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- University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00
Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain studies Japanese American community beauty pageants in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Honolulu to discover how these pageants seek to maintain racial and ethnic purity amid shifting notions of cultural identity. Pure Beauty shows how racial and gendered meanings are enacted through the pageants, and reveals... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 60.00
More than a quarter-century after the passage of civil rights legislation in the United States and decades since the last European colonies attained their independence, race continues to play a central role in cultural, political, and economic life, both in the United States and around the globe. Howard Winant argues that race cannot be understood... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 179.00
Argues that race and ethnic relationships must be understood in new ways; that the analytical frameworks provided by constructivist thought and post-colonial writing must be interrogated to provide more comprehensive methodological resources to examine these relationships. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00
In this far-ranging and penetrating work, Denise Ferreira da Silva asks why, after more than five hundred years of violence perpetrated by Europeans against people of color, is there no ethical outrage? Rejecting the prevailing view that social categories of difference such as race and culture operate solely as principles of exclusion, Silva presents... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
Debra Dickerson pulls no punches in this electrifying manifesto. Outspoken journalist and author of the critically acclaimed memoir An American Story , she challenges black Americans to stop obsessing about racism and start focusing on problems they can fix. The way out of the ghetto, she asserts, is to take a good, hard look in the mirror. Get angry,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95
Despite considerable interest in social capital amongst urban policy makers and academics alike, there is currently little direct focus on its urban dimensions. In this volume leading urban researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, Australia, Italy and France explore the nature of social networks and the significance of voluntary associations... more...
- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99
"In a world moving very rapidly on both urbanization and globalization, cities in the developing world face both serious challenges and attractive opportunities. They can reap the benefits of economic growth by creating an enabling investment climate: well-functioning markets, institutions that support sound governance and regulatory regimes,... more...