Download E-books Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America PDF

By Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

"No geographic or racial qualification promises a author her subject....Only curiosity, wisdom, and love will do that--all of which this publication screens in abundance." (Zadie Smith, Harper's)

A finalist for the 2011 nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award in Autobiography, and a New York occasions Notable e-book of the Year.

For a century Harlem has been celebrated because the capital of black the US, a thriving heart of cultural success and political motion. At a vital second in Harlem's heritage, as gentrification encroaches, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts untangles the parable and which means of Harlem's legacy. reading the epic Harlem of professional historical past and the private Harlem that starts off at her entrance door, Rhodes-Pitts introduces us to a wide selection of characters, earlier and current. on the middle in their tales, and her personal, is the desire carried over many generations, wish that Harlem often is the flooring from which blacks totally entered America's democracy.

Rhodes-Pitts is a superb new voice who, like different major chroniclers of places-Joan Didion on California, or Jamaica Kincaid on Antigua-captures the very essence of her subject.

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Download E-books Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) PDF

By Tom Vanderbilt

A New York Times extraordinary Book

One of the simplest Books of the Year
The Washington PostThe Cleveland Plain-DealerRocky Mountain News

In this very good, vigorous, and eye-opening research, Tom Vanderbilt examines the perceptual limits and cognitive underpinnings that make us worse drivers than we expect we're. He demonstrates why plans to guard pedestrians from autos frequently bring about extra injuries. He uncovers who's likely to honk at whom, and why. He explains why site visitors jams shape, outlines the unintentional effects of our quest for safeguard, or even identifies the commonest mistake drivers make in parking lots. Traffic is approximately greater than using: it truly is approximately human nature. it's going to swap the way in which we see ourselves and the realm round us, and it will possibly even make us larger drivers.

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Download E-books Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet PDF

By Andrew Blum

“Andrew Blum plunges into the unseen yet genuine ether of the net in a trip either compelling and profound….You won't ever open an e mail in really a similar manner again.”
—Tom Vanderbilt, New York Times bestselling writer of Traffic

In Tubes, Andrew Blum, a correspondent at Wired journal, takes us on an attractive, completely interesting travel backstage of our daily lives and divulges the darkish beating middle of the net itself. A outstanding trip in the course of the courageous new technological international we are living in, Tubes is to the early twenty-first century what Soul of a brand new Machine—Tracy Kidder’s vintage tale of the construction of a brand new computer—was to the overdue twentieth.

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Download E-books Capital erótico: El poder de fascinar a los demás PDF

By Hakim Catherine

El primer intento de definir y entender un tipo de capital humano que todos conocemos pero nadie había estudiado hasta ahora: el capital erótico.

¿Por qué hay gente que parece llevar vidas de ensueño? Son personas atractivas, pero también animadas, amigables y carismáticas. Los demás quieren estar cerca suyo. Todas las puertas se les abren. los angeles respuesta, como explica este libro, es el poder del capital erótico; el activo humano menos estudiado pero que es l. a. clave de cómo trabajamos, interactuamos con los demás, ganamos dinero, triunfamos y llevamos nuestras relaciones.

El revolucionario libro de Catherine Hakim revela cómo el capital erótico es tan importante en nuestras vidas como lo ricos, inteligentes, educados o bien relacionados que seamos. A partir de datos y estudios rigurosos, Hakim explica como este potente issue se desarrolla desde una temprana edad, cuando se asume que los pequeños atractivos son buenos, inteligentes y capaces. También estudia cómo a lo largo de sus vidas hombres y mujeres aprenden a aprovecharlo, cómo varía entre distintas culturas y cómo afecta todas las actividades humanas, desde las citas y los angeles reproducción a l. a. política, los negocios, el cine, l. a. música, el arte o el deporte. Finalmente explora porqué los angeles importancia del capital erótico crece en los angeles cultura real, tan sexualizada, mientras que, irónicamente, como virtud femenina sigue siendo marginada.

Este libro ha de ser una llamada para que admitamos el valor económico y social del capital erótico, y apreciemos l. a. belleza y el placer. Así no solo cambiará el papel de las mujeres en sociedad, permitiéndoles lograr un mejor trato tanto en l. a. vida profesional como en los angeles own, también cambiarán las estructuras de poder, las grandes empresas, l. a. industria del sexo, l. a. administración, el matrimonio, los angeles educación y casi todo lo que hacemos.

Reseña:
«Hakim tiene toda los angeles razón, es más, su libro debería ser fabric obligatoria para las chicas en los colegios. Porque explica algo importante que las madres han tenido miedo de decirle a sus hijas para no perjudicar su inteligencia: que puede ser feminista, que puedes ser fuerte e independiente e inteligente, y que puedes llevar un vestido elegante y unos tacones al mismo tiempo.»
Bryony Gordon, Daily Telegraph

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Download E-books Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town PDF

By Jon Krakauer

Missoula, Montana, is a regular collage city, domestic to a very hot country college whose liked soccer crew evokes a passionately dependable fan base. among January 2008 and should 2012, 1000's of scholars stated sexual attacks to the neighborhood police. Few of the circumstances have been competently dealt with by way of both the college or neighborhood authorities. In this, Missoula is additionally typical.

In those pages, acclaimed journalist Jon Krakauer investigates a spate of campus rapes that happened in Missoula over a four-year interval. Taking town as a case examine for a criminal offense that's unfortunately standard in the course of the kingdom, Krakauer files the reviews of 5 sufferers: their worry and self-doubt within the aftermath; the skepticism directed at them by means of police, prosecutors, and the general public; their bravery in pushing ahead and what it fee them. those tales minimize via summary ideological debate approximately acquaintance rape to illustrate that it doesn't take place simply because girls are sending combined indications or looking awareness. they're sufferers of a negative crime, deserving of equity from our justice approach. conscientiously researched, rendered in incisive prose, Missoula stands as an important name to motion.  

