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Barbaric others - A manifesto on western racism (Paperback): Ziauddin Sardar, Ashis Nandy, Claude Alvarez, Merryl Wyn Davies Barbaric others - A manifesto on western racism (Paperback)
Ziauddin Sardar, Ashis Nandy, Claude Alvarez, Merryl Wyn Davies
R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The word barbarian is derived from the Greek term 'barbaroi' - or one who cannot speak Greek. As the Greeks believed that language was the tool of reason, non-Greek speakers, therefore, were considered devoid of the facility to reason or to act according to logic. This concept of barbarism in turn shaped the early anthropological observations of Columbus and the first European visitors to the Americas. Barbaric Others examines the convenient myopia which through the ages has allowed - and continues to allow - the West to see other peoples as 'barbarians', infidels, even savages'. In the book, the authors present a succinct history of racism, xenophobia and the concept of 'otherness' from ancient Greece to the present day. Topics covered include the representation of the other' in mythology, the mediaeval fascination with demons and the idea of the wild man, a critical overview of Columbus and 15th century exploration and the 'other' as colonial subject.

The Central Park Five (Paperback): Sarah Burns The Central Park Five (Paperback)
Sarah Burns 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) In stock

On April 20th, 1989, two passersby discovered the body of the "Central Park jogger" crumpled in a ravine. She'd been raped and severely beaten. Within days five black and Latino teenagers were apprehended, all five confessing to the crime.

The staggering torrent of media coverage that ensued, coupled with fierce public outcry, exposed the deep-seated race and class divisions in New York City at the time. The minors were tried and convicted as adults despite no evidence linking them to the victim. Over a decade later, when DNA tests connected serial rapist Matias Reyes to the crime, the government, law enforcement, social institutions and media of New York were exposed as having undermined the individuals they were designed to protect. Here, Sarah Burns recounts this historic case for the first time since the young men's convictions were overturned, telling, at last, the full story of one of New York's most legendary crimes.

The events surrounding the Central Park Five are dramatised in the critically-acclaimed When They See Us - a Netflix series directed by Ava Duvernay.

Anti Americanism (Hardcover, 1st English language ed): Jean Fran cois Revel Anti Americanism (Hardcover, 1st English language ed)
Jean Fran cois Revel
R523 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R92 (18%) Out of stock

After the 9/11 attack on the United States, the brief moment of sympathy for America soon began giving way to blame. In France and other quarters of Europe, and elsewhere in the world, it was said that the Americans had brought this violence upon themselves. The U.S. was a cowboy nation unwilling to abide by the will of the United Nations and other multilateral institutions, and bent on pursuing its objectives at any cost. It was the hyperpower whose corporations manipulated world markets and whose riches are acquired at the price of Third World impoverishment. No wonder it had been attacked Angered by the assault against a nation he knows and admires, the distinguished French intellectual Jean-Francois Revel has come to America's defence in this book, a biting and erudite book that (paradoxically, given his country's specially vehement attacks on the U.S. and its policies) spent several weeks late last year on top of France's best-seller list. Revel believes that what he calls the anti-American obsession is based on a wilful disregard of the most obvious facts of American political and social life, its economic freedom and democratic traditions. He sees much anti-Americanis

Constructions of Race, Place and Nation (Hardcover): Peter Jackson, Jan Penrose Constructions of Race, Place and Nation (Hardcover)
Peter Jackson, Jan Penrose
R3,119 Discovery Miles 31 190 Out of stock

With racism on the increase across Europe, and nationalist divisions proliferating throughout the world, "Constructions of Race, Place and Nation" offers a perspective on debates of crucial contemporary significance. Taking as its starting point the idea that "race" and "nation" are social constructions rather than natural phenomena, the book provides a sustained analysis of how these constructions vary from place to place. Covering a range of issues from nation-building, immigration and refugee policy, through land rights and housing issues, to education and policing, the book includes material from Australia, Britain, Canada and the United States. All of the authors are well versed in current social theory and they provide evidence from their own empirical research. They all employ a social constructionist approach without slavishly following a common agenda. As geographers, they share an interest in the spatial constitution of social life and in the territorial expression of racist and nationalist ideologies.;"Constructions of Race, Place and Nation" is intended for social and cultural geographers with an interest in "race" and place. It should also be of interest to political geographers, as well as social and political scientists with interests in nationalism and ethnic relations.;Peter Jackson is author of "Maps of Meaning" (1989).;This book is intended for students, researchers and libraries in race and ethnic studies throughout the social sciences. Interest will be particularly strong among social geographers.

