By Paul Nathanson, Katherine Young
Lurid and sensationalized occasions corresponding to the general public reaction to Lorena Bobbitt after she bring to an end her abusive husband's penis, prurient fascination provoked by means of Anita Hill's allegations approximately Clarence Thomas, and the exploitation of the mass homicide of fourteen ladies in Montreal were processed via pop culture because the Nineteen Nineties to supply pervasive misandry - contempt for males, the counterpart of misogyny. Paul Nathanson and Katherine younger think that this unearths a shift within the usa and Canada to a worldview in accordance with ideological feminism, which provides all matters from the perspective of ladies and, within the procedure, explicitly or implicitly assaults males as a category. They argue that ideological feminism is silently reshaping legislation, pubic coverage, schooling, and journalism. Legalizing Misandry deals full of life and compelling facts to illustrate the pervasiveness of this new pondering - from the courts, study rooms, executive committees, and company bureaucracies to legislation and regulations affecting employment, marriage, divorce, custody, sexual harassment, violence, and human rights.
By Matthias Benzer
Theodor Adorno is a widely-studied determine, yet customarily in regards to his paintings on cultural conception, philosophy and aesthetics. The Sociology of Theodor Adorno presents the 1st thorough English-language account of Adorno's sociological considering. Matthias Benzer reads Adorno's sociology via six significant issues: the matter of conceptualising capitalist society; empirical learn; theoretical research; social critique; the sociological textual content; and the query of the non-social. Benzer explains the methodological and theoretical rules informing Adorno's reflections on sociology and illustrates Adorno's method of studying social existence, together with astrology, sexual taboos and racial prejudice. Benzer clarifies Adorno's sociology when it comes to his paintings in different disciplines and the foundation his sociology took from social thinkers akin to Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Kracauer and Benjamin. The publication increases severe questions on the viability of Adorno's sociological mode of approach and its strength contributions and demanding situations to present debates in social technology.
By Melissa Fay Greene
Finalist for the 1991 nationwide publication Award and a brand new York instances striking booklet, Praying for Sheetrock is the tale of McIntosh County, a small, remoted, and gorgeous position at the flowery coast of Georgia--and a county the place, within the Seventies, the white sheriff nonetheless wielded all of the strength, controlling every little thing and everyone. one way or the other the sweeping alterations of the civil rights stream controlled to circumvent McIntosh totally. It took one uneducated, unemployed black guy, Thurnell Alston, to problem the sheriff and his courthouse gang--and to alter the way of living during this group endlessly. "An inspiring and soaking up account of the fight for human dignity and racial equality" (Coretta Scott King)
REVISED variation NOW AVAILABLEFew might dispute that we are living in an unequal and unjust international, yet what factors this inequality to persist? prime social commentator and educational Danny Dorling claims during this well timed ebook that during wealthy international locations inequality is not any longer attributable to now not having sufficient assets to proportion, yet by way of unrecognised and unacknowledged ideals which really propagate it. according to major study throughout more than a few fields, in Injustice Dorling argues that, because the 5 social evils pointed out by means of Beveridge on the sunrise of the British welfare country are steadily being eliminated (ignorance, wish, idleness, squalor and disease), they're being changed by means of 5 new tenets of injustice, that: elitism is effective; exclusion is necessary;prejudice is natural;greed is sweet and melancholy is inevitable. In an off-the-cuff but authoritative sort, Dorling examines who's so much harmed through those injustices and why, and what occurs to people who such a lot gain. Hard-hitting and uncompromising in its name to motion, this can be crucial examining for everybody thinking about social justice.
By Matt de la Peña
The very good, inspiring tale of an
AMERICAN activities HERO, via Newbery Award-winning writer Matt de l. a. Pena.
On the eve of global battle II, African-American boxer Joe Louis fought German Max Schmeling in a bout that had extra at stake than simply the area heavyweight identify. for far of the US, their struggle got here to symbolize America’s struggle with Germany. This based and strong photo publication biography facilities in this ancient struggle during which the yank humans got here jointly to have a good time our nation’s founding ideals.
