El despertar del sue o americano Waking Up from the American Dream

Author: Pilar Marrero
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101585609
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“¡CIUDADANOS E INMIGRANTES RECIÉN LLEGADOS DEBERÍAN LEER ESTE LIBRO!” Estados Unidos venera su origen inmigrante, pero se está hundiendo en un sentimiento antiinmigrante extraordi¬nario. Esta es una llamada de atención para el bien del país y TODOS sus ciudadanos. POR PRIMERA VEZ EN SU HISTORIA MODERNA, Estados Unidos se está convirtiendo en un país hostil hacia el recién llegado. El despertar del sueño americano nos muestra cómo el tono negativo y las prácticas antiinmigrantes de hoy amenazan la estabilidad social y económica de un país que se hizo grande gracias a los mismos extranjeros, quienes arribaron en todas sus épocas para trabajar en los oficios más duros y necesarios, permitiendo el progreso de los que llegaron antes. PILAR MARRERO, reportera y editora del diario La Opinión, es una de las periodistas hispanas más solicitadas en Estados Unidos, sirviendo de analista para noticieros en español e inglés como CNN, CNN en español, BBC World, NBC Channel 4 News en Los Ángeles y Al Punto con Jorge Ramos de Univisión, entre otros. Actualmente vive en Los Ángeles, California.

Killing the American Dream

Author: Pilar Marrero
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137073748
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As the US deports record numbers of illegal immigrants and local and state governments scramble to pass laws resembling dystopian police states where anyone can be questioned and neighbors are encouraged to report on one another, violent anti-immigration rhetoric is growing across the nation. Against this tide of hysteria, Pilar Marrero reveals how damaging this rise in malice toward immigrants is not only to the individuals, but to our country as a whole. Marrero explores the rise in hate groups and violence targeting the foreign-born from the 1986 Immigration Act to the increasing legislative madness of laws like Arizona's SB1070 which allows law officers to demand documentation from any individual with "reasonable suspicion" of citizenship, essentially encouraging states and municipalities to form their own self-contained nation-states devoid of immigrants. Assessing the current status quo of immigration, Marrero reveals the economic drain these ardent anti-immigration policies have as they deplete the nation of an educated work force, undermine efforts to stabilize tax bases and social security, and turn the American Dream from a time honored hallmark of the nation into an unattainable fantasy for all immigrants of the present and future.

Re mapping the Latina o Literary Landscape

Author: Cristina Herrera
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349949019
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This book broadens the scope of Latina/o criticism to include both widely-read and understudied nineteenth through twenty-first century fictional works that engage in critical discussions of gender, race, sexuality, and identity. The essays in this collection do not simply seek inclusion for the texts they critically discuss, but suggest that we more thoughtfully consider the utility of mapping, whether we are mapping land, borders, time, migration, or connections and disconnections across time and space. Using new and rigorous methodological approaches to reading Latina/o literature, contributors reveal a varied and textured landscape, challenging us to reconsider the process and influence of literary production across borders.

One of Ours

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1681951584
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An American Farm Boy In Search Of Meaning “Life was so short that it meant nothing at all unless it were continually reinforced by something that endured; unless the shadows of individual existence came and went against a background that held together.” - Willa Cather, One of Ours Claude tries to escapes from his family firm grasp who want him pious and working at their family farm in Nebraska. He marries in his attempt to escape only to realize that his wife is not interested at all in him. That’s when another opportunity arises: going overseas and fight for the American army in World War One. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The City of Translation

Author: José María Rodríguez García
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230111785
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A sweeping intellectual history of the relationship between literary translation, authoritarian politics, linguistic ideologies, juristic philology, religion, and poetry in late nineteenth-century Colombia.

Women Culture and Politics in Latin America

Author: Seminar on Feminism & Culture in Latin America
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520909076
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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.

Teaching Translation from Spanish to English

Author: Allison Beeby Lonsdale
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 077660399X
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While many professional translators believe the ability to translate is a gift that one either has or does not have, Allison Beeby Lonsdale questions this view. In her innovative book, she demonstrates how teachers can guide their students by showing them how insights from communication theory, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and semiotics can illuminate the translation process. Using Spanish to English translation as her example, she presents the basic principles of translation through 29 teaching units, which are prefaced by objectives, tasks, and commentaries for the teacher, and through 48 task sheets, which show how to present the material to students.

Read Think English

Author: The Editors of Think English! magazine
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071642374
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Aprende inglés a medida que descubres la riqueza de la cultura estadounidense Construye un efectivo vocabulario en inglés sin la carga de aburridas repeticiones o tediosas memorizaciones con Read & Think English. Dentro encontrarás más de cien fascinantes artículos escritos en inglés sobre cosas tales como los apreciados rituales de Acción de Gracias o cómo interpretar el lenguaje corporal y la comunicación no verbal. Cada artículo presenta el nuevo vocabulario en negritas dentro del mismo artículo; en los márgenes encontrarás las traducciones. Aprenderás inmediatemente toda palabra que te sea desconocida. Con Read & Think English: Comprenderás el vocabulario en inglés rápida y fácilmente con la ayuda de las traducciones al español Revisarás y reforzarás el nuevo conocimiento adquirido con preguntas al final de cada capítulo Aprenderás sobre los Estados Unidos, la diversidad de su gente, y sus tradiciones únicas ¡Elimina lo aburrido de aprender un idioma y descubre una herramienta lingüística innovadora que te mantendrá entretenido/a en tu recorrido hacia el manejo competente del inglés!

Exorcising History

Author: Jean Graham-Jones
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838754245
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"In Exorcising History, Jean Graham-Jones documents, contextualizes, and analyzes theater produced in Buenos Aires during Argentina's military dictatorship of 1976-83 and the nation's subsequent return to democracy. The plays discussed, while not necessarily constituting "political theater," are indeed political in that each is conditioned by sociopolitical structures present at the moment of creation. It is in this way that the plays lend themselves to Graham-Jones's examination of how personal and collective histories enter into theater production, in the creation of dramatic worlds that re-create and revise the "outside" world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Pinholes in the Night

Author: Raul Zurita
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781556594502
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A collection of Latin American poetry including such authors as Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, and Antonio Cisneros.