The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual Reconsidered - A Retrospective (Hardcover, New): Jerry G. Watts The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual Reconsidered - A Retrospective (Hardcover, New)
Jerry G. Watts
R3,519 Discovery Miles 35 190 Out of stock

Thirty-five years after its initial publication, Harold Cruse's "The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual," remains a foundational work in Afro-American Studies and American Cultural Studies. Published during a highly contentious moment in Afro-American political life, "The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual" was one of the very few texts that treated Afro-American intellectuals as intellectually significant. The essays contained in Harold Cruse's "The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual Reconsidered" are collectively a testimony to the continuing significance of this polemical call to arms for black intellectuals. Each scholar featured in this book has chosen to discuss specific arguments made by Cruse. While some have utilized Cruse's arguments to launch broader discussions of various issues pertaining to Afro-American intellectuals, and others have contributed discussions on intellectual issues completely ignored by Cruse, all hope to pay homage to a thinker worthy of continual reconsideration.

The Discourse of Race in Modern China (Hardcover, New ed): Frank Dikotter The Discourse of Race in Modern China (Hardcover, New ed)
Frank Dikotter
R1,033 R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Save R235 (23%) Out of stock
Melting Pots And Rainbow Nations - Conversations About Difference In The United States And South Africa (Paperback, New):... Melting Pots And Rainbow Nations - Conversations About Difference In The United States And South Africa (Paperback, New)
Jacklyn Cock, Alison R. Bernstein
R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Out of stock

This passionate, intelligent commentary is an invigorating look at the implications of difference and diversity in two contrasting but simi lar societies: the United States and South Africa. Melting Pots and Rainbow Nations addresses how differences - of gender, race, culture, biology, and sexual orientation - a variously understood and acted on in both countries.

The Racist Mind: Portraits of American Neo-Nazis and Klansmen (Paperback): Raphael S Ezekiel The Racist Mind: Portraits of American Neo-Nazis and Klansmen (Paperback)
Raphael S Ezekiel
R407 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R21 (5%) Out of stock

"Ezekiel's pointed volume is the best available modern source for grasping the psychological foundations of the Radical Right."—Thomas F Pettigrew, Univ. of Cal., Santa Cruz.

Racial Fault Lines - The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California (Hardcover): Tomas Almaguer Racial Fault Lines - The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California (Hardcover)
Tomas Almaguer
R1,585 R1,204 Discovery Miles 12 040 Save R381 (24%) Out of stock

This book unravels the ethnic history of California since the late nineteenth-century Anglo-American conquest and institutionalization of "white supremacy" in the state. Almaguer comparatively assesses the struggles for control of resources, status, and political legitimacy between the European American and the Native American, Mexican, African-American, Chinese, and Japanese populations. Drawing from an array of primary and secondary sources, he weaves a detailed, disturbing portrait of ethnic, racial, and class relationships during this tumultuous time.
The U.S. annexation of California in 1848 and the simultaneous discovery of gold sparked rapid and diverse waves of immigration westward, displacing the already established pastoral Mexican society. Almaguer shows how the confrontation between white immigrants and the Mexican "ranchero" and working class populations was also a contestation over racial status in which racialization influenced and was in turn influenced by class position in the changing economic order. Partly because of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which granted U.S. citizenship and other rights, parts of the Mexican population were integrated into the emerging Anglo society more easily than other racialized groups. A case study of Ventura County highlights declining political and economic fortunes of the Mexican elite while showing how Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, and Indian populations were permanently relegated to the bottom of the class structure as unskilled manual workers.
The fate of the Native American population provides perhaps the most extreme example of white supremacy during the period. Popular conceptions of Native Americans as "uncivilized and "heathen," justified the killing of more than 8,000 men, women, and children between 1848 and 1870. Many survivors were incorporated at the periphery of Anglo society, often as indentured laborers and virtual slaves.
Underpinning the institutional structuring of white supremacy were notions such as "manifest destiny," the inherent good of the capitalist wage-system, and the superiority of Christianity and Euro-American culture, all of which helped to marginalize non white groups in California and justify Anglo-American class dominance. As other racialized groups assumed new roles, Almaguer assesses the complex interplay between economic forces and racial attitudes that simultaneously structured and allocated "group position" in the new social hierarchy.
California remains a contested racial frontier, as political struggles over the rights and opportunities of different groups continue to reverberate along racial lines. "Racial Fault Lines" is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of ethnicity and class in America, and the social construction of "race" in the Far West.