New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s ebook Award
Booklist Editor's selection most sensible Books of 2011
School Library Journal Best Books of 2011
Within the twenty first century, unfastened time is an more and more important source. while, rest hasn't ever been extra very important for making sure person and social wellbeing and fitness, wellness and caliber of existence. world wide, governments and have duties and possibilities to make sure provision of amenities for leisure and play. to do that they require info on traits in loose time and rest within the community.
This publication is an extended and up to date variation of a prior paintings entitled World relaxation Participation: loose Time within the worldwide Village, through an analogous editors (CABI, 1996). It brings jointly the result of the newest nationwide relaxation participation surveys from 15 nations, together with 3 international locations no longer formerly coated. The e-book additionally contains elevated assurance of time-budget surveys and new topics similar to public coverage dimensions. It additionally examines the methodological difficulties and demanding situations of engaging in nationwide surveys within the box, and their destiny prospects.
By Daniel Pool
For each pissed off reader of the good nineteenth-century English novels of Austen, Trollope, Dickens, or the Brontës who has ever questioned no matter if a duke outranked an earl, while to yell "Tally Ho!" at a fox hunt, or how one landed in "debtor's prison," here's a "delightful reader's better half that lighting fixtures up the literary dark" (The big apple Times).
This attention-grabbing, full of life consultant clarifies the occasionally weird and wonderful maze of principles, laws, and customs that ruled daily life in Victorian England. writer Daniel Pool presents numerous exciting information (did you recognize that the "plums" in Christmas plum pudding have been really raisins?) at the Church of britain, intercourse, Parliament, dinner events, kingdom apartment traveling, and a number of different facets of nineteenth-century English lifestyles -- either "upstairs" and "downstairs."
An illuminating thesaurus supplies at a look the that means and value of phrases starting from "ague" to "wainscoting," the specifics of the forex approach, and a full of life host of alternative information and curiosities of the day.
By Ellis Cose
A debatable and greatly heralded examine the race-related soreness and anger felt via the main revered, top proficient, and wealthiest participants of the black neighborhood.
By Laura J. Miller
In Reluctant Capitalists, Miller appears to be like at a century of e-book retailing, demonstrating that the independent/chain dynamic isn't solely new. it all started 100 years in the past while shops all started promoting books, persevered throughout the Sixties with the emergence of nationwide chain shops, and exploded with the formation of “superstores” within the Nineteen Nineties. the appearance of the net has additional spurred super adjustments in how booksellers process their enterprise. All of those adjustments have met resistance from ebook execs and readers who think that the booklet enterprise may still in some way be “above” industry forces and as a substitute embody extra noble priorities.
Miller makes use of interviews with book place clients and individuals of the e-book to give an explanation for why books evoke such specified and heated reactions. She finds why shoppers have such fierce loyalty to sure bookstores and why they determine so strongly with kinds of books. within the approach, she additionally teases out the meanings of retailing and intake in American tradition at huge, underscoring her element that any kind of purchaser habit is necessarily political, with outcomes for groups in addition to advertisement institutions.
By Mark S. Weiner
Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for ideas enhancing international Order
A energetic, wide-ranging meditation on human improvement that provides magnificent classes for the way forward for sleek individualism, The Rule of the Clan examines the constitutional rules and cultural associations of kin-based societies, from medieval Iceland to fashionable Pakistan.
Mark S. Weiner, a professional in constitutional legislations and felony background, indicates us that real person freedom will depend on the life of a powerful nation devoted to the general public curiosity. within the absence of a fit nation, he explains, people clearly are likely to create felony buildings founded now not on participants yet quite on nuclear family teams. the fashionable liberal country makes individualism attainable by way of conserving this strong force in check―and we forget about the ongoing danger to liberal values and associations at our peril. even as, for contemporary individualism to outlive, liberals should also recognize the profound social and mental merits the guideline of the extended family offers and realize the loss humanity sustains in its transition to modernity.
Masterfully argued and jam-packed with wealthy old aspect, Weiner's research speaks either to trendy liberal societies and to constructing international locations riven by means of "clannism," together with Muslim societies within the wake of the Arab Spring.