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Technofuturos: Critical Interventions in Latina/o Studies

by Nancy Raquel Mirabal & Agustin Laó-Montes

Technofuturos challenges conventional notions of Latina/o identities, histories, and cultures by historicizing and differentiating the multiple discourses of Latinidad.


Sustaining Identity, Recapturing Heritage: Exploring Issues of Public History, Tourism, and Race in a Southern Rural Town

by Ann E. Denkler

This book explores the complex web of public history, tourism, and race in Luray, VA, a small town in the Shenandoah Valley ensconced in Lost Cause heritage. By utilizing a diverse range of methodologies, including...


The Culture of Fengshui in Korea: An Exploration of East Asian Geomancy

by Hong-Key Yoon

Hong-Key Yoon's book explores the nature of geomantic principles (fengshui) and the culture of practicing them in Korean cultural contexts. He clearly analyzes the nature and historical background of geomancy,...


Corruption in Africa: Causes Consequences, and Cleanups

by John Mukum Mbaku

Corruption in Africa makes a significant contribution to the study of the impacts and eradication of corruption in African societies. John Mukum Mbaku offers a comprehensive analysis of the causes of public...


China's Unequal Treaties: Narrating National History

by Dong Wang

China's Unequal Treaties offers a study, based on primary sources, of the linguistic development and polemical uses of the expression 'Unequal Treaties' to refer to the treaties written between 1842 and 1943....


Cargo Cult as Theater: Political Performance in the Pacific

by Dorothy K. Billings

Dorothy K. Billings' unique ethnography is based on thirty-five years of anthropological fieldwork in Papua New Guinea. Cargo Cult as Theater offers anthropologists, and anyone interested in the Johnson cult,...


United City, Divided Memories?: Cold War Legacies in Contemporary Berlin

by Dirk Verheyen

United City, Divided Memories? focuses on the basic question of how Berlin today deals with three specific Cold War era legacies: the presence of the four Great Powers, the East German Stasi, and the Berlin...


The "Inscrutably Chinese" Church: How Narratives and Nationalism Continue to Divide Christianity

by Nathan Faries

The 'Inscrutably Chinese' Church will move readers nearer to the Chinese Christian experience, help foreign readers to see more clearly how Chinese Christians view their government and themselves in relation...


Imagining America: Influence and Images in Twentieth-Century Russia

by Alan M. Ball

Drawing on a wide variety of contemporary journals, newspapers, films, and popular songs, Alan M. Ball compares American social, political, and cultural influence in two newborn Russian states: the young Soviet...


The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Northeast

The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, A Search for Family

by Joe Mozingo

In this gorgeously written and “vividly fascinating” (Elle) account, a prize-winning journalist digs deep into his ancestry looking for the origins of his unusual last name and discovers that he comes from...


The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park

by Sinclair McKay

A remarkable look at day-to-day life of the codebreakers whose clandestine efforts helped win World War II

Bletchley Park looked like any other sprawling country estate. In reality, however, it was the top-secret...


The Brazilian Audiovisual Industry: An Explosion of Creativity and Opportunities for Partnerships

by Mr. Steve Solot

Designed to meet the need for current, accurate information on the flourishing Brazilian audiovisual industry, the book covers the rapid growth of film and television business, pertinent legislation and data,...


A Political Nation: New Directions in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Political History

by Gary W. Gallagher & Rachel A. Shelden

This impressive collection joins the recent outpouring of exciting new work on American politics and political actors in the mid-nineteenth century. For several generations, much of the scholarship on the political...


The Witch in the Western Imagination

by Lyndal Roper

In an exciting new approach to witchcraft studies, The Witch in the Western Imagination examines the visual representation of witches in early modern Europe. With vibrant and lucid prose, Lyndal Roper moves...


Elusive Equality: Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk's Public Schools

by Jeffrey L. Littlejohn & Charles H. Ford

In Elusive Equality, Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford place Norfolk, Virginia, at the center of the South's school desegregation debates, tracing the crucial role that Norfolk's African Americans played...


Reconstructing the Campus: Higher Education and the American Civil War

by Michael David Cohen

The Civil War transformed American life. Not only did thousands of men die on battlefields and millions of slaves become free; cultural institutions reshaped themselves in the context of the war and its aftermath....


After Apartheid: Reinventing South Africa?

by Ian Shapiro & Kahreen Tebeau

Democracy came to South Africa in April 1994, when the African National Congress won a landslide victory in the first free national election in the country's history. That definitive and peaceful transition...


Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War

by Charles B. Dew

In late 1860 and early 1861, state-appointed commissioners traveled the length and breadth of the slave South carrying a fervent message in pursuit of a clear goal: to persuade the political leadership and the...


Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation

by John Craig Hammond & Matthew Mason

Recent scholarship on slavery and politics between 1776 and 1840 has wholly revised historians' understanding of the problem of slavery in American politics. Contesting Slavery builds on the best of that literature...