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  • Fishby Peter B. Moyle

    University of California Press 1995; US$ 12.95

    Engagingly written, with both learning and humor, Fish bridges the gap between purely pictorial books and scholarly texts, and provides a succinct summary of fish biology and conservation for students and fish enthusiasts. more...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. more...

  • Savagism and Civilizationby Roy Harvey Pearce

    University of California Press 1988; US$ 12.95

    First published in 1953, revised in 1964, and presented here with a new foreword by Arnold Krupat and new postscript by the author, Roy Harvey Pearce's Savagism and Civilization is a classic in the genre of history of ideas. Examining the political pamphlets, missionaries' reports, anthropologists' accounts, and the drama, poetry, and novels of the... more...

  • A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 3by Melvyn C. Goldstein

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    It is not possible to fully understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened in the 1950?s. The third volume in Melvyn Goldstein's History of Modern Tibet series, The Calm before the Storm , examines the critical years of 1955 through 1957. During this period, the Preparatory Committee for a Tibet... more...

  • Kendoby Alexander C. Bennett

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Kendo is the first in-depth historical, cultural, and political account in English of the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, from its beginnings in military training and arcane medieval schools to its widespread practice as a global sport today. Alexander Bennett shows how kendo evolved through a recurring process of "inventing tradition," which... more...

  • Islamic Stateby Abdel Bari Atwan

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Islamic State stunned the world when it overran an area the size of Great Britain on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border in a matter of weeks and proclaimed the birth of a new Caliphate. In this timely and important book, Abdel Bari Atwan draws on his unrivaled knowledge of the global jihadi movement and Middle Eastern geopolitics to reveal the origins... more...

  • Understanding Jihadby David Cook

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    First published in 2005, Understanding Jihad unravels the tangled historical, intellectual, and political meanings of jihad within the context of Islamic life. In this revised and expanded second edition, author David Cook has included new material in light of pivotal developments such as the extraordinary events of the Arab Spring, the death of... more...

  • Sacred Foundersby Diliana N. Angelova

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 75.00

    Diliana Angelova argues that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a discourse of "sacred founders"?articulated in artwork, literature, imperial honors, and the built environment?helped legitimize the authority of the emperor and his family. The discourse coalesced around the central idea, bound to a myth of origins, that imperial men... more...

  • American History Unboundby Gary Okihiro

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    A survey of U.S. history from its beginnings to the present,  American History Unbound  reveals our past through the lens of Asian American and Pacific Islander history. In so doing, it is a work of both history and anti-history, a narrative that fundamentally transforms and deepens our understanding of the United States. This text is accessible and... more...

  • Race, Place, and Suburban Policingby Andrea S. Boyles

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    While considerable attention has been given to encounters between black citizens and police in urban communities, there have been limited analyses of such encounters in suburban settings. Race, Place, and Suburban Policing tells the full story of social injustice, racialized policing, nationally profiled shootings, and the ambiguousness of black... more...