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Honky

Dalton Conley.

November 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 243 pages.

This personal memoir is the coming-of-age story of a white boy growing up in a neighborhood of predominantly African American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side....

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Shifting Ethnic Boundaries and Inequality in Israel

Aziza Khazzoom.

March 2008; published online June 2013.

Book. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 360 pages.

Why do racial and ethnic groups discriminate against each other? The most common sociological answer is that they want to monopolize scarce resources—good jobs or top educations—for...

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Changing Inequality

Rebecca M. Blank.

July 2011; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 240 pages.

This book offers a comprehensive analysis of an economic trend that has been reshaping the United States over the past three decades: rapidly rising income inequality. It provides an...

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Reproducing Race

Khiara Bridges.

March 2011; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 306 pages.

This book, an ethnography of pregnancy and birth at a large New York City public hospital, explores the role of race in the medical setting. The book investigates how race—commonly seen as...

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The Nature of Race

Ann Morning.

June 2011; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 328 pages.

What do Americans think “race” means? What determines one's race — appearance, ancestry, genes, or culture? How do education, government, and business influence our views on race? To...

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Obama and the Biracial Factor

Edited by Andrew Jolivette.

February 2012; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 256 pages.

Obama and the Biracial Factor is the first book to explore the significance of mixed-race identity as a key factor in the election of President Obama and examines the...

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Raised Up Down Yonder

Angela McMillan Howell.

December 2013; published online May 2014.

Book. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 224 pages.

This book attempts to shift focus away from why black youth are “problematic” to explore what their daily lives actually entail. The book focuses on the small community of Hamilton,...

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The Naxalites and their Ideology

Rabindra Ray.

April 2012; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 292 pages.

The Naxalite beginnings are by now history, and not a little nostalgia tinges the memory of these dreaded events. The leaders, the organizers, the spine, and the continuity of the movement...

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One Nation, Uninsured

Jill Quadagno.

October 2006; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 288 pages.

Every industrial nation in the world guarantees its citizens access to essential health care services—every country, that is, except the United States. In fact, one in eight Americans—43...

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Gypsies and Travellers

Edited by Joanna Richardson and A. Ka Tat Tsang.

September 2012; published online May 2013.

Book. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 224 pages.

The eviction at Dale Farm in the UK in 2011 brought the conflicting issues relating to Gypsy and Traveller accommodation to the attention of the world's media. However, as the furore...

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