Chican@s in the Conversations (A Longman Topics Reader)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-19
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This brief, affordable reader takes a provocative look at critical issues facing the Chican@ communities today and provides thought-provoking questions and writing topics for each reading.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Identityp. 1
We Owe Historyp. 2
What Is a Hispanic?p. 9
What's the Problem with "Hispanic"? Just Ask a "Latino"p. 17
"New Urbanism" Embraces Latinosp. 20
"But Can She Cook?" Family Expectations Weigh Heavily on Latina Studentsp. 24
Creating the New Macho Manp. 30
Family Pictures Shape Memoryp. 35
Changing Names and Making Connections: Como te llamas?p. 40
A New Minority Makes Itself Known: Hispanic Muslimsp. 48
Additional Topics of Conversationp. 52
Pop Culturep. 54
Prime-Time Soaps Sizzle in Spanish, but Fall Flat in Englishp. 55
Josefina Lopez: A Writer's Lifep. 59
Victory to the Low and Slowp. 64
Muralismp. 68
Whether or Not Selena Changed Tejano's Status Quo, She Certainly Changed the Genrep. 73
Hispanic Girls in Sports Held Back by Traditionp. 77
Spanglish: Pop Culture's Lingua Francap. 82
Additional Topics of Conversationp. 87
Language and Educationp. 89
Professionp. 90
Proud to be a Product of Affirmative Actionp. 99
An Offering to the Power of Languagep. 105
Speaking Spanishp. 108
Testing "English Only" Rulesp. 111
Where Do I Go with Spanish?p. 115
Additional Topics of Conversationp. 122
Bordersp. 124
The Homeland, Aztlanp. 125
Cross Purposesp. 136
A Sense of Placep. 142
At 15, a Step Aheadp. 147
They Die in Brooks Countyp. 151
Mexican-Americans Struggle for Jobsp. 157
Hospitals Feeling Strain From Illegal Immigrantsp. 162
La Nueva Orleansp. 166
Additional Topics of Conversationp. 170
Everyday Issuesp. 171
A Latino Internet Revolutionp. 172
Town's-Eye View of Immigration Debatep. 181
Bush's Spanish Lessonsp. 185
Curanderismo: Past and Present Viewpointsp. 190
Work Place Health Disparities Increasing among Hispanicsp. 199
Acculturation Is Bad for Our Health: Less Fast Food, More Nopalitosp. 206
"I Want to Live a Long Life": Starting Healthy Habits Early Program Helps Hispanic Children Learn to Stay Fitp. 213
Latinos Re-Examine Pregnancy in Teensp. 217
For Younger Latinos, a Shift to Smaller Familiesp. 222
Additional Topics of Conversationp. 226
Spanish-English Glossaryp. 229
Creditsp. 241
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