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LABOR IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
             Missing the Connection: Social Isolation and Employment on the Brooklyn
             Waterfront, 1993.

                        Philip Kasinitz
                           Hunter College and Graduate Center of the City University of New
                        York
                        Jan Rosenberg
                           Long Island University.
                        Kasinitz and Rosenberg present a case study of one poor inner city
                        neighborhood in order to consider how social isolation limits job
                        prospects, thereby challenging the effectiveness of "Enterprise" or
                        "Empowerment" Zones for mitigating poverty.
                        $3
  The Politics of Occupational Safety and Health in the Postindustrial Economy,
              1995.

                        Vernon Mogenen
                        Analyses the failure of OSHA to adequately address the dangers
                        posed to workers using Video Display Terminals (VDT).
                        $3
 

    Some Notes on the Japanese Work Experience: Toyota—A Case Study, 1991.

                        Hikari Nohara
                           Department of Economics, Nihon Fukushi University, Japan.
                        Nohara examines Toyota's production methods and presents a
                        picture of the average workers in a large Japanese company.
                        $3
 

MID-EAST PEACE

              Israel's Political Culture and the Middle East Conflict, 1991.

                        Mordechai Bar-On
                           Hebrew University
                        Bar-On analyzes the attitudes and articles of faith that underpin
                        Israeli political culture today and make the resolution of the
                        Arab-Israeli conflict difficult to attain.
                        $3
 
 

              Israel and the PLO: From Negotiating a "Peace of Paper" to Implementing
              "Peace on the Ground", 1993.

                        Mark Rosenblum
                        Department of History, Queens College
                        Rosenblum discusses how the Israeli/PLO peace negotiations have
                        begun an ideological revolution in the occupier-occupied
                        relationship that has defined and distorted Israeli and Palestinian
                        inter-communal life.
                        $3
 
 

              Holy Warriors vs. Peacemakers: A Terrorist Breakdown or a Negotiating
              Breakthrough?, 1994.

                        Mark Rosenblum
                        Analyzes the terrorist tragedies and the negotiating difficulties and
                        triumphants that have marked the unfolding drama in the Mid-East.
                        $3
 
 

              Euphoria with the King, Angst with Arafat, Anticipation with Asad: Hope Without
              Delusion, 1994.

                        Mark Rosenblum
                        Examines the implications of the Jordanian and Israeli agreement.
                        $3
 
 

POVERTY AND CITIES

              The Culture of Achievement Among the Poor: The Case of Mothers and
              Children in a Head Start Program, 1993.

                        Delmos J. Jones
                           Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
                        Drawing upon a descriptive study of parents and children in a Head
                        Start Program, Jones shows that contrary to the culture of poverty
                        arguments about the dependency of the poor, the desire for success
                        is one of the most important elements in their lives.
                        $3
 
 
 

              From Shelters to Housing: Homeless Families in New York City, 1991.

                        Donna Kirchheimer
                           Lehman College, City University of New York
                        Kirchheimer traces the history and causes of homelessness in New
                        York City from 1978 - 1990.
                        $3
 
 

              London and New York 1992.

                        Susanne G. MacGregor
                           Head of the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Middlesex
                        University
                        Arthur Lipow
                           Professor of Politics, Birkbeck College, London.
                        MacGregor and Lipow compare the nature of and approaches to
                        the social problems in New York and London.
                        $3

             Unequal Slices: The Distribution of  Government and Private Funding in
              New York City, 1997.
                        David Rubel
                        Analyses how poor communities in outer boroughs are short changed by public and private funding
                        streams and suggests remedies.
                        $3.

              Attitudes Toward Work and Schooling of a Group of Low Income Latino and
              African-American Youth in New York City 1993.

                        Nathalis Wamba
                           New York University
                        Based upon work with Latino and African-American youth at a youth
                        center in Brooklyn, New York, Wamba found that low-income
                        adolescents possess comparable beliefs about education and work
                        to other youth. What is interpreted as poor work and school attitudes
                        and lack of motivation actually represent their assessment of their
                        chances of succeeding at school or on the job.
                        $3

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PUBLIC HEALTH

       Needle Exchange, 1995.

                        Daniel Hood
                        Newsclipping packet reporting on research which demonstrates the
                        efficacy of needle exchange and legalization of needle sales in
                        combating the spread of AIDS.
                        $2

 Six Little Secrets About Health Care Reform, 1993.

                        Michael A. Krasner
                           Department of Political Science, Queens College
                        Krasner describes six, neglected, essential points that could
                        influence our understanding of health care reform.
                        $1
 
 

              The Drug Peace Forum, Video, 1992.

                        Harry Levine
                           Department of Sociology, Queens College
                        The Drug Peace Forum critically examines the war on drugs in New
                        York and America today and offers ways to reduce the harmfulness
                        of drug use while increasing public health, public safety, civil
                        liberties and justice.
                        $50 for Institutions; $25 for Individuals

   Exposing Marijuana Myths: A Review of the Scientific Evidence, 1995.

                        Lynn Zimmer and John P. Morgan
                        Reprints of an analysis made possible by the Lindesmith Center
                        which reviews the scientific evidence undermining the claims of the
                        War on Drugs' advocates regarding marijuana's toxicity.
                        $3

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RACE, CLASS AND GENDER

              Feminism and Science, 1994.

