Why do Japanese women enjoy a high sense of well-being in a context of high inequality? The authors of Beyond the Gender Gap in Japan analyze women’s values and the lived experiences to uncover how some Japanese women are crafting a variety of individual solutions to structural problems.
C. Riley Snorton identifies multiple intersections between blackness and transness from the mid-19th century to present-day anti-black and anti-trans legislation and violence. Drawing on a varied archive of materials, Snorton attends to how slavery and the production of racialized gender provided the foundations for an understanding of gender as mutable.
Land Dispossession and Everyday Politics in Rural Eastern India analyzes the political mobilization of farmers in Singur, West Bengal, in defence of their farmland. By foregrounding the everyday politics of popular mobilization, the book sheds new light on the internal politics of one of India's most talked-about new land wars.
"In its first-hand chronicles of courage, rage, forgiveness and the solace of an embrace, Slavery’s Descendants unleashes powerful emotions. Full of hard-won wisdom, this book also captures the painful ambiguities our past fastens on us." —Henry Wiencek, author of The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White
In Nature Knows No Color-Line, originally published in 1952, historian Joel Augustus Rogers examines the origins of racial hierarchy and the color problem. Rogers was a humanist who believed that there were no scientifically evident racial divisions--all humans belong to one "race."