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  • Popular Music and National Culture in Israelby Motti Regev; Edwin Seroussi

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 31.95

    A unique Israeli national culture?indeed, the very nature of "Israeliness"?remains a matter of debate, a struggle to blend vying memories and backgrounds, ideologies and wills. Identifying popular music as an important site in this wider cultural endeavor, this book focuses on the three major popular music cultures that are proving instrumental in... more...

  • Jazz Culturesby David Ake

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 26.95

    From its beginning, jazz has presented a contradictory social world: jazz musicians have worked diligently to erase old boundaries, but they have just as resolutely constructed new ones. David Ake's vibrant and original book considers the diverse musics and related identities that jazz communities have shaped over the course of the twentieth century,... more...

  • Nested Gamesby George Tsebelis

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 33.95

    Clearly written and easily understood by the nonspecialist, Nested Games provides a systematic, empirically accurate, and theoretically coherent account of apparently irrational political actions. more...

  • Theater in a Crowded Fireby Lee Gilmore

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Every summer, thousands gather from around the world in the blistering heat of Nevada?s Black Rock Desert for the seven-day celebration of art, community, and fire known as Burning Man. Culminating in the spectacular incineration of a wooden effigy, this festival is grand-scale theater for self-expression, personal transformation, eclectic spirituality,... more...

  • Americasby Peter Winn

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this new edition Peter Winn... more...

  • The Poems of Catullusby Gaius Valerius Catullus

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 26.95

    Catullus, who lived during some of the most interesting and tumultuous years of the late Roman Republic, spent his short but intense life (?84-54 B.C.E.) in high Roman society, rubbing shoulders with various cultural and political luminaries, including Caesar, Cicero, and Pompey. Catullus's poetry is by turns ribald, lyric, romantic, satirical; sometimes... more...

  • Europe and the People Without Historyby Eric R. Wolf

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological... more...

  • To Repair the Worldby Paul Farmer; Jonathan L. Weigel

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    Here, for the first time, is a collection of short speeches by the charismatic doctor and social activist Paul Farmer. One of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice, Farmer encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times. Engaging, often humorous, and always inspiring, these speeches... more...

  • They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fieldsby Sarah Bronwen Horton

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields  takes the reader on an ethnographic tour of the melon and corn harvesting fields of California?s Central Valley to understand why farmworkers suffer heatstroke and chronic illness at rates higher than workers in any other industry. Through captivating accounts of the daily lives of a core group of farmworkers... more...

  • Lives in Limboby Roberto G. Gonzales

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    ?My world seems upside down. I have grown up but I feel like I?m moving backward. And I can?t do anything about it. ? ?Esperanza Over two million of the nation?s eleven million undocumented immigrants have lived in the United States since childhood. Due to a broken immigration system, they grow up to uncertain futures. In Lives in Limbo, Roberto... more...