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Colour-Coded Book by

Colour-Coded Book
  • Author :
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1999-11-20
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 1442690852

Summary: Historically Canadians have considered themselves to be more or less free of racial prejudice. Although this conception has been challenged in recent years, it has not been completely dispelled. In Colour-Coded, Constance Backhouse illustrates the tenacious hold that white supremacy had on our legal system in the first half of this century, and underscores the damaging legacy of inequality that continues today. Backhouse presents detailed narratives of six court cases, each giving evidence of blatant racism created and enforced through law. The cases focus on Aboriginal, Inuit, Chinese-Canadian, and African-Canadian individuals, taking us from the criminal prosecution of traditional Aboriginal dance to the trial of members of the 'Ku Klux Klan of Kanada.' From thousands of possibilities, Backhouse has selected studies that constitute central moments in the legal history of race in Canada. Her selection also considers a wide range of legal forums, including administrative rulings by municipal councils, criminal trials before police magistrates, and criminal and civil cases heard by the highest courts in the provinces and by the Supreme Court of Canada. The extensive and detailed documentation presented here leaves no doubt that the Canadian legal system played a dominant role in creating and preserving racial discrimination. A central message of this book is that racism is deeply embedded in Canadian history despite Canada's reputation as a raceless society. Winner of the Joseph Brant Award, presented by the Ontario Historical Society

Sapiens Book by Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens Book
  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release Date : 2014-10-28
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN Code: 0771038526

Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

Tristes Tropiques Book by Claude Levi-Strauss

Tristes Tropiques Book
  • Author : Claude Levi-Strauss
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-01-31
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1101575603

Summary: "A magical masterpiece."—Robert Ardrey. A chronicle of the author's search for a civilization "reduced to its most basic expression."

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress Book by Christine Baldacchino

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress Book
  • Author : Christine Baldacchino
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-07-10
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 1773065610

Summary: Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. But most of all, Morris loves his classroom’s dress-up center and its tangerine dress. Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. He dreams about having space adventures, paints beautiful pictures and sings the loudest during circle time. But most of all, Morris loves his classroom’s dress-up center — he loves wearing the tangerine dress. But the children in Morris’s class don’t understand. Dresses, they say, are for girls. And Morris certainly isn’t welcome in the spaceship some of his classmates are building. Astronauts, they say, don’t wear dresses. One day when Morris feels all alone, and sick from the taunts of his classmates, his mother lets him stay home from school. Morris reads about elephants, and puts together a puzzle, and dreams of a fantastic space adventure with his cat, Moo. Inspired by his dream, Morris paints the incredible scene he saw, and brings it with him to school. He builds his own spaceship, hangs his painting on the front of it and takes two of his classmates on an outer space adventure. With warm, dreamy illustrations Isabelle Malenfant perfectly captures Morris’s vulnerability and the vibrancy of his imagination. This is a sweetly told story about the courage and creativity it takes to be different. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

From Montaigne to Montaigne Book by Claude Lévi-Strauss

From Montaigne to Montaigne Book
  • Author : Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN Code: 1452962871

Summary: Two previously unpublished lectures charting the renowned anthropologist’s intellectual engagement with the sixteenth-century French essayist Michel de Montaigne In January 1937, between the two ethnographic trips he would describe in Tristes Tropiques, Claude Lévi-Strauss gave a talk to the Confédération générale du travail in Paris. Only recently discovered in the archives of the Bibliothèque national de France, this lecture, “Ethnography: The Revolutionary Science,” discussed the French essayist Michel de Montaigne, to whom Lévi-Strauss would return in remarks delivered more than a half-century later, in the spring of 1992. Bracketing the career of one of the most celebrated anthropologists of the twentieth century, these two talks reveal how Lévi-Strauss’s ethnography begins and ends with Montaigne—and how his reading of his intellectual forebear and his understanding of anthropology evolve along the way. Published here for the first time, these lectures offer new insight into the development of ethnography and the thinking of one of its most important practitioners. Essays by Emmanuel Désveaux, who edited the original French volume De Montaigne à Montaigne, and Peter Skafish expand the context of Lévi-Strauss’s talks with contemporary perspectives and commentary.

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Book by Richard Rothstein

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Book
  • Author : Richard Rothstein
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1631492861

Summary: New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice Selection One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the Year Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction An NPR Best Book of the Year Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfiction) Finalist • Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) Finalist • Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize This “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review). Widely heralded as a “masterful” (Washington Post) and “essential” (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law offers “the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation” (William Julius Wilson). Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. A groundbreaking, “virtually indispensable” study that has already transformed our understanding of twentieth-century urban history (Chicago Daily Observer), The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.

Anthropology Confronts the Problems of the Modern World Book by Claude Lévi-Strauss

Anthropology Confronts the Problems of the Modern World Book
  • Author : Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN Code: 0674075145

Summary: This first English translation of lectures Claude Lévi-Strauss delivered in Tokyo in 1986 synthesizes his ideas about structural anthropology, critiques his earlier writings on civilization, and assesses the dilemmas of cultural and moral relativism, including economic inequality, religious fundamentalism, and genetic and reproductive engineering.

