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The end game : how inequality shapes our final years by Corey M. Abramson

Senior citizens face a gauntlet of physical, psychological, and social hurdles. But do disadvantages accumulated over a lifetime make the final years especially difficult for some people? Or does the quality of life among poor and affluent seniors converge? Corey Abramson investigates whether lifelong inequality structures the lives of the elderly.

 Social Policy for an Aging Society : A Human Rights Perspective by Carole B. Cox

Based on the premise that social policy must reflect human rights principles, this graduate-level textbook views the challenges associated with aging as opportunities for policy development that stresses the rights of older adults rather than needs


Home- and Community-Based Services for Older Adults : Aging in Context by Keith A. Anderson

As older adults and their families opt out of nursing homes, a range of home and community-based services have risen up to provide care. This book examines existing and emerging models of these services. Emphasizing the multidisciplinary and interprofessional practice approaches used to deliver care, it is an essential learning tool.


Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

In Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People, award-winning writer and cultural critic Margaret Morganroth Gullette raises urgent legal, economic, educational, esthetic, and ethical issues to show why anti-ageism should be the next social movement of our time.

Successful Aging As a Contemporary Obsession: Global Perspectives edited by Sarah Lamb

Successful Aging as a Contemporary Obsession exposes and complicates contemporary readings of successful aging, questioning and defamiliarizing Western visions of the place of old age in the life course. This volume brings fresh insight and international perspectives that expand our collective imagination about what it is to age, and, by extension, to live.

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Inequality, Innovation and Reform in Higher Education Challenges of Migration and Ageing Populations edited by Maria Slowey, et. all

This book investigates the policy, educational, organizational and ethical implications for higher education of two major socio-demographic upheavals - migration and ageing populations. This is an extremely timely and important collection focusing on growing migration and an increase in ageing populations, two major social trends that researchers in higher education often overlook. 

Old In Art School : A Memoir of Starting Over by Nell Painter

How are women and artists seen and judged by their age, looks, and race? What does it mean when someone says, "You will never be an artist"? Who defines what "An Artist" is and all that goes with such an identity, and how are these ideas tied to our shared conceptions of beauty, value, and difference? Old in Art School is Nell Painter's ongoing exploration of those crucial questions. 


Old and sick in America: the journey through the health care system by Muriel R. Gillick

Muriel R. Gillick takes readers on a narrative tour of American health care, incorporating the stories of older patients as they travel from the office to the hospital to the skilled nursing facility, and examining the influence of forces as diverse as pharmaceutical corporations, device manufacturers, and health insurance companies on their experience


Health Literacy Among Older Adults edited by Karen Kopera-Frye

Key features: provides a one-of-a-kind, multidisciplinary survey of the key health literacy issues of older adults; focuses on increasing health literacy across the disciplines; addresses a priority area of Healthy People 2020; incorporates research and practice from gerontology, psychology, public health, social work, sociology, medicine, and nursing; [and] includes case studies, review questions, learning objectives, and PowerPoint slides for assisting instructors


Curing Medicare: A Doctor's View on How Our Health Care System Is Failing Older Americans and How We Can Fix It by Andy Lazris

Curing Medicare demonstrates which medical interventions (medicines, tests, procedures) work and which can be harmful in many common conditions in the elderly; the harms and benefits of hospitalization; the current culture of long-term care; and how Medicare often promotes care that is ineffective, expensive, and contrary to what many elderly patients and their families really want.


Health Promotion and Aging: Practical Applications for Health Professionals by David Haber

The seventh edition of this classic text champions healthy aging by demonstrating how to prevent or manage disease and make large-scale improvements toward health and wellness in the older adult population.

Long-Term Care in an Aging Society: Theory and Practice edited by Graham D. Rowles, Pamela B. Teaster

This comprehensive graduate textbook focuses on the full spectrum of long-term care settings ranging from family and community based care through supportive housing options to a variety of institutional long-term care alternatives.

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Methodological Issues in Aging Research  edited by Cindy S. Bergeman, Steven M. Boker

Methodological Issues in Aging Research appeals to advanced students and researchers in lifespan development, gerontology, health psychology, and other fields related to human development. It can be used as a main or supplemental text for advanced courses related to developmental research methods.

Aging Research - Methodological Issues by edited by Carmen García-Peña, Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo, et. all

Chapters cover basic topics like the scientific method, ethics, and the consequences of certain exclusion criteria. The work also includes a look at clinical concepts like multimorbidity, frailty and functionality.

Handbook of theories of aging edited by Vern L. Bengtson, and Richard A. Settersten Jr

Key Features: * Highlights variability and diversity in aging processes, from the cellular level of biological aging to the societal level of public policy.* Provides insights on theory development from living legends in gerontology.* Offers intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and international perspectives. 

Current and Emerging Trends in Aging and Work edited by Sara J. Czaja, et. all

This timely volume provides an up-to-date and comprehensive summary about what is known about aging and work and addresses the challenges and opportunities confronting older workers and organizations. The authors describe current and emerging topics related to work and aging adults such as working in teams, the increasing diversity of the labor force, work and caregiving, the implications of technology for an aging workforce, and health and wellness issues.

Future Directions for the Demography of Aging: Proceedings of a Workshop by Malay Kiran Majmundar, et. all

The Division of Behavioral and Social Research at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to produce an authoritative guide to new directions in demography of aging. The papers published in this report were originally presented and discussed at a public workshop held in Washington, D.C., August 17-18, 2017.

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Gerontechnology: Research, Practice, and Principles in the Field of Technology and Aging edited by Sunkyo Kwon

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Gender, sexuality, and intimacy: a contexts reader, edited by Jodi O'Brien and Arlene Stein

This new anthology from SAGE brings together over 90 recent readings on gender, sexuality, and intimate relationships from the award-winning magazine published by the American Sociological Association. 

The Economic Case for LGBT Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All by M. V. Lee Badgett

An economist demonstrates how LGBT equality and inclusion within organizations increases their bottom line and allows for countries' economies to flourish. We know that homophobia harms LGBT individuals in many ways, but economist M. V. Lee Badgett argues that in addition to moral and human rights reasons for equality, we can now also make a financial argument.

Gaming Representation: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Video Games edited by Jennifer Malkowski and Treaandrea M. Russworm.

