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  • Television's Imageable Influencesby Camille O. Cosby

    UPA 1994; US$ 64.99

    Camille O. Cosby presents a startling examination of how young African-Americans are dramatically impacted by the pervasive negative images of their culture that are regularly portrayed on television. Dr. Cosby shows how American media establishments have engineered a climate of ignorance and disenfranchisement by fostering misinformation and indifference. more...

  • Three Black Generations at the Crossroadsby Lois Benjamin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99

    Three Generations at the Crossroads weaves a collective tapestry, linking personal biographies of individuals in different generations to the larger social forces acting on them. This second edition contains new chapters on politicians and artists, two groups that are symbolic of the new occupations that have emerged since the post-civil rights era.... more...

  • Urban Nightlifeby Reuben A. Buford May

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Sociologists have long been curious about the ways in which city dwellers negotiate urban public space. How do they manage myriad interactions in the shared spaces of the city? In  Urban Nightlife , sociologist Reuben May undertakes a nuanced examination of urban nightlife, drawing on ethnographic data gathered in a Deep South college town to explore... more...

  • The Voice of Anna Julia Cooperby Anna J. Cooper

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 34.99

    This collection is a major contribution to the reconstruction of gender balance in African-American history ?Manning Marable, Columbia University more...

  • What It Means to Be Daddyby Jennifer Hamer

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 33.99

    Absent fathers and households headed by single mothers are frequently blamed for the poor quality of life of African-American children. This book challenges these assumptions, arguing that they are largely an unfair reflection of non-working class white American values. Hamer places the behaviors of black non-custodial fathers in their social, political,... more...

  • What's Going On?by Katherine Tate

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    In political opinion surveys from the 1950s through the 1970s, African Americans were consistently among the most liberal groups in the United States and were much further to the left than White Americans on most issues. Starting in the 1980s, Black public opinion began to move to the center, and this trend has deepened since. Why is this the case?.... more...

  • What's Race Got to Do with It?by Larry Elder

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    Larry Elder ands his straight talk are "controversial"*, "provocative"**, "iconoclastic"***, "refreshing". **** IS LIFE UNFAIR FOR BLACK AMERICANS? In What's Race Got to Do with It?, bestselling author Larry Elder takes on the touchiest topic in American life: Race. Some Americans think race is the biggest issue this country faces today. Elder... more...

  • When and Where I Enterby Paula J. Giddings

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    When and Where I Enter is an eloquent testimonial to the profound influence of African-American women on race and women's movements throughout American history. Drawing on speeches, diaries, letters, and other original documents, Paula Giddings powerfully portrays how black women have transcended racist and sexist attitudes--often confronting white... more...

  • Whitewashing the Southby Kristen M. Lavelle

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 27.99

    Whitewashing the South is a powerful exploration of how ordinary white southerners recall living through extraordinary racial times?Jim Crow, civil rights, and post-civil rights. Drawing on interviews with the oldest living generation of white southerners, the book uncovers uncomfortable racial realities of the past and present. more...

  • Winning While Losingby Kenneth Osgood; Derrick E. White

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 79.95

    During the four decades separating the presidencies of Lyndon B. Johnson and Barack Obama, the meaning of civil rights has become increasingly complex. Civil rights leaders made great strides in breaking down once-impermeable racial barriers, but they also suffered many political setbacks in their attempts to remedy centuries of discrimination and... more...