Ar'n't I a Woman?

Female Slaves in the Plantation South

Author: Deborah Gray White

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393314816

Category: History

Page: 244

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Explores the contributions made by enslaved women to the family's economy and suggests they achieved a greater degree of equality with their men than white women
Posted in History

Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South (Revised Edition)

Author: Deborah Gray White

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393343529

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2291

"This is one of those rare books that quickly became the standard work in its field. Professor White has done justice to the complexity of her subject."—Anne Firor Scott, Duke University Living with the dual burdens of racism and sexism, slave women in the plantation South assumed roles within the family and community that contrasted sharply with traditional female roles in the larger American society. This new edition of Ar'n't I a Woman? reviews and updates the scholarship on slave women and the slave family, exploring new ways of understanding the intersection of race and gender and comparing the myths that stereotyped female slaves with the realities of their lives. Above all, this groundbreaking study shows us how black women experienced freedom in the Reconstruction South — their heroic struggle to gain their rights, hold their families together, resist economic and sexual oppression, and maintain their sense of womanhood against all odds.
Posted in History

Forsaking All Others

A True Story of Interracial Sex and Revenge in the 1880s South

Author: Charles F. Robinson

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572337400

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

View: 8679

In Opportunity Lost, Marcus D. Pohlmann examines the troubling issue of why Memphis city school students are underperforming at alarming rates. His provocative interdisciplinary analysis, combining both history and social science, examines the events before and after desegregation, compares a city school to an affluent suburban school to pinpoint imbalances, and offers critical assessments of various educational reforms. Employing a rich trove of data to demonstrate the realities of racial and economic inequality, Pohlmann underscores the difficulties that plague the urban schools and their students-problems that persist despite the fact that the city schools often have more resource advantages than the county schools: better student-to-teacher ratios, more teachers with advanced degrees, and even greater spending on each student. Pohlmann demonstrates that post-industrial economic shifts and continuing racial exclusion have resulted in a predominance of low-income students at these schools. This economic disadvantage has had a lasting impact on performance among students at all grade levels and has not been reversed simply by increasing resources. In addition to his analysis of the problems, Pohlmann lays out educational reforms that run the gamut from early intervention and parental involvement to increasing class size and teacher compensation, improving time utilization, and more. Pohlmann's illuminating and original study has wide application for a problem that bedevils inner-city children everywhere and prevents the promise of equality from reaching all of our nation's citizens. Marcus D. Pohlmann is professor of political science at Rhodes College. He is the author of Governing the Postindustrial City; coauthor, with Michael P. Kirby, of Racial Politics at the Crossroads: Memphis Elects W. W. Herenton; and editor of the six-volume African American Political Thought.
Posted in Social Science

Freedom Rising

Human Empowerment and the Quest for Emancipation

Author: Christian Welzel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107656826

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 481

This book presents a comprehensive theory of why human freedom gave way to increasing oppression since the invention of states - and why this trend began to reverse itself more recently, leading to a rapid expansion of universal freedoms and democracy. Drawing on a massive body of evidence, the author tests various explanations of the rise of freedom, providing convincing support of a well-reasoned theory of emancipation. The study demonstrates multiple trends toward human empowerment, which converge to give people control over their lives. Most important among these trends is the spread of 'emancipative values', which emphasize free choice and equal opportunities. The author identifies the desire for emancipation as the origin of the human empowerment trend and shows when and why this desire grows strong; why it is the source of democracy; and how it vitalizes civil society, feeds humanitarian norms, enhances happiness, and helps redirect modern civilization toward sustainable development.
Posted in Political Science

Essentials of Sociology

Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134205987

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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For courses in Introductory Sociology A down-to-earth approach to sociology Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students’ lives. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, author James Henslin stimulates students’ sociological imaginations so they can better perceive how the pieces of society fit together. Six central themes guide students through this concise overview of the discipline: a down-to-earth approach, globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, the new technology, and the influence of the mass media on our lives. The Twelfth Edition has been extensively revised to include contemporary examples and fresh topics that bring sociology to life. Also available with MySocLab® MySocLab for the Introductory Sociology course extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MySocLab does not include an eText. Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Twelfth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134495926 / 9780134495927 Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach plus MySocLab® for Introductory Sociology — Access Card Package, 12/e Package consists of: 0134205588 / 9780134205588 Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 12/e 0133878104 / 9780133878103 MySocLab for Introductory Sociology Access Card
Posted in Social Science