Gaming Representation' offers a timely and interdisciplinary call for greater inclusivity in video games. The issue of equality transcends the current focus in the field of Game Studies on code, materiality, and platforms. Journalists and bloggers have begun to hold the digital game industry and culture accountable for the discrimination routinely endured by female gamers, queer gamers, and gamers of color. 

Coming On Strong: Gender and Sexuality in Women's Sport by Susan K. Cahn

In this new edition, Susan K. Cahn updates her detailed history of women's sport and the struggles over gender, sexuality, race, class, and policy that have often defined it.

Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality edited by Annika Butler-Wall, Kim Cosier, et.all.

Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality is a collection of inspiring stories about how to integrate feminist and LGBTQ content into curriculum, make it part of a vision for social justice, and create classrooms and schools that nurture all children and their families.

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Building Equity: Policies and Practices to Empower All Learners by Dominque Smith, et. all

Experience-honed guidance and tools to help school and teacher leaders understand and uncover equity-related issues within their building-and organize action to address them. 

The Equal Curriculum The Student and Educator Guide to LGBTQ Health edited by James R. Lehman, et. all

This first-of-its-kind textbook marks a revolutionary effort to reform medical education nationally by providing a comprehensive, high-quality resource to serve as a foundation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) health education across multiple disciplines. Addressing the decades-long unequal weight of medical education generally offered about the care of LGBTQ people, The Equal Curriculum was created to advance clinicians' competencies in optimizing the health of LGBTQ people.

Queer Social Movements and Outreach Work in Schools A Global Perspective edited by Dennis A. Francis, et. all.

This book brings together leading scholars researching the field of gender, sexuality, schooling, queer activism, and social movements within different cultural contexts. With contributions from more than fifteen countries, the chapters bring fresh insights for students and scholars of gender and sexuality studies, education, and social movements in the Global North and South. 

Dear Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, And Transgender Teacher: Letters Of Advice To Help You Find Your Way edited by William DeJean, et. all

Dear Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, And Transgender Teacher: Letters Of Advice To Help You Find Your Way is full of the voices of queer educators and calls for educational leaders to be allies in their social justice leadership roles. Queer professionals write personal letters to junior queer colleagues answering the general prompt, “What have you learned as a queer educator that you believe is essential to the success of current or future gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered educators?”

Gender, Sexuality and Peace Education: Issues and Perspectives in Higher Education edited by Laura Finley.

This edited volume, authored by scholars, students, and activists, focuses on how peace educators at the collegiate level can more effectively address gender and sexuality.

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Gender injustice: an international comparative analysis of equality in employment by Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter.

Gender equality and the importance of the law in combating discrimination are issues explored by this insightful work. Gender Injustice allows readers a better understanding of the issue of inequality and aims to increase the likelihood of achieving gender justice in the future.

Nonbinary: memoirs of gender and identity edited by Micha Rajunov & Scott Duane

What happens when your gender doesn't fit neatly into the categories of male or female? Even mundane interactions like filling out a form or using a public bathroom can be a struggle when these designations prove inadequate. In this groundbreaking book, thirty authors highlight how our experiences are shaped by a deeply entrenched gender binary.

Feeld by Jos Charles

Selected by Fady Joudah as a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series, Jos Charles’s revolutionary second collection of poetry, feeld, is a lyrical unraveling of the circuitry of gender and speech, defiantly making space for bodies that have been historically denied their own vocabulary.

Written on the Body: Letters From Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence by Dean Spade

Written by and for trans and non-binary survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Written on the Body offers support, guidance and hope for those who struggle to find safety at home, in the body, and other unwelcoming places.

Gender violence: prevalence, implications, and global perspectives by Carolyn Gentle-Genitty

A conversation that centers not only on where people are physically located, but what violence means when coupled with gender differences. This book examines different types of violence and its effect on different cultures from a global perspective, but also shares the prevalence and implications these acts have for humanity as a whole.

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The remedy: queer and trans voices on health and health care edited by Zena Sharman.

The Remedy invites writers and readers to imagine what we need to create healthy, resilient, and thriving LGBTQ communities. This anthology is a diverse collection of real-life stories from queer and trans people on their own health-care experiences and challenges, from gay men living with HIV who remember the systemic resistance to their health-care needs, to a lesbian couple dealing with the experience of cancer, to young trans people who struggle to find health-care providers who treat them with dignity and respect.

Cultural Differences and the Practice of Sexual Medicine: A Guide for Sexual Health Practitioners edited by David L. Rowland, Emmanuele A. Jannini.

The aim of this book is twofold: to promote an awareness of cultural differences in connection with sexual medicine among health care providers, and to demonstrate how such differences are relevant to the care and treatment of patients with sexual issues. 

Health care disparities and the LGBT population edited by Vickie L. Harvey and Teresa Heinz Housel.

This co-edited volume addresses a population of people whose lack of health care access, mistreatment in health care settings, and refusal of health care services are often omitted from discussions about health care disparities and insurance reform. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities. 

Transgender health and medicine: history, practice, research, and the future by Dana Jennett Bevan

This book provides background on transgender history, needs, assessment, and procedures; side effects of procedures; and outcomes that all providers need to understand to treat transgender patients and relate to their particular expectations.

LGBTQ cultures: what health care professionals need to know about sexual and gender diversity by Michele J. Eliason and Peggy L. Chinn

Drawn from real-world experience and current research, the fully updated LGBTQ Cultures, 3rd Edition paves the way for healthcare professionals to provide well-informed, culturally sensitive healthcare to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients.

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The SAGE handbook of global sexualities edited by Zowie Davy, et. all

This two-volume Handbook provides a major thematic overview of global sexualities, spanning each of the continents, and its study, which is both reflective and prospective, and includes traditional approaches and emerging themes. The Handbook offers a robust theoretical underpinning and critical outlook on current global, local, and 'new' sexualities and practices, whilst offering an extensive reflection on current challenges and future directions of the field.

Ace: What asexuality reveals about desire, society, and the meaning of sex by Angela Chen 

This accessible examination of asexuality shows that the issues that aces face—confusion around sexual activity, the intersection of sexuality and identity, navigating different needs in relationships—are the same conflicts that nearly all of us will experience. Through a blend of reporting, cultural criticism, and memoir, Ace addresses the misconceptions around the "A" of LGBTQIA and invites everyone to rethink pleasure and intimacy.

Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive by Kristen J. Sollee

Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the early modern era with pop occulture analyses and interviews with activists, artists, scholars, and practitioners of witchcraft, this book greatly enriches our current conversations about reproductive rights, sexual pleasure, queer identity, pornography, sex work, and more.

