Given the realities of sheltering in place, audiobooks offer an alternative way to access books and stay connected to important issues and topics. UC Press has several titles available in audiobook including several titles on social justice, race, and immigration.
The Land of Open Graves
Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail
by Jason De Leon
Anthropologist and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Jason De León sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time—the human consequences of US immigration policy. The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as thousands of undocumented migrants attempt to cross the border from Mexico into the United States.
The Peyote Effect
From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs
by Alexander S. Dawson
In this provocative book, Alexander S. Dawson argues that peyote has marked the boundary between the Indian and the West since the Spanish Inquisition outlawed it in 1620. Moving back and forth across the U.S.–Mexico border, The Peyote Effect explores how battles over who might enjoy a right to consume peyote have unfolded in both countries, and how these conflicts have produced the racially exclusionary systems that characterizes modern drug regimes.
Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear
by Khaled A. Beydoun
Using his unique lens as a critical race theorist and law professor, Khaled A. Beydoun captures the many ways in which law, policy, and official state rhetoric have fueled the frightening resurgence of Islamophobia in the United States. Through the stories of Muslim Americans who have experienced Islamophobia, Beydoun shares how U.S. laws shatter lives, whether directly or inadvertently, and recommends ways for Muslim Americans and their allies to build coalitions with other groups.
Black against Empire
The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin Jr.
Black against Empire is the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party. The authors analyze key political questions, such as why so many young black people across the country risked their lives for the revolution, why the Party grew most rapidly during the height of repression, and why allies abandoned the Party at its peak of influence. Bold, engrossing, and richly detailed, this book is the definitive history of one of the greatest challenges ever posed to American state power.