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Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish

by Joseph J. Keenan

Many language books are boring-this one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard way-by trying to talk to Spanish-speaking people-it offers English speakers with a basic knowledge...


A Young Palestinian's Diary, 1941-1945: The Life of Sami 'Amr

by Kimberly Katz & Salim Tamari

Writing in his late teens and early twenties, Sāmī 'Amr gave his diary an apt subtitle: The Battle of Life, encapsulating both the political climate of Palestine in the waning years of the British Mandate...


Red, Black, and Jew: New Frontiers in Hebrew Literature

by Stephen Katz

Between 1890 and 1924, more than two million Jewish immigrants landed on America's shores. The story of their integration into American society, as they traversed the difficult path between assimilation and...


Sex Work and the City: The Social Geography of Health and Safety in Tijuana, Mexico

by Yasmina Katsulis

A gateway at the U.S.-Mexico border, Tijuana is a complex urban center with a sizeable population of sex workers. An in-depth case study of the trade, Sex Work and the City is the first major ethnographic publication...


Hijos del Pueblo: Gender, Family, and Community in Rural Mexico, 1730-1850

by Deborah E. Kanter

The everyday lives of indigenous and Spanish families in the countryside, a previously under-explored segment of Mexican cultural history, are now illuminated through the vivid narratives presented in Hijos...


Hanif Kureishi: Postcolonial Storyteller

by Kenneth C. Kaleta

"Hanif Kureishi is a proper Englishman. Almost." So observes biographer Kenneth Kaleta. Well known for his films My Beautiful Laundrette and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, the Anglo-Asian screenwriter, essayist,...


Seeing and Being Seen: The Q'eqchi' Maya of Livingston, Guatemala, and Beyond

by Hilary E. Kahn

The practice of morality and the formation of identity among an indigenous Latin American culture are framed in a pioneering ethnography of sight that attempts to reverse the trend of anthropological fieldwork...


Western Representations of the Muslim Woman: From Termagant to Odalisque

by Mohja Kahf

Veiled, secluded, submissive, oppressed-the "odalisque" image has held sway over Western representations of Muslim women since the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Yet during medieval and Renaissance...


Deconstructing the American Mosque: Space, Gender, and Aesthetics

by Akel Ismail Kahera

From the avant-garde design of the Islamic Cultural Center in New York City to the simplicity of the Dar al-Islam Mosque in Abiquiu, New Mexico, the American mosque takes many forms of visual and architectural...


Modernismo, Modernity and the Development of Spanish American Literature

by Cathy L. Jrade

Modernismo arose in Spanish American literature as a confrontation with and a response to modernizing forces that were transforming Spanish American society in the later nineteenth century. In this book, Cathy...


Gender and Power in Prehispanic Mesoamerica

by Rosemary A. Joyce

Gender was a fluid potential, not a fixed category, before the Spaniards came to Mesoamerica. Childhood training and ritual shaped, but did not set, adult gender, which could encompass third genders and alternative...


Poison Arrows: North American Indian Hunting and Warfare

by David E. Jones

Biological warfare is a menacing twenty-first-century issue, but its origins extend to antiquity. While the recorded use of toxins in warfare in some ancient populations is rarely disputed (the use of arsenical...


Native North American Armor, Shields, and Fortifications

by David E. Jones

From the Chickasaw fighting the Choctaw in the Southeast to the Sioux battling the Cheyenne on the Great Plains, warfare was endemic among the North American Indians when Europeans first arrived on this continent....


Creating Outdoor Classrooms: Schoolyard Habitats and Gardens for the Southwest

by Lauri Macmillan Johnson, Kim Duffek & James Richards

Schoolyards have come a long way from the barren playgrounds that many people remember. Today's school campuses often feature gardens in which students can learn about native plants and wildlife, grow vegetables...


Unlearning the Language of Conquest: Scholars Expose Anti-Indianism in America

by Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs)

Responding to anti-Indianism in America, the wide-ranging perspectives culled in Unlearning the Language of Conquest present a provocative account of the contemporary hegemony still at work today, whether conscious...


One Ranger Returns

by H. Joaquin Jackson & James L. Haley

No Texas Ranger memoir has captured the public's imagination like Joaquin Jackson's One Ranger. Readers thrilled to Jackson's stories of catching criminals and keeping the peace across a wide swath of the Texas-Mexico...


The Last Battle of the Civil War: Palmetto Ranch

by Jeffrey Wm Hunt

More than two months after Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865, the New York Times reported a most surprising piece of news. On May 12-13, the last battle of the Civil War...


Mesoamerican Healers

by Brad R. Huber & Alan R. Sandstrom

Healing practices in Mesoamerica span a wide range, from traditional folk medicine with roots reaching back into the prehispanic era to westernized biomedicine. These sometimes cooperating, sometimes competing...


Chiefs, Scribes, and Ethnographers: Kuna Culture from Inside and Out

by James Howe

The Kuna of Panama, today one of the best known indigenous peoples of Latin America, moved over the course of the twentieth century from orality and isolation towards literacy and an active engagement with the...


Ernie Kovacs & Early TV Comedy: Nothing in Moderation

by Andrew Horton

Among the pioneers of television, Ernie Kovacs was one of the most original and imaginative comedians. His zany, irreverent, and surprising humor not only entertained audiences throughout the 1950s and early...