The Warmth of Other Suns Book by Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns Book
  • Author : Isabel Wilkerson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-09-07
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN Code: 0679604073

Summary: In this bestselling, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves. With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties. Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an “unrecognized immigration” within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic. MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE WINNER HEARTLAND AWARD WINNER DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • USA Today • O: The Oprah Magazine • Amazon • Publishers Weekly • Salon • Newsday • The Daily Beast NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • The Washington Post • The Economist • Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • Entertainment Weekly • Philadelphia Inquirer • The Guardian • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Christian Science Monitor

Parenté, écologie et histoire Book by Laurent Dousset,Sejin Park,Georges Guille-Escuret

Parenté, écologie et histoire Book
  • Author : Laurent Dousset,Sejin Park,Georges Guille-Escuret
  • Publisher : ISTE Group
  • Release Date : 2019-03-31
  • Category: Kinship
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN Code: 1784055670

Summary: L’analyse de la parenté constitue un enjeu majeur de l’anthropologie sociale. Cependant, le triomphe intellectuel du structuralisme l’a transformée en une tour d’ivoire et l’hégémonie méthodologique du fonctionnalisme lui a interdit toute compétence historique. Parenté, écologie et histoire dénonce ces bornes anciennes et pourtant tenaces. Il réinvente le chantier de l’étude de la parenté à partir de perspectives originales. L’écologie dans l’histoire et l’histoire comme réflexion conjecturale constituent les fondations sur lesquelles la parenté humaine peut être pensée. Qu’elle s’exprime sous la forme de modèles systémiques ou de pratiques articulées, elle devient alors ostensible comme moyen d’action et de transformation de la vie en société. Les trois cas d’étude présentés dans cet ouvrage donnent corps à ces nouvelles problématiques. Ils déconstruisent les modèles existants pour resituer la question de la parenté comme condition et conséquence de l’évolution sociale.

“Race,” Rights and the Law in the Supreme Court of Canada Book by James W. St.G. Walker

“Race,” Rights and the Law in the Supreme Court of Canada Book
  • Author : James W. St.G. Walker
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 0889205663

Summary: Four cases in which the legal issue was “race” — that of a Chinese restaurant owner who was fined for employing a white woman; a black man who was refused service in a bar; a Jew who wanted to buy a cottage but was prevented by the property owners’ association; and a Trinidadian of East Indian descent who was acceptable to the Canadian army but was rejected for immigration on grounds of “race” — drawn from the period between 1914 and 1955, are intimately examined to explore the role of the Supreme Court of Canada and the law in the racialization of Canadian society. With painstaking research into contemporary attitudes and practices, Walker demonstrates that Supreme Court Justices were expressing the prevailing “common sense” about “race” in their legal decisions. He shows that injustice on the grounds of “race” has been chronic in Canadian history, and that the law itself was once instrumental in creating these circumstances. The book concludes with a controversial discussion of current directions in Canadian law and their potential impact on Canada’s future as a multicultural society.

The Vanishing Half Book by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half Book
  • Author : Brit Bennett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0525536973

Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR “Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal “A story of absolute, universal timelessness …For any era, it's an accomplished, affecting novel. For this moment, it's piercing, subtly wending its way toward questions about who we are and who we want to be….” – Entertainment Weekly From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white. The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect? Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins. As with her New York Times-bestselling debut The Mothers, Brit Bennett offers an engrossing page-turner about family and relationships that is immersive and provocative, compassionate and wise.

Thinking without Desire Book by Panu Minkkinen

Thinking without Desire Book
  • Author : Panu Minkkinen
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 1999-09-01
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1847310923

Summary: The book is an attempt to evaluate the reception of Continental philosophy (phenomenology,hermeneutics, deconstruction, etc.) within mainstream jurisprudence. The book claims that the reduction of philosophy to social theory can only be accomplished by impoverishing the impetus of philosophical thinking and, consequently, by transforming critique into criticism, and the philosophy of law into legal theory. The response developed in this book is the creation of a metaphysical understanding of law or, in other words, what Aristotle called a 'first philosophy'. In addition to philosophy proper – the classics of Antiquity, the great German philosophers, contemporary French thinking –, the book covers a wide range of jurisprudential literature. These include the neo-Kantian philosophers of law whose thinking is allegedly at the root of legal positivism, but special emphasis is also given to 'existential' philosophers of law deeply inspired by the hermeneutical phenomenology of Martin Heidegger. Lastly, the book encourages specifically philosophical approaches in law to the thinking of French contemporaries whose work has inspired critical legal scholarship during the past ten years.

