Lives in Limbo

Undocumented and Coming of Age in America

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Author: Roberto G. Gonzales

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520962419

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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“My world seems upside down. I have grown up but I feel like I’m moving backward. And I can’t do anything about it.” –Esperanza Over two million of the nation’s eleven million undocumented immigrants have lived in the United States since childhood. Due to a broken immigration system, they grow up to uncertain futures. In Lives in Limbo, Roberto G. Gonzales introduces us to two groups: the college-goers, like Ricardo, who had good grades and a strong network of community support that propelled him to college and DREAM Act organizing but still landed in a factory job a few short years after graduation, and the early-exiters, like Gabriel, who failed to make meaningful connections in high school and started navigating dead-end jobs, immigration checkpoints, and a world narrowly circumscribed by legal limitations. This vivid ethnography explores why highly educated undocumented youth share similar work and life outcomes with their less-educated peers, despite the fact that higher education is touted as the path to integration and success in America. Mining the results of an extraordinary twelve-year study that followed 150 undocumented young adults in Los Angeles, Lives in Limbo exposes the failures of a system that integrates children into K-12 schools but ultimately denies them the rewards of their labor.

Lives in Limbo

Voices of Refugees Under Temporary Protection

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Author: Michael Leach,Fethi Mansouri

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868405995

Category: History

Page: 162

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In this book, 35 refugees, all temporary protection visa (TPV) holders and mostly from Iraq and Afghanistan, talk directly about their quest for asylum in Australia. They provide poignant details of persecution in their home country, their journey to Australia, prolonged periods of mandatory detention, and life under Australia's controversial temporary protection regime.

Lives in Limbo

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Author: Victoria Louise Hill

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492753308

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Have you ever wondered what happens to the thousands of frozen embryos created as part of the IVF process? “Lives in Limbo” is a contemporary tale that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster as it tells the story of four families facing the dilemma of what to do with their embryos in storage. Did you know that there are over 100,000 frozen embryos in Britain? Every year, thousands more are created, and every year, couples must choose between using these embryos in another IVF cycle, donating them to scientific research, giving them up for embryonic adoption or disposal. For four families, making this difficult decision will prove a threat to their happiness, security and well-being. Guilty secrets will be revealed, family ties pushed to the limit, marriages tested and one teenage girl will have a brutal introduction to the world of adult decisions. If you are considering IVF, or know someone who has gone through the process, this poignant and moving tale by an exciting new author is a 'must read', exploring with compassion and sensitivity this lesser-known aspect of infertility treatment.

Arts Therapists, Refugees, and Migrants

Reaching Across Borders

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Author: Ditty Dokter

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853025501

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Ditty Dokter is joined by contributors from a number of multicultural backgrounds, in a volume examining the issues surrounding intercultural arts therapies as a means of working with clients who are refugees and migrants. The ultimate aim is to promote more awareness of intercultural issues to build a broader framework for arts therapy practice.

An Anthropology of Absence

Materializations of Transcendence and Loss

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Author: Mikkel Bille,Frida Hastrup,Tim Flohr Soerensen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441955296

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

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In studying material culture, anthropologists and archaeologists use meaningful physical objects from a culture to help understand the less tangible aspects of that culture, such as societal structure, rituals, and values. What happens when these objects are destroyed, by war, natural disaster, or other historical events? Through detailed explanations of eleven international case studies, the contributions reveal that the absence of objects can be just as telling as their presence, while the objects created to memorialize a loss also have important cultural implications. Covering everything from organ donation, to funerary rituals, to prisoners of war, The Archaeology of Absence is written at an important intersection of archaeological and anthropological study. Divided into three sections, this volume uses the "presence" of absence to compare cultural perceptions of: material qualities and created memory, the mind/body connection, temporality, and death. This rich text provides a strong theoretical framework for anthropologists and archaeologists studying material culture.

Living in Limbo

Life in the Midst of Uncertainty

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Author: Donald Capps,Nathan Carlin

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608995224

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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Limbo has traditionally been viewed as a place between heaven, on the one hand, and purgatory and hell, on the other, to which the patriarchs, who lived under the old law, and babies who died before being baptized into the Christian faith have been consigned. Like purgatory, it is a dark place but not deprived of grace. Now that the Roman Catholic Church has declared that limbo is not an official church teaching, the idea of limbo has been freed from ecclesiastical constraints and available for reflection on the human condition on this side of the grave. Living in Limbo by Donald Capps and Nathan Carlin focuses on the acute limbo situations that are an integral part of human life, including the vicissitudes of growing up, of forming committed relationships, of finding employment and staying employed, of undergoing life-threatening illnesses, and of experiencing dislocation and doubt. Using cases and examples of real-life persons, the book identifies the forms of distress likely to occur throughout the duration of the limbo experience, and it also identifies the internal and external resources that individuals draw upon as they cope with the stresses and uncertainties of living in limbo. Drawing on the traditional view, especially reflected in Christian art, that Christ descends into limbo to comfort and liberate its occupants, Living in Limbo comes down on the side of hope versus despair. In reading about other limbo dwellers, readers will meet themselves-or someone they love and care about-and will be encouraged by the very fact that they are not alone. Although it is not a pleasant place to be, limbo is not a place of solitary confinement, and one derives strength and resilience from the presence of the others.

