Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar proposes a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology--with the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling.
An education leader relates how his experiences with the civil rights movement led him to develop programs promoting educational success in science and technology for African Americans and others. When Freeman Hrabowski was twelve years old, a civil rights leader visited his Birmingham, Alabama,... More Info
A memoir of Karachi through the eyes of its women Rafia Zakaria's Muslim-Indian family immigrated to Pakistan from Bombay in 1962, feeling the situation for Muslims in India was precarious and that Pakistan represented enormous promise. And for some time it did. Her family prospered, and the city... More Info
Features more than 20 works, organized by theme, by the celebrated orator and civil rights champion that highlight his revolutionary vision as a democratic socialist, his opposition to the Vietnam War, his solidarity with the poor and his fight against global imperialism.
Celebrated intellectual and activist Cornel West offers an unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies. In an accessible, conversational format, Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective... More Info
The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited... More Info
In this sequel to Fugitive Days, Ayers charts his life after the Weather Underground, when he becomes the GOP's flaunted “domestic terrorist,” a “public enemy.” Labeled a "domestic terrorist" by the McCain campaign in 2008 and used by the radical right in an attempt to castigate Obama for... More Info
A veteran clinical psychologist exposes why doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnose healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions. In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of American children and youth assigned a mental health diagnosis. Current... More Info
Frankl's timeless memoir and meditation on finding meaning in the midst of suffering With a new Foreword by Harold S. Kushner and a new Biographical Afterword by William J. WinsladePsychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death... More Info
A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminism Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies? In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam... More Info
Dines illustrates how today's porn has become absorbed into pop culture and, because of that, how the porn industry has turned even more hard-core, creating profitable niche marketsulike oteen sexo and otorture pornouin their quest to entice a generationof desensitized users.
In this eye-opening book on how male anxiety has come to shape political thinking and behavior, Dr. Stephen Ducat argues that there is a direct association between the magnitude of a man’s femiphobia and his tendency to embrace right-wing political opinions. Ducat shows how anxious masculinity... More Info
In this fiercely intelligent yet accessible book, one of the nation's leading sociologists and experts on race calls for "another kind of public education"--one that opens up more possibilities for democracy, and more powerful modes of participation for young people of color.
MLK’s final statements on racism, poverty, war, and the civil rights movement In November and December 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered five lectures for the renowned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Massey Lecture Series. The collection was immediately released by the CBC under the... More Info
Why Children Need Wild Places In this unique collaboration, two naturalists ask what may happen now that so many more children are denied exposure to wildness than at any other time in human history. "This thoughtful presentation, testifying to children's need for direct contact with nature, has... More Info
Presents twenty-one myths about labor unions, including that they are destroying the economy, that they are racist, that they are powerless in the global economy, and that they always side with Democrats.
This definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement. "In the first sweeping history of Parks's life, Theoharis shows us that Parks not only sat down on the bus, but stood on the... More Info
A magical book. . . . A prism through which all worlds from literary creation to housework to aesthetics to carpentry take on enhanced-and enchanted-significances. Every reader of it will never see ordinary spaces in ordinary ways. Instead the reader will see with the soul of the eye, the glint of... More Info
Jassim Haddad, a Jordanian, has come to Arizona to pursue his career as an hydrologist, but after the events of September 11th, he and his wife are investigated by the FBI as their marriage unravels.
As codirector of the Albany Free School, Chris Mercogliano has had remarkable success in helping a diverse population of youngsters find their way in the world. He regrets, however, that most kids’ lives are subject to some form of control from dawn until dusk. Lamenting risk-averse parents,... More Info
Analyzes the transformative political and societal shifts of recent decades that have paved the way for revolutionary conceptualizations of gender and marriage, using Lady Gaga as a symbol of a new era that embraces sexual fluidity.
“Beneath the white coats and sterile labs of the great American heath care system, Carl Elliott finds a drug-addled, gang-run, con game—sometimes bizarre, often hilarious. The noble arc that runs from Hippocrates to Sherwin Nuland washes out in a 'business model' apparently inspired by Timothy... More Info
One of the twentieth century's most thorough and discerning historians, Karl Polanyi sheds "new illumination on . . . the social implications of a particular economic system, the market economy that grew into full stature in the nineteenth century."-R. M. MacIver
A powerful and tragic memoir about the lifelong love between two men, from a well-loved and critically acclaimed author The Pure Lover is David Plante’s moving response to his life partner’s death from brain cancer. Consumed by grief, Plante found memory after memory of his partner of forty... More Info
The first full account of the scientific and political dynamics of global PCB contamination, and its threat to human health and the environment Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were first manufactured in 1920 for the electronics industry. This highly toxic group of substances was then put to... More Info
The celebrated civil rights leader outlines the trends in the African American struggle during the sixties, and pleads for peaceful coexistence between the African American and white communities.
In a book that draws on oral histories of more than 100 participants, the author offers a behind-the-scenes look at the historic 1963 March on Washington that culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, revealing Malcolm X's secret vow to help the march, despite mocking it... More Info
Presents a collection of speeches by the civil rights leader on the need for economic equality and justice, detailing his support of unions, labor reform, and call for an end to discrimination against African American workers.
How communities across America are saying no to the industrial food system and yes to self-reliance and food democracy The struggle between human freedom and authority is eternal and universal. With the advent of industrialism and its widespread application to our food supply (through factory... More Info
An unflinching and intimate look at porn-its hardcore and racist content, its unchecked profits, and how it distorts our identity.Expert Gail Dines has been writing and researching the porn industry for over two decades. She attends porn industry conferences, interviews porn producers and... More Info
An impassioned work by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shares a heartfelt argument for equality and an end to racial discrimination that explains why the civil rights struggle is vital to the United States. Reissue.
An analysis of a growing trend in stay-at-home fathers explores the qualities of families with income-earning moms and fathers who take less-traditional and more involved roles in raising their children, in a series of case profiles that considers social, historical, and economic factors.