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The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America
$5.07
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"This book is a daring intervention to get us back in the game--and a witty, delightfully personal meditation on collective power." --Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough and This Changes Everything

Ever since the 2016 election, pundits have been saying our country has never been more divided--that if progressives want to reclaim power, we need to be "pragmatic," reach across the aisle, and look past identity politics.

But what if we're getting the story all wrong?

In The Marginalized Majority, Onnesha Roychoudhuri makes the galvanizing case that our voices are already the majority--and that our plurality of identities is not only our greatest strength, but is also at the indisputable core of successful progressive change throughout history.

From the Civil Rights Movement to the Women's March, Saturday Night Live to the mainstream media, Roychoudhuri holds the myths about our disenfranchisement up to the light, illuminating narratives from history that reveal we have far more power than we're often led to believe. With both clear-eyed hope and electrifying power, she examines our ideas about what's possible, and what's necessary--opening up space for action, new realities, and, ultimately, survival.

Now, Roychoudhuri urges us, is the time to fight like the majority we already are.

ISBN
9781612196992
By
Roychoudhuri, Onnesha
Publisher
Melville House
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Used, Like New
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600070
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The re-establishment of the Indians in their pueblo life through the revival of their traditional crafts;: A study in home extension education,
$5.84
ISBN
9780404556730
By
Burton, Henrietta Akolshornn
Publisher
AMS Press
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Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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574367
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From Sappho to De Sade: Moments in the History of Sexuality
$7.41
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Historians have only recently begun to study sexual practices and to establish that sexuality is not a biological constant but an ever-changing phenomenon, continuously being shaped by people themselves. This work explores various aspects of sexuality from antiquity to the invention of sexology.
ISBN
9780415063005
By
Bremmer, J Gavan
Publisher
Routledge
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Used, Acceptable
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Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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564127
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The Mothers of The Nation & Other Essays
$4.99
ISBN
9781880280065
By
Rothenberg, Diane
Publisher
Ta'wil Books
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Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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563910
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Democracy Detained: Secret Unconstitutional Practices in the U.S. War on Terror
$10.47
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Democracy Detained exposes the deplorable secret crimes committed by the Bush administration in their war on terror. Prominent legal activist Barbara Olshansky documents the assault on our constitutional democracy since 9/11, meticulously analyzing the unlawful justifications made by the U.S. government for covert actions at home and abroad. She reports on current shocking practices, from the outsourcing of torture through extraordinary rendition, to first-person testimony from innocent men imprisoned without charge at Guantánamo Bay, to revelations of a surveillance network tapped into the homes of average citizens. Democracy Detained is an essential resource for Americans concerned about their civil rights.
ISBN
9781583227343
By
Olshansky, Barbara
Publisher
Seven Stories Press
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Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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741389
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Tangled Relationships
$4.99
Description
Should a therapist counsel a former lover or accept a client's gift? If so, has a boundary been crossed? Some boundary issues, like beginning a sexual relationship with a client, are obvious pitfalls to avoid, but what about more subtle issues, like hugging a client or disclosing personal information to a client? What are the boundaries of maintaining a friendship with a former client or the relative of a client? When do conflicts of interest overburden the client-practitioner relationship?

Frederic Reamer, a leading authority on professional ethics, offers a definitive and up-to-date analysis of boundary issues, a rapidly emerging topic in the field of human services. One of the only works in the field to provide a conceptual framework for the dual relationship between practitioner and client, this book provides an in-depth look at the complex forms these relationships take. It also gives practical risk-management models to aid human service professionals in the prevention of problematic situations and the managing of dual relationships. Reamer examines the ethics involving intimate and sexual relationships with clients and former clients, practitioners' self-disclosure, giving and receiving favors and gifts, bartering for services, and unavoidable and unanticipated circumstances such as social encounters and geographical proximity. Case vignettes that help illustrate important points are also included in each chapter.

