Uneven Roads

In the Second Edition of this groundbreaking text, authors Shaw, DeSipio, Pinderhughes, and Travis bring the historical narrative to life by addressing the most contemporary debates and challenges affecting U.S. racial and ethnic politics.

Uneven Roads


Uneven Roads

An Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics Todd Shaw, Louis DeSipio, Dianne Pinderhughes, Toni-Michelle C. Travis. determine the quality of life for U.S. citizens and residents alike—their education, housing, health, and so on.

Uneven Roads

Uneven Roads helps you grasp how, when, and why race and ethnicity matter in U.S. politics. Using the metaphor of a road, with twists, turns, and dead ends, this incisive text takes you on a journey to understanding political racialization and the roots of modern interpretations of race and ethnicity. The book’s structure and narrative are designed to encourage comparison and reflection. You will critically analyze the history and context of U.S. racial and ethnic politics to build the skills needed to draw your own conclusions. In the Second Edition of this groundbreaking text, authors Shaw, DeSipio, Pinderhughes, and Travis bring the historical narrative to life by addressing the most contemporary debates and challenges affecting U.S. racial and ethnic politics. You will explore important issues regarding voting rights, political representation, education and criminal justice policies, and the immigrant experience. A revised final chapter on intersectionality encourages you to examine how groups go beyond the boundaries of race and ethnicity to come together on matters of class, gender, and sexuality.

After Obama

In this comprehensive volume, Todd C. Shaw, Robert A. Brown, and Joseph P. McCormick II bring together more than a dozen scholars to explore his complex legacy, including his successes, failures, and contradictions.

After Obama

Examines the complicated political legacy of our first black president Written during the presidency of Donald Trump, After Obama examines the impact President Barack Obama and his administration have continued to have upon African American politics. In this comprehensive volume, Todd C. Shaw, Robert A. Brown, and Joseph P. McCormick II bring together more than a dozen scholars to explore his complex legacy, including his successes, failures, and contradictions. Contributors focus on a wide range of topics, including how President Obama affected aspects of African American politics, how his public policies influenced the quality of Black citizenship and life, and what future administrations can learn from his experiences. They also examine the present-day significance of Donald Trump in relation to African American politics. A timely and thorough work, After Obama provides the first examination of the Obama administration in its entirety, and the lasting impact it has had on African American politics.

After Obama

Her most recent work includes Uneven Roads, An Introduction to US Racial and Ethnic Politics and Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in 21st Century America, both co-authored. She has been President of the ...

After Obama

Examines the complicated political legacy of our first black president Written during the presidency of Donald Trump, After Obama examines the impact President Barack Obama and his administration have continued to have upon African American politics. In this comprehensive volume, Todd C. Shaw, Robert A. Brown, and Joseph P. McCormick II bring together more than a dozen scholars to explore his complex legacy, including his successes, failures, and contradictions. Contributors focus on a wide range of topics, including how President Obama affected aspects of African American politics, how his public policies influenced the quality of Black citizenship and life, and what future administrations can learn from his experiences. They also examine the present-day significance of Donald Trump in relation to African American politics. A timely and thorough work, After Obama provides the first examination of the Obama administration in its entirety, and the lasting impact it has had on African American politics.

Identity Politics in the United States

Shaw, Todd, Louis DeSipio, Dianne Pinderhughes, and Toni-Michelle C. Travis (2015) Uneven Roads: An Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics. Los Angeles: CQ Press. Shear, Michael D. (2015) “A 'Dreamer' Activist Becomes a Citizen ...

Identity Politics in the United States

In 2017, a white supremacist rally at the University of Virginia forced many to consider how much progress had been made in a country that, nine years prior, had elected its first Black president. Beyond these racial flashpoints, the increasingly polarized nature of US politics has reignited debates around the meaning of identity, citizenship, and acceptance in America today. In this pioneering book, Khalilah L. Brown-Dean moves beyond the headlines to examine how contemporary controversies emanate from longstanding struggles over power, access, and belonging. Using intersectionality as an organizing framework, she draws on current tensions such as voter suppression, the Me Too movement, the Standing Rock protests, marriage equality, military service, the rise of the Religious Right, protests by professional athletes, and battles over immigration to show how conflicts over group identity are an inescapable feature of American political development. Brown-Dean explores issues of citizenship, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, and religion to argue that democracy in the United States is built upon the battle of ideas related to how we see ourselves, how we see others, and the mechanisms available to reinforce those distinctions. Identity Politics in the United States will be an essential resource for students and engaged citizens who want to understand the link between historical context, contemporary political challenges, and paths to move toward a stronger democracy.

