The New Minority

White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality

Author: Justin Gest

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190632569

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 6094

It wasn't so long ago that the white working class occupied the middle of British and American societies. But today members of the same demographic, feeling silenced and ignored by mainstream parties, have moved to the political margins. In the United States and the United Kingdom, economic disenfranchisement, nativist sentiments and fear of the unknown among this group have even inspired the creation of new right-wing parties and resulted in a remarkable level of support for fringe political candidates, most notably Donald Trump. Answers to the question of how to rebuild centrist coalitions in both the U.S. and U.K. have become increasingly elusive. How did a group of people synonymous with Middle Britain and Middle America drift to the ends of the political spectrum? What drives their emerging radicalism? And what could possibly lead a group with such enduring numerical power to, in many instances, consider themselves a "minority" in the countries they once defined? In The New Minority, Justin Gest speaks to people living in once thriving working class cities--Youngstown, Ohio and Dagenham, England--to arrive at a nuanced understanding of their political attitudes and behaviors. In this daring and compelling book, he makes the case that tension between the vestiges of white working class power and its perceived loss have produced the unique phenomenon of white working class radicalization.

Russians As The New Minority

Ethnicity And Nationalism In The Soviet Successor States

Author: Jeff Chinn,Robert Kaiser

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813322483

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5684

Twenty-five million Russians live in the newly independent states carved from the territory of the former Soviet Union. When they or their ancestors emigrated to these non-Russian areas, they seldom saw themselves as having moved “abroad.” Now, with the dissolution of the USSR, these Russians find themselves to be minorities—often unwelcome—in new states created to fulfill the aspirations of indigenous populations.Will the governments of these newly independent states be able to accept the fact that their populations are multi-national? Will the formerly dominant and privileged Russians be able to live with their new status as equals or, more often, subordinates? To what extent do the new regimes' policies of accommodation or exclusion establish lasting patterns for relations between the titular majorities and the minority Russians?Developing the concept of interactive nationalism, this timely book explores the movement of Russians to the borderlands during the Russian Empire and Soviet times, the evolution of nationality policies during the Soviet era, and the processes of indigenization during the late Soviet period and under the newfound independence of the republics. The authors examine questions of citizenship, language policy, and political representation in each of the successor states, emphasizing the interaction between the indigenous population and the Russians. Through the use of case studies, the authors explore the tragic ethnic violence that has erupted since the demise of the Soviet Union, and weigh strategies for managing national conflict and developing stable democratic institutions that will respect the rights of all ethnic groups.

Ryan White CARE Act

Implementation of the New Minority AIDS Initiative Provisions

Author: Marcia Crosse

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437914802


Page: 57

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The Ryan White CARE Act makes fed. funds available to assist individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. Because minorities have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, the Act's Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) provides funding with the goal of reducing HIV-related health care disparities among minorities. The reauthor. of CARE Act programs changed the process by which grants are made from a formula based solely on demographics of the metro. area, state, or territory to a competitive process. This report provides info. on: (1) the effect on grantees and service providers of the new competitive process for awarding funds; (2) the types of services grantees funded under MAI; and (3) barriers to minorities obtaining services from HIV/AIDS programs. Illus.

Fremd in ihrem Land

Eine Reise ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten

Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593507668

Category: Political Science

Page: 429

View: 8920

In vielen westlichen Ländern sind rechte, nationalistische Bewegungen auf dem Vormarsch. Wie ist es dazu gekommen? Arlie Russell Hochschild reiste ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten, nach Louisiana, und suchte fünf Jahre lang das Gespräch mit ihren Landsleuten. Sie traf auf frustrierte Menschen, deren "Amerikanischer Traum" geplatzt ist; Menschen, die sich abgehängt fühlen, den Staat hassen und sich der rechtspopulistischen Tea-Party-Bewegung angeschlossen haben. Hochschild zeigt eine beunruhigende Entwicklung auf, die auch in Europa längst begonnen hat. Hochschilds Reportage ist nicht nur eine erhellende Deutung einer gespaltenen Gesellschaft, sondern auch ein bewegendes Stück Literatur. "Jeder, der das moderne Amerika verstehen möchte, sollte dieses faszinierende Buch lesen." Robert Reich "Ein kluges, respektvolles und fesselndes Buch." New York Times Book Review "Eine anrührende, warmherzige und souverän geschriebene, ungemein gut lesbare teilnehmende Beobachtung. ... Wer ihr Buch liest, versteht die Wähler Trumps, weil sie auf Augenhöhe mit ihnen und nicht über sie spricht." FAZ

Russia and Its New Diasporas

Author: Igorʹ Aleksandrovich Zevelëv

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223084

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 2118

Includes statistics.

