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e-artnow presents to you a unique legal civil right collection comprised of the most important U.S. Civil Rights Acts and Supreme Court decisions considering racial discrimination. Table of Contents: Emancipation Proclamation & Gettysburg Address (1863) Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1865) Civil Rights Act of 1866 Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1868) Reconstruction Acts (1867-1868) Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1870) Enforcement Act of 1870 The First Enforcement Act of 1871 (to enforce the rights of citizens of the United States to vote in the several States of this Union) The Second Enforcement Act of 1871 (Ku Klux Klan Act) Civil Rights Act of 1875 Executive Order 9981 (1948) Voting Rights Law of 1965 Executive Order 11246 (1965) Fair Housing Act (1968) United States Code Title 18 Chapter 13 (1968, 1976, 1988, 1994, 2009) The Community Reinvestment Act (1977) Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (2007) Case Law: Strauder v. West Virginia (1880) Buchanan v. Warley (1917) Shelley v. Kraemer (1948) Sweatt v. Painter (1950) Brown v. Board of Education (1954) Boynton v. Virginia (1960) Heart of Atlanta Motel Inc. v. United States (1964) Loving v. Virginia (1967) Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co. (1968) Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) Batson v. Kentucky (1986)

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With the originality and energy that have marked his earlier works, Eric Wolf now explores the historical relationship of ideas, power, and culture. Responding to anthropology's long reliance on a concept of culture that takes little account of power, Wolf argues that power is crucial in shaping the circumstances of cultural production. Responding to social-science notions of ideology that incorporate power but disregard the ways ideas respond to cultural promptings, he demonstrates how power and ideas connect through the medium of culture.<br /><br />Wolf advances his argument by examining three very different societies, each remarkable for its flamboyant ideological expressions: the Kwakiutl Indians of the Northwest Pacific Coast, the Aztecs of pre-Hispanic Mexico, and National Socialist Germany. Tracing the history of each case, he shows how these societies faced tensions posed by ecological, social, political, or psychological crises, prompting ideological responses that drew on distinctive, historically rooted cultural understandings. In each case study, Wolf analyzes how the regnant ideology intertwines with power around the pivotal relationships that govern social labor. Anyone interested in the history of anthropology or in how the social sciences make comparisons will want to join Wolf in <i>Envisioning Power</i>.

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Does a young person commit suicide every thirteen minutes in the United States? Are four million women really battered to death by their husbands or boyfriends each year? Is methamphetamine our number one drug problem today? Alarming statistics bombard our daily lives, appearing in the news, on the Web, seemingly everywhere. But all too often, even the most respected publications present numbers that are miscalculated, misinterpreted, hyped, or simply misleading.<br> <br> This new edition contains revised benchmark statistics, updated resources, and a new section on the rhetorical uses of statistics, complete with new problems to be spotted and new examples illustrating those problems. Joel Best’s best seller exposes questionable uses of statistics and guides the reader toward becoming a more critical, savvy consumer of news, information, and data.<br> <br> Entertaining, informative, and concise, <i>Stat-Spotting</i> takes a commonsense approach to understanding data and doesn't require advanced math or statistics.

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After living in San Francisco for fifteen years, journalist Gordon Young found himself yearning for his Rust Belt hometown: Flint, Michigan, the birthplace of General Motors and the &ldquo;star&rdquo; of the Michael Moore documentary <I>Roger &amp; Me.</I> Hoping to rediscover and help a place that had once boasted one of the world&rsquo;s highest per capita income levels but had become one of the country&#39;s most impoverished and dangerous cities, he returned to Flint with the intention of buying a house. What he found was a place of stark contrasts and dramatic stories, where an exotic dancer could afford a lavish mansion, speculators scooped up cheap houses by the dozen on eBay, and arson was often the quickest route to neighborhood beautification.<BR /><BR /> Skillfully blending personal memoir, historical inquiry, and interviews with Flint residents, Young constructs a vibrant tale of a once-thriving city still fighting&mdash;despite overwhelming odds&mdash;to rise from the ashes. He befriends a ragtag collection of urban homesteaders and die-hard locals who refuse to give up as they try to transform Flint into a smaller, greener town that offers lessons for cities all over the world. Hard-hitting, insightful, and often painfully funny, <I>Teardown</I> reminds us that cities are ultimately defined by people, not politics or economics.

