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America Dreaming And Other Plays


Author : Chiori Miyagawa
language : en
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release Date : 2012-05-01


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AMERICA DREAMING is a collection of distinctive plays by playwright Chiori Miyagawa with an introduction by dramaurge Emily Morse that illuminates a unique theatrical vision of how America dreams itself anew.

Dream Hoarders


Author : Richard V. Reeves
language : en
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Release Date : 2018-06-12


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Dream Hoarders sparked a national conversation on the dangerous separation between the upper middle class and everyone else. Now in paperback and newly updated for the age of Trump, Brookings Institution senior fellow Richard Reeves is continuing to challenge the class system in America. In America, everyone knows that the top 1 percent are the villains. The rest of us, the 99 percent—we are the good guys. Not so, argues Reeves. The real class divide is not between the upper class and the upper middle class: it is between the upper middle class and everyone else. The separation of the upper middle class from everyone else is both economic and social, and the practice of “opportunity hoarding”—gaining exclusive access to scarce resources—is especially prevalent among parents who want to perpetuate privilege to the benefit of their children. While many families believe this is just good parenting, it is actually hurting others by reducing their chances of securing these opportunities. There is a glass floor created for each affluent child helped by his or her wealthy, stable family. That glass floor is a glass ceiling for another child. Throughout Dream Hoarders, Reeves explores the creation and perpetuation of opportunity hoarding, and what should be done to stop it, including controversial solutions such as ending legacy admissions to school. He offers specific steps toward reducing inequality and asks the upper middle class to pay for it. Convinced of their merit, members of the upper middle class believes they are entitled to those tax breaks and hoarded opportunities. After all, they aren’t the 1 percent. The national obsession with the super rich allows the upper middle class to convince themselves that they are just like the rest of America. In Dream Hoarders, Reeves argues that in many ways, they are worse, and that changes in policy and social conscience are the only way to fix the broken system.


Author : Френсис Фицджеральд
language : ru
Publisher: Litres
Release Date : 2017-09-05


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Фрэнсис Скотт Фицджеральд (1896–1940) – американский писатель и сценарист, классик американской литературы.Предлагаемый читателям психологический роман «Великий Гэтсби» (1925) нравственно развенчивает безоглядное восприятие «американской мечты» – идеи социального преуспеяния личности.Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен постраничным комментарием и словарем.

From Liberty To Magnolia


Author : Janice S. Ellis Ph. D.
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2018-02


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From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream vividly recounts the journey of an African-American woman from rural, segregated Mississippi through academia, corporate America, and politics. It is the story of how she triumphed even when, more often than not, the ugly realities of racism and sexism tried to deter her. This book tells the broader story, too, of how her life epitomizes what the Civil Rights Act and Equal Rights Amendment have meant and have not meant for blacks and women as she has lived through their maturation during the last 50 years.What better time than now to examine how these two seminal and defining events played out in the life of an ordinary African-American woman who believed in all of America¿s promises? What better moment than today to look deeply at the life of a woman who prepared herself and worked tirelessly to achieve her goals only to realize that many lay beyond her reach and that of most women and most blacks.From Liberty to Magnolia shows readers, especially aspiring women and minorities¿with whom her story will have special resonance¿how to navigate and ultimately embrace the challenges at every major crossroads and be triumphant. A Discussion Guide is included for use by book clubs, classes, and group forums.

American Jornalero


Author : Ed Cardona Jr.
language : en
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release Date : 2012


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AMERICAN JORNALERO: This new play by playwright Ed Cardona Jr., premiered at INTAR in New York City in May 2012, focuses on the plight of a group of day laborers/jornaleros in Queens. A portrait of the intersecting transient lives in the search for a daily wage in a land of many compromised American dreams. A compassionate, clear-eyed and illuminating look at lives and people too often ignored in the US landscape, AMERICAN JORNALERO is a vibrant play.

Empanada For A Dream


Author : juan francisco villa
language : en
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release Date : 2014-06-08


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EMPANADA FOR A DREAM by writer/performer Juan Francisco Villa is one boy's story of growing up hard and fast on the Lower East Side. A moving, beautiful tale of love, loss, heartache and forgiveness. EMPANADA FOR A DREAM is a poignant and entertaining portrait of family and neighborhood - set against the secret that destroys it all. It's a story about growing up. It's a story about getting out. And coming back -- to one boy's Lower East Side.

Dreaming On A Sunday In The Alameda And Other Plays


Author : Carlos Morton
language : en
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date : 2004


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This innovative collection, featuring three plays by Carlos Morton, spans five centuries of Mexican and Mexican American history. In the tradition of teatro campesino, these plays present provocative revisions of historical events. The first play, La Malinche, challenges the historical record of the tragic clash between Indians and Spaniards. The near-mythical La Malinche, who betrayed her country for love of Hernan Cortez but was then betrayed by him, is freed from the bonds of history to have her vengeance. She saves her legacy and destroys the legacy of the conquistador. In the second play, Dreaming on a Sunday in the Alameda, characters from a mural by painter Diego Rivera come to life to depict four centuries of Mexican history. Among these, Frida Kahlo, Rivera’s wife, finally steps out of his shadow as a woman and artist in her own right. Esperanza, a libretto for an opera, tells the story of Mexican miners who labored in twentieth-century Silver City, New Mexico. Based on the classic movie Salt of the Earth, this play deftly portrays the crisis that foretold the rise of the Chicano movement.