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Rich Russians From Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie

Rich Russians From Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie

The lives of wealthy people have long held an allure to many, but the lives of wealthy Russians pose a particular fascination. Having achieved their riches over the course of a single generation, the top 0.1 percent of Russian society have become known for ostentatious lifestyles and tastes. Nevertheless, as Elisabeth Schimpfoessl shows in this book, their stories reveal a bourgeois existence that is distinct in its circumstances and self-definition, and far more complex than the caricatures suggest. Rich Russians takes a deep and unprecedented look at this group: their personal stories, trajectories, ideas about life, and how they see their role and position both on top of Russian society as well as globally. These people grew up and lived through a historically unique period of economic turmoil and social change following the collapse of the Soviet Union. But when taken in a wider historical context, their lives follow a familiar path, from new money to respectable money; parvenus becoming part of Society. Based on interviews with millionaires, billionaires, their spouses and children, Rich Russians concludes that, as a class, they have acquired all sorts of cultural and social resources which help consolidate their personal power. They have developed distinguished and refined tastes, rediscovered their family history, and begun actively engaging in philanthropy. Most importantly, they have worked out a narrative to justify why they deserve their elitist position in society-because of who they are and their superior qualities-and why they should be treated as equals by the West. This is a group whose social, cultural, and political influence is likely to outlast any regime change. As the first book to examine the transformation of Russia's former robber barons into a new social class, Rich Russians provides insight into how this nation's newly wealthy tick.

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: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

To be human is to be biased. From this simple truth, nationally recognized diversity expert Howard J. Ross explores the biases we each carry within us. 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. And, he answers the question: Is there anything we can do about it? by providing examples of behaviors that the reader can engage in to disengage the impact of their own biases. 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.

Judaism, Race, and Ethics Conversations and Questions

Judaism, Race, and Ethics Conversations and Questions

Author: Jonathan K. Crane Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2020

Recent political and social developments in the United States reveal a deep misunderstanding of race and religion. From the highest echelons of power to the most obscure corners of society, color and conviction are continually twisted, often deliberately for nefarious reasons, or misconstrued to stymie meaningful conversation. This timely book wrestles with the contentious, dynamic, and ethically complicated relationship between race and religion through the lens of Judaism. Featuring essays by lifelong participants in discussions about race, religion, and society- including Susannah Heschel, Sander L. Gilman, and George Yancy-this vibrant book aims to generate a compelling conversation vitally relevant to both the academy and the community. Starting from the premise that understanding prejudice and oppression requires multifaceted critical reflection and a willingness to acknowledge one's own bias, the contributors to this volume present surprising arguments that disentangle fictions, factions, and facts. The topics they explore include the role of Jews and Jewish ethics in the civil rights movement, race and the construction of American Jewish identity, rituals of commemoration celebrating Jewish and black American resilience, the Yiddish gaze on lynchings of black bodies, and the portrayal of racism as a mental illness from nineteenth-century Vienna to twenty-first-century Charlottesville. Each essay is linked to a classic Jewish source and accompanied by guiding questions that help the reader identify salient themes connecting ancient and contemporary concerns. In addition to the editor, the contributors include Sander L. Gilman, Annalise E. Glauz-Todrank, Aaron S. Gross, Susannah Heschel, Sarah Imhoff, Willa M. Johnson, Judith W. Kay, Jessica Kirzane, Nichole Renee Phillips, and George Yancy.

Racism: A Very Short Introduction

Racism: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Ali (Visiting Professor of Sociology, City, University of London) Rattansi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

There is often a demand for a short, sharp definition of racism, for example as captured in the popular formula Power + Prejudice= Racism. But in reality, racism is a complex, multidimensional phenomenon that cannot be captured by such definitions. In our world today there are a variety of racisms at play, and it is necessary to distinguish between issues such as individual prejudice, and systemic racisms which entrench racialiazed inequalities over time. This Very Short Introduction explores the history of racial ideas and a wide range of racisms - biological, cultural, colour-blind, and structural - and illuminates issues that have been the subject of recent debates. Is Islamophobia a form of racism? Is there a new antisemitism? Why has whiteness become an important source of debate? What is Intersectionality? What is unconscious or implicit bias, and what is its importance in understanding racial discrimination? Ali Rattansi tackles these questions, and also shows why African Americans and other ethnic minorities in the USA and Europe continue to suffer from discrimination today that results in ongoing disadvantage in these white dominant societies. Finally he explains why there has been a resurgence of national populist and far-right movements and explores their implications for the future of racism. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Split Class Divides Uncovered

Split Class Divides Uncovered

Author: Ben Tippet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2020

How can we make sense of a world where we have both too many billionaires and too many foodbanks? We're supposed to go to university, forge a career, get wealthier, buy a house - but why is that so hard for most of us to achieve?*BR**BR*Split makes sense of our world by looking at class society - delving into the deep-rooted economic inequalities that shape our lives. From the gig economy, rising debt and the housing crisis that affects the majority of people, to the world of tax havens and unfair inheritance that affect the few...*BR**BR*Now is the time to fight back against the 1%.

