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Africa Reimagined - Reclaiming A Sense Of Abundance And Prosperity (Paperback): Hlumelo Biko Africa Reimagined - Reclaiming A Sense Of Abundance And Prosperity (Paperback)
Hlumelo Biko; Foreword by Malusi Mpumlwana
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Africa Reimagined is a passionately argued appeal for a rediscovery of our African identity. Going beyond the problems of a single country, Hlumelo Biko calls for a reorientation of values, on a continental scale, to suit the needs and priorities of Africans. Building on the premise that slavery, colonialism, imperialism and apartheid fundamentally unbalanced the values and indeed the very self-concept of Africans, he offers realistic steps to return to a more balanced Afro-centric identity.

Historically, African values were shaped by a sense of abundance, in material and mental terms, and by strong ties of community. The intrusion of religious, economic and legal systems imposed by conquerors, traders and missionaries upset this balance, and the African identity was subsumed by the values of the newcomers. Biko shows how a reimagining of Africa can restore the sense of abundance and possibility, and what a rebirth of the continent on Pan-African lines might look like. This is not about the churn of the news cycle or party politics – although he identifies the political party as one of the most pernicious legacies of colonialism. Instead, drawing on latest research, he offers a practical, pragmatic vision anchored in the here and now.

By looking beyond identities and values imposed from outside, and transcending the divisions and frontiers imposed under colonialism, it should be possible for Africans to develop fully their skills, values and ingenuity, to build institutions that reflect African values, and to create wealth for the benefit of the continent as a whole.

Dinosaurs, Diamonds And Democracy - A Short, Short History Of South Africa (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Francis Wilson Dinosaurs, Diamonds And Democracy - A Short, Short History Of South Africa (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Francis Wilson 2
R190 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R38 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

An asteroid the size of Table Mountain crashed into what was to become South Africa over 2 billion years ago, marking the spot. The countryís history since then has always been robust and full of energy. This book takes you in record time from that moment, when the earthís richest gold reefs were shaped, to the advent of democracy in 1994, another event that stunned the world, and beyond. Along the way you will encounter some of the most ancient dinosaurs on record, the very first people on the planet, and the first cultures. You will see outsiders moving in to reshape history: hunters and gatherers, cultivators and herders, iron-workers from the north, and immigrants from Europe and Asia. They fought and made peace; they stumbled upon gold and diamonds; they rose to the heights of excellence and sank to the depths of oppression, until on one day they all queued as equals to elect a government. That is the story marked by dinosaurs, diamonds and democracy.

Township Economy - People, Spaces And Practices (Paperback): Andrew Charman, Leif Petersen, Thireshen Govender Township Economy - People, Spaces And Practices (Paperback)
Andrew Charman, Leif Petersen, Thireshen Govender 1
R420 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R59 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Township Economy provides a unique insight into township informal business and entrepreneurship. It is set in the post-apartheid period, in the third decade of Africa’s democracy and draws on evidence collected from 2010-2018 in 10 township sites, nine in South Africa and one in Namibia. The book focuses on micro-enterprises, the business strategies of township entrepreneurs and the impact of autonomous informal economic activities on urban life.

The book is unique in approach and content. It looks at spatial influences at various gradients, from the city-wide level, to objects, to invisible infrastructure. The analysis examines the influence of power as a tool to dominate and control and thus constraint inclusive opportunities.

This captivating book will be of interest academic researchers, university students and specialists in business studies, urbanism, politics and socio-economic development.

What If There Were No Whites In South Africa? (Paperback): Ferial Haffajee What If There Were No Whites In South Africa? (Paperback)
Ferial Haffajee 11
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Ferial Haffajee is highly respected as one of South Africa's thought leaders and commentators. She effectively uses her media platform to raise and discuss issues pertinent to the state of the nation. In What If There Were No Whites In South Africa?, Haffajee examines our history and our present in the light of a provocative question that yields some thought-provoking analysis for the country.

From roundtable discussions with influential as well as ordinary South Africans, to research, personal thoughts and powerful anecdotes, Haffajee takes the reader through the rocky terrain of race relations in our country and grapples towards a possible way forward in terms of what it means to be South African in 2015.

