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Vigorous Core of Our Nationality, The - Race and Regional Identity in Northeastern Brazil (Paperback): Stanley Blake Vigorous Core of Our Nationality, The - Race and Regional Identity in Northeastern Brazil (Paperback)
Stanley Blake
R877 Discovery Miles 8 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Vigorous Core of Our Nationality" explores conceptualizations of regional identity and a distinct population group known as nordestinos in northeastern Brazil during a crucial historical period. Beginning with the abolition of slavery and ending with the demise of the Estado Novo under Getulio Vargas, Stanley E. Blake offers original perspectives on the paradoxical concept of the "nordestino" and the importance of these debates to the process of state and nation building.
Since colonial times, the Northeast has been an agricultural region based primarily on sugar production. The area's population was composed of former slaves and free men of African descent, indigenous Indians, European whites, and mulattos. The image of the "nordestino" was, for many years, linked with the predominant ethnic group in the region, the Afro-Brazilian. For political reasons, however, the conception of the "nordestino" later changed to more closely resemble white Europeans.
Blake delves deeply into local archives and determines that politicians, intellectuals, and other urban professionals formulated identities based on theories of science, biomedicine, race, and social Darwinism. While these ideas served political, social, and economic agendas, they also inspired debates over social justice and led to reforms for both the region and the people. Additionally, Blake shows how debates over northeastern identity and the concept of the "nordestino" shaped similar arguments about Brazilian national identity and "true" Brazilian people.

That Was Now, This Is Then - Poems (Hardcover): Vijay Seshadri That Was Now, This Is Then - Poems (Hardcover)
Vijay Seshadri
R506 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R92 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Far from Zion - In Search of a Global Jewish Community (Paperback): Charles London Far from Zion - In Search of a Global Jewish Community (Paperback)
Charles London
R327 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R17 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Raised in a nonreligious Jewish family, Charles London knew hisheritage but had no strong desire to experience it personally. Thenin the summer of 2004, while doing relief work in Bosnia, he stumbled upon a remarkable community--where Jews worked alongside Muslims and Christians to rebuild a city ravaged by war. This encounter gave him the idea for a journey that would take him aroundthe world and back to his roots.

Far from Zion is the story of Jews in far-flung, often surprising places. Despite efforts by Israel to bring these scattered people home to Zion, they have chosen to remain in the lands of their birth: a shopkeeper selling Jewish trinkets in Iran, a caretaker keeping watch over an all-but-forgotten synagogue in Rangoon, revelers at a Hanukkah celebration in an Arkansas bowling alley, a Cuban engineering professor, proud of his Jewish heritage and prouder still of his Communist ideals. It is through their stories and many others that London examines his own identity, as he, too, struggles to come to terms with his connection to Zion.

Stambeli - Music, Trance, and Alterity in Tunisia (CD-ROM, New): Richard C Jankowsky Stambeli - Music, Trance, and Alterity in Tunisia (CD-ROM, New)
Richard C Jankowsky
R832 Discovery Miles 8 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In "Stambeli", Richard C. Jankowsky presents a vivid ethnographic account of the healing trance music created by the descendants of sub-Saharan slaves brought to Tunisia during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Stambeli music calls upon an elaborate pantheon of sub-Saharan spirits and North African Muslim saints to heal humans through ritualized trance. Based on nearly two years of participation in the musical, ritual, and social worlds of stambeli musicians, Jankowsky's study explores the way the music evokes the cross-cultural, migratory past of its originators and their encounters with the Arab-Islamic world in which they found themselves. "Stambeli", Jankowsky avers, is thoroughly marked by a sense of otherness - the healing spirits, the founding musicians, and the instruments mostly come from outside Tunisia - which creates a unique space for profoundly meaningful interactions between sub-Saharan and North African people, beliefs, histories, and aesthetics. Part ethnography, part history of the complex relationship between Tunisia's Arab and sub-Saharan populations, "Stambeli" is compulsively readable and will be welcomed by scholars and students of ethnomusicology, anthropology, African studies, and religion.

