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Becoming Marta

Author : Lorea Canales
ISBN : 1503952614
Genre : Fiction
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Thanks to her wealthy and well-connected family, twenty-six-year-old Marta is used to getting whatever she wants. And what she wants is a good time. That is, until her father's wife--the woman who raised her--becomes ill. Beautiful young Marta is forced to witness her unfaithful, brutish father abandon her adoptive mother in her final moments. After her father's swift remarriage, Marta is surprised to discover that she is now the sole heir of her late mother's sizeable estate. For the first time, she can choose to cut ties and establish her true self, apart from her parents, her social standing, and the complications of a life of excess. From the balmy beaches of Mexico to New York City, Marta searches for clues to her unconventional heritage and seeks to shed her family's tradition of secrecy and betrayal as she finds her own way.

Becoming Reinaldo Arenas

Author : Jorge Olivares
ISBN : 9780822353966
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Jorge Olivares connects the personal, political, and artistic trajectories of the Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas (1943—1990) to Arenas's insights into the Cuban Revolution, the struggles of exiles, and the politics of sexuality.

Becoming Biliterate

Author : Bertha Perez
ISBN : 9781135620851
Genre : Education
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This book describes the development process and dynamics of change in the course of implementing a two-way bilingual immersion education program in two school communities. The focus is on the language and literacy learning of elementary-school students and on how it is influenced by parents, teachers, and policymakers. Pérez provides rich, highly detailed descriptions, both quantitative and qualitative, of the change process at the two schools involved, including student language and achievement data for five years of program implementation that were used to test the basic two-way bilingual theory, the specific school interventions, and the particular classroom instructional practices. The contribution of Becoming Biliterate: A Study of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Education is to provide a comprehensive description of contextual and instructional factors that might help or hinder the attainment of successful literacy and student outcomes in both languages. The study has broad theoretical, policy, and practical instructional relevance for the many other U.S. school districts with large student populations of non-native speakers of English. This volume is highly relevant for researchers, teacher educators, and graduate students in bilingual and ESL education, language policy, linguistics, and language education, and as a text for master's- and doctoral-level classes in these areas.

Becoming A U S Citizen

Author : Ilona Bray
ISBN : 9781413323054
Genre : Law
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Everything you need to become a naturalized U.S. citizen For a green card holder, taking the next step to U.S. citizenship offers a host of benefits. But the application process itself can be long and confusing. With Becoming a U.S. Citizen, you can save months, or even years. Best of all, you’ll know that you are taking each needed step in the most efficient way. Learn how to: make sure you are eligible for citizenship understand the risks and rewards of applying fill out application forms study for the citizenship exam interview successfully deal with any setbacks help family members immigrate enjoy your status as a U.S. citizen Becoming a U.S. Citizen also shows how you may be able to take advantage of special benefits and procedures if you have a disability, are in the military, or are the spouse of a U.S. citizen. This new edition reflects current and proposed laws, as well as new fees and procedures.

Becoming Goddess

Author : Marta Eirksdttir
ISBN : 1452551189
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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I wish to bring the goddess within you to life and help you regain trust in yourself, so we ladies can walk this path of glory together. A wonderful new world awaits us all, but women must lead the way now. It's our turn. We will lead with love, equality, and respect for all. We shall dance our way into the unity we long for. You and your talents matter; we need to have you full of life and strong. I wish to tell you about the ways that have helped me understand myself better and made my walk in life easier and more joyful. I embraced my power and tamed it to the degree that it does not frighten me anymore to be powerful. My life walk shows you how I managed all the hardships, dark days, and victories won. Now I choose to walk every day on the path of victory! You can expand your horizon and become more understanding of others by reading this book. Some of the things I write about may talk straight to your heart and soul, and the way I handled my life's challenges can inspire you to do the same as I did in mine and move on.

Becoming Mapuche

Author : Magnus Course
ISBN : 9780252093500
Genre : Social Science
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Magnus Course blends convincing historical analysis with sophisticated contemporary theory in this superb ethnography of the Mapuche people of southern Chile. Based on many years of ethnographic fieldwork, Becoming Mapuche takes readers to the indigenous reserves where many Mapuche have been forced to live since the beginning of the twentieth century. In addition to accounts of the intimacies of everyday kinship and friendship, Course also offers the first complete ethnographic analyses of the major social events of contemporary rural Mapuche life--eluwün funerals, the ritual sport of palin, and the great ngillatun fertility ritual. The volume includes a glossary of terms in Mapudungun.

On Becoming Cuban

Author : Louis A. Pérez Jr.
ISBN : 9781469601410
Genre : History
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With this masterful work, Louis A. Perez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s until the revolution of 1959. Using an enormous range of Cuban and U.S. sources--from archival records and oral interviews to popular magazines, novels, and motion pictures--Perez reveals a powerful web of everyday, bilateral connections between the United States and Cuba and shows how U.S. cultural forms had a critical influence on the development of Cubans' sense of themselves as a people and as a nation. He also articulates the cultural context for the revolution that erupted in Cuba in 1959. In the middle of the twentieth century, Perez argues, when economic hard times and political crises combined to make Cubans painfully aware that their American-influenced expectations of prosperity and modernity would not be realized, the stage was set for revolution.

Becoming Americana

Author : Lara Ríos
ISBN : 0425211916
Genre : Fiction
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The poster child for the American Dream, Lupe Perez, a former East L.A. bad girl who has escaped her unsavory background to attend school, work, and volunteer at a teen center, has turned her life around, until her professor assigns her the task of writing a thesis on what Americanization means to Mexican immigrants. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Becoming True To Ourselves

Author : Maria Luisa Nunes
ISBN : UOM:39015028749474
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Nunes' conclusion is succinct and contains several original ideas. Unlike most writers, she claims that human interdependence is a fact that may have positive effects. . . . "Becoming True to Ourselves" is an outstanding work of research and presents insightful and original concerns about a topic that had not been studied previously but is of major importance. "Rocky Mountain Review" "Becoming True to Ourselves" is a penetrating exploration of literary strategies of decolonization in the Portuguese-speaking world. Divided into three parts, the analysis centers on an examination of the Portuguese, Brazilian, and African colonial experiences as viewed through the eyes of native contemporary writers over a 100-year span. This examination enables the author to uncover the fundamental relationship between cultural decolonization and national identity and reveals an unusually vital literary tradition that both reinforces and helps impel these nation's drives toward cultural, political, and economic independence.

Becoming Brazuca

Author : Clémence Jouët-Pastré
ISBN : UOM:39015073621347
Genre : History
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Brazilians in the United States are a relatively new wave of immigrants from South America. In the past their vast country of origin was used to receiving immigrants, not sending them out. The shift is new, and these arrivals do not necessarily fit comfortably in the midst of the huge Spanish-speaking U.S. immigration. This volume offers a broad-ranging discussion of an understudied population and also brings insights into the core issues of immigration research: how immigration can complicate issues of social class, race, and ethnicity, how it intersects with the educational system, and how it fits into the assimilation paradigm. Within the three broad categories that separate these 14 chapters, discussions by the 24 contributors illuminate the various facets of Brazilian immigration and put them in the broader context of life in the twenty-first century. Discussions of cultural icons like Carmen Miranda and Carnival, of Brazilian immigrant women, of the new generation, and of the economy of remittances are just a few examples of the wide range of topics covered in these pages.

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