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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Barbara Demick

Spiegel & Grau, 2010

A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens   Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and a devastating famine that killed ...
  
  











  



  
The Complete Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi

Pantheon, 2007

Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her ...
  
  











  



  
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Marjane Satrapi

Pantheon, 2004

A New York Times Notable Book A Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year” A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the ...
  
  











  



  
Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 30th Anniversary Edition
Paulo Freire

Bloomsbury Academic, 2000

First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. The methodology of the late Paulo Freire has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire's work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is ...
  
  











  



  
Cry, the Beloved Country
Alan Paton

Scribner, 2003

An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country , the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948. Alan Paton’s impassioned novel about a black man’s country under white man’s law is a work of searing beauty. Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the ...
  
  











  



  
Privilege, Power, and Difference
Allan G. Johnson

McGraw-Hill, 2005

This brief book is a groundbreaking tool for students and non-students alike to examine systems of privilege and difference in our society. Written in an accessible, conversational style, Johnson links theory with engaging examples in ways that enable readers to see the underlying nature and consequences of privilege and their connection to it. This extraordinarily successful book has been used across the country, both inside and outside the ...
  
  











  



  
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn

Vintage, 2010

#1 National Bestseller From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery ...
  
  











  



  
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

Back Bay Books, 1995

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the ...
  
  











  



  
Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education (Multicultural ...
Ozlem Sensoy, Robin DiAngelo

Teachers College Press, 2011

''Sensoy and DiAngelo's book sings with insight, clarity, and humanity. This is a brilliant primer to help us consider what it means to think critically and to act for justice.'' -- Bill Bigelow , Curriculum editor, Rethinking Schools magazine ''I commend the direction of this book that addresses concepts such as social and institutional power, socialization, and oppression rather than framing social and political inequality as the ...
  
  











  



  
The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood

Anchor, 1998

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids ...
  
  











  



  
Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives

Routledge, 2013

The third edition of the Feminist Theory Reader anthologizes the important classical and contemporary works of feminist theory within a multiracial transnational framework. This edition includes 16 new essays; the editors have organized the readings into four sections, which challenge the prevailing representation of feminist movements as waves. Introductory essays at the beginning of each section lay out the framework that brings the ...
  
  











  



  
This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen (Penguin Classics)
Tadeusz Borowski

Penguin Classics, 1992

Tadeusz Borowski's concentration camp stories were based on his own experiences surviving Auschwitz and Dachau. In spare, brutal prose he describes a world where the will to survive overrides compassion and prisoners eat, work and sleep a few yards from where others are murdered; where the difference between human beings is reduced to a second bowl of soup, an extra blanket or the luxury of a pair of shoes with thick soles; and where the line ...
  
  











  



  
Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone
Leticia Nieto

Cuetzpalin, 2010

Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment, by Leticia Nieto Psy.D., and co-authors, brings a long-awaited breakthrough to the fields of liberation and cultural studies. Nieto offers a powerful analysis of the psychological dynamics of oppression and privilege, and shows readers how to develop the skills that can promote social justice for themselves and those around them. A key metaphor in Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment is the rank system. It ...
  
  











  



  
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Azar Nafisi

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008

Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Azar Nafisi, a bold and inspired teacher, secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; some had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they removed their ...
  
  











  



  
Diversity, Oppression, and Social Functioning: Person-In-Environment Assessment and Intervention (3rd Edition)
George A. Appleby, Edgar A. Colon, ...

Pearson, 2010

Using the “Person-In-Environment” (PIE) theoretical framework, this diversity practice text teaches students how to think about their personal reactions and assumptions about diversity and what constitutes cultural competent “assessment” and “intervention” when working with a broad range of diverse populations.   The diverse populations presented in the text are described within an ecological, strengths perspective. The ...
  
  











  



  
Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, Second Edition

Routledge, 2010

For over ten years, Readings for Diversity and Social Justice has been the go-to anthology for the broadest possible coverage of issues related to identity and oppression from a social justice perspective. This highly-anticipated second edition breaks even further ground, boasting over 40 more readings than previously available, updated and original section introductions, and three entirely new chapter sections on Religious Oppression, ...
  
  











  



  
Re-Visioning Family Therapy, Second Edition: Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice (Revisioning ...

The Guilford Press, 2008

Now in a significantly revised and expanded second edition, this groundbreaking work illuminates how racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression constrain the lives of diverse clients--and family therapy itself. Practitioners and students gain vital tools for reevaluating prevailing conceptions of family health and pathology; tapping into clients' cultural resources; and developing more inclusive theories and therapeutic practices. From ...
  
  











  



  
Diversity, Oppression, and Change: Culturally Grounded Social Work
Flavio Francisco Marsiglia, Stephen Kulis

Lyceum Books, 2014

The fully-updated second edition of Diversity, Oppression, and Change introduces readers to the practice of culturally grounded social work and closely examines the diversity issues most relevant for practice, policy, and research in social work and allied fields. In order for a social worker to affect positive change, it is critical to understand how the intersectionality of social factors including race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual ...
  
  











  



  
Privilege: A Reader
Michael S. Kimmel, Abby L. Ferber

Westview Press, 2013

Privilege is about more than being white, wealthy, and male—as Michael Kimmel, Abby Ferber, and a wide range of contributors make clear in this innovative and timely anthology. In an era when “diversity” is too often shorthand for “of color” and/or “female,” the personal and analytical essays in this collection explore the multifaceted nature of social location and consider how gender, class, race, sexual orientation, (dis)ability and ...
  
  











  



  
Social Policy and Social Change: Toward the Creation of Social and Economic Justice
Jillian A. Jimenez, Eileen Mayers Pasztor, ...

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2014

The Second Edition of Social Policy and Social Change is a timely examination of the field, unique in its inclusion of both a historical analysis of problems and policy and an exploration of how capitalism and the market economy have contributed to them. The New Edition of this seminal text examines issues of discrimination, health care, housing, income, and child welfare and considers the policies that strive to improve them. With a focus ...
  
  











  








   



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