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I've read the book . . .

Join in the Author Meets Critics sessions that bring authors of recent important books together with discussants chosen to provide different viewpoints. The Program Committee selected eleven books to be featured on this yearís program.

  • Behind the Label: Equality in the Los Angeles Apparel Industry (University of California Press, 2000) by Edna Bonacich, Richard Appelbaum, Gregory Scott, and Goetz Wolff

  • Black Identities: West Indian Immigrants and American Realities (Harvard University Press and Russell Sage Foundation, 1999) by Mary C. Waters

  • Border Games: Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide (Cornell University Press, 2000) by Peter Andreas

  • Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (Simon & Schuster, 2000) by Robert D. Putnam

  • The Catholic Imagination (University of California Press, 2000) by Andrew Greeley

  • Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City (W.W. Norton and Company, 1999) by Elijah Anderson

  • The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class, and Immigration (Harvard University Press and Russell Sage Foundation, 2000) by Michele Lamont

  • It Didnít Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States (W.W. Norton & Company, 2000) by Seymour Martin Lipset and Gary Marks

  • Racist America: Roots, Current Realities, and Future Reparations (Routledge, 2000) by Joe R. Feagin
  • Sidewalk (Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 1999) by Mitch Duneier

  • We Are Not What We Seem: Black Nationalism and Class Struggle in the American Century (New York University Press, 1999) by Roderick D. Bush

Iíve seen the movie . . .

It would not be a California experience without a film or video screening. New releases relevant to sociologists (and classroom use) will be shown continuously.

Be sure to catch Cities in Celluoid, a specially commissioned video about the depiction of cities in feature films.