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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 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.

Deconstructing women, peace and security A critical review of approaches to gender and empowerment

Deconstructing women, peace and security A critical review of approaches to gender and empowerment

Author: Sandra I. Cheldelin, Martha Mutisi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2019

The unprecedented United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, established in 2000, radically addressed what we knew about warfare-that civilians and especially women were increasingly targeted-and called for a sea change in the ways women should engage in any rebuilding processes- including conflict management, governance, and peacebuilding efforts. Deconstructing Women, Peace and Security offers a critical review and analysis of many gender-based efforts implemented since 2000, including empowerment policies, strategies, and an in-depth study of four particular cases. It calls out the need for conceptualizing gender as a social structure in policy construction. It assesses the `good intentions' of policies designed and implemented with core beliefs they will be good for women. It provides an important case-based analysis of what is (and is not) working. The book's critical review of the rights and protection of women and empowerment efforts is organized around initiatives in nearly a dozen African countries. The data are also informed (and confirmed) outside the continent in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Indonesia. The authors have unique expertise and provide solid case-based analysis of many empowerment initiatives. Promoting women's empowerment has become an unequivocal objective of many governments, development organizations and international agencies. While important initiatives have been put in place, education campaigns-for men and women-regarding human rights, gender empowerment and efforts to create sustainable peace are still sorely needed. The book offers case-based data to engender inclusivity in all peace and security processes.

They Stole Him Out of Jail Willie Earle, South Carolina's Last Lynching Victim

They Stole Him Out of Jail Willie Earle, South Carolina's Last Lynching Victim

Author: William Gravely Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Before daybreak on February 17, 1947, twenty-four-year-old Willie Earle, an African American man arrested for the murder of a Greenville, South Carolina, taxi driver named T. W. Brown, was abducted from his jail cell by a mob, and then beaten, stabbed, and shot to death. An investigation produced thirty-one suspects, most of them cabbies seeking revenge for one of their own. The police and FBI obtained twenty-six confessions, but, after a nine-day trial in May that attracted national press attention, the defendants were acquitted by an all-white jury. In They Stole Him Out of Jail, William B. Gravely presents the most comprehensive account of the Earle lynching ever written, exploring it from background to aftermath and from multiple perspectives. Among his sources are contemporary press accounts (there was no trial transcript), extensive interviews and archival documents, and the Greenville notebook kept by Rebecca West, the well-known British writer who covered the trial for the New Yorker magazine. Gravely meticulously re-creates the case's details, analyzing the flaws in the investigation and prosecution that led in part to the acquittals. Vivid portraits emerge of key figures in the story, including both Earle and Brown, Solicitor Robert T. Ashmore, Governor Strom Thurmond, and West, whose article Opera in Greenville is masterful journalism but marred by errors owing to her short stay in the area. Gravely also probes problems with memory that resulted in varying interpretations of Willie Earle's character and conflicting narratives about the lynching itself. Although the verdict was in many ways a victory for white supremacy during the waning years of Jim Crow, it still drew unprecedented public attention to the horrors of lynching and no similar event has occurred in the state since. Yet, more than seventy years later, the crisis in criminal justice - especially as it pertains to African Americans, who are incarcerated at far higher rates than whites - remains a national challenge. This book is a compelling reminder not only of past traumas but of how far South Carolina and the country has yet to go.

White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-civil Rights Era

White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-civil Rights Era

Author: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Is a racial structure still firmly in place in the United States? White Supremacy and Racism answers that question with an unequivocal yes, describing a contemporary system that operates in a covert, subtle, institutional, and superficially nonracial fash on. Assessing the major perspectives that social analysts have relied on to explain race and racial relations, Bonilla-Silva labels the post-civil rights ideology as color-blind racism: a system of social arrangements that maintain white privilege at all levels. His analysis of racial politics in the United States makes a compelling argument for a new civil rights movement rooted in the race-class needs of minority masses, multiracial in character - and focused on attaining substantive rather than formal equality.