Once I Was You - A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America (Standard format, CD): Maria Hinojosa Once I Was You - A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America (Standard format, CD)
Maria Hinojosa; Read by Maria Hinojosa
R802 R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Save R223 (28%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
White Tears Brown Scars (Paperback): Ruby Hamad White Tears Brown Scars (Paperback)
Ruby Hamad
R335 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R67 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"Powerful and provocative" - Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times bestselling How to be an Antiracist For readers of Layla F. Saad's Me and White Supremacy and Reni Eddo-Lodge's Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, White Tears/Brown Scars is an explosive book of history and cultural criticism that reveals how white feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy deployed against Black and Indigenous women, and women of colour. White tears possess a potency that is rarely acknowledged or commented upon, but they have long been used as a dangerous and insidious tool against people of colour, weaponised in order to invoke sympathy and divert blame. Taking us from the slave era, when white women fought in court to keep 'ownership' of their slaves, through centuries of colonialism, when women offered a soft face for brutal tactics, to the modern workplace, in which tears serve as a defense to counter accusations of bias and microaggressions, White Tears/Brown Scars tells a charged story of white women's active participation in campaigns of oppression. It offers a long-overdue validation of the experiences of women of colour and an urgent call-to-arms in the need for true intersectionality. A must-read for anyone shocked by the statistic that fifty-two per cent of white women voted for Trump, this compelling and meticulously researched book explores how the division between the innocent white women and the racialised, sexualised woman of colour was created, and demonstrates exactly why these stereotypes are crucial to confront and deconstruct. With rigour and precision, Hamad builds a powerful argument about the legacy of white superiority that we are socialised within, a reality that we must all apprehend in order to fight.

Dictionary of the Ponca People (Paperback): Louis V. Headman, Sean O'Neill Dictionary of the Ponca People (Paperback)
Louis V. Headman, Sean O'Neill
R924 Discovery Miles 9 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dictionary of the Ponca People presents approximately five thousand words and definitions used by Ponca speakers from the late nineteenth century to the present. Until relatively recently, the Ponca language had been passed down solely as part of an oral tradition in which children learned the language at home by listening to their elders. Almost every family on the southern Ponca reservation in Oklahoma spoke the language fluently until the 1940s, when English began to replace the Ponca language as children were forced to learn English in government boarding schools. In response to demand, Ponca language classes are now being offered to children and adults as people seek to gain knowledge of this important link to tradition and culture. The approximately five thousand words in this volume encompass the main artery of the language heard and spoken by the parents and grandparents of the Ponca Council of Elders. Additional words are included, such as those related to modern devices and technology. This dictionary has been compiled at a time when the southern Poncas are initiating a new syntactic structure to the language, as few can speak a full sentence. This dictionary is not intended to recover a cultural period or practice but rather to serve as a reference for the Poncas' spoken language.

The People Who Stayed - Southeastern Indian Writing after Removal (Paperback): Geary Hobson, Janet McAdams, Kathryn Walkiewicz The People Who Stayed - Southeastern Indian Writing after Removal (Paperback)
Geary Hobson, Janet McAdams, Kathryn Walkiewicz
R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The two-hundred-year-old myth of the "vanishing" American Indian still holds some credence in the American Southeast, the region from which tens of thousands of Indians were relocated after passage of the Indian Removal Act in 1830. Yet, as the editors of this volume amply demonstrate, a significant Indian population remained behind after those massive relocations.

The first anthology to focus on the literary work of Native Americans who trace their ancestry to "people who stayed" in southeastern states after 1830, this volume represents every state and every genre, including short stories, excerpts from novels, poetry, essays, plays, and even Web postings. Although most works are contemporary, the collection covers the entire post-Removal era. Some of the contributors are well known, while others have only recently emerged as important literary voices.

All of the writers in "The People Who Stayed" affirm their Indian ancestry, though many live outside the Southeast today. As this anthology demonstrates, indigenous Southeastern writing engages the local and the global, the traditional and the modern. While many speak to the prospects and perils of acculturation, all the writers bear witness to the ways, oblique or straightforward, that they and their families continue to honor their Indian identities despite the legacy of removal.

In an introduction to the volume and in headnotes on each contributor, the editors provide historical context and literary insight on the diversity of writing and lived experiences found in these pages. All readers, from students to scholars, will gain newfound understanding of the literature -- and the human experience -- of Native people of the American Southeast.

