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Discrimination & Race Relations

  • Emergent U.S. Literaturesby Cyrus Patell

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 21.00

    Emergent U.S. Literatures  introduces readers to the foundational writers and texts produced by four literary traditions associated with late-twentieth-century US multiculturalism. Examining writing by Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and gay and lesbian Americans after 1968, Cyrus R. K. Patell compares and historicizes what... more...

  • Brooklyn's Promised Landby Judith Wellman

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    In 1966 a group of students, Boy Scouts, and local citizens rediscovered all that remained of a then virtually unknown community called Weeksville: four frame houses on Hunterfly Road. The infrastructures and vibrant histories of Weeksville, an African American community that had become one of the largest free black communities in nineteenth century... more...

  • Political Culture, Political Science, and Identity Politicsby Howard J. Wiarda

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    In this important book, well known Comparativist, Howard J. Wiarda, traces the long and controversial history of culture studies, and the relations of political culture and identity politics to political science. Under attack from structuralists, institutionalists, Marxists, and dependency writers, Wiarda examines and assesses the reasons for these... more...

  • Antisemitism and Anti-Zionismby Rusi Jaspal

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Drawing upon media and visual sources and rich interview data from Iran, Britain and Israel, Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism examines the concepts of antisemitism and anti-Zionism, tracing their evolution and inter-relations, and considering the distinct ways in which they are manifested, and responded to, by Muslim and Jewish communities in Iran, Britain... more...

  • Latino Homicideby Ramiro Jr. Martinez

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    Latino Homicide is the first empirically based, but readable book for courses to counter the conventional wisdom that immigrant populations only contribute crime to their communities. For this second edition, Martinez further emphasizes his argument with updated data and the addition of a new city, San Antonio. With fascinating case studies from... more...

  • Who We Beby Jeff Chang

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the U.S. has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history, what can be called the colorization of America. But the same nation that elected its first Black president on a wave of hope?another four-letter word?is... more...

  • Not Like a Native Speakerby Rey Chow

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many parts of the postcolonial world. This unfinished state of affairs, this lingering historical experience of being caught among unequal languages, is the subject of Rey Chow's book. A... more...

  • Annihilation of Casteby B.R. Ambedkar; Arundhati Roy; S. Anand

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    ?What the Communist Manifesto is to the capitalist world, Annihilation of Caste is to India.? ?Anand Teltumbde, author of The Persistence of Caste B.R. Ambedkar?s Annihilation of Caste is one of the most important, yet neglected, works of political writing from India. Written in 1936, it is an audacious denunciation of Hinduism and its caste... more...

  • Culture and Immigration in Contextby Daniel Briggs; Dorina Dobre

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Based on ethnographic data, this revealing study presents a humane and realistic account of Romanian economic migrants and their life in the UK, providing a more balanced picture of the way new immigrant groups are depicted and popularly perceived. more...

  • A Great Conspiracy against Our Raceby Peter G. Vellon

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    Racial history has always been the thorn in America?s side, with a swath of injustices?slavery, lynching, segregation, and many other ills?perpetrated against black people. This very history is complicated by, and also dependent on, what constitutes a white person in this country. Many of the European immigrant groups now considered white have also... more...