• Political Science

What's Left of Blackness

Feminisms, Transracial Solidarities, and the Politics of Belonging in Britain
Author: Tracy Fisher
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230339174
Category: Political Science
Page: 189
View: 913
What's Left of Blackness analyzes the political transformations in black women's community work in England from the late 1960s until the 2000s. Alongside a shift in the discourse and deployment of blackness as a political imaginary through which to engage in struggles for social justice. Fisher argues that mapping black women's socially engaged political groups—within Britain's changing sociopolitical economic context—reveals the ways in which groups transformed from anti-imperialist organizations to service provisioning groups, all the while they redefined and expanded the very meaning of 'the political.'

    • Social Science

Feminist Ethnography

Thinking through Methodologies, Challenges, and Possibilities
Author: Dána-Ain Davis,Christa Craven
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759122466
Category: Social Science
Page: 218
View: 2988
What is feminist ethnography? What is its history? How can its methods be applied? How is feminist ethnography produced, distributed, and evaluated? How do feminist ethnographers link their findings to broader publics through activism, advocacy, and public policy? Investigating these questions and more, this cross-cultural and interdisciplinary new text employs a problem-based approach to guide readers through the methods, challenges, and possibilities of feminist ethnography. Dána-Ain Davis and Christa Craven tease out the influences of feminist ethnography across a variety of disciplines including women’s and gender studies, critical race studies, ethnic studies, education, communications, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and American studies. Feature elements of the text include Essentials (excerpts from key texts in the field), Spotlights (interviews with feminist ethnographers), and suggested assignments and readings. The text concludes with a “conversation” among contemporary feminist ethnographers about what feminist ethnography looks like today and into the future. This text is accompanied by an author-maintained website that can be found here: http://discover.wooster.edu/feministethnography/

    • Social Science

Challenging the Legacies of Racial Resentment

Black Health Activism, Educational Justice, and Legislative Leadership
Author: Tiffany Willoughby-Herard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351529579
Category: Social Science
Page: 251
View: 664
Domestic and international health activism and health policy are focal points in this volume, a publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. This work demonstrates the continuing importance of the "medical civil rights movement," through examples of activism of women of colour in AIDS service organizations, of their health issues, and of the struggle for racial equity in health care in Brazil.Spikes in police and vigilante violence, as well as fear of a reversion to resegregated schools have brought a new urgency to black political activism. The contributors explore the effect of race on American attitudes toward immigration policy and reform, black state legislators and American morality politics, the historically disproportionate influence of Southern whites in American politics, and the undermining of school desegregation laws with "nullification" strategies. The volume's Trends section features conversations on the #BlackLivesMatter movement in Los Angeles, the 2016 presidential election, and examines the teaching of the Trayvon Martin story at the University of California, Irvine. The volume also includes a diverse selection of book reviews.

    • Social Science

Black Mixed-Race Men

Transatlanticity, Hybridity and 'Post-Racial' Resilience
Author: Remi Joseph-Salisbury
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787565319
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
View: 3537
This book offers a corrective to pathological and stereotypical representations of mixedness generally, and Black mixed-race men specifically. By introducing the concept of ‘post-racial’ resilience the book shows that Black mixed-race men are active and agentic as they resist the fragmentation and erasure of multiplicitous identities.

    • Social Science

Moroccan Feminist Discourses

Author: F. Sadiqi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137455098
Category: Social Science
Page: 238
View: 7942
Both a scholarly and personal critique of current feminist Moroccan discourses, this book is a call for a larger-than-Islam framework that accommodates the Berber dimension. Sadiqi argues that current feminist discourse, both secular and Islamic ones, are not only divergent but limit the rich heritage, knowledge, and art of Berber women.

    • Social Science

Gender, Ethnicity and Place

Women and Identity in Guyana
Author: Linda Peake,D. Alissa Trotz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134749317
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 8619
This book is concerned with the nature of the relationship between gender, ethnicity and poverty in the context of the external and internal dynamics of households in Guyana. Using detailed data collected from male and female respondents in three separate locations, two urban and one rural, and across two major ethnic groups, Afro-Guyanese and Indo-Guyanese, the authors discuss the links between gender and race, exploring development issues from a feminist perspective.

    • Music

Dis-orienting rhythms

the politics of the new Asian dance music
Author: Sanjay Sharma,John Hutnyk,Ashwani Sharma
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781856494700
Category: Music
Page: 248
View: 4869
Blurring the boundaries between academic and cultural production, this book produces a new understanding of the world significance of South Asian culture in multi-racist societies. One of the first sustained attempts to situate such production within the study of race and identity, it uncovers the crucial role that contemporary South Asian dance music has played in the formation of a new urban cultural politics. The book opens by positing new theoretical understandings of South Asian cultural representation that move beyond essentialist ethnicity in the cultural studies literature. Contributors narrate the formation of South Asian expressive culture coming emerging from the highly charged context of UK Black politics. Part three assumes the task of historical recovery, looking at the antecedents of political South Asian musical performance, autonomous anti-racist organising and problems of alliance with the white Left. Part four engages with the movements and translations of cultural productions across the world - not just in Britain or South Asia, but also Canada, North America, Fiji, Malaysia, Australia, West Africa, Europe, but particularly in the fractured spaces of a postcolonial Britain in decline.

