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


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

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 Body Papers

The Body PapersWinner of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Grace Talusan s memoir The Body Papers bravely explores her experiences with sexual abuse, depression, cancer, and life as a Filipino immigrant, supplemented with government documents, medical records, and family photos.Born in the Philip

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of UsA highly readable and entertaining first look at how today s members of iGen the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid 1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.With g

Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film

Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through FilmEdinburgh based cartoonist Edward Ross uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favourite films In Filmish, Ross s cartoon alter ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing us to some of the strange and fascinating concepts at work in the movies Each chapter focus

Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal

Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to HealFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing American Adult, an intimate and urgent assessment of the existential crisis facing our nation n nSomething is wrong We all know it n nAmerican life expectancy is declining for a third straight year Birth rates are dropping Nearly half of u

Darkly: Blackness and America’s Gothic Soul

Darkly: Blackness and America’s Gothic SoulLeila Taylor takes us into the dark heart of the American gothic, analysing the ways it relates to race in America in the twenty first century n nHaunted houses, bitter revenants and muffled heartbeats under floorboards the American gothic is a macabre tale based on a true story n nPart memoir and p

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

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

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


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

Between the World and Me

Between the World and MeThis is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta Nehisi Coates offers a powerfu