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Ruben Mendoza and Melba Levick
Magical spaces rich in history, the missions of California, featured here in all-new photography, invite reverie and hint of romance.
The twenty-one missions of California, from San Diego to San Francisco Solano, are historic treasures and sites of pilgrimage for visitors from the world over. Intrinsically beautiful structures typically built of adobe brick and wood, adorned with towers, domes, whitewashed stucco, often surrounded by lush gardens, the missions are at the very heart of California.
Established by Spanish padres, built by Native Californians, and preserved and restored by historians and architects, California’s missions are unique monuments to the region’s early American Indian and European histories. This colorful, informative exploration of all twenty-one missions, each with its own rich story to tell, journeys along the historic Camino Real, from Mission Dolores with its flower-strewn courtyard gardens, in San Francisco, to San Juan Capistrano, famous for the swallows that flock to its inviting grounds. With lush photography that captures the missions’ details so splendidly, this is the perfect book for mission visitors and lovers of their strong and simple forms.
If you inherit something, do you also inherit responsibility for its history, even if you have no awareness of that history? After tracing the house she inherited from her grandmother to the selling of land stolen from the Utes, Denise must decide whether to stand up for her family or her convictions. The Inheritance explores how someone who benefited directly from the removal of an American Indian tribe from their lands comes to understand how that happened and what one can do about it. Denise wrestles with guilt on hearing about the impact of land theft directly from a Ute elder. How much responsibility does she bear for what happened long before she was born? As a fourth-grade teacher charge with teaching state history, how much can she change the prescribed curriculum in order to teach history from Indigenous viewpoints? As she gradually weighs various responses, Denise comes to terms with who she is in relationship to those around her.
Enid Baxter Ryce
Field Guide to Fort Ord is a 100-page economical full-color paperback keepsake with images of Fort Ord's past and present, including hand-painted maps, archival photographs from Fort Ord yearbooks and the only comprehensive documentation of the soldier murals of Fort Ord. It is not a comprehensive history of the base. It is a companion to the PlanetOrd.Com project - documenting historic Fort Ord after it was closed, and in some ways, abandoned. Fort Ord is significant historically. It was the primary training site for soldiers during the Vietnam War. It was the first military base to integrate across race and gender. Fort Ord was the first home of VOLAR (volunteer Army) and later, the evolution of the innovative Lightfighters. A portion of the land was designated a National Monument in 2012. The original base is roughly the size of San Francisco, and is a critical wilderness area in California. Over 1 million soldiers served at Fort Ord.
Richard J. Chacon and Ruben Mendoza
The advent of social complexity has been a longstanding debate among social scientists. Existing theories and approaches involving the origins of social complexity include environmental circumscription, population growth, technology transfers, prestige-based and interpersonal-group competition, organized conflict, perennial wartime leadership, wealth finance, opportunistic leadership, climatological change, transport and trade monopolies, resource circumscription, surplus and redistribution, ideological imperialism, and the consideration of individual agency.
However, recent approaches such as the inclusion of bioarchaeological perspectives, prospection methods, systematically-investigated archaeological sites along with emerging technologies are necessarily transforming our understanding of socio-cultural evolutionary processes. In short, many pre-existing ways of explaining the origins and development of social complexity are being reassessed.
Ultimately, the contributors to this edited volume challenge the status quo regarding how and why social complexity arose by providing revolutionary new understandings of social inequality and socio-political evolution.
8 brothers and sisters must learn how to Survive in a world where Time Travel is common, and the Present keeps changing every two to three weeks. They must endure the Seven Dangers of the Time World and Adapt to living in a Society of Time Travelers.
The invention of the Time Machine has created a veritable gold rush of greedy people bent on getting rich by Changing Time. Changing Time has been made illegal and so has Traveling to the Past without a permit, but Time Traveling criminals don’t care! They’re hell bent on using Time Machines to Travel to the recent Past so they can make a Change that will create a profit for them in the Present. The only problem is one change leads to another, so come the present, millions of things have changed, not just one. The entire human race has been Wiped Out again and again and replaced with a new slightly different population. The Time Travelers don’t care—so long as they’re getting rich. There are so many lawbreakers trying to get rich quick that they’ve had to form a Syndicate to coordinate their Changes, so now a Change comes every two to three weeks. The Central Time Authority has been created to arrest and punish lawbreakers, but greed and corruption have prevented it from bringing Traveling to an end. Law-abiding Longtimers avoid being Changed by getting into short-range Time Machines called Safe Houses and Traveling around the Changes in Time. They have created a Society of Suvivors who inhabit the Fourth Dimension and fight against Timecrime. Many of them live in Shawneetown, Illinois, a once great city made great again by a Change in Time. It is the second largest city in America and the headquarters of the Intertime Government and the Central Time Authority. It is also a hotbed of Timecrimers and Longtimers, the crossroads of Voiders, Pirates and the superrich Eloi. So when the brothers and sisters of the Vann family, Shawneetowners of Reality 250, are approached by their oldest brother Amos to enter the Timeflow, they don’t know what they’re getting into. They don’t want to be Time Travelers or Longtimers. They just want to lead their ordinary lives. Instead, they have to Adapt to the bizarre environments they find themselves in and make a new way of life in an ever-changing landscape. Dexter Vann is just an ordinary guy starting out in life, but he and his brothers and sisters find themselves constantly starting over. They have to battle the Seven Dangers of a Time Traveler’s life: Bystanders, Timecrimers, Time Changes, other Time Travelers, Time Travel itself, Bankruptcy, and Mental Stress. Dexter Vann wants to start a career, find love, and settle down, but there’s just one problem after another. Can he and his brothers and sisters Adapt? Can they Survive? Can they too become Longtimers? Don’t count on it, because the Timeflow is a Deathworld.
