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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 49.99
The fifth edition of this book extends the discussion of the challenges faced by urban sociology in the global age, while covering the issues traditionally associated with urban sociology. It presents a balanced review of the ecological perspective and the political and economic contexts of the urban environment. Topics include communities in cities,... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99
Originally published in 1954, Richard Wright's Black Power is an extraordinary nonfiction work by one of America's premier literary giants of the twentieth century. An impassioned chronicle of the author's trip to Africa's Gold Coast before it became the free nation of Ghana, it speaks eloquently of empowerment and possibility, and resonates loudly... more...
- Tamarisk Books 2008; US$ 11.99
A testament to the more than 100,000 Korean adoptees who have come to the United States since the 1950s, this collection of oral histories features the stories of nine Korean Americans who were adopted as children and the struggles they?ve shared as foreigners in their native lands. From their early confrontations with racism and xenophobia to their... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00
This book focuses on cities, their relationships with each other and the disparities between them. Analysing cities as the places where diversity is especially apparent, where cultural richness is experienced and where conflicts often erupt, it illustrates how cultures and cultural diversity interact with economic growth and development. The contributors... more...
- DK Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99
Eyewitness City examines urban life in many of the world's most fascinating, fast-paced cities. It takes readers from the suburbs and shanty towns to the high-rise business districts, showing how cities grow and function. Also included is historical information, looking at the evolution of cities through the centuries. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95
An engaging exploration of modern, late modern and fluid or postmodern humour, Weaver draws on the social theory of Zygmunt Baumann to examine the linguistic structure of humour, arguing that, being similar to metaphor, it is prone to be convincing. Deconstructing the dominant form of racism aimed at black people in the US, and Asians in the UK, this... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2000; US$ 25.00
The experiences of a teacher and his white students on a nationwide trek toward racial understanding. In 1998 James Waller took twenty-one white college students from Washington state on a month-long journey. Prejudice Across America is the record of their interaction with the American Indian, Asian American, African American, Hispanic, and Jewish... more...
- Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 9.95
Cities have always been the incubators of new ideas, economic innovation, and social reform. But recent demands and expectations placed on cities and their citizens are unprecedented: everything from chronic poverty and homelessness to massive energy consumption and nonstop suburban sprawl. In this timely book, cities specialist John Lorinc considers... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2004; US$ 22.00
Starting Lineup: Dub Jones Greg Pruitt Bert Jones Clendon Thomas Ken Mendenhall Joe Washington, Sr. Tony Peters Joe Washington, Jr. Steve Zabel Since the 1960s, professional football has been America's most popular sport. This book explores the culture of football from the inside-from the players' perspective-the game the fans never see. Conversations... more...