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ISBN 13: 0545229944
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Read and Download Tanuja Desai Hidier book Born Confused in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBorn Confused. This book was released on 2010-02-01 with total page 512 pages. Book excerpt: Tanuja Desai Hidier's fantastically acclaimed cross-cultural debut comes to PUSH! Dimple Lala doesn't know what to think. Her parents are from India, and she's spent her whole life resisting their traditions. Then suddenly she gets to high school and everything Indian is trendy. To make matters worse, her parents arrange for her to meet a "suitable boy." Of course it doesn't go well -- until Dimple goes to a club and finds him spinning a magical web . Suddenly the suitable boy is suitable because of his sheer unsuitability. Complications ensue. This is a funny, thoughtful story about finding your heart, finding your culture, and finding your place in America. Author Bio Tanuja Desai Hidier is the critically acclaimed author of the groundbreaking novels Bombay Blues and Born Confused, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and hailed by Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone as one of the best YA novels of all time. Born and raised in the USA, Tanuja is a writer/singer-songwriter now based in London. For more about Born Confused and Bombay Blues, as well as her “booktrack” albums of original songs to accompany them, please visit www.ThisIsTanuja.com.

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ISBN 13: 1443810177
Total Pages : 198 pages
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Read and Download Joel Kuortti book Writing Imagined Diasporas in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWriting Imagined Diasporas. This book was released on 2009-05-05 with total page 198 pages. Book excerpt: Joel Kuortti’s Writing Imagined Diasporas: South Asian Women Reshaping North American Identity is a study of diasporic South Asian women writers. It argues that the diasporic South Asians are not merely assimilating to their host cultures but they are also actively reshaping them through their own, new voices bringing new definitions of identity. As diaspora does not emerge as a mere sociological fact but it becomes what it is because it is said to be what it is, the writings of imagined diasporas challenge “national” discourses. Diaspora brings to mind various contested ideas and images. It can be a positive site for the affirmation of an identity, or, conversely, a negative site of fears of losing that identity. Diaspora signals an engagement with a matrix of diversity: of cultures, languages, histories, people, places, times. What distinguishes diaspora from some other types of travel is its centripetal dimension. It does not only mean that people are dispersed in different places but that they congregate in other places, forming new communities. In such gatherings, new allegiances are forged that supplant earlier commitments. New imagined communities arise that not simply substitute old ones but form a hybrid space in-between various identifications. This book looks into the ways in which diasporic Indian literature handles these issues. In the context of diaspora there is an imaginative construction of collective identity in the making, That a given diaspora comes to be seen as a community is the result of a process of imagining, at the same time creating new marginalities, hybridities and dependencies, resulting in multiple marginalizations, hyphenizations and demands for allegiance. The study concentrates on eleven contemporary women writers from the United States and Canada who write on South Asian diasporic experiences. The writers are Ramabai Espinet, Jhumpa Lahiri, Amulya Malladi, Sujata Massey, Bharati Mukherjee, Uma Parameswaran, Kirin Narayan, Anita Rau Badami, Robbie Clipper Sethi, Shauna Singh Baldwin, and Vineeta Vijayaraghavan.

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ISBN 13: 9042021411
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Read and Download Joel Kuortti book Reconstructing Hybridity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReconstructing Hybridity. This book was released on 2007-01 with total page 330 pages. Book excerpt: This interdisciplinary collection of critical articles seeks to reassess the concept of hybridity and its relevance to post-colonial theory and literature. The challenging articles written by internationally acclaimed scholars discuss the usefulness of the term in relation to such questions as citizenship, whiteness studies and transnational identity politics. In addition to developing theories of hybridity, the articles in this volume deal with the role of hybridity in a variety of literary and cultural phenomena in geographical settings ranging from the Pacific to native North America. The collection pays particular attention to questions of hybridity, migrancy and diaspora.

