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The Hidden Brain by
Call Number: BF315 .V399 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-31
The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives--but we're never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us--and how they are revealed.nbsp;
Immigration and Migration by
Publication Date: 2017-09-22
"Provides students with key data to understand the roots of the issues that make contemporary migration and immigration so contentious around the globe"--
Issues in U. S. Immigration by
Publication Date: 2015-02-06
It's been eight years since the last edition of Issues in U.S. Immigration (formerly titled Immigration in U.S. History). In that short period of time, major events have escalated the immigration debate in both politics and popular opinion. From the Secure Fence Act in 2006, to the controversial Arizona Bill SB-1070 in 2010, to President Obama's 2013 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the current talks on Immigration Reform in Washington DC, this new edition includes many new entries to offer up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of this important issue in current events and throughout history.
Racial & Ethnic Relations in America, Second Edition by
Publication Date: 2017-05-15
Over 900 entries present clear, detailed descriptions of ideas and theories, descriptions of people and events, and essential facts about court cases, laws and movements. This new edition features a full update of existing material, taking into consideration new terms and language regarding race. Hundreds of articles have been added to this edition, including: Black Lives Matter, Black LGBTQ, Violence in Black Communities, Black Education Achievement Gap, Black Mass Incarceration, Inner City Youth Employment Crisis, Victimology and Black Reparations, and White on Black Killings.
Immigration and Multiculturalism by
Publication Date: 2006-11-20
These volumes of primary source documents focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic: Crime and Punishment Environmental Issues Family in Society Gender Issues and Sexuality Government, Politics, and Protest Human and Civil Rights Immigration and Multiculturalism Medicine, Bioethics, and Health Social Policy Terrorism Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. Entries are organized into chapters that feature a general overview of the chapter's subtopic. The following standard subheads are included in each entry: Date Source About the Author Introduction Primary Source Significance Further ResourcesAll titles contain an introduction to its topic, a chronology of major events associated with the topic, and a general index. A comprehensive subject index is included with print set purchases only.