Sample of books, videos, and web sites about the Jim Crow Era and racist imagery.
Ethnic Notions by Marlon RiggsDocumentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing the evolution of the deeply rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice
Call Number: Video V R536 E83 [DVD]
Publication Date: 1986
Jim Crow America by Catherine M. Lewis (Editor); J. Richard Lewis (Editor)Primary source materials from 1828 to 1980 that reveal how the Jim Crow era affects how historians practice their craft. The book is chronologically organized into five sections, each of which focuses on a different historical period in the story of Jim Crow: inventing, building, living, resisting, and dismantling. Many of the fifty-six documents and eighteen images and cartoons, many of which have not been published before, reveal something significant about this subject or offer an unconventional or unexpected perspective on this era. The book also has an annotated bibliography, a list of key players, a timeline, and key topics for consideration.
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 2009
Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow by Elizabeth AbelTraces the career of Jim Crow signs--simplified in cultural memory to the "colored/white" labels that demarcated the public spaces of the American South--from their intellectual and political origins in the second half of the nineteenth century through their dismantling by civil rights activists in the 1960s and '70s. Abel also brilliantly investigates the semiotic system through which segregation worked to reveal how the signs functioned in particular spaces and contexts that shifted the grounds of race from the somatic to the social sphere.
Images That Injure by Paul M. LesterImages That Injure is a collection of essays that discuss visual messages that harm and perpetuate misleading myths about members of various cultural groups. The volume begins with a general overview and includes ethnic, gender, age, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, and miscellaneous (from politicians to police officers) stereotypes with contributions written by some of the leading experts in the field of mass communications.
Call Number: P96 S74 I45 1996
Publication Date: 1996
Amos n' Andy: Andy plays Santa Claus. Sapphire's turkey dinner.2 episodes originally produced as a television series in 1950. Includes a special short with the creators of the show wishing the audience a Merry Christmas. Also featured is Amos' famous interpretation of the Lord's Prayer, a Yuletide tradition on the "Amos n' Andy" program since 1940.
Call Number: Video T A46 A469
Publication Date: 1950
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel WilkersonIsabel Wilkerson examines the unspoken hidden caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more.
State of Deception by Steven Luckert; Susan Bachrach; Anon"Propaganda," Adolf Hitler wrote in 1924, "is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert." State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda documents how, in the 1920s and 1930s, the Nazi Party used posters, newspapers, rallies, and the new technologies of radio and film to sway millions with its vision for a new Germany--reinforced by fear-mongering images of state "enemies." These images promoted indifference toward the suffering of neighbors, disguised the regime's genocidal actions, and insidiously incited ordinary people to carry out or tolerate mass violence.The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is addressing this topic today because, in an age of instant electronic communication, disseminators of messages and images of intolerance and hate have new tools, while at the same time consumers seem less able to cope with the vast amounts of unmediated information bombarding them daily. It is hoped that a deeper understanding of the complexities of the past may help us respond more effectively to today's propaganda campaigns and biased messages.
Propaganda by Anthony RhodesPropaganda reveals how different countries treated similar themes, how countries borrowed from each other, how persuasive propaganda symbols (such as "V for victory") originated.
Prisoner of Paradise by Malcolm Clarke; Stuart SenderThe startling true story of Kurt Gerron, a well-known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star in Berlin in the 1920's and '30's ... [He] was captured and sent to a concentration camp, where he was ordered to write and direct a pro-Nazi propaganda film [entitled 'Theresienstadt : ein dokumentarfilm aus dem jüdischen siedlungsgebiet']
Call Number: ideo D P747 [DVD]
Publication Date: 2002
Afterimage by Joshua HirschAvailable on JSTOR and ProQuest. The appearance of Alain Resnais' 1955 French documentary "Night anda Fog" heralded the beginning of a new form of cinema, one that used the narrative techniques of modernism to provoke a new historical consciousness. "Afterimage" presents a theory of posttraumatic film based on the encounter between cinema and the Holocaust. Locating its origin in the vivid shock of wartime footage, " Afterimage" focuses on a group of crucial documentary and fiction films that were pivotal to the spread of this cinematic form across different nations and genres.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2003
Studying the Holocaust by Ronnie S. LandauSensitive and appropriate teaching of the Holocaust is essential at all levels of formal and informal education. The Holocaust Education Reader by Ronnie Landau provides an educational companion for all those teaching this subject. The book is designed to challenge student use of primary resources and encourage extra-disciplinary analysis. This authoritative guide contains: * a guide to major dilemmas confronting teachers * documentary and literary selected readings * suggested teaching activities * an analysis of 'genocide' in the modern era * a chronology of the period * selected bibliography, list of principal characters and a glossary of important terms.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 1998
