La Lucha for Cuba

Religion and Politics on the Streets of Miami


Author: Miguel A. De La Torre

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520930100

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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For many in Miami’s Cuban exile community, hating Fidel Castro is as natural as loving one’s children. This hatred, Miguel De La Torre suggests, has in fact taken on religious significance. In La Lucha for Cuba, De La Torre shows how Exilic Cubans, a once marginalized group, have risen to power and privilege—distinguishing themselves from other Hispanic communities in the United States—and how religion has figured in their ascension. Through the lens of religion and culture, his work also unmasks and explores intra-Hispanic structures of oppression operating among Cubans in Miami. Miami Cubans use a religious expression, la lucha, or "the struggle," to justify the power and privilege they have achieved. Within the context of la lucha, De La Torre explores the religious dichotomy created between the "children of light" (Exilic Cubans) and the "children of darkness" (Resident Cubans). Examining the recent saga of the Elián González custody battle, he shows how the cultural construction of la lucha has become a distinctly Miami-style spirituality that makes el exilio (exile) the basis for religious reflection, understanding, and practice—and that conflates political mobilization with spiritual meaning in an ongoing confrontation with evil.

En La Lucha/ In the Struggle

Elaborating a Mujerista Theology (10th Anniversary Edition) (English and Spanish Edition)


Author: Ada María Isasi-Díaz

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451403428

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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A tenth anniversary edition of the classic introduction to mujerista theology for Hispanic women offers an inspirational look at the everyday struggles, insights, attitudes, and lives of Hispanic women from the perspective of Hispanic identiy in North American society, with summaries of the sources, aims, goals, and tenets of mujerista theology. (Christianity)

La Lucha Continues

Mujerista Theology


Author: Ada Mar’a Isasi-D’az

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608332497

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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A sequel to the popular Mujerista Theology that addresses themes relevant at the beginning of the 21st century.Mujerista theology begins with personal experience and moves toward a theology that advances the dignity and liberation of all Hispanic/Latino women. This collection of essays combining personal narratives and theological discourse brings together important insights into the concerns of Hispanic women, the ways in which they can help shape theology, and the roles they can take on in the church.Divided into two sections, Part 1, The Personal Is Political, presents three essays on the author?s religious-theological experiences, showing how they help form her theology. The eight essays in Part 2, In God?s Image--Latinas and Our Struggles, focus on theological understandings essential for justice.

El Chavo: Locos por la lucha libre / Crazy for Wrestling


Author: Maria Dominguez,Juan Pablo Lombana

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 054572452X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A bilingual 8x8 storybook based on the iconic Hispanic brand. Features art from the animated TV show. A cartoon version of one of the most successful series in Mexico and Latin America. Come meet El Chavo and his quirky neighborhood friends in this 8x8 storybook filled with imagination, adventure, and fun.

Voces Desde la Lucha


Author: Ruth Milkman

Publisher: Center for Labor Research and Education Ial Relations Univer


Category: Alien labor, Latin American

Page: 88

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Mi lucha contra la leucemia. Claves para una nueva vida


Author: Juan José Clavería Avila

Publisher: Juan José Clavería Avila

ISBN: 1409247945


Page: 254

View: 6088

Un libro con dos partes: en primer lugar, la historia real de una persona normal, contada día a día, que luchó contra la leucemia y la venció gracias a la ayuda de sus seres queridos, médicos, ciencia... A partir de ese hecho cambia, poco a poco, su forma de percibir la realidad y sus prioridades vitales. Posteriormente, tras muchas lecturas, experiencias y reflexiones ha realizado una guía para vivir mejor (segunda parte) que os puede ayudar en vuestro camino.