Dear White America

Letter to a New Minority

Author: Tim Wise

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 0872865215

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 4857

""Sparing neither family nor self he considers how the deck has always been stacked in his and other white people's favor. His candor is invigorating."-Publishers Weekly" One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation."-Michael Eric Dyson The old notion that "being white means never having to think about it" is being challenged on all fronts as whites are increasingly having to wrestle with what it means to be part of a fast-changing, culturally diverse nation. In Dear White America Tim Wise directly addresses white people's growing concerns about political, cultural, and community-level shifts displacing their power and privilege. Wise examines the perfect storm of events fueling white anxiety: the electionof a black president, economic insecurity at a level unseen by whites as a group in seventy-five years, a popular culture that reflects the nation's growing multicultural reality, and demographic shifts that make it increasingly difficult for whites-who have long been able to see themselves as the prototypical American-to continue to view themselves as the norm. Through stories, anecdotes, and analysis, Wise taps current trends and addresses how to move forward as a unified, diverse, and vibrant democracy.Tim Wise is one of the most prominent antiracist essayists, educators, and activists in the United States. He is regularly interviewed by A-list media, including CNN, C-SPAN, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Michael Eric Dyson's radioprogram, and many more. His most recent books include Colorblind and Between Barack and a Hard Place"--

Advanced Data Mining and Applications

12th International Conference, ADMA 2016, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, December 12-15, 2016, Proceedings

Author: Jinyan Li,Xue Li,Shuliang Wang,Jianxin Li,Quan Z. Sheng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319495860

Category: Computers

Page: 817

View: 3756

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2016, held in Gold Coast, Australia, in December 2016. The 70 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 105 submissions. The selected papers covered a wide variety of important topics in the area of data mining, including parallel and distributed data mining algorithms, mining on data streams, graph mining, spatial data mining, multimedia data mining, Web mining, the Internet of Things, health informatics, and biomedical data mining.

Von der Sprachdiagnose zur Sprachförderung

Author: Drorit Lengyel,Hans H. Reich,Hans-Joachim Roth,Marion Döll

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830971702

Category: Education

Page: 249

View: 2600

Im Modellprogramm ›Förderung von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Migrationshintergrund‹ (FörMig) werden seit 2004 Ansätze sprachlicher Bildung und Förderung entwickelt, erprobt und optimiert. Dieser Band der FörMig Edition dokumentiert Fortschritte und Neuerungen und gibt einen aktuellen Überblick zur pädagogischen Sprachdiagnostik. Ein einleitender Teil verortet die Entwicklungen im linguistischen und pädagogischen Diskurs. Ein ›Werkstattbericht zur Instrumententwicklung‹ gewährt Einblick in den Stand der Entwicklung konkreter Instrumente sowie computergestützter Auswertungstools. Im Fokus stehen dabei Verfahren für die Primarstufe, für den Übergang vom Primar- in den Sekundarbereich sowie für die Sekundarstufe I. Den konkreten Verwendungszusammenhängen von Instrumenten und dem Ineinandergreifen von Sprachdiagnose und sprachlicher Förderung widmet sich ein dritter, praxisorientierter Teil. Abschließend werden bildungspolitische Initiativen, zentrale Entwicklungsprojekte und übergreifende didaktische Konzeptionen in den Blick genommen. Mit dem Band wird das Feld der pädagogischen Sprachdiagnostik neu vermessen. Ziel ist es, einen Überblick über die aktuelle Diskussion zu geben und weitere Entwicklungsarbeiten, die den aktuellen sprachlichen Verhältnissen im Bildungssystem Rechnung tragen, anzuregen.

