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Social discrimination & inequality

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Everyday Bias Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Everyday Bias Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Author: Howard J. Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

Incorporating anecdotes from today's headlines alongside case studies from over 30 years of diversity consulting, Ross helps readers understand how unconscious bias impacts our day-to-day lives and, particularly, our daily work lives. Originally published in 2014, the updated edition draws new examples from today's headlines such as the #me too Movement, police shootings, and bias in the ever more partisan Trump era.

When Hate Groups March Down Main Street Engaging a Community Response

When Hate Groups March Down Main Street Engaging a Community Response

Author: Deborah Levine, Marc Brenman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2020

When Hate Groups March Down Main Street is a comprehensive, authoritative resource guide for communities, organizations, and individuals who are concerned and intimidated by the resurgence of neo-Nazi and extreme right wing groups in the United States. Their incursions into communities often leads to violence, deaths, injuries, property destruction, as shown in Charlottesville, Berkeley, Parkland High School, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, and elsewhere. Communities have often been caught flat-footed when confronting neo-Nazi and far right wing extremist incursions. This book examines how neo-Nazis and far right wing extremists act, what motivates them, discusses how to counter-act them, and how to equip communities to successfully respond to these incursions by taking a community-as-a-whole approach. This book synthesizes the state of the field, which is developing and not set, and provides innovative ideas, as well as initiatives that have worked in the recent past. The author's objectives include providing resources to communities that are threatened with extremist activities and other stakeholders such as academia, law enforcement, and faith groups. They provide guides to extremist groups and the code language and tactics they use. Case studies provide examples of how their disruption and violence are managed.

When Hate Groups March Down Main Street Engaging a Community Response

When Hate Groups March Down Main Street Engaging a Community Response

Author: Deborah Levine, Marc Brenman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

When Hate Groups March Down Main Street is a comprehensive, authoritative resource guide for communities, organizations, and individuals who are concerned and intimidated by the resurgence of neo-Nazi and extreme right wing groups in the United States. Their incursions into communities often leads to violence, deaths, injuries, property destruction, as shown in Charlottesville, Berkeley, Parkland High School, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, and elsewhere. Communities have often been caught flat-footed when confronting neo-Nazi and far right wing extremist incursions. This book examines how neo-Nazis and far right wing extremists act, what motivates them, discusses how to counter-act them, and how to equip communities to successfully respond to these incursions by taking a community-as-a-whole approach. This book synthesizes the state of the field, which is developing and not set, and provides innovative ideas, as well as initiatives that have worked in the recent past. The author's objectives include providing resources to communities that are threatened with extremist activities and other stakeholders such as academia, law enforcement, and faith groups. They provide guides to extremist groups and the code language and tactics they use. Case studies provide examples of how their disruption and violence are managed.

The Religion of White Supremacy in the United States

The Religion of White Supremacy in the United States

Author: Eric Weed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2019

On January 20th, 2009, the United States entered a new era in terms of race relations in the country. The hopes of many Americans were not to be fulfilled and many believe race relations are worse now. The reason is the legacy of race is integral to the American nation. The Religion of White Supremacy in the United States traces this legacy to show how race is defined by more than beliefs or acts of injustice. What this book reveals is that white supremacy is a religion in the United States. This book is a theo-historical account of race in the United States that argues that white supremacy functions through the Protestant Christian tradition. The Religion of White Supremacy in the United States is an interdisciplinary work of Critical Whiteness Studies, American History, and Theology to build a narrative in which the religion of white supremacy dominates U.S. culture and society. In this way, the racial tensions during the Obama era become sensible and inevitable in a nation that finds ultimacy in white supremacy.

The Oxford Handbook of Consumption

The Oxford Handbook of Consumption

The Oxford Handbook of Consumption consolidates the most innovative recent work conducted by social scientists in the field of consumption studies and identifies some of the most fruitful lines of inquiry for future research. It begins by embedding marketing in its global history, enmeshed in various political, economic, and social sites. From this embedded perspective, the book branches out to examine the rise of consumer culture theory among consumer researchers and parallel innovative developments in sociology and anthropology, with scholarship analyzing the roles that identity, social networks, organizational dynamics, institutions, market devices, materiality, and cultural meanings play across a wide variety of applications, including, but not limited to, brands and branding, the sharing economy, tastes and preferences, credit and credit scoring, consumer surveillance, race and ethnicity, status, family life, well-being, environmental sustainability, social movements, and social inequality. The volume is unique in the attention it gives to consumer research on inequality and the focus it has on consumer credit scores and consumer behaviors that shape life chances. The volume includes essays by many of the key researchers in the field, some of whom have only recently, if at all, crossed the disciplinary lines that this volume has enabled. The contributors have tried to address several key questions: What motivates consumption and what does it mean to be a consumer? What social, technical, and cultural systems integrate and give character to contemporary consumption? What actors, institutions, and understandings organize and govern consumption? And what are the social uses and effects of consumption?

