<I>Latinas/os on the East Coast: A Critical Reader</I> provides a comprehensive overview of established and contemporary research and essays written about communities that represent the Latina/o diaspora on the East Coast of the United States. Collectively, it contributes to the historical, cultural, political, and economic dynamics that affect the Latinas/os' lived experience of the country. Analyzed through an interdisciplinary lens, this reader offers a critical examination of the policies and the practices that affect the following current and emerging themes and topics: Ethnicity and culture; Immigration, transnationalism, and civil rights; Education; Health; Women's studies; Film and media studies; Queer studies; Literature; Visual and performing arts.</I><BR> This book is an indispensable resource for scholars, researchers, educators, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as any individual, group, or organization interested in issues that affect Latinas/os in the United States in current times.
Shorebirds and seabirds found on the east coast are truly world globetrotters with migration routes that span oceans and continents. Eastern Coastal Birds is the ideal pocket-sized, folding guide for the seasonal visitor or resident to identify commonly seen birds along the coast of eastern North America. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar species and a map featuring prominent coastal birding hotspots. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by birders of all ages. Made in the USA.
Human clustering in coastal areas The coastal zone has gained a solid reputation as a place vocated for recreational activities and this is generally related to the presence of the sea. The relationship, however, does not appear univocal or simple: the sea can be perceived as a hostile element by humans and the more general question of whether the presence of the shore is in itself a favourable, repulsive, or irrelevant factor to settlement is a debatable point, at least for pre-industrial societies. Back in the early part of the 19th century, Friedrich Hegel regarded oceans and rivers as unifying elements rather than dividing ones, thus implying a trend towards the concentration of human settlements along them. 'The sea', he wrote, 'stimulates 1 courage and conquest, as well as profit and plunder', although he realized that this did not equally apply to all maritime peoples. In Hegel's view, different approaches to the sea were mainly the results of cultural factors and, in fact, he recognized that some people living in coastal areas perceive the sea as a dangerous and alien place and the shore as aftnis terrae.
Growing up on a farm in theheart of eastern North CarolinaÃ¢??s tobacco country, author Phil Beaman has beensurrounded by country folk and their colorful language his entire life. Thoughthese communities continue to change, the bond of their phrases, expressions,colloquialisms and just plain talk has remained within the hearts and minds oftheir people. Beaman chronicles this language in a humorous and fascinatingcollection of eastern North CarolinaÃ¢??s most down-home sayings. Everything fromthe weather to drunken sayings to gobbledygook is presented straight from thehorseÃ¢??s mouth. You may not know how to pronounce some of the words, but youwill surely enjoy a trip back to the halcyon days of livinÃ¢?? off the land andchewinÃ¢?? the fat.
Curious George can't wait to ride the Turbo Python 3000 with his friends Betsy and Steve at the amusement park. But he is not tall enough Will George figure out how to ride the roller coaster before the end of the day?
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