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Download E-books Cholas and Pishtacos: Stories of Race and Sex in the Andes (Women in Culture and Society) PDF

Winner of the 2003 Senior e-book Prize from the yank Ethnological Society.

Cholas and Pishtacos are provocative characters from South American renowned culture—a sensual mixed-race girl and a frightening white killerwho appear in every little thing from horror tales and soiled jokes to romantic novels and go back and forth posters. during this elegantly written publication, those figures turn into cars for an exploration of race, intercourse, and violence that attracts the reader into the brilliant landscapes and vigorous towns of the Andes. Weismantel's concept of race and intercourse starts no longer with person identification yet with 3 varieties of social and fiscal interplay: estrangement, alternate, and accumulation. She maps the obstacles that separate white and Indian, male and female-barriers that exist now not with a view to hinder alternate, yet really to exacerbate its inequality.

Weismantel weaves jointly assets starting from her personal fieldwork and the phrases of potato , lodge maids, and travelers to vintage works via photographer Martin Chambi and novelist José María Arguedas. Cholas and Pishtacos is usually an relaxing and informative advent to a comparatively unknown area of the Americas.

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Download E-books A Sociology of the Absurd (2nd Edition) PDF

By Stanford M. Lyman, Marvin B. Scott

This paintings offers a crystallization and particularization of a faculty of sociological considering variously referred to as "creative sociology," "existential sociology," "phenomenological sociology," "conflict theory," and "dramaturgical analysis." the result's a methodological synthesis of the "dual" visions of Erving Goffman and Harold Garfinkel.
This publication equips the reader with a framework for offering enough descriptions of these face-to-face encounters that make up way of life. This variation comprises essays now not present in the 1st variation, in addition to a brand new creation that locates it within the spectrum of latest theorizing.

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Download E-books Carried Away: The Invention of Modern Shopping PDF

By Rachel Bowlby

Announcing background of purchasing was once, till lately, a historical past of ladies, Rachel Bowlby trains her eye at the evolution of the fashionable buyer. She makes use of a compelling combination of historical past, literary research, and cultural feedback to discover the increase of department shops and supermarkets of the us, France, and nice Britain.

Bowlby recollects the attention-grabbing early days of those associations. within the mid-nineteenth century, whilst department shops first built, their significant new constructions introduced middle-class girls into city, the place they can take pleasure in what used to be then a brand new job: a day's buying. The shops provided luxurious, flattering ladies into believing that they belonged in a stunning atmosphere. it really is right here, Bowlby argues, that the assumption of the trendy woman's ardour for model and purchasing took hold.

Developed within the 20th century, supermarkets took an contrary tack: they provided performance, standardization, and cheapness. even though, Bowlby claims, regardless of their transformations, the 2 associations belong jointly as emblematic in their respective eras' social advancements: the dept shop with the expansion of towns, the grocery store with the proliferation of suburbs. With their wonderful lighting and screens, either supermarkets and department shops have been inspiration to supply in women an superior or trance-like kingdom of mind.

For readers who regard procuring as a spectator or participatory activity, and if you desire to comprehend our tradition and the psychology of girls, or those that easily get pleasure from a witty, literate romp during the aisles, over excited is definitely the right buy.

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Download E-books Le Coeur américain : Éloge du don PDF

By Guy Sorman

Le don, le volontariat, les fondations, l. a. philanthropie sont au cœur de los angeles société américaine : ninety% des Américains participent, en donnant du temps ou de l'argent, à une activité dite « non profitable » pour soutenir les écoles, les universités, les arts, l. a. nature, l'action humanitaire, les églises... Ce troisième secteur, ni capitaliste ni socialiste, représente 10% de l'économie américaine et emploie 10% des Américains !

Curieusement, le sujet est peu connu, peu décrit : il n'existe aucun livre qui en donne une imaginative and prescient d'ensemble. Le Cœur américain suggest cette imaginative and prescient sous los angeles forme d'une enquête menée dans tous les États-Unis auprès de ceux qui donnent et de ceux qui reçoivent. Ce voyage est accidenté : bien des fondations sont inefficaces ou relèvent du spectacle. Certaines Églises font œuvre utile, d'autres non. Quelques fondations, dites imagine tanks, jouent un rôle politique déterminant. D'autres défendent bruyamment des motives qui divisent (drogue, armes), si bien que les minorités actives se révèlent souvent plus influentes que los angeles majorité silencieuse. C’est los angeles philanthropie qui vient réparer los angeles société américaine, fragmentée par los angeles violence, les conflits ethniques et los angeles faiblesse des protections sociales collectives.

Observer aujourd’hui ce troisième secteur permet de découvrir une face méconnue des États-Unis, mais aussi de l. a. comparer à los angeles France et à l’Europe : en Europe, où l’État windfall est à bout de souffle, l'expérience américaine nous enseigne quelques approches innovantes pour promouvoir los angeles solidarité, améliorer los angeles vie des quartiers difficiles, l'éducation, voire créer de nouvelles formes de citoyenneté fondées sur los angeles société civile plutôt que sur l. a. dépendance envers l'État.

Guy Sorman est l’auteur d’une vingtaine d’ouvrages dont La resolution libérale, Les Vrais Penseurs de notre temps, L’Année du Coq, Le Génie de l’Inde, Made in USA, L’Economie ne ment pas, parus aux variations Fayard.

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