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Social discrimination & inequality

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Social Inequality Forms, Causes, and Consequences

Social Inequality Forms, Causes, and Consequences

Like past editions, this tenth edition of Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences is a user-friendly introduction to the study of social inequality. This book conveys the pervasiveness and extensiveness of social inequality in the United States within a comparative context, to show how inequality occurs, how it affects all of us, and what is being done about it. This edition benefits from a variety of changes that have significantly strengthened the text. The authors pay increased attention to disability, intersectionality, immigration, religion, and place. This edition also spotlights crime and the criminal justice system as well as health and the environment. The tenth edition includes a new chapter on policy alternatives and venues for social change.

Sinti and Roma Gypsies in German-speaking Society and Literature

Sinti and Roma Gypsies in German-speaking Society and Literature

Author: Susan Tebbutt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2019

...this collection ...is most welcome ...presents aspects of a fascinating and complex picture ...this informative and thought-provoking project calls upon us, the readers, to re-examine our own moral and ethical positions. * Monatshefte ...a very welcome and ...successful first account from a variety of perspectives of Sinti and Roma in German-speaking society ...sensibly restricted to providing background information on the history and problems of Sinti and Roma as well as a more specific literary focus. * Journal of European Area Studies According to opinion polls, Germans are less favorably disposed towards the Sinti and Roma than towards any other ethnic group, despite the fact that few Germans have any personal knowledge of them or even realize that the Sinti and Roma in Germany include both Germans and non-Germans. The image of the Sinti and Roma prevalent in German society and literature is one similarly founded on misconceptions and stereotypes. This volume deals in depth with the life of the Sinti and Roma in Germany and their representation in German literature, giving the background to the maltreatment, underlining the fact that the persecution of Gypsies during the Nazi period, which until the 1980s has been totally marginalized by historians, did not cease in 1945. The continuity of anti-Gypsyism is traced to the present day, and the efforts, achievements and aspirations of the Sinti and Roma civil rights movement are highlighted. Susan Tebbutt is Lecturer in German at the University of Bradford.

Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia

Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia

Author: Kathleen M. Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2019

Kathleen Brown examines the origins of racism and slavery in British North America from the perspective of gender. Both a basic social relationship and a model for other social hierarchies, gender helped determine the construction of racial categories and the institution of slavery in Virginia. But the rise of racial slavery also transformed gender relations, including ideals of masculinity. In response to the presence of Indians, the shortage of labor, and the insecurity of social rank, Virginia's colonial government tried to reinforce its authority by regulating the labor and sexuality of English servants and by making legal distinctions between English and African women. This practice, along with making slavery hereditary through the mother, contributed to the cultural shift whereby women of African descent assumed from lower-class English women both the burden of fieldwork and the stigma of moral corruption. Brown's analysis extends through Bacon's Rebellion in 1676, an important juncture in consolidating the colony's white male public culture, and into the eighteenth century. She demonstrates that, despite elite planters' dominance, wives, children, free people of color, and enslaved men and women continued to influence the meaning of race and class in colonial Virginia. |Based on the perspective of gender, this compelling study examines the origins of racism and slavery in colonial Virginia from 1676 to the eighteenth century. According to Brown, gender is both a basic social relationship and a model for social hierarchies and it therefore helped determine the construction of racial categories and the institution of slavery legally, politically, as well as socially.

What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Inequality?

What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Inequality?

Author: Mike Brewer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2019

A brilliantly clear and concise guide. Highly recommended. - Ben Chu, Economics Editor - BBC Newsnight What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Inequality? is part of a new book series offering short, up-to-date overviews of key issues often misrepresented or simplified in the mainstream media. In this book, Professor Mike Brewer discusses What We Know about economic inequalities in the UK, presenting new analysis of the top 1% and 0.1% in the UK, and summarising the causes and consequences of high levels of inequality. Brewer presents the key trends in economic inequality in the UK and addresses the following issues: Why is curbing inequality now regarded as a global challenge? Why did the UK become more unequal during the 1980s? What has happened to incomes since the financial crash in 2008 and the government austerity that followed? and, how relevant is Thomas Piketty's prediction that growing wealth inequalities will return us to levels of inequality last seen at the dawn of the twentieth century? The author then proposes What We Should Do to move the UK off its high-inequality path and towards a fairer society, including further taxation, promoting social mobility, wealth redistribution and welfare reform. Intended for anyone seeking a quick and authoritative understanding of inequality in the modern era. Series Editor: Professor Chris Grey, Royal Holloway, University of London

What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Inequality?

What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Inequality?

Author: Mike Brewer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

A brilliantly clear and concise guide. Highly recommended. - Ben Chu, Economics Editor - BBC Newsnight What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Inequality? is part of a new book series offering short, up-to-date overviews of key issues often misrepresented or simplified in the mainstream media. In this book, Professor Mike Brewer discusses What We Know about economic inequalities in the UK, presenting new analysis of the top 1% and 0.1% in the UK, and summarising the causes and consequences of high levels of inequality. Brewer presents the key trends in economic inequality in the UK and addresses the following issues: Why is curbing inequality now regarded as a global challenge? Why did the UK become more unequal during the 1980s? What has happened to incomes since the financial crash in 2008 and the government austerity that followed? and, how relevant is Thomas Piketty's prediction that growing wealth inequalities will return us to levels of inequality last seen at the dawn of the twentieth century? The author then proposes What We Should Do to move the UK off its high-inequality path and towards a fairer society, including further taxation, promoting social mobility, wealth redistribution and welfare reform. Intended for anyone seeking a quick and authoritative understanding of inequality in the modern era. Series Editor: Professor Chris Grey, Royal Holloway, University of London

