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Black Looks, Race and Representation

By Bell Hooks

Toronto: Between the Lines Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 0921284616 . Between the Lines Press, 1992. Hardcover, NO dustjacket. Black cloth hardcover book in very nice condition. Pages clean and intact, with no markings. Cover is clean, with slight bumping at corners. ; 8vo; 200 pages; In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship—in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film—and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: "the essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert." As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other readers who have engaged with the book since its original release in 1992 can attest, that's exactly what these pieces do. (405noto,0315) .

$59.95

KAFFIRS ARE LIVELIER
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KAFFIRS ARE LIVELIER

By Walker, Oliver

London: Frederick Muller Ltd.. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover - VG+, dustjacket - fair to good. Hardcover is clean and tight with a small amount of spotting to outer edge of pages. Interior of pages clean and unmarked. Jacket has age tanning and numerous edge tears and chips, light soiling, not price clipped. "Since Oliver Walker pilloried White Supremacists in his country in the widely-read Kaffirs are lively, South Africa, under a Nationalist Government, has earned the reputation of being "the polecat of the world". According to the author, "South Africa's capacity to continue flouting world opinion depends on three things which are discussed at length in the book.....; 8vo; They are non-intervention by the great powers; more and more draconian measures to prevent insurrection among the subject Blacks, Indians and Coloureds; and no ganging-up by the thirty-four new Black states to the North..." . (*lower shipping avail to overseas locations) [335-noto] .

$16.50

READY TO RIOT
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READY TO RIOT

By Wright, Nathan Jr.

Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. HC/DJ - fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light scuffing, light edgewear and a few small tears/chips to top edge, price clipped. "Black people in our cities do not need poverty programs, urban renewal, job training, "integration", or public welfare; they need status, and the ability to achieve equitable power relationships with those who have been controlling them....." From front flap. [330-noto]; 8vo .

$8.95

GREAT SCENES FROM MINORITY PLAYWRIGHTS  Seventy-Four Scenes of Cultural  Diversity
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GREAT SCENES FROM MINORITY PLAYWRIGHTS Seventy-Four Scenes of Cultural Diversity

By Cassady, Marsh

Meriwether Publishing, Ltd.. Very Good. 1997. First Edition. Softcover. 1566080290 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings such as front and spine sticker. Internal pages are clean and tight, a little soiling to outer edge of pages. Laminate on cover has light wear to edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 341 pages; A unique collection of 74 scenes from plays by minority playwrights designed to make students aware of cultural diversity in American Theatre. Providing a stepping stone to the study of minority writing, the book presents a variety of scenes for acting and directing practice. Instead of isolated cuttings from a large number of plays, a number of scenes from single plays are included. [510] .

$9.50

FEEDING THE FUTURE  From Fat to Famine: How to Solve the World's Food  Crises
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FEEDING THE FUTURE From Fat to Famine: How to Solve the World's Food Crises

By Heintzman, Andrew & Evan Solomon

House of Anansi Press. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. 0887841864 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked. Jacket has light soiling and a little edge crinkling. ; Ingenuity Project, The; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; From global famine to fast-food fat, from mad cows to depleted soil, what ingenuity is available to alleviate the world’s most pressing problems of food. How can we nourish billions of people without risking our environment? How do we make our food safe? Feeding the Future: From Fat to Famine, How to Solve the World’s Food Crises provides realistic, practical answers to these urgent and challenging questions. Building on the success of Fueling the Future, a national bestseller that was nominated for a National Business Book Award and a Canadian Science Writers’ Association Award, editors Andrew Heintzman and Evan Solomon once again assembled a collection of the clearest, brightest minds from around the world, this time to confront the problem of how we will all eat in the future. The contributors, who include such leading thinkers on food as William I. Atkinson, Kelly Brownell, Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe, Ian MacLachlan, Sylvia Ostry, Carl Safina, Eric Schlosser, and David Wheeler, tackle issues ranging from industrial farming and sustainability to global trade and nutrition. Their ingenious ideas encompass solutions to the developed world’s obesity epidemic, business models for sustainable food production, and emerging technologies and sciences, and they debate the merits of controversial techniques such as the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). By offering workable solutions to the world’s food crises, the contributors to Feeding the Future satisfy one of our most pressing needs: simple, healthy answers. Feeding the Future is the second book in the Ingenuity Project, an annual multimedia series that also includes CBC Radio and Web programs and a magazine partnership with Maclean’s. [582] .