ISBN
9780231121170
By
Reamer, Frederic G
Publisher
Columbia University Press
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Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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742191
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Symbolic Violence: Conversations with Bourdieu
$25.95
Description
In Symbolic Violence Michael Burawoy brings Pierre Bourdieu into an extended debate with Marxism--a tradition Bourdieu ostensibly avoided. While Bourdieu's expansive body of work stands as a critique of Marx's inadequate account of cultural domination, Burawoy shows how Bourdieu's eschewal and rejection of Marxism led him to miss out on a number of productive theoretical engagements. In eleven "conversations," Burawoy outlines the intellectual and biographical parallels and divergences between Bourdieu and the work of preeminent Marxist thinkers. Among many topics, Burawoy examines Bourdieu's appropriation and silencing of Beauvoir and her theory of masculine domination; the commonalities as well as differences in Bourdieu's and Fanon's thought on colonialism and revolution; the extent to which Gramsci's theory of hegemony aligns with Bourdieu's notion of symbolic violence; and both how Freire and Bourdieu understood education as the site of oppression. In showing how Bourdieu has more in common with these thinkers than Bourdieu himself cared to admit, Burawoy offers a critical assessment of Bourdieu's work that illuminates its paradoxes and reaffirms its significance for the twenty-first century.
ISBN
9781478006473
By
Burawoy, Michael
Publisher
Duke University Press Books
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New
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New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781478006473
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Philosophy
Queering Black Atlantic Religions: Transcorporeality in Candomblé, Santería, and Vodou (Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People)
$26.95
Description
In Queering Black Atlantic Religions Roberto Strongman examines Haitian Vodou, Cuban Lucumí/Santería, and Brazilian Candomblé to demonstrate how religious rituals of trance possession allow humans to understand themselves as embodiments of the divine. In these rituals, the commingling of humans and the divine produces gender identities that are independent of biological sex. As opposed to the Cartesian view of the spirit as locked within the body, the body in Afro-diasporic religions is an open receptacle. Showing how trance possession is a primary aspect of almost all Afro-diasporic cultural production, Strongman articulates transcorporeality as a black, trans-Atlantic understanding of the human psyche, soul, and gender as multiple, removable, and external to the body.
ISBN
9781478003106
By
Strongman, Roberto
Publisher
Duke University Press Books
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New
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New from publisher.
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9781478003106
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Religion
Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
$30.00
Description
In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.
In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.
All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain -- until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond.

This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.

Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture.

ISBN
9780316486637
By
Farrow, Ronan
Publisher
Little, Brown and Company
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New
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9780316486637
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Non-Fiction
Dead Fashion Girl: A Situationist Detective Story (Strange Attractor Press)
$19.95
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A crime and a six-decade cover-up: the death of a fashion designer in the cesspit of vice and violence that was 1950s London.

In 1954, Jean Mary Townsend was strangled with her own scarf and stripped of her underwear but not sexually assaulted. The subsequent police investigation was bungled, leading to a six-decade cover-up, ensuring that this twenty-one-year-old fashion designer was effectively killed twice: first bodily, and then as her significance and her memory were erased. Fred Vermorel's forensic, troubling (and trouble-making) investigation digs deep into Jean Townsend's life and times, and her transgressive bohemian milieu. It disentangles the lies and bluffs that have obscured this puzzling case for over half a century and offers a compelling solution to her murder and the official secrecy surrounding it.

More than just a true crime story, Vermorel's investigation deploys Townsend's death as a wild card methodology for probing the 1950s: a cesspit of vice and violence, from coprophiles to bombsite gangs and flick knives in the cinema. Densely illustrated with archival material, Dead Fashion Girl is a heavily researched, darkly curious exposé of London's 1950s society that touches on celebrity, royalty, the postwar establishment, and ultimately, tragedy.

ISBN
9781907222719
By
Vermorel, Fred
Publisher
Strange Attractor Press
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New
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9781907222719
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History
The Last Unknowns: Deep, Elegant, Profound Unanswered Questions About the Universe, the Mind, the Future of Civilization, and the Meaning of Life
$16.99
Description

Discover the universe's last unknowns--here are the unanswered questions that obsess "the world's finest minds" (The Guardian)

Featuring a foreword by DANIEL KAHNEMAN, Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow

This is a little book of profound questions (only questions!)--unknowns that address the secrets of our world, our civilization, the meaning of life. Here are the deepest riddles that have fascinated, obsessed, and haunted the greatest thinkers of our time, including Nobel laureates, cosmologists, philosophers, economists, prize-winning novelists, religious scholars, and more than 250 leading scientists, artists, and theorists. In The Last Unknowns, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, asks "a mind-blowing gathering of innovative thinkers" (Booklist): "What is 'The Last Question, ' your last question, the question for which you will be remembered?"

Featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel JARED DIAMOND - Nobel Prize-winning University of Chicago economist RICHARD THALER - Harvard psychologistSTEVEN PINKER - religion scholar ELAINE PAGELS - author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics CARLO ROVELLI - Booker Prize-winning novelist IAN McEWAN - neuroscientistSAM HARRIS - philosopher DANIEL C. DENNETT - MIT theorist SHERRY TURKLE - decoder of the human genome J. CRAIG VENTER - The Coddling of the American Mind author JONATHAN HAIDT - Nobel Prize-winning physicist FRANK WILCZEK - UC Berkeley psychologist ALISON GOPNICK - philosopher REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN - New York Times columnist CARL ZIMMER - MIT cosmologist MAX TEGMARK - Whole Earth founder STEWART BRAND - "Marginal Revolution" economist TYLER COWEN - Anatomy of Love author HELEN FISHER - Noble Prize-winning NASA physicist JOHN C. MATHER - psychologist JUDITH RICH HARRIS- Princeton physicist FREEMAN DYSON- musician BRIAN ENO - environmental scientist JENNIFER JACQUET - Duke economist DAN ARIELY- Oxford philosopher A. C. GRAYLING - Harvard cosmologist LISA RANDALL- anthropologist MARY CATHERINE BATESON - Emotional Intelligence author DANIEL GOLEMAN- Harvard genticist GEORGE CHURCH- Blueprint author NICHOLAS A. CHRISTAKIS- Stanford political scientist MARGARET LEVI - economist ALAN S. BLINDER- publisher TIM O'REILLY- theoretical cosmologist JANNA LEVIN - Serpentine Gallery owner HANS ULRICH OBRIST- Wired founding editor KEVIN KELLY - Cambridge astrophysicist MARTIN REES, and more than 200 others.


ISBN
9780062897947
By
Brockman, John
Publisher
William Morrow Paperbacks
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New
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New from publisher.
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9780062897947
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Philosophy
Breathing New Life into the Evidence of Death: Contemporary Approaches to Bioarchaeology (School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series)
$28.51
Description

Taking cues from current theoretical perspectives and capitalizing on the strengths of new and sophisticated methods of analysis, Breathing New Life into the Evidence of Death showcases the vibrancy of bioarchaeological research and its potential for bringing "new life" to the field of mortuary archaeology and the study of human remains. These new trajectories challenge old stereotypes, redefine the way research of human remains should be accomplished, and erase the divide that once separated osteologists from archaeologists. Through case studies ranging from body piercing in prehistoric Chile to Christian burials in early Medieval Ireland, the contributors to this book take a broad and deep look at themes including archaeologies of identity, the contemporary sociopolitical effects of bioarchaeological research, and materiality in the mortuary record.

ISBN
9781934691489
Publisher
School for Advanced Research Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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742609
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D
Gore Capitalism (Volume 24) (Semiotext(e) / Intervention Series (24))
$16.95
Description

An analysis of contemporary violence as the new commodity of today's hyper-consumerist stage of capitalism.

"Death has become the most profitable business in existence."
--from Gore Capitalism

Written by the Tijuana activist intellectual Sayak Valencia, Gore Capitalism is a crucial essay that posits a decolonial, feminist philosophical approach to the outbreak of violence in Mexico and, more broadly, across the global regions of the Third World. Valencia argues that violence itself has become a product within hyper-consumerist neoliberal capitalism, and that tortured and mutilated bodies have become commodities to be traded and utilized for profit in an age of impunity and governmental austerity.

In a lucid and transgressive voice, Valencia unravels the workings of the politics of death in the context of contemporary networks of hyper-consumption, the ups and downs of capital markets, drug trafficking, narcopower, and the impunity of the neoliberal state. She looks at the global rise of authoritarian governments, the erosion of civil society, the increasing violence against women, the deterioration of human rights, and the transformation of certain cities and regions into depopulated, ghostly settings for war. She offers a trenchant critique of masculinity and gender constructions in Mexico, linking their misogynist force to the booming trade in violence.

This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to analyze the new landscapes of war. It provides novel categories that allow us to deconstruct what is happening, while proposing vital epistemological tools developed in the convulsive Third World border space of Tijuana.

ISBN
9781635900125
By
Valencia, Sayak
Publisher
Semiotext(e)
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New
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New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781635900125
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Philosophy
Unspeakable Acts: Women, Art, and Sexual Violence in the 1970s
$34.95
Description

The 1970s was a time of deep division and newfound freedoms. Galvanized by The Second Sex and The Feminine Mystique, the civil rights movement and the March on Washington, a new generation put their bodies on the line to protest injustice. Still, even in the heart of certain resistance movements, sexual violence against women had reached epidemic levels. Initially, it went largely unacknowledged. But some bold women artists and activists, including Yoko Ono, Ana Mendieta, Marina Abramovic´, Adrian Piper, Suzanne Lacy, Nancy Spero, and Jenny Holzer, fired up by women's experiences and the climate of revolution, started a conversation about sexual violence that continues today. Some worked unannounced and unheralded, using the street as their theater. Others managed to draw support from the highest levels of municipal power. Along the way, they changed the course of art, pioneering a form that came to be called simply, performance.

