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- Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 13.99
Highlighting certain socioeconomic and cultural trends, this exploration discloses the new dynamics shaping contemporary lives of African Americans. Using information from conversations with mavericks within black communitiessuch as entrepreneurs, artists, scholars, and activists as well as members of both the working and upper classesthis powerful... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 11.99
Funny, sad, and refreshingly honest, this provocative commentary based on the author's award-winning blog explores what is wrong with black culture and what needs to be done to fix neighborhoods and improve lives. The fresh, female voice presents a new perspectivediffering from so many other treatises on the subject written primarily by older menand... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95
Instead of one black America, today there are four. ?There was a time when there were agreed-upon 'black leaders,' when there was a clear 'black agenda,' when we could talk confidently about 'the state of black America'?but not anymore.? ?from Disintegration The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2009; Not Available
At a time when the idea of a postracial society has entered public discourse, The Amalgamation Waltz investigates the practices that conjoined blackness and whiteness in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Scrutinizing widely diverse texts?archival, musical, visual, and theatrical?Tavia Nyong?o traces the genealogy of racial hybridity, analyzing... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 119.00
This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology.Without the profound contributions of American Jews, the popular culture we... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 87.00
"[C]omprehensive in scope and contemporary in scholarship." - Catholic Library World ]]> more...
Black America, Body Beautiful: How the African American Image is Changing Fashion, Fitness, and Other IndustriesABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 64.00
Despite all the medical and media attention focused on the rate of overweight and obesity in the African American population, African American images and body types are greatly influencing changes in the fashion, fitness, advertising, television and movie industries. This is because overweight, like beauty, can be in the eye of the beholder. Most... more...
- Atria Books 2010; US$ 15.99
President-elect Barack Obama reflected on the life of Ann Nixon Cooper on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, singling her out of millions of voters, he said, because she was ?born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky, when someone like her couldn?t vote for two reasons?because she was a woman and because... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00
"From early history to modern adjustment issues and the state of El Salvador and Salvadoran communities in California, Texas and Washington DC, this delves into both past and present in examining influences and issues." - MBR Bookwatch more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 36.95
Challenging widely held beliefs, this provocative book offers nothing less than a blueprint for enhancing the social and economic status of African American families. Despite the implementation of liberal social policies in the 1960s and '70s, successive U.S. administrations continue to dash the hopes and expectations of African Americans, who remain... more...