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Just Neighbors

Author : Edward Telles
ISBN : 9781610447539
Genre : Social Science
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Blacks and Latinos have transformed the American city—together these groups now constitute the majority in seven of the ten largest cities. Large-scale immigration from Latin America has been changing U.S. racial dynamics for decades, and Latino migration to new destinations is changing the face of the American south. Yet most of what social science has helped us to understand about these groups has been observed primarily in relation to whites—not each other. Just Neighbors? challenges the traditional black/white paradigm of American race relations by examining African Americans and Latinos as they relate to each other in the labor market, the public sphere, neighborhoods, and schools. The book shows the influence of race, class, and received stereotypes on black-Latino social interactions and offers insight on how finding common ground may benefit both groups. From the labor market and political coalitions to community organizing, street culture, and interpersonal encounters, Just Neighbors? analyzes a spectrum of Latino-African American social relations to understand when and how these groups cooperate or compete. Contributor Frank Bean and his co-authors show how the widely held belief that Mexican immigration weakens job prospects for native-born black workers is largely unfounded—especially as these groups are rarely in direct competition for jobs. Michael Jones-Correa finds that Latino integration beyond the traditional gateway cities promotes seemingly contradictory feelings: a sense of connectedness between the native minority and the newcomers but also perceptions of competition. Mark Sawyer explores the possibilities for social and political cooperation between the two groups in Los Angeles and finds that lingering stereotypes among both groups, as well as negative attitudes among blacks about immigration, remain powerful but potentially surmountable forces in group relations. Regina Freer and Claudia Sandoval examine how racial and ethnic identity impacts coalition building between Latino and black youth and find that racial pride and a sense of linked fate encourages openness to working across racial lines. Black and Latino populations have become a majority in the largest U.S. cities, yet their combined demographic dominance has not abated both groups’ social and economic disadvantage in comparison to whites. Just Neighbors? lays a much-needed foundation for studying social relations between minority groups. This trailblazing book shows that, neither natural allies nor natural adversaries, Latinos and African Americans have a profound potential for coalition-building and mutual cooperation. They may well be stronger together rather than apart.

Just Neighbors

Author : Charity Ferrell
ISBN : 1797758543
Genre : Fiction
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Every day, my neighbor tells me to have a good morning.Every day, I tell him to f*ck off. Kyle Lane is the town's hottest cop. He's also the man I've despised since high school. He's made it his life's mission to get under my skin. Each morning, he stands on his porch with an annoying smirk on his perfect face.Until one day, he's no longer on his porch, but on mine. He claims he wants to redeem himself for ruining my life. My instincts tell me to stay away, but with each morning he shows up, it becomes harder and harder to resist his charm.He thinks he has me right where he wants me, but there's just one problem: you're not supposed to fall in love with your enemy. (An enemies to lover romance.)

Most Wanted Dad

Author : Arlene James
ISBN : 1426847556
Genre : Fiction
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Evans Kincaid's daughter was growing up too fast. Raising a girl alone wasn't easy, and lately Mattie's wild makeup and taste in clothes had the police officer seeing red. But when the woman next door called the cops about Mattie's deafening radio, it was the last straw for Evans! How was Amy Slater to know that her new neighbor was a cop--and that he'd be the one to respond to her call! Now the sexy single dad was asking her advice about his daughter, but soon Amy wanted to be much more than a part-time mom....

Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself

Author : Lenn E. Goodman
ISBN : 9780199716449
Genre : Religion
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In this book, Lenn E. Goodman writes about the commandment to "love thy neighbor as thyself" from the standpoint of Judaism, a topic and perspective that have not often been joined before. Goodman addresses two big questions: What does that command ask of us? and what is its basis? Drawing extensively on Jewish sources, both biblical and rabbinic, he fleshes out the cultural context and historical shape taken on by this Levitical commandment. In so doing, he restores the richness of its material content to this core articulation of our moral obligations, which often threatens to sink into vacuity as a mere nostrum or rhetorical formula. Goodman argues against the notion that we have this obligation simply because God demands it -- a position that too readily makes ethics seem arbitrary, relativistic, dogmatic, authoritarian, contingent or just unpalatable. Rather he proposes that we learn much about how we ought to think about God from what we know about morals. He shows that natural reasoning and appeals to scripture, tradition, and revelation reinforce one another in ethical deliberation. For Goodman, ethics and theology are not worlds apart connected only by a kind of narrow one-way passage; the two realms of discourse can and should inform each other. Engaging the philosophers, including Aristotle, Spinoza, and Kant, and assembling three-thousand years worth of Jewish textual masterpieces, Goodman skillfully weaves his Gifford Lectures, which he delivered in 2005, into an indispensable work.

Forever Free

Author : Joe Haldeman
ISBN : 9780575111462
Genre : Fiction
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William Mandela is a genetic throwback, one of the small group of humans who fought and survived the Forever War. They returned to find humanity has evolved into a group mind called Man. Surrounded by a society that is too autocratic and intrusive, living a dull existence which cannot compare to the certainties of combat and feeling increasingly alienated, the veterans plan an escape to the future by means of space travel and relativity. But when their ship starts to fail, their journey becomes a search for the Unknown, the elusive entity responsible.