Witnessing Witnessing by Thomas TreziseAvailable on both JSTOR and ProQuest. Witnessing Witnessing focuses critical attention on those who receive the testimony of Holocaust survivors. Questioning the notion that traumatic experience is intrinsically unspeakable and that the Holocaust thus lies in a quasi-sacred realm beyond history, the book asks whether much current theory does not have the effect of silencing the voices of real historical victims. It thereby challenges widely accepted theoretical views about the representation of trauma in general and the Holocaust in particular as set forth by Giorgio Agamben, Cathy Caruth, Berel Lang, and Dori Laub. It also reconsiders, in the work of Theodor Adorno and Emmanuel Levinas, reflections on ethics and aesthetics after Auschwitz as these pertain to the reception of testimony. Referring at length to videotaped testimony and to texts by Charlotte Delbo, Primo Levi, and Jorge Semprun, the book aims to make these voices heard. In doing so, it clarifies the problems that anyone receiving testimony may encounter and emphasizes the degree to which listening to survivors depends on listening to ourselves and to one another. Witnessing Witnessing seeks to show how, in the situation of address in which Holocaust survivors call upon us, we discover our own tacit assumptions about the nature of community and the very manner in which we practice it.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2013-09-03
Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement by Serena ParekhThis book is a philosophical analysis of the ethical treatment of refugees and stateless people, a group of people who, though extremely important politically, have been greatly under theorized philosophically. The limited philosophical discussion of refugees by philosophers focuses narrowly on the question of whether or not we, as members of Western states, have moral obligations to admit refugees into our countries. This book reframes this debate and shows why it is important to think ethically about people who will never be resettled and who live for prolonged periods outside of all political communities. Parekh shows why philosophers ought to be concerned with ethical norms that will help stateless people mitigate the harms of statelessness even while they remain formally excluded from states. The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315883854, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2016-11-11
Climate Refugees by Collectif Argos; Jean Jouzel; Hubert ReevesWe have all seen photographs of neighborhoods wrecked and abandoned after a hurricane, of dry, cracked terrain that was once fertile farmland, of islands wiped out by a tsunami. But what happens to the people who live in these areas? According to the United Nations, some 150 million people will become climate refugees by 2050. The journalists and photographers of Collectif Argos have spent four years seeking out the first wave of people displaced by the consequences of climate change. Using the massive 2,500-page report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as their guide, these photographers and writers pinpointed nine locales around the world in which global warming has had a measureable impact. In Climate Refugees, they take us to these places -- from the dust bowl that was once Lake Chad to the melting permafrost in Alaska -- offering a first-hand look in words and photographs at the devastating effects of rising global temperatures on the daily lives of ordinary people.
Call Number: GF71 C57 2010
Publication Date: 2010
The Children by Sebastiao SalgadoIn The Children: Refugees and Migrants, Sebastiano Salgado gives us portraits of children under the age of fifteen from Mozambique, Rwanda, Croatia, Burundi, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Brazil, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Angola, and many other countries who will bear the burden of an uncertain future. Part of a major exhibition at the United Nations in New York City during the Millenium Assembly in 2000, The Childrenis a companion volume to Salgado's Migrations.
Call Number: TR681 C5 S24 2000
ISBN: TR681 C5 S24 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Improvised Adolescence by Sandra GradyChanging from child to young adult is difficult everywhere. But to experience childhood in continuous flight from conflict, then move into adolescence as a refugee in a radically different culture, is a more than usually complicated transition for teens and for their parents, communities, teachers, and social workers. Improvised Adolescence explores how teenagers from southern Somalia, who spent much of their childhood in East African refugee camps, are adapting to resettlement in the American Midwest. The collapse of the Somali state in 1991, and subsequent chaos in the Horn of Africa, disrupted the lives of these young people educationally, culturally, and developmentally. Folklorist Sandra Grady has intermittently observed the lifeworld of these teens--their homes, their entertainment choices, their interaction with classmates and teachers at school, and their plans for the future--for more than seven years to understand the cultural tools they've used in their journey from this disrupted childhood. They negotiate two sets of cultural expectations: in the resettled Somali Bantu community, traditional rites of passage continue to mark the change from child to adu< in the surrounding U.S. culture, an unfamiliar in-between category--"adolescent"--delays adulthood. Offering analysis that is both engaging and theoretically grounded, Grady tracks the emergence in this immigrant community of an improvised adolescence. Best books for public & secondary school libraries from university presses, American Library Association
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2015
Women in African Refugee Camps by Yonas GebreiyosusThe study has found that female refugees in refugee camp were exposed to sexual violence, physical violence and socio-economic violence including attempt rape, rape, gang rape, physical injuries, discrimination and stigmatization and denial of access to services. The book also disclosed that male refugees and intimate partners of female refugees were the prime gender based violence perpetrators of female refugees in Mai Ayni refugee camp. Moreover, the study revealed that idleness, economic dependency, physical insecurity, lack of awareness, collapse of social and family structure as well as poor reporting, coordination and legal enforcement mechanisms were identified as causes/risk factors for gender based violence against female refugees in refugee camp. Moreover, men's feeling of 'loss of power' in the camp, which challenges male's identity as superior to female, led male refugees to anger and makes female refugees vulnerable to different forms of gender based violence. Consequently, because of gender based violence, female refugees in refugee camp have short and long lasting damaging consequence on their life in terms of health, physical and psycho-social.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2016