Rethinking the borderlands - Between Chicano culture and legal discourse (Hardcover): Carl Gutierrez-Jones Rethinking the borderlands - Between Chicano culture and legal discourse (Hardcover)
Carl Gutierrez-Jones
R1,565 R1,184 Discovery Miles 11 840 Save R381 (24%) Out of stock

Challenging the long-cherished notion of legal objectivity in the United States, this book argues that Chicano history has been consistently shaped by racially biased, combative legal interactions. The book is an insightful and provocative exploration of the ways Chicano and Chicana artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers engage this history in order to resist the disenfranchising effects of legal institutions, including the prison and the court.;Gutierrez-Jones examines the process by which Chicanos have become associated with criminality in both legal institutions and mainstream popular culture in America and thereby offers a new way of understanding minority social experience. Drawing on gender studies and psychoanalysis, as well as critical legal and critical race studies, Gutierrez-Jones's approach to the law and legal discourse reveals the high stakes involved when concepts of social justice are fought out in the home, in the workplace and in the streets.

Divided society - ethnic minorities and racism in Northern Ireland (Paperback): Paul Hainsworth Divided society - ethnic minorities and racism in Northern Ireland (Paperback)
Paul Hainsworth; Edited by Paul Hainsworth
R504 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R87 (17%) Out of stock

For people living outside of Northern Ireland, the ongoing troubles have largely overshadowed the presence of over 40 ethnic and religious minority groups in the Province. The Catholic community in the North, and most of the Province's other 20,000 ethnic and religious minority residents have been ignored by government and legislative protection alike. Economic, social and linguistic needs have been denied and many of the groups have suffered racism and discrimination. This collection provides an in-depth study of the subject, focusing on the key issues of racism, anti-racism, sectarianism, representation in the media, and the law. It provides case studies of four key minority groups: the Chinese, Muslim and Jewish communities, and the traveller. With contributions from academics, the voluntary sector and the caring profession, this book provides an overview of a subject now recognized as an integral component of the agenda for change in Northern Ireland.

Souls of Black Folk (Paperback, New ed): W. E. B Du Bois, W. E. B. Bois Souls of Black Folk (Paperback, New ed)
W. E. B Du Bois, W. E. B. Bois; Edited by David W Blight
R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Out of stock

One of the most influential and widely read texts in all of African American letters and history, "The Souls of Black Folk "combines some of the most enduring reflections on black identity, the meaning of emancipation, and Afican American culture. This new edition reprints the original 1903 edition of W.E.B. Du Bois's classic work with the fullest set of annotations of any version yet published, together with two related essays, and numerous letters Du Bois received and wrote concerning his widely read text. The introductory essay combines the sensibilities of a historian and a philosopher to capture the contours of Du Bois's life and writings along with the early-twentieth-century reception to the book. Photographs, a chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliography, and an index are also included.

Natl Amp Class Conf Horn Africa (Paperback, New ed): Natl Amp Class Conf Horn Africa (Paperback, New ed)
R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Out of stock
Against Slavery - An Abolitionist Reader (Paperback): Against Slavery - An Abolitionist Reader (Paperback)
R361 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R19 (5%) Out of stock

Assembles more than forty speeches, lectures, and essays critical to the abolitionist crusade. Features William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria Child, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. "An invaluable resource to students, scholars, and general readers alike."Amazon.com.

Pillar of Fire - America in the King Years, 1963-65 (Hardcover): Taylor Branch Pillar of Fire - America in the King Years, 1963-65 (Hardcover)
Taylor Branch
R570 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R121 (21%) Out of stock

In Pillar of Fire, the second volume of his America in the King Years trilogy, Taylor Branch portrays the civil rights era at its zenith. The first volume, Parting the Waters, won the Pulitzer Prize for History. It is a monumental chronicle of a movement that stirred from Southern black churches to challenge the national conscience during the Eisenhower and Kennedy years. In this masterly continuation of the narrative, Branch recounts the climactic struggles as they commanded the national and international stage.

Pillar of Fire covers the far-flung upheavals of the years 1963 to 1965 -- Dallas, St. Augustine, Mississippi Freedom Summer, LBJ's Great Society and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Vietnam, Selma. And it provides a frank, revealing portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- haunted by blackmail, factionalism, and hatred while he tried to hold the nonviolent movement together as a dramatic force in history. Allies, rivals, and opponents addressed racial issues that went deeper than fair treatment at bus stops or lunch counters. Participants on all sides stretched themselves and their country to the breaking point over the meaning of simple words: dignity, equal votes, equal souls.