Ain't I a Woman

Black Women and Feminism

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317588614

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 6054

A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move us beyond racist and sexist assumptions. The result is nothing short of groundbreaking, giving this book a critical place on every feminist scholar's bookshelf.
Posted in Social Science

Heritage and Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Author: Manuel May Castillo

Publisher: Archaeological Studies Leiden

ISBN: 9789087282998

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

View: 8965

The heritage of Indigenous Peoples has long been researched and commented upon from the outside. This book adopts an innovative approach by engaging with the heritage of Indigenous Peoples from the 'inside'.0On 13th September 2007, member states of the United Nations adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a momentous occasion marking wide political recognition of Indigenous Peoples' rights. Ten years on, this book explores the areas -both substantive and geographic- dealing with the heritage and rights of Indigenous Peoples globally. Written jointly by indigenous and non-indigenous scholars, the chapters offer an insight into the issues faced by Indigenous Peoples under the umbrella themes of land, spirituality and self-determination. The case studies - which span four continents - not only highlight the various resilient and imaginative ways in which Indigenous Peoples are managing to sustain, develop and transform their heritage, but also offer an insight into the areas where the implementation of UNDRIP is most needed.0On the 10th anniversary of UNDRIP, this book therefore serves as a clarion call to states, transnational enterprises and policymakers to act in accordance with the tenets of the UN Declaration and take indigenous perspectives, ontologies and worldviews seriously.
Posted in Social Science

100 Years of Lynchings

Author: Ralph Ginzburg

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 9780933121188

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 5603

Ginzburg compiles vivid newspaper accounts from 1886 to 1960 to provide insight and understanding of the history of racial violence.
Posted in Social Science

Too Heavy a Load

Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994

Author: Deborah Gray White

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393319927

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 3936

Chronicles one hundred years in the struggle of African American women to attain equality and to establish a resistance to persistent racism and negative stereotyping
Posted in Social Science

Woman on the Edge of Time

Author: Marge Piercy

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307756394

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4291

Hailed as a classic of speculative fiction, Marge Piercy’s landmark novel is a transformative vision of two futures—and what it takes to will one or the other into reality. Harrowing and prescient, Woman on the Edge of Time speaks to a new generation on whom these choices weigh more heavily than ever before. Connie Ramos is a Mexican American woman living on the streets of New York. Once ambitious and proud, she has lost her child, her husband, her dignity—and now they want to take her sanity. After being unjustly committed to a mental institution, Connie is contacted by an envoy from the year 2137, who shows her a time of sexual and racial equality, environmental purity, and unprecedented self-actualization. But Connie also bears witness to another potential outcome: a society of grotesque exploitation in which the barrier between person and commodity has finally been eroded. One will become our world. And Connie herself may strike the decisive blow. Praise for Woman on the Edge of Time “This is one of those rare novels that leave us different people at the end than we were at the beginning. Whether you are reading Marge Piercy’s great work again or for the first time, it will remind you that we are creating the future with every choice we make.”—Gloria Steinem “An ambitious, unusual novel about the possibilities for moral courage in contemporary society.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “A stunning, even astonishing novel . . . marvelous and compelling.”—Publishers Weekly “Connie Ramos’s world is cuttingly real.”—Newsweek “Absorbing and exciting.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Fiction

Democracy and New Media

Author: Henry Jenkins

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262600637

Category: Political Science

Page: 385

View: 8591

Essays on the promise and dangers of the Internet for democracy.
Posted in Political Science

