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Regimes of Language: Ideologies, Polities, and Identities 

Title: Regimes of Language: Ideologies, Polities, and Identities Editor: Paul V. Kroskrity Publisher: SAR Press, 2000 Call Number: P119.3 .R44 2000 From the Publisher: In Regimes of Language, ten leading linguistic anthropologists integrate two often segregated domains: politics (without language) and language (without politics). Their essays contribute to an understanding of the role of language …

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Qualitative inquiry and the politics of evidence / Norman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina, editors 

Title: Qualitative inquiry and the politics of evidence Editors: Norman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, c2008 Check it out: H62 .Q347 2008 From the Publisher: What is evidence in qualitative inquiry and how is it evaluated? What is true or false in research is strongly influenced by …

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NYC Schools Chancellor Cathie Black Is Out 

When I first heard that Mayor Michael Bloomberg had appointed a friend and  publishing magnate to run New York City's school system I felt personally insulted. Why? Because, I feel that the job of Schools Chancellor should go to an educator. Call me crazy!  Instead of finding a principal or a local superintendent who has …

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The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy 

Title: The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy Author: Raj Patel Publisher: New York : Picador, 2010, c2009 Call Number: HB95 .P3185 2010 From the Publisher: "Opening with Oscar Wilde's observation that "nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing," Patel shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the …

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The Politics of Happiness 

Title: The politics of happiness: what government can learn from the new research on well-being Author: Derek Bok Publisher: Princeton: Princeton University Press, c2010 Check it Out: HN60 .B63 2010 From the Publisher: During the past forty years, thousands of studies have been carried out on the subject of happiness. Some have explored the levels …

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More Than Just Race 

Title: More than just race: being black and poor in the inner city Author: William Julius Wilson Publisher: New York: Norton & Company, c2009 Check It Out: HN90.S6 W55 2009 From Publishers Weekly: Harvard sociologist Wilson (The Declining Significance of Race) makes a bold effort to reframe current debates on the relationship between race and …

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Dead Aid 

Title: Dead aid: why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa Author: Dambisa Moyo Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009 Check It Out: HC800 .M69 2009 From the Publisher: In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries …

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