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  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Society and Evil

    By Stanford M. Lyman

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780930390815
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    • Published: January 1989
  • """"Born in a Mighty Bad Land"""": The Violent Man in African American Folklore and Fiction

    By Jerry H. Bryant

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780253215789
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: April 2003
  • The "Baby Dolls"

    By Kim Marie Vaz

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807150702
    • Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Pr
    • Published: January 2013
  • "Exterminate Them"

    By Clifford E. Trafzer

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780870135019
    • Publisher: Michigan State Univ Pr
    • Published: February 1999
    Offers original news stories
  • "Getting Paid"

    By Mercer L. Sullivan

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801495984
    • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
    • Published: January 1990
  • "I'm Not a Racist, But . . ."

    By Lawrence Blum

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801488153
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press
    • Published: October 2002
  • "Let Me Tell You What I'Ve Learned"

    By Paula Jo Pierce

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780292765948
    • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
    • Published: September 2002
  • $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

    By Kathryn J. Edin

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780544303188
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Published: September 2015
    "A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't think it exists Jessica Compton's family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harrisand her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends. After two decades of brilliant research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn't seen since the mid-1990s -- households surviving on virtually no income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to 1.5 million American households, including about 3 million children. Where do these families live? How did they get so desperately poor? Edin has "turned sociology upside down" (Mother Jones) with her procurement of rich -- and truthful -- interviews. Through the book's many compelling profiles, moving and startling answers emerge. The authors illuminate a troubling trend: a low-wage labor market that increasingly fails to deliver a living wage, and a growing but hidden landscape of survival strategies among America's extreme poor. More than a powerful expose, $2.00 a Day delivers new evidence and new ideas to our national debate on income inequality. "--
  • $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

    By Kathryn J. Edin

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780544811959
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: September 2016
  • '74 and Sunny: A Memoir

    By A. J. Benza

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781476738789
    • Publisher: Gallery Books
    • Published: July 2015
  • 'Believing Women' in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an

    By Asma Barlas

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780292709041
    • Publisher: University of Texas Press
    • Published: June 2002
    Does Islam call for the oppression of women? Non-Muslims point to the subjugation of women that occurs in many Muslim countries, especially those that claim to be 'Islamic,' while many Muslims read the Qur'an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression, inequality, and patriarchy. Taking a wholly different view, Asma Barlas develops a believer's reading of the Qur'an that demonstrates the radically egalitarian and antipatriarchal nature of its teachings.
  • 'Culture' and the Problem of the Problem of the Disciplines

    By John Carlos Rowe

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780231112437
    • Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PRESS
    • Published: April 1998
  • 'Custome Is an Idiot': Jacobean Pamphlet Literature on Women

    By Susan Gushee O'Malley

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780252071287
    • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
    • Published: May 2004
  • 'Here, There, and Everywhere': The Foreign Politics of American Popular Culture

    By Reinhold Wagnleitner

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781584650355
    • Publisher: University Press of New England
    • Published: March 2000
    American popular culture is everywhere. All over the world, kids wear Levis, radios blare rap songs, television stations broadcast American programs, and Hollywood movies draw huge audiences. Does this massive "Americanization" of the globe represent some sinister form of cultural imperialism? Alternatively, do audiences and consumers in the importing countries accept American movies, music, and television programs because they match local trends and desires? Do receiving communities transform these products to fit their own needs, to the point where they are no longer "American" but in fact have become indigenous? And who is in charge of all of this, anyway? Is it Wall Street, Madison Avenue, the Pentagon, the CIA, or Hollywood? Is it, at least partly, local economic and political elites in the receiving countries? Or is it simply "the people," nationalities be damned? These are the questions at the heart of the essays collected in "Here, There and Everywhere."Essays by 23 authors from 14 countries cover topics from Japan to Spain, Nigeria to Russia, and from West Germany to East Germany (a distance that seemed to be further than travelling to the moon, yet was covered by rock 'n' roll most easily, despite the wall). In five sections, they examine the historical background, the impact of Hollywood, the power of American popular music from jazz to rock 'n' roll and rap, and the popularity of as well as resistance to American popular culture in particular countries.
  • 'I Watched a Wild Hog Eat My Baby!' : A Colorful History of Tabloids and Their Cultural Impact

    By Bill Sloan

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781573929028
    • Publisher: Prometheus Books
    • Published: March 2001
    Covers the history of tabloid journalism in the United States and the personalities that have made it so successful.

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