Annual Editions

Race and Ethnic Relations 03/04

Author: John A. Kromkowski

Publisher: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780072838138

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This Annual Editions reader of public press articles discusses race and ehnicity in the American legal tradition; immigration and the American experience; indigenous ethnic groups; Hispanic and Latino Americans; Asian Americans; Africa Americans; the ethnic legacy; international challenges for the 1990's; and understanding cultural pluralism.
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A Twenty-first Century Approach to Teaching Social Justice

Educating for Both Advocacy and Action

Author: Richard Greggory Johnson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433105135

Category: Education

Page: 236

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"A Twenty-first Century Approach to Teaching Social Justice: Educating for Both Advocacy and Action" defines social justice in terms of the marginalization of groups including women, people of color, queers, working class/poor individuals, and individuals with disabilities. Sixteen original chapters provide new and insightful perspectives on topics ranging from global transgender awareness and action to religious pluralism. Essential reading for anyone concerned about the state of equality in our society, this book will provide undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other readers, with an awareness of various social justice issues and how to develop strategies for social change.
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American Military Culture in the Twenty-first Century

A Report of the CSIS International Security Program

Author: Edwin Dorn,Joseph J. Collins,Walter F. Ulmer,Thomas Owen Jacobs

Publisher: CSIS

ISBN: 9780892063604

Category: Political Science

Page: 116

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This CSIS project examined American military culture -- its norms, values, philosophies, and traditions -- and the services' abilities to adapt to environmental stress and the demands of the twenty-first century.
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Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century

Author: Terry Mazany,David C. Perry

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765642581

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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The origins of this book stem from conversations among the leadership of community foundations about the challenges they must overcome in order to make such "foundational" contributions to their communities. As community foundations enter the second century of their existence (the first foundation was formed in Cleveland in 1914), the need for knowledge and best practices has never been greater. This book, with expert authors representing the best and the brightest of experts in this important field, fills that need.
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Racism, Governance, and Public Policy

Beyond Human Rights

Author: Katy Sian,Ian Law,S. Sayyid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135083673

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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This book presents a new framing of policy debates on the question of racism through a discursive critique of contemporary issues and contexts, drawing on a program of new European research carried out between 2010 and 2013, with a central focus on the UK. This includes analysis of the discursive construction of Muslims in three contexts: the workplace, education and the media. Informed by a fundamental critique of both the "post-racial" and the limitations of human rights strategies, it identifies the ongoing significance of contemporary raciality in governance strategies and develops a new radical agenda for addressing these processes, advocating strategies of "racism reduction."
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Race in 21st Century America

Author: Curtis Stokes,Theresa Meléndez,Gernice Rhodes-Reed

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 465

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Race in 21st Century America tackles the problematic and emotionally laden idea of race in the United States; it brings together intellectuals and scholar activists who present critical and often conflicting appraisals of how race remains a central component of the nation's social landscape and political culture, and shows how Americans might begin to move beyond the strictures of race and racism.
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Ethnicity, Social Mobility, and Public Policy

Comparing the USA and UK

Author: Glenn C. Loury,Tariq Modood,Steven M. Teles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139443654

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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This major comparative study of the social mobility of ethnic minorities in the US and UK argues that social mobility must be understood as a complex and multi-dimensional phenomenon, incorporating the wealth and income of groups, but also their political power and social recognition. Written by leading sociologists, economists, political scientists, geographers, and philosophers in both countries, the volume addresses issues as diverse as education, work and employment, residential concentration, political mobilisation, public policy and social networks, while drawing larger lessons about the meaning of race and inequality in the two countries. While finding that there are important similarities in the experience of ethnic, and especially immigrant, groups in the two countries, the volume also concludes that the differences between the US and UK, especially in the case of American blacks, are equally important.
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The Revolutionary Constitution

Author: David J. Bodenhamer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019991303X

Category: History

Page: 296

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The framers of the Constitution chose their words carefully when they wrote of a more perfect union--not absolutely perfect, but with room for improvement. Indeed, we no longer operate under the same Constitution as that ratified in 1788, or even the one completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791--because we are no longer the same nation. In The Revolutionary Constitution, David J. Bodenhamer provides a comprehensive new look at America's basic law, integrating the latest legal scholarship with historical context to highlight how it has evolved over time. The Constitution, he notes, was the product of the first modern revolution, and revolutions are, by definition, moments when the past shifts toward an unfamiliar future, one radically different from what was foreseen only a brief time earlier. In seeking to balance power and liberty, the framers established a structure that would allow future generations to continually readjust the scale. Bodenhamer explores this dynamic through seven major constitutional themes: federalism, balance of powers, property, representation, equality, rights, and security. With each, he takes a historical approach, following their changes over time. For example, the framers wrote multiple protections for property rights into the Constitution in response to actions by state governments after the Revolution. But twentieth-century courts--and Congress--redefined property rights through measures such as zoning and the designation of historical landmarks (diminishing their commercial value) in response to the needs of a modern economy. The framers anticipated just such a future reworking of their own compromises between liberty and power. With up-to-the-minute legal expertise and a broad grasp of the social and political context, this book is a tour de force of Constitutional history and analysis.
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Working for Peace and Justice

Memoirs of an Activist Intellectual

Author: Lawrence S. Wittner

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572338954

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A longtime agitator against war and social injustice, Lawrence Wittner has been tear-gassed, threatened by police with drawn guns, charged by soldiers with fixed bayonets, spied upon by the U.S. government, arrested, and purged from his job for political -reasons. To say that this teacher-historian-activist has led an interesting life is a considerable understatement. In this absorbing memoir, Wittner traces the dramatic course of a life and career that took him from a Brooklyn boyhood in the 1940s and ’50s to an education at Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin to the front lines of peace activism, the fight for racial equality, and the struggles of the labor movement. He details his family background, which included the bloody anti-Semitic pogroms of late-nineteenth-century Eastern Europe, and chronicles his long teaching career, which comprised positions at a small black college in Virginia, an elite women’s liberal arts college north of New York City, and finally a permanent home at the Albany campus of the State University of New York. Throughout, he packs the narrative with colorful vignettes describing such activities as fighting racism in Louisiana and Mississippi during the early 1960s, collaborating with peace-oriented intellectuals in Gorbachev’s Soviet Union, and leading thousands of antinuclear demonstrators through the streets of Hiroshima. As the book also reveals, Wittner’s work as an activist was matched by scholarly achievements that made him one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of the peace and nuclear disarmament movements—a research specialty that led to revealing encounters with such diverse figures as Norman Thomas, the Unabomber, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Caspar Weinberger, and David Horowitz. A tenured professor and renowned author who has nevertheless lived in tension with the broader currents of his society, Lawrence Wittner tells an engaging personal story that includes some of the most turbulent and significant events of recent history. Lawrence S. Wittner, emeritus professor of history at the University at Albany, SUNY, is the author of numerous scholarly works, including the award-winning three-volume Struggle Against the Bomb. Among other awards and honors, he has received major grants or fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Aspen Institute, the United States Institute of Peace, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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