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New Tribalisms: the Resurgence of Race and Ethnicity
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Siegel Md, Marc
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Lash, John
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1 Bass, Patrik Henry Like a Mighty Stream: the March on Washington August 28, 1963
0762416963 / 9780762416967; NEW - "Bass never lets us forget why this special march meant so much then and now This is an exceptional heartfelt tribute that should be featured in every local library and discussed openly in every family's living room. " - Robert Fleming, Black Issues Book Review. This book tells the inspiring stories behind the landmark August 1963 march for economic and social equality. Over 250, 000 Americans of every race and creed participated, making the march the largest demonstration of its kind in the history of the United States. To bring that momentous occasion alive for the reader, the author weaves eyewitness accounts, photographs, reporting, and observation into a memorable mosaic. His is the first book to provide a "people's history, " exploring the movement from the perspective of everyday men and women. 157 pages, photographs scattered throughout. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Running Pr Book Pub
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003, First Softcover Edition
Softcover
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
002243; 
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2 Bazalgette, Cary (edited by) ; Buckingham, David (edited by) In Front of the Children: Screen Entertainment and Young Audiences
0851704530 / 9780851704531; There is no shortage of opinion about how the media affect children, but surprisingly little evidence about what children themselves choose to watch, or about the production and marketing choices made on children's behalf. This fascinating anthology breaks away from the usual agenda of moral panics and cultural pessimism which has dominated discussion of film, television, computer games, merchandising and comics on both sides of the Atlantic. Just what is the appeal of Ninja Turtles or My Little Pony? What are the Home Alone movies really about? Does Disney liberate or enslave the imagination? Entertaining reflections and rigorous analysis are combined in thirteen essays from British and American writers including Jack Zipes, Martin Baker and Maire Messenger Davis. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
British Film Institute
London, 1997, Reprint
Softcover
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003644; 
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I Speak for This Child - True Stories of a Child Advocate, Courter, Gay
3 Courter, Gay I Speak for This Child - True Stories of a Child Advocate
0517595419 / 9780517595411; In this book, the author recounts her experiences as a Guardian ad Litem, a volunteer court-appointed advocate for children involved in the legal system. Every day children are involved - often victims of neglact or abuse - in legal proceedings they can't comprehend, but will greatly affect their future. Lawyers work for their clients, usually the parents, judges must remain impartial, and social workers have excessive caseloads. Only one person speaks for a child - known as a Guardian ad Litem or a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) . This is the true story of the author's experiences; child advocacy programs exist in all 50 states and all need volunteers. This book may help you decide if volunteering to be a child's voice is something you may want to pursue. There is a stamp with a name written in on the ffep. A few pages are wrinkled at the edge. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Crown Publishers, Inc.
New York, NY, 1995, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


004141; 
Price: 11.50 USD
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4 Fishman, Joseph F. Sex in Prison: Revealing Sex Conditions in American Prisons
The author is a former inspector of Federal prisons. "Why is there such a wall of silence encircling the subject of Sex in Prison? We are living in a frank and realistic age, yet the subject of sex in prison - so provocative, so vital, so timely in view of the recent epidemic of prison riots - is shrouded in dread silence. The voluminous literature concerning American prisons is not only sparse when it comes to dealing with this important subject of sex, but has evaded its discussion as much as possible. Prison officials contacted by the publisher were wary and non-committal. Two communications printed here will serve to give the reader an idea of the type of fruitless replies which the publisher received in his quest for data on the subject. Nonetheless, this is a fascinating book, and includes prisoner poetry. 256 pages including 2 appendices. The binding is reddish cloth with minor wear at both spine ends. The corners have very minor wear. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Padell Book Company
1951, Reprint
Hardcover
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002408; 
Price: 25.76 USD
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5 Havighurst, Robert J. ; Morgan, H. Gerthon The Social History of the War-Boom Community
This book is an account of what happened to the people and the institutions of a small American town as it went through an industrial boom during World War II. Seneca, Illinois, had a population of 1, 235 in 1942; and a population of 6, 600 two years later. The boom was due to the location of a shipyard on the bank of the Illinois River. The purpose of this survey was to study the adaptation of social instutions to rapid social change; study the people to new conditions of living; study the influence of a crisis on the long-term history of a community; and to make a record of one significant bit of American life during wartime. 356 pages with index; light wear to corners and spine ends. Cloth binding. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Longmans, Green And Company
New York, 1951, First Edition
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
003061; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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6 Heberle, Rudolf Social Movements: an Introduction to Political Sociology
Professor Heberle is eminently qualified by experience as well as training, acquainted first hand with the panorama of social movements and counter movements in Germany and elsewhere on the Continent, both before and after the Second World War. An American analyst of social movements has, through him, access to sources of information and interpretation not common among American-trained sociologists, making this mode of analysis fresh as well as challenging. Includes suggested readings and index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.