Chinese Characters

Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land

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Author: Angilee Shah,Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520954130

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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An artist paints landscapes of faraway places that she cannot identify in order to find her place in the global economy. A migrant worker sorts recyclables and thinks deeply about the soul of his country, while a Taoist mystic struggles to keep his traditions alive. An entrepreneur capitalizes on a growing car culture by trying to convince people not to buy cars. And a 90-year-old woman remembers how the oldest neighborhoods of her city used to be. These are the exciting and saddening, humorous and confusing stories of utterly ordinary people who are living through China's extraordinary transformations. The immense variety in the lives of these Chinese characters dispels any lingering sense that China has a monolithic population or is just a place where dissidents fight Communist Party loyalists and laborers create goods for millionaires. Chinese Characters is a collection, as Pankaj Mishra writes in his foreword, "to herald a new golden age of journalism about a ceaselessly fascinating country." Contributors include a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a Macarthur Fellow, the China correspondent to a major Indian newspaper, and scholars whose depth of understanding is matched only by the humanity with which they treat their subjects. Their stories together create a multi-faceted portrait of a country in motion and an introduction to some of the best writing on China today. With contributions from: Alec Ash James Carter Leslie T. Chang Xujun Eberlein Harriet Evans Anna Greenspan Peter Hessler Ian Johnson Ananth Krishnan Christina Larson Michelle Dammon Loyalka James Millward Evan Osnos Jeffrey Prescott Megan Shank

Dancing in Limbo

Poems

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Author: Al Pittman

Publisher: Breakwater Books

ISBN: 9781550810790

Category: Poetry

Page: 63

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The Newfoundland Poetry Series was begun in 1993 as Breakwater's twentieth anniversary project to honour and preserve the literary talents of our Newfoundland and Labrador poets. Selection is based on quality. Breakwater's aim is to make the series affordable to as many lovers of poetry as possible.

Living in limbo

families journeying toward understanding

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Author: Mavis Olesen,Dallas Williams

Publisher: Not Avail

ISBN: 9780073316802

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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The Best of the Best in Figure Skating

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Author: Rachel Rutledge

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761313021

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Discusses the past and future of women's figure skating and presents biographies of eight of the sport's most famous skaters: Oksana Baiul, Surya Bonaly, Nancy Kerrigan, Michelle Kwan, Tara Lipinski, Chen Lu, Katerina Witt, and Kristi Yamaguchi.

Reckoning with Homelessness

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Author: Kim Hopper

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471605

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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"It must be some kind of experiment or something, to see how long people can live without food, without shelter, without security."—Homeless woman in Grand Central Station Kim Hopper has dedicated his career to trying to address the problem of homelessness in the United States. In this powerful book, he draws upon his dual strengths as anthropologist and advocate to provide a deeper understanding of the roots of homelessness. He also investigates the complex attitudes brought to bear on the issue since his pioneering fieldwork with Ellen Baxter twenty years ago helped put homelessness on the public agenda. Beginning with his own introduction to the problem in New York, Hopper uses ethnography, literature, history, and activism to place homelessness into historical context and to trace the process by which homelessness came to be recognized as an issue. He tells the largely neglected story of homelessness among African Americans and vividly portrays various sites of public homelessness, such as airports. His accounts of life on the streets make for powerful reading.

