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Taxi!
Cabs and Capitalism in New York City
Biju Mathew
"Mathew, as a member of the Organizing Committee of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, has a unique perspective on the plight of immigrant taxi drivers. . . . Mathew explores the history of New York's taxicab industry, which has been in a cycle of...



Biomedical Ambiguity
Race, Asthma, and the Contested Meaning of Genetic Research in the Caribbean
Ian Whitmarsh
Whitmarsh reveals how state officials and medical professionals make the international biomedical research part of state care, bundling together categories of disease populations, biological race, and asthma.



A Gift of the Spirit
Reading "The Souls of Black Folk"
Eugene Victor Wolfenstein
In A Gift of the Spirit, Eugene Victor Wolfenstein offers a reading of W. E. B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk aimed at demonstrating its organic unity and coherence. He takes as his interpretive key the experience of the color line with which Du...



Race or Ethnicity?
On Black and Latino Identity
"What is race? What is ethnicity? Should we think of them as identities? Can they be effectively individuated? How are they related? How do the relations between them influence pressing issues concerned with social identity, gender...



Balancing Two Worlds
Asian American College Students Tell Their Life Stories
"Those who find themselves living in the Americas, no matter what their ethnic, educational, or economic background, must ultimately 'become their own personalities,' melding their point of view with their points of origin and their places of...



Ethnic Bargaining
The Paradox of Minority Empowerment
Erin K. Jenne
Ethnic Bargaining introduces a theory of minority politics that blends comparative analysis and field research in the postcommunist countries of East Central Europe with insights from rational...



Policing Paris
The Origins of Modern Immigration Control between the Wars
Clifford D. Rosenberg
The surveillance of immigrants and potential terrorists preoccupies leaders throughout the industrialized world. Yet these concerns are hardly new. Policing Paris examines a critical moment in the history of immigration control and...



Trailing Clouds
Immigrant Fiction in Contemporary America
David Cowart
"We stand to learn much about the durability of or changes in the American way of life from writers such as Bharati Mukherjee (born in India), Ursula Hegi (born in Germany), Jerzy Kosinski (born in Poland), Jamaica Kincaid (born in Antigua)...



Creole Crossings
Domestic Fiction and the Reform of Colonial Slavery
Carolyn Vellenga Berman
The character of the Creole woman—the descendant of settlers or slaves brought up on the colonial frontier—is a familiar one in nineteenth-century French, British, and American literature. In Creole Crossings, Carolyn Vellenga Berman examines the...



Ethics along the Color Line
Anna Stubblefield
What is "race"? What role, if any, should race play in our moral obligations to others and to ourselves? Ethics along the Color Line addresses the question of whether black Americans should think of each other as members of an extended racial...



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