Humans (Hardcover): Brandon Stanton Humans (Hardcover)
Brandon Stanton
R550 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R86 (16%) In stock

Brandon Stanton’s Humans is a book that connects readers as global citizens at a time when erecting more borders is the order of the day. It shows us the entire world, one story at a time…

Brandon Stanton’s Humans – his most moving and compelling book to date – shows us the world. After five years of traveling the globe, the creator of Humans of New York brings people from all parts of the world into a conversation with readers. He ignores borders, chronicles lives and shows us the faces of the world as he saw them. His travels took him from London, Paris and Rome to Iraq, Dubai, Ukraine, Pakistan, Jordan, Uganda, Vietnam, Israel and every other place in between. His interviews go deeper than before. His chronicling of peoples’ lives shows the experience of a writer who has traveled widely and thought deeply about the state of our world.

Including hundreds of photos and stories of the people he met and talked with in over forty countries, Humans is classic Brandon Stanton – a fully color illustrated book that includes many photos and stories never seen before. For the first time for a HONY title, Humans will contain several of the essays Brandon’s posted online which have been read, loved and enthusiastically shared by his followers.

Race for Profit - How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (Paperback): Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Race for Profit - How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (Paperback)
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
R439 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R64 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD By the late 1960s and early 1970s, reeling from a wave of urban uprisings, politicians finally worked to end the practice of redlining. Reasoning that the turbulence could be calmed by turning Black city-dwellers into homeowners, they passed the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, and set about establishing policies to induce mortgage lenders and the real estate industry to treat Black homebuyers equally. The disaster that ensued revealed that racist exclusion had not been eradicated, but rather transmuted into a new phenomenon of predatory inclusion. Race for Profit uncovers how exploitative real estate practices continued well after housing discrimination was banned. The same racist structures and individuals remained intact after redlining's end, and close relationships between regulators and the industry created incentives to ignore improprieties. Meanwhile, new policies meant to encourage low-income homeownership created new methods to exploit Black homeowners. The federal government guaranteed urban mortgages in an attempt to overcome resistance to lending to Black buyers - as if unprofitability, rather than racism, was the cause of housing segregation. Bankers, investors, and real estate agents took advantage of the perverse incentives, targeting the Black women most likely to fail to keep up their home payments and slip into foreclosure, multiplying their profits. As a result, by the end of the 1970s, the nation's first programs to encourage Black homeownership ended with tens of thousands of foreclosures in Black communities across the country. The push to uplift Black homeownership had descended into a goldmine for realtors and mortgage lenders, and a ready-made cudgel for the champions of deregulation to wield against government intervention of any kind. Narrating the story of a sea-change in housing policy and its dire impact on African Americans, Race for Profit reveals how the urban core was transformed into a new frontier of cynical extraction.

City of a Million Dreams - A History of New Orleans at Year 300 (Paperback): Jason Berry City of a Million Dreams - A History of New Orleans at Year 300 (Paperback)
Jason Berry
R484 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R73 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 2015, the beautiful jazz funeral in New Orleans for composer Allen Toussaint coincided with a debate over removing four Confederate monuments. Mayor Mitch Landrieu led the ceremony, attended by living legends of jazz, music aficionados, politicians, and everyday people. The scene captured the history and culture of the city in microcosm--a city legendary for its noisy, complicated, tradition-rich splendor. In City of a Million Dreams, Jason Berry delivers a character-driven history of New Orleans at its tricentennial. Chronicling cycles of invention, struggle, death, and rebirth, Berry reveals the city's survival as a triumph of diversity, its map-of-the-world neighborhoods marked by resilience despite hurricanes, epidemics, fires, and floods. Berry orchestrates a parade of vibrant personalities, from the founder Bienville, a warrior emblazoned with snake tattoos; to Governor William C. C. Claiborne, General Andrew Jackson, and Pere Antoine, an influential priest and secret agent of the Inquisition; Sister Gertrude Morgan, a street evangelist and visionary artist of the 1960s; and Michael White, the famous clarinetist who remade his life after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina. The textured profiles of this extraordinary cast furnish a dramatic narrative of the beloved city, famous the world over for mysterious rituals as people dance when they bury their dead.