The Decline of Nair Dominance

Society and Politics in Travancore, 1847-1908

Author: Robin Jeffrey

Publisher: Manohar Publishers

ISBN: 9788173040658

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

View: 945

Out Of Print For More Than 15 Years, This Book Still Represents The Most Systematic Attempt To Trace The Profound Social Change That Over Took Kerala From The Middle Of The Nineteenth Century. It Is Not A Study Of Nairs Alone But A Social And Political History Of One Of India`S Most Fascinatig Areas During A Time Of Rapid Change. It Is Essential Reading For Any One Interested In The Fate Of Matrilineal Societies In The Modern World Or The Background Of Kerala`S Flourishing Communist Party In The 1940S And 1950S.
Posted in Social Science

Military Communications

From Ancient Times to the 21st Century

Author: Christopher H. Sterling

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851097325

Category: History

Page: 565

View: 4097

"Military Communications: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century" is the first comprehensive reference work on the applications of communications technology to military tactics and strategy--a field that is just now coming into its own as a focus of historical study. Ranging from ancient times to the war in Iraq, it offers over 300 alphabetically organized entries covering many methods and modes of transmitting communication through the centuries, as well as key personalities, organizations, strategic applications, and more. "Military Communications" includes examples from armed forces around the world, with a focus on the United States, where many of the most dramatic advances in communications technology and techniques were realized. A number of entries focus on specific battles where communications superiority helped turn the tide, including Tsushima (1905), Tannenberg and the Marne (both 1914), Jutland (1916), and Midway (1942). The book also addresses a range of related topics such as codebreaking, propaganda, and the development of civilian telecommunications.
Posted in History

The Selling of Joseph

A Memorial

Author: Samuel Sewall

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870230516

Category: Social Science

Page: 66

View: 5980

Posted in Social Science

How to Write a BA Thesis

A Practical Guide from Your First Ideas to Your Finished Paper

Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226481272

Category: Reference

Page: 402

View: 472

The senior thesis is the capstone of a college education, but writing one can be a daunting prospect. Students need to choose their own topic and select the right adviser. Then they need to work steadily for several months as they research, write, and manage a major independent project. Now there's a mentor to help. How to Write a BA Thesis is a practical, friendly guide written by Charles Lipson, an experienced professor who has guided hundreds of students through the thesis-writing process. This book offers step-by-step advice on how to turn a vague idea into a clearly defined proposal, then a draft paper, and, ultimately, a polished thesis. Lipson also tackles issues beyond the classroom-from good work habits to coping with personal problems that interfere with research and writing. Filled with examples and easy-to-use highlighted tips, the book also includes handy time schedules that show when to begin various tasks and how much time to spend on each. Convenient checklists remind students which steps need special attention, and a detailed appendix, filled with examples, shows how to use the three main citation systems in the humanities and social sciences: MLA, APA, and Chicago. How to Write a BA Thesis will help students work more comfortably and effectively-on their own and with their advisers. Its clear guidelines and sensible advice make it the perfect text for thesis workshops. Students and their advisers will refer again and again to this invaluable resource. From choosing a topic to preparing the final paper, How to Write a BA Thesis helps students turn a daunting prospect into a remarkable achievement.
Posted in Reference

The Plural Society in the British West Indies

Author: Michael Garfield Smith

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520027794

Category: Caribbean Area

Page: 359

View: 8199

Posted in Caribbean Area

Landscape Biographies

Geographical, Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on the Production and Transmission of Landscapes

Author: Jan Kolen,Johannes Renes,Rita Hermans

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press - L

ISBN: 9789089644725

Category: Social Science

Page: 437

View: 9609

Landscape Biographies explores the long, complex histories of landscapes from personal and social perspectives. Twenty geographers, archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists investigate the diverse ways in which landscapes and monuments have been constructed, transmitted, and transformed from prehistory to the present, from Manhattan to Shanghai, Iceland to Portugal, England to Estonia.
Posted in Social Science

Toward a New Psychology of Gender

A Reader

Author: Mary M. Gergen,Sara N. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317795733

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

View: 8183

Drawn from a brilliant array of voices primarily from psychology, but also from other social sciences and humanities, this unique reader of creative and intellectually provocative essays investigates the social construction of gender. For the past several decades, those involved with the study of the psychology of women and gender have been struggling for recognition within the framework of psychology. This volume brings together the writings from psychology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, history, women's studies, education and sociology that critique mainstream thinking and exemplify new ways of creating inquiry.
Posted in Psychology