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Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class and What We Can Do about It

Thom Hartmann

The American middle class is on its deathbed. People who put in a solid day's work can no longer afford to buy a house, send their kids to college, or even get sick. If you’re not a CEO, you’re probably screwed.    As Air... (read more)


Aging
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The Poetics and Politics of Tuareg Aging: Life Course and Personal Destiny in Niger

Susan J Rasmussen

The Tuareg in Africa understand aging in a way that is distinctly nonlinear -- a dimension of life they measure outside a chronological time frame. For the Tuareg, the life course of an individual is more important to the notion of age than the literal... (read more)


Urban Studies
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A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic

David N Dinkins

How did a scrawny black kid—the son of a barber and a domestic who grew up in Harlem and Trenton—become the 106th mayor of New York City? Its a remarkable journey. David Norman Dinkins was born in 1927, joined the Marine Corps in the waning... (read more)


Suicide
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Deathrights: In Defense of Suicide

M. A. Quest

Deathrights: In Defense of Suicide is a seminal yet definitive work in support of the right to death. Citing historical, cultural, religious, philosophical, literary and popular sources, the author seeks to promote a renewed understanding and acceptance... (read more)


Reference and Methodology
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Contributions to Phenomenology #16: Phenomenology of the Cultural Disciplines

Mano Daniel

Phenomenology of the Cultural Disciplines is an interdisciplinary study, reflecting the recent emergence of various particular forms of `phenomenological philosophy of ...'. Included are such fields as psychology, social sciences and history, as well as... (read more)


Slavery
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Invention of the White Race #02: The Invention of the White Race, Volume 2: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America

Theodore W. Allen

Theodore W. Allen (1919-2005) was an anti-white supremacist, working-class intellectual and activist who began his pioneering work on “white skin privilege” and “white race” privilege in 1965. He co-authored the... (read more)


Poverty
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Faces of Poverty

Jill Duerr Berrick

Most Americans are insulated from the poor; it's hard to imagine the challenges of poverty, the daily fears of crime and victimization, the frustration of not being able to provide for a child. Instead, we are often exposed to the rhetoric and hyperbole... (read more)


Jewish Studies
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The Elections in Israel 2009

Asher Arian

The elections to the 18th Knesset (legislature of Israel) were held on February 10, 2009, almost three years after the elections to the 17th Knesset and approximately twenty months before the original date set for them to be held. The elections are best... (read more)


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