New York, NY, 1951, First Edition
Hardcover
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003910; 
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7 Hughey, Michael W. (edited by) New Tribalisms: the Resurgence of Race and Ethnicity
081473541X / 9780814735411; For most of the 20th century, social thinkers devoted their attention mainly to the issues of economic class. They generally dismissed the more primordial bonds of racial, ethnic, and national anachronisms that either communism or the liberal frameworks of democracy would dissolve. Today, communism is nearly dead and liberalism is on the wane. At the same time, older ethno-racial tribalisms, along with some newly invented ones, have shattered our illusions of a rationally manageable world. They find expression in the chauvanistic nationalisms, multicultarist ideologies, vicious civil wars, "ethnic cleansing" of whole regions, intensified racial and ethnic strife, a resurgence of prejudice, scapegoating, hate groups, and nativism as well as new group-based challenges to the individualistic focus of Western liberalism. Bringing together prominent historians, socialists, and political scientists, New Tribalisms examines early conceptions of race and ethnic pluralism in the United States. The volume also confronts some of the causes, implications, and possible outcomes of resurgent tribalisms in the country and around the world. 373 pages including notes on the contributors and an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
New York Univ Pr
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1998, 
Softcover
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002872; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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Honor Lost: Love and Death in Modern-Day Jordan, Khouri, Norma
8 Khouri, Norma Honor Lost: Love and Death in Modern-Day Jordan
0743448782 / 9780743448789; The author wrote this book as a gift to the memory of her closest friend, who was a young, beautiful Arabian in love with a man from the Royal Army. He was Catholic, and such a relationship is forbidden. It is a powerful love story that ends in an appalling tragedy. Khouri is attempting to bring to the world's attention the continuing practice of honor killing in Jordan - an ancient tradition that encourages the murder of women considered to have dishonored their families. This book will strike a chord with women everywhere and is a testimony to the courage and strength of women. The dust jacket is clipped. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Atria Books
New York, NY, 2003, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


004070; 
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9 Lash, John Twins and the Double
0500810427 / 9780500810422; Twins confront us with a mystery at once elusive and unavoidable. Twins arouse our sense of awe, as they have in many societies around the world. Jacob and Esau, Horus and Set, Jekyll and Hyde - all these and many more are recurrent pairs who lure us into the world found through the looking glass. John Lash brings together genetics, psychology, mythology and art to elucidate their fascinating lore and reveal the enigma of the dyadic principle common to modern and archaic intuition alike. 96 pages including a section on further reading, this book includes 153 illustrations with 16 in color. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Thames & Hudson
New York, 1993, 
Softcover
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
002749; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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10 Moynihan, Daniel Patrick (edited by) The Defenses of Freedom: the Public Papers of Arthur J. Goldberg
Arthur Goldberg writes for the necessity of peace in freedom. There are countries that do not have permanent conditions of peace. He feels that world peace will only come when peace exists in free institutions, freedom under law. He also writes of human needs and social justice, the obligation of the wealthy to see that humane and decent treatment of less affluent persons is maintained. His last subject is freedom itself. Being able to choose, able to make informed and rational decisions. An interesting, educational book. The binding is fine, the cloth is beautiful with gilt lettering on a dark blue or black background. 342 pages, all clean with no tears. The jacket has slight wear at the top with a tiny tear, and the spine has shelf wear top and bottom. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Harper & Row, Publishers
New York, 1966, Stated First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Very Good dust jacket


