Disintegration

Author : Eugene Robinson
ISBN : 9780767929967
Genre : Social Science
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Explains how years of desegregation and affirmative action have led to the revelation of four distinct African American groups who reflect unique political views and circumstances, in a report that also illuminates crucial modern debates on race and class.
Category: Social Science

Als Gott Schlief

Author : Jennifer B. Wind
ISBN : 9783955208820
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 72.8 MB
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Meine Hände rutschten zum wiederholten Male von der Wand ab. Ich pochte gegen die Tür, die sich Sekunden vorher geschlossen hatte. Ich wollte schreien: »Lasst mich hier raus!« München und Wien: Eine Serie brutaler Morde an katholischen Geistlichen schockiert die Öffentlichkeit. Die Opfer werden auf grausame Weise gefoltert und getötet. Am Tatort werden mysteriöse Hinweise gefunden, die jedoch niemand entschlüsseln kann. Kriminalbeamtin Jutta Stern und ihr Partner Thomas Neumann stehen vor einem Rätsel. Was hat die Opfer verbunden? Was treibt den Mörder an? Bei ihren Ermittlungen stößt Jutta auf eine Mauer aus Angst und Schweigen – doch dann entdeckt sie eine Spur, die weit in die Vergangenheit zurückreicht ... Eine junge Kriminalbeamtin, ein sadistischer Mörder und eine schreckliche Wahrheit ... Jetzt als eBook: „Als Gott schlief“ von Jennifer B. Wind. dotbooks – der eBook-Verlag.
Category: Fiction

Amalthea

Author : Neal Stephenson
ISBN : 9783641168759
Genre : Fiction
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Der Mond explodierte ohne Vorwarnung und ohne erkennbaren Grund. Die Uhrzeit würde man später als A+0.0.0 oder schlicht Null bezeichnen ... 05:03:12 Weltzeit. Die Stunde Null. Nach der Explosion des Mondes wütet über Jahrtausende ein Meteoritensturm, der die Erdoberfläche in eine unbewohnbare Wüstenei verwandelt. Um die Menschheit vor der Auslöschung zu bewahren, schickten die Nationen der Erde eine Flotte von Archen ins All. Der Asteroid Amalthea, der ursprünglich zu Forschungszwecken an eine internationale Raumstation angedockt worden war, soll der Kolonie als Schutzschild dienen. Doch das Leben im Weltraum fordert einen hohen Tribut, und die meisten Menschen sterben, bis schließlich nur noch sieben Frauen übrig sind, um eine neue Zivilisation zu begründen. 5000 Jahre später existieren zwei Völker: die Nachfahren derer, die die Katastrophe auf der Erde überlebt haben, sind primitive Siedler; die sieben Stämme der Nachkommen der Sieben Evas von der Raumstation hingegen hochkultiviert — und sie machen sich auf, die Erde zu kolonialisieren ...
Category: Fiction

Imagining Black America

Author : Michael Wayne
ISBN : 9780300206876
Genre : Social Science
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DIVScientific research has now established that race should be understood as a social construct, not a true biological division of humanity. In Imagining Black America, Michael Wayne explores the construction and reconstruction of black America from the arrival of the first Africans in Jamestown in 1619 to Barack Obama’s reelection. Races have to be imagined into existence and constantly reimagined as circumstances change, Wayne argues, and as a consequence the boundaries of black America have historically been contested terrain. He discusses the emergence in the nineteenth century—and the erosion, during the past two decades—of the notorious “one-drop rule.” He shows how significant periods of social transformation—emancipation, the Great Migration, the rise of the urban ghetto, and the Civil Rights Movement—raised major questions for black Americans about the defining characteristics of their racial community. And he explores how factors such as class, age, and gender have influenced perceptions of what it means to be black. Wayne also considers how slavery and its legacy have defined freedom in the United States. Black Americans, he argues, because of their deep commitment to the promise of freedom and the ideals articulated by the Founding Fathers, became and remain quintessential Americans—the “incarnation of America,” in the words of the civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph./div
Category: Social Science

Contemporary African American Families

Author : Dorothy Smith-Ruiz
ISBN : 9781317200567
Genre : Social Science
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For decades the black community has been perceived, both in the United States and around the world, as one which thinks alike, acts alike and lives alike - in poor and downtrodden environments.?Following the persistent effects of the great recession and the American elections of 2008, now more than ever the political and socio-economic state of America is crying out for this deficient and prejudiced conception to be dispelled. Focusing primarily on black families in America, Contemporary African American Families updates empirical research by addressing various aspects including family formation, schooling, health and parenting. Exploring a wide class spectrum among African American families, this text also modernizes and subverts much of the research resulting from Moynihan’s 1965 report, which arguably misunderstood the lived experiences of black people during the movement from slavery to freedom in a Jim Crow society. A timely subversion of the myth that America is successfully in a post-racial era, this new anthology on the Black Family in America will appeal to advanced undergraduate students and research scholars interested in black studies, Africana studies, women and gender studies, sociology, political science, anthropology, criminal justice, education, psychology, public policy, healthy policy and social work.
Category: Social Science

