Invisible Men

Invisible Men Author Becky Pettit
ISBN-10 9781610447782
Year 2012-06-01
Pages 156
Language en
Publisher Russell Sage Foundation
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For African American men without a high school diploma, being in prison or jail is more common than being employed—a sobering reality that calls into question post-Civil Rights era social gains. Nearly 70 percent of young black men will be imprisoned at some point in their lives, and poor black men with low levels of education make up a disproportionate share of incarcerated Americans. In Invisible Men, sociologist Becky Pettit demonstrates another vexing fact of mass incarceration: most national surveys do not account for prison inmates, a fact that results in a misrepresentation of U.S. political, economic, and social conditions in general and black progress in particular. Invisible Men provides an eye-opening examination of how mass incarceration has concealed decades of racial inequality. Pettit marshals a wealth of evidence correlating the explosion in prison growth with the disappearance of millions of black men into the American penal system. She shows that, because prison inmates are not included in most survey data, statistics that seemed to indicate a narrowing black-white racial gap—on educational attainment, work force participation, and earnings—instead fail to capture persistent racial, economic, and social disadvantage among African Americans. Federal statistical agencies, including the U.S. Census Bureau, collect surprisingly little information about the incarcerated, and inmates are not included in household samples in national surveys. As a result, these men are invisible to most mainstream social institutions, lawmakers, and nearly all social science research that isn't directly related to crime or criminal justice. Since merely being counted poses such a challenge, inmates' lives—including their family background, the communities they come from, or what happens to them after incarceration—are even more rarely examined. And since correctional budgets provide primarily for housing and monitoring inmates, with little left over for job training or rehabilitation, a large population of young men are not only invisible to society while in prison but also ill-equipped to participate upon release. Invisible Men provides a vital reality check for social researchers, lawmakers, and anyone who cares about racial equality. The book shows that more than a half century after the first civil rights legislation, the dismal fact of mass incarceration inflicts widespread and enduring damage by undermining the fair allocation of public resources and political representation, by depriving the children of inmates of their parents' economic and emotional participation, and, ultimately, by concealing African American disadvantage from public view.

Invisible Men

Invisible Men Author Michael Addis
ISBN-10 9781429974066
Year 2011-12-20
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Award-winning research psychologist Michael E. Addis identifies and provides answers surrounding the long-unspoken epidemic of silence and vulnerability in men Drawing on scientific research, as well as his own personal and clinical experience, award-winning research psychologist Michael E. Addis describes in this book an epidemic of personal, relational, and societal problems that are caused by the widespread invisibility of men's vulnerabilities. From increasing rates of suicide among men, to alcohol abuse, to violence and school shootings, his research reveals the continued cost of staying silent when emotional, physical, or spiritual pain enters men's lives. In the spirit of such bestsellers as William Pollack's Real Boys, Addis identifies the specific problems that result from men's silence and invisibility, what causes them, and how they can be changed. Addis provides readers with compelling stories of the causes and consequences of silence and invisibility in real men's lives. Invisible Men shows both male and female readers how they can break through the gauntlets that appear to protect men, but in reality cause severe harm to men, women, and families.

Invisible Man

Invisible Man Author Ralph Ellison
ISBN-10 1439560684
Year 2008-10-08
Pages 581
Language en
Publisher
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An African-American man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.

Invisible Men

Invisible Men Author Claudia Nelson
ISBN-10 9780820337111
Year 2010-09-01
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher University of Georgia Press
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Invisible Men focuses on the tremendous growth of periodical literature from 1850 to 1910 to illustrate how Victorian and Edwardian thought and culture problematized fatherhood within the family. Drawing on political, scientific, domestic, and religious periodicals, Claudia Nelson shows how positive portrayals of fatherhood virtually disappeared as motherhood claimed an exalted position with imagined ties to patriotism, social reform, and religious influence. The study begins with the pre-Victorian role of the father in the middle-class home--as one who led the family in prayer, administered discipline, and determined the children's education, marriage, and career. In subsequent decades, fatherhood was increasingly scrutinized while a new definition of motherhood and femininity emerged. The solution to the newly perceived dilemma of fatherhood appeared rooted in traditional feminine values--nurturance, selflessness, and sensitivity. The critique presented in Invisible Men extends our contemporary debate over men's proper role within the family, providing a historical context for the various images of fatherhood as we practice and dispute them today.

Invisible Men

Invisible Men Author Donn Rogosin
ISBN-10 0803259697
Year 2007-03-01
Pages 283
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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The Negro baseball leagues were a thriving sporting and cultural institution for African Americans from their founding in 1920 until Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947. Rogosin's narrative pulls the veil off these "invisible men" and gives us a glorious chapter in American history.

Invisible Men

Invisible Men Author Joanne Klein
ISBN-10 9781846312366
Year 2010
Pages 334
Language en
Publisher Liverpool University Press
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Invisible Men is the most comprehensive study to date of the lives and work of English police constables on foot patrol in the early part of the twentieth century. Joanne Klein has plumbed previously unstudied archives of police departments in Manchester, Birmingham, and Liverpool to offer a fascinating insider’s view of the working-class men charged with protecting the citizens of these rapidly growing cities during a period of great change in both the life of the city and the nature of police methods and training. “This is an excellent book. It is well-written and extremely interesting, filling a gap in a historical literature which is dominated by official and institutional perspectives, by illuminating the daily and working lives of constables.”—Lucinda McCray Beier, Appalachian State University

Invisible Man

Invisible Man Author H.G. Wells
ISBN-10 9781617865008
Year 2010-09-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher ABDO Publishing Company
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When a mysterious man enters the village of Iping, strange things begin to occur! Furniture moves on its own, money and food is stolen, and noises are heard in the night. Soon, the Invisible Man reveals himself! The mysterious tale is brought into shocking detail in this striking graphic novel adaptation. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 5-8.

The Invisible Man Diversion Classics

The Invisible Man  Diversion Classics Author H.G. Wells
ISBN-10 9781682305362
Year 2016-03-29
Pages
Language en
Publisher Diversion Books
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Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Considered to be one of the most influential works of science fiction, THE INVISIBLE MAN is the gripping story of Griffin, a scientist so devoted to optics that he creates a serum to alter a body’s refractive index to neither reflect nor absorb light, making himself invisible. The problem: it can’t be reversed. Griffin’s descent into madness makes this one of the most memorable works of H.G. Wells and a timeless read.

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man Author H. G. Wells
ISBN-10 1499754566
Year 2014-06-02
Pages 162
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells published in 1897. Originally serialised in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body's refractive index to that of air so that it absorbs and reflects no light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse the procedure.

Invisible Men

Invisible Men Author Eric Freeze
ISBN-10 1944853022
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher
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From the author of the award-winning Hemingway on a Bike comes a dazzling new collection of short fiction. A wild fabulist strain runs through many of these stories. Freeze is an exceptional stylist who makes his witty and often heart-breaking storytelling feels effortless.