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Projecting 9/11: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in Recent Hollywood Films

by Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo & Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

Projecting 9/11 looks at how the themes of race, gender, and citizenship are treated in more than 20 recent movies. The book highlights racial and gender stereotypes and shows how characters are portrayed as...


White Self-Criticality beyond Anti-racism: How Does It Feel to Be a White Problem?

by George Yancy, Steve Martinot, Alison Bailey & Steve Garner et al. Lexington Books (October 21, 2014)

George Yancy gathers white scholarship that dwells on the experience of whiteness as a problem without sidestepping the question’s implications for Black people or people of color. This unprecedented reversion...


Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

by Howard J. Ross Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 05, 2014)

Incorporating anecdotes from today’s headlines alongside case studies from over 30 years as a diversity consultant, Ross shows us how deeply rooted and relevant the discussions surrounding unconscious bias...


Younger-Generation Korean Experiences in the United States: Personal Narratives on Ethnic and Racial Identities

by Thomas Chung, Pyong Gap Min, Helene K. Lee & Ruth Chung et al. Lexington Books (June 11, 2014)

Younger-Generation Korean Experiences in the United States: Personal Narratives on Ethnic and Racial Identities compares the formation of ethnic and racial identities in two generational cohorts of a contemporary...


White Bucks and Black-Eyed Peas

by Marcus Mabry Scribner (June 30, 2014)

Exploring what it means to be “young, black, and talented” in America—and the high cost of teetering precariously between two separate worlds—Mabry examines the twentysomething experience, and chronicles...


America's Growing Inequality: The Impact of Poverty and Race

by Chester Hartman & Chicago Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez Lexington Books (April 02, 2014)

America’s Growing Inequality presents the links between racism and poverty in the United States, highlighting the work of social justice organizations to facilitate an end to their presence in society. The...


Lasagna: The Man Behind the Mask

by Ronald Cross & Hélène Sévigny Talonbooks (April 10, 2014)

A probing, no-holds-barred biography of Ronald Cross, a.k.a. LASAGNA, the most “notorious” of the Mohawk Warriors in the Oka Crisis.


Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crises in Whiteness

by Stephany Rose Lexington Books (March 25, 2014)

Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop, a groundbreaking text in critical whiteness studies and literary criticism, looks toward white American male literature explicitly for racialized social...


Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations

by Alex Gitterman Columbia University Press (May 06, 2014)

Every day, social workers deal with individuals, families, and groups struggling with problems that are often chronic, persistent, acute, and/or unexpected. When community and family support systems are weak...


Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It

by Lisa Bloom Counterpoint (February 25, 2014)

Many thought the election of our first African American president put an end to the conversation about race in this country, and that America had moved into a post-racial era of equality and opportunity. Then,...


No Excuses

by Stephan Thernstrom & Abigail Thernstrom Simon & Schuster (July 14, 2009)

Black and Hispanic students are not learning enough in our public schools. Their typically poor performance is the most important source of ongoing racial inequality in America today. Thus, say Abigail and Stephan...


Invisible Student Scientists: How Graduate School Science and Engineering Programs Shortchange Black, Hispanic, and Women Students

by Robert Leslie Fisher UPA (December 19, 2013)

Fisher asserts that more native-born women and underrepresented minorities need to obtain advanced degrees in the United States. Drawing on rich data from a sample of approximately 1,300 graduate students, Fisher...


The Culture of Make Believe

by Derrick Jensen Chelsea Green Publishing (March 01, 2004)

Derrick Jensen takes no prisoners in The Culture of Make Believe, his brilliant and eagerly awaited follow-up to his powerful and lyrical A Language Older Than Words. What begins as an exploration of the lines...


The Black Panther Party and Transformative Pedagogy: Place-Based Education in Philadelphia

by Omari L. Dyson Lexington Books (November 14, 2013)

The Black Panther Party and Transformative Pedagogy: Place-Based Education in Philadelphia, by Omari L. Dyson, draws attention to the social dynamics that spawned a Philadelphia Branch of the Black Panther Party....


Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a Southern Town

by Jack Shuler University of South Carolina Press (November 18, 2013)

A fresh perspective on the Orangeburg Massacre and its legacy


The Biopolitics of Race: State Racism and U.S. Immigration

by Sokthan Yeng Lexington Books (November 11, 2013)

The Biopolitics of Race provides philosophical analysis of immigration, a pressing public issue, by focusing on how concerns over state health are used to identify and deny entrance to Mexican, Muslim, homosexual,...


A Wall in Jerusalem: Hope, Healing, and the Struggle for Justice in Israel and Palestine

by Mark Braverman Jericho Books (November 05, 2013)

Violence in Israel and Palestine has become the norm.