Gun Control in the Third Reich Disarming the Jews and Enemies of the State

Gun Control in the Third Reich Disarming the Jews and Enemies of the State

Author: Stephen P. Halbrook Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Based on newly-discovered, secret documents from German archives, diaries and newspapers of the time, Gun Control in the Third Reich presents the definitive, yet hidden history of how the Nazi regime made use of gun control to disarm and repress its enemies and consolidate power. The countless books on the Third Reich and the Holocaust fail even to mention the laws restricting firearms ownership, which rendered political opponents and Jews defenseless. A skeptic could surmise that a better-armed populace might have made no difference, but the National Socialist regime certainly did not think so - it ruthlessly suppressed firearm ownership by disfavored groups. Gun Control in the Third Reich spans the two decades from the birth of the Weimar Republic in 1918 through Kristallnacht in 1938. The book then presents a panorama of pertinent events during World War II regarding the effects of the disarming policies. And even though in the occupied countries the Nazis decreed the death penalty for possession of a firearm, there developed instances of heroic armed resistance by Jews, particularly the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

Working Relationships Creating Career Opportunities for Job Seekers with Disabilities through Employer Partnerships

Working Relationships Creating Career Opportunities for Job Seekers with Disabilities through Employer Partnerships

Author: Richard G. Luecking, Ellen S. Fabian, George P. Tilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2019

This work covers securing satisfying jobs for people with disabilities by fostering partnerships between employment specialists and businesses. It helps readers to: understand the theoretical framework for improving career development practices through relationship building; understand what employers want and expect from employment service providers; learn about the building blocks of strong partnerships with employers; find practical guidelines for getting to know both job seekers and employers, marketing proactively to businesses, matching job seeker characteristics with employer needs; consider the possibility of non-traditional employment through customized job consultation; and explore specific ways to make employment service programmes more customer-oriented and understandable to employers.

Who Gets the Good Jobs? Combating Race and Gender Disparities

Who Gets the Good Jobs? Combating Race and Gender Disparities

Author: Robert Cherry Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Racial and gender employment inequalities are alive and well today. In 2000, the U.S. government offered $508 million to settle more than one thousand lawsuits brought against the federally funded Voice of America by female workers. At the same time, African American employees of Coca-Cola sued their employer, citing the large number of minorities in low-paying jobs, with just a handful at top levels. Even Alan Greenspan has urged firms to eliminate the distortions that arise as a result of discrimination. The political agenda regarding this issue is polarized. Many conservative economists claim that financial considerations have led businesses to hire minorities because such practices increase profits. In opposition, many liberal economists believe businesses will hire minorities only if forced to do so by equal employment opportunity policies. Robert Cherry bridges these two positions, arguing that there is some truth to the positive effect of the profit motive, but that market forces alone are not enough to eliminate employment and earnings disparities. Cherry surveys the political and economic forces that influenced labor market practices in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing on the employment barriers African Americans, women, and immigrants encounter. He then assesses the effects of 1960s civil rights legislation and finds that improvements have been substantial, primarily for college-educated African Americans and women; therefore, he recommends that equal employment opportunity policies be strengthened. Cherry demonstrates how the promotion of full employment can further the advancement of working-class African Americans and women.

Race Relations Problems and Theory

Race Relations Problems and Theory

Author: Jitsuichi Masuoka Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

This is a collection of nineteen essays on race relations at mid-century, written in honor of the late Robert E. Park. Park left import sociological concepts that still stand the test of time--folk or sacred versus modern or secular society, racial frontiers, social distance, the marginal man, racial conflict, and racial movement. The contributors came directly under Park's influence either as students or colleagues. Originally published in 1961. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

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: 25/10/2019

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

Living together, living apart? Social cohesion in a future South Africa

Living together, living apart? Social cohesion in a future South Africa

Author: Christopher Ballantine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2019

These `interventions' are spurred by what in South Africa today is a buzz-phrase: social cohesion. The term, or concept, is bandied about with little reflection by leaders or spokespeople in politics, business, labour, education, sport, entertainment and the media. Yet, who would not wish to live in a socially cohesive society? How, then, do we apply the ideal in the daily round when diversity of language, religion, culture, race and the economy too often supersedes our commitment to a common citizenry? How do we live together rather than live apart? Such questions provoke the purpose of these interventions. The interventions - essays, which are short, incisive, at times provocative - tackle issues that are pertinent to both living together and living apart: equality/inequality, public pronouncement, xenophobia, safety, chieftaincy in modernity, gender-based abuse, healing, the law, education, identity, sport, new `national' projects, the role of the arts, South Africa in the world. In focusing on such issues, the essays point towards the making of a future, in which a critical citizenry is key to a healthy society. Contributors include leading academics and public figures in South Africa today: Christopher Ballantine, Ahmed Bawa, Michael Chapman, Jacob Dlamini, Jackie Dugard, Kira Erwin, Nicole Fritz, Michael Gardiner, Gerhard Mare, Monique Marks, Rajend Mesthrie, Bonita Meyersfeld, Leigh-Ann Naidoo, Njabulo S. Ndebele, Kathryn Pillay, Faye Reagon, Brenda Schmahmann, Himla Soodyall, David Spurrett and Thuto Thipe.

Secret War Jews

Secret War Jews

Author: John Loftus, Mark Aarons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2019