Racism and Ethnic Studies
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Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, a Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America
Our Town
A Heartland Lynching, a Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517705060
Describes one of the most infamous lynchings in American history, which took place in August 1930 in the author's hometown of Marion, Indiana, drawing on archival sources and interviews with survivors to investigate the history of race relations in Marion, the events of the lynching, the role of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, and her own grandfather's possible involvement. 35,000 first printing.
Rain of Gold
Rain of Gold
Paperback      ISBN: 038531177x
In Rain of Gold, Victor Villasenor weaves the parallel stories of two families and two countries…bringing us the timeless romance between the volatile bootlegger who would become his father and the beautiful Lupe, his mother–men and women in whose lives the real and the fantastical exist side by side…and in whose hearts the spirit to survive is fueled by a family’s unconditional love.
Down These Mean Streets
Down These Mean Streets
Paperback      ISBN: 0679781420
Featuring a new introduction, a classic memoir of life in the barrio of Spanish Harlem recounts the author's redemption from a life of crime and drugs after his discovery of his own talent for poetry. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Honky
Honky
Paperback      ISBN: 0375727752
A coming-of-age memoir of a white boy growing up in predominantly African-American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side reveals how race and class were pivotal factors in his life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Jews in Minnesota
Jews in Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0873514181
Although never more than a small percentage of the Minnesota's population, Jews have made a remarkable contribution to the state in business, politics, and education.
A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America
A Country of Strangers
Blacks and Whites in America
Paperback      ISBN: 0679734546
A study of race in America analyzes a range of black-white stereotypes and misconceptions, the ways in which blacks and whites interpret each other's behavior, and the divisive assumptions that damage racial harmony. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
African American Religious Studies: An Interdisciplinary Anthology
African American Religious Studies
An Interdisciplinary Anthology
Paperback      ISBN: 0822309262
Readings from a course taught by Wilmore (Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta) at New York Theological Seminary. The book develops a coherent, interdisciplinary theory of the black religious experience in America for use by students preparing for the ministry, and to guide them in communicating that experience to lay people. Cloth edition not seen. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Mahabharata
Mahabharata
Paperback      ISBN: 0520227042
Few works in world literature have inspired so vast an audience, in nations with radically different languages and cultures, as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, two Sanskrit verse epics written some 2,000 years ago. In Ramayana (written by a poet known to us as Valmiki), William Buck has retold the story of Prince Rama--with all its nobility of spirit, courtly intrigue, heroic renunciation, fierce battles, and triumph of good over evil--in a length and manner that will make the great Indian epics accessible to the contemporary reader. The same is true for the Mahabharata--in its original Sanskrit, probably the longest Indian epic ever composed. It is the story of a dynastic struggle, between the Kurus and Pandavas, for land. In his introduction, Sanskritist B. A. van Nooten notes, "Apart from William Buck's rendition [no other English version has] been able to capture the blend of religion and martial spirit that pervades the original epic." Presented accessibly for the general reader without compromising the spirit and lyricism of the originals, William Buck's Ramayana and Mahabharata capture the essence of the Indian cultural heritage. Few works in world literature have inspired so vast an audience, in nations with radically different languages and cultures, as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, two Sanskrit verse epics written some 2,000 years ago. In Ramayana (written by a poet known to us as Valmiki), William Buck has retold the story of Prince Rama--with all its nobility of spirit, courtly intrigue, heroic renunciation, fierce battles, and triumph of good over evil--in a length and manner that will make the great Indian epics accessible to the contemporary reader. The same is true for the Mahabharata--in its original Sanskrit, probably the longest Indian epic ever composed. It is the story of a dynastic struggle, between the Kurus and Pandavas, for land. In his introduction, Sanskritist B. A. van Nooten notes, "Apart from William Buck's rendition [no other English version has] been able to capture the blend of religion and martial spirit that pervades the original epic." Presented accessibly for the general reader without compromising the spirit and lyricism of the originals, William Buck's Ramayana and Mahabharata capture the essence of the Indian cultural heritage.
Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, & Resistance
Latino Images in Film
Stereotypes, Subversion, & Resistance
Paperback      ISBN: 0292709072
The bandido, the harlot, the male buffoon, the female clown, the Latin lover, and the dark lady—these have been the defining, and demeaning, images of Latinos in U.S. cinema for more than a century. In this book, Charles Ramírez Berg develops an innovative theory of stereotyping that accounts for the persistence of such images in U.S. popular culture. He also explores how Latino actors and filmmakers have actively subverted and resisted such stereotyping. In the first part of the book, Berg sets forth his theory of stereotyping, defines the classic stereotypes, and investigates how actors such as Raúl Julia, Rosie Pérez, José Ferrer, Lupe Vélez, and Gilbert Roland have subverted stereotypical roles. In the second part, he analyzes Hollywood's portrayal of Latinos in three genres: social problem films, John Ford westerns, and science fiction films. In the concluding section, Berg looks at Latino self-representation and anti-stereotyping in Mexican American border documentaries and in the feature films of Robert Rodríguez. He also presents an exclusive interview in which Rodríguez talks about his entire career, from Bedhead to Spy Kids, and comments on the role of a Latino filmmaker in Hollywood and how he tries to subvert the system.
A Life in the Struggle: Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition
A Life in the Struggle
Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition
Paperback      ISBN: 1566393213
Now updated to include the final chapter of Ivory Perry's life, this new edition completes the life story of the grass-roots activist whose flamboyant direct action protests and patient behind the scenes organizing helped educate and agitate his community in the struggle for civil rights and economic opportunity.