• Political Science

The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the United States

Americanization, De-Americanization, and Racialized Ethnic Groups
Author: Sherrow O. Pinder
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137368608
Category: Political Science
Page: 268
View: 4672
Asks pertinent questions about the part race plays in determining nature of American identity and culture

    • History

Whiteness and Racialized Ethnic Groups in the United States

The Politics of Remembering
Author: Sherrow O. Pinder
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739164899
Category: History
Page: 195
View: 2361
This book, about the genealogy of whiteness, racialized ethnic groups, and the future of race relations in the United States, is for undergraduate or graduate courses including political science, ethnic studies, American Studies, and multicultural and gender studies. Also, it is accessible and of interest to a broader audience, including the general public who are interested in the future of race relations in the United States.

    • Political Science

Post-Colonial Trajectories in the Caribbean

The Three Guianas
Author: Rosemarijn Hoefte,Matthew L. Bishop,Peter Clegg
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317014057
Category: Political Science
Page: 190
View: 9654
This book compares and contrasts the contemporary development experience of neighbouring, geographically similar countries with an analogous history of exploitation but by three different European colonisers. Studying the so-called ‘Three Guianas’ (Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana) offers a unique opportunity to look for similarities and differences in their contemporary patterns of development, particularly as they grapple with new and complex shifts in the regional, hemispheric and global context. Shaped decisively by their respective historical experiences, Guyana, in tandem with the laissez-faire approach of Britain toward its Caribbean colonies, was decolonised relatively early, in 1966, and has maintained a significant degree of distance from London. The hold of The Hague over Suriname, however, endured well after independence in 1975. French Guiana, by contrast, was decolonised much sooner than both of its neighbours, in 1946, but this was through full integration, thus cementing its place within the political economy and administrative structures of France itself. Traditionally isolated from the Caribbean, the wider Latin American continent and from each other, today, a range of similar issues – such as migration, resource extraction, infrastructure development and energy security – are coming to bear on their societies and provoking deep and complex changes.

    • Social Science

American Multicultural Studies

Diversity of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality
Author: Sherrow O. Pinder
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412998026
Category: Social Science
Page: 516
View: 815
American Multicultural Studies: Diversity of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality provides an interdisciplinary view of multicultural studies in the United States, addressing a wide range of topics that continue to define and shape this area of study. Through this collection of essays Sherrow Pinder responds to the need to open up a rich avenue for addressing current and continuing issues of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, cultural diversity, and education in their varied forms. Substantial thematic overlaps are found between sections and essays, all of which are oriented toward a single broad objective: to develop new and different ways of addressing how multicultural issues, in their discursive sociocultural contexts, are inextricably linked to the operations of power. Power, as a site of resistance to which it invariably gives rise, is tacked from a perspective that attends to the complexities of America’s history and politics.

    • Music

Marginalized Voices in Music Education

Author: Brent C. Talbot
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351846787
Category: Music
Page: 206
View: 2254
Marginalized Voices in Music Education explores the American culture of music teachers by looking at marginalization and privilege in music education as a means to critique prevailing assumptions and paradigms. In fifteen contributed essays, authors set out to expand notions of who we believe we are as music educators -- and who we want to become. This book is a collection of perspectives by some of the leading and emerging thinkers in the profession, and identifies cases of individuals or groups who had experienced marginalization. It shares the diverse stories in a struggle for inclusion, with the goal to begin or expand conversation in undergraduate and graduate courses in music teacher education. Through the telling of these stores, authors hope to recast music education as fertile ground for transformation, experimentation and renewal.

    • Social Science

Colorblindness, Post-raciality, and Whiteness in the United States

Author: Sherrow O. Pinder
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137431105
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
View: 4066
This book problematizes the ways in which the discourses of colorblindness and post-raciality are articulated in the age of Obama. Pinder debunks the myth that race does not matter and reconsiders the presumptive hegemony of whiteness through the dialectics of visibility and invisibility of race.

