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  • Honkyby Dalton Conley

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 12.95

    This intensely personal and engaging memoir is the coming-of-age story of a white boy growing up in a neighborhood of predominantly African American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side. Vividly evoking the details of city life from a child's point of view--the streets, buses, and playgrounds--Honky poignantly illuminates the usual... 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...

  • Color-Blindby Ellis Cose

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Is a truly race-netrual society possible? Can the United States wipe the slate clean and surmount the racism of its past? Or is color blindness just another name for denial? In this penetrating and provocative book, Ellis Cose probes the depths of the American mind and exposes the contradictions, fears, hopes and illusions embedded in our complicated... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as ?brave and bold,? this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    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. Here are the frenetic families managing their children's hectic schedules of "leisure" activities;... more...

  • Immigration, Ethnicity, and National Identity in Brazil, 1808 to the Presentby Jeffrey Lesser

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    This book examines the immigration to Brazil of millions of Europeans, Asians and Middle Easterners beginning in the nineteenth century. more...

  • Language and Ethnicityby Carmen Fought

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 41.00

    This book, first published in 2006, explores the crucial role of language in constructing and revealing a speaker's ethnic identity. more...

  • Race in the Schoolyardby Amanda Lewis

    Rutgers University Press 2003; US$ 24.95

    Race in the Schoolyard takes us to a place most of us seldom get to see in action+ our children's classrooms+ and reveals the lessons about race that are communicated there. more...

  • Beauty Paysby Daniel S. Hamermesh

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    Most of us know there is a payoff to looking good, and in the quest for beauty we spend countless hours and billions of dollars on personal grooming, cosmetics, and plastic surgery. But how much better off are the better looking? Based on the evidence, quite a lot. The first book to seriously measure the advantages of beauty, Beauty Pays demonstrates... more...

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

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1999; US$ 15.99

    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...