Fertility and Faith - The Demographic Revolution and the Transformation of World Religions (Hardcover): Philip Jenkins Fertility and Faith - The Demographic Revolution and the Transformation of World Religions (Hardcover)
Philip Jenkins
R730 Discovery Miles 7 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Demography drives religious change. High-fertility societies, like most of contemporary Africa, tend to be fervent and devout. The lower a population's fertility rates, the greater the tendency for people to detach from organized or institutional religion. Thus, fertility rates supply an effective gauge of secularization trends. In Fertility and Faith , Philip Jenkins maps the demographic revolution that has taken hold of many countries around the globe in recent decades and explores the implications for the future development of the world's religions. Demographic change has driven the secularization of contemporary Western Europe, where the revolution began. Jenkins shows how the European trajectory of rapid declines in fertility is now affecting much of the globe. The implications are clear: the religious character of many non-European areas is highly likely to move in the direction of sweeping secularization. And this is now reshaping the United States itself. This demographic revolution is reshaping Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism. In order to accommodate the new social trends, these religions must adapt to situations where large families are no longer the norm. Each religious tradition will develop distinctive emphases concerning morality, gender, and sexuality, as well as the roles of clergy and laity in the faith's institutional structures. Radical change follows great upheaval. The tidal shift is well underway. With Fertility and Faith , Philip Jenkins describes this ongoing phenomenon and envisions our collective religious future.

Systap Onder Die Juk (Afrikaans, Paperback): Dot Serfontein Systap Onder Die Juk (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Dot Serfontein
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Met haar innemende en boeiende vertelstyl teken Dot Serfontein in Systap onder die juk verhale oor die lewens van ’n versameling merkwaardige mense op.

Die leser leer ken ’n groep Noord-Vrystaters wat aan diť wÍreld sy sonderlinge geskiedenis en karakter verleen het. Dit is ’n distrik “lankal reeds bewoon deur verantwoordelike, stoere mense wat hulle deur niemand laat voorsÍ nie”, soos dit in die titelverhaal gestel word.

Van hierdie stoere mense is byvoorbeeld die unieke tant Hannie Wolmarans. Die staaltjies oor haar het vir die skryfster as kind so onwaarskynlik geklink dat hulle in dieselfde klas as sprokies geval het. Daar is byvoorbeeld ook oom Lood, wat selfs in die eienaardige Serfontein-familie, hom kon onderskei as ’n eienaardige mens. Die luimige aard van die vertellings word ook in hierdie bundel deurweef met waardering en deernis, veral vir haar ma Boeta en pa Oupats.

Learning to Leave - The Irony of Schooling in a Coastal Community (Paperback): Michael Corbett Learning to Leave - The Irony of Schooling in a Coastal Community (Paperback)
Michael Corbett
R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Published with a new preface, this innovative case study from Nova Scotia analyzes the relationship between rural communities and contemporary education. Rather than supporting place-sensitive curricula and establishing networks within community populations, the rural school has too often stood apart from local life, with the generally unintended consequence that many educationally successful rural youth come to see their communities and lifestyles as places to be left behind. They face what Michael Corbett calls a mobility imperative, which, he shows, has been central to contemporary schooling. Learning to Leave argues that if education is to be democratic and serve the purpose of economic, social, and cultural development, then it must adapt and respond to the specificity of its locale, the knowledge practices of the people, and the needs of those who struggle to remain in challenged rural places.

Montaukett Indians of Eastern Long Island (Paperback): John A. Strong Montaukett Indians of Eastern Long Island (Paperback)
John A. Strong
R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Although the Montaukett were among the first tribes to establish relations with the English in the seventeenth century, until now very little has been written about the evolution of their interaction with the settlers. John A. Strong, a noted authority on the Indians of Long Island, has written a concise history that focuses on the issues of land tenure in the relations between the English and the Montaukett. Strong also explores issues of cultural assimilation, political and social tensions, and patterns of economic dependency among the Montaukett.

International Handbook on the Demography of Marriage and the Family (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): D. Nicole Farris, A J J Bourque International Handbook on the Demography of Marriage and the Family (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
D. Nicole Farris, A J J Bourque; Contributions by Karista K. Hughes, Elizabeth Harmon Threatt
R3,940 Discovery Miles 39 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This handbook provides a global perspective on contemporary demographic theories and studies of marriage and the family. Inside, readers will find a comprehensive analysis that enables demographic comparison between and across international borders. Coverage is centered around four main sections that present a history of marriage and the family, detail relevant data and measurement concerns, examine global marriage practices, analyze interactions of such demographic characteristics as age, sex, and race with marriage and the family, and consider public policy, contemporary trends, and future directions. In addition, the book includes research on current social issues such as alternative family structures, cohabitation, divorce, boomerang children, and adoption. The family is universal but extremely varied in form and function. This handbook provides students, researchers, and policymakers with an all-inclusive, international demographic analysis that fully investigates the diverse nature of the modern family.