    • Political Science

The Politics of Migration and Immigration in Europe

Author: Andrew Geddes,Peter Scholten
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473988322
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 2167
Migration and immigration are high on any nation’s agenda but have particular resonance in Europe in light of recent events. The new edition of this book has been fully updated in this respect and explores: Immigration policy in individual EU nations The treatment of migrants, including immigrant policies The development and effects of the Shengen agreement The movement towards common EU policies. It looks specifically at the contexts of Britain, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey as well as a examining the changing nature of migration dynamics in central and Eastern Europe. This book is a significant and timely analysis suitable for students of migration at any level.

    • Social Science


Ethnicity, Race, and Color in Latin America
Author: Edward Telles
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469617846
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 5657
Pigmentocracies--the fruit of the multiyear Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America (PERLA)--is a richly revealing analysis of contemporary attitudes toward ethnicity and race in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, four of Latin America's most populous nations. Based on extensive, original sociological and anthropological data generated by PERLA, this landmark study analyzes ethnoracial classification, inequality, and discrimination, as well as public opinion about Afro-descended and indigenous social movements and policies that foster greater social inclusiveness, all set within an ethnoracial history of each country. A once-in-a-generation examination of contemporary ethnicity, this book promises to contribute in significant ways to policymaking and public opinion in Latin America. Edward Telles, PERLA's principal investigator, explains that profound historical and political forces, including multiculturalism, have helped to shape the formation of ethnic identities and the nature of social relations within and across nations. One of Pigmentocracies's many important conclusions is that unequal social and economic status is at least as much a function of skin color as of ethnoracial identification. Investigators also found high rates of discrimination by color and ethnicity widely reported by both targets and witnesses. Still, substantial support across countries was found for multicultural-affirmative policies--a notable result given that in much of modern Latin America race and ethnicity have been downplayed or ignored as key factors despite their importance for earlier nation-building.

    • Political Science

Contemporary Political Thought

A Reader and Guide
Author: Alan Finlayson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814727324
Category: Political Science
Page: 674
View: 5369
Capitalism and slavery stand as the two economic phenomena that have most clearly defined the United States. Yet, despite African Americans' nearly $500 billion annual spending power, surprisingly little attention has been devoted to the ways U.S. businesses have courted black dollars in post-slavery America. Robert E. Weems, Jr., presents the first fully integrated history of black consumerism over the course of the last century. The World War I era Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to northern and southern cities stimulated initial corporate interest in blacks as consumers. A generation later, as black urbanization intensified during World War II and its aftermath, the notion of a distinct, profitable African American consumer market gained greater currency. Moreover, black socioeconomic gains resulting from the Civil Rights movement which itself featured such consumer justice protests as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, further enhanced the status and influence of African American shoppers. Unwilling to settle for facile answers, Weems explores the role of black entrepreneurs who promoted the importance of the African American consumer market to U.S. corporations. Their actions, ironically, set the stage for the ongoing destruction of black-owned business. While the extent of educational, employment, and residential desegregation remains debatable, African American consumer dollars have, by any standard, been fully incorporated into the U.S. economy. Desegregating the Dollar takes us through the "blaxploitation" film industry, the vast market for black personal care products, and the insidious exploitation of black urban misery by liquor and cigarette advertisers. Robert E. Weems, Jr., has given us the definitive account of the complicated relationship between African Americans, capitalism, and consumerism.

    • Social Science

New Landscapes of Inequality

Neoliberalism and the Erosion of Democracy in America
Author: Jane Lou Collins,Micaela Di Leonardo,Brett Williams
Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the
ISBN: 9781934691014
Category: Social Science
Page: 281
View: 4538
Focusing on the United States, the contributors to this volume analyze how the globalization of newly untrammeled capitalism has exacerbated preexisting inequalities, how the retreat of the benevolent state and the rise of the punitive, imperial slate are related, how poorly privatized welfare institutions provide services, how neoliberal and neoconservative ideologies are melding, and how recurrent moral panics misrepresent class, race, gendered, and sexual realities on the ground."--BOOK JACKET.