Award-winning author Nancy Princenthal takes on these enduring issues and weaves together a new history of performance, challenging us to reexamine the relationship between art and activism, and how we can apply the lessons of that turbulent era to today.

ISBN
9780500023051
By
Princenthal, Nancy
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
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New
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New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780500023051
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History
Citizen Illegal (BreakBeat Poets)
$16.00
Description

"Citizen Illegal is right on time, bringing both empathy and searing critique to the fore as a nation debates the very humanity of the people who built it." --Eve Ewing, author of Electric Arches

In this stunning debut, poet José Olivarez explores the stories, contradictions, joys, and sorrows that embody life in the spaces between Mexico and America. He paints vivid portraits of good kids, bad kids, families clinging to hope, life after the steel mills, gentrifying barrios, and everything in between. Drawing on the rich traditions of Latinx and Chicago writers like Sandra Cisneros and Gwendolyn Brooks, Olivarez creates a home out of life in the in-between. Combining wry humor with potent emotional force, Olivarez takes on complex issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and immigration using an everyday language that invites the reader in. Olivarez has a unique voice that makes him a poet to watch.

José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. He is a co-host of the podcast, The Poetry Gods. A winner of fellowships from Poets House, The Bronx Council On The Arts, The Poetry Foundation, and The Conversation Literary Festival, his work has been published in The BreakBeat Poets and elsewhere. He is the Marketing Manager at Young Chicago Authors.

ISBN
9781608469543
By
Olivarez, Jose
Publisher
Haymarket Books
Item Condition
New
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New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781608469543
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Poetry
American Hate: Survivors Speak Out
$24.99
Description
"Amid the ugly realities of contemporary America, American Hate affirms our courage and inspiration, opening a roadmap to reconciliation by means of the victims' own words."
--NPR Books

"The collection offers possible solutions for how people, on their own or working with others, can confront hate."
--San Francisco Chronicle

An NPR Best Book of 2018

A San Francisco Chronicle Books Pick

One of Bitch Media's "13 Books Feminists Should Read in August"

One of Paste Magazine's "The 10 Best Books of August 2018"

A moving and timely collection of testimonials from people impacted by hate before and after the 2016 presidential election

In American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities.

We hear from the family of Khalid Jabara, who was murdered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in August 2016 by a man who had previously harassed and threatened them because they were Arab American. Sethi brings us the story of Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented mother of four who took sanctuary in a Denver church in February 2017 because she feared deportation under Trump's cruel immigration enforcement regime. Sethi interviews Taylor Dumpson, a young black woman who was elected student body president at American University only to find nooses hanging across campus on her first day in office. We hear from many more people impacted by the Trump administration, including Native, black, Arab, Latinx, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, undocumented, refugee, transgender, queer, and people with disabilities.

A necessary book for these times, American Hate explores this tragic moment in U.S. history by empowering survivors whose voices white supremacists and right-wing populist movements have tried to silence. It also provides ideas and practices for resistance that all of us can take to combat hate both now and in the future.

ISBN
9781620973714
Publisher
The New Press
Item Condition
New
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New from publisher.
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9781620973714
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Non-Fiction
Cenzontle (A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America)
$17.00
Description

Winner of the 2019 GLCA New Writers Award
An NPR Best Book of 2018

In this highly lyrical, imagistic debut, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo creates a nuanced narrative of life before, during, and after crossing the US/Mexico border. These poems explore the emotional fallout of immigration, the illusion of the American dream via the fallacy of the nuclear family, the latent anxieties of living in a queer brown undocumented body within a heteronormative marriage, and the ongoing search for belonging. Finding solace in the resignation to sheer possibility, these poems challenge us to question the potential ways in which two people can interact, love, give birth, and mourn--sometimes all at once.

ISBN
9781942683537
By
Castillo, Marcelo Hernandez
Publisher
BOA Editions Ltd.
Item Condition
New
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New from publisher.
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9781942683537
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Poetry
Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays
$4.99
Description
A provocative and intelligent new book by the author of the national bestseller Sexual Personae. Camille Paglia has been called everything from "the intellectual pin-up of the '90s" to an academic Rottweiler to "the bravest and most original critic of our day". And she lives up to her various reputations in this incendiary new book of essays on the hottest issues in America's ongoing cultural debate.
ISBN
9780679741015
By
Paglia, Camille
Publisher
Vintage
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107663
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F
Come Out Fighting: A Century of Essential Writing on Gay and Lesbian Liberation (Nation Books)
$4.99
Description
An anthology of the last century's essential writing on gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gender issues from U.S. independent and alternative progressive journals.
ISBN
9781560253259
Publisher
Nation Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107365
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F
The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime
$4.99
Description
"The Island of Lost Maps" tells the story of a curious crime spree: the theft of scores of valuable, centuries-old maps from some of the most prominent research libraries in the United States and Canada. When all was said and done, Gilbert Joseph Bland, Jr., had become the Al Capone of cartography, the most prolific American map thief in history.
ISBN
9780375501517
By
Harvey, Miles
Publisher
Random House
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111644
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L
Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Dead End Kids
$4.99
Description
An eye-opening and dramatic expose of white teen life in America's Northeastern suburbs. Gaines' account offers sympathetic portraits of these teenagers, an incisive analysis of their interest in heavy-metal music and Satanism, and a powerful indictment of the programs designed to help "troubled" teens.
ISBN
9780060974770
By
Gaines, Donna
Publisher
Perennial
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111568
Location
C
All of One Peace: Essays on Nonviolence
$4.99
Description

