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  • The "Baby Dolls"

    By Kim Marie Vaz

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

    By Mercer L. Sullivan

    Our Price: $24.95
    • 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

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780292765948
    • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
    • Published: September 2002
  • The "Uncensored War"

    By Daniel C. Hallin

    Our Price: $31.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520065437
    • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
    • Published: April 1989
  • $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

    By Kathryn J. Edin

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    • 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
  • 'Belonging to the World': Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture

    By Sandra F. VanBurkleo

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195069723
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: January 2001
    Belonging to the World: Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture surveys the treatment of women in American law from the nation's earliest beginnings in British North America to the present. Placing the legal history of women in the broader social, political, and economic context of American history, this book examines the evolution of women's constitutional status in the United States, the development of rights consciousness among women, and their attempts to expand zones of freedom for all women. This is the first general account of women and American constitutional history to include the voices of women alongside the more familiar voices of lawmakers. An original work of historical synthesis, it delineates the shifting relationships between American law practice and women, both within the family and elsewhere, as it looks beyond the campaign for woman suffrage to broader areas of contest and controversy. Women's stories are used throughout the book to illustrate the extraordinary range and persistence of female rebellion from the 1630s up through the present era of "post-feminist" retrenchment and backlash. Belonging to the World: Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture dispels the myth that the story of women and the law is synonymous only with woman suffrage or married women's property acts, showing instead that American women have struggled along many fronts, not only to regain and expand their rights as sovereign citizens, but also to remake American culture.
  • '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.
  • 'I, Too, Am America': Archaeological Studies of African-American Life

    By Theresa A. Singleton

    Our Price: $33.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813918433
    • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
    • Published: August 1999
    A collection of essays celebrating and reflecting the spectrum of scholarship arising from an expanded definition of African-American archaeology, treating such issues as the analysis and presentation of cultural identity, race, and gender, cultural interaction and change, relations of power and domination, and the sociopolitics of archaeological practice. Essays are in sections on African-American identity and material culture, plantation contexts, and beyond the plantation. Includes b&w photos of artifacts and historical sites, plus b&w maps. The editor is affiliated with the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and the anthropology department at Syracuse University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • 'If I had a Son': Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman

    By Jack Cashill

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781938067211
    • Publisher: WND Books
    • Published: October 2013
    "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," President Barack Obama said in March 2012 about the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin four weeks earlier. In so saying, Obama gave the White House imprimatur to a politically irresistible campaign, one that both stoked the grievances of his racially sensitive base and energized his party's gun-control advocates. That the shooting took place in Florida, the most highly contested state in that year's presidential election, made its politicization all the more inevitable. From the beginning, the major media worked overtime to convict shooter George Zimmerman in the court of public opinion. To promote their grudge against guns and their skewed view of race in America, the media ignored or denied the truth even after the truth had become obvious to those who followed the story closely. In another time and place, the media might have succeeded, but in the age of social media, their carefully crafted narrative has been thoroughly picked apart. If I Had A Son tells the story of a blogging collective called the Conservative Treehouse that has done much of the picking. Indeed, the clever research work of these unpaid "Treepers," most of them female, may well be the defense's best weapon. If I Had A Son is a thrill-packed David and Goliath story, the ending of which is still not known.

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