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Summary: Examines economics professor and Clinton Administration cabinet member Robert Reich's crusade to expose the problem of income inequality in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD 330.973 Inequality 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC INE
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF INE

Maharidge, Dale

Summary: "Nonfiction memoir and social history by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dale Maharidge sharing the lives, images, and experiences of the American poor around the United States from Great Depression era America to COVID and economic downturn in 2020 - examines themes of class, race, and privilege, and connects these stories to activists currently working to create economic justice"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Unnamed Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 MAH

Nathan, Rebekah.

Summary: FROM THE PUBLISHER : After more than fifteen years of teaching, Rebekah Nathan, a professor of anthropology at a large state university, realized that she no longer understood the behavior and attitudes of her students. Fewer and fewer participated in class discussion, tackled the assigned reading, or came to discuss problems during office hours. And she realized from conversations with her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cornell University Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 378.198 NAT

Summary: Presents essays by first- and second-generation immigrant writers on the realities of immigration, multiculturalism, and marginalization in an increasingly divided America. From Trump's proposed border wall and travel ban to the marching of White Supremacists in Charlottesville, America is consumed by tensions over immigration and the question of which bodies are welcome. In this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8 GOO

Warren, Elizabeth

Summary: "Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2017

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Dunkelman, Marc J.

Summary: "Identifies [what the author sees as] an epochal shift in the structure of American life--a shift unnoticed by many. Routines that once put doctors and lawyers in touch with grocers and plumbers--interactions that encouraged debate and cultivated compromise--have changed dramatically since the postwar era. Both technology and the new routines of everyday life connect tight-knit circles and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307 DUN

Malik, Nesrine

Summary: "A rigorous examination of six political myths used to deflect and discredit demands for social justice. In 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump declared: "I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct." Reeling from his victory, Democrats blamed the corrosive effect of "identity politics." When banned from Twitter for inciting violence, Trump and his supporters...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 MAL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 MAL

Niedzviecki, Hal

Summary: A roller-coaster tour through our obsession with the future - and what's at stake when we neglect our present. Tech bloggers livecast the launch of the latest Kindle, crowds form serpentine lines outside of Apple stores on the eve of new iPhone releases, stock markets surge and recede on rumours of what Intel and Microsoft have in the pipeline, and, on college campuses across the country,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 NIE

Blashek, Jordan

Summary: "In the year before Donald Trump was elected president, Jordan Blashek, a Republican Marine, and Chris Haugh, a Democrat and son of a single mother from Berkeley, CA, formed an unlikely friendship. Jordan was fresh off his service in the Marines and feeling a bit out of place at Yale Law School. Chris was yearning for a sense of mission after leaving Washington D.C. Over the months, Jordan and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.0973 BLA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 BLA

Hirshman, Linda R.

Summary: Chronicles the gay rights movement, revealing how the fight for gay rights has changed the American landscape for all citizens, blurring rigid gender lines and redefining the definition of family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.766 HIR

Case, Anne

Summary: "This book documents the decline of white-working class lives over the last half-century and examines the social and economic forces that have slowly made these lives more difficult. Case and Deaton argue that market and political power in the United States have moved away from labor towards capital-as unions have weakened and politics have become more favorable to business, corporations have...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.28 CAS

Sandel, Michael J.

Summary: "A world-famous political philosopher, and the bestselling author of Justice, reveals the driving force behind the resurgence of populism: the tyranny of the meritocracy and the resentments it produces"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 SAN

Edelman, Peter B.

Summary: Odfers an informed analysis of how the United States can be so wealthy yet have an outsized number of unemployed and working poor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.46 EDE

O'Neil, Cathy

Summary: "A former Wall Street quantitative analyst sounds an alarm on mathematical modeling, a pervasive new force in society that threatens to undermine democracy and widen inequality,"--NoveList. "We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives-- where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance--are being made not by humans,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2016

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Starnes, Todd

Summary: The author, a journalist, broadcaster, author and host of Starnes Country on Fox Nation, shares his insights and predictions on how today's political and cultural trends could affect the United States of the future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Post Hill Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 STA

Jeremiah, David

Summary: "David Jeremiah highlights the decline in Western culture, especially America, and calls on his readers to reverse this downward spiral"--Provided by the publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: FaithWords 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 277.3 JER

Beran, Michael Knox.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ivan R. Dee 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.51 BER

Harwood, Richard C.

Summary: How do we bring people together when our society is breaking apart? What will it take to bridge our divides, overcome mistrust, and restore our belief that we can get things done together as Americans? How do we bring out the best in us? In Stepping Forward, Richard C. Harwood gives us a new and inspiring blueprint to rediscover what we share in common and actively build upon it. As a trusted...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenleaf Book Group Press 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 307.0973 HAR

Traister, Rebecca

Summary: In the year 2018, it seems as if women's anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women's March, and before the #MeToo movement, women's anger was not only politically catalytic but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 TRA

Arnade, Chris

Summary: "Widely acclaimed photographer and writer Chris Arnade shines new light on America's poor, drug-addicted, and forgotten--both urban and rural, blue state and red state--and indicts the elitists who've left them behind. Like Jacob Riis in the 1890s, Walker Evans in the 1930s, or Michael Harrington in the 1960s, Chris Arnade bares the reality of our current class divide in stark pictures and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sentinel 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

2 available in Adult, Call number: 362.509 ARN

Metzl, Jonathan

Summary: "With the rise of the Tea Party and the election of Donald Trump, many middle- and lower-income white Americans threw their support behind conservative politicians who pledged to make life great again for people like them. But as Dying of Whiteness shows, the right-wing policies that resulted from this white backlash put these voters' very health at risk--and, in the end, threaten everyone's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 MET

Summary: "In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, there was shock, outrage, and, for some, satisfaction. When 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite as a political class in Trump's America? The misogyny, racism, and xenophobia that were features of the campaign have long been a part of American life, but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 NAS

Edin, Kathryn J.

Summary: "A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't think it exists Jessica Compton's family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harrisand her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends. After two decades of brilliant research on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.3 EDI

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.3 EDI

Benjamin, Ruha.

Summary: "From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce white supremacy and deepen social inequity. Far from a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, Benjamin argues that automation has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Polity 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 BEN

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