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The Borders of Race: Patrolling “Multiracial” Identities

The Borders of Race: Patrolling “Multiracial” Identities

Melinda Mills

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! Who is "multiracial"? And who decides? Addressing these two fundamental questions, Melinda Mills builds on the work of Heather Dalmage to explore the phenomenon—and consequences—of racial border patrolling by strangers, family members, friends, and even multiracial people themselves.    More >

Hobo Jungle: A Homeless Community in Paradise

Hobo Jungle: A Homeless Community in Paradise

Michele Wakin

For many decades and for many reasons, people who are homeless have chosen to live in camps or other makeshift settings, even when shelters are available. Is this an act of resistance? Of self-preservation? Or are they simply too addicted, too mentally ill, or too criminal to adapt to the rules and regulations of shelter life? To address these questions, Michele Wakin explores the evolution of    More >

Shots Fired: Gun Violence in the United States

Shots Fired: Gun Violence in the United States

Howard Rahtz

Mass killings. Gang violence. Street crimes. Suicides. Accidental shootings. The United States is enduring a literal epidemic of gun violence. Howard Rahtz, drawing on decades of experience as a police officer all too familiar with the horrors that guns can cause, delves deeply into the nature and impact of this epidemic. Rahtz explores each element of the triangle of ability, desire, and    More >

Journeys Out of Homelessness: The Voices of Lived Experience

Journeys Out of Homelessness: The Voices of Lived Experience

Jamie Rife and Donald W. Burnes

How do individuals move from being homeless to finding safe, stable, and secure places to live? Can we recreate the conditions that helped them most? What policies are needed to support what worked—and to remove common obstacles? Addressing these questions, Jamie Rife and Donald Burnes start from the premise that the most important voices in efforts to end homelessness are the ones most    More >

Working Class Homosexuality in South African History: Angel and the Ingqingili

Working Class Homosexuality in South African History: Angel and the Ingqingili

Iain Edwards and Marc Epprecht

The very existence of homosexual working-class men in South Africa has long-been suppressed—or worse. Iain Edwards and Marc Epprecht have recovered representative stories of these men who were previously deemed "outside of history." Based on a previously unpublished primary source from the early twentieth century, as well as unique interviews with men remembering their lives in    More >

Hunger in the Land of Plenty: A Critical Look at Food Insecurity

Hunger in the Land of Plenty: A Critical Look at Food Insecurity

James D. Wright, Amy Donley, and Sara Strickhouser Vega

In the United States today, 50 million people don't have enough food. How is this possible in one of the world's wealthiest countries? Why hasn’t the problem been solved? Is it simply an economic issue? Challenging conventional wisdom, the authors of Hunger in the Land of Plenty explore the causes and consequences of food insecurity; assess some of the major policies and programs    More >

 

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