New Minority Enterprises

Community Development, Economic Development, Housing & Planning, Education, Legal Assistance

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: African American businesspeople

Page: 166

View: 8929


Minority Rights in the "new" Europe

The Hague

Author: Peter Cumper,Steven Charles Wheatley

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041111241

Category: Law

Page: 385

View: 4548

This collection of essays examines the legal regime in the post-Cold War era which has developed in response to the demands of ethnic, racial & religious groups in Europe. In essence this volume seeks to examine the 'old' problem of national minorities in the 'new' Europe. The essays examine the response of the main institutions within Europe (i.e. the Council of Europe, OSCE & European Union), the increasing recourse of states to bilateral arrangements, the developing content of minority rights, the challenges posed by state-building & the resolution of conflicts involving national minorities. Particular issues considered include the minorities situation in the Former Yugoslavia, the situation in Ukraine (in particular in Crimea), the position of the minority Catholic population in Northern Ireland, as well as developments in the context of autonomous regimes & power-sharing arrangements. At the end of the book, a collection of documents, which supplement these chapters & are relevant to minority rights in the 'New' Europe, can be found. Whilst the book's editors are both legal academics from the United Kingdom, the contributors' backgrounds are diverse & varied, originating from a number of different countries, with expertise in a wide variety of areas.

Local Democracy

A Civic Project

Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287131263

Category: Democracy

Page: 198

View: 7860


Margins of Insecurity

Minorities and International Security

Author: Sam C. Nolutshungu

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781878822635

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 2256

A number of crises since the end of the Cold War have demonstrated the insecurity of ordinary people in circumstances where states are either unable to provide protection, or are themselves the principle sources of violence. Public opinion has provoked international politicians to recognise a problem in which they should intervene; but it is rare for effective policies to be implemented. Emerging from a series of workshops on the International Security of Marginal Populations, the essays seek solutions which go beyond the traditional emphasis on the interests of the state, and give due weight to the needs of minority populations. SAM C. NOLUTSHUNGUwas Professor of Political Science in the Frederick Douglass Institute of African and African-American studies at the University of Rochester. Contributors: DAVID LAITIN, KIM HOPPER, ZOLTAN BARANY, JONATHAN BOYARIN, REMY LEVEAU, ALFRED DARNELL, CHARLES R. HALE, ANTHONY ASIWAJU,SAM NOLUTSHUNGU .

Diversity Explosion

How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America

Author: William H. Frey

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815723997

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6151

At its optimistic best, America has embraced its identity as the world's melting pot. Today it is on the cusp of becoming a country with no racial majority, and new minorities are poised to exert a profound impact on U.S. society, economy, and politics. The concept of a "minority white" may instill fear among some Americans, but William H. Frey, the man behind the demographic research, points out that demography is destiny, and the fear of a more racially diverse nation will almost certainly dissipate over time. Through a compelling narrative and eye-catching charts and maps, eminent demographer Frey interprets and expounds on the dramatic growth of minority populations in the United States. He finds that without these expanding groups, America could face a bleak future: this new generation of young minorities, who are having children at a faster rate than whites, is infusing our aging labor force with vitality and innovation. In contrast with the labor force-age population of Japan, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom, the U.S. labor force-age population is set to grow 5 percent by 2030. Diversity Explosion shares the good news about diversity in the coming decades, and the more globalized, multiracial country that the U.S. is becoming. Contents A Pivotal Period for Race in America Old versus Young: Cultural Generation Gaps America's New Racial Map Hispanics Fan Out: Who Goes Where? Asians in America: The Newest Minority Surge The Great Migration of Blacks—In Reverse White Population Shifts—A Zero-Sum Melting Pot Cities and Suburbs Neighborhood Segregation: Toward a New Racial Paradigm Multiracial Marriages and Multiracial America Race and Politics: Expanding the Battleground America on the Cusp

Das Risiko und sein Preis

Skin in the Game

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641234522

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 9666

Warum wir nur denen vertrauen sollten, die etwas zu verlieren haben Stehen wir für die Risiken ein, die wir verursachen? Zu viele der Menschen, die auf der Welt Macht und Einfluss haben, so Nassim Nicholas Taleb, müssen nicht wirklich den Kopf hinhalten für das, was sie tun und veranlassen. Intellektuelle, Journalisten, Bürokraten, Banker, ihnen vor allem wirft er vor, kein »Skin in the Game« zu haben. Weil sie den Preis nicht bezahlen müssen, wenn sie irren, fällen sie schlechte Entscheidungen. Taleb zeigt anhand vieler Beispiele, wie »Skin in the Game«, ein fundamentales Konzept des Risikomanagements, auf alle Bereiche unseres Lebens übertragen werden kann. Sein neues Buch, so provozierend und bahnbrechend wie »Der Schwarze Schwan«, fordert uns heraus, alles, was wir über Risiko und Verantwortung in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu wissen glauben, neu zu denken.