Introduction to Comparative Politics Political Challenges and Changing Agendas

... and Toni-Michelle Travis, of Uneven Roads: An Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2015). He is also the author and editor of an eight-volume series on Latino political values, attitudes, ...

Introduction to Comparative Politics  Political Challenges and Changing Agendas

Balancing theory with application and featuring an engaging, student-friendly writing style, Updated to reflect today's political climate, INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS offers a country-by-country approach that allows students to examine similarities and differences among countries and within and between political systems. Each chapter offers detailed descriptions and analyses of a country's politics, political challenges and changing agendas. Pedagogy and a condensed narrative help students make connections and comparisons about the countries presented. The eighth edition presents case studies on 13 countries and the European Union, providing an interesting sample of political regimes, levels of economic development and geographic regions. Students contemplate the dramatic Brexit vote, the impeachment of Brazil's president, Russia's drift toward authoritarianism and the polarizing elections of Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron, among other recent political developments. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Political Science in the Shadow of the State

Her publications focus on racial, ethnic and gender politics in the Americas, US civil society institutions and voting rights policies. Recent work includes Uneven Roads, An Introduction to US Racial and Ethnic Politics with Louis ...

Political Science in the Shadow of the State

What is the link between scholarship and democracy? What role do academics play in sustaining democratic values? Why should concerns about the ‘hollowing-out’ of democracy include a focus on the changing governance of higher education? Offering the first comparative analysis of how both democratic and autocratic politicians are seeking to control the research funding landscape, this book reveals a very worrying shift in the relationships between the state and universities: With higher education politically redefined as a mere tool of economic strategy, the space for academic autonomy, intellectual independence and critical thinking is being closed down. This book will be of interest to anyone concerned about democratic governance and the future of higher education.

Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Election

Minority and Interest Group Politics. ... Center for American Progress, October 19, 2016. www.americanprogress.org/issues/democracy/news/2016/10/19/146484/ ... Uneven Roads: An Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics.

Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Election

The 2016 and 2018 elections are over, but looking ahead to the 2019–2020 election cycle, the debate over the fairness and accuracy of our electoral process has never been more contentious. Hacking, fake news, a "rigged system," voter ID challenges, Super PACs, and an Electoral College defying the popular vote count all lead to a common question and concern: Is this any way to run a democratic election? New to the Seventh Edition: New data and timely illustrations from the 2016 and 2018 elections, looking ahead to 2020 election. The growing importance of social media (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) and its impact, good and bad, on recent campaigns. Foreign interference in the 2016 and 2018 national elections. The integrity of campaign communications—hacking, rumoring, instantaneous news, and the effect of fact-checking. Money: the role of Super PACs and billionaire donors; the impact of campaign spending on the candidates and on election outcomes. New connections between the "Did you know that" chapter introductions to the exercises at the end. More online references in the suggested readings.

The Presidential Election of 2020

Political Science in the 21st Century. 2011. ... How Race Survived U.S. History From Settlement and Slavery to the Eclipse of Post-Racialism. New York: Penguin Random ... Uneven Roads: An Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics.

The Presidential Election of 2020

The Presidential Election of 2020: Donald Trump and the Crisis of Democracy analyzes the election in the context of the Trump presidency, his self-aggrandizing behavior and the threat he posed to the continuation of democracy in America. Trump’s behavior leading up to the election and in the transition period that followed, and his and others’ continuing efforts to introduce an authoritarian governing system represents the nation’s number one challenge.

Contested Transformation

Politics, Groups, and Identities 3(2): 278–294. Shaw, Todd, Louis DeSipio, Dianne Pinderhughes, and Toni-Michelle C. Travis. 2015. Uneven Roads: An Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE CQ Press.

