Killing Rage

Ending Racism

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805050271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 277

View: 7662

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.

Getting Away with Murder

The Twentieth-Century Struggle for Civil Rights in the U.S. Senate

Author: Vanessa A. Holloway

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761864334

Category: Social Science

Page: 134

View: 3279

During the early twentieth century, nearly 200 anti-lynching proposals were introduced in the United States Congress. Getting Away with Murder argues that constitutional defenses for these proposals were merely excuses for Southern Democrats’ racist attitudes toward black Americans and for giving private citizens a license to murder.

Handbuch Diversity Kompetenz

Band 2: Gegenstandsbereiche

Author: Petia Genkova,Tobias Ringeisen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658088532

Category: Psychology

Page: 609

View: 7308

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.

Interrogating Harmful Cultural Practices

Gender, Culture and Coercion

Author: Chia Longman,Tamsin Bradley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317113403

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 2446

This volume explores a variety of ’harmful cultural practices’: a term increasingly employed by organizations working within a human rights framework to refer to certain discriminatory practices against women in the global South. Drawing on recent work by feminists across the social sciences, as well as activists from around the world, this volume discusses and presents research on practices such as veiling, forced marriage, honour related and dowry violence, female genital ’mutilation’, lip plates and sex segregation in public space. With attention to the analytic utility of the notion of harmful cultural practices, this volume explores questions surrounding the contribution of feminist thought to international and NGO policies on such practices, whether western beauty practices should be analysed in similar terms, or should the notion as such from an anthropological perspective be rejected, how harmful cultural practices relate to processes of culturalization, religionization and secularization, and how they can be challenged, come to transform and disappear. Presenting concrete, empirical case studies from Africa, South East Asia, Europe and the UK Interrogating Harmful Cultural Practices will be of interest to scholars of sociology, anthropology, development and law with interests in gender, the body, violence and women’s agency.

Running for Their Lives

Girls, Cultural Identity, and Stories of Survival

Author: Sherrie A. Inness

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847698516

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 6644

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."

Black Monsters and Horrified Americans

A Study of Representations of Embodied Horror in Twentieth-century African-American Culture

Author: Jerry Rafiki Jenkins

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: 484

View: 9454

Brown Tide Rising

Metaphors of Latinos in Contemporary American Public Discourse

Author: Otto Santa Ana

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 402

View: 3005

Since 1993, metaphorical language has permeated mainstream media reporting on the United States' growing Latino population. In this 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.

Performing Purity

Whiteness, Pedagogy, and the Reconstitution of Power

Author: John T. Warren

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820467542

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 7606

Based on a two-year critical ethnography, <I>Performing Purity: Whiteness, Pedagogy, and the Reconstitution of Power demonstrates the potential of a performative conceptualization of whiteness - a way of seeing whiteness in production, in the process of reiteration. This book builds on prior studies by searching for the repetitions of whiteness in our daily communication. The move to the performative is an explicit detailing of whiteness in and through the repetitious acts that work to reconstitute whiteness as a communicative ideal. <I>Performing Purity creates a critical space of dialogue, shifting the conversation to how we make race, as a construct, matter.

Globalization and "just" Pedagogy

A Description, Interpretation, and Critique of English Composition Pedagogy in China, Brazil, and Spain

Author: David Alan Sapp

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: 534

View: 3287

The evolution of American women's studies

reflections on triumphs, controversies, and change

Author: Alice E. Ginsberg

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230605794

Category: Education

Page: 239

View: 8572

This book is comprised of reflections by diverse women’s studies scholars, focusing on the many ways in which the field has evolved from its first introduction in the University setting to the present day.

Aboriginal Oral Traditions

Theory, Practice, Ethics

Author: Renate Eigenbrod,Renée Hulan

Publisher: Brunswick Books

ISBN: 9781552662670

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

View: 8222

Selected from a conference on Aboriginal oral traditions, these essays cover three broad subject areas: oral traditions and knowledge of the environment, economy, education, and/or health of communities; oral traditions and the continuance of language and culture; and the effects of intellectual property rights, electronic media, and public discourse on oral traditions.