For Every Indio Who Falls - A History of Maya Activism in Guatemala, 1960-1990 (Paperback): For Every Indio Who Falls - A History of Maya Activism in Guatemala, 1960-1990 (Paperback)
R787 Discovery Miles 7 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1978, a Maya community queen stood on a stage to protest a massacre of indigenous campesinos at the hands of the Guatemalan state he spoke graphically to the dead and to the living alike: 'Brothers of Panzos, your blood is in our throats!' Given the context, her message might come as a surprise. A revolutionary insurgency in the late 1970s was being met by brutal state efforts to defeat it, efforts directed not only at the guerrilla armies but also at reform movements of all kinds. Yet the young woman was just one of many Mayas across the highlands voicing demands for change. Over the course of the 1970s, Mayas argued for economic, cultural, and political justice for the indigenous 'pueblo'. Many became radicalized by state violence against Maya communities that soon reached the level of genocide. Scholars have disagreed about Maya participation in Guatemala's civil war, and the development of oppositional activism by Mayas during the war is poorly understood. Betsy Konefal explores this history in detail, examining the roots and diversity of Maya organizing and its place in the unfolding conflict. She traces debates about ethnicity, class, and revolution, and examines how (some) Mayas became involved in opposition to a repressive state. She looks closely at the development of connections between cultural events like queen pageants and more radical demands for change, and follows the uneasy relationships that developed between Maya revolutionaries and their Ladino counterparts. Konefal makes it clear that activist Mayas were not bystanders in the transformations that preceded and accompanied Guatemala's civil war - activism by Mayas helped shape the war, and the war shaped Maya activism.

I'm Still Here - Black Dignity In A World Made For Whiteness (Hardcover): I'm Still Here - Black Dignity In A World Made For Whiteness (Hardcover)
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From a powerful new voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female in middle-class white America.

Austin Channing Brown's first encounter with a racialized America came at age 7, when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. Growing up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, Austin writes, "I had to learn what it means to love blackness," a journey that led to a lifetime spent navigating America's racial divide as a writer, speaker and expert who helps organizations practice genuine inclusion.

In a time when nearly all institutions (schools, churches, universities, businesses) claim to value "diversity" in their mission statements, I'm Still Here is a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. Austin writes in breathtaking detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice, in stories that bear witness to the complexity of America's social fabric--from Black Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations.

For readers who have engaged with America's legacy on race through the writing of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Michael Eric Dyson, I'm Still Here is an illuminating look at how white, middle-class, Evangelicalism has participated in an era of rising racial hostility, inviting the reader to confront apathy, recognize God's ongoing work in the world, and discover how blackness--if we let it--can save us all.

Jefferson, Lincoln and Wilson - The American Dilemma of Race and Democracy (Hardcover): John Milton Cooper Jr., Thomas J. Knock Jefferson, Lincoln and Wilson - The American Dilemma of Race and Democracy (Hardcover)
John Milton Cooper Jr., Thomas J. Knock
R1,141 Discovery Miles 11 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson: The American Dilemma of Race and Democracy "seeks to explore how the collision of races shaped American democracy in the lives, thought, and actions of three of the nation's most important presidents. Each of them led the nation in a different epoch, during times that had their own set of historical circumstances that shaped constructions of race: Jefferson at the very beginning of the republic, as the nineteenth century dawned and the institution of slavery flourished; Lincoln when the country had expanded into a continental empire and fell into civil war over slavery; and Wilson when, simultaneously, the United States emerged as a leader on the world stage and consolidated legally sanctioned apartheid at home. As great and brilliant presidents, they constitute a kind of trinity, partly because no other chief executives have communicated the ideals of democracy so effectively or eloquently, to both their fellow citizens and the peoples of the world, even as they violated principles for which they ostensibly stood.

Cooper and Knock have brought these three leaders together in this unique and significant collection of essays written by leading scholars in the field. Contributors include Jean Harvey Baker, David W. Blight, John Milton Cooper Jr., Eric Foner, Annette Gordon-Reed, Thomas J. Knock, Erez Manela, Manning Marable, Peter S. Onuf, and Lucia Stanton.

Hope Abundant - Third World and Indigenous Women's Theology (Paperback): Pui-lan Kwok Hope Abundant - Third World and Indigenous Women's Theology (Paperback)
Pui-lan Kwok
R710 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R146 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1988 Virginia Fabella from the Philippines and Mercy Amba Oduyoye from Ghana coedited With Passion and Compassion: Third world Women Doing Theology, based on the work of the Women's Commission of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians (EATWOT). The book has been widely used as an important resource for understanding women's liberation theologies, in Africa, Asia, and Latin America emerging out of women's struggles for justice in church and society. More than twenty years have passed and it is time to bring out a new collection of essays to signal newer developments and to include emerging voices.

Divided into four partsContext and Theology; Scripture; Christology; and Body, Sexuality, and Spiritualitythese carefully selected essays paint a vivid picture of theological developments among indigenous women and other women living in the global South who face poverty, violence, and war and yet find abundant hope through their faith.