Horny and Hormonal: Young People, Sex and the Anxieties of Sexuality by Nick Luxmoore

Sex is an important part of young people's lives, yet it can be difficult for professionals to know how to give support. Nick Luxmoore's latest offering provides advice on how to deal with the difficult situations faced by these young people and strategies to help reduce their anxieties around this crucial and sensitive part of their lives.

Sexuality: Some International Aspects edited by Joav Merrick, and Donald E Greydanus, et. all.

Controversies arise for clinicians as they work with their pediatric patients regarding health care sexuality issues. It is important that clinicians help these patients in an unbiased and neutral manner. As adults, these children and adolescents will function in a number of sexuality roles, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual. In this book, the authors review many of these complex and critical issues that involve the fascinating development of human sexuality.

Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker

From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.

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Health Justice


Health equity, diversity, and inclusion: context, controversies, and solutions by Patti R. Rose

As the title suggests, Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Contexts, Controversies, and Solutions helps the reader understand key social justice issues relevant to health disparities and/or health equity, taking the reader from the classroom to the real world to implement new solutions.

Social Pathways to Health Vulnerability Implications for Health Professionals edited by Dula F. Pacquiao, Marilyn Douglas.

The book addresses the specific implications for health professional leaders such as nurses or health policy makers, highlighting their role in achieving macrosocial changes to promote health among specific vulnerable populations.

Health Equity: A Solutions-Focused Approach edited K. Bryant Smalley, et. all

A comprehensive textbook that illustrates existing conditions of health disparities across a range of populations in the United States, positions those disparities within the broader sociopolitical framework that leads to their existence, and most importantly, presents specific ways in which health equity solutions can be designed and implemented. 


Oral Health in America: Removing the Stain of Disparity edited by Henrie M. Treadwell, and Caswell A. Evans.

This book addresses issues in workforce development including the use of dental therapists, the rationale for the development of racially/ethnically diverse providers, and the lack of public support through Medicaid, which would guarantee access and also provide a rationale for building a system, one that takes into account the impact of a lack of visionary and inclusive leadership on the nation's ability to insure health justice for all.

Essentials of Health Justice by Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler and Joel B. Teitelbaum.

Essentials of Health Justice is a short stand-alone text or supplemental primer for a wide range of undergraduate and graduate public health, health policy, medical, nursing, health administration, and other health profession courses that focus on or include content on the social determinants of health, underserved populations, health equity, and the relationship between social justice and health. 

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Immigration, Migration, and Refugees


Conditional citizens On belonging in America by Laila Lalami

What does it mean to be American? In this starkly illuminating and impassioned book, Pulitzer Prize–finalist Laila Lalami recounts her unlikely journey from Moroccan immigrant to U.S. citizen, using it as a starting point for her exploration of the rights, liberties, and protections that are traditionally associated with American citizenship.

Blaming immigrants: nationalism and the economics of global movement by Neeraj Kaushal.

Immigration is shaking up electoral politics around the world. In this book, economist Neeraj Kaushal investigates this rising anxiety and tests common complaints against immigration.

The immigrant kitchen: food, ethnicity, and diaspora by Vivian Nun Halloran

In The Immigrant Kitchen: Food, Ethnicity, and Diaspora, Vivian Nun Halloran examines food memoirs by immigrants and their descendants and reveals how their treatment of food deeply embeds concerns about immigrant identity in the United States.

No one is illegal: fighting racism and state violence on the U.S.-Mexico border by Justin Akers Chacón, Mike Davis

No One Is Illegal debunks the leading ideas behind the often violent right-wing backlash against immigrants. Countering the chorus of anti-immigrant voices, Mike Davis and Justin Akers Chac n expose the racism of anti-immigration vigilantes and put a human face on the immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border to work in the United States.

We Too Sing America by Deepa Iyer

Iyer places the hate violence, Islamophobia, and xenophobia in a broader context -- that of an American racial landscape undergoing a rapid and radical demographic transformation. Iyer shows how South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh immigrant communities engage in ... undocumented youth, Black Lives Matter, and Black-Brown coalitions that can inspire new directions for racial justice in the United States.

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Refugees in Higher Education: Debate, Discourse and Practice by Jacqueline Stevenson and Sally Baker

Exploring the political context of forced migration to countries of settlement, including the impact made by media rhetoric, Refugees in Higher Education identifies how such global issues frame and position the efforts of universities to open access to, and enable the participation of, refugee students. 

Undocumented and unwanted: attending college against the odds by Lisa D. Garcia.

Undocumented immigrant postsecondary students face myriad challenges while pursuing a college education. Garcia focuses on the experiences of nine students attending a public comprehensive postsecondary institution in California to assess how different types of social capital help students pursue a college education.

Undocumented immigrants and higher education: Sí Se Puede! by Alejandra Rincón.

Rincon reviews the struggle by undocumented immigrant students to gain access to college by paying in-state tuition rates. These efforts, which have been successful in ten states, can be characterized as a human and civil rights struggle based on the fundamental premise that no group should be subjected to discrimination.

Latino immigrant youth and interrupted schooling: dropouts, dreamers and alternative pathways to college by Marguerite Lukes.

This book offers an innovative look at the pre- and post-migration educational experiences of immigrant young adults with a particular focus on members of the Latino community. Combining quantitative data with original interviews, this book provides an engaging and nuanced look at a population that is both ubiquitous and overlooked, challenging existing assumptions about those categorized as 'dropouts' and closely examining the historical contexts for educational interruption in the chosen subgroup.

Education, Refugees and Asylum Seekers by Lala Demirdjian

A global exploration of formal and non-formal education provision to refugees and asylum seekers in refugee camps, and in schools and universities of host countries.

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Skin Disorders in Migrants edited by Aldo Morrone, Roderick Hay, et. all

This richly illustrated book is a comprehensive guide to the dermatologic disorders that may be encountered in refugees and other migrants. It will equip readers to diagnose and treat a diverse range of skin diseases and conditions, including, but not limited to, infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, dermatologic manifestations of sexually transmitted diseases, dermatoses associated with malnutrition, pigmentary disorders, bullous diseases, connective tissue diseases, and benign and malignant cutaneous neoplasias.

