Tuesday, December 12, 2017

From the Bookshelves:   The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954 by S. Deborah Kang

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The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954 by S. Deborah Kang, Oxford University Press, 2017  

December 12, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 4, 2017

From the Bookshelves: THE SHADOW OF THE WALL: VIOLENCE AND MIGRATION ON THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER EDITED BY JEREMY SLACK, DANIEL E. MARTÍNEZ, AND SCOTT WHITEFORD

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THE SHADOW OF THE WALL:   VIOLENCE AND MIGRATION ON THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER EDITED BY JEREMY SLACK, DANIEL E. MARTÍNEZ, AND SCOTT WHITEFORD.  FOREWORD BY JOSIAH HEYMAN.  PHOTOGRAPHS BY MURPHY WOODHOUSE

Revealing the very real human impact of deportation policies Mass deportation is at the forefront of political discourse in the United States. The Shadow of the Wall shows in tangible ways the migration experiences of hundreds of people, including their encounters with U.S. Border Patrol, car-tels, detention facilities, and the deportation process. Deportees reveal in their heartwrenching stories the power of family separation and reunification and the cost of criminalization, and they call into question assumptions about hu-man rights and federal policies.

Thee authors analyze data from the Migrant Border Crossing Study (MBCS), a mixed-methods, binational research project that offers socially relevant, rig-orous social science about migration, immigration enforcement, and violence on the border. Using information gathered from more than 1,600 post-depor-tation surveys, this volume examines the different faces of violence and mi-gration along the Arizona-Sonora border and shows that deportees are highly connected to the United States and will stop at nothing to return to their fam-ilies. e Shadow of the Wall underscores the unintended social consequences of increased border enforcement, immigrant criminalization, and deportation along the U.S.-Mexico border.

JEREMY SLACK is an assistant professor of geography in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at the University of Texas at El Paso.

DANIEL E. MARTÍNEZ is an assistant professor in the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona.

SCOTT WHITEFORD is the director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Mexico Initiative and a professor emeritus at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona.

KJ

December 4, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, December 2, 2017

From The Bookshelves: Somos como las nubes by Jorge Argueta

Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds is a book of poetry written by Jorge Argueta and illustrated by Alfonso Ruano. It's about the migration of children from Central America to the United States. It's geared towards younger readers but will be of interest to immprofs as well.

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I was most moved by the poem "El barrio La Campanera," which I'm thinking about assigning in class this Spring.

La Campanera
no tiene campanas.
Tiene pintados.

Los pintados.

Los pintados
aparecen por las noches,
los pintados
aparecen por la tarde
y por las mañanas.

Los pintados
aparence a todas horas.
Los pintados
tienen los ojos duros.

En sus brazos, caras,
pechos y espaldas
viven, como culebras,
los tatujes.
A mí me da miedo que
esas culebras me vayan a picar.

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La Campanera
has no bells.
It has painted me and women.

The painted ones.

The painted people
come out at night,
in the afternoon,
in the morning.

The painted people
come out at all hours.
They have hard eyes.

Their arms, faces,
chests and backs
are homes
to tattoos
like snakes.
I'm afraid of those snakes.
They might bite me.

 -KitJ

December 2, 2017 in Books, Teaching Resources | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, December 1, 2017

From the Bookshelves:   The Cholo Tree by Daniel Chacón

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The Cholo Tree by Daniel Chacón

Do you know what a stereotype you are?” Jessica asks her son. “You’re the existential Chicano.” Fourteen-year-old Victor has just been released from the hospital; his chest is wrapped in bandages and his arm is in a sling. He has barely survived being shot, and his mother accuses him of being a cholo, something he denies.

She’s not the only adult that thinks he’s a gangbanger. His sociology teacher once sent him to a teach-in on gang violence. Victor’s philosophy is that everyone is racist. “They see a brown kid, they see a banger.” Even other kids think he’s in a gang, maybe because of the clothes he wears. The truth is, he loves death (metal, that is), reading books, drawing, the cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz and the Showtime series Weeds. He likes school and cooking. He knows what a double negative is!

