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  • Jim Crow's Childrenby Peter Irons

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 17.00

    In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court sounded the death knell for school segregation with its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. So goes the conventional wisdom. Weaving together vivid portraits of lawyers and such judges as Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren, sketches of numerous black children throughout history whose parents joined lawsuits... more...

  • Shiftingby Charisse Jones; Kumea Shorter-Gooden

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Based on the African American Women's Voices Project, Shifting reveals that a large number of African American women feel pressure to com-promise their true selves as they navigate America's racial and gender bigotry. Black women "shift" by altering the expectations they have for themselves or their outer appearance. They modify their speech. They... more...

  • America in Black and Whiteby Stephan Thernstrom; Abigail Thernstrom

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 18.00

    In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans. Supporting their conclusions with statistics on education, earnings, and housing, they argue that the perception... more...

  • Bi-culturalismby Rutledge M. Dennis

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 110.99

    Offers fresh theoretical and methodological insights into biculturalism as a reality in many socieities. This work presents a variety of methodological strategies and techniques case studies, autoethnography, content analysis, participant observation, the more...

  • Spanish and English in U.S. Service Encountersby Laura Callahan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    Service encounters involve communication between strangers. Communication between strangers who come from different groups can foster the formation of stereotypes. Using service encounters as a vehicle, Callahan examines Spanish as social capital in the United States, focusing on who may use this language and under what circumstances. more...

  • Discrimination in Latin Americaby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99

    Latin America has often been regarded as a region with deep ethnic and class conflicts. The difficulty of assessing this from an economic perspective is two fold: There is little solid, unbiased, and systematic data to provide convincing empirical evidence, and there is a dearth of empirical methods to identify specific discriminatory-based behavior... more...

  • The Dancing Girls of Lahoreby Louise Brown

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The dancing girls of Lahore inhabit the Diamond Market in the shadow of a great mosque. The twenty-first century goes on outside the walls of this ancient quarter but scarcely registers within. Though their trade can be described with accuracy as prostitution, the dancing girls have an illustrious history: Beloved by emperors and nawabs, their sophisticated... more...

  • Jihad for Jerusalemby KHAN KHAN

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 144.00

    Jihad for Jerusalem explores the agent-structure dynamics in world politics and advances a constructivist theory of choice that explains the role of identity, culture, religion, and other core values in international politics. The struggle for Jerusalem by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Israel is the empirical space where the dynamics between reason... more...

  • Undoing Privilegeby Bob Pease

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 32.95

    For every group that is oppressed, another group is privileged. In Undoing Privilege, Bob Pease argues that privilege, as the other side of oppression, has received insufficient attention in both critical theories and in the practices of social change. As a result, dominant groups have been allowed to reinforce their dominance. Undoing Privilege explores... more...

  • Sports and the Racial Divideby Michael Lomax; Kenneth L. Shropshire

    University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 50.00

    With essays by Ron Briley, Michael Ezra, Sarah K. Fields, Billy Hawkins, Jorge Iber, Kurt Kemper, Michael E. Lomax, Samuel O. Regalado, Richard Santillan, and Maureen Smith This anthology explores the intersection of race, ethnicity, and sports and analyzes the forces that shaped the African American and Latino sports experience in post-World War II... more...