Do we even understand this conflict? Do we know where it comes from?

Why can't the two sides reach agreement? Can Jews and Palestinians find a way to coexist?...


Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics

by George Yancy & Janine Jones Lexington Books (November 08, 2012)

Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics explores the historical implications of the fatal shooting of the unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin, by George...


African American Children and Families in Child Welfare: Cultural Adaptation of Services

by Ramona Denby & Carla M. Curtis Columbia University Press (October 15, 2013)

This text proposes corrective action to improve the institutional care of African American children and their families, calling attention to the specific needs of this population and the historical, social,...


Race, Gender, and Identity: A Social Science Comparative Analysis of Africana Culture

by James L. Conyers, Jr. Transaction Publishers (September 30, 2013)

This volume examines race, gender, and identity in African American culture. As with previous volumes in the series, these collected essays provide a social science and interdisciplinary framework for the exploration...


Globalization and America: Race, Human Rights, and Inequality

by Earl Smith, David G. Embrick, Angela J. Hattery & Alberto Moncada et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 21, 2008)

Hattery, Embrick, and Smith present a collection of essays that explore the ways in which issues of human rights and social inequality are shared globally. The editors focus on the United States' role in contributing...


Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st-Century America

by David H. Ikard Indiana University Press (October 28, 2013)

The election of Barack Obama gave political currency to the (white) idea that Americans now live in a post-racial society. But the persistence of racial profiling, economic inequality between blacks and whites,...


Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis: A Living Black Chicago History

by Paul L. Street Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 19, 2007)

Anti-black racism is a stark fact in Chicago, illustrated by significant racial inequality in and around contemporary "global" city. Here Street explains this neo-liberal apartheid and its resulting disparity...


Savage Constructions: The Myth of African Savagery

by Wendy C. Hamblet Lexington Books (March 26, 2008)

Savage Constructions challenges the popular Western assumption that violence is an essential quality of darker-skinned populations, arguing that Western imperialist projects are largely responsible for the current...


Native American Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories

by Rita J. Simon & Sarah Hernandez Lexington Books (February 15, 2008)

This study focuses on the lives of Native American transracial adoptees and their struggle to establish a healthy sense of cultural identity, while being raised in non-Native homes. The twenty participants in...


The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century: Race, Power, and Politics of Place

by Robert D. Bullard Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 10, 2007)

This book brings together key essays that seek to make visible and expand our understanding of the role of government (policies, programs, and investments) in shaping cities and metropolitan regions; the costs...


Race and Reconciliation: Redressing Wounds of Injustice

by John B. Hatch & Aaron David Gresson III Lexington Books (January 01, 1955)

Hatch develops a robust rhetorical theory of reconciliation and applies it to contemporary national and global efforts to redress the racialized wounds and injustices created by slavery. What emerges from this...


Racing the Storm: Racial Implications and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina

by Hillary Potter Lexington Books (August 02, 2007)

Racing the Storm addresses how racial stratification continues to be a factor in U.S. society and was exposed by Hurricane Katrina. The continuing significance of race is examined by considering public opinion,...


Race and Labor Matters in the New U.S. Economy

by Manning Marable, Joseph Wilson, Immanuel Ness & Northwestern UniversityImmanuel Ness et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 25, 2006)

In this powerful new work, Marable, Ness, and Wilson maintain that contrary to the popular hubris about equality churned out by the capitalist class, race is entrenched and more divisive than any time since...


Cabin Pressure: African American Pilots, Flight Attendants, and Emotional Labor

by Louwanda Evans Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 16, 2013)

Author Louwanda Evans draws on provocative interviews with African Americans in the flight industry to examine the emotional labor involved in a business that offers occupational prestige, but also a history...


The Face of Discrimination: How Race and Gender Impact Work and Home Lives

by Vincent J. Roscigno Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 18, 2007)

The Face of Discrimination documents the extent, character, and implications of race and sex discrimination at work and in housing, drawing from a rich body archived discrimination suits themselves. It moves...


Black Bloc, White Riot: Antiglobalization and the Genealogy of Dissent

by A. K. Thompson AK Press (October 12, 2010)

New Reflections on Violence for the twenty-first century.


White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology

by Tukufu Zuberi & Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 02, 2008)

With an assemblage of leading scholars, White Logic, White Methods explores the possibilities and necessary dethroning of current social research practices, and demands a complete overhaul of current methods,...


