Resolana Emerging Chicano Dialogues on Community and Globalization

ISBN-10: 0816528349

ISBN-13: 9780816528349

Edition: 2009

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Description: Villagers in northern New Mexico refer to the south-facing side of a wall as la resolana, meaning “the place where the sun shines.” Every culture has a resolana, a place where the resolaneros—the villagers—gather, dialogue, and reflect on society, culture, and politics. The buried knowledge that emerges from this process may be “pure gold,” or el oro del barrio, a metaphor for the culturally contextualized knowledge gathered at the resolana. Coming from diverse backgrounds in social work, sociology, public administration, literature, history, and education, three modern resolaneros take the twin concepts of resolana and el oro del barrio on a breathtaking journey from their rural roots to their application in an urban setting and on to a holistic view of globalization. The authors offer a humane perspective on transborder cultures and all communities struggling to maintain their cultural and linguistic identities. They share an optimistic view of how ordinary people everywhere can take back control of their own destinies. This book is about uncovering subjugated knowledge—el oro del barrio—through resolana, a dynamic process of thought and action. Resolana will inspire dialogue and creativity from those interested in sociology, political science, social work, and Chicano studies, as well as public-policy makers and the general public.

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 2/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Prologue
Introduction: No Siempre Es el Le�n Como Lo Pintan
El Oro del Barrio in the Cyber Age: Leapfrogging the Industrial Revolution
La Resolana and el Oro del Barrio
The Chicano Movement and La Academia de la Nueva Raza
El Oro del Barrio and the Future
Technology and el Oro del Barrio
La Resolana: A Pathway toward a Learning Society for the Cyber Age
Theory and Practice of la Resolana
The University and the Learning Society: Two Case Studies
The Resolana Service Learning Documentation Center (RSLDC)
Subjugated Knowledge in the Cyber Age
Traditional Knowledge in the Cyber Age
Resolana in Action: Dialogues on Success and Community
The Fruits of Our First Resolana
Four Resolanas
Conclusion: What to Do?
A Resolana on Networks: Chicanos, Connections, and Culture
Who We Are: A Network Perspective
From the Bottom Up: Networks and La Plaza Vieja
Networks in a World Not Flat
Networks and Border Thinking: It's All in the Graph
Networks and Naysayers
A Network Conundrum: Los Alamos and Rural New Mexico
Networks and Chicano Urban Culture
Networks and Communities: Let the Harmony Begin
Epilogue
Notes
Works Cited
Index
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