The Origin of Others

The Origin of OthersAmerica s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging What is race and why does it matter What motivates the human tendency to construct Others W


BTTM FDRSOnce a thriving working class neighborhood on Chicago s south side, the Bottomyards is now the definition of urban blight When an aspiring fashion designer named Darla and her image obsessed friend, Cynthia, descend upon the neighborhood in search of cheap rent, they soon discover something far m

Darkly: Blackness and America’s Gothic Soul

Darkly: Blackness and America’s Gothic SoulLeila Taylor takes us into the dark heart of the American gothic, analysing the ways it relates to race in America in the twenty first century n nHaunted houses, bitter revenants and muffled heartbeats under floorboards the American gothic is a macabre tale based on a true story n nPart memoir and p

Jay-Z: Made in America

Jay-Z: Made in AmericaJay Z Made in America is the fruit of Michael Eric Dyson s decade of teaching the work of one of the greatest poets this nation has produced, as gifted a wordsmith as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove But as a rapper, he s sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an art

The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America

The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in AmericaA New York Times Best Seller Searing Dispatches from the Urban Zones Where African American Men Have Become an Endangered SpeciesTo many in the age of Obama, America had succeeded in going beyond race, putting the divisions of the past behind us And then seventeen year old Trayvon Martin was shot

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobian her first book, sociologist Strings sociology, Univ of California, Irvine explores the historical development of prothin, antifat ideologies deployed in support of Western, patriarchal white supremacy Beginning in the aesthetic ideals circulated by Renaissance thinkers and artists and bringing

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Growing Up Aboriginal in AustraliaWhat is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia n nThis anthology, compiled by award winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question Accounts from well known authors and high profile identities sit alongside those from newly disc

For the Love of Men: From Toxic to a More Mindful Masculinity

For the Love of Men: From Toxic to a More Mindful MasculinityA nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For the Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world while also exploring how being a man has evolved n nIn 2019, traditional masculinity is both rewarded and sanctioned Men grow up being told that boys don t cry and dolls

Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal

Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to HealFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing American Adult, an intimate and urgent assessment of the existential crisis facing our nation n nSomething is wrong We all know it n nAmerican life expectancy is declining for a third straight year Birth rates are dropping Nearly half of u


MythologiesNo denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis, Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies There is no proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary myths than this book one of the most significant works in French theory, and one that has transformed the way read

Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of SuccessIn this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high achievers different n nHis answer is that we pay too much attention to what succe