Colonial Jerusalem - The Spatial Construction of Identity and Difference in a City of Myth, 1948-2012 (Paperback): Thomas... Colonial Jerusalem - The Spatial Construction of Identity and Difference in a City of Myth, 1948-2012 (Paperback)
Thomas Philip Abowd
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Colonial Jerusalem explores a vibrant urban center at the core of the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict and shows how colonialism, far from being simply a fixture of the past, remains a crucial component of Palestinian and Israeli realities today.

Altered States - Changing Populations, Changing Parties, and the Transformation of the American Political Landscape... Altered States - Changing Populations, Changing Parties, and the Transformation of the American Political Landscape (Paperback)
Thomas M. Holbrook
R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The 2012 presidential elections represented the second consecutive defeat for the Republican Party, and its fourth defeat out of the last six presidential elections. In recent years both Republican and Democratic strategists and pundits have spoken of an emerging Democratic Party "lock" on the Electoral College and speculated that even in the wake of Republican victories in Congress, presidential candidates are still at a major disadvantage due to the party's increasing demographic and geographic isolation. In Altered States, Thomas Holbrook looks at change in party fortunes in presidential elections since 1972, documenting the magnitude, direction, and consequences of changes in party support in the states. He finds that the Democrats do not have a "lock" on the Electoral College, but that their position has improved dramatically over the past forty years in a number of formerly competitive or Republican-leaning states in the Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest. Republican candidates have made many fewer gains, mostly improving their position in "misplaced," formerly Democratic states, such as Kentucky and West Virginia, or in already deeply Republican states in the Plains and Mountain West. Holbrook looks at the ways that changes in the racial and ethnic composition of the state electorates, internal (state to state) and external (foreign born) migratory patterns, and changes in other key demographic and political characteristics drive these changes. Additionally, he explores the ways in which increasing partisan polarization at the national level has altered group-based party linkages and contributed to changes in party support at the state level. These factors, along with an increasingly inefficient distribution of Republican votes, have converted what was once a Republican edge in electoral votes to an advantage for Democratic presidential candidates.

California Dreaming - Boosterism, Memory, and Rural Suburbs in the Golden State (Paperback): J. P. Sandul California Dreaming - Boosterism, Memory, and Rural Suburbs in the Golden State (Paperback)
J. P. Sandul
R563 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R43 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

At the turn of the 20th century, the California dream was a suburban ideal where life on the farm was exceptional. Agrarian virtue existed alongside good roads, social clubs, cultural institutions, and business commerce. The California suburban dream was the ultimate symbol of progress and modernity. California Dreaming: Boosterism, Memory, and Rural Suburbs in the Golden State analyzes the growth, promotion, and agricultural colonization that fed this dream during the early 1900s. Through this analysis, Paul J. P. Sandul introduces a newly identified rural-suburban type: the agriburb, a rural suburb deliberately planned, developed, and promoted for profit. Sandul reconceptualizes California's growth during this time period, establishing the agriburb as a suburban phenomenon that occurred long before the booms of the 1920s and 1950s. Sandul's analysis contributes to a new suburban history that includes diverse constituencies and geographies and focuses on the production and construction of place and memory. Boosters purposefully ""harvested"" suburbs with an eye toward direct profit and metropolitan growth. State boosters boasted of unsurpassable idyllic communities while local boosters bragged of communities that represented the best of the best, both using narratives of place, class, race, lifestyle, and profit to avow images of the rural and suburban ideal. This suburban dream attracted people who desired a family home, nature, health, culture, refinement, and rural virtue. In the agriburb, a family could live on a small home grove while enjoying the perks of a progressive city. A home located within the landscape of natural California with access to urban amenities provided a good place to live and a way to gain revenue through farming. To uncover and dissect the agriburb, Sandul focuses on local histories from California's Central Valley and the Inland Empire of Southern California, including Ontario near Los Angeles and Orangevale and Fair Oaks outside Sacramento. His analysis closely operates between the intersections of history, anthropology, geography, sociology, and the rural and urban, while examining a metanarrative that exposes much about the nature and lasting influence of cultural memory and public history upon agriburban communities.

