Killing Rage

Author : bell hooks
ISBN : 0805050272
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Twenty-three essays ponder such topics as psychological trauma among African Americans, black anti-Semitism, and friendships between black women and white women. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Getting Away With Murder

Author : Vanessa A. Holloway
ISBN : 9780761864332
Genre : Social Science
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Throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the US Congress engaged in bitter debates on whether to enact a federal law that would prosecute private citizens who lynched black Americans. In Getting Away with Murder, the fundamental question under scrutiny is whether Southern Democrats’ racist attitudes toward black Americans pardoned the atrocities of lynching. The book investigates underlying motives of opposition to Senate filibustering and invites an intellectual discussion on why Southern Democrats thought states’ rights were the remedy to lynching, when, in fact, the phenomenon was a baffling national crisis. A rebuttal to this query may include notions that congressional investigations into state-protected rights were deemed unconstitutional. In a unifying theme, the appeal ties into questions of the federalism-civil rights debate by noting intervals that warrant research and advancing new perspectives intended to accentuate the matrices of race-based politics. To examine the federalism-civil rights debate, this book asks three practical questions: (1) Would Southern Democrats suspend their friendships with private citizens and enact a federal law that would prosecute them for lynching? (2) Was the national government limited in its constitutional power to protect black Americans from private citizens who organized themselves as lynch mobs? (3) Were concerns for states’ rights the core reasons for Senate filibustering, or did Southern Democrats’ argument for states’ rights support the lie of racism?
Category: Social Science

Handbuch Diversity Kompetenz

Author : Petia Genkova
ISBN : 9783658088538
Genre : Psychology
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Das Handbuch liefert in zwei Bänden einen Überblick über den Diskussionsstand zum Thema Diversity Kompetenz und bündelt dabei Wissen aus Theorie, Forschung und Praxis. Der vorliegende zweite Band differenziert zentrale Gegenstandsbereiche der Diversity Kompetenz und analysiert diese aus einer Forschungs- sowie einer Anwendungsperspektive. Das Handbuch ist interdisziplinär aufgebaut und vereint Beiträge aus Psychologie, Kulturwissenschaft, Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Pädagogik, Soziologie, Sexualwissenschaft, Sozialer Arbeit, Medizin, Theologie, Politikwissenschaft und Rechtswissenschaft.
Category: Psychology

Bury My Heart In A Free Land Black Women Intellectuals In Modern U S History

Author : Hettie V. Williams
ISBN : 9781440835490
Genre : Social Science
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Covering the history and contributions of black women intellectuals from the late 19th century to the present, this book highlights individuals who are often overlooked in the study of the American intellectual tradition. • Represents a standout volume on the subject of black women intellectuals in modern U.S. history that covers figures from the late 19th century to the present • Includes well-known individuals, such as Ida B. Wells and Toni Morrison, as well as lesser-known black women intellectuals, such as Wanda Coleman • Provides contributions from various experts in the field
Category: Social Science

Running For Their Lives

Author : Sherrie A. Inness
ISBN : 0847698513
Genre : Social Science
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Girl Power has become the rallying cry for a new generation of girls as they navigate on their own terms the perilous yet exhilarating journey from girlhood to adulthood. Though this transformation is often difficult for middle-class white girls growing up in the United States, it is unimaginably more difficult for girls, often in developing countries, who contend with such life-threatening issues as poverty, abuse, and civil war. Indeed, girl power is a luxury these girls can t afford. Consider the young Thai teenage girl who must work in a button factory in order to save some money for her daughter. Think about the poverty-stricken young girl who is raped in rural Pakistan, and whose rapist is never brought to trial. Consider the journey of the African girl who is adopted and brought to the United States, yet discovers that she is not accepted because of her race. These stories and other equally painful sagas will resonate with readers of this collection, whose chapters will give these and other disenfranchised girls a place to speak, a place to express some of the pain, emotional and physical, of their journey through girlhood."
Category: Social Science

Rethinking Gender In Early Childhood Education

Author : Glenda MacNaughton
ISBN : 0761968202
Genre : Education
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A thought-provoking text which will make practitioners examine their children's behaviour and play in a fresh light'- Christine Marsh, Manchester Metropolitan University 'A major contribution to the international literature on gender in Early Childhood .... Glenda MacNaughton has done a terrific job in making difficult theory accessible for teachers and student teachers. Her consistent use of plentiful examples and explorations of how different theories held by teachers might impact on their practice will be tremendously useful to teachers and teacher educators ' - Debbie Epstein, Centre for Research and Education on Gender, Institute of Education, London `Invaluable for early chil
Category: Education

Grassroots

Author : Jennifer Baumgardner
ISBN : 9781466814820
Genre : Political Science
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From the authors of Manifesta, an activism handbook that illustrates how to truly make the personal political. Grassroots is an activism handbook for social justice. Aimed at everyone from students to professionals, stay-at-home moms to artists, Grassroots answers the perennial question: What can I do? Whether you are concerned about the environment, human rights violations in Tibet, campus sexual assault policies, sweatshop labor, gay marriage, or the ongoing repercussions from 9-11, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards believe that we all have something to offer in the fight against injustice. Based on the authors' own experiences, and the stories of both the large number of activists they work with as well as the countless everyday people they have encountered over the years, Grassroots encourages people to move beyond the "generic three" (check writing, calling congresspeople, and volunteering) and make a difference with clear guidelines and models for activism. The authors draw heavily on individual stories as examples, inspiring readers to recognize the tools right in front of them--be it the office copier or the family living room--in order to make change. Activism is accessible to all, and Grassroots shows how anyone, no matter how much or little time they have to offer, can create a world that more clearly reflects their values.
Category: Political Science

The Politics Of Curricular Change

Author : M. Christopher Brown
ISBN : 082044863X
Genre : Education
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The Politics of Curricular Change fills an important void in the literature regarding the relationship of multicultural curricular change to race, hegemony, and power as independent constructs. Given the scant corpus of research on how these constructs s
Category: Education

Taking Back Our Lives

Author : Ann Russo
ISBN : 9781135958251
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

Brown Tide Rising

Author : Otto Santa Ana
ISBN : 9780292774803
Genre : Social Science
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"...awash under a brown tide...the relentless flow of immigrants..like waves on a beach, these human flows are remaking the face of America...." Since 1993, metaphorical language such as this has permeated mainstream media reporting on the United States' growing Latino population. In this groundbreaking book, Otto Santa Ana argues that far from being mere figures of speech, such metaphors produce and sustain negative public perceptions of the Latino community and its place in American society, precluding the view that Latinos are vested with the same rights and privileges as other citizens. Applying the insights of cognitive metaphor theory to an extensive natural language data set drawn from hundreds of articles in the Los Angeles Times and other media, Santa Ana reveals how metaphorical language portrays Latinos as invaders, outsiders, burdens, parasites, diseases, animals, and weeds. He convincingly demonstrates that three anti-Latino referenda passed in California because of such imagery, particularly the infamous anti-immigrant measure, Proposition 187. Santa Ana illustrates how Proposition 209 organizers broadcast compelling new metaphors about racism to persuade an electorate that had previously supported affirmative action to ban it. He also shows how Proposition 227 supporters used antiquated metaphors for learning, school, and language to blame Latino children's speech—rather than gross structural inequity—for their schools' failure to educate them. Santa Ana concludes by calling for the creation of insurgent metaphors to contest oppressive U.S. public discourse about minority communities.
Category: Social Science