Author: Sarah Jaffe, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 352, Publisher: Bold Type Books, ISBN: 9781568585376

Necessary Trouble is the definitive book on the movements that are poised to permanently remake American politics. We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political turmoil and social activism. Over the last few years, we've seen the growth of the Tea Party, a twenty-first-century black freedom struggle with BlackLivesMatter, Occupy Wall Street, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates in defiance of the traditional party elites. Sarah Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans become activists. As Jaffe argues, the financial crisis in 2008 was the spark, the moment that crystallized that something was wrong. For years, Jaffe crisscrossed the country, asking people what they were angry about, and what they were doing to take power back. She attended a people's assembly in a church gymnasium in Ferguson, Missouri; walked a picket line at an Atlanta Burger King; rode a bus from New York to Ohio with student organizers; and went door-to-door in Queens days after Hurricane Sandy. From the successful fight for a 15 minimum wage in Seattle and New York to the halting of Shell's Arctic drilling program, Americans are discovering the effectiveness of making good, necessary trouble. Regardless of political alignment, they are boldly challenging who wields power in this country.

Author: Sarah Jaffe, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 352, Publisher: Hachette UK, ISBN: 9781568585376

Necessary Trouble is the definitive book on the movements that are poised to permanently remake American politics. We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political turmoil and social activism. Over the last few years, we've seen the growth of the Tea Party, a twenty-first-century black freedom struggle with BlackLivesMatter, Occupy Wall Street, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates in defiance of the traditional party elites. Sarah Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans become activists. As Jaffe argues, the financial crisis in 2008 was the spark, the moment that crystallized that something was wrong. For years, Jaffe crisscrossed the country, asking people what they were angry about, and what they were doing to take power back. She attended a people's assembly in a church gymnasium in Ferguson, Missouri; walked a picket line at an Atlanta Burger King; rode a bus from New York to Ohio with student organizers; and went door-to-door in Queens days after Hurricane Sandy. From the successful fight for a 15 minimum wage in Seattle and New York to the halting of Shell's Arctic drilling program, Americans are discovering the effectiveness of making good, necessary trouble. Regardless of political alignment, they are boldly challenging who wields power in this country.

Author: Willie Jiles, Genre: Poetry, Total Page: 134, Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc., ISBN: 9781685178192

The mask, syringe, and sanitizer represent the tools we all used to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The twelve-hour clock represents the time spent in the pandemic. Some are facts, some fiction, and some funny.

Author: Christopher R. Martin, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 272, Publisher: ILR Press, ISBN: 9781501735264

Until the recent political shift pushed workers back into the media spotlight, the mainstream media had largely ignored this significant part of American society in favor of the moneyed "upscale" consumer for more than four decades. Christopher R. Martin now reveals why and how the media lost sight of the American working class and the effects of it doing so. The damning indictment of the mainstream media that flows through No Longer Newsworthy is a wakeup call about the critical role of the media in telling news stories about labor unions, workers, and working-class readers. As Martin charts the decline of labor reporting from the late 1960s onwards, he reveals the shift in news coverage as the mainstream media abandoned labor in favor of consumer and business interests. When newspapers, especially, wrote off working-class readers as useless for their business model, the American worker became invisible. In No Longer Newsworthy, Martin covers this shift in focus, the loss of political voice for the working class, and the emergence of a more conservative media in the form of Christian television, talk radio, Fox News, and conservative websites. Now, with our fractured society and news media, Martin offers the mainstream media recommendations for how to push back against right-wing media and once again embrace the working class as critical to its audience and its democratic function.

Author: Scarlet Harvey Black MEd., Genre: Social Science, Total Page: 108, Publisher: Page Publishing Inc, ISBN: 9781662465413

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many cracks, fissures, and fractures in the fabric of America’s foundations, American life, and the very pillars of our democracy. As the oldest and most enduring democracy in the world, the pandemic that took the lives of six hundred thousand-plus souls in the U.S. alone, followed by racial disparities, a tumultuous presidential election, and the aftermath that led to the most restrictive and fierce state laws to suppress the votes of the country’s minority populations and conceal their history and racial experiences. In fact, before these events, prepandemic schooling in the United States was always tenuous for many minorities and the poor in the educational process. Education in America was designed for the privileged, the wealthy, and the white male. When it became available to other economic levels, women, racial, and ethnic groups, minorities were already behind, and it seems that the more these groups have strived to gain access economically, educationally, politically, and socially, they are still striving for equal access to the American dream and the opportunity of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Education is the key to attaining this access and generational success. Through the lens of her life and a forty-two-year career as a public school educator, first-time author Scarlet Harvey Black looks backward and forward to how we got here and adds her thoughts to the discourse on how we move on. She addresses “white privilege” and systemic prejudice that characterizes the barriers and obstacles faced by minority and poor students in America’s schools and the impact that decades of these sustained barriers have on the trajectory of a student’s life or potential. With the anecdotal narratives she lived and the hard truths she learned along the way, Scarlet Harvey Black is candid and heartfelt in the writing of her accounts. She challenges us to have tough and honest conversations on where we go from here to ensure that every child in this country has access to a quality learning environment and a quality teacher to deliver the instruction needed for them to achieve their highest aspirations in the country they call home!

