Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching

Heralded as a landmark success upon book, Ida: A Sword between Lions is a sweeping narrative a few state and a crusader embroiled within the fight opposed to lynching—a perform that imperiled not just the lives of black women and men, but additionally a state in response to legislations and riven by way of race.

At the guts of the nationwide drama is Ida B. Wells (1862-1931). Born to slaves in Mississippi, Wells all started her activist occupation via refusing to go away a firstclass girls' automobile on a Memphis railway and rose to guide the nation's first crusade opposed to lynching. For Wells, the major to the increase in violence used to be embedded in attitudes not just approximately black males, but additionally approximately ladies and sexuality. Her self reliant point of view and percussive character received her encomiums as a hero—as good as aspersions on her personality and threats of dying. Exiled from the South through 1892, Wells therefore took her crusade around the state and in the course of the British Isles prior to she married and settled in Chicago. There she persevered her activism as a journalist, suffragist, and self sufficient candidate within the rough-and-tumble international of the Windy City's politics.

With meticulous study and brilliant rendering of her topic, Giddings additionally presents compelling pictures of twentieth-century innovative luminaries, blacks and whites who labored with Wells in the course of one of the most tumultuous sessions in American background. during this groundbreaking paintings, Paula J. Giddings brings to lifestyles the irrepressible character of Ida B. Wells and provides the visionary reformer her due.

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The Sacredness of the Person: A New Genealogy of Human Rights

By Hans Joas

What are the origins of the belief of human rights and common human dignity? How will we such a lot totally understand―and realize―these rights going into the long run? In The Sacredness of the Person, the world over popular sociologist and social theorist Hans Joas tells a narrative that differs from traditional narratives through tracing the idea that of human rights again to the Judeo-Christian culture or, alternately, to the secular French Enlightenment. whereas drawing on sociologists comparable to Émile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Ernst Troeltsch, Joas units out a brand new direction, featuring an affirmative family tree during which human rights are the results of a strategy of "sacralization" of each individual.

According to Joas, each person has more and more been seen as sacred. He discusses the abolition of torture and slavery, as soon as universal perform within the pre-18th century west, as milestones in sleek human heritage. the writer concludes by means of portraying the emergence of the UN statement of Human Rights of 1948 as a winning technique of price generalization. Joas demonstrates that the historical past of human rights can't appropriately be defined as a background of rules or as felony heritage, yet as a advanced transformation during which various cultural traditions needed to be articulated, legally codified, and assimilated into practices of way of life. The sacralization of the individual and common human rights will simply be safe sooner or later, warns Joas, via endured aid via associations and society, full of life discourse of their security, and their incarnation in lifestyle and perform.

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Diasporas

Coined within the 3rd century B.C., the time period diaspora has advanced right into a buzzword used to explain the migrations of teams as varied as ethnic populations, non secular groups, or even engineers operating in a foreign country. This concise booklet offers a serious advent to the idea that of diaspora, bringing a clean, artificial standpoint to almost all points of this subject. Stéphane Dufoix includes a wealth of case studies—about the Jewish, Armenian, African, chinese language, Greek, and Indian reviews— to demonstrate key options, provide a transparent assessment on present pondering, and reconsider the price of the time period for us today.

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Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood

By Donald Bogle

In shiny Boulevards, daring desires, Donald Bogle tells–for the 1st time–the tale of a spot either mythic and genuine: Black Hollywood. Spanning sixty years, this deliciously exciting historical past uncovers the audacious demeanour during which many blacks made a spot for themselves in an that initially had no position for them.

Through interviews and the private memories of Hollywood luminaries, Bogle items jointly a amazing historical past that is still mostly imprecise to this present day. we find that Black Hollywood used to be a spot unique from the studio-system-dominated Tinseltown–a international unto itself, with specified ideas and social hierarchy. It had its personal expertise scouts and media, its personal watering holes, stylish lodges, and classy nightspots, and naturally its personal glamorous and marvelous personalities.

Along with recognized actors together with invoice “Bojangles” Robinson, Hattie McDaniel (whose domestic was once between Hollywood’s so much exquisite), and, later, the stunningly appealing Lena Horne and the fabulously proficient Sammy Davis, Jr., we meet the likes of heartthrob James Edwards, whose promising profession was once derailed by way of whispers of an affair with Lana Turner, and the mysterious Madame Sul-Te-Wan, who shared a detailed lifelong friendship with pioneering director D. W. Griffith. yet Bogle additionally seems at different contributors of the black community–from the white stars’ black servants, who had their very own cash and status, to gossip columnists, hairstylists, and architects–and on the global that grew up round them alongside important road, the Harlem of the West.

