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Roots of African American Violence: Ethnocentrism, Cultural Diversity, and Racism

Roots of African American Violence: Ethnocentrism, Cultural Diversity, and Racism

Darnell F. Hawkins, Jerome B. McKean, Norman A. White, and Christine Martin

What explains the well-documented racial disparities in rates of homicide and other acts of criminal violence in the United States? Critically confronting the conventional narratives that purport to answer this question, the authors of Roots of African American Violence offer an alternative framework—one that acknowledges the often hidden cultural diversity and within-race ethnocentrism    More >

The Borders of Race: Patrolling “Multiracial” Identities

Melinda Mills

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 >

The Borders of Race: Patrolling “Multiracial” Identities
Introducing Social Stratification: The Causes and Consequences of Inequality

Introducing Social Stratification: The Causes and Consequences of Inequality

Kasturi DasGupta

Does everyone in the US have an equal chance to "make it"? What explains the enduring power of racism and sexism? How does our sociopolitical system generate inequality? These are just a few of the questions explored in this accessible introduction to the complex problem of social stratification. Kasturi DasGupta clearly explains the social and economic mechanisms that serve to    More >

Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds

Marisol Clark-Ibáñez

Though often overlooked in heated debates, nearly 1.8 million undocumented immigrants are under the age of 18. How do immigration policies shape the lives of these young people? How do local and state laws that are seemingly unrelated to undocumented communities negatively affect them? Marisol Clark-Ibáñez delivers an intimate look at growing up as an undocumented Latino immigrant,    More >

Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds
My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and Their Animals

My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and Their Animals

Leslie Irvine

A weary-looking man stands at an intersection, backpack at his feet. Curled up nearby is a mixed-breed dog, unfazed by the passing traffic. The man holds a sign that reads, "Two old dogs need help. God bless." What's happening here?         Leslie Irvine breaks new ground in the study of homelessness by investigating the frequently noticed, yet    More >

 

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Congratulations to our 2016 CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC BOOK winner: Wrongful Convictions of Women: When Innocence Isn’t Enough by Marvin D. Free, Jr., and Mitch Ruesink. Choice praised the book as “the definitive scholarly reference on this topic.... Essential.”
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