Health Policy and Systems Responses to Forced Migration edited by Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Bayard Roberts et. all

Forced migration has yet to be sufficiently addressed from the perspective of health policy and systems research, resulting in limited knowledge on system‐level interventions and policies to improve the health of forced migrants. The contributions within this edited volume seek to rectify this gap in the literature by compiling the existing knowledge on health systems and health policy responses to forced migration with a focus on asylum seekers, refugees, and internally displaced people. 

Refugee Health Care An Essential Medical Guide edited by Aniyizhai Annamalai.

Now fully revised and expanded, this second edition reflects the many changes that have occurred in the field of refugee health since 2014. Refugee Health Care remains the definitive resource for primary care physicians and mental health practitioners who see and evaluate refugees. It is also relevant for medical, nursing and public health students involved with refugee health as well as resettlement agency workers and public health officials overseeing refugee care.

America’s Arab Refugees: Vulnerability and Health on the Margins editors, Bernd Rechel, et. all.

 "America's Arab Refugees is a timely examination of the world's worst refugee crisis since World War II. Tracing the history of Middle Eastern wars - especially the U.S. military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan - to the current refugee crisis, Marcia C. Inhorn examines how refugees fare once resettled in America. In the U.S., Arabs are challenged by discrimination, poverty, and various forms of vulnerability.

The health of newcomers: immigration, health policy, and the case for global solidarity by Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet.

Drawing on rigorous legal and ethical arguments and empirical studies, as well as deeply personal stories of immigrant struggles, Illingworth and Parmet make the compelling case that global phenomena such as poverty, the medical brain drain, organ tourism, and climate change ought to inform the health policy we craft for newcomers and natives alike.

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Income and Class

Considering class: theory, culture and the media in the 21st century edited by Deirdre O'Neill, Mike Wayne.

Considering Class: Theory, Culture and Media in the 21st Century' offers the reader international and interdisciplinary perspectives on the importance of class analysis in the 21st century. Political economists, sociologists, educationalists, ethnographers, cultural and media analysts, combine to provide a multi-dimensional account of current class dynamics.

Taxing the poor: doing damage to the truly disadvantaged by Katherine S. Newman and Rourke L. O'Brien.

This book looks at the way we tax the poor in the United States, particularly in the American South, where poor families are often subject to income taxes, and where regressive sales taxes apply even to food for home consumption. Katherine S. Newman and Rourke L. O'Brien argue that these policies contribute in unrecognized ways to poverty-related problems like obesity, early mortality, the high school dropout rates, teen pregnancy, and crime.

Poverty: global perspectives, challenges and issues of the 21st century by Cecilia Schultz

This book reviews global perspectives, challenges and issues of the 21st century that poverty poses.

Global poverty and wealth inequality edited by Justin Healey

More than 790 million people live in extreme poverty. Why is there still so much poverty in the world; how is it measured; and what is being done to end poverty in all its forms everywhere? Global income and wealth inequality is on the rise. What are its causes and how can we reduce inequality within and among countries?

Encountering poverty: thinking and acting in an unequal world by Ananya Roy, et. all

Encountering Poverty disrupts the new optimism about poverty action, challenging mainstream frameworks of global poverty. Going beyond poverty as a problem that can be solved through economic resources or technological interventions, the book focuses on the power and privilege underpinning persistent impoverishment. 

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Changing the narrative: socially just leadership education edited by Kathy L. Guthrie, et. all

This text links issues of social justice, equity, and equality, to leadership knowledge, skills, and values, with the intent of offering theoretical, practical, and policy recommendations to improve the work of educators charged with preparing undergraduates for the complexities of leadership in all its forms. 

Disrupting Poverty: Five Powerful Classroom Practices by Kathleen M. Budge and William H. Parrett.

Kathleen Budge and William Parrett offer research-based and classroom-tested reflection questions, tools, protocols, and success stories designed to disrupt poverty's adverse influence on learning.

Education and Working-Class Youth Reshaping the Politics of Inclusion edited by Robin Simmons, John Smyth.

This book provides an inclusive and incisive analysis of the experiences of working-class young people in education. While there is an established literature on education and the working class stretching back decades, comparatively there has been something of a neglect of class-based inequality - with questions of gender, 'race' and other forms of identity attracting significant attention.

Teaching with poverty in mind What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It by Eric Jensen.

In Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It , veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students.

Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries: Policies for Health, Nutrition, Food Consumption, and Poverty. Vol. 1 by Per Pinstrup-Andersen

Volume I of the Case Studies addresses policies related to health, nutrition, food consumption, and poverty.

Clinical Care for Homeless, Runaway and Refugee Youth Intervention Approaches, Education and Research Directions edited by Curren Warf, Grant Charles.

Adolescent homelessness is a growing problem that results in a variety of health challenges. This text is a practical resource designed to promote effective interdisciplinary health and social care interventions targeting adolescents who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.

Diseases of Poverty: epidemiology, infectious diseases, and modern plagues by Lisa V. Adams

Only a few decades ago, we were ready to declare victory over infectious diseases. Today, infectious diseases are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality throughout the world. This book examines the epidemiology and social impact of past and present infectious disease epidemics in the developing and developed world.

A longitudinal, mixed-methods approach to exploring the impacts of housing on health and wellbeing by Lisa Garnham

Difficulties in pinning down cause and effect relationships and identifying how these relationships work in different contexts make it challenging to understand how one set of circumstances, action, or intervention could lead to a particular outcome. In this case study, we reflect on our research into the health and wellbeing impacts of different approaches to housing provision and explore the benefits and challenges of undertaking longitudinal, mixed-methods research to address some of these difficulties.

Health care off the books: poverty, illness, and strategies for survival in urban America by Danielle T. Raudenbush.

Drawing on a qualitative case study of an urban African American public housing development, Danielle T. Raudenbush reveals that health care for some low-income people is different from common scholarly and public conceptions. 

Mental Health

Prejudice, Stigma, Privilege, and Oppression: A Behavioral Health Handbook edited by Lorraine T. Benuto, Melanie P. Duckworth,

This book addresses the ways in which clinical psychologists ought to conceptualize and respond to the prejudice and oppression that their clients experience. Thus, the link between prejudice and oppression to psychopathology is explored. 

Voices of mental health: medicine, politics, and American culture, 1970-2000 by Martin Halliwell.

