Barrio Dreams

Author: Arlene Dávila
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520937724
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Arlene Dávila brilliantly considers the cultural politics of urban space in this lively exploration of Puerto Rican and Latino experience in New York, the global center of culture and consumption, where Latinos are now the biggest minority group. Analyzing the simultaneous gentrification and Latinization of what is known as El Barrio or Spanish Harlem, Barrio Dreams makes a compelling case that—despite neoliberalism's race-and ethnicity-free tenets—dreams of economic empowerment are never devoid of distinct racial and ethnic considerations. Dávila scrutinizes dramatic shifts in housing, the growth of charter schools, and the enactment of Empowerment Zone legislation that promises upward mobility and empowerment while shutting out many longtime residents. Foregrounding privatization and consumption, she offers an innovative look at the marketing of Latino space. She emphasizes class among Latinos while touching on black-Latino and Mexican-Puerto Rican relations. Providing a unique multifaceted view of the place of Latinos in the changing urban landscape, Barrio Dreams is one of the most nuanced and original examinations of the complex social and economic forces shaping our cities today.

Chasing God

Author: Roger Huang
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434707164
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Chasing God is Roger Huang's gritty, heartfelt story of obedience to God's call to follow Him into the heart of the city. That mission can inspire you! Leaving behind his abusive home in Taiwan, Roger discovered both the American Dream and his French bride, Maite. A dramatic event took place before his very eyes and prompted Roger to rethink his future and his calling. As a couple, Roger and Maite chose not to ignore the plight of the poor and homeless in San Francisco's most impoverished district, the Tenderloin. Since founding City Impact, Roger has led many in discovering the power of prayer, fasting, and serving hands-on in a community starved for hope. Chasing God is a testimony to God's miraculous provision and will challenge you to consider how to serve and care for your own city and community.

The Madonnas of Echo Park

Author: Brando Skyhorse
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439170843
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explores the lives of those who shed their ethnic identity in pursuit of the American dream with a different character in each chapter, including Hector, a day laborer who witnesses a murder, and Felicia, who survives a drive-by shooting.

Faith Works

Author: Eileen Vincent
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491701625
Format: PDF, ePub
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In her inspiring true story of her walk of faith, Eileen shares a candid glimpse into a God guided journey as she and Alan, her husband, transformed by a powerful conversion, left everything behind and travelled to India with their young family as missionaries. Here you enter the miraculous faith venture of two passionate people, prepared to do whatever the Lord says. Led to witness modern day miracles of healing, and incredible answers to prayer, Eileen and Alan embarked upon an unforgettable path of supernatural provision, as they only made their needs known to God. This book teaches life-changing lessons that will make you useful to God. The story is told with purpose; weaving together lessons of faith learnt as they took small steps everyday to grow in faith and in the joy of the Holy Spirit. You will be challenged to get up and live your faith. Faith Works offers the compelling testimony of a couples' salvation and missionary years in India that seeks to challenge others to learn what it takes to be useful to God.

Visions of Power in Cuba

Author: Lillian Guerra
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807835633
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the tumultuous first decade of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and other leaders saturated the media with altruistic images of themselves in a campaign to win the hearts of Cuba's six million citizens. In Visions of Power in Cuba, Lillian Gue

G dog and the Homeboys

Author: Celeste Fremon
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826344854
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is an updated edition of the story of the gang scene in East L.A. and Father Gregory Boyle's innovative ministry and economic development efforts in the area.

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman a feminist literature classic

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074843165
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This carefully crafted ebook: "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (a feminist literature classic)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Mary Wollstonecraft (27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797) was an eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book. Wollstonecraft is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason.

The Triumphs of Joseph

Author: Robert L. Woodson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684827425
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Describes how members of the community are helping poor areas to take responsibility

Street Saints

Author: Barbara J. Elliott
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
ISBN: 1932031766
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Based on eight years of hands-on experience and more than 300 interviews, Street Saints is both a book of motivational stories about unsung heroes and a sociological study of the "faith factor," documenting faith-based programs that are treating social maladies in America. This book takes readers on a tour of communities and institutions in America where faith-based initiatives are making a difference. It offers inspiration, role models, and guidelines for people who would like to give back to their own communities.