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Cultural Studies

All Alone in the World
Children of the Incarcerated
by Nell Bernstein
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One in ten American children has a parent under criminal justice supervision - incarcerated, on probation, or on parole. One in thrity-three American children - and one in eight African American children - goes to sleep without access to a  [ more ]

Stand and Deliver
Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip Hop Culture
by Yvonne Bynoe
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Hip Hop activism, a joining of a musical genre with political action, is a highly ambiguous term that encompasses a range of initiatives, from those that are genuinely attempting to affect public policy to largely self-promotional efforts that are more  [ more ]

Giving - How Each of Us Can Change the World
by Bill Clinton
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Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. Giving is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies and organizations?and by individuals?to  [ more ]

Fat Land
How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
by Greg Critser
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In this astonishing expose, journalist Greg Critser looks beyond the sensational headlines to reveal why nearly 60 percent of Americans are now overweight. Critser's sharp-eyed reportage and sharp-tongued analysis make for a disarmingly funny and truly alarming book. Critser investigates  [ more ]

Are Prisons Obsolete?
by Angela Y. Davis
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"With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements,  [ more ]

Times Square Red, Times Square Blue
by Samuel R. Delany
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Long the most infamous street in America, in recent years Forty-Second Street has been remade into a sanitized tourist haven. In the forced disappearance of peep shows and street hustlers, to make room for a Disney store, a children's theater,  [ more ]

Surviving Justice
America's Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated
by Dave Eggers, Editor
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Beverly Monroe spent seven years in prison for murdering her companion of thirteen years; in fact, he had killed himself. Christopher Ochoa was persuaded to confess to a rape and murder he did not commit, and served twelve years of  [ more ]

Nickel and Dimed
On (Not) Getting by in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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The "New York Times" bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, Nickel and Dimed has already become a classic of undercover reportage.  [ more ]

There Goes the 'Hood
Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up
by Lance Freeman
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In this revealing book, Lance Freeman sets out to answer a seemingly simple question: how does gentrification actually affect residents of neighborhoods in transition? To find out, Freeman does what no scholar before him has done. He interviews the indigenous  [ more ]

Blink - The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell
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In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about  [ more ]

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
—Mahatma Gandhi