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📒The Turkish Lover ✍ Esmeralda Santiago
✏The Turkish Lover Book Summary : The memoir continues with the author finally freeing herself from the influence of her mother, only to be caught up in a new, romantic, relationship.
✏Puerto Rico a Quick Overview of the Island and its People Book Summary :
📒Current Research In Puerto Rican Linguistics ✍ Melvin Gonzalez-Rivera
✏Current Research in Puerto Rican Linguistics Book Summary : Current Research in Puerto Rican Linguistics is an edited collection of original contributions which explores the idiosyncratic grammatical properties of Puerto Rican Spanish. The book focuses on the structural aspects of linguistics, analysed with a variety of frameworks and methodological approaches, in order to presents the latest advances in the field of Puerto Rican and Caribbean linguistics. Current Research in Puerto Rican Linguistics brings together articles from researchers proposing new, challenging, and ground-breaking analyses on the nature of Spanish in Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican Spanish in the United States.
📒El Sueno De America ✍ Esmeralda Santiago
✏El Sueno de America Book Summary : América Gonzales es empleada de un hotel en una isla en la costa de Puerto Rico, donde limpia los cuartos de extranjeros ricos que miran de reojo. Su madre alcohólica le tiene resentimiento...su novio Correa, quien es casado le pega...y su hija de catorce años piensa que su vida seria mejor en cualquier otro lugar menos donde esté America.Asi que cuando le ofrecen la oportunidad de trabajar como criada y niñera para una familia en el municipio de Weschester, Nueva York, America cree que ha encontrado una puerta de escape. Pero al mismo tiempo en que disfruta del lujo relativo de su nueva vida atreviéndose incluso a querer a otro hombre que no sea Correa, América tiene que luchar contra la constante sensación de que nunca podra escapar su pasado, no importa lo que haga.
📒Addicted To Christ ✍ Helena Hansen
✏Addicted to Christ Book Summary : "How are spiritual power and self-transformation cultivated in street ministries? In Addicted to Christ, Helena Hansen provides an in-depth analysis of Pentecostal ministries in Puerto Rico that were founded and managed by self-identified 'ex-addicts.' Richly ethnographic, the book melds Hansen's dual expertise in public anthropology and psychology. Through her interviewees' stories, she examines key elements of the Pentecostal system: mysticism, ascetic practice, and the idea other-worldliness. She then shares the strategies of Pentecostal ministries, which, according to street ministries, are the core elements of spiritual victory over addiction: transformation techniques to build spiritual strength and authority through pain and discipline; cultivation of alternative masculinities based on male converts' reclamation of domestic space; and radical rupture from a post-industrial 'culture of disposability.' By contrasting the ministries' logic of addiction with that of biomedicine, Hansen rethinks roads to recovery while discovering unexpected convergences with biomedicine, revealing the true sway of street corner ministries"--Provided by publisher.
📒The Near Northwest Side Story ✍ Gina Perez
✏The Near Northwest Side Story Book Summary : In The Near Northwest Side Story, Gina M. Pérez offers an intimate and unvarnished portrait of Puerto Rican life in Chicago and San Sebastian, Puerto Rico—two places connected by a long history of circulating people, ideas, goods, and information. Pérez's masterful blend of history and ethnography explores the multiple and gendered reasons for migration, why people maintain transnational connections with distant communities, and how poor and working-class Puerto Ricans work to build meaningful communities. Pérez traces the changing ways that Puerto Ricans have experienced poverty, displacement, and discrimination and illustrates how they imagine and build extended families and dense social networks that link San Sebastian to barrios in Chicago. She includes an incisive analysis of the role of the state in shaping migration through such projects as the Chardon Plan, Operation Bootstrap, and the Chicago Experiment. The Near Northwest Side Story provides a unique window on the many strategies people use to resist the negative consequences of globalization, economic development, and gentrification.
📒The Commuter Nation ✍ Carlos Antonio Torre
✏The Commuter Nation Book Summary : "Key scholars provide comprehensive coverage of central issues in historiography of Puerto Rican migration to US. Includes chapters on economic forces, family life, impact on women, education, literature, music, return migration, and political status. Excellent bibliography"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
📒Puerto Rican Writers At Home In The Usa ✍ Faythe Elaine Turner
✏Puerto Rican Writers at Home in the USA Book Summary : Profiles the careers of 17 authors, and includes a collection of stories, poems, and essays that detail the Puerto Rican experience in American society
📒Sociology In Our Times The Essentials ✍ Diana Kendall
✏Sociology in Our Times The Essentials Book Summary : Current and relevant to today's students, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 11th Edition presents the latest available data and new insights on behaviors, beliefs, issues, and trends in our nation and world from a sociological perspective. The new edition of this bestselling text emphasizes the themes of social change, the effects of social media on communication, and the intertwining nature of politics and social policy in the United States and worldwide. Students contemplate such issues as gun control, prevention of military suicides, environmental activism, and whether employers should be allowed to spy on their employees. New You Can Make a Difference boxes help students learn how to become involved in their communities and the world through such projects as campus kitchens and global networking to fight hunger. First-person accounts of individuals' lived experiences draw students into each chapter by illuminating topics that reflect the text's primary themes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
📒U S Emergency Management In The 21st Century ✍ Claire B. Rubin
✏U S Emergency Management in the 21st Century Book Summary : U.S. Emergency Management in the 21st Century: From Disaster to Catastrophe explores a critical issue in American public policy: Are the current public sector emergency management systems sufficient to handle future disasters given the environmental and social changes underway? In this timely book, Claire B. Rubin and Susan L. Cutter focus on disaster recovery efforts, community resilience, and public policy issues of related to recent disasters and what they portend for the future. Beginning with the external societal forces influencing shifts in policy and practice, the next six chapters provide in-depth accounts of recent disasters— the Joplin, Tuscaloosa-Birmingham, and Moore tornadoes, Hurricanes Sandy, Harvey, Irma, Maria, and the California wildfires. The book concludes with a chapter on loss accounting and a summary chapter on what has gone right, what has gone wrong, and why the federal government may no longer be a reliable partner in emergency management. Accessible and clearly written by authorities in a wide-range of related fields with local experiences, this book offers a rich array of case studies and describes their significance in shifting emergency management policy and practice, in the United States during the past decade. Through a careful blending of contextual analysis and practical information, this book is essential reading for students, an interested public, and professionals alike.