This dynamic and richly layered account of mental health in the late twentieth century interweaves three important stories: the rising political prominence of mental health in the United States since 1970; the shifting medical diagnostics of mental health at a time when health activists, advocacy groups, and public figures were all speaking out about the needs and rights of patients; and the concept of voice in literature, film, memoir, journalism, and medical case study that connects the health experiences of individuals to shared stories.

Structural Competency in Mental Health and Medicine A Case-Based Approach to Treating the Social Determinants of Health edited by Helena Hansen, Jonathan M. Metzl.

This book documents the ways that clinical practitioners and trainees have used the "structural competency" framework to reduce inequalities in health. The essays describe on-the-ground ways that clinicians, educators, and activists craft structural interventions to enhance health outcomes, student learning, and community organizing around issues of social justice in health and healthcare.

Disasters: Mental Health Context and Responses edited by George N. Christodoulou, Juan E. Mezzich, et. all

The issue of the mental health consequences of disasters is always timely, but, at present, its consideration serves a pressing need if one takes into account the great number of co-existing and super-imposed disasters occurring throughout the world. This volume deals with the mental health consequences of Natural Disasters, Human-made Disasters, and a third category, Economic Disasters.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health edited by Ranna Parekh

The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health addresses the importance and relevance of cultural sensitivity in US mental health. Prominent researchers and clinicians examine the cultural and cross-cultural mental health issues of Native American, Latino, Asian, African American, Middle Eastern, Refugee and LGBQT communities.

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Anti-discriminatory Practice in Mental Health Care for Older People. by Rachel Tribe

This book provides mental health students and practitioners with the key knowledge to carry out anti-discriminatory practice while working with older people from minority groups. With contributions from experts in the fields of mental health and care for older people, it looks at issues for practice, such as access to services for minority groups.

Aging and mental health by Daniel L. Segal

The third edition of Aging and Mental Health is filled with new updates and features, including the impact of the DSM-5 on diagnosis and treatment of older adults. Like its predecessors, it uses case examples to introduce readers to the field of aging and mental health. It also provides both a synopsis of basic gerontology needed for clinical work with older adults and an analysis of several facets of aging well.

Ageing and mental health: global perspectives by Wendy Wen Li, et. all.

To respond to the ageing world, this book sets out to help researchers, policymakers, service providers, and students develop their knowledge of the issues associated with ageing and mental health throughout the world. Written by twenty-one gerontological experts from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Oceania, this book provides an understanding of issues related to ageing and mental health from global perspectives.

Psychology of aging 101 by Robert Youdin.

Written by a renowned scholar and practitioner of gerontology and aging, this is a concise, reader-friendly overview of key concepts of geropsychology, the psychology of aging. Grounded in positive psychology, the text dispels common myths about the aging population with a wealth of evidence-based research.

Mental Health and Illness of the Elderly edited by Helen Chiu, Kenneth Shulman. 

This book consolidates current knowledge in the field and discusses psychiatric disorders among the elderly, while bridging the gap between clinical practice and the socio-cultural contexts. The book is particularly important in the face of rapidly changing conditions globally and challenges such as migration, war and violence, diminishing physical health due to ageing and their impact on the mental health of elderly.

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Intercultural Psychotherapy For Immigrants, Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Ethnic Minority Patients edited by Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Marianne C. Kastrup

This book is intended to sensitise psychotherapists, to strengthen practitioners’ intercultural competence and to encourage them to form psychotherapeutic relationships with people with an immigration background who are suffering from mental health problems.

Child, Adolescent and Family Refugee Mental Health A Global Perspective edited by Suzan J. Song, Peter Ventevogel.

The chapters in this book are written by a diverse group of authors using global, multi-disciplinary approaches. The chapters provide examples from various contexts including refugees who are displaced to neighboring countries, refugees 'on the move', and refugees and asylum seekers in resettlement settings. 

Mental Health, Mental Illness and Migration edited by Dinesh Bhugra, et. all

This book unravels the mental health challenges of the migrants and the socio economic and cultural conditions that bear on the mental well being. In addition, it covers the measures of intervention that can help the migrants maintain or restore their mental well being. 

Mental Health of Refugee and Conflict-Affected Populations Theory, Research and Clinical Practice edited by Nexhmedin Morina, Angela Nickerson. 

This volume will be a substantial contribution to the literature on mental health in refugee and post-conflict populations, as it details the state of the evidence regarding the mental health of war survivors living in areas of former conflict as well as refugees and asylum-seekers.

Psychotherapy for Immigrant Youth edited by Sita Patel, Daryn Reicherter.

This book provides an in-depth, practical, and cutting-edge summary of psychotherapy for immigrant children and adolescents. This text integrates practical therapeutic methods with current empirical knowledge on the unique life stressors and mental health concerns of immigrant youth, proving essential for all who seek to address the psychological needs of this vulnerable and under-served population.

Counselling Skills for Working with Gender Diversity and Identity by Michael Beattie

For any student or practitioner needing to gain a sound understanding of the complex fields of gender variance, gender identity and gender dysphoria, this book provides the ideal starting point for the knowledge and skills that you need. Emphasising the need for affirmative practice in gender care, it provides an overview of the subject areas and process issues which most commonly arise in counselling, combining theoretical with practical perspectives.

Gay Mental Healthcare Providers and Patients in the Military Personal Experiences and Clinical Care edited by Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Joseph E. Wise, et. all

This volume tells the history of homosexuality in the United States military beginning in 1986, when the issue first came to the forefront of social consciousness. Each chapter is written through the eyes of gay mental healthcare providers, covering how to steadily adapt and learn to treat veterans struggling with the traumas associated with the stigma of homosexuality in service.

Using integrated experience-based co-design to promote mental health service design improvements with informal/family carers of adults from LGBTQ communities by Jennifer Martin, et. all.

Co-design research and evaluation methodologies are being increasingly adopted as a preferred approach for mental health research. However, research on the effectiveness and impacts of co-design involving carers is scarce. This article discusses how to conduct research using an integrated experience-based co-design method.

The Social Psychology of Gay Men by Rusi Jaspal

With identity process theory at its heart, this book advocates a social psychology of gay men which incorporates three levels of analysis - the psychological, interpersonal and societal. The book promises not only a deeper understanding of gay men's lives but also pathways for enhancing wellbeing, intergroup relations and equality in this key population. 

Group work with persons with disabilities by Sheri Bauman and Linda R. Shaw.

Viewing disability as a single aspect of a multifaceted person, Drs. Bauman and Shaw share their insight and expertise and emphasize practical skill building and training for facilitating task, psychoeducational, counseling, family, and psychotherapy groups across various settings.

