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  • The Color of Water 10th Anniversary Editionby James McBride

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    The New York Times bestselling story from the author of The Good Lord Bird , winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction. Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's... more...

  • Economic Apartheid In Americaby Chuck Collins; Felice Yeskel; United for a Fair Economy

    The New Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    This updated edition of the widely touted Economic Apartheid in America looks at the causes and manifestations of wealth disparities in the United States, including tax policy in light of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and recent corporate scandals. Published with two leading organizations dedicated to addressing economic inequality, the book looks... more...

  • Measuring Inequalityby Frank Cowell

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 39.99

    What do we mean by inequality comparisons? If the rich just get richer and the poor get poorer, the answer might seem easy. But what if the income distribution changes in a complicated way? Can we use mathematical or statistical techniques to simplify the comparison problem in a way that has economic meaning? What does it mean to measure inequality?... more...

  • White Goldby Giles Milton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 8.99

    The true story of white European slaves in eighteenth century Algiers, Tunis, and Morocco In the summer of 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and fifty-one of his comrades were captured at sea by the Barbary corsairs. Their captors--Ali Hakem and his network of Islamic slave traders--had declared war on the whole of Christendom. France,... more...

  • Carameloby Sandra Cisneros

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    NOW AVAILABLE  IN EBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME Every year, Ceyala "Lala" Reyes' family--aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and Lala's six older brothers--packs up three cars and, in a wild ride, drive from Chicago to the Little Grandfather and Awful Grandmother's house in Mexico City for the summer. Struggling to find a voice above the boom of her brothers... more...

  • The Adolescentby Eldrie Gouws; Nicky Kruger

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    The Adolescent: An Educational Perspective covers several aspects of adolescent?s development. The book discusses an adolescent's physical, cognitive, affective, social, conative, and normative development, together with an overview of pedagogic implications. The text also considers other critical aspects (street children, drugs, sexually transmitted... more...

  • We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Familiesby Philip Gourevitch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1999; US$ 17.99

    An unforgettable firsthand account of a people's response to genocide and what it tells us about humanity. This remarkable debut book chronicles what has happened in Rwanda and neighboring states since 1994, when the Rwandan government called on everyone in the Hutu majority to murder everyone in the Tutsi minority. Though the killing was low-tech--largely... more...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. more...

  • Horizontal Inequalities and Conflictby Frances Stewart

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 37.00

    Drawing on econometric evidence and in-depth studies of West Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, this book explores how horizontal inequalities - ethnic, religious or racial - are a source of violent conflict and how political, economic and cultural status inequalities have contributed. Policies to reverse inequality would reduce these risks. more...

  • Just One of the Guys?by Kristen Schilt

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    The fact that men and women continue to receive unequal treatment at work is a point of contention among politicians, the media, and scholars. Common explanations for this disparity range from biological differences between the sexes to the conscious and unconscious biases that guide hiring and promotion decisions. Just One of the Guys? sheds new... more...