    • Social Science

Gender, migration and categorisation

making distinctions between migrants in Western Countries, 1945-2010
Author: Marlou Schrover,Deirdre M. Moloney
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9048521750
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 3069
All people are equal, according to Thomas Jefferson, but all migrants are not. This volume looks at how they are distinguished in France, the United States, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark made through history between migrants and how these were justified in policies and public debates. The chapters form a triptych, addressing in three clusters the problematization of questions such as 'who is a refugee', 'who is family' and 'what is difference'. The chapters in this volume show that these are not separate issues. They intersect in ways that vary according to countries of origin and settlement, economic climate, geopolitical situation, as well as by gender, and by class, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation of the migrants.

    • Social Science

The Creolisation of London Kinship

Mixed African-Caribbean and White British Extended Families, 1950-2003
Author: Elaine Bauer
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089642358
Category: Social Science
Page: 282
View: 1649
In the last 50 years, the United Kingdom has witnessed a growing proportion of mixed African-Caribbean and white British families. With rich new primary evidence of "mixed-race" in the capital city, The Creolisation of London Kinship thoughtfully explores this population. Making an indelible contribution to both kinship research and wider social debates, the book emphasises a long-term evolution of family relationships across generations. Individuals are followed through changing social and historical contexts, seeking to understand in how far many of these transformations may be interpreted as creolisation. Examined, too, are strategies and innovations in relationship construction, the social constraints put upon them, the special significance of women and children in kinship work and the importance of non-biological as well as biological notions of family relatedness. -- P. [4] of cover.

    • Political Science

Democracy Realized

The Progressive Alternative
Author: Roberto Mangabeira Unger
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859840092
Category: Political Science
Page: 309
View: 8715
Roberto Mangabeira Unger is widely regarded as one of the leading living social theorists. In Democracy Realized, he gives detailed content to his conception of a progressive and practical alternative to neoliberalism in contemporary politics. His efforts to inspire this have drawn increasing attention throughout the world as well as in his native Brazil where they are currently informing a network of politicians and business leaders called The Latin American Alternative. But the United States and Europe, argues Unger, are equally in need of a fresh alternative to the status quo.

    • Fiction


Author: Gautam Malkani
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440619905
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 7605
A talented new writer whose portrayal of the serious business of assimilation and young masculinity is disturbing and hilarious Hailed as one of the most surprising British novels in recent years, Gautam Malkani's electrifying debut reveals young South Asians struggling to distinguish themselves from their parents' generation in the vast urban sprawl that is contemporary London. Chronicling the lives of a gang of four young middle-class men-Hardjit, the violent enforcer; Ravi, the follower; Amit, who's struggling to come to terms with his mother's hypocrisy; and Jas, desperate to win the approval of the others despite lusting after Samira, a Muslim girl-Londonstani, funny, disturbing, and written in the exuberant language of its protagonists, is about tribalism, aggressive masculinity, integration, alienation, bling-bling economics, and "complicated family-related shit."

    • Social Science

Women’s Movements in Post-“Arab Spring” North Africa

Author: Fatima Sadiqi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113750675X
Category: Social Science
Page: 325
View: 465
Centering on women's movements before, during, and after the revolutions, Women's Movements in Post-"Arab Spring" North Africa highlights the broader sources of authority that affected the emergence of new feminist actors and agents and their impact on the sociopolitical landscapes of the region.

    • Social Science

Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World

Author: Mary Zeiss Stange,Carol K. Oyster,Jane E. Sloan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412976855
Category: Social Science
Page: 2016
View: 1032
This work includes 1000 entries covering the spectrum of defining women in the contemporary world.

    • Family & Relationships

Comforting an orphaned nation

representations of international adoption and adopted Koreans in Korean popular culture
Author: Tobias Hübinette
Publisher: N.A
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 263
View: 1146

    • Social Science

Black Cultural Traffic

Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture
Author: Harry Justin Elam
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472068401
Category: Social Science
Page: 404
View: 4798
Black Cultural Traffic traces how blackness travels globally in performance, engaging the work of an international and interdisciplinary mix of scholars, critics, and practicing artists.

    • Political Science

South Africa Pushed to the Limit

The Political Economy of Change
Author: Hein Marais
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1780320833
Category: Political Science
Page: 576
View: 9130
Since 1994, the democratic government in South Africa has worked hard at improving the lives of the black majority, yet close to half the population lives in poverty, jobs are scarce, and the country is more unequal than ever. For millions, the colour of people’s skin still decides their destiny. In his wide-ranging, incisive and provocative analysis, Hein Marais shows that although the legacies of apartheid and colonialism weigh heavy, many of the strategic choices made since the early 1990s have compounded those handicaps. Marais explains why those choices were made, where they went awry, and why South Africa’s vaunted formations of the left -- old and new -- have failed to prevent or alter them. From the real reasons behind President Jacob Zuma’s rise and the purging of his predecessor, Thabo Mbeki, to a devastating critique of the country’s continuing AIDS crisis, its economic path and its approach to the rights and entitlements of citizens, South Africa Pushed to the Limit presents a riveting benchmark analysis of the incomplete journey beyond apartheid.