Mental Disorders and Disabilities Among Low-Income Children editors, Thomas F. Boat and Joel T. Wu

This report provides an overview of the current status of the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, and the levels of impairment in the U.S. population under age 18. The report focuses on 6 mental disorders, chosen due to their prevalence and the severity of disability attributed to those disorders within the SSI disability program: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder/conduct disorder, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, and mood disorders.

Treating Sexual Abuse and Trauma with Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Workbook for Clinicians by Vanessa Houdek and Jennifer Gibson.

This workbook was written to promote a standard in the field for clinicians to increase confidence, competence, and effectiveness in addressing child sexual abuse and trauma treatment with children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental disabilities.  

A Guide to Mental Health Issues in Girls and Young Women on the Autism Spectrum: Diagnosis, Intervention and Family Support by Judy Eaton

This book addresses the specific mental health needs of girls and young women with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Looking at the ways autism presents differently in girls than in boys, and the mental health conditions that occur most frequently in girls with ASD, this is the essential guide for clinicians and educators on tailoring interventions and support to meet girls' needs.

Mental health services for deaf people: treatment advances, opportunities, and challenges edited by Benito Estrada Aranda and Ines Sleeboom-van Raaij, 

The eighteen international contributors represent the pioneers of mental health and deafness services in their respective countries. Volume editors Benito Estrada Aranda and Ines Sleeboom-van Raaij have divided the book into three parts—Mental Health Issues and Treatment, Deaf Populations, and Deaf Children and Their Families.

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The unapologetic guide to black mental health Navigate an unequal system, learn tools for emotional wellness, and get the help you deserve by Rheeda Walker

In The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health , psychologist and African American mental health expert Rheeda Walker offers important information on the mental health crisis in the Black community, how to combat stigma, spot potential mental illness, how to practice emotional wellness, and how to get the best care possible in system steeped in racial bias.

Caring for Latinxs with Dementia in a Globalized World Behavioral and Psychosocial Treatments edited by Hector Y. Adames, Yvette N. Tazeau

This volume provides a broad and critical presentation of the behavioral and psychosocial treatments of Latinxs with dementia in the United States (U.S.) and across a representative sample of Spanish-speaking countries in the world. The compendium of chapters, written by researchers, practitioners, and policy analysts from multiple disciplines provides a deep exploration of the current state of dementia care for Latinxs in the U.S. and around the globe.


Black Mental Health: Patients, Providers, and Systems edited by Ezra E.H. Griffith 

The experiences of both black patients and the black mental health professionals who serve them are analyzed against the backdrop of the cultural, societal, and professional forces that have shaped their place in this specialized health care arena.

Under the Strain of Color: Harlem's Lafargue Clinic and the Promise of an Antiracist Psychiatry by Gabriel N. Mendes

In Under the Strain of Color, Gabriel N. Mendes recaptures the history of a largely forgotten New York City institution that embodied new ways of thinking about mental health, race, and the substance of citizenship. Harlem's Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic was founded in 1946 as both a practical response to the need for low-cost psychotherapy and counseling for black residents (many of whom were recent migrants to the city) and a model for nationwide efforts to address racial disparities in the provision of mental health care in the United States

Racism and Psychiatry Contemporary Issues and Interventions edited by Morgan M. Medlock, et. all

This book addresses the unique sociocultural and historical systems of oppression that have alienated African-American and other racial minority patients within the mental healthcare system. This text aims to build a novel didactic curriculum addressing racism, justice, and community mental health as these issues intersect clinical practice. Unlike any other resource, this guide moves beyond an exploration of the problem of racism and its detrimental effects, to a practical, solution-oriented discussion of how to understand and approach the mental health consequences with a lens and sensitivity for contemporary justice issues.

People with Disabilities

Choice, Preference, and Disability Promoting Self-Determination Across the Lifespan edited by Roger J. Stancliffe, Michael L. Wehmeyer,

This book examines choice and preference in the lives of people with disability, focusing on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides an overview of choice and examines foundational concepts related to choice and preference, including self-determination and supported decision making. 

Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha.

In her latest book of essays, Leah writes passionately and personally about disability justice, on subject such as the creation of care webs, collective access, and radically accessible spaces. She also imparts her own survivor skills and wisdom based on her years of activist work, empowering the disabled--in particular, those in queer and/or BIPOC communities--and granting them the necessary tools by which they can imagine a future where no one is left behind.

Social inclusion of people with disabilities: national and international perspectives by Arie Rimmerman.

This book consists of two parts: the first aims to review the domestic and international historical roots and the conceptual base of disability, as well as the expressions of social exclusion of people with disabilities that interfere in their efforts to exercise their rights in society. The second part introduces and analyses domestic and international social and legal strategies to promote social inclusion for people with disabilities.

From asylum to prison: deinstitutionalization and the rise of mass incarceration after 1945 by Anne E. Parsons.

A widely accepted popular narrative holds that deinstitutionalization from the 1950s to the 1990s diminished the role of asylums in America. Yet, as Anne E. Parsons reveals, the asylum did not die--in fact, many of its structures have been transformed into prisons, just as prisons have shifted to locking up those who in an earlier era would have been sent to an asylum

Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice by Michelle R. Nario-Redmond.

Synthesizing classic and contemporary studies on the evolutionary, ideological, and cognitive-emotional sources of ableism, this work also examines new manifestations of ableism including sympathetic, envious, exploitive, and still brutal forms of dehumanization while describing the impacts of ableism from personal accounts, along with interventions for social change and increased equality.

  • From exclusion to equality: realizing the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Human Rights and Disability Advocacy edited by Maya Sabatello and Marianne Schulze.
  • What we have done: an oral history of the disability rights movement by Fred Pelka.
  • The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: training guide / Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
  • Civil disabilities: citizenship, membership, and belonging / edited by Nancy J. Hirschmann and Beth Linker.
  • No right to be idle: the invention of disability, 1850-1930 by Sarah F. Rose.
  • What we have done: an oral history of the disability rights movement / Fred Pelka.
  • Disability, human rights, and information technology edited by Jonathan Lazar and Michael Ashley Stein
  • Disability discrimination by James Roland.

Teaching students with high-incidence disabilities: strategies for diverse classrooms by Mary Anne Prater. 

