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Discrimination & Race Relations

  • The Fire This Timeby Jesmyn Ward

    Scribner 2016; US$ 25.00 US$ 17.50

    National Book Award?winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin?s 1963 examination of race in America , The Fire Next Time , as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The... more...

  • Seeing a Color-Blind Futureby Patricia J. Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 12.99

    In these five eloquent and passionate pieces (which she gave as the prestigious Reith Lectures for the BBC) Patricia J. Williams asks how we might achieve a world where "color doesn't matter"--where whiteness is not equated with normalcy and blackness with exoticism and danger. Drawing on her own experience, Williams delineates the great divide between... more...

  • Nobodyby Marc Lamont Hill; Todd Brewster

    Atria Books 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    ?An impassioned analysis of headline-making cases?.Timely, controversial, and bound to stir already heated discussion.? ? Kirkus Reviews ?A thought-provoking and important analysis of oppression, recommended for those seeking clarity on current events.? ? Library Journal Unarmed citizens shot by police. Drinking water turned to poison. Mass... more...

  • The Race Whispererby Melanye T. Price

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    Nearly a week after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of killing Trayvon Martin, President Obama walked into the press briefing room and shocked observers by saying that ?Trayvon could have been me.?  He talked personally and poignantly about his experiences and pointed to intra-racial violence as equally serious and precarious for black boys.... more...

  • The Dynamics of Racial Progressby Antoine L. Joseph

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 158.00

    Race relations in the United States have long been volatile - marked on the one hand by distrust and violence, but tempered on the other by periods of conciliation, integration and relative harmony. This path-breaking blend of history, sociology, political science and economics argues that the key factor determining the quality of race relations is... more...

  • Alevis in Europeby Tözün Issa

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Alevis are a significant minority in Turkey, and now also in the countries of Western Europe. Over the past century, many of them have migrated from rural enclaves on the Anatolian plateau to the great cities of Istanbul and Ankara, and from there to the countries of the European Union. This book asks who are they? How do they construct their... more...

  • Religion, Equalities, and Inequalitiesby Dawn Llewellyn; Sonya Sharma

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Presenting cutting edge research on how religion can confront and obscure social inequalities in everyday life, Religion, Equalities and Inequalities argues that when religion is left out of social scientific analyses, it can result in incomplete analyses that conceal pathways to social inclusion and exclusion. Bringing together an international... more...

  • Big Jim Eastlandby J. Lee Annis

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 35.00

    The biography of a powerful Mississippi senator rife with contradictions more...

  • The Psychic Hold of Slaveryby Soyica Diggs Colbert; Robert J. Patterson; Aida Levy-Hussen; Soyica Diggs Colbert; Robert J. Patterson; Douglas A. Jr. Jones; Calvin Warren; Margo Natalie Crawford; Régine Michelle Jean-Charles; GerShun Avilez; Brandon J. Manning; Michael Chaney; Aida Levy-Hussen

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 28.95

    What would it mean to ?get over slavery?? Is such a thing possible? Is it even desirable? To explore these questions, The Psychic Hold of Slavery assembles a diverse collection of literary and film critics, philosophers, and cultural theorists. With a painful awareness that our understanding of the past informs our understanding of the present?and... more...

  • University, Court, and Slaveby Alfred L. Brophy

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    University, Court, and Slave reveals long-forgotten connections between universities and pro-slavery thought. Proslavery faculty wrote about the economic and historical importance of slavery and helped shape a proslavery jurisprudence that made it harder to free slaves and pushed the South towards Civil War. more...