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Social discrimination & inequality

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Thinking Race Social Myths and Biological Realities

Thinking Race Social Myths and Biological Realities

Author: Richard A. Goldsby, Mary Catherine Bateson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Thinking Race clarifies the relationship between biology and race, showing how racism can result from a misguided blending of biology with social construction. Using arresting examples, Richard Goldsby and Mary Catherine Bateson aim to help readers accept the reality of human difference while understanding human unity. Controversial issues of race and IQ, race and athletic ability, and perceptions of race and beauty are examined, as are those of affirmative action and reparations for slavery. The authors also explore how income inequality, healthcare disparities, unequal access to education, an unfair justice system, and mass incarceration all call for constructive social policies that remodel American society in ways that will build a better, more resilient, and happier society. The goal is a society in which equal civil rights are clearly derived from the recognition of equal human rights, and equal opportunity provides the pathway to equitable results.

Terrorizing Gender Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U.S. Security State

Terrorizing Gender Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U.S. Security State

Author: Mia Fischer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

The increased visibility of transgender people in mainstream media, exemplified by Time magazine's declaration that 2014 marked a transgender tipping point, was widely believed to signal a civil rights breakthrough for trans communities in the United States. In Terrorizing Gender Mia Fischer challenges this narrative of progress, bringing together transgender, queer, critical race, legal, surveillance, and media studies to analyze the cases of Chelsea Manning, CeCe McDonald, and Monica Jones. Tracing how media and state actors collude in the violent disciplining of these trans women, Fischer exposes the traps of visibility by illustrating that dominant representations of trans people as deceptive, deviant, and threatening are integral to justifying, normalizing, and reinforcing the state-sanctioned violence enacted against them. The heightened visibility of transgender people, Fischer argues, has actually occasioned a conservative backlash characterized by the increased surveillance of trans people by the security state, evident in debates over bathroom access laws, the trans military ban, and the rescission of federal protections for transgender students and workers. Terrorizing Gender concludes that the current moment of trans visibility constitutes a contingent cultural and national belonging, given the gendered and racialized violence that the state continues to enact against trans communities, particularly those of color.

Race Science and Politics

Race Science and Politics

Author: Ruth Benedict, Judith Schachter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

In science, race can be a useful concept--for specific, limited purposes. When race, as a way of classifying people, is drafted into the service of politics, religion, or any belief system, then danger follows. That is the focus of this classic repudiation of racism, which is as readable and timely now as when it first appeared. Race: Science and Politics was first published in 1940, in response to the global rise of fascism and its pseudoscientific rationales for marginalizing and even exterminating inferior people. Writing for a general audience, Ruth Benedict ranges across the history of Western thought and research on race to illuminate rifts between the facts of race and the claims of racism. Rather than take issue only with the Nazis and their allies, Benedict set out to show that all racist beliefs are objectively groundless--and that is the key to the book's ongoing relevance. The book's bonus content includes The Races of Mankind, a pamphlet-length distillation of the book with its own controversial role in dismantling racist theory. This edition also includes a new foreword by Judith Schachter. An anthropologist, historian, and Benedict biographer, Schachter discusses the book's importance for current readers. Also included is a foreword by anthropologist Margaret Mead from 1958, a time when colonial ties around the world were unravelling and civil rights unrest was a daily occurrence in the United States.

Not All Dead White Men Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age

Not All Dead White Men Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age

Author: Donna Zuckerberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

A Times Higher Education Book of the Week A virulent strain of antifeminism is thriving online that treats women's empowerment as a mortal threat to men and to the integrity of Western civilization. Its proponents cite ancient Greek and Latin texts to support their claims-from Ovid's Ars Amatoria to Seneca and Marcus Aurelius-arguing that they articulate a model of masculinity that sustained generations but is now under siege. Not All Dead White Men reveals that some of the most controversial and consequential debates about the legacy of the ancients are raging not in universities but online. A chilling account of trolling, misogyny, racism, and bad history proliferated online by the Alt-Right... Zuckerberg makes a persuasive case for why we need a new, more critical, and less comfortable relationship between the ancient and modern worlds in this important and very timely book. -Emily Wilson, translator of The Odyssey Explores how ideas about Ancient Greece and Rome are used and misused by antifeminist thinkers today. -Time Zuckerberg presciently analyzes these communities'...embrace of stoicism as a self-help tool to gain confidence, jobs, and girlfriends. Their adoration of men like Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and Ovid...is founded in a limited and distorted interpretation of ancient philosophy...lending heft and authority to sexism and abuse. -The Nation Traces the application-and misapplication-of classical authors and texts in online communities that see feminism as a threat. -Bitch Media

Unorthodox LGBT+ Identity and Faith

Unorthodox LGBT+ Identity and Faith

Author: Sean Richardson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2019

Challenging the Status Quo Diversity, Democracy, and Equality in the 21st Century

Challenging the Status Quo Diversity, Democracy, and Equality in the 21st Century

Author: David G. Embrick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2019

This edited collection represents the latest scholarship in the area of diversity and inclusion, pertaining to institutional policies, practices, discourse, and beliefs.