To ensure that all students receive quality instruction, Teaching Students with High-Incidence Disabilities prepares preservice teachers to teach students with learning disabilities, emotional behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity, and high functioning autism. 

Negotiating disability: disclosure and higher education edited by Stephanie L. Kershbaum, et. all.

Disability is not always central to claims about diversity and inclusion in higher education, but should be. This collection reveals the pervasiveness of disability issues and considerations within many higher education populations and settings, from classrooms to physical environments to policy impacts on students, faculty, administrators, and staff.

The Rhetoric of Widening Participation in Higher Education and its Impact Ending the Barriers against Disabled People by Navin Kikabhai 

This book offers a critical investigation of the exclusion of individuals described as having 'learning difficulties' from participation in higher education. Using a postmodernist framework, the author explores the insights and experiences of a theatre group attempting to develop an undergraduate degree programme in the performing arts.

Improving Accessible Digital Practices in Higher Education Challenges and New Practices for Inclusion edited by Jane Seale. 

This book examines the role played by technologies in removing the disadvantage experienced by students with disabilities in higher education. Addressing five key themes, the editor and contributors explore the practices required of stakeholders within higher education institutions to mediate successful and supportive relationships between disabled learners and their technologies. 

Strategies for Fostering Inclusive Classrooms in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion edited by Jaimie Hoffman, et. all.

This volume will provide educators with an understanding of challenges associated with equity and inclusion at higher education institutions globally and with evidence-based strategies for addressing the challenges associated with implementing equity and inclusion. 

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Health Care Transition Building a Program for Adolescents and Young Adults with Chronic Illness and Disability / edited by Albert C. Hergenroeder, Constance M. Wiemann.

This comprehensive book thoroughly addresses all aspects of health care transition of adolescents and young adults with chronic illness or disability; and includes the framework, tools and case-based examples needed to develop and evaluate a Health Care Transition (HCT) planning program that can be implemented regardless of a patient’s disease or disability.

Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan edited by I. Leslie Rubin, et. all.

This book provides a broad overview of quality health care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It focuses on providing the reader a practical approach to dealing with the health and well-being of people with IDD in general terms as well as in dealing with specific conditions. 

Disability as Diversity A Guidebook for Inclusion in Medicine, Nursing, and the Health Professions edited by Lisa M. Meeks, Leslie Neal-Boylan.

This first-of-its-kind title is designed to help deans, program directors, faculty, student affairs personnel and disability resource professionals thoughtfully plan for the growing population of health-care professionals with disabilities. The content helps stakeholders contextualize disability inclusion in health-care education as a function of social justice and a mechanism of reducing health care disparities for patients.

Advances in Exercise and Health for People With Mobility Limitations edited by David Hollar. 

This practice-enhancing resource assembles a robust evidence base on the state of disability and mobility limitations today, spotlighting common barriers to improved health among people with disabilities and new directions in reducing them.

Bodies of Truth: Personal Narratives on Illness, Disability, and Medicine edited by Dinty W. Moore, et. all.

Bodies of Truth continues this tradition through a variety of narrative approaches by writers representing all facets of health care. And, since all of us have been or will be touched by illness or disability--our own or that of a loved one--at some point in our lives, any reader of this anthology can relate to the challenges, frustrations, and pain--both physical and emotional--that the contributors have experienced.

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Destigmatising Mental Illness?: Professional Politics and Public Education in Britain, 1870–1970 by Vicky Long

Examines mental healthcare workers' efforts to educate the public between 1870 and 1970.

The Autism Spectrum Guide to Sexuality and Relationships: Understand Yourself and Make Choices That Are Right for You by Emma Goodall

This candid guide to sexuality, relationships and gender identity will help you to understand your own preferences and identity in the pursuit of platonic, romantic or sexual relationships. Emma Goodall provides advice on what to do in situations where you feel under pressure and offers guidance on how to enjoy relationships safely.

Sexuality and Relationships in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities: Standing in My Shoes edited by Rohhss Chapman, et. all.

Wide-ranging, authoritative and grounded in the expertise of people with intellectual disabilities, this book offers an authentic account of the challenges those with intellectual disabilities face in their relationships and sex lives across the globe and explores what society needs to do to respect their rights.

The Sage encyclopedia of intellectual and developmental disorders editor, Ellen Braaten

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders is aimed at students interested in psychology, counseling, education, social work, psychiatry, health sciences, and more. This encyclopedia will provide an in-depth look at a wide range of disorders, alongside interventions, the latest research translated for an undergraduate audience, historical context, and assessment tools for higher-level students.

Psychological first aid for people with intellectual disabilities who have experienced sexual abuse: a step-by-step programme by Aafke Scharloo, et. all.

This book provides a complete, structured, evidence-based programme for providing this help to survivors of sexual abuse with developmental disabilities, both adults and children. Step-by-step session plans, as well as comprehensive background information and downloadable worksheets, provide the means by which to offer effective help to clients and recover their feelings of safety and trust.

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Racism/Racial Justice

Racism, policy and politics by Karim Murji.

This book analyses and bridges the gap between critical social research on race and politics by reviewing the academic field of race theorising and scholarship, covering changes in race and racism debates in recent decades, and assessing the extent, scope, and limits of academic engagements with, and impact on, policy and politics.

Uprooting racism: how white people can work for racial justice by Paul Kivel

There's a long tradition of white people opposing racism--but there are also many excuses we give for not getting involved. Now in a fully updated 4th edition, Uprooting Racism is the supportive, practical go-to guide for helping white people work with others for equal opportunity, democracy, and justice in these divisive and angry times.

Have black lives ever mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal. 

In Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?, Mumia gives voice to the many people of color who have fallen to police bullets or racist abuse, and offers the post-Ferguson generation advice on how to address police abuse in the United States. This collection of his radio commentaries on the topic features an in-depth essay written especially for this book to examine the history of policing in America, with its origins in the white slave patrols of the antebellum South and an explicit mission to terrorize the country's black population.

The myth of equality: uncovering the roots of injustice and privilege by Ken Wytsma.

In this timely, insightful book Wytsma unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today's race-related issues. And he helps us come to a deeper understanding of both the origins of these issues and the reconciling role we are called to play as witnesses of the gospel. Inequality and privilege are real. 

How to be less stupid about race On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Crystal Marie Fleming

Drawing upon critical race theory, as well as her own experiences as a queer black millennial college professor and researcher, Fleming unveils how systemic racism exposes us all to racial ignorance—and provides a road map for transforming our knowledge into concrete social change. Searing, sobering, and urgently needed, How to Be Less Stupid About Race is a truth bomb and call to action for everyone who wants to challenge white supremacy and intersectional oppression.

