Racism and Ethnic Studies
A Hope in the Unseen
An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League
Paperback ISBN: 0767901266
Based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning articles in The Wall Street Journal, the author follows a determined black youngster from a violent school in Washington, D.C., to the bewildering world of the Ivy League. Reprint. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Prostitution, Race and Politics
Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire
Paperback ISBN: 0415944473
While most agree that Contagious Diseases (CD) ordinances were put in place primarily to protect the health of British soldiers, a closer examination reveals that the laws were not just about the control of VD but also "a conscious instrument of colonial dominance".
Dress, Gender and Cultural Change
Asian-American and African-American Rites of Passage
Paperback ISBN: 1859739792
Within the Hmong American community, mothers and aunts of teenagers use bangles, lace and traditional handwork techniques to create dazzling displays reflecting the gender and ethnicity of their sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, as they participate in an annual courtship ritual. This book examines these events to show how dress is used to transform gender construction and create positive images of African American and Hmong American youth. Coming-of-age rituals serve as arenas of cultural revision and change. For each of these communities, the choice of dress represents cultural affirmation. This author shows that within the homogenizing context of American society, dress serves as a site for the continual renegotiation of identity - gendered, ethnic and otherwise.
Where the Body Meets Memory
An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity
Hardcover ISBN: 0385471831
A boldly sensual memoir explores America's racial and sexual taboos, the consequences of assimilation, and the issues of raising children in a world that refuses to honor its racial diversity. Tour.
United by Faith
The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race
Paperback ISBN: 0195177525
In the last four decades, desegregation has revolutionized almost every aspect of life in the United States: schools, businesses, government offices, even entertainment. But there is one area that remains largely untouched, and that is the church. Now comes a major new call for multiracial congregations in every possible setting--a call that is surprisingly controversial, even in the twenty-first century. In United By Faith, a multiracial team of sociologists and a minister of the Church of God argue that multiracial Christian congregations offer a key to opening the still-locked door between the races in the United States. They note, however, that a belief persists--even in African-American and Latino churches--that racial segregation is an acceptable, even useful practice. The authors examine this question from biblical, historical, and theological perspectives to make their case. They explore the long history of interracialism in the church, with specific examples of multiracial congregations in the United States. They cite examples ranging from the abolitionist movement to an astonishing 1897 camp meeting in Alabama that brought together hundreds of whites and blacks literally into the same tent. Here, too, is a critical account of the theological arguments in favor of racial separation, as voiced in the African-American, Latino, Asian-American, Native-American, and white contexts. The authors respond in detail, closing with a foundation for a theology suited to sustaining multiracial congregations over time. Faith can be the basis for healing, but too often Christian faith has been a field for injury and division. In this important new book, readers will glimpse a way forward, a path toward once again making the church the basis for racial reconciliation in our still-splintered nation.
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.