Parable of the Sower Book by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower Book
  • Author : Octavia E. Butler
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-07-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN Code: 1453263616

Summary: A New York Times Notable Book: In 2025, with the world descending into madness and anarchy, one woman begins a fateful journey toward a better future. “A stunner.” —Flea, musician and actor, TheWall Street Journal Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, disease, war, and chronic water shortages. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others. When fire destroys their compound, Lauren’s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is fraught with danger. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Race, Language and Culture Book by Franz Boas

Race, Language and Culture Book
  • Author : Franz Boas
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 706
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: "Race, Language and Culture" by Franz Boas. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Claude Lévi-Strauss Book by Patrick Wilcken

Claude Lévi-Strauss Book
  • Author : Patrick Wilcken
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-07-04
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1408827336

Summary: Claude Lévi-Strauss, the 'father of modern anthropology' and author of the classic Tristes tropiques, was one of the most influential intellectuals of the second half of the twentieth century. Dislodging Sartre, Camus and de Beauvoir from the pinnacle of French intellectual life in the 1950s, he brought about a sea change in Western thought and inspired a generation of thinkers and writers, including Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes and Jacques Lacan with his structuralist theories. Lévi-Strauss's bohemian childhood and later studies of the emerging discipline of anthropology in the field and the university led him to mix with intellectuals, artists and poets from all over Europe. Tracing the evolution of his ideas through interviews with the man himself, research into his archives and conversations with contemporary anthropologists, Wilcken explores and explains Lévi-Strauss's theories, revealing an artiste manqué who infused his academic writing with an artistic and poetic sensibility.

Past Imperfect Book by Pierre-Philippe Fraiture

Past Imperfect Book
  • Author : Pierre-Philippe Fraiture
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-15
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN Code: 1800345461

Summary: This book proposes to examine French and Francophone intellectual history in the period leading to the decolonization of sub-Saharan Africa (1945-1960). The analysis favours the epistemological links between ethnology, museology, sociology, and (art) history. In this discussion, a specific focus is placed on temporality and the role ascribed by these different disciplines to African pasts, presents, and futures. It is argued here that the post-war context, characterized, inter alia, by the creation of UNESCO, the birth of Présence Africaine and the prevalence of existentialism, bore witness to the development of new regimes of historicity and to the partial refutation of a progress-based modernity. This investigation is predicated on case studies from West and Central Africa (AOF, AEF and Belgian Congo) and, whilst adopting a postcolonial methodology, it explores African and French authors such as Georges Balandier, Cheikh Anta Diop, Frantz Fanon, Chris Marker, Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Alain Resnais, Jean-Paul Sartre and Placide Tempels. This study explores the intellectual legacy of the 'long nineteenth century' and the difficulty encountered by these authors to articulate their anti-colonial agenda away from the modern methodologies of the 'colonial library'. By focussing on issues of intellectual alienation, this book also demonstrates that the post-WW2 period foreshadowed twenty-first century debates on extroversion, racial inequalities, the decolonization of history, and cultural (mis)appropriation.

Blood and Kinship Book by Christopher H. Johnson,Bernhard Jussen,David Warren Sabean,Simon Teuscher

Blood and Kinship Book
  • Author : Christopher H. Johnson,Bernhard Jussen,David Warren Sabean,Simon Teuscher
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2013-01-30
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 0857457500

Summary: The word "blood" awakens ancient ideas, but we know little about its historical representation in Western cultures. Anthropologists have customarily studied how societies think about the bodily substances that unite them, and the contributors to this volume develop those questions in new directions. Taking a radically historical perspective that complements traditional cultural analyses, they demonstrate how blood and kinship have constantly been reconfigured in European culture. This volume challenges the idea that blood can be understood as a stable entity, and shows how concepts of blood and kinship moved in both parallel and divergent directions over the course of European history.

Where Do You Stand? Book by Yael Ohana,Hendrik Otten

Where Do You Stand? Book
  • Author : Yael Ohana,Hendrik Otten
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-02-02
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN Code: 353194326X

Summary: This publication takes up the many and often controversial debates about the nature, content, methods and political significance of intercultural learning in and for the European youth field. Its starting point is the current depoliticisation of intercultural learning in this field, and especially in the programmes of the European Commission and the Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe over the last several years. At the same time, the elevation of “intercultural dialogue” to panacea for all societal problems, from civil war to educational failure, is putting the mobilisational value of intercultural learning to the test.

Sustainability Book by Marcílio de Freitas and Marilene Corrêa da Silva Freitas

Sustainability Book
  • Author : Marcílio de Freitas and Marilene Corrêa da Silva Freitas
  • Publisher : America Star Books
  • Release Date : 2013-12-20
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 1633828972

Summary: The reinvention and the emergency of the capitalism with new worldwide contours, having ecology as the paradigm of modernity, have introduced a set of new problems. The integration of the world economy with environmental questions, the control on the ecological future of the planet, the reinventions of new ethical utopias for the humanity, the universality of the participative democracy, and the construction of the new natural and social contracts on a worldwide scale, are questions that pressure the current systems of thoughts. The fast social depreciation and ecological destruction, putting the future existence of the humanity at risk, constitute a contradiction of the processes of globalization. Mankind has been confronted with this new historical perspective: to construct and incorporate socio-economical enterprises to the notion of sustainable development. This book has the pretension to introduce new elements in this dialogue, reaffirming the importance of the Amazonia in this worldwide political enterprise.