Branch's gallery of historic characters also includes:

  • Malcolm X, who challenged King's vision of nonviolent integration and lived under threat of death from the Nation of Islam.
  • Lyndon Johnson, who believed racial conflict was destroying his political base in the South and threatening his dream to end poverty.
  • J. Edgar Hoover, under whose direction the FBI, with Attorney General Robert Kennedy's approval, spied on King with wiretaps and bugs, and yet solved the most heinous racial crimes of the era.
  • Diane Nash, the passionate leader behind sit-ins and Freedom Rides, whose determination shaped the Selma voting rights movement.
  • Abraham Heschel, the Hasidic theologian who bonded with King in devotion to the Hebrew prophets.
  • Robert Moses, the Mississippi SNCC leader who finally came undone over the human suffering caused by his Freedom Summer.
  • Fannie Lou Hamer, a sharecropper who commanded a powerful voice for the unlettered.

Pillar of Fire takes readers inside the dramas that shook every American institution, from the local pulpit to the Presidency. We disappear with courageous young people into Mississippi's feudal Parchman Penitentiary. We absorb the shock of a single Presidential election in 1964 that revolutionized the structure of partisan politics. We follow Northern rabbis summoned by King, and Mary Peabody, mother of the governor of Massachusetts, into the segregated jails of St. Augustine, Florida. We witness the Shakespearean conflicts between Lyndon Johnson and King and Hoover and Robert Kennedy.

Branch brings to bear fifteen years of research -- archival investigation; nearly two thousand interviews: new primary sources, from FBI wiretaps to White House telephone recordings -- in a seminal work of history. Pillar of Fire captures the intensity of the legendary King years, when the movement broke down walls between races, regions, sexes, and religions, and between America and the larger world. Its struggle to rescue and redeem, its victories and defeats, its failings and sacrifices gave rise to opposing tides that still dominate the national debate about justice and democratic government. The story of this movement is an incandescent chapter in America's distinctive quest for freedom.

Pitch Invaders - Modern Black Football Revolution (Paperback): Stella Orakwue Pitch Invaders - Modern Black Football Revolution (Paperback)
Stella Orakwue
R204 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R41 (20%) Out of stock
Master Race - The Lebensborn Experiment in Nazi Germany (Hardcover): Catrine Clay, Michael Leapman Master Race - The Lebensborn Experiment in Nazi Germany (Hardcover)
Catrine Clay, Michael Leapman
R315 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R63 (20%) Out of stock
Corner Flags and Corner Shops (Paperback): Jas Bains, Sanjiev Johal Corner Flags and Corner Shops (Paperback)
Jas Bains, Sanjiev Johal
R204 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R41 (20%) Out of stock

Telling the true story of the Asian football experience, this book is by turns humorous, wry, philosophical and impassioned, as it lays bare the cultural and institutional shackles which have historically denied Asians access to the bastion of British football.;The book interweaves testimony from footballers such as Jimmy Khan (rejected by Bury and Blackburn, but a debutant for Pakistan in a crucial World Cup qualifier) and Chris Dolby (ex-Bradford City), with the authors' own accounts of growing up in Sikh communities in the West Midlands in the 1970s and 1980s and following Wolverhampton Wanderers and England. It demonstrates that no Asian footballer has yet made the elusive breakthrough into the top flight of the professional game, in spite of the fact that football is a consuming passion for many British Asians.

The End of Racism - Principles for a Multiracial Society (Hardcover, Reissue): Dinesh D'Souza The End of Racism - Principles for a Multiracial Society (Hardcover, Reissue)
Dinesh D'Souza
R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R76 (20%) Out of stock

A comprehensive inquiry into the history, nature and meaning of racism. There is little agreement about what racism is, where it comes from and whether it can ever be eliminated. This book explore these questions while raising some controversial issues of its own.

An African's Life - The Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano, 1745-1797 (Hardcover): James Walvin An African's Life - The Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano, 1745-1797 (Hardcover)
James Walvin
R509 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R104 (20%) Out of stock

Equiano's autobiography, first published in 1789, is probably the most quoted, reprinted and widely published writing by an African before the twentieth century. His words have been extracted and quoted, anthologized and interpreted in dozens of books and articles. More than any single contemporary, Equiano speaks for the fate of millions of Africans in the era of the transatlantic slave trade.