Chris Black has spent two decades searching for answers deep within the world’s oceans. He is no stranger to the risks of undersea life. Alongside Mac Johnson, his childhood friend and former Navy SEAL, Chris has cheated death above and below the surface more times than he can count. But nothing has prepared him for the violence he and his team encounter in their own backyard of Carmel-by-the-Sea; violence that will change the team forever.
Phuong Tran Nguyen
Vietnamese refugees fleeing the fall of South Vietnam faced a paradox. The same guilt-ridden America that only reluctantly accepted them expected, and rewarded, expressions of gratitude for their rescue. Meanwhile, their status as refugees ”as opposed to willing immigrants ”profoundly influenced their cultural identity. Phuong Tran Nguyen examines the phenomenon of refugee nationalism among Vietnamese Americans in Southern California. Here, the residents of Little Saigon keep alive nostalgia for the old regime and, by extension, their claim to a lost statehood. Their refugee nationalism is less a refusal to assimilate than a mode of becoming, in essence, a distinct group of refugee Americans. Nguyen examines the factors that encouraged them to adopt this identity. His analysis also moves beyond the familiar rescue narrative to chart the intimate yet contentious relationship these Vietnamese Americans have with their adopted homeland. Nguyen sets their plight within the context of the Cold War, an era when Americans sought to atone for broken promises but also saw themselves as providing a sanctuary for people everywhere fleeing communism.
Robert S. Weisskirch
Language Brokering in Immigrant Families: Theories and Contexts brings together an international group of researchers to share their findings on language brokering―when immigrant children translate for their parents and other adults. Given the large amount of immigration occurring worldwide, it is important to understand how language brokering may support children’s and families’ acculturation to new countries. The chapter authors include overviews of the existing literature, insights from multiple disciplines, the potential benefits and drawbacks to language brokering, and the contexts that may influence children, adolescents, and emerging adults who language broker. With the latest findings, the authors theorize on how language brokering may function and the outcomes for those who do so.
Memory, Subjectivities and Representation: Approaches to Oral History in Latin America, Portugal and Spain
Rina Benmayor, María Eugenia Cardenal de la Nuez, and Pilar Domínguez Prats
This collection presents diverse scholarly approaches to oral narratives in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds. Eleven essays, originally written in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, coalesce around major themes that have long concerned oral historians and social scientists: collective memories of conflictive national pasts, subjectivity in re/framing social identities, and visual and performative re/presentations of identity and public memory.
Aída Hurtado and Mrinal Sinha
Long considered a pervasive value of Latino cultures both south and north of the US border, machismo—a hypermasculinity that obliterates any other possible influences on men's attitudes and behavior—is still used to define Latino men and boys in the larger social narrative. Yet a closer look reveals young, educated Latino men who are going beyond machismo to a deeper understanding of women's experiences and a commitment to ending gender oppression. This new Latino manhood is the subject of Beyond Machismo.
Applying and expanding the concept of intersectionality developed by Chicana feminists, Aída Hurtado and Mrinal Sinha explain how the influences of race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender shape Latinos' views of manhood, masculinity, and gender issues in Latino communities and their acceptance or rejection of feminism. In particular, the authors show how encountering Chicana feminist writings in college, as well as witnessing the horrors of sexist oppression in the United States and Latin America, propels young Latino men to a feminist consciousness. By focusing on young, high-achieving Latinos, Beyond Machismo elucidates this social group's internal diversity, thereby providing a more nuanced understanding of the processes by which Latino men can overcome structural obstacles, form coalitions across lines of difference, and contribute to movements for social justice.
Tom E. Jones
Doers, like knights in chess, are the driving force for innovation; those disruptive game-changers envied and feared by competitors. When provided with unrestricted opportunities they will deliver amazing results. The profitability of a competitive enterprise hinges upon its ability to harness the versatility of Doers. This book presents an exciting new line of thought that addresses the challenges facing Doers and those who employ them. Readers from the boardroom to the break room are provided with the ways and means to halt decline and restore prosperity.
