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Shipler, David K. 1942-

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Most widely held works by David K Shipler
The working poor : invisible in America by David K Shipler( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 3,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate portrait of poverty-level working families from a range of ethnic backgrounds in America reveals their legacy of low-paying, dead-end jobs, dysfunctional parenting, and substance abuse and charges the government with failing to provide adequate housing, health care, and education. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning Arab and Jew, a new book that presents a searing, intimate portrait of working American families struggling against insurmountable odds to escape poverty. As David K. Shipler makes clear in this powerful, humane study, the invisible poor are engaged in the activity most respected in American ideology hard, honest work. But their version of the American Dream is a nightmare: low-paying, dead-end jobs; the profound failure of government to improve upon decaying housing, health care, and education; the failure of families to break the patterns of child abuse and substance abuse. Shipler exposes the interlocking problems by taking us into the sorrowful, infuriating, courageous lives of the poor white and black, Asian and Latino, citizens and immigrants. We encounter them every day, for they do jobs essential to the American economy. We meet drifting farmworkers in North Carolina, exploited garment workers in New Hampshire, illegal immigrants trapped in the steaming kitchens of Los Angeles restaurants, addicts who struggle into productive work from the cruel streets of the nation's capital--each life another aspect of a confounding, far-reaching urgent national crisis. And unlike most works on poverty, this one delves into the calculations of some employers as well--their razor-thin profits, their anxieties about competition from abroad, their frustrations in finding qualified workers. This impassioned book not only dissects the problems, but makes pointed, informed recommendations for change. It is a book that stands to make a difference
Arab and Jew : wounded spirits in a promised land by David K Shipler( Book )

57 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and French and held by 3,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the relationships, mutual images, and stereotypes that have evolved between Arabs and Jews in Israel and in territorities under Israeli control
A country of strangers : blacks and whites in America by David K Shipler( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 2,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book makes clear that we have the ability to shape our racial landscape - to reconstruct, even if not perfectly, the texture of our relationships. There is an assessment of the complexity confronting blacks and whites alike as they struggle to recognize and define the racial motivations that may or may not be present in a thought, a word, a deed. The book does not prescribe, but it documents the silences that prevail, the listening that doesn't happen, the conversations that don't take place. It looks at relations between minorities, including blacks and Jews, and blacks and Koreans. It explores the human dimensions of affirmative action, the intricate contacts and misunderstandings across racial lines among coworkers and neighbors. It is unstinting in its criticism of our society's failure to come to grips with bigotry; but it is also, happily, crowded with black people and white people who struggle in their daily lives to do just that
The rights of the people : how our search for safety invades our liberties by David K Shipler( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a Pulitzer Prize winner and the bestselling author of "The Working Poor" comes an impassioned, incisive look at the violations of civil liberties in the United States that have accelerated over the past decade--and their direct impact on our lives
Freedom of speech : mightier than the sword by David K Shipler( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the longtime New York Times reporter, best-selling author, and Pulitzer Prize winner-- an expansive, timely assessment of the state of free speech in America. David Shipler's recent best seller, The Working Poor, cemented his place among our most trenchant social commentators. Now, he turns his keen, illuminating focus to another endangered American ideal: freedom of speech. Through selected accounts of First Amendment invocation and infringement, Shipler maps a rapidly shifting topography of political and cultural norms: parents in Michigan rallying to teachers vilified for their reading lists; conservative ministers risking their churches' tax-exempt status to preach politics from the pulpit; national security reporters using techniques more common in dictatorships to avoid leak prosecution; history teachers in Texas quietly navigating around a conservative curriculum to give students access to unapproved perspectives. Anchored in personal stories--sometimes shocking, sometimes absurd, sometimes dishearteningly familiar--but encompassing a theme as sweeping and essential as democracy itself, Freedom of Speech brilliantly reveals the triumphs and challenges of defining and protecting the boundaries of free expression in modern America"--
Rights at risk : the limits of liberty in modern America by David K Shipler( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Pulitzer Prize winner delivers an enlightening, intensely researched examination of violations of the constitutional principles that preserve individual rights and civil liberties from courtrooms to classrooms
Arab & Jew : return to the promised land by David K Shipler( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this video, author David K. Shipler returns to Israel to revisit the issues of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land. In that book, Shipler explored fundamental conflicts and tensions dividing Israel in 1988. In this program, Shipler returns to visit Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs from that documentary and re-examines the deeply symbolic and difficult emotional issues, among them the right of return, the holy city of Jerusalem, and the West Bank Jewish settlements
On the edge : America's working poor( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an examination of the working poor in the United States. Several families describe their lives as members of the working poor community where one unexpected expense, sudden illness, or a missed payment could mean financial ruin. The genesis of the show was a book by David Shipler, "The Working Poor."
Russia : broken idols, solemn dreams by David K Shipler( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index. "Times Books."
Arabs and Jews : wounded spirits in a promised land by PBS( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The program focuses not on the political, military, or diplomatic conflict in the region, but on how the perceptions that Arabs and Jews have of one another have been shaped by both history and current events. By examining Arab-Jewish stereotypes, the program lends itself to a broader use--the study of prejudice and bigotry in a more universal sense."--Guide
Arab and Jew : wounded spirits in a promised land by David K Shipler( Recording )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "New York Times" chief correspondent in Israel examines the Arab and Jewish cultures and probes the ways in which the two peoples have sought to accommodate themselves in living together
Russie. ... Russia by David K Shipler( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rights of the people : how our search for safety invades our liberties by David K Shipler( Recording )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the account of what has been taken, and of how much we stand to regain by protesting the departures from the Bill of Rights. With keen insight and telling detail, David Shipler describes how the Supreme Court's constitutional rulings play out on the streets. Each instance, often as shocking as it is compelling, is a clear illustration of the risks posed to individual liberties in our modern society
Arab and Jew wounded spirits in a promised land, revised edition by David K Shipler( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arab stereotype portrays the Jew as a brutal, violent coward. The Jewish stereotype portrays the Arab as a primitive creature of animal vengeance and cruel desires. In this monumental Pulitzer Prize-winning work, revised in 2002, David Shipler delves into the origins of these prejudices that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism. Shipler examines the process of indoctrination that begins in schools, the far-ranging effects of socioeconomic differences, and the historical conflicts between Islam and Judaism. And he writes of the people: the Arab woman in love with a Jew; the retired Israeli military officer; the Palestinian guerrilla; the handsome actor whose father is Arab and mother is Jewish. Their stories reflect not only the reality of wounded spirits, but also a glimmer of hope for eventual coexistence in the Promised Land
Arab and Jew by David K Shipler( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the roots of tensions between Arabs and Jews in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. Exposes prejudices as well as images and stereotypes
Crossing boundaries in the Americas, Vietnam, and the Middle East : a memoir by Ronald J Young( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabowie i Żydzi w Ziemi Obiecanej by David K Shipler( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wākingu pua : Amerika no kasō shakai by David K Shipler( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabujin to yudayajin by David K Shipler( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1945-1969( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The working poor : invisible in America
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Arab and Jew : wounded spirits in a promised landA country of strangers : blacks and whites in AmericaThe rights of the people : how our search for safety invades our libertiesArab and Jew : wounded spirits in a promised landArab and Jew
Alternative Names
David K. Shipler Amerikaans zanger

David K. Shipler auteur américain

Shipler David

Shipler, David Karr

Шиплер, Дэвид

쉬플러, 데이비드 K

シプラー, デイヴィッド K.

シプラー,デービッド

シプラー, デービッド・K

Languages
English (199)

French (14)

Japanese (6)

Chinese (3)

Polish (3)

German (1)