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Unformatted text preview: The final exam will be available beginning Sat morning Aug21...you will have until Monday Aug 23 to complete it. The exam is a two hour multiple choice/true false, short essay exam--like the midterm. Potential Essay Questions---minimum of 500 words per essay: IDS326-41_2106_30948 1. What does the Tattooed Soldier tell us about race, immigration, and the labor market in Los Angeles? 2. What have been the legacies of the 1992 L.A. riots? 3. How has migration shaped California since the Great Depresson? 4. Are people stilled drawn to California by the "myth of California/" STUDY GUIDE Great Depression The Grapes of Wrath WW II Impact of Progressivism Role of water rights Differences between northern and southern CA Dustbowl Migration Japanese Internment Impact of WW II on CA economy New Deal Cesar Chavez Watts Riot Impact of Science and Technology Role of higher education in CA Silicon Valley The Tattooed Soldiers New Immigration Post-1965 race relations Anti-immigrant sentiment 1992 Los Angeles Riots DISCUSSION BOARD 1. What does "the Tattooed Soldier" reveal about immigration in Los Angeles? The Tattooed Soldier does a great job in illustration the many challenges faced in immigrating to Los Angeles. Antonio who is a native of Guatemala comes to Los Angeles after his family is killed. Antonia does not speak English very well and finds him self in situations where he struggles to communicate. Regardless of Antonio’s academic accomplishment is his home town of Guatemala, he is very is ill-educated. This is a frustrating experiencing for Antonio. (Tovar page 5) Tovar uses Antonio’s experience to inform the reader of the frustration and injustices many immigrants face. Antonio states, “In Spanish, I sound like the intelligent person I am. In English, I am a bus boy.” (Tovar page 5) Antonio experiences a great deal of hardship as an immigrant to California. Antonio also experience homelessness due to being evicted from his residency. Antonio expressed how invisible he feels as an immigrant who does not speak the language. Throughout the book Antonio continues to express his feels in not being acknowledge for the educated and intelligent man that he is. “There was invisibility being a bus boy, of walking between the tables unnoticed, a shadow rolling the cart clearing the dishes. But this was a another kind of invisibility…” (Tovar page 10) Longoria, a member of an elite unit within the Guatemalan army, has made his career being a ruthless executor of army orders. Proud of his membership in the prestigious Jaguars, he tattooes his forearm with a menacing jaguar. This is the last impression Antonio has of the man who took everything from him. Longoria is not only the executor of Antonio’s family, but has played a large part in the genocide that razed the Guatemalan highlands during that era. Ashamed of his own indigenous and humble roots, he is constantly t rying to rid himself of emotion, memory, and remorse. He moves to Los Angeles in the hopes that he will not find the same himself of emotion, memory, and remorse....
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2010 for the course IDS ids 326 taught by Professor Annachoi during the Spring '10 term at CSU Dominguez Hills.
- Spring '10