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            Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age

            Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Crawford, Susan

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            Why Americans are paying much more for Internet access, and getting much less

            ISBN 9780300205701
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2014
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today
             

            Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Prashad, Vijay

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            Within hours of the attacks on the World Trade Center, misdirected assaults on Sikhs and other South Asians flared in communities across the nation, serving as harbingers of a more suspicious, less discerning, and increasingly fearful worldview that would drastically change ideas... of belonging and acceptance in America. Weaving together distinct strands of recent South Asian immigration to the United States, Uncle Swami examines a diverse and dynamic people whose identities are all too often lumped together, glossed over, or simply misunderstood. Vijay Prashad confronts the experience of migration across an expanse of generations and class divisions, from the birth of political activism among second-generation immigrants and the meteoric rise of South Asian American politicians in Republican circles to migrant workers at the mercy of the vicissitudes of the American free market. Described as eye-opening ( Kirkus Reviews ), bound to spark discussion ( Booklist ), and required reading for anyone who wants to understand race, assimilation, and patriotism ( The Boston Globe ), Uncle Swami restores a diasporic community to its full-fledged complexity beyond both model minorities and the specters of terrorism.
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            ISBN 9781595589408
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2014
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future
             

            We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future (Hardback)

            By Iyer, Deepa; Introduction by Martin, Michel

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            In the years since 9/11, national security laws, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiment influenced public policies, leading to hate violence and criminalization of South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh immigrants. In An America for All, Deepa Iyer blends first-person accounts w...ith profiles of young people remaking the American racial landscape while facing the effects of racism. These young activists use creative resistance to build multiracial solidarity and shape a new America in which the other belongs. This generation of activists, Iyer argues, is igniting a twenty-first century racial justice movement with an intersectional approach that draws on faith, immigration status, gender, class, and sexual orientation. As the United States transforms into a majority-minority nation, racial anxiety will continue to influence people's lives. Iyer deftly analyzes the forces of the new racism in the United States and offers practices for multiracial solidarity and inclusive racial narratives. An America for All is a powerful and timely book about the more than ten million South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh immigrants that are remaking America--for the better.
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            ISBN 9781620970140
            Released NZ 27 Oct 2015
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            Snowden: The Only Safe Place Is on the Run

            Snowden: The Only Safe Place Is on the Run (Hardback)

            By Fitzgerald, Kieran; Stone, Oliver; Foreword by Talbot, David

            Based upon the book The time of the octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.

            ISBN 9781510719651
            Released NZ 16 Sep 2016
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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            Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider's Chronicle of Eliot Spitzer's Short and Tragic Reign

            Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider's Chronicle of Eliot Spitzer's Short and Tragic Reign (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Skyhorse Stationary)

            By Constantine, Lloyd

            An intimate account of the Spitzer administration, one man's political downfall, and the enduring friendship between two complex men.

            ISBN 9781620872000
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2012
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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            Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond
             

            Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bakalian, Anny; Bozorgmehr, Medhi

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            For most Americans, September 11, 2001, symbolized the moment when their security was altered. For Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans, 9/11 also ushered in a backlash in the form of hate crimes and a string of devastating government initiatives. This book analyses the impact of ...the post-9/11 events on Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans.
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            ISBN 9780520257351
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2009
            Publisher University of California Press
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            God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White
             

            God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White (Hardback)

            By Baugh, Amanda J.

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            American environmentalism historically has been associated with the interests of white elites. By examining negotiations of racial and ethnic identities as central to the history of religious environmentalism, this work complicates assumptions that religious environmentalism is a... direct expression of theology, ethics, or religious beliefs.
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            ISBN 9780520291164
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2016
            Publisher University of California Press
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            Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century: Europe, America and the Rise of the Rest
             

            Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century: Europe, America and the Rise of the Rest (Paperback)

            By Lagadec, Erwan

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            This title offers an overview of the interface between European integration, transatlantic relations, and the 'rise of the rest' in the early 21st century.

            ISBN 9780415748117
            Released NZ 11 Nov 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Contemporary Security Studies
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            Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever

            Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever (Hardback)

            By Buchanan, Patrick J.

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            Pat Buchanan, bestselling author and former senior adviser to President Richard Nixon in the White House, for the first time describes his years advising the president throughout the two terms of his administration, up until he resigned office in August 1974 in the wake of Waterg...ate --
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            ISBN 9781101902844
            Released NZ 18 May 2017
            Publisher Random House
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            The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy
             

            The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy (Hardback)

            By Roth, Zachary

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            A deeply reported look inside the new conservative movement working to undermine American democracy. It's been a bad few years for Democrats. Congressional Republicans have held bills hostage and blocked judicial appointments. The Supreme Court has eviscerated campaign finance la...ws, opening elections to the highest bidder. Meanwhile, twenty-two states have passed laws making it harder to cast a ballot--especially for young people, poor people, and people of color, who not coincidentally tend to vote liberal. Progressives have often seen these moves as cynical attempts to gain an electoral advantage or stymie the Democrats agenda. But reporter Zachary Roth dug deeper and discovered something even more alarming: A growing number of Republicans are afraid of the popular will and they re doing everything they can to limit it. Since our country s founding, the right has worried about democracy degenerating into mob rule. But in the age of Obama, with young and minority voters increasingly flexing their political muscles, those fears have resurfaced with a vengeance. And now conservatives are fighting back.In The Great Suppression, Roth introduces us to the politicians, scholars, and activists at the forefront of this new movement. He takes us inside the successful scheme to give the GOP a long-term lock on Congress, no matter what the election results say, and travels to the east Texas town where a group of white conservatives used a legal loophole to oust the majority black school board without a vote. He exposes the state officials and corporate lobbyists who are teaming up to stamp out grassroots democracy on everything from minimum wage laws to the environment. He meets the libertarian lawyers reclaiming judicial activism in order to strike down legislation and roll back the New Deal. And he shows us how efforts to curb the popular will are playing out on the ground, hurting the most vulnerable Americans and preventing progress on issues that desperately need attenti
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            ISBN 9781101905760
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2016
            Publisher Random House
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