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AfricaDotEdu (Hardbound)

AfricaDotEdu (Hardbound)

IT Opportunities and Higher Education in Africa
Edited by Maria A. Beebe, Koffi M. Kouakou, Banji O. Oyeyinka, and Madanmohan Rao

Despite serious obstacles, access to information and communications technologies (ICTs), such as the Internet, is improving in Africa. This book is the first to chronicle and analyze the growth of the Internet in Africa and to especially highlight the role of the education sector in this effort. This unprecedented compilation of scholarly essays provides comprehensive statistics, analysis, and road maps for the future of the Internet in African education. Topics covered in the twenty-four chapters range from digital libraries and country case studies to national information technology policies and e-learning. As a benchmark for e-learning initiatives, AfricaDotEdu answers critical questions about preparing students to meet twenty-first century challenges.

Published by Tata McGraw-Hill
Charts • references • index • 6" x 9" • 539 pages (2003)
Education/Multicultural
Price : US$34.95


Africana Studies (Paperback)

Africana Studies (Paperback)

Philosophical Perspectives and Theoretical Paradigms
Delores P. Aldridge and E. Lincoln James

The systematic study of the Africana/Black experience emerged in universities in the USA in the late 1960s. As an outgrowth of the Civil Rights and Black Conscious movements, demonstrations occurred on campuses nationwide, giving birth to the new academic discipline.

Written by emerging and established scholars and published in the Western Journal of Black Studies over a span of three decades beginning in 1977, the 27 essays included in Africana Studies provide an evolutionary trajectory of the discipline, including theoretical, ideological, and methodological perspectives and paradigms. The primary focus is the African American experience with empahsis on how the theoretical and methodological approaches have changed over time as the discipline matured.

References • 6" x 9" • 368 pages
Multicultural Themes
Price : US$24.95


The Cayton Legacy (Paperback)
The Cayton Legacy (Paperback)

The Cayton Legacy (Paperback)

An African American Family
Richard S. Hobbs

Experience the saga of a distinguished African American family who played a significant role in U.S. history from the Civil War to the present. Residing primarily in Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle, several generations of the Horace and Susie Cayton family faced a variety of challenges.

Photographs • notes •bibliography • index
6" x 9" • 272 pages (2002)
Multicultural Themes/Biography/Autobiography
Price : US$9.95


Fields of Toil (Paperback)
Fields of Toil (Paperback)

Fields of Toil (Paperback)

A Migrant Family’s Journey
Isabel Valle

As a newspaper reporter on special assignment, Isabel Valle lived and traveled with a migrant family for an entire year. WSU Press, in collaboration with the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, compiled her award-winning reports in this dramatic book.

Photographs • map • index
6" x 9" • 240 pages (1994)
Multicultural Themes/Contemporary Issues
Price : US$19.95


Forbidden Red (Paperback)

Forbidden Red (Paperback)

Widowhood in Urban Nepal
Kathey-Lee Galvin

In Nepal, red symbolizes life, vibrancy, and passion-a color and existence that is denied to women who have lost their husbands. The compelling stories of Sodha, Anju, and others vividly portray the plight of widows in this third-world country.

Photographs • maps • charts • notes • references
5 1/2" x 8 1/4" • 176 pages (2006)
Multicultural/Sociology/Women's Studies
Price : US$14.95


Color (Paperback)
Color (Paperback)

Color (Paperback)

Latino Voices in the Pacific Northwest
Lorane A. West

Based on exchanges she witnessed through her work as an interpreter and advocate for Spanish-speaking immigrants, Lorane A. West's poignant accounts paint a very real picture of their lives, illuminate cultural differences, and give Americans a glimpse of themselves that may both surprise and challenge.

6" x 9" • 176 pages (2004)
Multicultural Themes/Northwest Culture/Contemporary Issues
Price : US$14.95


Toward a Peaceable Future (Paperback)

Toward a Peaceable Future (Paperback)

Redefining Peace, Security, and Kyosei from a Multidisciplinary Perspective
Edited by Yoichiro Murakami, Noriko Kawamura, and Shin Chiba

In a pioneering cross-cultural, transnational, and multifaceted endeavor, Japanese and American scholars from various disciplines jointly explore challenging questions by redefining the three key concepts of "peace, security and kyosei." The book offers new perspectives for inter-disciplinary peace studies and stimulates a public dialogue on how to shape a safer and more peaceful future for individuals, communities, and nations.

International Christian University (Japan) and Washington State University

Illustrations • notes • references
6" x 9" • 264 pages (2005)
Multicultural Themes
Price : US$24.95


The Structure of Twana Culture (Paperback)
The Structure of Twana Culture (Paperback)

The Structure of Twana Culture (Paperback)

With Comparative Notes on the Structure of Yurok Culture
William W. Elmendorf and A. L. Kroeber

This remarkable account of Washington’s Twana Indians contains the most complete body of information compiled on any Native American group in the southern coast Salish region.
Washington State University Press Reprint Series

Illustrations • maps • notes • bibliography
6" x 9" • 576 pages (1992)
Archaeology/Prehistory/Native American
Price : US$18.75


The Blue Note (Paperback)

The Blue Note (Paperback)

Seattle’s Black Musicians’ Union A Pictorial History
David Keller

“The Blue Note takes me home to the heady days of Seattle’s jazz scene. It’s a fine blend of rare photographs, first person accounts and solid scholarship. It also shines light on the path-breaking union musicians who played Seattle and ultimately brought about the merging of the black and white unions.”—Quincy Jones

The Blue Note documents a portion of American cultural history not often chronicled. Focused on Seattle’s black American Federation of Musician’s Local 493, it is an upbeat story of race, jazz, gender, and union culture, set in the Pacific Northwest and the wider jazz world. Detailed research and end notes underpin a user-friendly pictorial format, spanning the years from the 1880s to the med-1950s. The Blue Note uses union documents, first person oral histories, and extensive primary and secondary sources. The book features more than 100 photographs and other illustrations, many previously unpublished.

David Keller is an archivist and historian with a string interest in labor and jazz history. He has written for Down Beat, Jazz Times, COLUMBIA and BlackPast.org.

Our House Publishing, 2013

Photographs • illustrations • notes • bibliography • index
8 1/4" x 10 1/2" • 224 pages
Seattle / Jazz
Price : US$29.95


We Are Aztlan! (Paperback)

We Are Aztlan! (Paperback)

Chicanx Histories in the Northern Borderlands
Jerry Garcia

Mexican Americans/Chicana/os/Chicanx form a majority of the United States Latino population. We Are Aztlán! presents academic and non-academic multidisciplinary papers addressing colonialism, gender, history, immigration, labor, literature, sociology, education, and religion, specifically examining El Movimiento and the Chicanx experience in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest, and illuminating how Chicanxs challenged racialization, marginalization, and isolation in the northern borderlands.

Contributors include the late Carlos Maldonado, activist/writer Oscar Rosales Castaneda, and current and emeritus Chicanx scholars from Eastern Washington University, the University of Washington, Michigan State University, Prescott College, and Washington State University.

Illustrations • maps • notes • bibliography • index
6" x 9" • 266 pages
Mexican American / Ethnic Studies
Price : US$29.95


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