Refugees of the Revolution by Diana AllanSome sixty-five years after 750,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homeland, the popular conception of Palestinian refugees still emphasizes their fierce commitment to exercising their "right of return." Exile has come to seem a kind of historical amber, preserving refugees in a way of life that ended abruptly with "the catastrophe" of 1948 and their camps?inhabited now for four generations?as mere zones of waiting. While reducing refugees to symbols of steadfast single-mindedness has been politically expedient to both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict it comes at a tremendous cost for refugees themselves, overlooking their individual memories and aspirations and obscuring their collective culture in exile. Refugees of the Revolution is an evocative and provocative examination of everyday life in Shatila, a refugee camp in Beirut. Challenging common assumptions about Palestinian identity and nationalist politics, Diana Allan provides an immersive account of camp experience, of communal and economic life as well as inner lives, tracking how residents relate across generations, cope with poverty and marginalization, and plan??pragmatically and speculatively?for the future. She gives unprecedented attention to credit associations, debt relations, electricity bartering, emigration networks, and NGO provisions, arguing that a distinct Palestinian identity is being forged in the crucible of local pressures. What would it mean for the generations born in exile to return to a place they never left? Allan addresses this question by rethinking the relationship between home and homeland. In so doing, she reveals how refugees are themselves pushing back against identities rooted in a purely nationalist discourse. This groundbreaking book offers a richly nuanced account of Palestinian exile, and presents new possibilities for the future of the community.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2013
The Welfare of Syrian Refugees by Paolo Verme, Chiara Gigliarano, and Christina WieserThe Syrian refugee crisis, which began in 2011, is one of the most pressing disastersin the world today, with its effects reverberating around the globe. By the end of2015, more than 7.6 million of the country's people had been internally displacedand 4.3 million were registered refugees. The number of internally displaced personsand refugees amounts to about half of Syria's precrisis population. Thousands havedied while trying to reach safety.Due to the large humanitarian response, there is now a wealth of availableinformation on refugees' income and expenses, food and nutrition, health, education,employment, vulnerability, housing, and other measures of well-being. These datahave been little explored, as humanitarian organizations face daily challenges thatmake the full use of existing data very difficult.The Welfare of Syrian Refugees: Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon aims to assessthe poverty and vulnerability of these refugees and evaluate existing and alternativepolicies designed to help them. The authors find that current policies, including cashtransfers and food vouchers, are effective in reducing poverty, but fail to lead to--nor are they designed to yield--economic inclusion and self-reliance. Those goalswould require a different humanitarian and development paradigm, one that focuseson growth policies for areas affected by refugees where the target population has amix of refugees and hosting populations.This volume is the result of the first comprehensive collaboration between the WorldBank Group and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) andaims to better understand and ultimately improve the well-being of Syrian refugeesliving in Jordan and Lebanon.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2015
The Ideal Refugees by Elena Fiddian-QasmiyehAvailable on JSTOR and Pro-Quest. Refugee camps are typically perceived as militarized and patriarchal spaces, and yet the Sahrawi refugee camps and their inhabitants have consistently been represented as ideal in nature: uniquely secular and democratic spaces, and characterized by gender equality. Drawing on extensive research with and about Sahrawi refugees in Algeria, Cuba, Spain, South Africa, and Syria, Fiddian- Qasmiyeh explores how, why, and to what effect such idealized depictions have been projected onto the international arena.
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Down and Out, on the Road: The Homeless in American History by Kenneth L. KusmerCovering the entire period from the colonial era to the late twentieth century, this book is the first scholarly history of the homeless in America. Drawing on sources that include records of charitable organizations, sociological studies, and numerous memoirs of formerly homeless persons,Kusmer demonstrates that the homeless have been a significant presence on the American scene for over two hundred years. He probes the history of homelessness from a variety of angles, showing why people become homeless; how charities and public authorities dealt with this social problem; and thediverse ways in which different class, ethnic, and racial groups perceived and responded to homelessness. Kusmer demonstrates that, despite the common perception of the homeless as a deviant group, they have always had much in common with the average American.Focusing on the millions who suffered downward mobility, Down and Out, On the Road provides a unique view of the evolution of American society and raises disturbing questions about the repeated failure to face and solve the problem of homelessness.