$10.95

GROUNDWORK  Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for Civil Rights
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GROUNDWORK Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for Civil Rights

By McNeil, Genna Rae; Higginbotham, A. Leon

University of Pennsylvania Press. Very Good-. 1983. First Edition. Softcover. 0812211790 . Good cover with very good interior. Internal pages clean, with no writing or highlighting, one earmark seen, light soiling outer edge of pages. Cover has scuffing, a few creases, moderate edgewear and curling at corners. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; "The coalescence of speaker, sentiment, and site summarizes the story that is lovingly detailed in the pages of this jewel of American legal history." --St. Louis Globe-Democrat "A classic. . . . [It] will make an extraordinary contribution to the improvement of race relations and the understanding of race and the American legal process." --Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. , from the foreword [515] .

$19.50

THE SLAVE STATES Before the Civil War

By Olmsted, Frederick Law

Capricorn Books. Very Good. 1959. Fourth Printing. Softcover. 4th printing. Clean, tight condition. Pages unmarked other than name/small stamp on endpage. Cover has light edgewear, a little moreso to corners and creasing to spine. Olmsted wrote these clear-sighted accounts of life in the South in the 1850's as articles in the New York Times and written as they were with balanced intelligence, and ability to see comedy where comedy was, and a hatred of slavery, they rapidly became the most important source of information about life in the slaveholding states of the South... (162osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 255 pages; .

$4.95

RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN CANADA
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RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN CANADA

By Li, Peter S. (editor)

Oxford University Press. Very Good. 1990. Second Printing. Softcover. 0195407210 . Very nice condition. Cover has light corner wear, light crease on front, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Pages are clean, however there are a few pages with pencil underlining. "A collection of twelve essays by leading sociologists, discussing government policies and academic theories that affect how race and ethnic relations are structured and interpreted in Canada. " (443os? ) ; 8vo .

$9.50

MY PLACE
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MY PLACE

By Morgan, Sally

Australia: Fremantle Arts Centre Press. Good+. 1990. Softcover. 0949206318 . Light edge & corner wear, some cover creasing. Name/date written on endpage. First few & last few pages are lightly wrinkling (very light water damage). Age tanning to page edges. Pages are otherwise clean & unmarked. "Growing up in Perth, Australia, in an impoverished, but lively and chaotic household dominated by her mother and grandmother, Morgan was 15 before she realized that she and her four siblings were of mixed Aboriginal descent. In this autobiography, she describes her efforts to identify with and record her family heritage....." ; 8vo .

$5.50

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE BLACK GHETTO
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THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE BLACK GHETTO

By Tabb, William K.

W. W. Norton & Company. Very Good;. 1970. Third Printing. Softcover. 039309930x . Light edge & corner wear, some corner curling, price sticker on front, scuffing, light soiling. Internal pages clean & tight, couple earmarks, light soiling to outer edge pages. "Why the mass of black Americans has been forced to accept economic deprivation in an age of prosperity...a comprehensive study on the economic aspects of the black ghetto..." (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) [osl] ; 8vo .

$4.05

BROKEN SPIRIT
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BROKEN SPIRIT

By Dick, Leonard G.

Cobalt, ON: Highway Book Shop. Very Good. 1978. Second Printing. Softcover. 0889541604 . 2,000 copies in print. Stapled softcover. Retired libary book with usual stamps & stickers, rear pocket. Light edgewear, a little tearing around staples, scuffing/light soiling to cover. Internal pages are clean other than library markings. Drawn from the author's personal experience, conflicts & confrontation with White & Indian societies. Chapter headings: Indian Connections; Unorganized Crime; The Buckskin Politician; There's Money in those Indians; Indians and Cowboys; Native Alcoholics; Bended Knees; The Legal Dilemma; But I'm an Indian; Indian Time; I Knew an Indian Once & What's After Tomorrow? . Young adult & up. (os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 67 pages .

$18.50

DARK THOUGHTS: RACE AND THE ECLIPSE OF SOCIETY
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DARK THOUGHTS: RACE AND THE ECLIPSE OF SOCIETY

By Lemert, Charles

London: Routledge. Very Good+;. 2002. First Edition. Softcover. 0415934451 . Excellent condition - ex-library with heavy laminated cover and usual stamps & stickers - only light wear overall. Interior clean & unmarked. Description: In Dark Thoughts prominent sociologist Charles Lemert compellingly argues that race is the central feature of modern culture; this was true for the twentieth century and it will be true for the twenty-first. If we want to understand how the world works, Lemert explains, we must understand the centrality of race in our lives and in the foundation of our society. We must also be able to face up to what we've done to one another in the name of race. In his characteristically engaging prose, the book tells of the important moments of the twentieth century through the writings of such major figures as W. E. B. Du Bois, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Anna Julia Cooper, Nella Larson, and Malcolm X, always with an eye to the complicated ways that race weaves itself through the fabric of our lives. Dark Thoughts reflects the most urgent social issues at the beginning of the twenty-first century: race relations, multiculturalism, and social justice. ; 8vo .