But he can’t convince his mom that he’s not in a gang. And in spite of a genius girlfriend and an art teacher who mentors and encourages him to apply to art schools, Victor can’t seem to overcome society’s expectations for him.

In this compelling novel, renowned Chicano writer Daniel Chacón once again explores art, death, ethnicity and racism. Are Chicanos meant for meth houses instead of art schools? Are talented Chicanos never destined to study in Paris?

DANIEL CHACÓN is the author of Hotel Juárez: Stories, Rooms and Loops (Arte Público Press, 2013); Unending Rooms (Black Lawrence Press, 2008), winner of the Hudson Prize; and the shadows took him (Washington Square Press, 2005) and Chicano Chicanery (Arte Público Press, 2000). A professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, he is co-editor of The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes: The Selected Works of José Antonio Burciaga (University of Arizona Press, 2008).

KJ

December 1, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Economic Effects of Refugee Return and Policy Implications

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This OCPA Policy Paper by Uri Dadush entitled "The Economic Effects of Refugee Return and Policy Implications," is abstracted as follows:
According to the European Union over a million asylum rejected asylum seekers have been ordered to return to their country of origin from Europe alone, or will be soon. To these could be added refugees that have been given temporary shelter but who could be asked to return once conditions in their home country improve. The debate on returning asylum seekers and refugees is nearly always cast in political, legal and humanitarian terms. This paper looks at the question of return strictly from the economic perspective in the advanced countries that receive refugees: is return intheir economic interest? Considering all the main economic dimensions – fiscal, economic growth and labor market impact – the answer, for most advanced countries is no.  The costs of hosting refugees are front-loaded, while the benefits of hosting them, which are considerable, only accrue over time.
    The paper also argues that – on economic grounds alone –mass voluntary return of refugees to their country of origin is highly unlikely even when conditions improve. Development agencies can help countries that are the largest source of refugees recover once conflicts abate and help prevent new refugee crises occurring in the future. However, the expectation that they will promote the return of refugees is unrealistic. Development agencies should not place refugee return as a central objective of their efforts.  
KJ

November 30, 2017 in Books | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 20, 2017

From the Bookshelves: In the Midst of Winter: A Novel by Isabel Allende

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Interview with Isabel Allende


In the Midst of Winter: A Novel by Isabel Allende

Worldwide bestselling “dazzling storyteller” (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.

In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster—a 60-year-old human rights scholar—hits the car of Evelyn Ortega—a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz—a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile—for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia.

Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, the book recalls Allende’s landmark novel The House of the Spirits in the way it embraces the cause of “humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics” (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post). In the Midst of Winter will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

KJ

November 20, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Problem With Apu: Racial Stereotyping and The Simpsons

 

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Comedian Hari Kondabolu, the creator and star of the feature-length documentary The Problem with Apu, confronts his long standing “nemesis” Apu Nahasapeemapetilon – better known as the Indian convenience store owner on The Simpsons. Through this comedic cultural exposé, Kondabolu questions how this controversial caricature was created, burrowed its way into the hearts and minds of Americans and continues to exist – intact – twenty-eight years later.

The Problem with Apu premieres on tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TruTV.

The Hollywood Review has a review of The Problem with Apu.  Here is a part of the review:

"If nothing else, truTV's new documentary The Problem with Apu, written by and starring comic Hari Kondabolu, has probably quashed any desire to bring up caveats in my hypothetical response. A brisk discourse on hegemony and representational inequality, The Problem with Apu lays out its thesis against the character's acceptability in 2017 (to say nothing of 1989) with such clarity it's hard to imagine it generating an adversarial response more cogent than that hoary classic "It's a joke, stop taking it so seriously," which is no response at all.

The problem with The Problem with Apu is that, at 49 minutes, it's half a film. Directed by Michael Melamedoff, The Problem with Apu makes its primary case, has a couple of talking heads including Kondabolu admit they aren't sure what can or should be done, and ends abruptly and frustratingly.

