White Teeth
Score: 4
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White Teeth


  • Author: Zadie Smith
  • Release Date : 2001-06-12
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 4555638 Bytes


Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no prob...

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
Score: 4.5
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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States


  • Author: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 1071322 Bytes


2015 Recipient of the American Book AwardThe first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples  Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire.In An Indigenous Peoples’ History ...

Racial and Ethnic Groups

Racial and Ethnic Groups


  • Author : Richard T. Schaefer
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 020584233X


Racial and Ethnic Groups Book Description :

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Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life

Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2004-09-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0309165865


Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life Book Description :

As the population of older Americans grows, it is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. Differences in health by racial and ethnic status could be increasingly consequential for health policy and programs. Such differences are are not simply a matter of education or ability to pay for health care. For instance, Asian Americans and Hispanics appear to be in better health, on a number of indicators, than White Americans, despite, on average, lower socioeconomic status. The reasons are complex, including possible roles for such factors as selective migration, risk behaviors, exposure to various stressors, patient attitudes, and geographic variation in health care. This volume, produced by a multidisciplinary panel, considers such possible expla...

Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life

Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2004-10-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309092111


Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life Book Description :

In their later years, Americans of different racial and ethnic backgrounds are not in equally good--or equally poor--health. There is wide variation, but on average older Whites are healthier than older Blacks and tend to outlive them. But Whites tend to be in poorer health than Hispanics and Asian Americans. This volume documents the differentials and considers possible explanations. Selection processes play a role: selective migration, for instance, or selective survival to advanced ages. Health differentials originate early in life, possibly even before birth, and are affected by events and experiences throughout the life course. Differences in socioeconomic status, risk behavior, social relations, and health care all play a role. Separate chapter...

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Disease

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Disease


  • Author : Anthony P. Polednak
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0195059700


Racial and Ethnic Differences in Disease Book Description :

This book presents a comprehensive account of differences in the frequencies of various diseases among a wide range of racial and ethnic groups throughout the world today. It provides epidemiologists, physicians, sociologists, and anthropologists with a methodological framework for understanding the concepts of race and ethnic group, the use of these concepts in epidemiology, and the interpretation of epidemiologic studies of disease. The volume includes information on the physical anthropology of major racial/ethnic groups, as well as chapters on genetic diseases, infectious and parasitic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and many other chronic disorders. Each chapter provides descriptive information on the relative frequencies of diseases...

Revel for Racial and Ethnic Groups Access Card

Revel for Racial and Ethnic Groups Access Card


  • Author : Richard T. Schaefer
  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Release Date : 2018-07-24
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0135193281


Revel for Racial and Ethnic Groups Access Card Book Description :

For courses in Race and Ethnic Relations Highlight the changing dynamics of the U.S. population Revel(TM) Racial and Ethnic Groups helps students view race and ethnic relations in a sociohistorical context, so they can understand the past and see how to shape the future. Author Richard Schaefer's narrative is driven by engaging first-person accounts that illuminate the changing dynamics of the U.S. population, and reveal the stories behind these changes. In addition to thoroughly updated data and contemporary topics, the 15th Edition offers new Relations Across Boundaries features that focus on interactions between different groups. Revel is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces th...

Ethnicity Without Groups

Ethnicity Without Groups


  • Author : Rogers Brubaker
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674015398


Ethnicity Without Groups Book Description :

By shifting the analytical focus from identity to identifications, from groups as entities to group-making projects, from shared culture to categorisation, from substance to process, Brubaker shows that ethnicity, race and nation are not things in the world but perspectives of the world....

Race Or Ethnicity

Race Or Ethnicity


  • Author : Jorge J. E. Gracia
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0801473594


Race Or Ethnicity Book Description :

"What is race? What is ethnicity? Should we think of them as identities? Can they be effectively individuated? How are they related? How do the relations between them influence pressing issues concerned with social identity, gender, racism, assimilation, exploitation, justice, the law, and public policy? And how are the answers to these questions affected by the Black and Latino experience in the United States"—From the Preface This collection of new essays explores the relation between race and ethnicity and its social and political implications. Although much work has been done on the philosophy of race in the past century in the United States, the concept of ethnicity has only recently awoken the interest of American philosophers, and the relati...

Race and Ethnic Relations in Canada

Race and Ethnic Relations in Canada


  • Author : Professor of Sociology Peter S Li
  • Publisher : Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press Canada
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015019637274


Race and Ethnic Relations in Canada Book Description :

A collection of new essays by a leading Canadian sociologist, this text covers a broad range of subjects on race and ethnicity in Canada: a demographic overview; human rights; policies on native people; multiculturalism; the politics of culture and language; ethnic identity and survival; the political economy of race and ethnicity; and gender and class....