In the culture of Hortense Powdermaker’s vintage Hollywood: The Dream manufacturing unit and Neal Gabler’s An Empire in their personal, in shiny Boulevards, daring desires, Donald Bogle re-creates a vanished international that left an indelible mark on Hollywood–and on all of America.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle: Identity and Empire

By Stephen Arata

British tradition within the Eighteen Eighties and Nineties was once marked by way of a robust experience of decline. Fictions of Loss within the Victorian Fin de Siècle examines the ways that perceptions of loss have been solid into archetypal tales that sought to account for the culture's problems and assuage its anxieties. through analyzing the paintings of quite a lot of writers--from Kipling to Wilde, from Stevenson to Stoker--Stephen Arata exhibits how the nation's dual obsessions with decadence and imperialism grew to become intertwined within the considered the interval.

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Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Beyond Victims and Villains

By Alexandra Lutnick

The family intercourse trafficking of minors is an issue of starting to be challenge but little serious awareness. This booklet analyzes the forces in the back of the sex-trafficking within the usa and offers a much-needed reference for practitioners. It adopts a holistic method, pursuing a nuanced exploration of those younger people's stories, their therapy, and outdoors efforts to strive against intercourse trafficking.

The publication gains interviews with provider services and specialists, and contains contemporary study, thereby mapping the advanced components linked to younger people's involvement in buying and selling intercourse and the social connections that facilitate their habit. It considers the reviews of either those that "choose" intercourse paintings and people who are pressured into it by means of situations or 3rd events, and it discusses the networks of pals and shut pals who introduce novices to the alternate. additionally, it takes a difficult examine how neighborhood and federal responses to trafficking raise younger people's vulnerability to buying and selling intercourse. Urging policymakers and practitioners to maneuver past the straightforward framework of "rescuing" sufferers and "punishing" villains, this e-book demands rules and courses that target the failure of social and cultural structures and reply larger to the kids stuck during this web.

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Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time)

The acclaimed social psychologist bargains an insider’s examine his learn and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity.

Claude M. Steele, who has been referred to as “one of the few nice social psychologists,” deals a shiny first-person account of the learn that helps his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and id. He sheds new gentle on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in attempt rankings to the assumption within the greater athletic prowess of black males, and lays out a plan for mitigating those “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.

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Women Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job

From Betty White to Toni Morrison, we’re surrounded through examples of ladies operating way past the normal retirement age. actually, the quickest growing to be section of the team is girls age sixty-five and older. Women nonetheless at Work tells the typical tales of hard-working ladies and the explanations they’re nonetheless at the activity, with a spotlight on girls within the expert group. The ebook is full of profiles of actual girls, operating in settings from academia to drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, from enterprise to the humanities, conversing in regards to the many explanation why they nonetheless paintings and the impression paintings has on their lives.

Women nonetheless at Work attracts on nationwide survey information and in-depth interviews, displaying not just the massive photograph of older ladies advancing their careers regardless of difficult financial stipulations, but additionally delivering the non-public insights of daily operating girls from all elements of the rustic. Their tales exhibit a few of the key issues ladies decide to remain at work—including task pride, diminishing retirement reductions, the necessity to help youngsters or mom and dad longer in lifestyles, exercise the hard-won correct to paintings, and extra. Women nonetheless at Work indicates employment to be a good and lucrative a part of lifestyles for plenty of girls well past the predicted retirement age.

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Understanding Business: Organisations (Understanding Business Behavior)

By Graeme Salaman

Graeme Salaman (ed.)

Despite sweeping adjustments in organisational concept and perform, best job nonetheless occurs inside businesses. This quantity makes it transparent that regardless of waves of swap, organisational conception is still vially proper to todays pupil of commercial. This booklet introduces the scholar to vintage debates and new views on enterprises via a panoramic yet approachable choice of readings. It:
-considers why organizations subject to staff and shoppers
-discusses theories of the agency as a style of empowerment and of regulate

Examining those theories within the mild of present programmes of organisational swap, provides the ebook a case research aspect that may be necessary for instructing and learning.

Contents:

SECTION 1: agencies AND WHY THEY topic 5
1 Organizational features of industrial 7 DAVID NEEDLE
2 The communications and fiscal revolution and the rise
of the multinational company forty nine PAUL KENNEDY
3 paintings in conventional and smooth societies fifty six CRAIG R. LITTLER
4 paintings sixty four C. WRIGHT MILLS

SECTION 2: realizing companies 71
5 The emergence of latest paintings varieties seventy five GRAEME SALAMAN
6 vintage theories of forms eighty four GRAEME SALAMAN
7 paintings companies, managerial options and keep watch over ninety seven DAVID DUNKERLEY
8 learning agencies: an advent 114 PAUL THOMPSON and DAVID MCHUGH
9 fight and resistance 123 GRAEME SALAMAN

SECTION three: altering firms 137
10 Re-inventing corporation guy? 141 PAUL THOMPSON and DAVID MCHUGH
11 Organizational structuring and restructuring 156 CHRISTOPHER MABEY, GRAEME SALAMAN and JOHN STOREY
12 past organizational constitution: the tip of classical varieties? 171 CHRISTOPHER MABEY, GRAEME SALAMAN and JOHN STOREY
13 palms, hearts and minds: altering paintings and staff at the
end of the century 186 CHRIS WARHURST and PAUL THOMPSON
14 Failure 203 RICHARD SENNETT

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