Denialism and Human Rights

Author: Hans Nelen,Roland Moerland,Jan C. M. Willems
Publisher: Intersentia
ISBN: 9781780683690
Page: 206
View: 868
The safeguarding of human rights remains highly problematic, despite the proliferation of human rights instruments and the many actions taken by a variety of actors over the past decades. Human rights violations do still occur on a large scale and injustice remains rampant. Central to this problem appears to be that social, economic, cultural, and political structures in societies provide denialist defense mechanisms. Such deeply embedded denialism causes and/or facilitates human rights violations, because the true nature of the problems involved remains fully or partly unacknowledged and, as a result, appropriate action remains absent. In order to safeguard the effectuation of human rights, it is thus pertinent to acknowledge and address this problem of denialism and develop strategies to move beyond it. In 2015, an international conference was organized on the theme of Denialism and Human Rights which brought together scholars, practitioners, and students from various disciplines and fields to unearth and address denialism in the context of their own particular area of research. The present volume contains a unique collection of papers that were presented during the conference. The content of the papers ranges from more general reflections on the theme of denialism and human rights to more specific areas of research that are relevant in terms of denialism, such as: genocide, children's rights, the role of (inter)national organisations, penology, and social, economic and cultural rights. (Series: ?Maastricht Series in Human Rights) [Subject: ?Human Rights Law, Criminal Justice, Genocide]

    • Social Science

Transgender Identities

Towards a Social Analysis of Gender Diversity
Author: Sally Hines,Tam Sanger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135148090
Category: Social Science
Page: 298
View: 4850
In recent years transgender has emerged as a subject of increasing social and cultural interest. This volume offers vivid accounts of the diversity of living transgender in today's world. The first section, "Emerging Identities," maps the ways in which social, cultural, legal and medical developments shape new identities on both an individual and collective level. Rather than simply reflecting social change, these shifts work to actively construct contemporary identities. The second section, "Trans Governance," examines how law and social policy have responded to contemporary gender shifts. The third section, "Transforming Identity," explores gender and sexual identity practices within cultural and subcultural spaces. The final section, "Transforming Theory?", offers a theoretical reflection on the increasing visibility of trans people in today’s society and traces the challenges and the contributions transgender theory has brought to gender theory, queer theory and sociological approaches to identity and citizenship. Featuring contributions from throughout the world, this volume represents the cutting-edge scholarship in transgender studies and will be of interest to scholars and students interested in gender, sexuality, and sociology.

    • Social Science

The Feminist Bookstore Movement

Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability
Author: Kristen Hogan
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822374331
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
View: 1561
From the 1970s through the 1990s more than one hundred feminist bookstores built a transnational network that helped shape some of feminism's most complex conversations. Kristen Hogan traces the feminist bookstore movement's rise and eventual fall, restoring its radical work to public feminist memory. The bookwomen at the heart of this story—mostly lesbians and including women of color—measured their success not by profit, but by developing theories and practices of lesbian antiracism and feminist accountability. At bookstores like BookWoman in Austin, the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, and Old Wives’ Tales in San Francisco, and in the essential Feminist Bookstore News, bookwomen changed people’s lives and the world. In retelling their stories, Hogan not only shares the movement's tools with contemporary queer antiracist feminist activists and theorists, she gives us a vocabulary, strategy, and legacy for thinking through today's feminisms.

    • Social Science

Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity

Author: Smadar Lavie,Ted Swedenburg
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822317203
Category: Social Science
Page: 332
View: 6353
Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity challenges conventional understandings of identity based on notions of nation and culture as bounded or discrete. Through careful examinations of various transnational, hybrid, border, and diasporic forces and practices, these essays push at the edge of cultural studies, postmodernism, and postcolonial theory and raise crucial questions about ethnographic methodology. This volume exemplifies a cross-disciplinary cultural studies and a concept of culture rooted in lived experience as well as textual readings. Anthropologists and scholars from related fields deploy a range of methodologies and styles of writing to blur and complicate conventional dualisms between authors and subjects of research, home and away, center and periphery, and first and third world. Essays discuss topics such as Rai, a North African pop music viewed as westernized in Algeria and as Arab music in France; the place of Sephardic and Palestinian writers within Israel’s Ashkenazic-dominated arts community; and the use and misuse of the concept “postcolonial” as it is applied in various regional contexts. In exploring histories of displacement and geographies of identity, these essays call for the reconceptualization of theoretical binarisms such as modern and postmodern, colonial and postcolonial. It will be of interest to a broad spectrum of scholars and students concerned with postmodern and postcolonial theory, ethnography, anthropology, and cultural studies. Contributors. Norma Alarcón, Edward M. Bruner, Nahum D. Chandler, Ruth Frankenberg, Joan Gross, Dorinne Kondo, Kristin Koptiuch, Smadar Lavie, Lata Mani, David McMurray, Kirin Narayan, Greg Sarris, Ted Swedenburg