Cain Mcgee Junior G Man

Author : Wesley Hall
ISBN : 9780595212750
Genre : Fiction
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Cain McGee, Junior G-Man is a biographical fiction comedy about a precocious kid growing up in the wild and woolly River Bend of Seminole County, Oklahoma, during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. Elmo Hall tells his own story, how he became a published short story writer at the age of eleven and signed on as a correspondent at the Konawa Leader newspaper when he was twelve. At a time when no one he knew had any money, Elmo became a successful salesman of Grit newspapers, Collier's magazines, Garrett Snuff, and Cloverine Salve. From the sale of his mother's delicious turnover pies (his school lunch), he began a number of U. S. Mail Order businesses and became the youngest recipient of the Organizer's Award in the history of the BSA. He was the youngest of eleven children, the first in his family to complete Bugscuffle School (a first-through-eighth grade, one-room school). His beloved River Bend was a community without telephones and electricity and, consequently, radios and television sets and computers ("The list of what the Bend did not have would have filled a Sears and Roebuck catalog"), the most wonderful place in the world for an energetic boy.

Whiskey Priest

Author : Alexander Motyl
ISBN : 9780595343676
Genre : Fiction
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Themes of identity, faith, and redemption combine as a disillusioned KGB assassin and an insecure female U.S. diplomat track down an Ivy League professor running a prostitution ring in Ukraine. Anatoly Filatov is the "whiskey priest," a despairing Communist true believer, whose world comes crashing down with the collapse of the USSR. Jane Sweet is the foreign-service officer, a Ukrainian-American woman who discovers her identity, as both a woman and a Ukrainian, while liberating herself from her past. The action heats up as Filatov, who is a part-time hit man for the Russian Mafia, kills three American professors in Vienna. The fourth, a cynical Ivy League professor and Soviet émigré, Igor Bazarov, escapes to Kiev. The four professors stole millions of dollars from the Mafia and invested in a prostitution ring that exploits Ukrainian women. Filatov and Sweet pursue Bazarov throughout Ukraine, and, along the way, Filatov seduces Sweet. As the two close in on Bazarov, Sweet realizes she has been used-and plots revenge in a stunning conclusion.

Making Life Work

Author : Barney Hamady
ISBN : 9781615660957
Genre : Self-Help
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It's no secret that on so many levels our world is getting worked. And so are we. So who or what is working you: difficult circumstances, difficult people, or some unbreakable bad habit? Are you getting worked by fear, poor health, family or financial problems? The fact is, everyone gets worked. And if you're not getting worked right now, it's a good bet someone you love is. Feel like blaming your surroundings? In the beginning, God placed Adam and Eve in a beautiful garden and told them to 'work it!' Instead, in their 'perfect' world, they got worked: by the serpent, by the Garden, and yes, even by their own choices.

Understanding Deviance

Author : Tammy L. Anderson
ISBN : 9781134756308
Genre : Social Science
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In this collection of 48 reprinted and completely original articles, Tammy Anderson gives her fellow instructors of undergraduate deviance a refreshing way to energize and revitalize their courses. [36 are reprints; 12 are original to this text/anthology] First, in 12 separate sections, she presents a wide range of deviant behaviors, traits, and conditions including: underage drinking and drunk driving, doping in elite sports, gang behavior, community crime, juvenile delinquency, hate crime, prison violence and transgendered prisoners, mental illness, drug-using women and domestic violence, obesity, tattooing, sexual fetishes, prostitution, drug epidemics, viral pandemics, crime control strategies and racial inequality, gay neighborhoods, HIV and bugchasers, and (lastly) youth, multicultural identity and music scenes. Second, her pairing of "classic" and "contemporary" viewpoints about deviance and social control not only "connects" important literatures of the past to today’s (student) readers, her "connections framework" also helps all of us see social life and social processes more clearly when alternative meanings are accorded to similar forms of deviant behavior. We also learn how to appreciate and interact with those who see things differently from ourselves. This may better equip us to reach common goals in an increasingly diverse and ever-changing world. Third, a major teaching goal of Anderson’s anthology is to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills by forcing them to look at how a deviant behavior, trait or condition, can be viewed from opposing or alternative perspectives. By learning to see deviance from multiple perspectives, students will better understand their own and other’s behavior and experiences and be able to anticipate future trends. Balancing multiple perspectives may also assist students in their practical work in social service, criminal justice and other agencies and institutions that deal with populations considered "deviant" in one way or another.

Chili Con Carnage

Author : Kylie Logan
ISBN : 9781101592724
Genre : Fiction
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FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! Bean there…done that… Romance is supposed to be the spice of life. But Maxie Pierce is so done with bad relationships—well, almost. She just has to get rid of the latest loser, Roberto. Besides, she has more important things to worry about. Her daddy, Texas Jack Pierce, king of the chili cook-off circuit, has been missing for nearly six weeks now. In his place, she must team up with her irritating half sister, Sylvia, to promote the family business at the Taos Chili Showdown, to be judged by celebrity chef Carter Donnelly. But when Maxie discovers Roberto’s body in the chef’s trailer—only hours after publicly breaking up with him while wearing a giant red chili pepper costume—she suddenly finds she’s the one in the spotlight as the police pepper her with questions. Now this Chili Chick needs to kick up the search to catch the real killer and get back to finding her father… INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!

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