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The Rural Face of White Supremacy: Beyond Jim Crow

by Mark Roman Schultz

Mark Schultz entered rural Hancock County expecting to confirm the standard expectations about race relations in the South, an area characterized by frequent lynchings, systematic segregation, and universal...


Scenes from the High Desert: Julian Steward's Life and Theory

by Virginia Kerns

In this generous biography, Kerns focuses on the ideas and experiences that gave rise to Stewards theory of cultural ecology and most influenced American anthropology. This volume locates the concept of cultural...


NAFTA and Labor in North America

by Norman Caulfield

As companies increasingly look to the global market for capital, cheaper commodities and labor, and lower production costs, the impact on Mexican and American workers and labor unions is significant. National...


Reproductive Restraints: Birth Control in India, 1877-1947

by Sanjam Ahluwalia

Reproductive Restraints traces the history of contraception use and population management in colonial India, while illuminating its connection to contemporary debates in India and birth control movements in...


The Women's Joint Congressional Committee and the Politics of Maternalism, 1920-30

by Jan Doolittle Wilson

Documenting the rise and fall of a feminist reform powerhouse, The Women's Joint Congressional Committee and the Politics of Maternalism is the first comprehensive history of the umbrella organization founded...


Speech Rights in America: The First Amendment, Democracy, and the Media

by Laura Stein

The First Amendment is the principle guarantor of speech rights in the United States, but the Supreme Court's interpretations of it often privilege the interests of media owners over those of the broader citizenry....


California Polyphony: Ethnic Voices, Musical Crossroads

by Mina Yang

What does it mean to be "Californian"? California Polyphony: Ethnic Voices, Musical Crossroads suggests an answer that lies at the intersection of musicology, cultural history, and politics. Consisting of a...


The Complete Fables of Jean de La Fontaine

by Jean La Fontaine & Norman R. Shapiro

Charming and elegant, Jean de La Fontaine's (1621-1695) animal fables depict sly foxes and scheming cats, vain birds and greedy wolves, all of which subtly express his penetrating insights into French society...


Kosovo Liberation Army: The Inside Story of an Insurgency

by Henry H. Perritt

The military intervention by NATO in Kosovo was portrayed in American media as a necessary step to prevent the Serbian armed forces from repeating the ethnic cleansing that had so deeply damaged the former Yugoslavia....


Everything Was Better in America: Print Culture in the Great Depression

by David Welky

As a counterpart to research on the 1930s that has focused on liberal and radical writers calling for social revolution, David Welky offers this eloquent study of how mainstream print culture shaped and disseminated...


New Black Feminist Criticism, 1985-2000

by Barbara Christian & Gloria Bowles

For me, doing black feminist criticism involved a literary activism that went beyond the halls of academe, not because I had so legislated but because in practice that is what it often, happily, had to be.--Barbara...


Voting the Gender Gap

by Lois Duke Whitaker

This book concentrates on the gender gap in voting--the difference in the proportion of women and men voting for the same candidate. Evident in every presidential election since 1980, this polling phenomenon...


Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga: Bessie Smith and the Emerging Urban South

by Michelle R. Scott

As one of the first African American vocalists to be recorded, Bessie Smith is a prominent figure in American popular culture and African American history. Michelle R. Scott uses Smith's life as a lens to investigate...


Figures of Resistance: Essays in Feminist Theory

by Teresa de Lauretis & Patricia White

Figures of Resistance brings together crucial essays and unpublished lectures of internationally renowned theorist Teresa de Lauretis, spanning twenty years of her finest work. De Lauretis's rigorous thought...


The Third Sex

by Lawrence R. Schehr

Thirty-two years before Simone de Beauvoir's classic The Second Sex, popular French novelist Willy published The Third Sex, a vivid description of the world of European homosexuals in France, Italy, and Germany...


Domestic Perspectives on Contemporary Democracy

by Peter F. Nardulli

In looking at the remarkable proliferation of democracies since 1974, this volume offers important insight into the challenges and opportunities that democracy faces in the twenty-first century. Distinguished...


Been a Heavy Life: Stories of Violent Men

by Lois Presser

In this groundbreaking work, Lois Presser investigates the life stories of men who have perpetrated violence. She applies insights from across the academy to in-depth interviews with men who shared their accounts...


International Perspectives on Contemporary Democracy

by Peter F. Nardulli

Democracy enjoys unparalleled prestige at the beginning of the twenty-first century as a form of government. Some of the world's most prosperous nations are democracies, and an array of nations in Europe, Africa,...


The Mouse Machine: Disney and Technology

by Jay P. Telotte

Throughout Disney's phenomenally successful run in the entertainment industry, the company has negotiated the use of cutting-edge film and media technologies that, J. P. Telotte argues, have proven fundamental...


American Naturalism and the Jews: Garland, Norris, Dreiser, Wharton, and Cather

by Donald Pizer

American Naturalism and the Jews examines the unabashed anti-Semitism of five notable American naturalist novelists otherwise known for their progressive social values. Hamlin Garland, Frank Norris, and Theodore...