Until now, however, no one has written a serious - or even a popular - biographical study of this remarkable man. Few critics doubt the importance of his writing; few historians would deny the significance of his life and times. Scholars have analysed his work from literary and historical angles, but no one has really studied the man himself. This is the first study which attempts to create a rounded portrait of the man behind the literary image, and to study Equiano in the context of Atlantic slavery. It is, at one and the same time, an original portrait of a remarkable African -- who spoke for millions -- and a study of the world of eighteenth-century Atlantic slavery.

Children of the Dream - Stories of Growing Up Black in America (Paperback, New ed): Laurel Holliday Children of the Dream - Stories of Growing Up Black in America (Paperback, New ed)
Laurel Holliday
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Out of stock

"I let somebody call me 'nigger.' It wasn't just any old body, either; it was my friend. That really hurt."
-- Amitiyah Elayne Hyman

Martin Luther King, Jr., dreamed of a day when black children were judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. His eloquent charge became the single greatest inspiration for the achievement of racial justice in America. In her powerful fourth book in the Children of Conflict series, Laurel Holliday explores how far we have come as she presents thirty-eight African-Americans who share their experiences as Children of the Dream.

"I was brought up with white Barbie dolls of impossible proportions and long silky blonde hair -- neither of which I possessed. As a child I believed what I was taught, and I wasn't taught to love myself for who I am -- an African-American."
-- Charisse Nesbit

The unforgettable people we hear from are young and old, rich and poor, from inner cities, suburbia, and rural America. In chronicles that are highly personal, funny, tragic, and triumphant, the contributors tell us what it is like coming of age stigmatized by the color of their skin, yet proud of their heritage and culture.

Their voices, their courage, their resilience -- and their understanding -- offer hope for us all.

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory - The Life of Rosa Parks (Hardcover): Douglas Brinkley Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory - The Life of Rosa Parks (Hardcover)
Douglas Brinkley
R256 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R51 (20%) Out of stock

On 1 December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, a quiet and dignified 42-year-old black seamstress refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Her arrest led to a 381-day boycott of the city bus system, led by Martin Luther King, which is now considered the beginning of the American civil rights movement. Rosa Parks' personality and character were crucial to the success of the bus boycott Graceful, reserved and a devout churchgoer, she was also a civil rights activist alongside her daytime job as a seamstress, and she believed in the use of righteous force when necessary. The boycott was an epic event. 50,000 blacks (three quarters of the city's population) somehow found some other way to get to and from work, week after week. In 1957 she and her husband moved north to Detroit, where she continued to work for civil rights, taking part in most of the great marches of the 1960s. When Luther King was assassinated however she sensed that the movement was losing its way, with violence, bitterness and anger replacing non-violent protest.

White Racism (Paperback): Joe R Feagin, Hernan Vera White Racism (Paperback)
Joe R Feagin, Hernan Vera
R740 R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Save R70 (9%) Out of stock

"White Racism" probes white racism in contemporary society. Central to the book's analysis is a careful documentation of key events which demonstrate the process of racial victimization. The authors focus on "notorious cases", including the Rodney King beating in Los Angeles and its aftermath. The analysis of lesser known anti-black activities - on a liberal college campus, in a heartland city, and in chain restaurants - reveal the everyday character of white racism. The authors' accounts give special attention to the role of stereotyping and rumour, black reaction to white racism, and the mass media's role in ritualized enactment of racialized events.

The Colour of Disease - Syphilis and Racism in South Africa, 1880-1950 (Hardcover): Karen Jochelson The Colour of Disease - Syphilis and Racism in South Africa, 1880-1950 (Hardcover)
Karen Jochelson
R2,002 Discovery Miles 20 020 Out of stock

Today AIDS dominates the headlines, but a century ago it was fears of syphilis epidemics. This book looks at how the spread of syphilis was linked to socio-economic transformation as land dispossession, migrancy and urbanization disrupted social networks--factors similarly important in the AIDS crisis. Medical explanations of syphilis and state medical policy were also shaped by contemporary beliefs about race. Doctors drew on ideas from social darwinism, eugenics, and social anthropology to explain the incidence of syphilis among poor whites and Africans, and to define "normal" abnormal sexual behavior for racial groups.

Fighting in the Jim Crow Army - Black Men and Women Remember World War Ii (Hardcover): Maggi M. Morehouse Fighting in the Jim Crow Army - Black Men and Women Remember World War Ii (Hardcover)
Maggi M. Morehouse
R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Out of stock

Telling the largely unknown story of black American soldiers in World War II, these everyday accounts of Army life reveal how black "citizen soldiers" fought on two fronts: against a fascist enemy abroad and against the racial segregation practiced by the Army and in the America of the 1940s. 25 photos.

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