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Rethinking the Social Sciences with Sam Moyo

Rethinking the Social Sciences with Sam Moyo

Author: Paris Yeros, Praveen Jha, Walter Chambati Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2020

This book brings together renowned scholars from four continents to celebrate the lifelong and seminal contribution of Professor Sam Moyo to the social sciences. The late Prof. Moyo was a Zimbabwean scholar whose intellectual trajectory was part and parcel of the emergence of a critical scholarship from the 1970s onward based in the realities and traditions of Africa and the Third World. His work influenced the global research agenda on diverse issues related to Africa and the South, and especially from the 2000s when he actively defended the importance of research on land and agrarian questions at a time when such issues were being dismissed as passe. He went on to become a leading force in the creation of a South-South dynamic in research collaboration, in defense of the intellectual autonomy and epistemic sovereignty of the South.

Rugged Individualism and the Misunderstanding of American Inequality

Rugged Individualism and the Misunderstanding of American Inequality

Author: Lawrence M. Eppard, Mark Robert Rank, Heather E. Bullock, Noam Chomsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2020

In Rugged Individualism and the Misunderstanding of American Inequality, the authors argue that the stronger individualism and weaker structuralism found in the U.S. compared to much of Europe ensures that American politicians do not face the same degree of pressure that European politicians do to develop and/or maintain robust and structurally-oriented social policies. Combined with racism and features of the American political system, this works to limit the generosity and effectiveness of anti-poverty and inequality-reduction efforts in the U.S. This helps explain why the U.S. compares so poorly to other wealthy countries on measures of overall poverty, childhood poverty, economic inequality, and social mobility.

American Blindspot Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency

American Blindspot Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency

Author: Gerardo Marti Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2020

American Blindspot: Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency is a careful exploration of the forces that led to the election of the 45th president of the United States.Author Gerardo Marti synthesizes the latest scholarship and historical research to examine the roles that race, class, and religion have played in politics--both historically and today. This book goes beyond the initial claims that the American working class was the force behind Donald Trump's election or policies and instead offers a nuanced perspective on how race, religion, and class have shaped our national views, Trump's election, and his policies.

Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States

Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States

Author: Roberta Fiske-Rusciano Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Through individual stories, essays, poetry, and critical analyses, Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, Seventh Edition, introduces issues of race, class, and gender within an interdisciplinary framework. Themes of identity, power, and change are examined from many different perspectives and voices. In addition to its focus on minorities victimized by discrimination, this anthology includes the experiences of the privileged and of those who resist change, and reinforces students' understanding that they can effect changes in their lives and in society.

American Blindspot Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency

American Blindspot Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency

Author: Gerardo Marti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

American Blindspot: Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency is a careful exploration of the forces that led to the election of the 45th president of the United States. Gerardo Marti synthesizes the latest scholarship and historical research to examine the roles race, class, and religion have played in politics-both historically and today. The book goes beyond the initial claims that the American working class was the force behind Trump's election or policies and instead offers a nuanced perspective of how race, religion, and class together have shaped our national views, Trump's election, and his policies.

The Kalamari Union: Middle Class in East and West

The Kalamari Union: Middle Class in East and West

Author: Markku Kivinen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

First published in 1998, this volume asks: are new social classes in the making in eastern Europe? Are class issues withering away? How do different classes organize their lives, what kind of strategies do they adopt in East and West. Markku Kivinen brings Eastern Europe into the class debate. Recent sociological discussions have touched upon questions of class in Eastern Europe only very provisionally. On the other hand, old analyses of social stratification under conditions of 'actually existed socialism' are no longer relevant in the current situation. This book analyses processes of class relations in Eastern Europe from new theoretical vantage-points, using up-to-date empirical data. Under socialism, power was said to be vested in the working class. However, there was a constant tension between the 'holy proletariat' and the real life of the working class. Today, all political forces in Eastern Europe; leftist and liberal alike, are hankering for the middle class. This book explores the real processes in both East and West. This leads to more concrete political and even moral issues. The new 'sacred middle class' is challenged. The contributors adopt several conceptual approaches and perspectives which enter into a fruitful exchange in this book.

Twilight of the Elites Prosperity, the Periphery, and the Future of France

Twilight of the Elites Prosperity, the Periphery, and the Future of France

Author: Christophe Guilluy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

A passionate account of how the gulf between France's metropolitan elites and its working classes are tearing the country apart Christophe Guilluy, a French geographer, makes the case that France has become an American society -one that is both increasingly multicultural and increasingly unequal. The divide between the global economy's winners and losers in today's France has replaced the old left-right split, leaving many on the periphery. As Guilluy shows, there is no unified French economy, and those cut off from the country's new economic citadels suffer disproportionately on both economic and social fronts. In Guilluy's analysis, the lip service paid to the idea of an open society in France is a smoke screen meant to hide the emergence of a closed society, walled off for the benefit of the upper classes. The ruling classes in France are reaching a dangerous stage, he argues; without the stability of a growing economy, the hope for those excluded from growth is extinguished, undermining the legitimacy of a multicultural nation.