$9.95

CANADA'S FIRST NATIONS A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times
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CANADA'S FIRST NATIONS A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times

By Dickason, Olive Patricia

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. Good in Good dust jacket. 1992. Hardcover. 0771028016 . Hardcover edition. Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings, light edge wear. Jacket is scuffed, with moderate soiling/spotting to outer edge of pages and inside covers. Pages are otherwise clean and intact. . There is a partial paper split at spine inside front cover, but no loose pages. Illustrated in b/w. 590 pages. ; Miniature Less than 3" tall; 590 pages; This is a comprehensive history of Canada's original inhabitants-- Indians, Inuit, and later, Metis. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines history, anthropology, and archaeology, Dickason tells the story of the more than 50 nations in the territory that is now Canada, beginningwith the arrival of people in North America from across the Bering Strait many thousands of years ago. (Note: Due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required, 1068) .

$21.50

OUTBACK
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OUTBACK

By Thomas Keneally

Rand Mcnally. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1983. Hardcover. 0528811096 . Ex-library with laminated cover & usual stamps & stickers - moderate wear & scuffing to jacket. Hardcover interior is very good, clean & tight. Book edges have moderate wear, some tears to the laminate. B/w & colour photos. "Outback is the heart of Australia, the hinterland, beyond the cities and as foreign to most Australians as it is to Europeans or Americans. In vivid character-sketches and anecdotes Thomas Keneally who has known and loved the outback back all his life evokes a strange, harsh world where seemingly to compete with the climate and landscape everything and everybody is larger than life..." ; 8vo .

$11.95

WITHOUT RESERVE Stories from Urban Natives
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WITHOUT RESERVE Stories from Urban Natives

By Shorten, Lynda

Edmonton, AB: Ne West Publishers. Very Good. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 0920897010 . Signed by author on title page. Light edge wear to covers, a little moreso to corners, some corner curling, light creasing, light soiling outer edge of pages. Pages very good, all intact. 294 pages...; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; " A Collection of autobiographical profiles of Native people who live in a Western Canadian city. In a real and powerful way, their voices and words give a sense of the difficulty, diversity, joy and pride of being an urban Native. You will hear the voices of young and old, male and female, the voices of those who have found a spiritual centre in their Native roots, & those whose journey towards the centre has not yet begun...." [386-notosl] ; Signed by Author .

$11.95

FANTASIES OF THE MASTER RACE Literature, Cinema, and the Colonization of  American Indians
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FANTASIES OF THE MASTER RACE Literature, Cinema, and the Colonization of American Indians

By Churchill, Ward

San Francisco: City Lights Books. Good+. 1998. First Edition. Softcover. 0872863484 . Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings - light edge and corner wear, light soiling. Interior very good except for a few page near rear with light water damage causing some wrinkling, also a few small corner creases. 261 pages..; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Chosen an "Outstanding Book on the Subject of Human Rights in the United States" by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights. In this volume of incisive essays, Ward Churchill looks at representations of American Indians in literature and film, delineating a history of cultural propaganda that has served to support the continued colonization of Native America. During each phase of the genocide of American Indians, the media has played a critical role in creating easily digestible stereotypes of Indians for popular consumption. [375-osl] .

$4.95

LAY BARE THE HEART

By Farmer, James

Arbor House. Good in Good dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0877956243. . Ex-library with laminated cover & usual stamps & stickers. Moderate wear & scuffing of cover, a little loosening of mylar at book edges. Light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight other than a couple small spots seen. 370 pages. Texas native James Farmer is one of the "Big Four" of the turbulent 1960s civil rights movement, along with Martin Luther King, Jr. , Roy Wilkins, and Whitney Young. Farmer might be called the forgotten man of the movement, overshadowed by Martin Luther King, Jr. , who was deeply influenced by Farmer's interpretation of Gandhi's concept of nonviolent protest. In Lay Bare the Heart Farmer tells the story of the heroic civil fights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s. This moving and unsparing personal account captures both the inspiring strengths and human weaknesses He tells his story with forthright honesty. ; 8vo .

$8.55

THE BLACK POWER REVOLT
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THE BLACK POWER REVOLT

By Floyd Barbour (editor)

Collier Books. Good+. 1969. First Edition. Softcover. 0020952902 . Collier 1969 printing. Paperback 12mo. Good condition - light edgewear, creasing to spine and rear, sticker residue on front, light soiling. Interior is clean and tight, however several pages have underlining in pen and name/address inside back cover. 336 pages. Essays by Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, LeRoi Jones, Stokely Carmichael and numerous others. (180-noto). ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$8.95