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  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. Here are the frenetic families managing their children's hectic schedules of "leisure" activities;... more...

  • Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africaby Daniel N. Posner

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    The book demonstrates how formal institutional rules determine the kinds of social cleavages that matter in politics. more...

  • Dog Whistle Politicsby Ian Haney López

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 11.99 US$ 10.31

    An eye-opening account of how racial appeals generate broad enthusiasm for policies that injure the middle class more...

  • Racism: A Very Short Introductionby Ali Rattansi

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. This Very Short Introduction demystifies the subject and explores its history, science, and culture.Shedding light on how racism has evolved since its earliest beginnings, and examining the notion of race from a modern genetic viewpoint, Ali Rattansi considers the numerous embodiments... more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by... more...

  • American Uprisingby Daniel Rasmussen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history In January 1811, five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically... more...

  • Looking for Asian Americaby Wing Young Huie; Frank H. Wu

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    In search of contemporary Asian America, celebrated photographer Wing Young HuieÑthe only member of his family not born in ChinaÑtraveled with his wife, Tara, through nearly forty states to explore and document the funny, touching, and sometimes strange intersection of Asian American and American cultures. Looking for Asian America illustrates... more...

  • African Citiesby Francesca Locatelli; Paul Nugent

    BRILL 2009; US$ 82.00

    This book examines how the unprecedented expansion of African cities, which are the products of specific histories, poses serious challenges to equitable service provision and raises contentious claims to the ownership and control of urban spaces. more...

  • Amazing Grace: African American Grandmothers as Caregivers and Conveyors of Traditional Valuesby Dorothy Ruiz

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 67.00

    Intergenerational African families in which the grandmother is the primary caregiver of grandchildren and great-grandchildren are increasing rapidly in American society. Over the past decade, researchers and policy makers have shown considerable concern over the increases in grandparent-maintained households. This concern has stimulated a proliferation... more...

  • Resistance and Renewalby Celia Haig-Brown

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2002; US$ 13.95

    One of the first books published to deal with the phenomenon of residential schools in Canada, Resistance and Renewal is a disturbing collection of Native perspectives on the Kamloops Indian Residential School(KIRS) in the British Columbia interior. Interviews with thirteen Natives, all former residents of KIRS, form the nucleus of the book, a... more...