Opposing Jim Crow African Americans and the Soviet Indictment of U.S. Racism, 1928-1937

Opposing Jim Crow African Americans and the Soviet Indictment of U.S. Racism, 1928-1937

Author: Meredith L. Roman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2019

Before the Nazis came to power in Germany, Soviet officials labeled the United States the most racist country in the world. Photographs, children's stories, films, newspaper articles, political education campaigns, and court proceedings exposed the hypocrisy of America's racial democracy. In contrast, the Soviets represented the USSR itself as a superior society where racism was absent and identified African Americans as valued allies in resisting an imminent imperialist war against the first workers' state. Meredith L. Roman's Opposing Jim Crow examines the period between 1928 and 1937, when the promotion of antiracism by party and trade union officials in Moscow became a priority policy. Soviet leaders stood to gain considerable propagandistic value at home and abroad by drawing attention to U.S. racism, their actions simultaneously directed attention to the routine violation of human rights that African Americans suffered as citizens of the United States. Soviet policy also challenged the prevailing white supremacist notion that blacks were biologically inferior and thus unworthy of equality with whites. African Americans of various political and socioeconomic backgrounds became indispensable contributors to Soviet antiracism and helped officials in Moscow challenge the United States' claim to be the world's beacon of democracy and freedom.

To Repair the World Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation

To Repair the World Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation

Author: Paul Farmer, Bill Clinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2019

Doctor and social activist Paul Farmer shares a collection of charismatic short speeches that aims to inspire the next generation. One of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice, Farmer encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times. Engaging, often humorous, and always inspiring, these speeches bring to light the brilliance and force of Farmer's vision in a single, accessible volume. A must-read for graduates, students, and everyone seeking to help bend the arc of history toward justice, To Repair the World: challenges readers to counter failures of imagination that keep billions of people without access to health care, safe drinking water, decent schools, and other basic human rights champions the power of partnership against global poverty, climate change, and other pressing problems today overturns common assumptions about health disparities around the globe by considering the large-scale social forces that determine who gets sick and who has access to health care discusses how hope, solidarity, faith, and hardbitten analysis have animated Farmer's service to the poor in Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Russia, and elsewhere leaves the reader with an uplifting vision: that with creativity, passion, teamwork, and determination, the next generations can make the world a safer and more humane place.

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.

Suspect Communities Anti-Muslim Racism and the Domestic War on Terror

Suspect Communities Anti-Muslim Racism and the Domestic War on Terror

Author: Nicole Nguyen Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2019

The first major qualitative study of countering violent extremism in key U.S. cities Suspect Communities is a powerful reassessment of the U.S. government's countering violent extremism (CVE) program that has arisen in major cities across the United States since 2011. Drawing on an interpretive qualitative study, it examines how the concept behind CVEaimed at combating homegrown terrorism by engaging Muslim community members, teachers, and religious leaders in monitoring and reporting on young peoplehas been operationalized through the everyday work of CVE actors, from high-level national security workers to local community members, with significant penalties for the communities themselves. Nicole Nguyen argues that studying CVE provides insight into how the drive to bring liberal reforms to contemporary security regimes through community-driven and ideologically ecumenical programming has in fact further institutionalized anti-Muslim racism in the United States. She forcefully contends that the U.S. security state has designed CVE to legitimize and shore up support for the very institutions that historically have criminalized, demonized, and dehumanized communities of color, while appearing to learn from and attenuate past practices of coercive policing, racial profiling, and political exclusion. By undertaking this analysis, Suspect Communities offers a vital window into the inner workings of the U.S. security state and the devastating impact of CVE on local communities.

Suspect Communities Anti-Muslim Racism and the Domestic War on Terror

Suspect Communities Anti-Muslim Racism and the Domestic War on Terror

Author: Nicole Nguyen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2019

The first major qualitative study of countering violent extremism in key U.S. cities Suspect Communities is a powerful reassessment of the U.S. government's countering violent extremism (CVE) program that has arisen in major cities across the United States since 2011. Drawing on an interpretive qualitative study, it examines how the concept behind CVE3/4aimed at combating homegrown terrorism by engaging Muslim community members, teachers, and religious leaders in monitoring and reporting on young people3/4has been operationalized through the everyday work of CVE actors, from high-level national security workers to local community members, with significant penalties for the communities themselves. Nicole Nguyen argues that studying CVE provides insight into how the drive to bring liberal reforms to contemporary security regimes through community-driven and ideologically ecumenical programming has in fact further institutionalized anti-Muslim racism in the United States. She forcefully contends that the U.S. security state has designed CVE to legitimize and shore up support for the very institutions that historically have criminalized, demonized, and dehumanized communities of color, while appearing to learn from and attenuate past practices of coercive policing, racial profiling, and political exclusion. By undertaking this analysis, Suspect Communities offers a vital window into the inner workings of the U.S. security state and the devastating impact of CVE on local communities.

How to Fight Anti-Semitism

How to Fight Anti-Semitism

Author: Bari Weiss Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

The prescient New York Times writer delivers an urgent wake-up call exposing the alarming rise of anti-semitism -- and explains what we can do to defeat it On 27 October 2018 Bari Weiss's childhood synagogue in Pittsburgh became the site of the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. For most of us, the massacre 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 United States 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, in the renewal of 'America first' isolationism and in 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. In this urgent book, New York Times writer Bari Weiss makes a powerful case for renewing Jewish and liberal values to guide us through this uncertain moment.