The Origin of Others

The Origin of OthersAmerica s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging What is race and why does it matter What motivates the human tendency to construct Others W

BTTM FDRS

BTTM FDRSOnce a thriving working class neighborhood on Chicago s south side, the Bottomyards is now the definition of urban blight When an aspiring fashion designer named Darla and her image obsessed friend, Cynthia, descend upon the neighborhood in search of cheap rent, they soon discover something far m

Darkly: Blackness and America’s Gothic Soul

Darkly: Blackness and America’s Gothic SoulLeila Taylor takes us into the dark heart of the American gothic, analysing the ways it relates to race in America in the twenty first century n nHaunted houses, bitter revenants and muffled heartbeats under floorboards the American gothic is a macabre tale based on a true story n nPart memoir and p

Jay-Z: Made in America

Jay-Z: Made in AmericaJay Z Made in America is the fruit of Michael Eric Dyson s decade of teaching the work of one of the greatest poets this nation has produced, as gifted a wordsmith as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove But as a rapper, he s sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an art

The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America

The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in AmericaA New York Times Best Seller Searing Dispatches from the Urban Zones Where African American Men Have Become an Endangered SpeciesTo many in the age of Obama, America had succeeded in going beyond race, putting the divisions of the past behind us And then seventeen year old Trayvon Martin was shot

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobian her first book, sociologist Strings sociology, Univ of California, Irvine explores the historical development of prothin, antifat ideologies deployed in support of Western, patriarchal white supremacy Beginning in the aesthetic ideals circulated by Renaissance thinkers and artists and bringing