Working With African American Males

A Guide to Practice

Author: Larry E. Davis

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780761904717

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 6983

This volume examines special issues associated with providing services and guidance to African American men. Although this group of men is like any other in its struggle with its social and economic problems, African American men experience a higher rate of murder, imprisonment, unemployment and racism. The contributors to this book provide a broad, interdisciplinary view of the possible solutions to the different problems facing African American men.

Nichts ist okay!

Author: Brendan Kiely,Jason Reynolds

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423430400

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3778

Zwei Stimmen, zwei Autoren, schwarz und weiß.. Eigentlich wollte Rashad nur eine Tüte Chips kaufen, doch kaum hat er den Laden betreten, wird er von einem Polizisten brutal niedergeschlagen. Beobachtet hat den Vorfall ein anderer Junge: Quinn, der ausgerechnet mit der Familie des Angreifers befreundet ist. Rashad ist schwarz, der Polizist weiß. Ein weiterer rassistischer Übergriff? Wie so viele? Rashad landet im Krankenhaus, und Quinn steht zwischen den Fronten. Er muss sich entscheiden: Tritt er als Zeuge auf und wird zum Verräter? Oder hält er den Mund und schweigt zu Diskriminierung und Gewalt. Derweil organisieren Rashads Freunde eine Demonstration gegen Rassismus und Polizeiwillkür. Eine Stadt gerät in Ausnahmezustand. Und zwei Jugendliche mittendrin.

Beim Ruf der Eule


Author: Emma Claire Sweeney


ISBN: 3732556646

Category: Fiction

Page: 414

View: 6059

Vincent Roper ist der Letzte, den Maeve Maloney in ihre Pension am Meer sehen will. Nach fast 50 Jahren steht er vor ihrer Tür und lässt sich nicht abweisen. Sie beide verbindet eine gemeinsame Jugend - und das Wissen um Maeves Zwillingsschwester: Edie, die singen konnte wie eine Nachtigall und berühmt geworden wäre, hätte sie die gleichen Chancen wie Maeve gehabt. Widerwillig gesteht Maeve sich ein, wie viel ihr Vince noch immer bedeutet. Wie ist es, zu lieben und geliebt zu werden? Jahrelang hat Maeve die Frage verdrängt, jetzt aber stellt sie sich wie nie zuvor ...

Die geheime Geschichte von Twin Peaks


Author: Mark Frost

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462315803

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9550

Endlich: Nach 25 Jahren die Wahrheit über Twin Peaks Das Buch, auf das Millionen Fans in aller Welt warten

Die Legende der Wächter 13: Das Nebelschloss

Author: Kathryn Lasky

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473475351

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9773

Im Ga’Hoole-Baum herrscht helle Aufregung: Jenseits des Namenlosen Meeres soll es ein bislang verborgenes, sechstes Eulenkönigreich geben! König Coryn und seine Wächter machen sich sofort auf, um das sagenumwobene Land zu suchen. Leider hat sich auch die grausame Schleiereule Nyra mit ihrem Gefolge auf den Weg dorthin gemacht. Das lässt den Wächtern die Federn zu Berge stehn. Band 13 der mitreißenden Erfolgsserie "Legende der Wächter" von Kathryn Lasky.

Das Buch des Phönix

Author: Nnedi Okorafor

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3959814941

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9459

Man hat sie vieles genannt – ein Forschungsobjekt, ein Ding, eine Abscheulichkeit. Sie selbst nennt sich Phoenix und ist ein genetisches Experiment. Mit nicht mehr als zwei Lebensjahren verfügt Phoenix über den Körper und den Verstand einer Erwachsenen – und über Kräfte jenseits aller Vorstellungskraft. Eines Tages jedoch beschließt sie, nach Antworten zu suchen und bricht aus dem mysteriösen Turm 7, ihrem Zuhause, aus, um zu erkennen, dass dieser keine Zuflucht war, sondern ein Gefängnis.

A Closer Look

The Writer's Reader

Author: Sidney I. Dobrin,Anis S. Bawarshi

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780767417433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 832

View: 8239

Organized alphabetically by author, A Closer Look is a unique composition reader that features 84 essays by 21 of the most important writers of our time. The focus of the book’s substantial apparatus is on writing itself, the choices writers make in developing expository essays and making arguments.