These five books invite the reader to surrender again to the intoxication of a destructive relationship, and to follow it to a nightmarishly logical end.
In Intimate Disconnections, Allison Alexy tells the fascinating story of the changing norms surrounding divorce in Japan in the early 2000s, when sudden demographic and social changes made it a newly visible and viable option.
In The Privileged Poor, Anthony Jack reveals that the struggles of less privileged students continue long after they’ve arrived on campus. Admission, they quickly learn, is not the same as acceptance.
Dr. SJ Dodd is an Associate Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is also founding director of the Silberman Center for Sexuality and Gender.
Tankersley fuses the story of forgotten Americans– struggling women and men who he met on his journey into the travails of the middle class– with important new economic and political research, providing fresh understanding how to create a more widespread prosperity. He begins by unraveling the real mystery of the American economy since the 1970s – not where did the jobs go, but why haven’t new and better ones been created to replace them.
Why are people rude, nasty, and negative? Because, we are told, it works for them. Creating a New Civility makes a strong case that such conduct doesn’t work in any lasting way. This timely book discusses how we, as a culture, can move away from negativity and create civility at both the personal and community levels.