A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Robert H. Ruby, John A. Brown, Cary C... A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Robert H. Ruby, John A. Brown, Cary C Collins; Foreword by Clifford E. Trafzer
R624 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R108 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest inhabit a vast region extending from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, and from California to British Columbia. For more than two decades, "A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest "has served as a standard reference on these diverse peoples. Now, in the wake of renewed tribal self-determination, this revised edition reflects the many recent political, economic, and cultural developments shaping these Native communities.

From such well-known tribes as the Nez Perces and Cayuses to lesser-known bands previously presumed "extinct," this guide offers detailed descriptions, in alphabetical order, of 150 Pacific Northwest tribes. Each entry provides information on the history, location, demographics, and cultural traditions of the particular tribe.

Among the new features offered here are an expanded selection of photographs, updated reading lists, and a revised pronunciation guide. While continuing to provide succinct histories of each tribe, the volume now also covers such contemporary--and sometimes controversial--issues as Indian gaming and NAGPRA. With its emphasis on Native voices and tribal revitalization, this new edition of the" Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest" is certain to be a definitive reference for many years to come.

Chief Loco - Apache Peacemaker (Hardcover): Bud Shapard Chief Loco - Apache Peacemaker (Hardcover)
Bud Shapard
R720 Discovery Miles 7 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Winner of the 2011 New Mexico Book Award in the multi-cultural catagory"

Jlin-tay-i-tith, better known as Loco, was the only Apache leader to make a lasting peace with both Americans and Mexicans. Yet most historians have ignored his efforts, and some Chiricahua descendants have branded him as fainthearted despite his well-known valor in combat. In this engaging biography, Bud Shapard tells the story of this important but overlooked chief against the backdrop of the harrowing Apache wars and eventual removal of the tribe from its homeland to prison camps in Florida, Alabama, and Oklahoma.

Tracing the events of Loco's long tenure as a leader of the Warm Springs Chiricahua band, Shapard tells how Loco steered his followers along a treacherous path of unforeseeable circumstances and tragic developments in the mid-to-late 1800s. While recognizing the near-impossibility of Apache-American coexistence, Loco persevered in his quest for peace against frustrating odds and often treacherous U.S. government policy. Even as Geronimo, Naiche, and others continued their raiding and sought to undermine Loco's efforts, this visionary chief, motivated by his love for children, maintained his commitment to keep Apache families safe from wartime dangers.

Based on extensive research, including interviews with Loco's grandsons and other descendants, Shapard's biography is an important counterview for historians and buffs interested in Apache history and a moving account of a leader ahead of his time.

Michael Jackson Rocked the World and Lives Forever (Paperback): Jel Jones Michael Jackson Rocked the World and Lives Forever (Paperback)
Jel Jones
R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Michael Jackson Rocked the World and Lives Forever is an honorable compilation and a rare collectible that is a true tribute to the life and career of Michael Jackson, the world most proficient entertainer that ever set foot on a stage He was a masterful entertainer, prominent all over the world. This volume is a glimpse through the window at some of his brilliance. It considerately peels back all the layers of his genius career and allows the reader to take a breathtaking look inside of the magnificent world that shined for him during his tenure. This book is written reverentially, and is conceivably the most positive, respectable reference on the market about the superstar. While covering his life and career, it also allows the reader to walk with the superstar through the darkest storms of his journey and witness firsthand his will to stand Michael Jackson never gave up or took himself out of the ring no matter how devastating the blow The pain that injured his soul and found a home inside of his heart never altered his goal to strive for excellence at all costs, to bring nothing but perfection to his performance to showcase to the world. This is his legacy for the world

Lucean Arthur Headen - The Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur (Hardcover): Jill D. Snider Lucean Arthur Headen - The Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur (Hardcover)
Jill D. Snider
R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Born in Carthage, North Carolina, Lucean Arthur Headen (1879-1957) grew up amid former slave artisans. Inspired by his grandfather, a wheelwright, and great-uncle, a toolmaker, he dreamed as a child of becoming an inventor. His ambitions suffered the menace of Jim Crow and the reality of a new inventive landscape in which investment was shifting from lone inventors to the new "industrial scientists." But determined and ambitious, Headen left the South, and after toiling for a decade as a Pullman porter, risked everything to pursue his dream. He eventually earned eleven patents, most for innovative engine designs and anti-icing methods for aircraft. An equally capable entrepreneur and sportsman, Headen learned to fly in 1911, manufactured his own "Pace Setter" and "Headen Special" cars in the early 1920s, and founded the first national black auto racing association in 1924, all establishing him as an important authority on transportation technologies among African Americans. Emigrating to England in 1931, Headen also proved a successful manufacturer, operating engineering firms in Surrey that distributed his motor and other products worldwide for twenty-five years. Though Headen left few personal records, Jill D. Snider recreates the life of this extraordinary man through historical detective work in newspapers, business and trade publications, genealogical databases, and scholarly works. Mapping the social networks his family built within the Presbyterian church and other organizations (networks on which Headen often relied), she also reveals the legacy of Carthage's, and the South's, black artisans. Their story shows us that, despite our worship of personal triumph, success is often a communal as well as an individual achievement.

