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Between Field and Cooking Pot: The Political Economy of Marketwomen in Peru, Revised Edition

by Florence E. Babb

From reviews of the first edition: "Between Field and Cooking Pot offers details of the daily lives of marketwomen in the central Andean departmental capital of Huaraz.... A welcome addition to studies of women...


Surviving in Two Worlds: Contemporary Native American Voices

by Lois Crozier-Hogle, Darryl Babe Wilson & Giuseppe Saitta

Surviving in Two Worlds brings together the voices of twenty-six Native American leaders. The interviewees come from a variety of tribal backgrounds and include such national figures as Oren Lyons, Arvol Looking...


Race, Place, and the Law, 1836-1948

by David Delaney

Black and white Americans have occupied separate spaces since the days of "the big house" and "the quarters." But the segregation and racialization of American society was not a natural phenomenon that "just...


American Indians, American Justice

by Vine, Jr. Deloria & Clifford M. Lytle

Baffled by the stereotypes presented by Hollywood and much historical fiction, many other Americans find the contemporary American Indian an enigma. Compounding their confusion is the highly publicized struggle...


Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties: An Indian Declaration of Independence

by Vine, Jr. Deloria

Originally published in 1974, just as the Wounded Knee occupation was coming to an end, Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties raises disturbing questions about the status of American Indians within the American...


Tribes, Treaties, and Constitutional Tribulations

by Vine Jr. Deloria & David E. Wilkins

"Federal Indian law . . . is a loosely related collection of past and present acts of Congress, treaties and agreements, executive orders, administrative rulings, and judicial opinions, connected only by the...


Strong Hearts, Wounded Souls: Native American Veterans of the Vietnam War

by Tom Holm

At least 43,000 Native Americans fought in the Vietnam War, yet both the American public and the United States government have been slow to acknowledge their presence and sacrifices in that conflict. In this...


A Rainbow of Gangs: Street Cultures in the Mega-City

by Diego Vigil

With nearly 1,000 gangs and 200,000 gang members, Los Angeles holds the dubious distinction of being the youth gang capital of the United States. The process of street socialization that leads to gang membership...


The Summer of Her Baldness: A Cancer Improvisation

by Catherine Lord

"No eyebrows. No eyelashes. When it rains the water will run straight down into my eyes," Catherine Lord wrote before her hair fell out during chemotherapy. Propelled into an involuntary performance piece occasioned...


Women and Men in Late Eighteenth-Century Egypt

by Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid Marsot

In the late eighteenth century, decentralized and chaotic government in Egypt allowed women a freedom of action that has not been equaled until recent times. Delving extensively into archival sources, Afaf Marsot...


The Zoot-Suit Riots: The Psychology of Symbolic Annihilation

by Mauricio Mazón

Los Angeles, the summer of 1943. For ten days in June, Anglo servicemen and civilians clashed in the streets of the city with young Mexican Americans whose fingertip coats and pegged, draped trousers announced...


Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, and Pelados: Class and Culture on the South Texas Border

by Chad Richardson

"The Valley of South Texas," a recent joke goes, "is a great place to live. It's so close to the United States." Culturally, this borderland region is both Mexican and Anglo-American, and its people span the...


East Los Angeles: History of a Barrio

by Richardo Romo

This is the story of the largest Mexican-American community in the United States, the city within a city known as "East Los Angeles." How did this barrio of over one million men and women-occupying an area greater...


The Illusion of Inclusion: The Untold Political Story of San Antonio, Texas

by Rodolfo Rosales

To many observers, the 1981 election of Henry Cisneros as mayor of San Antonio, Texas, represented the culminating victory in the Chicano community's decades-long struggle for inclusion in the city's political...


Inventing the Savage: The Social Construction of Native American Criminality

by Luana Ross

Luana Ross writes, "Native Americans disappear into Euro-American institutions of confinement at alarming rates. People from my reservation appeared to simply vanish and magically return. [As a child] I did...


Barrio Gangs: Street Life and Identity in Southern California

by James Diego Vigil

Within the Mexican American barrios of Los Angeles, gang activity, including crime and violent acts, has grown and flourished. In the past, community leaders and law enforcement officials have approached the...


Nahuat Myth and Social Structure

by James M. Taggart

First published in 1983, Nahuat Myth and Social Structure brings together an important collection of modern-day Aztec Indian folktales and vividly demonstrates how these tales have been shaped by the social...


Indian Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction: First Nations' Voices Speak Out

by Sierra S. Adare

According to an early 1990s study, 95 percent of what college students know about Native Americans was acquired through the media, leading to widespread misunderstandings of First Nations peoples. Sierra Adare...


The Women of Karbala: Ritual Performance and Symbolic Discourses in Modern Shi'i Islam

by Kamran Scot Aghaie

Commemorating the Battle of Karbala, in which the Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hosayn and seventy-two of his family members and supporters were martyred in 680 CE, is the central religious observance of Shi'i...


Fifty Years of Change on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Growth, Development, and Quality of Life

by Joan B. Anderson, James Gerber & Lisa Foster

The U.S. and Mexican border regions have experienced rapid demographic and economic growth over the last fifty years. In this analysis, Joan Anderson and James Gerber offer a new perspective on the changes and...