Social Construction and Social Development in Contemporary China

Social Construction and Social Development in Contemporary China

Author: Xueyi Lu Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/01/2020

What is the social structure of Chinese society in the 21st century? How should China address the problem of migrant workers? How can China form a modern society? These key sociological issues are some of the topics this book covers. This book is a collection of the research articles and lectures that Dr. Lu Xueyi, the former Head of the Institute of Sociology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has published since the 1980s. The author discusses the social structure, social stratification, social construction and development of contemporary Chinese society. Arguing that the gap between economic and social development has become the major social issue facing modern China, the author advocates paying close attention to the country's social structure and the growth of the middle-class. The book will be of interest for all scholars and students of Sociology and Chinese Studies.

Social Structure and Social Stratification in Contemporary China

Social Structure and Social Stratification in Contemporary China

Author: Xueyi Lu Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/01/2020

What is the social structure of Chinese society in the 21st century? How should China address the problem of migrant workers? How can China form a modern society? These key sociological issues are some of the topics this book covers. This book is a collection of the research articles and lectures that Dr. Lu Xueyi, the former Head of the Institute of Sociology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has published since the 1980s. The author discusses the social structure, social stratification, social construction and development of contemporary Chinese society. Arguing that the gap between economic and social development has become the major social issue facing modern China, the author advocates paying close attention to the country's social structure and the growth of the middle-class. The book will be of interest for all scholars and students of Sociology and Chinese Studies.

White Bred Hillbillies, White Trash, and Rednecks Against White Supremacy

White Bred Hillbillies, White Trash, and Rednecks Against White Supremacy

Author: Eric Kerl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy, published just before the election of Donald Trump, thrust the people of Appalachia into the spotlight. Perplexed by the specter of white poverty and apparent backwardness, liberals and progressives turned to Vance's Elegy to understand Appalachians. Instead, what they found was a blame-the-victim narrative that wouldn't pass the smell test of racism in any other case. White Bred is the antidote to the narrow and myopic characterizations of Appalachians that Vance pushes. Kerl draws on a rich tradition of Appalachian scholars and left-wing writers to illuminate questions of poverty, racism, underdevelopment, and social struggle in the region. White Bred begins with the colonization of America and the use of white bondspeople from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Germany. Not only did the Civil War and Reconstruction periods radically highlight the crimes of Black slavery, they also exposed the chasms of inequality, resentment, and bitter violence that existed within the white population-particularly in the South. Kerl goes on to examine the dispossession, subjugation, racialization, and resistance movements of Appalachian people, from the role of country music in poor white and working-class life to the multiracial movements standing up to resist white supremacy and racism. Eric Kerl is a Kentuckian living, working, organizing, and writing in Chicago. His articles have appeared on ReWire.News, International Socialist Review, 100 Days in Appalachia, Socialist Worker, and elsewhere.

Contested and Dangerous Seas North Atlantic Fishermen, Their Wives, Unions, and the Politics of Exclusion

Contested and Dangerous Seas North Atlantic Fishermen, Their Wives, Unions, and the Politics of Exclusion

Author: Colin J. Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Deep-sea fishing has always been a hazardous occupation, with crews facing gale-force winds, huge waves and swells, and unrelenting rain and snow. For those New England and British fishermen whose voyages took them hundreds of miles from the coastline, life was punctuated by strenuous work, grave danger, and frequent fear. Unsurprisingly, every fishing port across the world has memorials to those lost at sea. During the 1960s and 1970s, these seafaring workers experienced new hardships. As modern fleets from many nations intensified their hunt for fish, they found themselves in increasing competition for disappearing prey. Colin J. Davis details the unfolding drama as New England and British fishermen and their wives, partners, and families reacted to this competition. Rather than acting as bystanders to these crises, the men and women chronicled in Contested and Dangerous Seas became fierce advocates for the health of the Atlantic Ocean fisheries and for their families' livelihoods.

Contested and Dangerous Seas North Atlantic Fishermen, Their Wives, Unions, and the Politics of Exclusion

Contested and Dangerous Seas North Atlantic Fishermen, Their Wives, Unions, and the Politics of Exclusion

Author: Colin J. Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Deep-sea fishing has always been a hazardous occupation, with crews facing gale-force winds, huge waves and swells, and unrelenting rain and snow. For those New England and British fishermen whose voyages took them hundreds of miles from the coastline, life was punctuated by strenuous work, grave danger, and frequent fear. Unsurprisingly, every fishing port across the world has memorials to those lost at sea. During the 1960s and 1970s, these seafaring workers experienced new hardships. As modern fleets from many nations intensified their hunt for fish, they found themselves in increasing competition for disappearing prey. Colin J. Davis details the unfolding drama as New England and British fishermen and their wives, partners, and families reacted to this competition. Rather than acting as bystanders to these crises, the men and women chronicled in Contested and Dangerous Seas became fierce advocates for the health of the Atlantic Ocean fisheries and for their families' livelihoods.