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  • A Taste for Brown Bodiesby Hiram Pérez

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Neither queer theory nor queer activism has fully reckoned with the role of race in the emergence of the modern gay subject. In A Taste for Brown Bodies , Hiram Pérez traces the development  of gay modernity and its continued romanticization of the brown body. Focusing in particular on three figures with elusive queer histories?the sailor,... more...

  • Embedded Racismby Debito Arudou

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 109.99

    Embedded Racism untangles Japan?s complex narrative on nationality and race and how it threatens its very survival. Incorporating a quarter-century of research by a naturalized Japanese citizen, it argues that Japan?s economic and demographic decline is irreversible until it can accept immigrants, regardless of physical appearance, as 'new Japanese.'... more...

  • Race among Friendsby Marianne Modica

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Race among Friends focuses on a ?racially friendly? suburban charter school called Excellence Academy, highlighting the ways that students and teachers think about race and act out racial identity. Marianne Modica finds that even in an environment where students of all racial backgrounds work and play together harmoniously, race affects the daily... more...

  • Taking Sidesby Cindy Milstein

    AK Press 2015; US$ 12.00

    In the struggle against racist violence, there are no outside agitators.? more...

  • Standing on Both Feetby Cathy J Tashiro

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    In the first book to focus on the experiences of older Americans of mixed race, Cathy J. Tashiro explores questions of identity and the significance of family experiences, aging and the life course, class, gender, and nationality. Including African American/White and Asian American/White individuals, the book highlights the poignant voices of people... more...

  • Right to Revoltby Patricia Michelle Boyett

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 65.00

    A revelation of the valorous efforts wielded to motivate change in a "moderate" part of the segregated South more...

  • Slave Against Slaveby Jeff Forret

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    In the first-ever comprehensive analysis of violence between slaves in the antebellum South, Jeff Forret challenges persistent notions of slave communities as sites of unwavering harmony and solidarity. Though existing scholarship shows that intraracial black violence did not reach high levels until after Reconstruction, contemporary records bear... more...

  • White Liesby Maurice Berger

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000; US$ 17.99

    The acclaimed work that debunks our myths and false assumptions about race in America Maurice Berger grew up hypersensitized to race in the charged environment of New York City in the sixties. His father was a Jewish liberal who worshiped Martin Luther King, Jr.; his mother a dark-skinned Sephardic Jew who hated black people. Berger himself was one... more...

  • A Death in Texasby Dina Temple-Raston

    Henry Holt and Co. 2003; US$ 8.99

    An extraordinary account of how a small Texas town struggled to come to grips with its racist past in the aftermath of the brutal murder of James Byrd, Jr. On June 7, 1998, a forty-nine-year-old black man named James Byrd, Jr., was chained to the bumper of a truck and dragged three miles down a country road by a trio of young white men. It didn't... more...

  • Gender and the Political Economy of Developmentby Shirin M. Rai

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    "Rai subjects the projects of both national development and globalization to searching scrutiny through a gender lens. Her emphasis on the intersection of gender and other forms of inequality is very timely. An excellent text for a wide range of courses in politics, sociology and development studies." --Diane Elson, University of Essex Shirin... more...