Author: Robin Stevenson, Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Total Page: 225, Publisher: Quirk Books, ISBN: 9781683693130

Inspiring, relatable, and totally true biographies tell the childhood stories of a diverse group of trailblazers including Kamala Harris, Greta Thunberg, Ai Weiwei, Benazir Bhutto, Elliot Page, and John Lewis, along with 10 other powerful figures. Featuring kid-friendly text and full-color illustrations, Kid Trailblazers highlights contemporary figures who have led the way in government, social activism, environmental justice, and the arts. Middle-grade readers will learn how these figures got their start as kids just like them, with impactful stories and fun facts such as: • Angela Merkel once won a trip to Moscow, where she bought a Beatles album. • Stacey Abrams and her siblings played pretend as librarians for fun. • Al Gore lived in a hotel as a kid and liked to drop water balloons off the roof! Kid Trailblazers explores the childhood stories of leaders who have taken on the most pressing issues of our time by expressing themselves and challenging the world.

Author: United States. Federal Aviation Administration, Genre: Airports, Total Page: 226, Publisher: , ISBN: IND:30000066275110

Author: Graley Herren, Genre: Literary Criticism, Total Page: 250, Publisher: Anthem Press, ISBN: 9781785278488

Time Out of Mind is one of the most ambitious, complex, and provocative albums of Bob Dylan’s distinguished artistic career. The present book interprets the songs recorded for Time Out of Mind as a series of dreams by a single singer/dreamer. These dreams overlap and intermingle, but three primary levels of meaning emerge. On one level, the singer/dreamer envisions himself as a killer awaiting execution for killing his lover. On another level, the song-cycle functions as religious allegory, dramatizing the protagonist’s relentless struggles with his lover as a battle between spirit and flesh, earth and heaven, salvation and damnation. On still another level, Time Out of Mind is a meditation on American slavery and racism, Dylan’s most personal encounter with the subject, but one tangled up in associations with the minstrelsy tradition and debates surrounding cultural appropriation. Time Out of Mind marks the culmination of several recurring themes that have preoccupied Dylan for decades, and it serves as a pivotal turning point toward his late renaissance in terms of both subject matter and intertextual approach.

Author: , Genre: Computer printers, Total Page: , Publisher: , ISBN: UVA:X004948327

Author: Judith Halberstam, Genre: Social Science, Total Page: 329, Publisher: Duke University Press, ISBN: 0822322439

Masculinity without men. In Female Masculinity Judith Halberstam takes aim at the protected status of male masculinity and shows that female masculinity has offered a distinct alternative to it for well over two hundred years. Providing the first full-length study on this subject, Halberstam catalogs the diversity of gender expressions among masculine women from nineteenth-century pre-lesbian practices to contemporary drag king performances. Through detailed textual readings as well as empirical research, Halberstam uncovers a hidden history of female masculinities while arguing for a more nuanced understanding of gender categories that would incorporate rather than pathologize them. She rereads Anne Lister's diaries and Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness as foundational assertions of female masculine identity. She considers the enigma of the stone butch and the politics surrounding butch/femme roles within lesbian communities. She also explores issues of transsexuality among "transgender dykes"--lesbians who pass as men--and female-to-male transsexuals who may find the label of "lesbian" a temporary refuge. Halberstam also tackles such topics as women and boxing, butches in Hollywood and independent cinema, and the phenomenon of male impersonators. Female Masculinity signals a new understanding of masculine behaviors and identities, and a new direction in interdisciplinary queer scholarship. Illustrated with nearly forty photographs, including portraits, film stills, and drag king performance shots, this book provides an extensive record of the wide range of female masculinities. And as Halberstam clearly demonstrates, female masculinity is not some bad imitation of virility, but a lively and dramatic staging of hybrid and minority genders.