A writer for the Washington Post for twenty-five years, Colman McCarthy is well respected as a pacifist, teacher, journalist, and advocate of nonviolence. In his twice-weekly columns which are nationally syndicated, he has extolled nonviolence as both a philosophy and a practical way of life. As a high-school, college, and law school teacher, he has taught the principles and history of nonviolence to more than three thousand students in the past decade.

What McCarthy has written over the years is, as he puts it, all of one peace. His consistency of vision derives from the indwelling of nonviolence. He blames no one for the culture of violence in which we live, but for a quarter-century he has spoken out honestly and passionately against that culture. All of One Peace is a major part of the body of work that has come to stand for integrity, reason, and candor in a time marked by lies, violence, and absurdity.

ISBN
9780813520971
By
McCarthy, Colman
Publisher
Rutgers University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111502
Location
C
The Badlands of Modernity: Heterotopia and Social Ordering (International Library of Sociology)
$38.19
Description
The Badlands of Modernity offers a wide ranging and original interpretation of modernity as it emerged during the eighteenth century through an analysis of some of the most important social spaces. Drawing on Foucault's analysis of heterotopia, or spaces of alternate ordering, the book argues that modernity originates through an interplay between ideas of utopia and heterotopia and heterotopic spatial practice.
The Palais Royal during the French Revolution, the masonic lodge and in its relationship to civil society and the public sphere and the early factories of the Industrial Revolution are all seen as heterotopia in which modern social ordering is developed. Rather than seeing modernity as being defined by a social order, the book argues that we need to take account of the processes and the ambiguous spaces in which they emerge, if we are to understand the character of modern societies.
The book uses these historical examples to analyse contemporary questions about modernity and postmodernity, the character of social order and the significance of marginal space in relation to issues of order, transgression and resistance. It will be important reading for sociologists, geographers and social historians as well as anyone who has an interest in modern societies.
ISBN
9780415114707
By
Hetherington, Kevin
Publisher
Routledge
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111467
Location
C
An Edible History of Humanity
$10.01
Description
Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance. It has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, military conflict & economic expansion. This text is an account of these indirect uses of food which have helped to shape & transform societies around the world.
ISBN
9781843546351
By
Standage, Tom
Publisher
Atlantic Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118189
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F
Brown: The Last Discovery of America
$4.99
Description
America is browning. As politicians, schoolteachers, and grandparents attempt to decipher what that might mean, Richard Rodriguez argues America has been brown from its inception, as he himself is.
"As a brown man, I think . . .
(But do we really think that color colors thought?)"
In his two previous memoirs, "Hunger of Memory" and "Days of Obligation," Rodriguez wrote about the intersection of his private life with public issues of class and ethnicity. With Brown, his consideration of race, Rodriguez completes his "trilogy on American public life."
For Rodriguez, brown is not a singular color. Brown is evidence of mixture. Brown is a shade created by desire-an emblem of the erotic history of America, which began the moment the African and the European met within the Indian eye. Rodriguez reflects on various cultural associations of the color brown-toil, decay, impurity, time-arranging dazzling juxtapositions for which he is justly famous: Alexis de Tocqueville, Malcolm X, minstrel shows, Broadway musicals, Puritanism, the Sistine Chapel, Cubism, homosexuality, and the influence on his life of two federal figures-Ben Franklin and Richard Nixon ("the dark father of Hispanicity").
At the core of the book is an assessment of the meaning of Hispanics to the life of America. Reflecting upon the new demographic profile of our country, Rodriguez observes that Hispanics are becoming Americanized at the same rate that the United States is becoming Latinized. Hispanics are coloring an American identity that traditionally has chosen to describe itself as black and white.
ISBN
9780670030439
By
Rodriguez, Richard
Publisher
Viking Adult
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1109859
Location
B