Download Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education PDF

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ISBN 13: 1506320333
Total Pages : 2600 pages
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Read and Download James A. Banks book Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEncyclopedia of Diversity in Education. This book was released on 2012-05-17 with total page 2600 pages. Book excerpt: The diversity education literature, both nationally and internationally, is broad and diffuse. Consequently, there needs to be a systematic and logical way to organize and present the state of research for students and professionals. American citizens need to understand the dynamics of their increasingly diverse communities and institutions and the global world in which we live, work, and lead. With continually evolving information on diversity policies, practices, and programs, it is important to have one place where students, scholars, teachers, and policymakers can examine and explore research, policy, and practice issues and find answers to important questions about how diversity in U.S. education—enriched with theories, research and practices in other nations—are explained and communicated, and how they affect institutional change at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels. With about 700 signed entries with cross-references and recommended readings, the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (4 volumes, in both print and electronic formats) will present research and statistics, case studies, and best practices, policies, and programs at pre- and postsecondary levels. Diversity is a worldwide phenomenon, and while most of the entries in the Encyclopedia will focus on the United States, diversity issues and developments in nations around the world, including the United States, are intricately connected. Consequently, to illuminate the many aspects of diversity, this volume will contain entries from different nations in the world in order to illuminate the myriad aspects of diversity. From A-to-Z, this Encyclopedia will cover the full spectrum of diversity issues, including race, class, gender, religion, language, exceptionality, and the global dimensions of diversity as they relate to education. This four-volume reference work will be the definitive reference for diversity issues in education in the United States and the world.

Download The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature PDF

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ISBN 13: 0195156536
Total Pages : 2280 pages
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Read and Download Jay Parini book The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. This book was released on 2004 with total page 2280 pages. Book excerpt: Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

Download Becoming a Teacher Researcher in Literacy Teaching and Learning PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1136861130
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Read and Download Christine C. Pappas book Becoming a Teacher Researcher in Literacy Teaching and Learning in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBecoming a Teacher Researcher in Literacy Teaching and Learning. This book was released on 2011-01-25 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: Designed to facilitate teachers’ efforts to meet the actual challenges and dilemmas they face in their classrooms, Becoming a Teacher Researcher in Literacy Teaching and Learning: provides background information and key concepts in teacher research covers the "how-to" strategies of the teacher research process from the initial proposal to writing up the report as publishable or presentable work illustrates a range of literacy topics and grade levels features twelve reports by teacher researchers who have gone through the process, and their candid remarks about how activities helped (or not) helps teachers understand how knowledge is constructed socially in their classrooms so that they can create instructional communities that promote all students’ learning. Addressing the importance of teacher research for better instruction, reform, and political action, this text emphasizes strategies teachers can use to support and strengthen their voices as they dialogue with others in the educational community, so that their ideas and perspectives may have an impact on educational practice both locally in their schools and districts and more broadly.

Download Ethnic Literary Traditions in American Children's Literature PDF

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 0230101526
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download M. Stewart book Ethnic Literary Traditions in American Children's Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEthnic Literary Traditions in American Children's Literature. This book was released on 2009-11-23 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: Esteemed contributors expand the range of possibilities for reading, understanding, and teaching children's literature as ethnic literature rather than children's literature in this ambitious collection.

Download Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office PDF

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Download Yom Kippur a Go-Go PDF

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ISBN 13: 1573446416
Total Pages : 280 pages
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Read and Download Matthue Roth book Yom Kippur a Go-Go in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TYom Kippur a Go-Go. This book was released on 2011-04-21 with total page 280 pages. Book excerpt: Yom Kippur A Go-Go is a mind-blowing meeting of pop culture, Orthodox faith, and hipster poetics. Matthue Roth is an American original: an Orthodox Jew who cites Outkast and Michelle Tea among his influences, who won’t touch a light switch on Shabbos but mimics a screaming orgasm onstage while reading his paean to Orthodox girls. From the World Bank riots (what can you do when the revolution starts on Shabbos?) to Thursday night tranny basketball in San Francisco’s Dolores Park, Matthue takes readers on a journey among the queer and hip streets of urban America in his exuberant memoir, Yom Kippur a Go-Go. With humor and insight, Roth describes the tension between contemporary life and the demands of faith. He falls in love and in lust with a panoply of girls, both strictly kosher and determinedly secular, to the accompaniment of MP3 rabbinical lectures on modesty (“Boys are nothing but perverts and filthy animals!”).