000294; 
Price: 7.82 USD
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11 Newton, Michael Savage Girls and Wild Boys: a History of Feral Children
0571201393 / 9780571201396; Wild or feral children have fascinated us down the centuries, and continue to do so today. In a haunting and hugely readable study, Michael Newton deftly investigates a number of infamous cases. He looks at Peter the Wild Boy, and at Victor of Aveyron who roamed wild in the forests of revolutionary France. He tells the story of a savage girl lost on the streets of Paris; of two children brought up by wolves in the jungles of India; and the girl who emerged from 13 years locked in a Los Angeles room. He describes too a boy brought up among monkeys in Uganda; and, in Moscow, the child found living with a pack of wild dogs. This volume examines the lives of these children and of the adults who 'rescued' them, looked after them, educated or abused them. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Faber And Faber, Ltd.
London, 2002, Second Printing
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings; 
002132; 
Price: 14.72 USD
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Local Heroes Changing America, Rankin, Tom
12 Rankin, Tom Local Heroes Changing America
0393050289 / 9780393050288; NEW - CD included. This book is part of a national documentary project Indivisible - an exploration of community action and life in America by some of the country's most accomplished photographers, radio producers, and folklorists. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Oversized volume, may need additional postage. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
New York, NY, 2000, 
Hardcover
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003937; 
Price: 14.72 USD
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In the Little World (A True Story of Dwarfs, Love and Trouble), Richardson, John H.
13 Richardson, John H. In the Little World (A True Story of Dwarfs, Love and Trouble)
0060931310 / 9780060931315; In 1997, almost by accident, John Richardson found himself sharing a hotel with more than a thousand dwarfs. Over a single week, he began relationships with some of the people at a convention which evolved into a two-year and beyond odyssey into the little world. He introduces us to several individuals and couples, some dating, one who becomes a friend, and their confrontational relationship. These stories and musing range from classic theories of beauty to the history of the disability movement. The author presents a world that is a skewed reflection of our own - and offers us a glimpse into the essential human condition. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
Perennial
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2002, First Paperback Edition
Softcover
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003973; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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14 Siegel Md, Marc False Alarm: the Truth about the Epidemic of Fear
0471678694 / 9780471678694; Mark Siegel is an articulate voice of reason in a world beset by hype and hysteria. We would be well advised to listen to listen closely to what he has to say. "-Jerome Groopman, M. D. , staff writer, The New Yorker. Life today for citizens of the developed world is far safer, easier, and healthier than for any other people in history. Modern medicine has all but wiped out many diseases that once were common killers. Modern intelligence gathering can pinpoint threats to our domestic security as they arise. So why is an epidemic of fear sweeping America? The answer, according to the author, is that we live in an artificially created culture of fear. From the anthrax panic to the SARS "epidemic, " and the West Nile virus - the media continually bombard us with breaking news of yet another super-bug, terrorist plot, or natural disaster that's about to wreak havoc. Most of the time the disasters never materialize. Even if they did, the odds that any of us would suffer harm is infinitesimally small - especially when compared to the much greater risks of dying in a car accident of from heart disease. This book shows how fearmongers manipulate our most primitive instincts - often without our even realizing it - to promote their political agendas, boost their ratings, and sell their products. 246 pages including a bibliography and index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Hoboken, NJ, 2005, First Printing
Hardcover
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002787; 
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