En la Lucha


Author: Ada María Isasi-Díaz

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800635992

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 9097

A tenth anniversary edition of the classic introduction to mujerista theology for Hispanic women offers an inspirational look at the everyday struggles, insights, attitudes, and lives of Hispanic women from the perspective of Hispanic identiy in North American society, with summaries of the sources, aims, goals, and tenets of mujerista theology. (Christianity)

Overlanding the Americas: La Lucha


Author: Mr Graeme Robert Bell

Publisher: A2a Expedition

ISBN: 9780639925707

Category: Travel

Page: 314

View: 1695

La Lucha, the sequel to the reader acclaimed, We Will Be Free, is the story of one family's determination to travel the world as professional overlanders. The story picks up in Ecuador, after the family had successfully solo circumnavigated South America and continues with their dogged determination to drive up to Alaska and across the Americas from tip to tip, coast to coast. The family has had to overcome massive geographic, personal and financial obstacles, in order to achieve their dreams but continue to fight, despite the odds. They discover a strength they never knew they had and have many adventures, as they challenge themselves to the limit of their capabilities to not only survive but prosper. La Lucha demonstrates how, with passion and preserverance, anyone can achieve their dreams.

To Die in Cuba

Suicide and Society


Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146960874X

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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For much of the nineteenth century and all of the twentieth, the per capita rate of suicide in Cuba was the highest in Latin America and among the highest in the world--a condition made all the more extraordinary in light of Cuba's historic ties to the Catholic church. In this richly illustrated social and cultural history of suicide in Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. explores the way suicide passed from the unthinkable to the unremarkable in Cuban society. In a study that spans the experiences of enslaved Africans and indentured Chinese in the colony, nationalists of the twentieth-century republic, and emigrants from Cuba to Florida following the 1959 revolution, Perez finds that the act of suicide was loaded with meanings that changed over time. Analyzing the social context of suicide, he argues that in addition to confirming despair, suicide sometimes served as a way to consecrate patriotism, affirm personal agency, or protest injustice. The act was often seen by suicidal persons and their contemporaries as an entirely reasonable response to circumstances of affliction, whether economic, political, or social. Bringing an important historical perspective to the study of suicide, Perez offers a valuable new understanding of the strategies with which vast numbers of people made their way through life--if only to choose to end it. To Die in Cuba ultimately tells as much about Cubans' lives, culture, and society as it does about their self-inflicted deaths.

De lo antiguo a lo moderno

Religión, poder y comunidad en la India


Author: Ishita Banerjee,Saurabh Dube

Publisher: El Colegio de Mexico AC

ISBN: 6074625700

Category: History

Page: N.A

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En India del siglo XXI religión, poder y comunidad son temas fundamentales. Los ensayos que conforman esta obra exploran distintos aspectos de la religión en el contexto de la conformación y la articulación del poder: desde discusiones sobre prácticas heréticas y ascéticas en el periodo antiguo y medieval, hasta expresiones cotidianas sobre la casta y la comunidad en la era moderna y contemporánea. Combina estudios sobre el hinduismo así como sobre la cristiandad. Los textos destacan cuestiones críticas en el estudio histórico de la religión y el poder en el Sur de Asia precolonial, colonial y post-colonial.

The World of Lucha Libre

Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity


Author: Heather Levi

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822391473

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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The World of Lucha Libre is an insider’s account of lucha libre, the popular Mexican form of professional wrestling. Heather Levi spent more than a year immersed in the world of wrestling in Mexico City. Not only did she observe live events and interview wrestlers, referees, officials, promoters, and reporters; she also apprenticed with a retired luchador (wrestler). Drawing on her insider’s perspective, she explores lucha libre as a cultural performance, an occupational subculture, and a set of symbols that circulate through Mexican culture and politics. Levi argues that the broad appeal of lucha libre lies in its capacity to stage contradictions at the heart of Mexican national identity: between the rural and the urban, tradition and modernity, ritual and parody, machismo and feminism, politics and spectacle. Levi considers lucha libre in light of scholarship about sport, modernization, and the formation of the Mexican nation-state, and in connection to professional wrestling in the United States. She examines the role of secrecy in wrestling, the relationship between wrestlers and the characters they embody, and the meanings of the masks worn by luchadors. She discusses male wrestlers who perform masculine roles, those who cross-dress and perform feminine roles, and female wrestlers who wrestle each other. Investigating the relationship between lucha libre and the mass media, she highlights the history of the sport’s engagement with television: it was televised briefly in the early 1950s, but not again until 1991. Finally, Levi traces the circulation of lucha libre symbols in avant-garde artistic movements and its appropriation in left-wing political discourse. The World of Lucha Libre shows how a sport imported from the United States in the 1930s came to be an iconic symbol of Mexican cultural authenticity.

