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Races and race relations

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  • Pure Beautyby Rebecca Chiyoko King-O?Riain

    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...

  • Racial Conditionsby Howard Winant

    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...

  • Race, Ethnicity and Education in Globalised Timesby R. Arber

    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...

  • "Race" and Racismby Richard Perry

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    This study examines the origins and development of racism in North America through addressing the inception and persistence of the concept of ?race? and the biology of human variance. more...

  • Toward a Global Idea of Raceby Denise Ferreira da Silva

    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...

  • Desire for Raceby Sarah Daynes; Orville Lee

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    Examines the concept of race, suggesting ways in which it can free itself from outdated notions of biological essentialism. more...

  • The End of Blacknessby Debra J. Dickerson

    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...

  • Networked Urbanismby Talja Blokland; Mike Savage

    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...

  • Cities in a Globalizing Worldby Frannie Leautier

    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...

  • Pathways Through Crisisby Carl A. Maida

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 79.99

    In Pathways through Crisis, Carl Maida describes how communities tend (and need) to develop 'grass roots' solutions in responding to critical social problems. more...