Lives in Limbo

Undocumented and Coming of Age in America


Author: Roberto G. Gonzales

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520287266

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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"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, whose good grades and strong network of community support propelled him into higher education, only to land in a factory job a few 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 ethnography asks why highly educated undocumented youth ultimately share similar work and life outcomes with their less-educated peers, even as higher education is touted as the path to integration and success in America. Gonzales bookends his study with discussions of how the prospect of immigration reform, especially the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, could impact the lives of these young Americans"--Provided by publisher.

Lives in Limbo

Voices of Refugees Under Temporary Protection


Author: Michael Leach,Fethi Mansouri

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868405995

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 8010

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


Author: Victoria Louise Hill

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492753308

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 7612

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.

An Anthropology of Absence

Materializations of Transcendence and Loss


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.

Reckoning with Homelessness


Author: Kim Hopper

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471605

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 3360

"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.


Angels and the Mayan Calendar


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.

Wings of Change


Author: Jim Murdoch,Katharina Murdoch

Publisher: Jim Murdoch

ISBN: 1599301946

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 6907

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


Author: Adegboyega Omoloja

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465373268

Category: Poetry

Page: 105

View: 2199

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.

Chinese Characters

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


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

The Best of the Best in Figure Skating


Author: Rachel Rutledge

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761313021

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1542

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.

Persian Service

The BBC and British Interests in Iran


Author: Annabelle Sreberny,Massoumeh Torfeh

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848859813

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 7344

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.

The Chronicles of Benevolent Affection: A Declaration of Love, Tribulations and Hope


Author: Paul S. Bere

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453505458

Category: Poetry

Page: 82

View: 2651

This is a master piece love story well told in poetic rhythm. She torments his love for her. It is an absorbing beautifully and tenderly mesmerizing, heart-warming narrative. The poems portray truly gripping testimonies, told in lean and fantasy prose. The magnificent writing fills you with pure heart felt love which give a compelling picture of the writer's character. It's also funny and flamboyant and makes it hard to put it down because of its captivating romanticism. The poems draw your feelings and engage your mind with the writer which shows the writer's affluence, imaginary and adventurous capricious writing skills. This is a very romantic book. A must read for all woman


1,000 Gift Ideas for Everyone in Your Life


Author: Sarah Weidman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144064943X

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 2758

1,000 gift ideas for everyone in your life--no matter what their type! From a self-proclaimed shopaholic, Gifted identifies more than 20 different personalities-from The Curious Kid and The Sporty Adventurer to The Big Boss, The Quirky Pal, and The Sweet 16-and provides specific and original ideas for each one. The first gift guide to organize gift recipients according to personality type, Gifted: - Provides essential shopping info, such as where to buy each gift online and how much they cost - Inspires out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to gift ideas - Presents unique services, stores, and products - Introduces new and creative occasions for giftgiving, such as the Nouveau Divorcé, The Mommy-Any-Minute, and the Gay Hooray

Anatomy of the Red Brigades

The Religious Mind-set of Modern Terrorists


Author: Alessandro Orsini

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461392

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

View: 6963

The Red Brigades were a far-left terrorist group in Italy formed in 1970 and active all through the 1980s. Infamous around the world for a campaign of assassinations, kidnappings, and bank robberies intended as a "concentrated strike against the heart of the State," the Red Brigades' most notorious crime was the kidnapping and murder of Italy's former prime minister Aldo Moro in 1978. In the late 1990s, a new group of violent anticapitalist terrorists revived the name Red Brigades and killed a number of professors and government officials. Like their German counterparts in the Baader-Meinhof Group and today's violent political and religious extremists, the Red Brigades and their actions raise a host of questions about the motivations, ideologies, and mind-sets of people who commit horrific acts of violence in the name of a utopia. In the first English edition of a book that has won critical acclaim and major prizes in Italy, Alessandro Orsini contends that the dominant logic of the Red Brigades was essentially eschatological, focused on purifying a corrupt world through violence. Only through revolutionary terror, Brigadists believed, could humanity be saved from the putrefying effects of capitalism and imperialism. Through a careful study of all existing documentation produced by the Red Brigades and of all existing scholarship on the Red Brigades, Orsini reconstructs a worldview that can be as seductive as it is horrifying. Orsini has devised a micro-sociological theory that allows him to reconstruct the group dynamics leading to political homicide in extreme-left and neonazi terrorist groups. This "subversive-revolutionary feedback theory" states that the willingness to mete out and suffer death depends, in the last analysis, on how far the terrorist has been incorporated into the revolutionary sect. Orsini makes clear that this political-religious concept of historical development is central to understanding all such self-styled "purifiers of the world." From Thomas Müntzer's theocratic dream to Pol Pot's Cambodian revolution, all the violent "purifiers" of the world have a clear goal: to build a perfect society in which there will no longer be any sin and unhappiness and in which no opposition can be allowed to upset the universal harmony. Orsini's book reconstructs the origins and evolution of a revolutionary tradition brought into our own times by the Red Brigades.

