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Discrimination & Race Relations

  • The 9/11 Generationby Sunaina Marr Maira

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 22.40

    Since the attacks of 9/11, the banner of national security has led to intense monitoring of the politics of Muslim and Arab Americans. Young people from these communities have come of age in a time when the question of political engagement is both urgent and fraught. In The 9/11 Generation , Sunaina Marr Maira uses extensive ethnography to understandáthe... more...

  • South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Erasby Michael Brem Bonner; Fritz Hamer

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    A collection of important, but little-known, scholarship examining the Civil War and Reconstruction more...

  • The France of the Little-Middlesby Marie Cartier; Isabelle Coutant; Olivier Masclet; Yasmine Siblot

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    The Poplars housing development in suburban Paris is home to what one resident called the "Little-Middles" ? a social group on the tenuous border between the working- and middle- classes. In the 1960s The Poplars was a site of upward social mobility, which fostered an egalitarian sense of community among residents. This feeling of collective flourishing... more...

  • Blood and Landby J.C.H. King

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 35.24

    Blood and Land is a dazzling, panoramic account of the history and achievements of Native North Americans, and why they matter today. It is about why no understanding of the wider world is possible without comprehending the original inhabitants of the United States and Canada: Native Americans, First Nations and Arctic peoples. This highly... more...

  • Testing Fateby Shelley Z. Reuter

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    In today?s world, responsible biocitizenship has become a new way of belonging in society. Individuals are expected to make ?responsible? medical choices, including the decision to be screened for genetic disease. Paradoxically, we have even come to see ourselves as having the right to be responsible vis-Ó-vis the proactive mitigation of genetic... more...

  • Conceptual Aphasia in Blackby P. Khalil Saucier; Tryon P. Woods; Patrice Douglass; Barnor Hesse; Tamara K. Nopper; P. Khalil Saucier; Greg Thomas; Tryon P. Woods; Connie Wun

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book presents a metacritique of racial formation theory. Across a diversity of approaches and objects of analysis, the contributors assess what we describe as the 'conceptual aphasia' gripping racial theorizing in our multicultural moment: analyses of racism struck dumb when confronted with the insatiable specter of black historical struggle.... more...

  • Troubled Refugeby Chandra Manning

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00

    From the author of What This Cruel War Was Over, a vivid portrait of the Union army?s escaped-slave refugee camps and how they shaped the course of emancipation and citizenship in the United States. Even before shots were fired at Fort Sumter, slaves recognized that their bondage was at the root of the war they knew was coming, and they began running... more...

  • The End of Black Studiesby Clovis E. Semmes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; Not Available

    Following a history of racial oppression and segregation, Black Americans were able to move in greater numbers into previously all- or predominantly-White colleges and universities. However, they encountered normative structures that excluded or distorted the Black experience and denied Black perspectives. As a result, Black studies grew up reconstructing... more...

  • Myanmar’s Mountain and Maritime Borderscapesby Oh Su-Ann

    ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute 2016; US$ 59.67

    This edited volume adds to the literature on Myanmar and its borders by drawing attention to the significance of geography, history, politics and society in the construction of the border regions and the country. First, it alerts us to the fact that the border regions are situated in the mountainous and maritime domains of the country, highlighting... more...

  • Talking to My Countryby Stan Grant

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    An extraordinarily powerful and personal meditation on race, culture, andáidentity. When Stan Grant was born in Australia in 1963, the national census classed him and his family among the country?s flora and fauna. As Aboriginal Australians, their history and culture had been suppressed for centuries. A legacy of racism stood between him and the... more...