The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Paperback): Eliza Griswold The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Paperback)
Eliza Griswold
R392 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Osage Dictionary (Hardcover): Carolyn Quintero Osage Dictionary (Hardcover)
Carolyn Quintero
R1,435 Discovery Miles 14 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Osage, a language of the Dhegiha branch of the Siouan family, was spoken until recently by tribal members in northeastern Oklahoma. No longer in daily use, it was in danger of extinction. Carolyn Quintero, a linguist raised in Osage County, worked with the last few fluent speakers of the language to preserve the sounds and textures of their complex speech. Compiled after painstaking work with these tribal elders, her Osage Dictionary is the definitive lexicon for that tongue, enhanced with thousands of phrases and sentences that illustrate fine points of usage.

Drawing on a collaboration with the late Robert Bristow, an amateur linguist who had compiled copious notes toward an Osage dictionary, Quintero interviewed more than a dozen Osage speakers to explore crucial aspects of their language. She has also integrated into the dictionary explications of relevant material from Francis La Flesche's 1932 dictionary of Osage and from James Owen Dorsey's nineteenth-century research.

The dictionary includes over three thousand main entries, each of which gives full grammatical information and notes variant pronunciations. The entries also provide English translations of copious examples of usage. The book's introductory sections provide a description of syntax, morphology, and phonology. Employing a simple Siouan adaptation of the International Phonetic Alphabet, Quintero's transcription of Osage sounds is more precise and accurate than that in any previous work on the language. An index provides Osage equivalents for more than five thousand English words and expressions, facilitating quick reference.

As the most comprehensive lexical record of the Osage language--the only one that will ever be possible, given the loss of fluent speakers--Quintero's dictionary is indispensable not only for linguists but also for Osage students seeking to relearn their language. It is a living monument to the elegance and complexity of a language nearly lost to time and stands as a major contribution to the study of North American Indians.

Negro with a Hat - The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey (Paperback): Colin Grant Negro with a Hat - The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey (Paperback)
Colin Grant
R473 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R61 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

New in paperback, this groundbreaking biography captures the full sweep and epic dimensions of Marcus Garvey's life, the dazzling triumphs and the dreary exile. As Grant shows, Garvey was a man of contradictions: a self-educated, poetry-writing aesthete and unabashed propagandist, an admirer of Lenin, and a dandy given to elaborate public displays. Above all, he was a shrewd promoter whose use of pageantry evoked a lost African civilization and fired the imagination of his followers. Negro With a Hat restores Garvey to his place as one of the founders of black nationalism and a key figure of the 20th century.
"A searching, vivid, and (as the title suggests) complex account of Garvey's short but consequential life."
--Steve Hahn, The New Republic
"The story of Marcus Garvey, the charismatic and tireless black leader who had a meteoric rise and fall in the late 1910s and early '20s, makes for enthralling reading, and Garvey has found an engaging and objective biographer in Colin Grant.... Grant's book is not all politics, ideology, money and lawsuits. It is also an engrossing social history.... Negro With a Hat is an achievement on a scale Garvey might have appreciated."
--New York Times Book Review
"Dazzling, definitive biography of the controversial activist who led the 1920s 'Back to Africa' movement.... Grant's learned passion for his subject shimmers on every page. A riveting and well-wrought volume that places Garvey solidly in the pantheon of important 20th-century black leaders."
--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"This splendid book is certain to become the definitive biography. Garvey was a dreamer and a doer; Grant captures the fascination of both."
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Grant's strength lies in his ability to re-create political moods and offer compelling sketches of colorful individuals and their organizations.... An engaging and readable introduction to a complicated and contentious historical actor who, in his time, possessed a unique capacity to inspiredevotion and hatred, adulation and fear."
--Chicago Tribune
"A monumental, nuanced and broadly sympathetic portrait."
--Financial Times