Download The Rhythm of My Soul PDF

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ISBN 13: 9781453521427
Total Pages : 164 pages
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Read and Download Zahida Ahmed book The Rhythm of My Soul in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Rhythm of My Soul. This book was released on 2010-06-24 with total page 164 pages. Book excerpt: This book is kaleidoscope of the lives of Pakistani women, living their daily lives . . . But I had to find the voice to do so, in fact, I had not only to find a voice in a literary sense. I had to learn to speakfirst of all acknowledging that the Pakistani womens experiences had never been represented or acknowledged. We are not recognized for who we are. We needed a vocabulary to bring us out of the shadows. My choice of these particular women was the peculiar mixture of fragility and courage I sensed in them, and a willingness to share their experiences. Initially, they felt they had nothing of any consequence to say. I have lived a very ordinary life, nothing special that is worth mentioning, was their initial response, but as their stories began to unfold revealing a saga of silent metamorphosis; their journey toward self discovery had begun. They had a world to say and the world needed them to say it.

Download Contemporary English-Language Indian Children's Literature PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1136720863
Total Pages : 200 pages
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Read and Download Michelle Superle book Contemporary English-Language Indian Children's Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TContemporary English-Language Indian Children's Literature. This book was released on 2011-05-09 with total page 200 pages. Book excerpt: Concurrent with increasing scholarly attention toward national children’s literatures, Contemporary English-language Indian Children’s Literature explores an emerging body of work that has thus far garnered little serious critical attention. Superle critically examines the ways Indian children’s writers have represented childhood in relation to the Indian nation, Indian cultural identity, and Indian girlhood. From a framework of postcolonial and feminist theories, children’s novels published between 1988 and 2008 in India are compared with those from the United Kingdom and North America from the same period, considering the differing ideologies and the current textual constructions of childhood at play in each. Broadly, Superle contends that over the past twenty years an aspirational view of childhood has developed in this literature—a view that positions children as powerful participants in the project of enabling positive social transformation. Her main argument, formed after recognizing several overarching thematic and structural patterns in more than one hundred texts, is that the novels comprise an aspirational literature with a transformative agenda: they imagine apparently empowered child characters who perform in diverse ways in the process of successfully creating and shaping the ideal Indian nation, their own well-adjusted bicultural identities in the diaspora, and/or their own empowered girlhoods. Michelle Superle is a Professor in the department of Communications at Okanagan College. She has taught children’s literature, composition, and creative writing courses at various Canadian universities and has published articles in Papers and IRCL.

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ISBN 13: 144382769X
Total Pages : 290 pages
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Read and Download Paivi Hoikkala book Dimensions of International Migration in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDimensions of International Migration. This book was released on 2011-01-18 with total page 290 pages. Book excerpt: International Dimensions of Migration follows migrants from challenging situations in their homelands into even more challenging new worlds. Spanning historical periods from the aftermath of the American Civil War to the Third Reich to the modern era, the essays in this book use post-colonial literature, ethnographic research, primary sources, interviews, and a variety of other approaches to reveal the experiences of immigrants and their hosts. The critical method and broad, cross-cultural context of the volume provide a fresh perspective on the immigration issues we are encountering today.

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ISBN 13: 1317007050
Total Pages : 240 pages
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Read and Download Ayona Datta book Translocal Geographies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTranslocal Geographies. This book was released on 2016-02-17 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: Bringing together a wide range of original empirical research from locations and interconnected geographical contexts from Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa, Central and Latin America, this book sets out a different agenda for mobility - one which emphasizes the enduring connectedness between, and embeddedness within, places during and after the experience of mobility. These issues are examined through the themes of home and family, neighbourhoods and city spaces and allow the reader to engage with migrants' diverse practices which are specifically local, yet spatially global. This book breaks new ground by arguing for a spatial understanding of translocality that situates the migrant experience within/across particular 'locales' without confining it to the territorial boundedness of the nation state. It will be of interest to academics and students of social and cultural geography, anthropology and transnational studies.

