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Immigration and Diaspora, April 2002
- Introduction: Immigration and Diaspora
John Brady, Robert Soza
One of the most vexing issues in today's increasingly "borderless" world is immigration.
- Acting Out a Tragedy: Australian Perceptions of the MV Tampa
Australia is a land of immigrants, but its national attitudes toward immigration have undergone cyclical changes since its inception as a nation in 1901. On August 28 of 2001, the Norwegian cargo-carrier Tampa -- burdened with its rescued load of 438 refugees of Afghan, Iraqi, and Iranian origin -- sought to enter Australian territorial waters around Christmas Island.
- Empire of Kitsch: Japan as Represented in Western Pop Media
The images of traditional Japan -- geisha, Mount Fuji, sushi, sumo, samurai, and green tea -- have been brought to the rest of the world for centuries through art work and trade goods. The post-industrial era has brought new cultural products from Japan and thus new associations to Japan, including karaoke, Tamagotchi, Pokemon, Aibo, and Hello Kitty.
- A Sit-down with Kathleen Cleaver
Kathleen Cleaver, Aaron Shuman
"I lived in India in the '50s after the British had gone, and lived in the Philippines after the Americans had gone. So it was very clear to me that brown people, colonized people, could run their own country; they don't really need white supremacy; they don't really need white government."
- Cuba Travel Restrictions
In 1982 the Reagan Administration put into effect strict new regulations regarding travel to Cuba. Americans hoping to set foot on the island would require a license issued by the State Department permitting only certain, limited types of travel, excluding business trips and tourist jaunts.
- By the Time I Get to Cucaracha
Celia C. Perez-Zeeb
The media rarely, if ever, mentions that many of the Central and South American countries these people are fleeing have been historically terrorized by U.S.-supported regimes. The media never bothers to mention that the United States quite often turns a blind eye to the terrorism, the disappearances, the tortures, the rapes, and other abuses being suffered by people who come to this country.
When I say I study gringos, the word generally causes raised eyebrows and poorly suppressed giggles among friends and colleagues at the National Museum here in Rio de Janeiro. I can't say I blame them.
- De las Ciudades: Gandado Espacios en la Aniversidad
Los Angeles y su inmensidad; la idea de perderme en los pasillos que conectan las torres del Downtown siempre me aterró y al mismo tiempo ejercía una especie de fascinación callada.
- The Disappearances of Academia
When there is no next class, when teachers know that there is no future, then the vandals have done their work. This violence is subtle and overtly courteous, but no less effective for the quietness of its sweep through a university campus.
- Nepantla Post 9/11: State Terrorism on the Borderlands
Arturo J. Aldama
Are we regressing to the 1950s with a twenty-first century technological capacity in terms of the repression of internal dissent?
- Post-September 11 at the Border
I sit, facing north, on a wall outside of Roman's penthouse. About two miles away, on the other side of the border, I see the familiar green and white trucks of the United States Border Patrol on a hill.