The New Neighborhood Senior Center - Redefining Social and Service Roles for the Baby Boom Generation (Paperback): Joyce Weil The New Neighborhood Senior Center - Redefining Social and Service Roles for the Baby Boom Generation (Paperback)
Joyce Weil
R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 2011, seven thousand American "baby boomers" (those born between 1946 and 1964) turned sixty-five daily. As this largest U.S. generation ages, cities, municipalities, and governments at every level must grapple with the allocation of resources and funding for maintaining the quality of life, health, and standard of living for an aging population.
In "The New Neighborhood Senior Center," Joyce Weil uses in-depth ethnographic methods to examine a working-class senior center in Queens, New York. She explores the ways in which social structure directly affects the lives of older Americans and traces the role of political, social, and economic institutions and neighborhood processes in the decision to close such centers throughout the city of New York.
Many policy makers and gerontologists advocate a concept of "aging in place," whereby the communities in which these older residents live provide access to resources that foster and maintain their independence. But all "aging in place" is not equal and the success of such efforts depends heavily upon the social class and availability of resources in any given community. Senior centers, expanded in part by funding from federal programs in the 1970s, were designed as focal points in the provision of community-based services. However, for the first wave of "boomers," the role of these centers has come to be questioned.
Declining government support has led to the closings of many centers, even as the remaining centers are beginning to "rebrand" to attract the boomer generation. However, "The New Neighborhood Senior Center"demonstrates the need to balance what the boomers' want from centers with the needs of frailer or more vulnerable elders who rely on the services of senior centers on a daily basis. Weil challenges readers to consider what changes in social policies are needed to support or supplement senior centers and the functions they serve.

Generation Z Learns - A Guide for Engaging Generation Z Students in Meaningful Learning (Paperback): Meghan Grace, Corey... Generation Z Learns - A Guide for Engaging Generation Z Students in Meaningful Learning (Paperback)
Meghan Grace, Corey Seemiller
R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Demographic Change and the American Future (Paperback, illustrated Edition): R.Scott Fosler, William Alonso, Jack A. Meyer,... Demographic Change and the American Future (Paperback, illustrated Edition)
R.Scott Fosler, William Alonso, Jack A. Meyer, Rosemary Kern
R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The essays in this volume analyze the growing stresses of demographic trends in the United States and their implications for policymakers. They describe projections for U.S. birth rates, changing family patterns, age-dependency ratio, immigration, geographical distribution, income distribution, and international standing. This book was published under the auspices of the Committee for Economic Development in Washington, DC.

Precarious Worlds - Contested Geographies of Social Reproduction (Paperback): Katie Meehan Precarious Worlds - Contested Geographies of Social Reproduction (Paperback)
Katie Meehan; Kendra Strauss
R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This edited collection contributes to the theoretical literature on social reproduction-defined by Marx as the necessary labor to arrive the next day at the factory gate-and extended by feminist geographers and others into complex understandings of the relationship between paid labor and the unpaid work of daily life. The volume explores new terrain in social reproduction with a focus on the challenges posed by evolving theories of embodiment and identity, nonhuman materialities, and diverse economies. Reflecting and expanding on ongoing debates within feminist geography, with additional cross-disciplinary contributions from sociologists and political scientists, Precarious Worlds explores the productive possibilities of social reproduction as an ontology, a theoretical lens, and an analytical framework for what Geraldine Pratt has called "a vigorous, materialist transnational feminism.

The British Gentry, the Southern Planter, and the Northern Family Farmer - Agriculture and Sectional Antagonism in North... The British Gentry, the Southern Planter, and the Northern Family Farmer - Agriculture and Sectional Antagonism in North America (Hardcover)
James L. Huston
R1,031 Discovery Miles 10 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Drawing on the history of the British gentry to explain the contrasting sentiments of American small farmers and plantation owners, James L. Huston's expansive analysis offers a new understanding of the socioeconomic factors that fueled sectionalism and ignited the American Civil War. This groundbreaking study of agriculture's role in the war defies long-held notions that northern industrialization and urbanization led to clashes between North and South. Rather, Huston argues that the ideological chasm between plantation owners in the South and family farmers in the North led to the political eruption of 1854-56 and the birth of a sectionalized party system. Huston shows that over 70 percent of the northern population-by far the dominant economic and social element-had close ties to agriculture. More invested in egalitarianism and personal competency than in capitalism, small farmers in the North operated under a free labor ideology that emphasized the ideals of independence and mastery over oneself. The ideology of the plantation, by contrast, reflected the conservative ethos of the British aristocracy, which was the product of immense landed inequality and the assertion of mastery over others. By examining the dominant populations in northern and southern congressional districts, Huston reveals that economic interests pitted the plantation South against the small-farm North. The northern shift toward Republicanism depended on farmers, not industrialists: While Democrats won the majority of northern farm congressional districts from 1842 to 1853, they suffered a major defection of these districts from 1854 to 1856, to the antislavery organizations that would soon coalesce into the Republican Party. Utilizing extensive historical research and close examination of the voting patterns in congressional districts across the country, James Huston provides a remarkable new context for the origins of the Civil War.

Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It (Paperback): Annabelle Williams Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It (Paperback)
Annabelle Williams 1
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Discover why it is that women are poorer than men in this intelligent dissection of the gender wealth gap. 'A nuanced look at the institutional oppression faced by women on a daily basis' Dazed The modern world is rigged unfairly in men's favour, from pensions to the tampon tax, bearing children to boardroom bullying. Exploring these injustices, Annabelle Williams, former financial journalist for The Times, shows how society conspires to limit women's wealth. Did you know . . . * The NHS spends more on Viagra than helping single mother families eat healthily * Female entrepreneurs only receive 1p in every GBP1 of funding given to start-up businesses * Women are the majority of the elderly poor * There are more men called Dave running the UK's top 100 companies than there are women altogether * Women do 60% more unpaid work than men Economies thrive when women do well, and only by understanding why women are poorer than men can we finally end this unfair disparity between the sexes. Why Women Are Poorer Than Men reveals how we got here and what all of us can do to fix it. 'Annabelle Williams uncovers the realities of money in the modern world, and what exactly we can do about the fact that women are poorer than men' Stylist 'Goes beyond talks of glass ceilings and gender pay gaps to a more nuanced look at the institutional oppression faced by women on a daily basis' Dazed

The Street - A Photographic Field Guide to American Inequality (Paperback): Naa Oyo a Kwate The Street - A Photographic Field Guide to American Inequality (Paperback)
Naa Oyo a Kwate; Foreword by Darnell L Moore; Photographs by Camillo Vergara; Contributions by Janice Johnson Dias, Craig B Futterman, …
R538 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Central and East European Population since 1850 (Hardcover): F. Rothenbacher The Central and East European Population since 1850 (Hardcover)
F. Rothenbacher
R17,239 Discovery Miles 172 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the third volume of three on demographics. All major fields of demographic change are covered. Population figures are given for each population census by sex, civil status and age. Major demographic developments within the family are described providing a commentary on the main population structures and trends.

Halala Suid-Afrika - 25 Jaar Se Groeipyne Van 'n Jong Demokrasie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Michael le Cordeur Halala Suid-Afrika - 25 Jaar Se Groeipyne Van 'n Jong Demokrasie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Michael le Cordeur
R240 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R34 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Menige keer wou hy die skryf van meningsartikels laat vaar, maar dan onthou hy Burke se woorde: die enigste ding wat nodig is vir boosheid om te seevier, is goeie mense wat stilbly ....

Halala (Ewig vir jou) Suid-Afrika bevat ‘n keur van Le Cordeur se artikels die afgelope 25 jaar en is ‘n besinning van Suid- Afrika as jong demokrasie. Dit bestryk ’n breŽ spektrum: van onderwys, taal, kultuur, werkloosheid, nasiebou, die jeug tot die versugting na leierskap.

Soos die inwoners van die Bo-Kaap (op die voorblad) met al sy kleure en kulture al vir eeue in vrede saam bestaan, so glo die skrywer dat Suid-Afrika ‘n tuiste bied vir al sy mense; dat Suid-Afrikaners in harmonie met mekaar wil en kan lewe; ons is immers een groot familie.

Breeding Better Vermonters (Paperback): Nancy L. Gallagher Breeding Better Vermonters (Paperback)
Nancy L. Gallagher
R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Eugenics -- the study of human racial progress through selective breeding -- frequently invokes images of social engineering, virulent racism, immigrant persecution, and Nazi genocide, but Vermont's little known adventure in eugenics shows the inherent adaptability of eugenics theory and methods to parochial social justice. Beginning with genealogies of Vermont's rural poor in the 1920s, and concluding in the 1930s with an expose of ethnic prejudice in Vermont's largest city, this story of the Eugenics Survey of Vermont explores the scope, limits, and changing interpretations of eugenics in America and offers a new approach to the history of progressive politics and social reform in New England.
Inspired and directed by Zoology Professor Henry F. Perkins, the survey, through social research, political agitation, and education campaigns, infused eugenic agendas into progressive programs for child welfare, mental health, and rural community development. Breeding Better Vermonters examines social, ethnic, and religious tensions and reveals how population studies, theories of human heredity, and a rhetoric of altruism became subtle, yet powerful tools of social control and exclusion in a state whose motto was "freedom and unity."

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