Citizen Student Soldier

Author: Gina M. Pérez
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9781479863662
Release Date: 2015-11-27
Genre: Social Science

Since the 1990s, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs have experienced unprecedented expansion in American public schools. The program and its proliferation in poor, urban schools districts with large numbers of Latina/o and African American students is not without controversy. Public support is often based on the belief that the program provides much-needed discipline for "at risk" youth. Meanwhile, critics of JROTC argue that the program is a recruiting tool for the U.S. military and is yet another example of an increasingly punitive climate that disproportionately affect youth of color in American public schools. Citizen, Student, Soldier intervenes in these debates, providing critical ethnographic attention to understanding the motivations, aspirations, and experiences of students who participate in increasing numbers in JROTC programs. These students have complex reasons for their participation, reasons that challenge the reductive idea that they are either dangerous youths who need discipline or victims being exploited by a predatory program. Rather, their participation is informed by their marginal economic position in the local political economy, as well as their desire to be regarded as full citizens, both locally and nationally. Citizenship is one of the central concerns guiding the JROTC curriculum; this book explores ethnographically how students understand and enact different visions of citizenship and grounds these understandings in local and national political economic contexts. It also highlights the ideological, social and cultural conditions of Latina/o youth and their families who both participate in and are enmeshed in vigorous debates about citizenship, obligation, social opportunity, militarism and, ultimately, the American Dream.

Empire in the Air

Author: Chandra D. Bhimull
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9781479873050
Release Date: 2017-12-12
Genre: Social Science

Examines the role that race played in the inception of the airline industry Empire in the Air is at once a history of aviation, and an examination of how air travel changed lives along the transatlantic corridor of the African diaspora. Focusing on Britain and its Caribbean colonies, Chandra Bhimull reveals how the black West Indies shaped the development of British Airways. Bhimull offers a unique analysis of early airline travel, illuminating the links among empire, aviation and diaspora, and in doing so provides insights into how racially oppressed people experienced air travel. The emergence of artificial flight revolutionized the movement of people and power, and Bhimull makes the connection between airplanes and the other vessels that have helped make and maintain the African diaspora: the slave ships of the Middle Passage, the tracks of the Underground Railroad, and Marcus Garvey’s black-owned ocean liner. As a new technology, airline travel retained the racialist ideas and practices that were embedded in British imperialism, and these ideas shaped every aspect of how commercial aviation developed, from how airline routes were set, to who could travel easily and who could not. The author concludes with a look at airline travel today, suggesting that racism is still enmeshed in the banalities of contemporary flight.

Am rica

Author: Tom Coraghessan Boyle
ISBN: 3423191368
Release Date: 2010

Kritik der politischen konomie

Author: Michael Heinrich
ISBN: 3896575937
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Capital

Auf der Titelblattrückseite: 3. Aufl., auf dem vorderen Buchdeckel: 5. Aufl.

Mein blaues Klavier

Author: Else Lasker-Schüler
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 9783736872806
Release Date: 2015-01-28
Genre: Poetry

Else Lasker-Schüler (11. Februar 1869 – 22. Januar 1945) war die bedeutendste deutsch-jüdische Dichterin ihrer Zeit. Sie ist eine herausragende Vertreterin der avantgardistischen Moderne und des Expressionismus in der Literatur. Der Gedichtband "Mein blaues Klavier" wurde im Jahre 1943 erstmals veröffentlicht. Er wurde nach einem ihrer bekanntesten Gedichte benannt.

Wittgensteins M tresse

Author: David Markson
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 9783827076120
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Fiction

Die Künstlerin Kate hält sich für den letzten Menschen auf Erden. Doch gab es sie wirklich – jene Apokalypse, die nur sie allein verschont hat? Oder ist Kate wahnsinnig?

La Maravilla

Author: Alfredo Vea
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783105622315
Release Date: 2018-10-26
Genre: Fiction

Buckeye Road mit seinen Wellblechhütten und Rostlauben, der desolate Ort ohne Straßenlaternen und ohne Kanalisation, ist für den Jungen Beto das Universum, das ihm alle Erfahrung der Welt vermittelt. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)