That case can be summed up simply: Although representation of South Asian actors and characters has increased and improved on television and in movies in recent years, it's still relatively minuscule and when The Simpsons premiered, South Asian characters were basically nonexistent. So for the one prominent South Asian character on TV to be a frequently deceitful convenience store proprietor with a cartoonish Indian accent voiced by a white guy? That's bad. It's bad for a generation of South Asian children growing up and seeing only that one representation of their culture and having fellow kids judge them based upon it. It's bad for the older generation that had their immigrant experience represented in only this one way on TV for millions or maybe even billions of viewers. It's just bad."

KJ

November 19, 2017 in Books, Film & Television | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

From the Bookshelves: IMMIGRATION AND THE LAW: Race, Citizenship, and Social Control by Sofia Espinoza Alvarez & Martin Guevara

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Immigration and the Law: Race, Citizenship, and Social Control by Sofía Espinoza Álvarez & Martin Guevara Urbina Editors  (University of Arizona Press, 2018)

 the era of globalization, shifting political landscapes, and transnational criminal organizations, discourse around immigration is reaching unprecedented levels. Immigration and the Law is a timely and significant volume of essays that addresses the social, political, and economic contexts of migration in the United States. The contributors analyze the historical and contemporary landscapes of immigration laws, their enforcement, and the discourse surrounding these events, as well as the mechanisms, beliefs, and ideologies that govern them.
 
In today’s highly charged atmosphere, Immigration and the Law gives readers a grounded and broad overview of American immigration law in a single book. With shifting demographics, a changing criminal justice system, and volatile political climate, the book is critically significant for academic, political, legal, and social arenas.
 
The contributors offer sound evidence to expose the historical legacy of violence, brutality, manipulation, oppression, marginalization, prejudice, discrimination, power, and control. Demystifying the ways that current ideas of ethnicity, race, gender, and class govern immigration and uphold the functioning and legitimacy of the criminal justice system, Immigration and the Law presents a variety of studies and perspectives that offer a pathway toward addressing long-neglected but vital topics in the discourse on immigration and the law.
 
Contributors
 
Steven W. Bender
Leo R. Chávez
Arnoldo De León
Daniel Justino Delgado
Roxanne Lynn Doty
Brenda I. Gill
Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz
Peter Laufer
Lupe S. Salinas
Claudio G. Vera Sánchez
Mary Cay Sengstock

KJ

November 16, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 13, 2017

From the Bookshelves: Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands by Julian Lim

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Porous Borders

Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

By Julian Lim

With the railroad’s arrival in the late nineteenth century, immigrants of all colors rushed to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, transforming the region into a booming international hub of economic and human activity. Following the stream of Mexican, Chinese, and African American migration, Julian Lim presents a fresh study of the multiracial intersections of the borderlands, where diverse peoples crossed multiple boundaries in search of new economic opportunities and social relations. However, as these migrants came together in ways that blurred and confounded elite expectations of racial order, both the United States and Mexico resorted to increasingly exclusionary immigration policies in order to make the multiracial populations of the borderlands less visible within the body politic, and to remove them from the boundaries of national identity altogether. 

Using a variety of English- and Spanish-language primary sources from both sides of the border, Lim reveals how a borderlands region that has traditionally been defined by Mexican-Anglo relations was in fact shaped by a diverse population that came together dynamically through work and play, in the streets and in homes, through war and marriage, and in the very act of crossing the border.

KJ

November 13, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

From The Bookshelves: Shy Mama's Halloween

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Shy Mama's Halloween is a children's book, available on Amazon.

The Hilltown Families blog has a great summary:

In the story, an immigrant family prepares for Halloween – a holiday that they’ve never celebrated before because they’re new to the United States and, in their home country of Russia, Halloween wasn’t part of the culture. While Mama is willing to help her four children prepare their costumes, she’s equally wary of both going door to door in her new neighborhood and a holiday whose theme is centered around sinister characters. It is decided that the children’s father will bring them trick-or-treating, but when he comes home from work sick on the evening of Halloween, it is up to shy Mama to supervise the family’s Halloween outing.

The book's setting is historical, but its themes are universal. It's a story about new immigrants and unfamiliar cultural traditions. A great Halloween read!