Living in limbo

families journeying toward understanding


Author: Mavis Olesen,Dallas Williams

Publisher: Not Avail

ISBN: 9780073316802

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 4190

Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived

Short Stories


Author: Lily Tuck

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061748479

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7190

In an elegant and penetrating first short-story collection, Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived, Lily Tuck's characters travel to unknown, exotic places and, while there, find themselves deeply immersed in observation -- of the natives, the local customs, the foreign landscape -- in an effort to discern some elemental truth about who they themselves are. Instead, these women meet with disorientation, confusion; they are disappointed by the people closest to them -- lovers, husbands, family members. Finally, they arrive at the sometimes heartbreaking but ultimately optimistic realization that the answers they seek lie not in other people or places but within themselves. Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived is a brilliant collection from a writer of exceptional poise and insight.

Little Caesar

A Novel


Author: Tommy Wieringa

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802194141

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8882

From the international bestselling author of These Are the Names: “A brilliant exploration of the uneasy transition from adolescence into adulthood” (The Independent). After a decade away, gifted young pianist Ludwig Unger returns to his hometown of Kings Ness, England, where the houses are on the verge of falling into the sea. With little else but a plastic bag filled with his mother’s ashes, Ludwig hopes to make amends with his lonely past and say goodbye to the familial ghosts that still haunt him. Ludwig’s mother tried to create a normal life for him after his father abandoned them, but Ludwig grew up in her shadow, developing an obsession with her and her sensual allure. When he discovers her secret past as “the Grace Kelly of porn,” Ludwig’s world spins out of control. He soon finds himself homeless, shouldering the shame of his mother’s career, and embarking on a journey around the world in search of answers about his dysfunctional artistic family and the legacy they left behind. “Beautifully lyrical storytelling under a banner of gray skies and heavy hearts.” —Dan Kennedy, host of The Moth storytelling podcast and author of Rock On “Although perfectly charming as picaresque, the tragedy of Unger’s plight registers just as strongly as its understated oddness . . . Wieringa plays for keeps.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “[A] beautifully realized novel about a young man seeking to understand his difficult, eccentric parents.” —Library Journal

Censored 2013

The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012


Author: Mickey Huff

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609804236

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 4683

Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation's oldest news-monitoring group--a university-wide project at Sonoma State University founded by Carl Jensen, directed for many years by Peter Phillips, and now under the leadership of Mickey Huff--has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. Seven Stories Press has been publishing this yearbook since 1994, featuring the top stories listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke the stories. Beyond the Top-25 stories, additional chapters delve further into timely media topics: The Censored News and Media Analysis section provides annual updates on Junk Food News and News Abuse, Censored Deja Vu, signs of hope in the alternative and news media, and the state of media bias and alternative coverage around the world. In the Truth Emergency section, scholars and journalists take a critical look at the US/NATO military-industrial-media empire. And in the Project Censored International section, the meaning of media democracy worldwide is explored in close association with Project Censored affiliates in universities and at media organizations all over the world. A perennial favorite of booksellers, teachers, and readers everywhere, Censored is one of the strongest life signs of our current collective desire to get the news we citizens need--despite what Big Media tells us.

Perfect Town


Author: Katie L. Daniels

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 140330436X

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 2435

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.