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 2001-11-29
Home by Michael J. Rosen (Editor)In this very special anthology of beautifully poetic short stories, thirty distinguished authors and illustrators explore the unique and varied meanings of home. Their touching words and magnificent art affirm the importance--and joy--of having a place to call one's own. Culturally diverse, multi-representative, and socially inclusive, this book is nourishment for the young soul. At a time when displacement and homelessness remain painfully present in our society, this classic anthology is indispensable. The distinguished contributors to this collection include: Franz Brandenberg Mimi Brodsky Lucille Clifton Virginia Hamilton Jamake Highwater Karla Kuskin Myra Cohn Livingston Liz Rosenberg Cynthia Rylant Jon Scieszka Laurence Yep Jane Yolen Arthur Yorinks Aliki Karen Barbour Pat Cummings Lisa Desimini Leo and Diane Dillon Richard Egielski Sheila Hamanaka James Marshall Jerry Pinkney Vladimir Radunsky James Ransome Aminah Robinson Marc Simont Lane Smith Mary Szilagyi Vera B. Williams Home can be. . . playing on the stoop of your building, sitting in your grandmother's kitchen, or hiding under your back porch stairs.
Call Number: NC965 H653 1992
Publication Date: 1996-04-26
Homelessness Comes to School by Jopseh Murphy & Kerri TobinThe seminal work on homeless students and our responsibility to educate them School-aged children in homeless families and independent homeless youth represent the fastest-growing population of homeless individuals in the United States. This volume brings the issue to light with substantial and far-reaching research that describes the plight of these children, the legal framework surrounding the issue, and educators′ roles in teaching homeless children.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2011
Cooking up a Revolution by Sean ParsonAvailable on JSTOR and ProQuest. During the late 1980s and early 1990s the city of San Francisco waged a war against the homeless. Over 1,000 arrests and citations where handed out by the police to activists for simply distributing free food in public parks. Why would a liberal city arrest activists helping the homeless? In exploring this question, the book treats the conflict between the city and activists as a unique opportunity to examine the contested nature of homelessness and public space while developing an anarchist alternative to liberal urban politics that is rooted in mutual aid, solidarity, and anti-capitalism. In addition to exploring theoretical and political issues related to gentrification, broken-windows policing, and anti-homeless laws, this book provides activists, students and scholars, examples of how anarchist homeless activists in San Francisco resisted these processes.
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 2018-12-05
Design Like You Give a Damn by Kate Stohr (Editor); Cameron Sinclair (Editor); Architecture for Architecture for HumanityThe greatest humanitarian challenge we face today is that of providing shelter. The physical design of our homes, neighborhoods and communities shapes every aspect of our live, yet where architects are most desperately needed, they can least be afforded. Design Like You Give a Damn is a compendium of innovative projects from around the world that demonstrate the power of design to improve lives. It offers a history of the movement toward socially conscious design, and showcases more than 80 contemporary solutions to such urgent needs as basic shelter, healthcare, education and access to clean water, energy and sanitation.
Call Number: NA2543 S6 D397 2006
Publication Date: 2006-01-15
SoloistIn 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist and recent bike accident victim Steve Lopez more than his banged-up face, was his pressing need for story ideas. He soon discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possesses extraordinary talent - even though he only has half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about him and attempts to do more to help both him, and the rest of the underclass of L.A. have a better life. Lopez's good intentions run headlong into Nathaniel's personal demons and the larger issues of social injustice facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Nathaniel find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations.
Who Qualifies for Rights? by Judith Lynn FailerWhen does a person become disqualified for some or all of the rights associated with full citizenship? Who does qualify for rights? When mental health workers took Joyce Brown from her "home" on a New York City sidewalk and hospitalized her against her will, she defended herself by asserting her rights: to live where she wanted, to speak to the press to deride the city's policy, and to refuse unwanted psychiatric treatment. In theory, as a United States citizen, Brown possessed rights protecting her from governmental intrusion into her personal life. In practice, those rights were curtailed at the time of her civil commitment. Using the case of Joyce Brown as an example, Judith Lynn Failer explores the theoretical, legal, and practical justifications for limiting the rights of people who are involuntarily hospitalized. By looking at the reasons why law and theory say that some people diagnosed with mental illnesses no longer qualify for the full complement of constitutional rights, the author pieces together basic assumptions about who does, and who should, qualify for rights. Failer's analysis is motivated by her concern that people facing involuntary hospitalization stand to lose the most effective means they have of protecting themselves from abuse?their rights. She concludes that there is insufficient guidance for deciding who qualifies for regular rights and full citizenship. Finally, the author calls for the use of flexible standards to determine who should and who does qualify for rights.