Re-centering Culture and Knowledge in Conflict Resolution Practice

Author: Mary Adams Trujillo

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815631873

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 370

View: 4424

At its core, the field of conflict resolution is about relationships and ways of approaching methods for problem solving. These relationships and approaches vary greatly depending on the individual, society, and historical background. Cultural perspective is thus fundamental to any dispute intervention. Re-Centering Culture and Knowledge in Conflict Resolution Practice is a collection of essays by scholars and practitioners of conflict resolution and grassroots members of communities whose contributions are not commonly recognized. The volume offers a sampling of the cultural voices essential to effective practice yet often considered marginal in the discourse of conflict resolution. The authors explore the role of culture, race, and oppression in resolving disputes. Drawing on firsthand experience and sound research, the authors address such issues as culturally sensitive mediation practices, the diversity of perspectives in conflict resolution literature, and power dynamics. The first anthology of its kind, this book combines personal narratives with formal scholarship. By melding these varied approaches, the authors seek to inspire activism for social justice in today's multicultural society.

Who's Afraid of Frances Fox Piven?

The Essential Writings of the Professor Glenn Beck Loves to Hate

Author: Frances Fox Piven

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587543

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 1697

The sociologist and political scientist Frances Fox Piven and her late husband Richard Cloward have been famously credited by Glenn Beck with devising the “Cloward/Piven Strategy,” a world view responsible, according to Beck, for everything from creating a “culture of poverty” and fomenting “violent revolution” to causing global warming and the recent financial crisis. Called an “enemy of the people,” over the past year Piven has been subjected to an unprecedented campaign of hatred and disinformation, spearheaded by Beck. How is it that a distinguished university professor, past president of the American Sociological Association, and recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her work on behalf of the poor and for American voting rights, has attracted so much negative attention? For anyone who is skeptical of the World According to Beck, here is a guide to the ideas that Glenn fears most. Who’s Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? is a concise, accessible introduction to Piven’s actual thinking (versus Beck’s outrageous claims), from her early work on welfare rights and “poor people’s movements,” written with her late husband Richard Cloward, through her influential examination of American voting habits, and her most recent work on the possibilities for a new movement for progressive reform. A major corrective to right-wing bombast, this essential book is also a rich source of ideas and inspiration for anyone interested in progressive change.

Diversity and Society

Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Author: Joseph F. Healey

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412976472

Category: Social Science

Page: 467

View: 6246

Derived from the Fifth Edition of Joseph F. Healey’s best-selling text Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, the Third Edition of Diversity & Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender provides an accessible sociological analysis of U.S. minority groups. Updated throughout, this abbreviated edition retains the conceptual frameworks and organizational format of the larger version, and is the only brief text to present a unitary sociological frame of reference for the analysis of minority-dominant relations. Features and Benefits: - The brevity and cost allow an instructor to supplement the text with other books. - "Focus" boxes in chapters offer enhanced coverage of gender and comparative issues. - Review questions andweb-based research exercises at the ends of chapters help focus students on the key ideas. - A chapter on "Whiteness". - The accompanying reader will have expanded versions of Narrative Portraits and Current Debates from the big book, as well as additional readings. The reader is intended to be sold as a stand-alone or as part of a bundled kit. New to this Edition: - Enhanced coverage of mixed race in Ch.1 and in each of the racial/ethnic groups chapters. - Enhanced coverage of gender throughout - Expanded coverage of immigration - 'Focus On' feature, which will provide more in depth examples for students. - 'Roots', a feature wherein students will tell their personal stories of family heritage - Comparative insets, wherein students will gain a global perspective on current issues - New 2-color design