                        William Baskin
                           SUNY at Purchase
                        Baskin explores the place of women in science, how science has
                        conceived of women, and the role of gender ideology in shaping the
                        nature and methods of science.
                        $3

              Race-Class Interactionism, 1991.

                        Raymond Franklin
                           Director, The Michael Harrington Center
                        Franklin explores how the over-representation of blacks in the lower
                        class casts shadows that stigmatize working- and middle-class
                        blacks.
                        $3

              The Response to Black Youth Crime by a New Breed of Bleeding Heart
              Conservatives, 1995.

                        Raymond S. Franklin
                        Speaks to the race coding of the concern voiced by conservatives
                        connecting teenagers' out of wedlock births and crime.
                        $3

              This Country Don't Owe Nobody Nothing! 1994.

                        Lillian Rubin.
                           Psychotherapist, San Francisco, California.
                        Rubin talks about the ethnic and racial tensions that have been
                        heightened as an economy of scarcity makes itself felt in the lives of
                        working-class families.
                        $3

                Color-Full Before Color Blind: the Emergence of Multiracial Neighborhood
                Politics in Queens, New York City, 2000.
                        Roger Sanjek
                                Queens College
                        Sanjek's case study of Elmhurst-corona shows how grassroots community
                        groups can create multiracial coalitions and use local government agencies
                        to improve public and private services.  Sanjek focuses on grassrooots women's
                        leadership which very effectively undermined attempts to blame newcomers for
                        neighborhood problems.
                        $3.

             Counteracting the Violence at Home: Jewish, Arab, and African Americans
              Working Together, 1996.

                        Trialogue Groups
                        Report made possible by a Nathan Cummings Foundation grant
                        which outlines how community leaders can come together to
                        decrease intergroup tensions and foster understanding as a
                        prerequisite to pursuing common goals.
                        $2
 
 

              Conspiracy Theories in the African American Community: "Ethnosociologies"
              for the 1990's, 1992.

                        Anita Waters
                           Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Denison University,
                        Granville, Ohio.
                        Waters argues that the best approach to recent African-American
                        conspiracy theories is to treat them as theoretical explanations for
                        social phenomena which serve both to provide a working
                        knowledge of the social and political world and to mobilize people
                        for political action.
                        $3

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OTHER
 
 

              What's Left, 1992.

                        Raymond Franklin
                        Franklin reflects upon what is happening to the "left" after the
                        breakup of the Soviet Union and the inability of the "left" to
                        conceptualize an approach to modern market systems.
                        $3
 

            What is Happening to Civil society?, 1997.
                        John D. Vogelsang
                        Addresses the Changing structure of civil society and its role in preserving
                        democratic processes.
 

ACTION BRIEF SERIES

              Up to date information about current social issues from a social justice
              perspective, published four times a year. Available as part of a membership in
              The Michael Harrington Center. Back issues are $2 a copy.
 

            2002
                    Reforming TANF

            2001
                  The War at Home
                   Reforming Social Security
                   The Faith-Based Initiative

            2000-2001
                   A Social Agenda for the New Presidency
                   The Uninsured: Some Gains But Persistent Needs
                   Promises, Promises
                   Restoring Justice to the Criminal Justice System

            1999-2000
                    Continued Disparities Amidst the Economic Boom
                    The Tax Cut Political Game
                    Rebuilding an Agenda for Low-Income Families
                    Responding to Homelessness

            1998-1999
                   Constructing the Response to Poverty
                   Welfare "Reform"-Second Year
                   An Update on the Economic Status of Women
                   Religion and Democratic Dialogue

            1997-1998
                      What is Happening to Civil Society?
                       Beyond Volunteerism
                       Balanced Budget, Social Inequalities, and Public Health
                       Economic Growth for Whom?

            1996-1997

                      The Attack on the Community Reinvestment Act
                      Economic Crisis or Readjustment (Downsizing of America)
                      Valuing Families & Reforming Welfare
                      The Future of Community Based Organizations
 

                1995 -1996
                        The Immigration Debate
                        The Attack on the Federal Government
                        Affirmative Action
                        The Impact of Managed Care
 

               1994-1995
                        Youth Violence
                        Welfare Reform
                        The Politics of the Drug Debate
                         The Tax Dilemma
 
 

ANOTHER SIDE Archives

              The yearly journal of the Michael Harrington Center. Available as part of a
              membership in the Center. Back issues available for $5 a copy.

     2001
    LEARNING COMMUNITIES, LIVING  WAGES, AND THE FAITH-BASED INITIATIVE
    2000
    AFFLUENZA, the RIGHT TO STUDENT DEBT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, & RESTORING JUSTICE
    1999
    RECONSTRUCTING AN AGENDA FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
    1998
    COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS: the CONTINUED HOPE and UNCERTAIN FUTURE
    1997
    RELIGIOUS BELIEF and PUBLIC DISCOURSE
    1996
    EDUCATIONAL REFORM
    1995
     PURSUING A DEMOCRATIC VISION  IN TROUBLING TIMES
    1994
    A CHALLENGE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
    1993
    THE POSTINDUSTRIAL PARADOX:
    GROWING CLASS INEQUALITIES & DECLINING CLASS POLITICS