Unmastering the Script Education, Critical Race Theory, and the Struggle to Reconcile the Haitian Other in Dominican Identity

Unmastering the Script Education, Critical Race Theory, and the Struggle to Reconcile the Haitian Other in Dominican Identity

Author: Sheridan Wigginton, Richard T., IV Middleton Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Analyzes textbooks in the Dominican Republic for evidence of reproducing Haitian Otherness Unmastering the Script: The Struggle to Reconcile the Haitian Other in Dominican Identity examines how school curriculum-based representations of Dominican identity navigate black racial identity, its relatedness to Haiti, and the culturally entrenched pejorative image of the Haitian Other in Dominican society. Wigginton and Middleton analyze how social science textbooks and historical biographies intended for young Dominicans reflect an increasing shift toward a clear and public inclusion of blackness in Dominican identity that serves to renegotiate the country's longstanding antiblack racial master script. The authors argue that although many of the attempts at this inclusion reflect a lessening of black denial, when considered as a whole, the materials often struggle to find a consistent and coherent narrative for the place of blackness within Dominican identity, particularly regarding the ways in which blackness continues to be meaningfully related to the otherness of Haitian racial identity. Unmastering the Script approaches the text materials as an example of the reconstructing and unburying of an African past, supporting the uneven, slow, and highly context-specific nature of the process. This work engages with multiple disciplines including history, anthropology, education, and race studies, building on a new wave of Dominican scholarship that considers how contemporary perspectives of Dominican identity both accept the existence of an African past and seek to properly weigh its importance. The use of critical race theory as the framework facilitates unfolding the past political and legal agendas of governing elites in the Dominican Republic and also helps to unlock the nuance of an increasingly black-inclusive Dominican identity. In addition, this framework allows the unveiling of some of the socially damaging effects the Haitian Other master script can have on children, particularly those of Haitian ancestry, in the Dominican Republic.

Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace

Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace

Author: Ann Francke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2019

Equality at work expert Ann Francke reveals how to understand and tackle the damaging consequences of gender imbalance in the workplace Gender balance is first and foremost a business issue. McKinsey estimates we could add 28 trillion to global GDP if we achieved gender equality everywhere - that is more than the GDPs of the US and China combined. But it is so much more than that. Gender balance is one of the best levers we can pull to build better managers and leaders at every level, improve team performance and create better cultures where everyone can thrive. In the Penguin Experts: Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace, Ann Francke, the CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), introduces her solution to combating the problems at the heart of the continued imbalance and offers clear, actionable strategies for making a positive change in your organisation.

How to Fight Anti-Semitism

How to Fight Anti-Semitism

Author: Bari Weiss Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2019

On 27 October 2018 the synagogue where Bari Weiss became a bat mitzvah was the site of the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. For most of us, the massacre in Pittsburgh came as a total shock. But to those who have been paying attention, it was only a more violent, extreme expression of the broader trend that has been sweeping Europe and the US for the past two decades. No longer the exclusive province of the far right and far left, anti-semitism finds a home in identity politics and the reaction against identity politics, in the renewal of America first isolationism and the rise of one-world socialism. An ancient hatred increasingly allowed into modern political discussion, anti-semitism has been migrating toward the mainstream in dangerous ways, amplified by social media and a culture of conspiracy that threatens us all. This timely book is a powerful case for renewing Jewish and liberal values to guide us through this uncertain moment.

The Enigma of Clarence Thomas

The Enigma of Clarence Thomas

Author: Corey Robin Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2019

Race Discrimination and Management of Ethnic Diversity and Migration at Work European Countries' Perspectives

Race Discrimination and Management of Ethnic Diversity and Migration at Work European Countries' Perspectives

Author: Joana Vassilopoulou Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2019

The sixth volume of International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion addresses workplace discrimination of ethnic minority people and migrants in Europe. Race Discrimination and Management of Ethnic Diversity and Migration at Work analyses perspectives from nine countries: France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy, Cyprus and Greece. Each country-focused chapter examines the historical context surrounding diversity, equality, racism and discrimination, along with facts and statistics about ethnicity in society and at work. Chapters then investigate the discourse and measures deployed at the national and organisational levels to combat race discrimination and their effects, and each provides a country-specific case study. The book concludes with a reflection on the development of equality legislation in the EU and its impact on racial equality at the workplace. This volume constitutes a cooperative effort to shed light on the management of ethnicity, diversity and migration within the workplace, emphasising the opportunity for improvement within this area. It is an illuminating book for researchers of equality and diversity within organisations, along with stakeholders involved in finding solutions to race and ethnic discrimination at work.

A Terrible Thing to Waste Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind

A Terrible Thing to Waste Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind

Author: Harriet A. Washington Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2019

The 1994 publication of the The Bell Curve and its controversial thesis catapulted the topic of genetic racial differences in IQ to the forefront of renewed and heated debate. Now, in A Terrible Thing to Waste, award-winning science writer Harriet A. Washington adds her incisive analysis to the fray. She takes apart the spurious notion of intelligence as an inherited trait, pointing instead to environmental racism -- a confluence of institutional factors that relegate marginalized communities to living and working near sites of toxic waste, pollution, and urban decay -- as the prime cause of the reported black-white IQ gap. Investigating heavy metals, neurotoxins, deficient prenatal care, bad nutrition, and pathogens as the main factors influencing intelligence, Washington explains why certain communities are so disproportionally affected and what can be done to remedy the problem. Featuring extensive scientific research and Washington's sharp, lively reporting, A Terrible Thing to Waste is sure to outrage, transform the conversation and inspire debate.