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In the beginning, the World Wide Web was exciting and open to the point of anarchy, a vast and intimidating repository of unindexed confusion. Into this creative chaos came Google with its dazzling mission—"To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible"—and its much-quoted motto, «Don’t be evil.» In this provocative book, Siva Vaidhyanathan examines the ways we have used and embraced Google—and the growing resistance to its expansion across the globe. He exposes the dark side of our Google fantasies, raising red flags about issues of intellectual property and the much-touted Google Book Search. He assesses Google’s global impact, particularly in China, and explains the insidious effect of Googlization on the way we think. Finally, Vaidhyanathan proposes the construction of an Internet ecosystem designed to benefit the whole world and keep one brilliant and powerful company from falling into the «evil» it pledged to avoid.

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Drawing on research from around the world, this atlas gives shape and meaning to statistics, making it an indispensable resource for understanding global inequalities and an inspiration for social and political action. Inequality underlies many of the challenges facing the world today, and <i>The Atlas of Global Inequalities</i> considers the issue in all its dimensions. Organized in thematic parts, it maps not only the global distribution of income and wealth, but also inequalities in social and political rights and freedoms. It describes how inadequate health services, unsafe water, and barriers to education hinder people’s ability to live their lives to the full; assesses poor transport, energy, and digital communication infrastructures and their effect on economic development; and highlights the dangers of unclean and unhealthy indoor and outdoor environments. Through world, regional, and country maps, and innovative and intriguing graphics, the authors unravel the complexity of inequality, revealing differences between countries as well as illustrating inequalities within them.<br /><br />Topics include: the discrimination suffered by children with a disability; the impact of inefficient and dangerous household fuels on the daily lives and long-term health of those who rely on them; the unequal opportunities available to women; and the reasons for families’ descent into, and reemergence from, poverty.

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This magnificently produced atlas provides a unique visual survey of the profound economic, political, and social changes taking place in China, as well as their implications for the world at large. <br /><br />China has the world's fastest-growing economy and is the second-largest trading nation. With its pro-entrepreneurial outlook and population of 1.3 billion, it offers unique opportunities for domestic and overseas investors. This dynamic volume provides an abundance of information on China's new wealth, growing unemployment, mass migration to the cities, and trade disputes. <br /><br /><b>Completely Revised and Updated: <br /><br />* Vivid full-color maps convey a wealth of information quickly and efficiently <br /><br />* Comprehensive information on China's population, employment, agriculture, industry, and economics </b><br /><br /><i>Copub: Myriad Editions Limited </i>

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Herbert Marcuse, Erich Fromm, Max Horkheimer, Franz Neumann, Theodor Adorno, Leo Lowenthal—the impact of the Frankfurt School on the sociological, political, and cultural thought of the twentieth century has been profound. <i>The Dialectical Imagination</i> is a major history of this monumental cultural and intellectual enterprise during its early years in Germany and in the United States. Martin Jay has provided a substantial new preface for this edition, in which he reflects on the continuing relevance of the work of the Frankfurt School.

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A groundbreaking argument for the political rights of animals In When Animals Speak, Eva Meijer develops a new, ground-breaking theory of language and politics, arguing that non-human animals speak—and, most importantly, act—politically. From geese and squid to worms and dogs, she highlights the importance of listening to animal voices, introducing ways to help us bridge the divide between the human and non-human world. Drawing on insights from science, philosophy, and politics, Meijer provides fascinating, real-world examples of animal communities who use their voices to speak, and act, in political ways. When Animals Speak encourages us to rethink our relations with other animals, showing that their voices should be taken into account as the starting point for a new interspecies democracy.