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Harlem Is Nowhere

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Author: Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847084591
Size: 75.17 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: A walker, a reader and a gazer, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is also a skilled talker whose impromptu kerbside exchanges with Harlem's most colourful residents are transmuted into a slippery, silky set of observations on what change and opportunity have wrought in this small corner of a big city, Harlem, with its outsize reputation and even-larger influence. Hers is a beguilingly well-written meditation on the essence of black Harlem, as it teeters on the brink of seeing its poorer residents and their rich histories turfed out by commercial developers intent on providing swish condos for cool-seeking (and mostly white) gentrifiers. In a mix of conversations with scholars and streetcorner men, thoughtful musings on notable antecedents and illustrious Harlemites of the twentieth century, and her own story of migration (from Texas to Harlem via Harvard), Rhodes-Pitts exhibits a sensitivity and subtlety in her writing that is very impressive and very promising. There are echoes of Joan Didion's distinctive rhythms in her prose. This is an exceptionally striking and alluring debut.


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Author: Джеймс Еллрой
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171273759
Size: 63.43 MB
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Languages : uk
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Presumed Criminal

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Author: Carl Suddler
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479806757
Size: 50.39 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book Description: A startling examination of the deliberate criminalization of black youths from the 1930s to today A stark disparity exists between black and white youth experiences in the justice system today. Black youths are perceived to be older and less innocent than their white peers. When it comes to incarceration, race trumps class, and even as black youths articulate their own experiences with carceral authorities, many Americans remain surprised by the inequalities they continue to endure. In this revealing book, Carl Suddler brings to light a much longer history of the policies and strategies that tethered the lives of black youths to the justice system indefinitely. The criminalization of black youth is inseparable from its racialized origins. In the mid-twentieth century, the United States justice system began to focus on punishment, rather than rehabilitation. By the time the federal government began to address the issue of juvenile delinquency, the juvenile justice system shifted its priorities from saving delinquent youth to purely controlling crime, and black teens bore the brunt of the transition. In New York City, increased state surveillance of predominantly black communities compounded arrest rates during the post–World War II period, providing justification for tough-on-crime policies. Questionable police practices, like stop-and-frisk, combined with media sensationalism, cemented the belief that black youth were the primary cause for concern. Even before the War on Crime, the stakes were clear: race would continue to be the crucial determinant in American notions of crime and delinquency, and black youths condemned with a stigma of criminality would continue to confront the overwhelming power of the state.


Dawoud Bey

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Author: Matthew S. Witkovsky
Publisher: Art Inst of Chicago
ISBN: 9780300181265
Size: 73.17 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Photography
Languages : en
Pages : 80
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Book Description: " ... published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by and presented at the Art Institute of Chicago from May 2 to September 9, 2012"--T.p. verso.


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Author: Денніс Лігейн
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171228133
Size: 36.27 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : uk
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Author: Джоджо Мойєс
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171258466
Size: 78.43 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : uk
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Book Description: •Від автора найпопулярніших романтичних бестселерів •Сенсаційне продовження проникливих історій «До зустрічі з тобою» та «Після тебе» Лу Кларк намагається втекти від свого минулого і переїздить до Нью-Йорка. В Англії вона залишає Сема, який колись допоміг їй оговтатися від болю втрати. А тепер Лу фактично тікає від чоловіка, прирікаючи їхні стосунки на випробування відстанню. У великому місті дівчина починає життя спочатку і влаштовується на роботу до заможного сімейства Ґопніків. Вона одразу опиняється у вирі їхніх таємниць та пристрастей, розчиняючись у чужій родині. Лу не вистачає часу навіть на коротку ромову із Семом, який щодня віддаляється… Але коли одного дня доля випадково зіштовхує її з чоловіком на ім’я Джошуа Райан, усе змінюється. Та от чи змінить нове кохання саму Лу? Чи зможе вона нарешті віднайти щастя і припинити розриватися між минулим та майбутнім? Прекрасний і теплий фінал трилогії. Ви отримаєте надзвичайну насолоду від читання кожної сторінки.


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Author: Джек Лондон
Publisher: Glagoslav Publications
ISBN: 9660386052
Size: 23.76 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : uk
Pages : 256
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Book Description: Повість «Білий Зуб» відомого американського письменника Джека Лондона (1876—1916) описує події, які відбувалися під час золотої лихоманки на Алясці. Напіввовк-напівсобака народився на волі, але був приручений. Жорстокий і суворий світ, який оточував його, загрожував неминучою загибеллю. І лише зустріч з доброю людиною допомогла йому вижити. Автор розповідає про вірність і дружбу, що може бути між твариною та людиною, про нелегкий вибір Білого Зуба між природними інстинктами лютого хижака та любов’ю до свого господаря.


Voices In Black White

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Author: Katharine Whittemore
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 76.30 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 247
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Book Description: Introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Mark Twain, Ralph Ellison, James Bladwin, William Faulkner, Maya Angelou, Shelby Steele, William Styron and others examine race in America.


Sweet Home

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Author: Charles Scruggs
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 68.21 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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Book Description: In this groundbreaking book Charles Scruggs identifies the black urban experience as a driving force behind the twentieth-century Afro-American novel, resulting in a rich fictional tradition that runs from Paul Laurence Dunbar's "The Sport of the Gods" through Toni Morrison's "Beloved." Scruggs begins by discussing the treatment of the Great Migration to the city in Afro-American writing from W. E. B. DuBois and Dunbar through the Harlem writers, establishing both the continuities and breaks between that tradition and that of the writers coming after the Depression. He then considers how four post-Harlem Renaissance novelists--Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison--conceive of the modern city. Scruggs shows how these four writers see the Afro-American's relationship to elite, popular, and mass forms of culture in city life. He also explores the ways in which their writing presents "alternative spaces" that exist alongside of, and often counter to, the visible configurations of the dominant culture.


Racial And Ethnic Politics

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Author: Rutledge M. Dennis
Publisher: Jai Press
ISBN:
Size: 26.10 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 319
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