Pauli Murray - A Personal and Political Life (Hardcover): Troy R. Saxby Pauli Murray - A Personal and Political Life (Hardcover)
Troy R. Saxby
R861 Discovery Miles 8 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Rev. Dr. Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray (1910-1985) was a trailblazing social activist, writer, lawyer, civil rights organizer, and campaigner for gender rights. In the 1930s and 1940s, she was active in radical left-wing political groups and helped innovate nonviolent protest strategies against segregation that would become iconic in later decades, and in the 1960s, she cofounded the National Organization for Women (NOW). In addition, Murray became the first African American to receive a Yale law doctorate and the first black woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest. Yet, behind her great public successes, Murray battled many personal demons, including bouts of poor physical and mental health, conflicts over her gender and sexual identities, family traumas, and financial difficulties. In this intimate biography, Troy Saxby provides the most comprehensive account of Murray's inner life to date, revealing her struggles in poignant detail and deepening our understanding and admiration of her numerous achievements in the face of pronounced racism, homophobia, transphobia, and political persecution. Saxby interweaves the personal and the political, showing how the two are always entwined, to tell the life story of one of twentieth-century America's most fascinating and inspirational figures.

Down Home - Jewish Life in North Carolina (Hardcover, New edition): Leonard Rogoff Down Home - Jewish Life in North Carolina (Hardcover, New edition)
Leonard Rogoff
R955 R790 Discovery Miles 7 900 Save R165 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book tells North Carolina's 400-year-old Jewish story. A sweeping chronicle of Jewish life in the Tar Heel State from colonial times to the present, this beautifully illustrated volume incorporates oral histories, original historical documents, and profiles of fascinating individuals. The first comprehensive social history of its kind, ""Down Home"" demonstrates that the story of North Carolina Jews is attuned to the national story of immigrant acculturation but has a southern twist. Keeping in mind the larger southern, American, and Jewish contexts, Leonard Rogoff considers how the North Carolina Jewish experience differs from that of Jews in other southern states. He explores how Jews very often settled in North Carolina's small towns, rather than in its large cities, and he documents the reach and vitality of Jewish North Carolinians' participation in building the New South and the Sunbelt. Many North Carolina Jews were among those at the forefront of a changing South, Rogoff argues, and their experiences challenge stereotypes of a society that was agrarian and Protestant. More than 125 historic and contemporary photographs complement Rogoff's engaging epic, providing a visual panorama of Jewish social, cultural, economic, and religious life in North Carolina. This volume is a treasure to share and to keep. Published in association with the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina, ""Down Home"" is part of a larger documentary project of the same name that will include a film and a traveling museum exhibition, to be launched in June 2010.

Khomeini's Ghost - The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam (Paperback): Con Coughlin Khomeini's Ghost - The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam (Paperback)
Con Coughlin
R377 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R19 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the bestselling author of Saddam comes the definitive biography of Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic revolution and how his fundamentalist legacy has forever influenced the course of Iran's relationship with the West.

In February 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Tehran after nearly fifteen years in exile and received a hero's welcome. Just as the new world order sought to purge the communist ideologies of the Cold War, the religious doctrine of Islamic fundamentalism emerged to pose an even greater threat to post-Iron Curtain stability--and Khomeini would mastermind it into a revolution.

Khomeini's Ghost is the account of how an impoverished young student from a remote area of southern Iran became the leader of one of the most dramatic upheavals of the modern age, and how his radical Islamic philosophy now lies at the heart of the modern-day conflict between Iran and the West. Con Coughlin draws on a wide variety of Iranian sources, including religious figures who knew and worked with Khomeini both in exile and in power.

Both compelling and timely, Khomeini's Ghost is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what lies at the center of many of the world's most intractable conflicts.

Imagination without Borders - Feminist Artist Tomiyama Taeko and Social Responsibility (Paperback): Laura Hein, Rebecca Jennison Imagination without Borders - Feminist Artist Tomiyama Taeko and Social Responsibility (Paperback)
Laura Hein, Rebecca Jennison
R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Grieving - Dispatches from a Wounded Country (Paperback): Cristina Rivera Garza Grieving - Dispatches from a Wounded Country (Paperback)
Cristina Rivera Garza; Translated by Sarah Booker
R361 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R63 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Culture Warlords - My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy (Hardcover): Talia Lavin Culture Warlords - My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy (Hardcover)
Talia Lavin
R599 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R109 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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