Shades of Intolerance How Capitalism and Terrorism Shape Discrimination

Shades of Intolerance How Capitalism and Terrorism Shape Discrimination

Author: Chuck Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Shades of Intolerance: How Capitalism and Terrorism Shape Discrimination examines issues related to power dynamics and diversity within the United States and globally. The book is designed to enhance readers' understanding of primary motivations for prejudice and discrimination and how they manifest in contemporary society. Over the course of 11 chapters, readers examine the implications of capitalism and terrorism on issues of discrimination, diversity, and equality. Readers learn about economic determinism, socioeconomic discrimination, racial formation, modern views of feminism, and discrimination based on sexual orientation. The timely issue of immigration is explored, providing historical information regarding significant waves of immigration, as well as contemporary views on the subject. Additional chapters explore assimilation and pluralism, theories on discrimination, nationalism, authoritarianism, the Black Lives Matter movement, Brexit, and more. The second edition includes new coverage regarding discrimination issues related to sexual orientation, sex, and gender identity. Fresh graphs and figures have been added, as well as a new glossary of terms. With its awareness of how discrimination is also a response to terrorism, Shades of Intolerance moves beyond the proven motivations for discrimination and brings the conversation solidly into the present moment. This thoughtful text is appropriate for courses in race and racism, diversity, and responsive social policy.

Development and Deprivation in the Indian Sub-continent

Development and Deprivation in the Indian Sub-continent

Author: Utpal Kumar De Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2019

The volume covers issues related to poverty, inequality, inclusiveness development, role of institutions, and socio-political perspectives on development in India with a special focus on North-East India. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Reproductive Injustice Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Reproductive Injustice Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Author: Dana-Ain Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2019

A troubling study of the role that medical racism plays in the lives of black women who have given birth to premature and low birth weight infants Black women have higher rates of premature birth than other women in America. This cannot be simply explained by economic factors, with poorer women lacking resources or access to care. Even professional, middle-class black women are at a much higher risk of premature birth than low-income white women in the United States. Dana-Ain Davis looks into this phenomenon, placing racial differences in birth outcomes into a historical context, revealing that ideas about reproduction and race today have been influenced by the legacy of ideas which developed during the era of slavery. While poor and low-income black women are often the mascots of premature birth outcomes, this book focuses on professional black women, who are just as likely to give birth prematurely. Drawing on an impressive array of interviews with nearly fifty mothers, fathers, neonatologists, nurses, midwives, and reproductive justice advocates, Dana-Ain Davis argues that events leading up to an infant's arrival in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and the parents' experiences while they are in the NICU, reveal subtle but pernicious forms of racism that confound the perceived class dynamics that are frequently understood to be a central factor of premature birth. The book argues not only that medical racism persists and must be considered when examining adverse outcomes-as well as upsetting experiences for parents-but also that NICUs and life-saving technologies should not be the only strategies for improving the outcomes for black pregnant women and their babies. Davis makes the case for other avenues, such as community-based birthing projects, doulas, and midwives, that support women during pregnancy and labor are just as important and effective in avoiding premature births and mortality.

Reproductive Injustice Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Reproductive Injustice Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Author: Dana-Ain Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2019

A troubling study of the role that medical racism plays in the lives of black women who have given birth to premature and low birth weight infants Black women have higher rates of premature birth than other women in America. This cannot be simply explained by economic factors, with poorer women lacking resources or access to care. Even professional, middle-class black women are at a much higher risk of premature birth than low-income white women in the United States. Dana-Ain Davis looks into this phenomenon, placing racial differences in birth outcomes into a historical context, revealing that ideas about reproduction and race today have been influenced by the legacy of ideas which developed during the era of slavery. While poor and low-income black women are often the mascots of premature birth outcomes, this book focuses on professional black women, who are just as likely to give birth prematurely. Drawing on an impressive array of interviews with nearly fifty mothers, fathers, neonatologists, nurses, midwives, and reproductive justice advocates, Dana-Ain Davis argues that events leading up to an infant's arrival in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and the parents' experiences while they are in the NICU, reveal subtle but pernicious forms of racism that confound the perceived class dynamics that are frequently understood to be a central factor of premature birth. The book argues not only that medical racism persists and must be considered when examining adverse outcomes-as well as upsetting experiences for parents-but also that NICUs and life-saving technologies should not be the only strategies for improving the outcomes for black pregnant women and their babies. Davis makes the case for other avenues, such as community-based birthing projects, doulas, and midwives, that support women during pregnancy and labor are just as important and effective in avoiding premature births and mortality.

Der weisse Mann

Der weisse Mann

Author: Katrin Hasler, Djamila Grossman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2019

Classifying by Race

Classifying by Race

Author: Paul E. Peterson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2019

The contemporary debate over racial classification has been dominated by fringe voices in American society. Cries from the right say history should be abrogated and public policy made color-blind, while zealots of the left insist that all customs, language, institutions, and practices are racially tinged and that only aggressive, color-conscious programs can reverse the course of American history. The essays in this volume, however, recognize that racial classification is an issue that cuts too deep and poses too many constitutional questions to be resolved by slogans of either the right or the left. The contributors to this volume are James Alt, Kenneth Benoit, Henry Brady, John Bruce, Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Andrew Gelman, Lani Guinier, Fredrick C. Harris, Gary King, Robert C. Lieberman, David Ian Lublin, David Metz, Paul E. Peterson, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Kenneth Shepsle, Theda Skocpol, Katherine Tate, Richard Valelly, Sidney Verba, and Margaret Weir. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.