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California dreams and realities : readings for critical thinkers and writers

Author: Sonia Maasik; J Fisher Solomon
Publisher: Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, ©1995.
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Genre/Form: Problems, exercises, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonia Maasik; J Fisher Solomon
ISBN: 0312114958 9780312114954
OCLC Number: 33246358
Description: xiv, 272 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: California dreaming: myths of the golden land --
California: a place, a people, a dream / James J. Rawls --
California as paradise / Julián Marías --
Notes from a native daughter / Joan Didion --
Proofs / Richard Rodriquez --
Country voices / David Mas Masumoto --
The endangered dream / Jordan Bonfante --
An age of limits and definitions / Charlie Stoddard --
The great migration: immigrants in California history --
The welcome mat is threadbare / Yeh Ling-Ling --
Refine immigration policy to reflect history and the moment we live in / Rubén Martinez --
A letter home / Sylvia Martinez --
Ripon / Ramón "Tianguis" Pérez --
The organizer's tale / Cesar Chavez --
Vietnamese youths no longer look homeward / Nancy Wride --
Blacks vs. Browns / Jack Miles --
A tale of two cities: multicultural tensions and the L.A. riots --
Achieving diversity / Los Angeles 2000 committee --
Riot chronology / L.A. Weekly --
Justice for all? What about us? / Peter Nguyen --
Deciphering L.A. smoke signals: the word is class, not race / Luis Rodriguez --
Words to live or die by / Itabari Njeri --
Of us, them, and a myth exploded / Peter H. King --
How the rioters won / Midge Decter --
Learning to talk of race / Cornel West --
Fault lines: Californians' fragile pact with nature --
The panic flight of a homeless host / Charles Morris --
Assembling California / John McPhee --
Living in the red zone / Michael Ventura --
Tragedy comes to the middle class / Richard Rodriguez --
Leaving the Limoges / Celeste Fremon --
No trespassing / Elisabeth Wickett --
Santa Barbara's poor feel sting of ongoing drought / Miles Corwin --
Developing the dream: issues in California land use --
Among kin / Malcolm Margolin --
The water game / Gerald W. Haslam --
Mulholland's phophecy / Margaret Leslie Davis --
Things fall apart / Marc Reisner --
Sunbelt Bolshevism / Mike Davis --
Drawing a line in the ashes / Les Hardie --
At loggerheads / Marie Gravelle --
Homeless in paradise / Rob Rosenthal --
The best-laid plans: higher education and the Californian dream --
Pay as you go: privatizing California's "public" higher education system --
Lilia / Mike Rose --
"Well, I guess they need their minority" / Ruben Navarrette, Jr. --
The retreat from race / Dana Y. Takagi --
Why do they study so hard, yet stay in America's basement? / Eduardo Munoz --
The ZIP code route into UC / Susan E. Brown --
More young Californians spurn their strained university system / Jane Gross.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Sonia Maasik, Jack Solomon.

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