Contested Transformation


The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

“the grave of their race”: Joseph Kossuth Dixon, The Vanishing Race, the Last Great Indian Council; a Record in Picture ... and Toni-Michelle C. Travis, Uneven Roads: An Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics (Thousand Oaks, ...

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD CHOSEN BY BARACK OBAMA AS ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'An informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait... Treuer's powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation's past' New York Times Book Review, front page The received idea of Native American history has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U.S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Because they did not disappear - and not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existence- the story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don't know or care about property. The forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. Conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times, even as it steered the emerging shape of self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.

Courses and Degrees

Courses and Degrees


Sri Lanka Ethnic Fratricide and the Dismantling of Democracy

Focusing on the historical events of post-independence Sri Lanka, S. J. Tambiah analyzes the causes of the violent conflict between the majority Sinhalese Buddhists and the minority Tamils.

Sri Lanka  Ethnic Fratricide and the Dismantling of Democracy

Focusing on the historical events of post-independence Sri Lanka, S. J. Tambiah analyzes the causes of the violent conflict between the majority Sinhalese Buddhists and the minority Tamils. He demonstrates that the crisis is primarily a result of recent societal stresses—educational expansions, linguistic policy, unemployment, uneven income distribution, population movements, contemporary uses of the past as religious and national ideology, and trends toward authoritarianism—rather than age-old racial and religious differences. "In this concise, informative, lucidly written book, scrupulously documented and well indexed, [Tambiah] trains his dispassionate anthropologist's eye on the tangled roots of an urgent, present-day problem in the passionate hope that enlightenment, understanding, and a generous spirit of compromise may yet be able to prevail."—Merle Rubin, Christian Science Monitor "An incredibly rich and balanced analysis of the crisis. It is exemplary in highlighting the general complexities of ethnic crises in long-lived societies carrying a burden of historical memories."—Amita Shastri, Journal of Asian Studies "Tambiah makes an eloquent case for pluralist democracy in a country abundantly endowed with excuses to abandon such an approach to politics."—Donald L. Horowitz, New Republic "An excellent and thought-provoking book, for anyone who cares about Sri Lanka."—Paul Sieghart, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

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Excellent introductions along with superb reference notes make this a good choice for undergraduates , though scholars will ... socioeconomic and political contexts , among women of diverse racial , ethnic , class , and age groups .

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A Question of Class

This fresh interpretation of the recent history of Peninsular Malaysia examines the changing nature of Malaya's economy and class relations from its pre-colonial days in the mid-19th century through the post-colonial era and the ascendance ...

A Question of Class

This fresh interpretation of the recent history of Peninsular Malaysia examines the changing nature of Malaya's economy and class relations from its pre-colonial days in the mid-19th century through the post-colonial era and the ascendance of the statist capitalists.

Development and the African Diaspora

This innovative book examines the relationship between African "civil society" and "home association" networks in the diaspora.

Development and the African Diaspora

This innovative book examines the relationship between African "civil society" and "home association" networks in the diaspora. Remittances home via these networks outweigh official development assistance. Looking in particular at Cameroon and Tanzania, the authors argue that building "civil society" in Africa must be understood in tandem with the political economy of migration and wider debates concerning ethnicity and belonging. They demonstrate both that diasporic development is distinct from mainstream development, and that it is an uneven historical process in which some '"homes" are better placed to take advantage of global connections than others. In doing so, the book engages critically with the current enthusiasm among policy-makers for treating the African diaspora as an untapped resource for combating poverty.

Mentoring Away the Glass Ceiling in Academia

... “On the Road to Academe,” is titled as such to help us consider the uneven terrain and journey that occurs from the ... Additionally, ethnicracial groups and women continue to be underrepresented at higher education institutions, ...

Mentoring Away the Glass Ceiling in Academia

Mentoring Away the Glass Ceiling in Academia: A Cultured Critique describes how women of diverse backgrounds perceive their mentoring experiences or the lack of mentoring experiences in the academy. This book provides a space for envisioning strategies and practices to improve mentoring practices and the collegiate environment.