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Discrimination & Race Relations

  • The Future of Whitenessby Linda Martín Alcoff

    Wiley 2015; US$ 19.95

    White identity is in ferment. White, European Americans living in the United States will soon share an unprecedented experience of slipping below 50% of the population. The impending demographic shifts are already felt in most urban centers and the effect is a national backlash of hyper-mobilized political, and sometimes violent, activism with a stated... more...

  • Satanism and Family Murder in Late Apartheid South Africaby Nicky Falkof

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book discusses two moral panics that appeared in the media in late apartheid South Africa: the Satanism scare and the so-called epidemic of white family murder. The analysis of these symptoms of social and political change reveals important truths about whiteness, gender, violence, history, nationalism and injustice in South Africa and beyond.... more...

  • Citizenby Claudia Rankine

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 15.98

    WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR POETRY WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRY In this moving, critical and fiercely intelligent collection of prose poems, Claudia Rankine examines the experience of race and racism in Western society through sharp vignettes of everyday discrimination and prejudice, and... more...

  • Prison and Social Deathby Joshua M. Price

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    A compelling blend of solidarity, civil rights activism, and social research, Prison and Social Death offers a unique look at the American prison and the excessive and unnecessary damage it inflicts on convicts and parolees. Joshua M. Price documents the ?social death? that convicts suffer while incarcerated and afterward, drawing upon hundreds... more...

  • Blaming the Poorby Susan D. Greenbaum

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    A leading authority on poverty and racism, Susan D. Greenbaum dismantles the main thesis of the Moynihan Report?that the so called matriarchal structure of the African American family ?feminized black men,? resulting in a ?tangle of pathology? that led to a host of ills, from teen pregnancy to adult crime. Drawing on extensive scholarship, Greenbaum... more...

  • One Righteous Manby Arthur Browne

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    A history of African Americans in New York City from the 1910s to 1960, told through the life of Samuel Battle, the New York Police Department?s first black officer.   When Samuel Battle broke the color line as New York City?s first African American cop in the second decade of the twentieth century, he had to fear his racist colleagues as much as... more...

  • Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Identityby Iván Jaksic

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    The philosopher Jorge J. E. Gracia engages fifteen prominent scholars on race, ethnicity, nationality, and Hispanic/Latino identity in the United States. Their discussion joins two distinct traditions: the philosophy of race begun by African Americans in the nineteenth century, and the search for an understanding of identity initiated by Latin American... more...

  • Nature, Human Nature, and Human Differenceby Justin E. H. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    People have always been xenophobic, but an explicit philosophical and scientific view of human racial difference only began to emerge during the modern period. Why and how did this happen? Surveying a range of philosophical and natural-scientific texts, dating from the Spanish Renaissance to the German Enlightenment, Nature, Human Nature, and Human... more...

  • Language Learning, Power, Race and Identityby Liz Johanson Botha

    Channel View Publications 2015; US$ 35.00

    This book investigates the strategies and identities of colonials who have learned the languages of colonised people, using the context of isiXhosa in South Africa. While power in language learning research has traditionally focused on the powerful native speaker and the relatively disempowered learner, this book studies the inverse, where elites are... more...

  • Human Exhibitionsby Assoc Prof Rikke Andreassen; Dr Anne J Kershen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    From the 1870s to the second decade of the twentieth century, more than fifty exhibitions of so-called exotic people took place in Denmark. Here large numbers of people of Asian and African origin were exhibited for the entertainment and ?education? of a mass audience. Several of these exhibitions took place in Copenhagen Zoo, where different ?villages?,... more...