Questioning Gypsy Identity: Ethnic Narratives in Britain and America

by Brian A. Belton AltaMira Press (March 07, 2005)

Questioning Gypsy Identity: Ethnic Narratives in Britain and America critically examines stories of Gypsy lives against the framework of social theories that illustrate how identity arises out of the cultural...


The Other African Americans: Contemporary African and Caribbean Families in the United States

by Yoku Shaw-Taylor & Steven A. Tuch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 02, 2007)

Despite their growing presence, research on Caribbean and, especially, African immigrants has been scant. The scarcity of writings on these "other" African Americans contributes to the invisibility of these...


Institutional Racism: A Primer on Theory and Strategies for Social Change

by Shirley Better Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2007)

In the United States the economic exploitation of non-white groups has included the reliance on African American slave labor by Southern plantation owners, the systematic removal of Native Americans from their...


Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity

by Tim Wise City Lights Publishers (June 01, 2010)

How "colorblindness" in policy and personal practice perpetuate racial inequity in the United States today.


Class Counts: Education, Inequality, and the Shrinking Middle Class

by Allan Ornstein Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 09, 2007)

Class counts. Class differences and class warfare have existed since the beginning of western civilization, but the gap in income and wealth between the rich (top 10 percent) and the rest has increased steadily...


Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America

by David L. Brunsma, Kerry Ann Rockquemore & Joe R. Feagin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 14, 2007)

The urgent debate over a multiracial category in the 2000 census forced the nation to reflect upon the important questions of what it means to construct and maintain a racial identity. Using in-depth interviews...


Culture, Social Class, and Race in Public Relations: Perspectives and Applications

by Damion Waymer Lexington Books (September 27, 2012)

Culture, Race, and Class-Based Perspectives in Public Relations, edited by Damion Waymer, looks at “diversity in public relations” in a novel way. Several public relations books look at gender or transnational/global...


The New Class Society: Goodbye American Dream?

by Earl Wysong, Robert Perrucci & David Wright Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 11, 2013)

The New Class Society introduces students to the sociology of class structure and inequality. The fourth edition demonstrates how and why class differences in the United States have become more entrenched than...


Race and Narrative in Italian Women's Writing Since Unification

by Melissa Coburn Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (July 12, 2013)

Given that race is a socio-historical and political construction, this work argues that race is also a narrative construction. Examining the construction of race in works by Italian authors since national unification...


White Race Discourse: Preserving Racial Privilege in a Post-Racial Society

by John Foster Lexington Books (July 05, 2013)

White Race Discourse exposes a race discourse displayed by a group of sixty-one white college students in the United States. Foster’s discussion of “racetalk” bridges both the theoretical and methodological...


The Meritocracy Myth

by Stephen J. McNamee & Robert K. Miller Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 28, 2013)

This book challenges the widely held American belief in meritocracy—that people get out of the system what they put into it based on individual merit. Examining talent, attitude, work ethic, and character...


Contesting Constructed Indian-ness: The Intersection of the Frontier, Masculinity, and Whiteness in Native American Mascot Representations

by Michael Taylor Lexington Books (May 16, 2013)

Contesting Constructed Indian-ness seeks to highlight the investment of white American males with the history of their relationship with the ideas of the Indian. This book documents the investments of white...


Race and Gender in the Classroom: Teachers, Privilege, and Enduring Social Inequalities

by Laurie Cooper Stoll & David G. Embrick Lexington Books (June 21, 2013)

Race and Gender in the Classroom explores the paradoxes of education, race, and gender, as Laurie Cooper Stoll follows eighteen teachers carrying out their roles as educators in an era of “post-racial” and...


Unlikely Friends: Bridging Ties and Diverse Friendships

by James A. Vela-McConnell Lexington Books (December 13, 2010)

Past research on diverse friendships has focused on how rare they are while the research presented here focuses on the successes of the few. This monograph traces the process by which friends overcome the social...


America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-Blind Politics: Education, Incarceration, Segregation, and the Future of the U.S. Multiracial Democracy

by Joshua Bassett, Curtis Ivery, Marc Mauer & Erica Frankenberg et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2011)

In America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-blind Politics, Ivery and Bassett combine their own experience in the field of civil rights with contributions of urban studies experts to provide an overview...


A Very Fine Class of Immigrants: Prince Edward Island's Scottish Pioneers, 1770-1850

by Lucille H. Campey Natural Heritage (May 15, 2007)

Scots who opted for pioneer life in Prince Edward Island are the subject of this book.


The United States of Mestizo

by Ilan Stavans NewSouth Books (January 01, 2013)

The United States of Mestizo is a powerful manifesto attesting to the fundamental changes the nation has undergone in the last half-century. Writer Ilan Stavans meditates on how the cross-fertilizing process...