a slave society, these African Americans contested the legitimacy of the slave system even while they remained dependent laborers. They limited white planters' authority over their time and labor by reuniting their families in autonomous households, settling into free black neighborhoods, negotiating labor contracts that suited the needs of their households, and worshipping in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Some moved to the cities, but many others migrated between employers as a strategy for meeting their needs and thwarting employers' control. They demonstrated that independent and free African American communities could thrive on their own terms. In all of these actions the free black workers of the Eastern Shore played a pivotal role in ongoing debates about the merits of a free labor system.
Posted in History

The Western Historical Quarterly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: N.A

View: 8128

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History, Memory and Migration

Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation

Author: Irial Glynn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137010231

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 8204

By conversing with the main bodies of relevant literature from Migration Studies and Memory Studies, this overview highlights how analysing memories can contribute to a better understanding of the complexities of migrant incorporation. The chapters consider international case studies from Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.
Posted in Social Science

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 7437

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Who are we?

die Krise der amerikanischen Identität

Author: Samuel P. Huntington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442151981


Page: 506

View: 1413

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Fremde in unserer Mitte

Politische Philosophie der Einwanderung

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518754262

Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

View: 2790

Das Thema Einwanderung wirft gewichtige gesellschaftspolitische, moralische und ethische Fragen auf, die seit einiger Zeit im Zentrum intensiver Debatten stehen. Der renommierte britische Philosoph David Miller verteidigt in seinem Buch eine Position zwischen einem starken Kosmopolitismus, der für uneingeschränkte Bewegungsfreiheit und offene Grenzen plädiert, und einem blinden Nationalismus, der oft in pauschale Ausländerfeindlichkeit und dumpfen Rassismus umschlägt. In ständiger Auseinandersetzung mit Gegenargumenten entwickelt er seinen Standpunkt, der die Rechte sowohl der Immigranten als auch der Staatsbürger berücksichtigen soll – und einen schwachen Kosmopolitismus ebenso einschließt wie das Recht von Nationalstaaten, ihre Grenzen zu kontrollieren. Ziel von Millers Ausführungen ist eine Immigrationspolitik liberaler Demokratien, die so gerecht ist wie möglich und so realistisch wie nötig. Ein beeindruckend präzise und nüchtern argumentierendes Buch, das zum Nachdenken anregt und zum Widerspruch reizt.
Posted in Philosophy

Zwei Schwerter - zwei Reiche

Martin Luthers Zwei-Reiche-Lehre vor ihrem spätmittelalterlichen Hintergrund

Author: Volker Mantey

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161485855

Category: Religion

Page: 334

View: 6470

English summary: There is still some apprehension among Protestants about determining the relationship between church and state with the help of Luther's doctrine of two kingdoms. One of the reasons for this is that up to now Luther's historical qualifications had not been studied sufficiently. Volker Mantey closes this gap by examining the late medieval history of the tradition of Luther's doctrine of two kingdoms. He does so by analyzing the doctrine of two swords from 1300 on, looking at its significance for the relationship between church and state. It was used not only to support the papal claim to worldly supremacy but also to create a distance to the Pope and to maintain a worldly independence. German description: Nach wie vor besteht Unbehagen, eine evangelische Verhaltnisbestimmung von Kirche und Staat mit Hilfe von Luthers Zwei-Reiche-Lehre vorzunehmen. Das liegt unter anderem auch daran, dass Luthers historische Voraussetzungen bislang nicht hinreichend untersucht wurden.Volker Mantey schliesst diese Lucke, indem er sich der spatmittelalterlichen Traditionsgeschichte der Zwei-Reiche-Lehre Luthers widmet. Dies geschieht anhand einer Analyse der Zwei-Schwerter-Lehre ab 1300, wie sie fur das Verhaltnis von Staat und Kirche massgeblich war. Sie wurde sowohl verwendet, um den papstlichen Anspruch auf weltliche Oberhoheit zu untermauern, als auch, um sich gegen den Papst abzugrenzen und eine weltliche Eigenstandigkeit zu behaupten.Der Autor stellt Luthers Zwei-Reiche-Lehre vor ihrem spatmittelalterlichen Horizont dar. Dabei zeigt sich, in welchem Verhaltnis der Reformator sich theologisch zwischen Thomas von Aquin und Wilhelm von Ockham positioniert.
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Frieden mit friedlichen Mitteln

Friede und Konflikt, Entwicklung und Kultur

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322958221

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

View: 5508

Posted in Social Science

Von kommenden Tagen


Author: Herbert G. Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423132992


Page: 139

View: 5578

Mr. Mwres muss, wie zu Beginn des 22. Jahrhunderts üblich, einen Hypnotiseur einschalten, um seine Tochter Elizebeo 'oder Elizabeth Morris, wie es der Mensch des 19. Jahrhunderts ausgedrückt hätte' von der Heirat mit dem romantisch veranlagten Denton abzubringen, mit dem sie u.a. die altmodische Leidenschaft des Gedichteschreibens teilt. Die beiden überwinden die bestehenden Hindernisse, heiraten und versuchen es mit dem einfachen, vermeintlich idyllischen Leben auf dem Land. Enttäuscht kehren sie aber recht eilig wieder in die Megastadt London zurück, wo sie sich dem harten Leben der Arbeitsgesellschaft mit all seinen Begleiterscheinungen nicht länger entziehen können. Auch ihre Liebe wird auf die Probe gestellt. Dank des Erbes eines geläuterten Gegenspielers können sie sich aber letzten Endes einem menschlicheren Leben hingeben. In gewohnt ironisch-amüsanter Weise beschreibt Wells in seinem 1899 erschienenen Roman den Betrug der Zivilisation in ihrer ganzen Monstrosität, sieht wahnwitzige Entwicklungen voraus und moniert die zunehmend sinnlose vornehme Lebensart und Verschwendungssucht.
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Der Bürgerkrieg in den Vereinigten Staaten

Author: Karl Marx,Günter Wisotzki,Manfred Tetzel

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: 289

View: 458

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