    • Political Science

The Politics of Asian Americans

Diversity and Community
Author: Pei-te Lien,M. Margaret Conway,Janelle Wong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135952299
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
View: 9766
Through the perspectives of mass politics, this book challenges popular misconceptions about Asian Americans as politically apathetic, disloyal, fragmented, unsophisticated and inscrutable by showcasing results of the 2000-01 Multi City Asian American Political Survey.

    • Social Science


A Beginner's Guide
Author: Alana Lentin
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780741766
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
View: 781
Despite the fact that we’ve spent hundreds of millions of dollars promoting tolerance, racism is still prevalent today. In fact, since 9-11 the subject of race, and exactly what this means, has become more important than ever before. Alana Lentin traces the development and mutation of ideas about race, through political history right up to modern debates about ethnicity and xenophobia, and considers the implications of a ‘raceless’ society amid concerns about diluted traditions and identities. Thought-provoking and intelligent, this invaluable resource exposes the roots of racist thought, and reveals how it has remained a part of our everyday lives. Alana Lentin is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sussex, UK.

    • Family & Relationships

From Welfare to Workfare

How Capitalist States Create a Pool of Unskilled Cheap Labor : (a Marxist-feminist Social Analysis)
Author: Sherrow O. Pinder
Publisher: N.A
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 310
View: 3773
This book examines the causes of the shift from welfare to workfare and documents the effects of this policy change on women, especially single mothers, in Canada and the United States.

    • History

A Companion to Los Angeles

Author: William Deverell,Greg Hise
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390957
Category: History
Page: 547
View: 9762
This Companion contains 25 original essays by writers and scholars who present an expert assessment of the best and most important work to date on the complex history of Los Angeles. The first Companion providing a historical survey of Los Angeles, incorporating critical, multi-disciplinary themes and innovative scholarship Features essays from a range of disciplines, including history, political science, cultural studies, and geography Photo essays and ‘contemporary voice’ sections combine with traditional historiographic essays to provide a multi-dimensional view of this vibrant and diverse city Essays cover the key topics in the field within a thematic structure, including demography, social unrest, politics, popular culture, architecture, and urban studies

    • Belief and doubt

The Damnation of Theron Ware

Or, Illumination
Author: Harold Frederic
Publisher: Folcroft Library Editions
Category: Belief and doubt
Page: 512
View: 2520
Published in 1896, "The Damnation of Theron Ware or Illumination" is a profound psychological portrait of the spiritual undoing of a guileless Methodist minister who is taken in by a rural townspeople's various progressive ideas, from liberalism to bohemianism, only to be spurned by them for being too conventional. Described by Everett Carter as "among the four or five best novels written by an American during the nineteenth century," the novel, as Joyce Carol Oates writes in her Introduction, has "shrewd, disturbing insights into the human pysche." This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the authoritative Harold Frederic Edition.

    • Citizenship

Making the "American" Subject

Ethnicity, Gender, Culture and the Politics of Citizenship in the Lives of Second-generation Laotian Girls
Author: Bindi Shah
Publisher: N.A
Category: Citizenship
Page: 616
View: 5507

Racialized Americanization

Schooling, Peer and Korean Immigrant Youth in an Urban Setting
Author: Gilbert C. Park
Publisher: N.A
Page: 321
View: 5575

Musical (African) Americanization in the New Europe

hip hop, race, and the cultural politics of postcoloniality in contemporary Paris, Berlin, and London
Author: J. Griffith Rollefson
Publisher: N.A
Page: 399
View: 3966

    • Immigrants

A Rumored Congregation

Cross-cultural Interaction in the Immigrant Neighborhoods of Early Twentieth Century Los Angeles
Author: Mark Wild
Publisher: N.A
Category: Immigrants
Page: 874
View: 8966

    • History

Silencing Race

Disentangling Blackness, Colonialism, and National Identities in Puerto Rico
Author: I. Rodríguez-Silva
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137263229
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 8987
Silencing Race provides a historical analysis of the construction of silences surrounding issues of racial inequality, violence, and discrimination in Puerto Rico. Examining the ongoing racialization of Puerto Rican workers, it explores the 'class-making' of race.