Healing Racial Trauma The Road to Resilience

Healing Racial Trauma The Road to Resilience

Author: Sheila Wise Rowe, Soong-Chan Rah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2020

Equal How we fix the gender pay gap

Equal How we fix the gender pay gap

Author: Carrie Gracie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'Gracie tells the story of her struggle and eventual triumph as a way of encouraging us, of changing our society, of giving us all courage . . . Equal is a very important book' Sandi Toksvig Equal pay has been the law for half a century. But women often get paid less than men, even when they're doing equal work. Mostly they don't know because pay is secret. But what if a woman finds out? What should she do? In Equal, award-winning journalist Carrie Gracie covers her own experience of holding her employer - the BBC - to account and investigates why we're still being paid unequally. Equal will open your eyes, fix your resolve and give you the tools to act - and act now. 'Equal tells a personal story that changed the public debate' Guardian 'Pulls no punches' Sunday Times 'Full of sound advice for women' Observer 'A gripping personal story told with warmth and wit' Julia Gillard, former Australian Prime Minister Longlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award 2019

Invisible Women Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Invisible Women Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Author: Caroline Criado Perez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* 'HELL YES. This is one of those books that has the potential to change things - a monumental piece of research' Caitlin Moran Imagine a world where... * Your phone is too big for your hand * Your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body * In a car accident you are 47% more likely to be injured. If any of that sounds familiar, chances are you're a woman. From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, and the media. Invisible Women reveals how in a world built for and by men we are systematically ignoring half of the population, often with disastrous consequences. Caroline Criado Perez brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are forgotten, and the profound impact this has on us all. Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives. 'A book that changes the way you see the world' Sunday Times 'Revelatory, frightening, hopeful' Jeanette Winterson **Winner of the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2019** **Winner of the Readers' Choice Books Are My Bag Award 2019** **Winner of the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2019 Book of the Year Award 2019** **The Times Current Affairs Book of the Year 2019**

Organizing While Undocumented Immigrant Youth's Political Activism under the Law

Organizing While Undocumented Immigrant Youth's Political Activism under the Law

Author: Kevin Escudero Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2020

An inspiring look inside immigrant youth's political activism in perilous times Undocumented immigrants in the United States who engage in social activism do so at great risk: the threat of deportation. In Organizing While Undocumented, Kevin Escudero shows why and how-despite this risk-many of them bravely continue to fight on the front lines for their rights. Drawing on more than five years of research, including interviews with undocumented youth organizers, Escudero focuses on the movement's epicenters-San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City-to explain the impressive political success of the undocumented immigrant community. He shows how their identities as undocumented immigrants, but also as queer individuals, people of color, and women, connect their efforts to broader social justice struggles today. A timely, worthwhile read, Organizing While Undocumented gives us a look at inspiring triumphs, as well as the inevitable perils, of political activism in precarious times.

Organizing While Undocumented Immigrant Youth's Political Activism under the Law

Organizing While Undocumented Immigrant Youth's Political Activism under the Law

Author: Kevin Escudero Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2020

An inspiring look inside immigrant youth's political activism in perilous times Undocumented immigrants in the United States who engage in social activism do so at great risk: the threat of deportation. In Organizing While Undocumented, Kevin Escudero shows why and how-despite this risk-many of them bravely continue to fight on the front lines for their rights. Drawing on more than five years of research, including interviews with undocumented youth organizers, Escudero focuses on the movement's epicenters-San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City-to explain the impressive political success of the undocumented immigrant community. He shows how their identities as undocumented immigrants, but also as queer individuals, people of color, and women, connect their efforts to broader social justice struggles today. A timely, worthwhile read, Organizing While Undocumented gives us a look at inspiring triumphs, as well as the inevitable perils, of political activism in precarious times.

When Stereotype Meets Prejudice - Antiziganism in European Societies

When Stereotype Meets Prejudice - Antiziganism in European Societies

Author: Timofey Agarin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Antiziganism is a widespread phenomenon in all European societies. Poor or rich, 'postcommunist' or 'traditional', North or South, with 'lean' or 'thick' welfare systems?all European societies demonstrate antiziganist prejudice. All across Europe Romanis are among the poorest, most destitute, and most excluded communities. Widespread prejudice and stereotypical representations of Romani individuals limit their chances for participation in democratic decision making processes and their access to services. Unable to counteract majority stereotypes systematically, more often than not they remain on the fringes of society. This edited volume asks where these stereotypes and prejudices come from, why they are ubiquitous to all societies, and how pertinent their impact on antiziganist attitudes found in European societies really is.

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Ninety-third Session (31 July-25 August 2017); Ninety-fourth Session (20 November-8 December 2017); Ninety-fifth Session (23 April-1

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Ninety-third Session (31 July-25 August 2017); Ninety-fourth Session (20 November-8 December 2017); Ninety-fifth Session (23 April-1

Author: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

This is the annual report submitted to the General Assembly by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on its ninety-third (31 July-25 August 2017), ninety-fourth (20 November-8 December 2017) and ninety-fifth (23 April-11 May 2018) sessions.