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The Palgrave Handbook of Race and Ethnic Inequalities in Education edited by Peter A.J. Stevens, A. Gary Dworkin. 

This authoritative, state-of-the-art reference work builds on its first edition to provide a cutting-edge systematic review of the relationship between race/ethnicity and educational inequality. Studying 25 different national contexts drawn from every inhabited continent on earth and building upon material from the earlier edition, the work analyses educational policies, practices and research on minority students, immigrants and refugees.

Teaching About Race and Racism in the College Classroom: Notes From a White Professor by Cyndi Kernahan

In this book, argues that you can be honest and unflinching in your teaching about racism while also providing a compassionate learning environment that allows for mistakes and avoids shaming students. She provides evidence for how learning works with respect to race and racism along with practical teaching strategies rooted in that evidence to help instructors feel more confident. She also differentiates between how white students and students of color are likely to experience the classroom, helping instructors provide a more effective learning experience for all students.

Teaching race: how to help students unmask and challenge racism by Stephen D. Brookfield and Associates.

This book addresses some of the most common questions that teachers raise about how to teach students racial awareness at predominantly White institutions. This book will focus on practical tips, tools and techniques that teachers can use in their own teaching. Faculty members from across the disciplines say they are hungry for ideas on how to implement anti-racist education in their classrooms

White guys on campus: racism, white immunity, and the myth of "post-racial" higher education by Nolan L Cabrera 

White Guys on Campus is a critical examination of race in higher education, centering Whiteness, in an effort to unveil the frequently unconscious habits of racism among White male undergraduates. Nolan L. Cabrera moves beyond the “few bad apples” frame of contemporary racism, and explores the structures, policies, ideologies, and experiences that allow racism to flourish.

Researching racism: a guidebook for academics & professional investigators by Muzammil Quraishi & Rob Philburn.

Discussing the salient aspects of race and racism in contemporary society and alerting students to methodological and practical considerations of qualitative research on race and racism, this textbook is a guide for anyone beginning their research on racism.

Diabetes: A History of Race and Disease by Arleen Marcia Tuchman

Who gets diabetes and why? An indepth examination of diabetes in the context of race, public health, class, and heredity.

Diagnosing the legacy: the discovery, research, and treatment of type 2 diabetes in indigenous youth by Larry Krotz, et. all.

'Diagnosing the Legacy'is the story of communities, researchers, and doctors who faced—and continue to face—something never seen before: type 2 diabetes in younger and younger people. Through dozens of interviews, Krotz shows the impact of the disease on the lives of individuals and families as well as the challenges caregivers faced diagnosing and then responding to the complex and perplexing disease, especially in communities far removed from the medical personnel a facilities available in the city.

Medicine unbundled: a journey through the minefields of Indigenous health care by Gary Geddes

An investigative exploration of the separate "Indian hospitals" that existed in Canada for many decades, told through memoir, archival research, and interviews with survivors.

Subprime health: debt and race in U.S. medicine edited by Nadine Ehlers and Leslie R. Hinkson

Just medicine: a cure for racial inequality in American health care

Racism and Resistance: How the Black Panthers Challenged White Supremacy by Franziska Meister

What can we learn from past movements in order to understand the workings of racism and resistance? In this book, Franziska Meister revisits the Black Panther Party and offers a new perspective on the Party as a whole and its struggle for racial social justice.

The crisis of multiculturalism in Europe: a history by Rita Chin.

From the influx of immigrants in the 1950s to contemporary worries about refugees and terrorism, The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe examines the historical development of multiculturalism on the Continent. Rita Chin argues that there were few efforts to institute state-sponsored policies of multiculturalism, and those that emerged were pronounced failures virtually from their inception.

Two faces of exclusion: the untold history of anti-Asian racism in the United States by Lon Kurashige.

From the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to Japanese American internment during World War II, the US has a long history of anti-Asian policies. But Lon Kurashige demonstrates that despite widespread racism, Asian exclusion was not the product of an ongoing national consensus, it was a subject of fierce debate. 

Racisms: from the Crusades to the Twentieth Century by Francisco Bethencourt.

 In this richly illustrated book, Bethencourt argues that in its various aspects, all racism has been triggered by political projects monopolizing specific economic and social resources. Bethencourt focuses on the Western world, but opens comparative views on ethnic discrimination and segregation in Asia and Africa.

To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South by Angela Jill Cooley.

This book explores the changing food culture of the urban American South during the Jim Crow era by examining how race, ethnicity, class, and gender contributed to the development and maintenance of racial segregation in public eating places.

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More on Social justice

Demystifying the Big House: Exploring Prison Experience and Media Representations edited by Katherine A. Foss

Contributors look at prison wives on reality television series, portrayals of death row, breastfeeding while in prison, transgender prisoners, and black masculinity.

Slouching toward tyranny: mass incarceration, death sentences and racism by Joseph B. Ingle.

The book is part personal experience, part history: the history of systematic destruction of minorities in America, from colonial days to now, by physical slaughter and by legal and judicial means.

Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

Crook County bursts open the courthouse doors and enters the hallways, courtrooms, judges' chambers, and attorneys' offices to reveal a world of punishment determined by race, not offense.

Ethnicity and criminal justice in the era of mass incarceration: a critical reader on the Latino experience edited by Martin Guevara Urbina, et. all. 

A central objective of this book is to demystify and expose the ways in which ideas of ethnicity, race, gender, and class uphold the functioning and “legitimacy” of the criminal justice system. In this mission, rather than attempting to develop a single explanation for the Latino experience in policing, the courts, and the penal system, this book presents a variety of studies and perspectives that illustrate alternative ways of interpreting crime, punishment, safety, equality, and justice.

A perilous path: talking race, inequality, and the law by Sherrilyn Ifill, et. all.

Covering topics as varied as "the commonality of pain," "when lawyers are heroes," and the concept of an "equality dividend" that is due to people of color for helping America brand itself internationally as a country of diversity and acceptance, Ifill, Lynch, Stevenson, and Thompson also explore topics such as "when did 'public' become a dirty word" (hint, it has something to do with serving people of color), "you know what Jeff Sessions is going to say," and "what it means to be a civil rights lawyer in the age of Trump."

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