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 13: 0822389231
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Read and Download Shalini Shankar book Desi Land in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDesi Land. This book was released on 2008-10-06 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: Desi Land is Shalini Shankar’s lively ethnographic account of South Asian American teen culture during the Silicon Valley dot-com boom. Shankar focuses on how South Asian Americans, or “Desis,” define and manage what it means to be successful in a place brimming with the promise of technology. Between 1999 and 2001 Shankar spent many months “kickin’ it” with Desi teenagers at three Silicon Valley high schools, and she has since followed their lives and stories. The diverse high-school students who populate Desi Land are Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and Sikhs, from South Asia and other locations; they include first- to fourth-generation immigrants whose parents’ careers vary from assembly-line workers to engineers and CEOs. By analyzing how Desi teens’ conceptions and realizations of success are influenced by community values, cultural practices, language use, and material culture, she offers a nuanced portrait of diasporic formations in a transforming urban region. Whether discussing instant messaging or arranged marriages, Desi bling or the pressures of the model minority myth, Shankar foregrounds the teens’ voices, perspectives, and stories. She investigates how Desi teens interact with dialogue and songs from Bollywood films as well as how they use their heritage language in ways that inform local meanings of ethnicity while they also connect to a broader South Asian diasporic consciousness. She analyzes how teens negotiate rules about dating and reconcile them with their longer-term desire to become adult members of their communities. In Desi Land Shankar not only shows how Desi teens of different socioeconomic backgrounds are differently able to succeed in Silicon Valley schools and economies but also how such variance affects meanings of race, class, and community for South Asian Americans.

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ISBN 13: 1317629175
Total Pages : 146 pages
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Read and Download Malcolm James book New Racial Landscapes in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNew Racial Landscapes. This book was released on 2016-03-17 with total page 146 pages. Book excerpt: The chapters in this volume examine the racial and ethnic landscape of Britain in a contemporary era of neoliberalism and financial crisis. A key aspect of neoliberal thought is the belief that we live in a ‘post-racial’ in which the problems of racism and xenophobia have been overcome. However, cultural retrenchment and coded xenophobia have been sweeping the political terrain, accompanied by ‘new racisms’ and ‘new racial subjects’ that only close contextual analysis can unpick. The scholarship contained in this collection challenges those who suggest that we live in a post-racial time. By focusing on particular locations in Britain at a particular moment, the volume explores local stories of ‘race’ and racism across changing sociopolitical ground. This book is essential reading for scholars and students of race, racism, diaspora, multiculturalism, post-colonialism, transnationalism and post-race. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Download Selections from Virgil's Aeneid Books 1-6 PDF

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ISBN 13: 1472575725
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Read and Download Ashley Carter book Selections from Virgil's Aeneid Books 1-6 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSelections from Virgil's Aeneid Books 1-6. This book was released on 2020-01-23 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: This reader of Virgil's text features passages from the first half of the Aeneid and is designed to help students understand and appreciate Virgil's poem, as well as improve their Latin reading skills. Each Latin passage is accompanied by running vocabulary, on-page commentary notes and targeted questions. The book can be used as a source of one-off unseen passages or as a reader for students working through individual books or the whole poem. The commentary notes explain references to characters, places and events, provide linguistic and grammatical help on more challenging Latin phrases, and point out stylistic features. The questions test students' comprehension of the characters and storyline, and give them practice in handling literary terms. The passages are linked by summaries of the continuing plot, so students can grasp the progression of the poem as a whole. An in-depth introduction sets the story of the Aeneid in its mythological, literary and historical contexts; a glossary of literary devices and sections on style and metre are included. At the end of the book is a complete alphabetical vocabulary list.

Download The Postcolonial Citizen PDF

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 13: 9781433106019
Total Pages : 150 pages
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Read and Download Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt book The Postcolonial Citizen in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Postcolonial Citizen. This book was released on 2010 with total page 150 pages. Book excerpt: The twentieth century has witnessed the rise of a large population of postcolonial intellectual migrants «willingly» arriving from formerly colonized countries into the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada to pursue intellectual goals. Embedded in this movement from the formerly colonized spaces into the West is the vexed question of dislocation and displacement for these intellectual subjects. The Postcolonial Citizen traces how such modes of (un)belonging are represented within literary and cultural space and how migrancy, and in particular the postcolonial «intellectual» migrant, is symbolically and philosophically understood as a cultural icon of displacement in the West. Using literary texts, autobiographical narrative of displacement, and cultural criticism, this book treats the cultural reception of intellectual migrancy (particularly within America) as both an uneasy and ambiguous condition. What is timely about this book's treatment of migrancy is the current threat imposed on postcolonial writers and scholars in the United States post-9/11. The book examines and exposes the consequences of intellectually intervening into democratic ideals after the rise of the «national security state» - giving the migrant sensibility of dislocation a socio-political dimension. Thus, in dealing with the cultural reception of migrancy, The Postcolonial Citizen clearly marks the shift between pre- and post-9/11 migrant subjectivity and particularly addresses how the «third world» intellectual migrant has become synonymous with the voice of dissent and threat to the established democratic order in the United States.