La Lucha

The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico


Author: Jon Sack

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781688028

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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A front-line human rights defender fighting murderous impunity in the Mexican borderlands The Mexican border state of Chihuahua and its city Juárez have become notorious the world over as hotbeds of violence. Drug cartel battles and official corruption result in more murders annually in Chihuahua than in wartorn Afghanistan. Thanks to a culture of impunity, 97 percent of the killings in Juárez go unsolved. Despite a climate of fear, a small group of human rights activists, exemplified by the Chihuahua lawyer and organizer Lucha Castro, works to identify the killers and their official enablers. This is the story of La Lucha, illustrated in beautiful and chilling comic book art, rendering in rich detail the stories of families ripped apart by disappearances and murders—especially gender-based violence—and the remarkably brave advocacy, protests, and investigations of ordinary citizens who turned their grief into resistance. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Latino Civil Rights in Education

La Lucha Sigue


Author: Anaida Colon-Muniz,Magaly Lavadenz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317373413

Category: Education

Page: 228

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Latino Civil Rights in Education: La Lucha Sigue documents the experiences of historical and contemporary advocates in the movement for civil rights in education of Latinos in the United States. These critical narratives and counternarratives discuss identity, inequality, desegregation, policy, public school, bilingual education, higher education, family engagement, and more, comprising an ongoing effort to improve the conditions of schooling for Latino children. Featuring the perspectives and research of Latino educators, sociologists, historians, attorneys, and academics whose lives were guided by this movement, the book holds broad applications in the study and continuation of social justice and activism today.

Religión y mitología de los Uitotos: pt. Textos y diccionario


Author: Konrad Theodor Preuss

Publisher: Univ. Nacional de Colombia

ISBN: 9789581701131

Category: Witoto Indians

Page: 917

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"Superb Spanish translation of early 20th-century classic in religious ethnography of lowland South America, previously inaccessible to a non-German-reading public. Translated by two German linguists and a native Witoto. Vol. 1 provides a brief ethnographic presentation and interpretations, followed by summaries of myth texts. Vol. 2 consists of a fully annotated collection of myth texts with juxtalinear and free translations, ritual song texts, and a Witoto-Spanish dictionary"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

La Novela Revolucionaria. Contribución a La Crítica


Author: Dr. Guido J. Arze

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462827565

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

View: 8582

En Bolivia, el 9 de abril de 1952, despus de tres das de combates los trabajadores derrotaron al ejrcito nacional, arrebataron el poder poltico a la oligarqua e impusieron un gobierno al servicio del pueblo. Naci la Revolucin Nacional, una de las tres ms grandes realizadas en Latinoamrica durante el Siglo XX. El ensayo La Novela Revolucionaria. Contribucin a la Crtica demuestra que novellas publicadas durante el perodo pre revolucionario, provocaron cambios ideolgicos en las conciencias de los lectores populares, y de ese modo contribuyeron a la Revolucin Nacional Boliviana. Otras novelas escritas durante los aos del gobierno revolucionario, procuraron crear una conciencia en favor de una revolucin socialista. Al hacerlo instauraron un nuevo subgnero novelstico: La novela revolucionaria boliviana. El ensayo est enfocado en el anlisis dialctico de dos categoras: Historia y novela. Ofrece referencias conceptuales formuladas por tericos (Karl Marx, Georg Lukcs, Gerald Genette y Robert Jauss) que privilegian una crtica literaria basada en las interconexiones entre el desarrollo social y la cosmovisin que se expresa en las novellas que refl ejan, de uno u otro modo, dicha realidad. El ensayo precisa que la novella boliviana posee la capacidad de tomar de la vida de los trabajadores sus experiencias ms esenciales, y las expresa artsticamente. Siendo lo ms relevante el propsito de ayudarles a convertirse de una clase en s a una clase para s. El mrito del ensayo del Dr. Guido J. Arze es haber sabido demostrar que las novellas revolucionarias bolivianas ayudaron a promover la lucha armada liberadora, usndolas como vehculos de concientizacin, y con ello consagraron un nuevo subgnero: La novella revolucionaria boliviana. Novela que difi ere en cuanto a su funcin de sus semejantes las novelas de la Revolucin Mexicana y de la Revolucin Cubana.