Beschreibung einer Krabbenwanderung

Roman

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Author: Karosh Taha

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189998

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Sanaa ist zweiundzwanzig. Sie studiert, hat einen Freund und einen Liebhaber, und sie hat Träume. Alles könnte gut sein, wäre da nicht die Realität, die sie immer wieder kneift, während sie träumt – kneift wie die Krabbe damals im Irak, als sie im Fluss badete. Die Realität, das sind: Sanaas Mutter Asija, die unter Depressionen leidet. Ihr Vater Nasser, der sich von seiner Familie entfremdet hat. Ihre Schwester Helin, wütend, orientierungslos. Und ihre Tante Khalida, die Tag für Tag Tabak rauchend auf dem Sofa der Familie sitzt und über alles wacht. Sanaa rebelliert gegen die Enge ihres Umfelds, ringt um Luft zum Atmen, um Freiheit. Doch sie kann der Verantwortung für ihre Familie nicht entfliehen. Also kümmert sie sich und versucht ihrer aller Wunden zu heilen. Bis plötzlich alles, was sie sich an Freiheit erkämpft hat, auf dem Spiel steht. Rauschhaft und kraftvoll, dann wieder unbeschwert und komisch erzählt Karosh Taha von einem Leben im Dazwischen: zwischen Freiheit und Verantwortung, Erinnerung und Zukunft, Mythos und Wirklichkeit. ›Beschreibung einer Krabbenwanderung‹ entwirft dabei Figuren, die einem nicht mehr aus dem Kopf gehen und denen man nichts mehr wünscht, als dass sie nach langer Reise endlich ankommen.

Wings of Change

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Author: Jim Murdoch,Katharina Murdoch

Publisher: Jim Murdoch

ISBN: 1599301946

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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Inspiring readers to move beyond their comfort zones and enjoy all that life has to offer, this resource is tailored to anyone who truly wants to reach the pinnacle of success and happiness.

Treasure of Words

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Author: Adegboyega Omoloja

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465373268

Category: Poetry

Page: 105

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The poems in this book dont necessarily follow rules of conventional poetry and most of them were written based on personal experiences and observation. I have been documenting my musings for about 20 years now and began collating them after people advised that I publish them. I fi nally listened to them and had to overcome the fear of failure and of success. It was very diffi cult believing them at fi rst, so here they are. Are they any good? Ill leave you to be the judge. Life is what we make of it. Those who doubt us, arm us with reasons to prove them wrong.

Ufo

Angels and the Mayan Calendar

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Author: Gerardo Santos

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426993633

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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The Book of Revelation tells of angels who fall from their heavenly estates. The Mayan calendar foretells the fall to some two hundred thousand years ago. The discord that followed sent repercussions to earth, arriving about nine thousand years ago when the first generation of the human race Israel emerged. By 4500 BC, an Agenda of a Snake from the fallen angels began to breed the biblical lines of Cain and Seth. Soon, the third generation emerged, and the conditions man calls good and evil began proliferating on the earth. Man's spirit commenced through the spirit of the angel Michael, but today it remains trapped within the human mind. Six thousand years ago, the angels Michael, Ra, Viracocha, and Ra Agenda came to earth to free man's spirit by attempting to prevent the creation of the human race. Unsuccessful, they left earth, bequeathing the Mayan calendar, which contains information about the five Ages, to the Mayan people. The Ra Agenda reemerged by 1948 as the mysterious UFO that defied the laws of reality. They have come to secretly assist mankind through the approaching shift in human consciousness scheduled to occur in the fifth Mayan Age of Aquarius in the year 2040.

Persian Service

The BBC and British Interests in Iran

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Author: Annabelle Sreberny,Massoumeh Torfeh

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848859813

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Rumour and speculation in Iran have been rife for generations that the BBC has had a hand in every political upheaval in the country. In this vein the BBC has become a notable element in the complex and tortured narrative of Anglo-Iranian relations. The BBC Persian Service was initially developed in 1940 to prepare and broadcast British war-time propaganda. And it has since been seen by many in Iran as an integral part of British policy-making in the region. Those participating and organising the British-planned removal of Reza Shah in 1941, the CIA-led 1953 coup against Prime Minister Mohammad Musaddiq and the domestically inspired Iranian Revolution of 1978-79, have all at one time or another been accused of having links with the BBC. In this book, Annabelle Sreberny and Massoumeh Torfeh track the history of the BBC’s Persian Service, critically analysing both the assumptions that the corporation is a standard bearer for objective reporting and representations of it as a simple tool of Western interests.

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

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Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412926947

Category: Social Science

Page: 1622

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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Living in Limbo

Conflict-induced Displacement in Europe and Central Asia

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Author: Steven B. Holtzman

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821358504

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Annotation This title analyzes the multi-faceted nature of impoverishment and vulnerability which emerges from long periods of conflict-induced displacement. It reviews the situation of displaced in the context of a wide range of measures of vulnerability including material well being, employment, shelter, human and social capital and concludes that significant vulnerability remains even after many years of displacement.

Perfect Town

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Author: Katie L. Daniels

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 140330436X

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Black Inventors was written to generate a state of awareness among all individuals regarding contributions made by Black Americans to this society. The book contains the images of black inventors, the drawings of their inventions, and the dates of patent numbers, with brief captions of each invention. This book is not intended to give an in-depth history of the inventors and their inventions but to provide general information and serve as a reference tool. The book is easy reading and provides just enough information, hopefully, to facilitate further research.