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As the World Waits and Wonders, CIIS Library invites you to visit our new book display: ACT UP - and - HOPE!
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Light in the Dark/Luz en lo Oscuro - Gloria E. Anzaldua; AnaLouise Louise Keating (Editor)
ISBN: 9780822359777
Publication Date: 2015-10-02
Light in the Dark is the culmination of Gloria E. Anzaldúa's mature thought and the most comprehensive presentation of her philosophy. Focusing on aesthetics, ontology, epistemology, and ethics, it contains several developments in her many important theoretical contributions.

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Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities - Rebecca Solnit
ISBN: 9781608465767
Publication Date: 2016-03-15
With Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argued that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next.

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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
ISBN: 9780807000403
Publication Date: 2014-09-16
Offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples. Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples history radically re-frames US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative.

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Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders - Alice H. Eagly; Linda L. Carli
ISBN: 1422116913
Publication Date: 2007-09-17
Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. In Through the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women's paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women's opportunities? Do people resist women's leadership more than men's? And, do organisations create obstacles to women who would be leaders?This book's rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organisation, or nation can afford to restrict women's access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them.

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Freedom Is a Constant Struggle - Angela Davis; Frank Barat (Editor); Cornel West (Preface by)
ISBN: 1608465640
Publication Date: 2016-02-09
In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyzes today's struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine. Facing a world of outrageous injustice, Davis challenges us to imagine and build the movement for human liberation. And in doing so, she reminds us that "Freedom is a constant struggle."

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Justice in Everyday Life - Howard Zinn (Editor)
ISBN: 0896086771
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
The book explores the reality of justice, which has always stood in contrast to the rhetoric about equal rights under the law. With sections on the police, the courts, prisons, housing, work, health, schools, and popular struggle, Justice in Everyday Life features classic essays by a diverse group of authors, including Jonathan Kozol.

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In, Against, and Beyond Capitalism - John Holloway; Andrej Grubacic (Preface by)
ISBN: 1629631094
Publication Date: 2016-04-01
In, Against, and Beyond Capitalism is based on three recent lectures delivered by John Holloway at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. The lectures focus on what anticapitalist revolution can mean today—after the historic failure of the idea that the conquest of state power was the key to radical change. The first lecture focuses on the meaning of “We,” the second on the understanding of capital as a system of social cohesion that systematically frustrates our creative force, and the third on the proposal that we are the crisis of this system of cohesion. In addition, it includes an introductory preface by Andrej Grubacic, the Q&A after each lecture, and a bibliographic essay by the author.

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Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray! - M. Jacqui Alexander
ISBN: 9781931223072
Publication Date: 2002-01-01


Hear from the Author: Angela Davis

From: Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman (March 28, 2016)

Hear from the Author: Rebecca Solnit

From: School of Life, Sunday Sermons on YouTube (May 8, 2011)

Hear from the Author: Yewande Omotoso

From: NPR Author Interviews (February 12, 2017)

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    Featured Books, cont.

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    The Woman Next Door - Yewande Omotoso
    ISBN: 9781250124579
    Publication Date: 2017-02-07
    Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors. One is black, the other white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed, and are living with questions, disappointments, and secrets that have brought them shame. And each has something that the woman next door deeply desires.

    Sworn enemies, the two share a hedge and a deliberate hostility, which they maintain with a zeal that belies their age. But, one day, an unexpected event forces Hortensia and Marion together. As the physical barriers between them collapse, their bickering gradually softens into conversation and, gradually, the two discover common ground. But are these sparks of connection enough to ignite a friendship, or is it too late to expect these women to change?

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    The Awakening of the Soulful Leaders - Jaap Geerlof
    ISBN: 149963983X
    Publication Date: 2014-05-21
    The Awakening of the Soulful Leaders delivers a message of hope of a better world. Jaap Geerlof, a former CEO, introduces a new vision on the type of leadership required in tomorrow’s world. Our world is changing rapidly and at the brink of the beginning of a new era. However, the present leadership is still based on a paradigm of a bygone era and thus not capable of solving the various crises our world is facing today, whereas the people in the street are progressively aware of an inevitable change. Our future leaders will have to be geared to guide the impending transformation. A transition that will not emerge automatically: future leadership requires an outright different set of core competences, which will have to be developed and trained.

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    Blessed Unrest - Paul Hawken
    ISBN: 9780143113652
    Publication Date: 2008-04-01
    Blessed unrest tells the story of a worldwide movement that is largely unseen by politicians or the media. Hawken, an environmentalist and author, has spent more than a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. From billion-dollar nonprofits to single-person causes, these organizations collectively comprise the largest movement on earth. This is a movement that has no name, leader, or location but is in every city, town, and culture. It is organizing from the bottom up and is emerging as an extraordinary and creative expression of people's needs worldwide.

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    The Partnership Way - Riane Eisler; David Loye
    ISBN: 0062502905
    Publication Date: 1990-12-01
    Exploring the ideas and information in The Chalice and The Blade, this guide stimulates reflection and discussion and offers exercises for imagining and experiencing new ways of thinking and feeling. Illustrated.

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    Transforming Feminist Practice - Leela Fernandes
    ISBN: 1879960672
    Publication Date: 2003-05-01
    Leela Fernandes' years of teaching women's studies courses at Rutgers-where she has seen frustration, paralysis and depression take hold of young students grappling with the hard realities of social activism-led her to examine the state of contemporary feminism and social justice movements. The result is an accessible social critique that goes directly to the heart of the issues. TRANSFORMING FEMINIST PRACTICE takes a hard, unrelenting look at social justice organizations, academia, and identity politics, refocusing the struggle and opening a dialogue for a new era.

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    Uncursing the Dark - Betty D. Meador
    ISBN: 0933029659
    Publication Date: 1992-10-01
    Beginning with the myth of Inanna’s descent to the Underworld, rendered in breathtaking poetry, Betty de Shong Meador sets forth on a journey of the feminine in five stages―poetry, essay, and prose tying together her study of feminine initiation across time and culture.

    Her description of a Blessingway Sing reveals the balance of feminine and masculine achieved in the Navajo culture. A critique of Doris Lessing’s novels captures the felt sense of descent and discovery. Research on a Greek women’s ritual―the Thesmophoria―and a survey of recent archeological findings from the ancient goddess cultures add history and substance to the ideas of the feminine. A clinical study of the relationship between female therapist and female client demonstrates one contemporary mode for such exploration. Thus we learn that there are many routes for exploring the lost initiations of women into the progress of their souls and the ways of the Goddess.

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    Sister Outsider - Audre Geraldine Lorde; Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
    ISBN: 1580911862
    Publication Date: 2007-08-01
    Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde's philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published.

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    Oh! What a Lovely War - Richard Attenborough
    ISBN: B000HWZ4I4
    Publication Date: 1969
    Based on Joan Littlewood's theatre workshop production by Charles Chilton and the members of the original cast after a stage treatment by Ted Allan. Follows the Smith family as they go off to fight World War I, and revolves around the songs and words of the soldiers.

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    LGBTQ Issues in Education-Advancing a Research Agenda - George Wimberly (Editor)
    ISBN: 0935302492
    Publication Date: 2015-04-15
    LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda examines the current state of the knowledge on LGBTQ issues in education and addresses future research directions. The editor and authors draw on existing literature, theories, and data as they synthesize key areas of research. Readers studying LGBTQ issues or working on adjacent topics will find the book to be an invaluable tool as it sets forth major findings and recommendations for additional research. Equally important, the book brings to light the importance of investing in research and data on a topic of critical educational and social significance.


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