Latino Urban Ethnography and the Work of Elena Padilla:
Latino City:Urban Planning, Politics, and the Grassroots Erualdo R. Gonzalez
For most of US history, most of Americas Latino population has lived in nine statesCalifornia, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey, and New York. It follows that most education research that considered the experiences of Latino families with US schools came from these same states. But in the last 30 years Latinos have been resettling across the US, attending schools, and creating new patterns of inter-ethnic interaction in educational settings. Much of this interaction with this New Latino Diaspora has been initially tentative and improvisational, but too often it has left intact the patterns of lower educational success that have prevailed in the traditional Latino diaspora. Revisiting Education in the New Latino Diaspora is an extensive update, with all new material, of the groundbreaking volume Education in the New Latino Diaspora (Ablex Publishing) that these same editors produced in 2002. This volume consciously includes a number of junior scholars (e.g., C. Allen Lynn, Soria Colomer, Amanda Morales, Rebecca Lowenhaupt, Adam Sawyer) and more established ones (Frances Contreras, Jason Irizarry, Socorro Herrera, Linda Harklau) as it considers empirical cases from Washington State to Georgia, from the Mid-Atlantic to the Great Plains, where rural, suburban, and urban communities start their second or third decades of responding to a previously unprecedented growth in newcomer Latino populations. With excuses of surprise and improvisational strategies less persuasive as Latino newcomer populations become less new, this volume considers the persistence, the anomie, and pragmatism of Latino newcomers on the one hand, with the variously enlightened, paternalistic, dismissive, and xenophobic responses of educators and education systems on the other. With foci as personal as accounts of growing up as an adoptee in a mixed race family and the testimonio of a successful undocumented college graduate to the macro scale of examining state-level education policies and with an age range from early childhood education to the university level, this volume insists that the worlds of education research and migration studies can both gain from considering the educational responses in the last two decades to the newish Latino presence in the 41 U.S. states that have not long been the home to large, wellestablished Latino populations, but that now enroll 2.5 million Latino students in K-12 alone. Timely and compelling, Revisiting Education in the NLD offers new insight into the Latino Diaspora in the US just as the discussions regarding immigration policy, bilingual education, and immigrant rights are gaining steam. Drawing from a variety of perspectives, contributing authors interrogate the very concept of the diaspora. The wide range of research in this volume thoughtfully illustrates the nuanced phenomena and provides rich descriptions of complex situations. No longer a simple question of immigration, the book considers language and legal status in schools, international adoption, teacher preparation, and the relationships between established and relatively new Latino communities in a variety of contexts. Comprised of rich, thoughtful research Revisiting Education provides a fascinating window into the context of Latino reception nationwide. Rebecca M. Callahan, Associate Professor - University of Texas-Austin As the leader of a 10-years-and-counting research study in Mexico that has identified and interviewed transnationally mobile students with prior experience in U.S. schools, I can affirm that in addition to students with backgrounds in California, Arizona, Texas, and Colorado, migration links now join schools in Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Alabama, etc. to schools in Mexico. For that reason and many others I am excited to see this far-ranging, interdisciplinary, new text that considers policy implementation through lenses as different as teacher preparation, Latino adoption into culturally mixed families, the fate of Latino newcomers in low density districts where there are few like them, and the misuse of Spanish teachers as interpreters. This is an relevant book for American educators and scholars, but also for readers beyond U.S. borders. Hamann, Wortham, Murillo, and their contributors should be celebrated for this fine new collection. Dr. Víctor Zúñiga, Dean of Research and Extension, Universidad de Monterrey
The Politics of Latino Faith:Religion, Identity, and Urban Community Catherine E. Wilson
Multicultural Practices of Effective Teachers of Urban Students:Successfully Educating African American and Latino Students In Urban Schools Cloetta Veney
Alvaro Soler ist als Sohn eines Deutschen und einer Spanierin in Barcelona und Tokio mehrsprachig aufgewachsen. Dabei hat er schon früh angefangen, mit seinem Bruder Musik zu machen. Sein Weg führte ihn nach Deutschland, wo er auf ein Berliner Produzentenduo stieß. Spanisches Temperament trifft auf Berlins urbanen Flair Spanischer Pop mit Latino-Einflüssen trifft auf die Moderne. Aus Experimenten und gemeinsamen Jam-Sessions entstehen erste Songideen und das Gefühl, etwas ganz Besonderes zu kreieren.Auf dem Album vereint Alvaro spanische Texte mit frischen, folkloristischen Melodien. Die Einflüsse, die er auf der ganzen Welt sammelte, sind dabei deutlich zu spüren. Auch Berlin steuert seine typisch zeitgenössischen Vibes bei. Alle Instrumente wurden live eingespielt, was einen authentischen Sound erzeugt, der dynamisch und organisch daherkommt. Eterno Agosto wurde in Berlin, Miami, Los Angeles und Barcelona aufgenommen, was dem Ganzen den letzten Schliff verleiht. Das Album erscheint am 15.07.2016 und wird nun auch endlich Deutschland zum Mitsingen/tanzen bringen. Alvaro selbst beschreibt seine Musik mit einer entspannten Tanzbarkeit. Und bei diesen Texten und den originellen, ausproduzierten Ohrwürmern hat wohl keiner was gegen einen ewigen August
This book considers how architectural landmarks, imagined buildings and urban landscapes take part in the production of meaning in contemporary Argentine cinema. From the iconic Buenos Aires Obelisk to the Hilton International Hotel, the shopping center to the café and the Le Corbusier-designed Curutchet House to the gated community, architecture in these films evokes the political. Tracing architectures expression through six films produced since the 1990s- Pizza birra faso , Mundo grúa , Nueve reinas, La niña santa, La antena and El hombre de al lado -Amanda Holmes studies how architecture in cinema elicits political memory, underscores marginalization and class discrepancies, creates nostalgia for neighborhoods and re-evaluates existing communities. Generously illustrated and carefully researched, the book offers an in-depth reading of key contemporary Argentine films and a fresh architectural approach to film analysis. Amanda Holmes is Associate Professor of Latin American literature and film at McGill University, Canada. She is author of City Fictions: Language, Body and Spanish American Urban Space (2007) and co-editor of Cultures of the City: Mediating Identities in Urban Latin/o America (2010).