Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Growing Up Aboriginal in AustraliaWhat is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia n nThis anthology, compiled by award winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question Accounts from well known authors and high profile identities sit alongside those from newly disc

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

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


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

For the Love of Men: From Toxic to a More Mindful Masculinity

For the Love of Men: From Toxic to a More Mindful MasculinityA nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For the Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world while also exploring how being a man has evolved n nIn 2019, traditional masculinity is both rewarded and sanctioned Men grow up being told that boys don t cry and dolls

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

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat PhobiaHow the female body has been racialized for over two hundred years n n n nThere is an obesity epidemic in this country and poor black women are particularly stigmatized as diseased and a burden on the public health care system This is only the most recent incarnation of the fear of fat black women, w

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the ChthuluceneIn the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she

Against Everything: Essays

Against Everything: EssaysIn Against Everything, Mark Greif makes us rethink the ordinary, taking our own lives seriously, exploring how we might live an honest life in these dishonest times In a series of coruscating set pieces, Greif asks why we put ourselves through the pains of exercise, what shopping in organic superma

Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience

Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel ResilienceWhen church and culture look the same n nFor the many Christians eager to prove we can be both holy and cool, cultural pressures are too much We either compartmentalize our faith or drift from it altogether into a world that s so alluring n nHave you wondered lately n n nWhy does the Western church l


MythologiesNo denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis, Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies There is no proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary myths than this book one of the most significant works in French theory, and one that has transformed the way read

Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of SuccessIn this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high achievers different n nHis answer is that we pay too much attention to what succe


OrientalismMore than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said s groundbreaking critique of the West s historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic n nIn this wide ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of orientalism to the cent