I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala (Second Edition)


Author: Rigoberta Menchú

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844674185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

View: 4753

Interviews with a Guatemalan national leader offer reflections on her life and discuss her country's political situation and the resulting violence, which has claimed the lives of her brother, mother, and father.

I, Rigoberta Menchú

An Indian Woman in Guatemala


Author: Rigoberta Menchú

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860917885

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

View: 7497

Interviews with a Guatemalan national leader discuss her country's political situation and the resulting violence, which has claimed the lives of her brother, mother, and father

North from Mexico: The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States, 3rd Edition

The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States


Author: Carey McWilliams,Matt S. Meier,Alma M. García

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440836833

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 2356

This single-volume book provides students, educators, and politicians with an update to the classic Carey McWilliams work North From Mexico. It provides up-to-date information on the Chicano experience and the emergent social dynamics in the United States as a result of Mexican immigration. • Provides readers with an in-depth understanding of the changing demographics of the Mexican immigrant population in the United States • Analyzes the major trends in U.S. immigration, including anti-immigrant policies, issues facing the unauthorized immigrant population, and the development of the immigrant rights movement • Examines the complex interrelationship between Mexican immigrants and later generations of U.S.-born Mexican Americans and the U.S. political system • Covers important recent topics such as anti-immigration movements, language debates like Prop 227 and other anti-immigrant legislation that address the education of Spanish speakers, cultural developments and art of Mexican Americans, and the changing economic outlook for Mexican immigrants • Offers the latest information on the complex interrelationship between Mexican immigrants and later generations of U.S.-born Mexican Americans

Encyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]


Author: Joseph R. Rudolph Jr.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695534

Category: History

Page: 847

View: 6010

An indispensable reference that will help students understand the major ethnic conflicts that dominate the headlines and shape the modern world. • Presents comprehensive coverage of ethnic conflicts that enables readers to comprehend recent events around the world • Contains updates and revisions to the first edition and new entries on more current conflicts • Features cases that are both relevant and topical, covering the vast majority of the conflicts that are spilling blood, affecting policies, and shaping the contemporary world • Includes primary documents that support the text, allowing students to use hard evidence in their research • Supports the National Geography Standards by examining cultural mosaics and conflict

Morality Play

Case Studies in Ethics, Second Edition


Author: Jessica Pierce

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609974

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 6343

Morality Play is an ideal supplement for ethics courses, offering a case study approach that is both flexible and practical. It provides three alternative methods of organization for universal teaching approaches: contemporary moral problems, ethical theories, and moral principles. The introduction illustrates how to effectively use case studies in the classroom and provides a short review of the fundamentals of argumentation and critical thinking. Featuring ten new case studies, the latest edition continues to spotlight some of the most controversial, thought-provoking issues in ethics today. Themes such as crime and punishment, life and death, habitat and humanity, liberty and coercion, and value and culture are made relevant through insightful case studies drawn from newspaper accounts, legal opinions, and other factual sources. The cases present discrete problems designed to make readers examine their abstract notions about morality.

Roots of World Wisdom

A Multicultural Reader


Author: N.A

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534543471

Category: Philosophy

Page: 350

View: 6352

This multicultural reader is appropriate for Introduction to Philosophy courses at two-year and lower-level four-year schools.This book collects edited readings from a very wide range of philosophical and cultural perspectives. The readings are purposely selected to be interesting and accessible to all levels of students. While designed to accompany Mitchell's text, The Roots of Wisdom, it can be used with any introductory text.



Author: Sabine Kuegler

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426411385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7744

Was uns unvorstellbar erscheint – Sabine Kuegler hat es erlebt: Als Tochter deutscher Forscher verbrachte sie ihre Kindheit mitten im Dschungel von West-Papua, bei einem vergessenen Stamm von Kannibalen. Bis sie siebzehn war, kannte sie keine Autos, kein Fernsehen und keine Geschäfte. Sie spielte nicht mit Puppen, sondern schwamm mit Krokodilen im Fluss – und erlebte schon früh die alten Rituale des Tötens. Die Natur war ihr Spielplatz, der Dschungel ihre Heimat, der Himmel ihr Dach. Dschungelkind von Sabine Kuegler im eBook!

"It's worse than the war"

telling everyday danger in postwar San Salvador


Author: Ellen Moodie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 1100

View: 8620

Genocide in the Twentieth Century

Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts


Author: Samuel Totten,William S. Parsons

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Genocide

Page: 570

View: 8669

Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture


Author: Basuli Deb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317632109

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 943

This book offers a transnational feminist response to the gender politics of torture and terror from the viewpoint of populations of color who have come to be associated with acts of terror. Using the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, this book revisits other such racialized wars in Palestine, Guatemala, India, Algeria, and South Africa. It draws widely on postcolonial literature, photography, films, music, interdisciplinary arts, media/new media, and activism, joining the larger conversation about human rights by addressing the problem of a pervasive public misunderstanding of terrorism conditioned by a foreign and domestic policy perspective. Deb provides an alternative understanding of terrorism as revolutionary dissent against injustice through a postcolonial/transnational lens. The volume brings counter-terror narratives into dialogue with ideologies of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, and religion, addressing the situation of women as both perpetrators and targets of torture, and the possibilities of a dialogue between feminist and queer politics to confront securitized regimes of torture. This book explores the relationship in which social and cultural texts stand with respect to legacies of colonialism and neo-imperialism in a world of transnational feminist solidarities against postcolonial wars on terror.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780536830616

Category: Short stories

Page: N.A

View: 4020

Our world, our rights

teaching about rights and responsibilities in the elementary school


Author: Amnesty International,Amnesty International USA.

Publisher: Amnesty International


Category: Political Science

Page: 170

View: 5627

Using Documents in Social Research


Author: Lindsay Prior

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 5225

Using Documents in Social Research offers a comprehensive, yet concise, introduction to the use of documents as tools within social science research. The books argues that documents stand in a dual-relation to human activity, and therefore by transmitting ideas and influencing the course and nature of human activity they are integral to the research process. Key features of the book include: Alerts students to the diversity of social scientific research documents. Outlines the various strategies and debates that need to be considered in order to integrate the study of documents into a research project. Offers a number of examples where documents have been used within a variety of research contexts. The book is written in an easy and engaging style which makes it accessible to undergraduates and postgraduate students. It will be essential reading for students and researchers across a range of social science disciplines.

Roosters at Midnight

Indigenous Signs and Stigma in Local Bolivian Politics


Author: Robert Albro

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the


Category: Political Science

Page: 251

View: 5009

Guatemala Belize and the Yucatan


Author: Brian Bell

Publisher: Apa Productions

ISBN: 9789812583444

Category: Travel

Page: 388

View: 6209

Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel guide series, in association with Discovery Channel, the world's premier source of nonfiction entertainment, provides more insight than ever. From the most popular resort cities to the most exotic villages, Insight Guides capture the unique character of each culture with an insider's perspective. Inside every Insight Guide you'll find:.Evocative, full-colour photography on every page.Cross-referenced, full-colour maps throughout.A brief introduction including a historical timeline .Lively, essays by local writers on the culture, history, and people.Expert evaluations on the sights really worth seeing.Special features spotlighting particular topics of interest.A comprehensive Travel Tips section with listings of the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions, as well as practical information on getting around and advice for travel with children

Thinking about Oral History

Theories and Applications


Author: Thomas L. Charlton,Lois E. Myers,Rebecca Sharpless

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759113653

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 8441

Part III and IV of Handbook of Oral History, now available in paper for classroom use.