When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir (A Merloyd Lawrence Book) - Esmeralda Santiago
When I Was Puerto Rican Presents the childhood of a Puerto Rican, that was full of tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights, as well as grim...... more
When I Was Puerto Rican Presents the childhood of a Puerto Rican, that was full of tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights, as well as grim poverty. This book narrates the story of a mother, Mami, who struggles to support her seven and soon-to-be eleven children. It also recreates the clash of Puerto Rican and Yankee culture. Full description
The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties: Authorship, Appropriation, and the Law (Post-Contemporary Interventions) - Rosemary J. Coombe
Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State brings together new research on the social history of Central America and the Spanish-speaking...... more
Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State brings together new research on the social history of Central America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Aviva Chomsky and Aldo A. Lauria Santiago have gathered both well-known and emerging scholars to demonstrate how the actions and ideas of rural workers, peasants, migrants, and women formed an integral part of the growth of the export economies of the era and to examine the under acknowledged impact such groups had on the shaping of national histories. Responding to the fact that the more common, elite-centered 'national' histories distort or erase the importance of gender, race, ethnicity, popular consciousness, and identity, contributors to this volume correct this imbalance by moving these previously overlooked issues to the center of historical research and analysis.In so doing, they describe how these marginalized working peoples of the Hispanic Caribbean Basin managed to remain centered on not only class-based issues but on a sense of community, a desire for dignity, and a struggle for access to resources. Individual essays include discussions of plantation justice in Guatemala, highland Indians in Nicaragua, the effects of foreign corporations in Costa Rica, coffee production in El Salvador, banana workers in Honduras, sexuality and working-class feminism in Puerto Rico, the Cuban sugar industry, agrarian reform in the Dominican Republic, and finally, potential directions for future research and historiography on Central America and the Caribbean.This collection will have a wide audience among Caribbeanists and Central Americanists, as well as students of gender studies, and labour, social, Latin American, and agrarian history. Contributors: Patricia Alvarenga, Barry Carr, Julie A. Charlip, Aviva Chomsky, Dario Euraque, Eileen Findlay, Cindy Forster, Jeffrey L. Gould, Lowell Gudmundson, Aldo A. Lauria Santiago, Francisco Scarano, and Richard T
Advantages: Interesting lava formations Disadvantages: The island has been rather spoiled by human interference
...Santiago Island, Galapagos
Santiago seems to have three names, San Salvador and James island as well as Santiago. The James was after James II, San Salvador was after the second island discovered by Columbus and presumably Santiago is the Spanish name for the island.
Santiago is one of the larger islands in the Galapagos group and is 572 km2 . We only visited a small part of this island known...
Advantages: different unspoiled powder relaxed Disadvantages: mid-priced
...About 2 hours east of Santiago are the ski resorts of La Parva, El Colorado and Valle Nevado. All 3 resorts are connected (you can ski between them if you have the right pass) and there are plenty of runs and some world-class off-piste. You can make the trip up and down from Santiago in a day but its worth taking two (at least) if you can ski or snowboard. As well as the resorts, there is a small...
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Advantages: Very efficient, clean city with good seafood Disadvantages: Concha Y Toro vineyard trip
...Santiago is the capital city of Chile
We flew into Santiago Airport and the drive into the city was about half an hour. The airport was very clean and efficient. There were sniffer dogs in abundance all around the luggage carousel area, they walked ove the luggage and in amongst everybody very calmly - not sure whether it was drugs or something else they were after but they were not going to...
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