-KitJ

October 31, 2017 in Books | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

John Grisham Prosecutes For-Profit Law Schools in ‘The Rooster Bar’

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Janet Maslin of the New York Times favorably reviews John Grisham's new book:  "Grisham’s newly reanimated storytelling skills are what make `The Rooster Bar' such a treat."

Here is the abstract of the book from www.amazon.com:

"Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

     But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right?  Well, yes and no . . .

     Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar."

There is an immigration angle to The Rooster Bar, which is highligeted in the review by Jocelyn McClurg in USA Today:

"Grisham, who’s at his best when he brings his sardonic sense of humor to the sometimes questionable ethics of law and banking, also takes aim at the politics of immigration. Zola was born in the U.S. shortly after her undocumented parents and older brother arrived from Senegal 26 years earlier. After her family members are suddenly rounded up, placed in a detention center and then sent back to Africa, Zola worries for her own safety as well.

It’s clear where Grisham stands. `(Her parents) had worked like dogs in a country they were proud of, with the dream of one day belonging. How, exactly, would their removal benefit this great nation of immigrants? It made no sense and seemed unjustly cruel.'”

The protagonists in the book visit a detention facility -- comparing it to Auschwitz -- and Grisham provides much information about the modern immigrant detention machinery.  The immigration subplot is pretty extensive.

I am still early in the book.  So far, as is characteristic of a Grisham novel, it is engaging.  But do not think that Grisham will pull any punches as far as law schools go.

 

KJ

October 26, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

From the Bookshelves: The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship

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The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship

Edited by Ayelet Shachar, Rainer Baubock, Irene Bloemraad, and Maarten Vink

  • Brings together the latest normative and empirical debates synthesized by leading experts in the field
  • Revisits classic questions of citizenship and lays out cutting-edge contemporary approaches
  • Analyzes citizenship from multiple disciplinary perspectives

Contrary to predictions that it would become increasingly redundant in a globalizing world, citizenship is back with a vengeance. The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship brings together leading experts in law, philosophy, political science, economics, sociology, and geography to provide a multidisciplinary, comparative discussion of different dimensions of citizenship: as legal status and political membership; as rights and obligations; as identity and belonging; as civic virtues and practices of engagement; and as a discourse of political and social equality or responsibility for a common good.

KJ

October 12, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (2)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

From the Bookshelves: Thi Bui, The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

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Thi Bui was only 3 years old when her family fled South Vietnam in the 1970s to start a new life in California. Bui’s illustrated memoir, The Best We Could Do:  An Illustrated Memoir, explores her parents’ lives: the sacrifices they made and the struggles they went through that took their children years to understand.  For a radio interview with Bui, author of “click here.

National bestseller
ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection
Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection

An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui
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This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.
 
At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.
 
In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.

KJ 

October 7, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 25, 2017

From the Bookshelves: Sponsored Migration: The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States by Edgardo Melendez

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Sponsored Migration: The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States by Edgardo Melendez

Puerto Rico is often left out of conversations on migration and transnationalism within the Latino context. Sponsored Migration: The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States by Edgardo Meléndez seeks to rectify this oversight, serving as a comprehensive study of the factors affecting Puerto Rican migration to the United States from the late 1940s to the 1960s. Examining the consequences of the perceived problem of Puerto Rican overpopulation as well as the cost of U.S. imperialism on the lives of Puerto Rican workers, Meléndez scrutinizes Puerto Rican migration in the postwar period as a microcosm of the political history of migration throughout Latin America.
   
Sponsored Migration places Puerto Rico’s migration policy in its historical context, examining the central role the Puerto Rican government played in encouraging and organizing migration during the postwar period. Meléndez sheds an important new light on the many ways in which the government intervened in the movement of its people: attempting to provide labor to U.S. agriculture, incorporating migrants into places like New York City, seeking to expand the island’s air transportation infrastructure, and even promoting migration in the public school system. One of the first scholars to explore this topic in depth, Meléndez illuminates how migration influenced U.S. and Puerto Rican relations from 1898 onward. 
 
KJ
 

 

September 25, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

From the Bookshelves: The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American by Lauren Markham

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The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life (Crown, September 12, 2017)

September 21, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Filipinos, the Latinos of Asia?

