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Ethnic Studies

  • Now an HBOģ Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor¬†black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping,...

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2010
  • 2015 Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples ¬† Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land....

    Publisher : Beacon Press
    published : 2014
  • Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. Here are the frenetic families managing their children's hectic schedules of "leisure" activities;...

    Publisher : University of California Press
    published : 2011
  • Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the U.S. has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history, what can be called the colorization of America. But the same nation that elected its first Black president on a wave of hope?another four-letter word?is...

    Publisher : St. Martin's Press
    published : 2014
  • A Vietnamese Bicycle Days by a stunning new voice in American letters. Andrew X. Pham dreamed of becoming a writer. Born in Vietnam and raised in California, he held technical jobs at United Airlines-and always carried a letter of resignation in his briefcase. His father had been a POW of the Vietcong; his family came to America as "boat people."...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2010
  • This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity...

    Publisher : Smithsonian
    published : 2012
  • Analysis and Interpretation of Ethnographic Data: A Mixed Methods Approach, Second Edition , is a comprehensive treatment of analysis strategies used in ethnographic research, addressing the ?crunching? and manipulation of both qualitative and quantitative ethnographic data.

    Publisher : AltaMira Press
    published : 2012
  • NOW AVAILABLE¬† IN EBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME Every year, Ceyala "Lala" Reyes' family--aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and Lala's six older brothers--packs up three cars and, in a wild ride, drive from Chicago to the Little Grandfather and Awful Grandmother's house in Mexico City for the summer. Struggling to find a voice above the boom of her brothers...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2013
  • In the bestselling tradition of Hillbilly Elegy , the acclaimed bestseller than explains why white America has become fractured and divided in education and class In Coming Apart , Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites as a way of driving home the...

    Publisher : The Crown Publishing Group
    published : 2012
  • Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" ( Publishers Weekly ) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," by Library Journal , Braiding Sweetgrass is poised to be a classic of nature writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall...

    Publisher : Milkweed Editions
    published : 2013