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Warm Springs Millennium: Voices from the Reservation

by Michael Baughman & Charlotte Hadella

Established in 1855 on an area one-fifteenth the size of the lands relinquished in return for it, the Warm Springs Reservation in north central Oregon is home to some 3,600 Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute Indians,...


The Social Production of Urban Space

by M. Gottdiener

From reviews of the first edition: "This is perhaps the best theoretically oriented book by a United States urban sociologist since the work of Firey, Hawley, and Sjoberg in the 1940s and 1950s.... Gottdiener...


What Women Watched: Daytime Television in the 1950s

by Marsha F. Cassidy

In this pathfinding book, based on original archival research, Marsha F. Cassidy offers the first thorough analysis of daytime television's earliest and most significant women's genres, appraising from a feminist...


De León, a Tejano Family History

by Ana Carolina Castillo Crimm

La familia de León was one of the foundation stones on which Texas was built. Martín de León and his wife Patricia de la Garza left a comfortable life in Mexico for the hardships and uncertainties of the...


Amá, Your Story Is Mine: Walking Out of the Shadows of Abuse

by Ercenia "Alice" Cedeño & Susan Dixon

In the preface to her memoir, Ercenia "Alice" Cedeño recalls the secrecy and turmoil that marked her youth: "I spent most of my growing years mad at my mother and wanting her to change to fit in with the rest...


Kitchenspace: Women, Fiestas, and Everyday Life in Central Mexico

by Maria Elisa Christie & Mary Weismantel

Throughout the world, the kitchen is the heart of family and community life. Yet, while everyone has a story to tell about their grandmother's kitchen, the myriad activities that go on in this usually female...


Freedom Is Not Enough: The War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement in Texas

by William S. Clayson

Led by the Office of Economic Opportunity, Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty reflected the president's belief that, just as the civil rights movement and federal law tore down legalized segregation, progressive...


Native Speakers: Ella Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, Jovita Gonzalez, and the Poetics of Culture

by María Eugenia Cotera

In the early twentieth century, three women of color helped shape a new world of ethnographic discovery. Ella Cara Deloria, a Sioux woman from South Dakota, Zora Neale Hurston, an African American woman from...


The Dance of Freedom: Texas African Americans during Reconstruction

by Barry A. Crouch, Larry Madaras & Arnoldo De Leon

This anthology brings together the late Barry A. Crouch's most important articles on the African American experience in Texas during Reconstruction. Grouped topically, the essays explore what freedom meant to...


A Law for the Lion: A Tale of Crime and Injustice in the Borderlands

by Beatriz de la Garza

"Esto no es cosa de armas" (this is not a matter for weapons). These were the last words of Don Francisco Gutiérrez before Alonzo W. Allee shot and killed him and his son, Manuel Gutiérrez. What began as a...


Cinemachismo: Masculinities and Sexuality in Mexican Film

by Sergio De La Mora

After the modern Mexican state came into being following the Revolution of 1910, hyper-masculine machismo came to be a defining characteristic of "mexicanidad," or Mexican national identity. Virile men (pelados...


Remembering the Alamo: Memory, Modernity, and the Master Symbol

by Richard R. Flores

"Remember the Alamo!" reverberates through Texas history and culture, but what exactly are we remembering? Over nearly two centuries, the Mexican victory over an outnumbered band of Alamo defenders has been...


Watching the Traffic Go By: Transportation and Isolation in Urban America

by Paul Mason Fotsch

As twentieth-century city planners invested in new transportation systems to deal with urban growth, they ensured that the automobile rather than mass transit would dominate transportation. Combining an exploration...


Blue-Ribbon Babies and Labors of Love: Race, Class, and Gender in U.S. Adoption Practice

by Christine Ward Gailey

Most Americans assume that shared genes or blood relationships provide the strongest basis for family. What can adoption tell us about this widespread belief and American kinship in general? Blue-Ribbon Babies...


Poor but Sexy: Culture Clashes in Europe East and West

by Agata Pyzik

How the East stayed East and the West stayed West.


The Great Equal Society: Confucianism, China and the 21st Century

by Young-oak Kim & Jung-kyu Kim

Confucianism is the guiding creed for a quarter of mankind, yet hardly anyone has explained it in plain terms — until now. Written in a style both intelligible and enjoyable for the global audience, The Great...


Lift Up Thy Voice: The Sarah and Angelina Grimké Family's Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders

by Mark Perry

In the late 1820s Sarah and Angelina Grimké traded their elite position as daughters of a prominent white slaveholding family in Charleston, South Carolina, for a life dedicated to abolitionism and advocacy...


Down and Delirious in Mexico City: The Aztec Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century

by Daniel Hernandez

MEXICO CITY, with some 20 million inhabitants, is the largest city in the Western Hemisphere. Enormous growth, raging crime, and tumultuous politics have also made it one of the most feared and misunderstood....


The Latino Patient: A Cultural Guide for Health Care Providers

by Nilda Chong

This book is an in-depth exploration of Latino diversity with relevant cultural values, practices, and effective communication strategies.


Communication Highwire: Leveraging the Power of Diverse Communication Styles

by Dianne Hofner Saphiere, Barbara Kappler Mikk & Basma Ibrahim Devries

A breakthrough for leaders as they work with others to overcome frustration and prevent mistakes, saving time and money.