Francisco A. Lomeli, Donaldo W. Urioste, and Maria Villasenor
U.S. Latino Literature is defined as Latino literature within the United States that embraces the heterogeneous inter-groupings of Latinos. For too long U.S. Latino literature has not been thought of as an integral part of the overall shared American literary landscape, but that is slowly changing. This dictionary aims to rectify some of those misconceptions by proving that Latinos do fundamentally express American issues, concerns and perspectives with a flair in linguistic cadences, familial themes, distinct world views, and cross-cultural voices.
The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has cross-referenced entries on U.S. Latino/a authors, and terms relevant to the nature of U.S. Latino literature in order to illustrate and corroborate its foundational bearings within the overall American literary experience. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this subject.
Introduce the latest developments in online business with the cutting-edge coverage, real examples, actual business cases, and hands-on applications found in the market-leading ELECTRONIC COMMERCE, 12E. This edition provides comprehensive coverage of emerging strategies, up-to-the-minute technologies, and the latest market developments. Students gain an understanding of the dynamics within this fast-paced industry as the book balances technological issues with the strategic business aspects of successful e-commerce. Content addresses e-commerce growth in the rapidly-developing economies of China, India, and Brazil and examines social media and online marketing strategies, technology-enabled outsourcing, and online payment processing systems. New "Learning From Failure" features draw important lessons from the experiences of actual companies. Cases featuring real company situations provide the basis for class presentations, case discussions, and extended written assignments.
Christine E. Sleeter, Judith Flores Carmona, and James A. Banks
In this second edition of her bestseller, Christine Sleeter and new coauthor Judith Flores Carmona show how educators can learn to teach rich, academically rigorous, multicultural curricula within a standards-based environment. The authors have meticulously updated each chapter to address current changes in education policy and practice. New vignettes of classroom practice have been added to illustrate how today’s teachers navigate the Common Core State Standards. The book’s field-tested conceptual framework elaborates on the following elements of curriculum design: ideology, enduring ideas, democratized assessment, transformative intellectual knowledge, students and their communities, intellectual challenges, and curriculum resources. Un-Standardizing Curriculumshows teachers what they can do to “un-standardize” knowledge in their own classrooms, while working toward high standards of academic achievement.
- Classroom vignettes to help teachers bridge theory with practice in the context of commonly faced pressures and expectations.
- Guidance for teachers who want to develop their classroom practice, including the possibilities and spaces teachers have within a standardized curriculum.
- Attention to multiple subject areas and levels of schooling, making the book applicable across a wide range of teacher education programs.
- A critique of the tensions between school reforms and progressive classroom practice.
Karen Smith Rotabi and Nicole F. Bromfield
Intercountry adoption has undergone a radical decline since 2004 when it reached a peak of approximately 45,000 children adopted globally. Its practice had been linked to conflict, poverty, gender inequality, and claims of human trafficking, ultimately leading to the establishment of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption (HCIA). This international private law along with the Convention on the Rights of the Child affirm the best interests of the child as paramount in making decisions on behalf of children and families with obligations specifically oriented to safeguards in adoption practices. In 2004, as intercountry adoption peaked and then began a dramatic decline, commercial global surrogacy contracts began to take off in India. Global surrogacy gained in popularity owing, in part, to improved assisted reproductive technology methods, the ease with which people can make global surrogacy arrangements, and same-sex couples seeking the option to have their own genetically-related children. Yet regulation remains an issue, so much so that the Hague Conference on Private International Law has undertaken research and assessed the many dilemmas as an expert group considers drafting a new law, with some similarities to the HCIA and a strong emphasis on parentage. This ground-breaking book presents a detailed history and applies policy and human rights issues with an emphasis on the best interests of the child within intercountry adoption and the new conceptions of protection necessary in global surrogacy. To meet this end, voices of surrogate mothers in the US and India ground discourse as authors consider the human rights concerns and policy implications. For both intercountry adoption and global surrogacy, the complexity of the social context anchors the discourse inclusive of the intersections of poverty and privilege. This examination of the inevitable problems is presented at a time in which the pathways to global surrogacy appear to be shifting as the Supreme Court of India weighs in on the future of the industry there while Thailand, Cambodia and other countries have banned the practice all together. There is speculation that countries in Africa and possibly Central America appear poised to pick up the multi-million dollar industry as the demand for healthy infants continues on.
Like a Woman follows Taylor, a working class white girl too tough and too tender for her own good, who helps friends, rescues strays, and carries her battered copy of Ghandi on Non-Violence everywhere she goes. She reads curled up in the sewer drain by Venice Beach under the shot-out flashing Chevron light, yet still fights at the drop of a dime, cuts johns who say the wrong thing, and steals anything she can get her hands on. Her girlfriend, Jackson, a young African-American street worker who lives in the back of a junk yard totaled limo, dreams of becoming a writer and receives daily guidance from her recently deceased mama. Joining them are fellow homeless street kids; high-end sex workers with Ph.Ds; Eddie, a butch transvestite from Pasadena who runs a 'Speak-Easy' for johns who just want to talk; a fierce and loyal Rottweiler named J. Edgar; and Dutch, a barrel-chested, flat butt old cowboy who eventually helps Taylor get off the streets.