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

From the Bookshelves: Guerrilla Guides to Law Teaching: Immigration Law

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Here is a guide on immigration law teaching in a movement moment by Caitlin Barry with key contributions by Jaya Ramji-Nogales.  Here is the introduction:

"Teaching immigration law in the doctrinal or clinical context in current times provides rich opportunities to interrogate questions of race, power and agency, and to center lawyering principles that recognize and emphasize the many ways in which lawyers can support organized movements for social change. While immigration law courses tend to either follow a traditional chronological series of constitutional cases or take a practical approach to training students on immigration agency procedures, the following suggestions offer opportunities to consider the lived experiences of migrants directly impacted by these laws and policies, discuss how immigration law has been used to enforce structural racial, economic and gender hierarchies, and reflect on how organized resistance has shaped the evolution of immigration law."

KJ

September 6, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

From the Bookshelves: The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair: America on Trial  by Moshik Temkin

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The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair: America on Trial  by Moshik Temkin (Yale University Press, 2011)

What began as the obscure local case of two Italian immigrant anarchists accused of robbery and murder flared into an unprecedented political and legal scandal as the perception grew that their conviction was a judicial travesty and their execution a political murder. This book is the first to reveal the full national and international scope of the Sacco-Vanzetti affair, uncovering how and why the two men became the center of a global cause célèbre that shook public opinion and transformed America’s relationship with the world.


Drawing on extensive research on two continents, and written with verve, this book connects the Sacco-Vanzetti affair to the most polarizing political and social concerns of its era. Moshik Temkin contends that the worldwide attention to the case was generated not only by the conviction that innocent men had been condemned for their radical politics and ethnic origins but also as part of a reaction to U.S. global supremacy and isolationism after World War I. The author further argues that the international protest, which helped make Sacco and Vanzetti famous men, ultimately provoked their executions. The book concludes by investigating the affair’s enduring repercussions and what they reveal about global political action, terrorism, jingoism, xenophobia, and the politics of our own time.

Temkin looks at what the Sacco-Vanzetti case can tell us about immigration politics today in this post on The Conversation.

KJ

August 31, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, August 21, 2017

From the Bookshelves: Latinos in the United States: What everyone Needs to Know by Ilan Stavans

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Latinos in the United States:  What Everyone Needs to Know® by Ilan Stavans (December 2017)

  • Provides a comprehensive view of Latinos from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Argues that Latino Americans, more than any other minority group, will redefine the way the United States understands itself
  • Explores the ways acculturation is leading to a new "mestizo" identity that is part Hispanic and part American

KJ

August 21, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Mila Kunis on Her Family's Immigration

 

From our pop culture cornerMila Kunis, an Immigrant of the Day in August 2007, has offered a succinct immigration story in a new book of immigration stories.  A refugee who came to the United States, Kunis has been critical of President's Trump immigration policies.

The creators of the television show Fresh Off the Boat have joined forces with celebrities to remind people of the humans behind immigration. In the upcoming book Six Words Fresh Off the Boat, Mila Kunis contributed a story about immigration using only six words. Her message provides one example of the hope that immigration can bring.

For Six Words Fresh Off the Boat, the creator of Fresh Off the Boat, Nahnatchka Khan, and the show’s executive producer, Melvin Marr, partnered with Six-Word Memoirs to focus on immigration — and Kunis shared her own six words on the topic:

“A better life for our children.”

Kunis’ parents gave her and her brother a better life, and she’s now passing that on to her two children with Ashton Kutcher — their daughter, Wyatt, and their son, Dimitri.

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The book Six Words Fresh Off the Boat, available next month,marries the phenomenon of Larry Smith's successful Six-Word Memoirs with ABC and 20th Century Fox Television's hit comedy Fresh Off the Boat. The book captures hundreds of takes on the immigration experience, from every-day people as well as world-famous celebrities including Aziz Ansari, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Julianne Moore, Mario Batali, George Takei, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Billy Collins, Junot Diaz, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
 
KJ

August 18, 2017 in Books, Current Affairs, Film & Television | Permalink | Comments (0)