Lost In The Usa

Author : Deborah Gray White
ISBN : 9780252099403
Genre : History
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Remembered as an era of peace and prosperity, turn-of-the-millennium America was also a time of mass protest. But the political demands of the marchers seemed secondary to an urgent desire for renewal and restoration felt by people from all walks of life. Drawing on thousands of personal testimonies, Deborah Gray White explores how Americans sought better ways of living in, and dealing with, a rapidly changing world. From the Million Man, Million Woman, and Million Mom Marches to the Promise Keepers and LGBT protests, White reveals a people lost in their own country. Mass gatherings offered a chance to bond with like-minded others against a relentless tide of loneliness and isolation. By participating, individuals opened a door to self-discovery that energized their quests for order, autonomy, personal meaning, and fellowship in a society that seemed hostile to such deeper human needs. Moving forward in time, White also shows what marchers found out about themselves and those gathered around them. The result is an eye-opening reconsideration of a defining time in contemporary America.
Category: History

Obamas Kriege

Author : Bob Woodward
ISBN : 9783641090739
Genre : Social Science
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BARACK OBAMA - Hoffnung, Aufbruch, Krisen, Alltag – Zeit für eine Zwischenbilanz Barack Obama begann seine Präsidentschaft als neuer Superstar der internationalen Politik, ersehnt von Menschen auf der ganzen Welt als Hoffnungsträger und Heilsbringer. Inzwischen ist er auf dem Boden der mühsamen Tagespolitik angekommen, bedrängt von ungelösten Konflikten in Nahost und Afghanistan und Krisen im eigenen Land. Wird er den Vorschusslorbeeren noch gerecht? Journalistenlegende Bob Woodward schafft es wie kein Zweiter in Washington, sich Zugang zu den brisanten Geheimnissen der Regierenden zu verschaffen. In seinem neuen Buch gibt er erstmals einen tiefen Einblick in die Arbeit des US-Präsidenten jenseits der offiziellen Kommunikation des Weißen Hauses. Schon bald muss sich Obama wieder dem Wahlkampf stellen, da kommt Woodwards spannend erzählte Zwischenbilanz, die vor allem auch den Außenpolitiker Obama in den Blick nimmt, zur rechten Zeit. • Das neue Buch des weltweit bekannten Bestsellerautors • Der erste Blick hinter die Kulissen der Obama-Regierung
Category: Social Science

Diversity Explosion

Author : William H. Frey
ISBN : 9780815723998
Genre : Social Science
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At its optimistic best, America has embraced its identity as the world's melting pot. Today it is on the cusp of becoming a country with no racial majority, and new minorities are poised to exert a profound impact on U.S. society, economy, and politics. The concept of a "minority white" may instill fear among some Americans, but William H. Frey, the man behind the demographic research, points out that demography is destiny, and the fear of a more racially diverse nation will almost certainly dissipate over time. Through a compelling narrative and eye-catching charts and maps, eminent demographer Frey interprets and expounds on the dramatic growth of minority populations in the United States. He finds that without these expanding groups, America could face a bleak future: this new generation of young minorities, who are having children at a faster rate than whites, is infusing our aging labor force with vitality and innovation. In contrast with the labor force-age population of Japan, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom, the U.S. labor force-age population is set to grow 5 percent by 2030. Diversity Explosion shares the good news about diversity in the coming decades, and the more globalized, multiracial country that the U.S. is becoming. Contents A Pivotal Period for Race in America Old versus Young: Cultural Generation Gaps America's New Racial Map Hispanics Fan Out: Who Goes Where? Asians in America: The Newest Minority Surge The Great Migration of Blacks—In Reverse White Population Shifts—A Zero-Sum Melting Pot Cities and Suburbs Neighborhood Segregation: Toward a New Racial Paradigm Multiracial Marriages and Multiracial America Race and Politics: Expanding the Battleground America on the Cusp
Category: Social Science

Whispers Of Betrayal

Author : Jefferey McGill
ISBN : 9781456725150
Genre : Social Science
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Whispers of Betrayal Black Women in Crisis presents many thoughts that black women think but are reluctant to speak.Black people are an enigma to other races in society. Why can't Blacks get their act together and vanquish their legacy of dependency on other races. Black women have had to carry the weight of her race hoping that Black men will eventually display the strength she has had to summon to sustain herself, her children and the dignity and respect of Black people when it is obvious that Black men have lost the will to fight the good fight. Black men are deserting Black women for women of other races.In doing so, Black men surrenders their ethnicity, pride and will to triumph over the evils embedded in corruption and vice of the new world order.
Category: Social Science