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Understanding Diversity: An Introduction, 3rd edition

Understanding Diversity: An Introduction, 3rd edition

Fred L. Pincus and Bryan R. Ellis

What is diversity? How does prejudice show itself? What are the societal consequences of discrimination? Has anything changed over the past 50 years? These are just some of the questions addressed in Understanding Diversity, an introduction to the issues and controversies surrounding concepts of class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. This new edition has been    More >

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 >

Introducing Disability Studies, 2nd edition

Introducing Disability Studies, 2nd edition

Ronald J. Berger and Loren E. Wilbers

The new edition of this acclaimed text is an up-to-date introduction to the key themes, research, and controversies in disability studies.                  The authors' innovative approach offers thorough coverage of:     • diverse theoretical perspectives     • historical context, from    More >

Black Men on the Blacktop: Basketball and the Politics of Race

Black Men on the Blacktop: Basketball and the Politics of Race

A. Rafik Mohamed

What is it about basketball that makes it "the black man’s game"? And what about pickup basketball in particular: can it tell us something about the state of blackness in the United States? Reflecting on these questions, Rafik Mohamed presents pickup games as a text of the political, social, and economic struggles of African American men. In the process, he tells a story about    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 >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Let’s celebrate: Mcebisi Ndletyana's Anatomy of the ANC in Power: Insights from Port Elizabeth, 1990–2019 just received an “Essential” review in Choice: “[An] exemplary study.... Ndletyana’s examination of how and why the ANC became so corrupt, so dysfunctional, so focused on benefitting itself and its leading cadres ... is of enormous academic and public-policy value.... Essential.” —Choice
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