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  • The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imaginationby Haiyan Lee

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    In the last two decades, China has become a dramatically more urban society and hundreds of millions of people have changed residence in the process. Family and communal bonds have been broken in a country once known as "a society of kith and kin." There has been a pervasive sense of moral crisis in contemporary China, and the new market economy doesn't... more...

  • Sacrificing Familiesby Leisy Abrego

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    Widening global inequalities make it difficult for parents in developing nations to provide for their children, and both mothers and fathers often find that migration in search of higher wages is their only hope. Their dreams are straightforward: with more money, they can improve their children's lives. But the reality of their experiences is often... more...

  • Remaking Citizenshipby Kathleen Coll

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    Remaking Citizenship explores the stories of low-income Latinas actively engaged in a new vision of feminist politics rooted in concerns as disparate as domestic violence, childrearing, women's self-esteem, and immigrant and workers' rights. more...

  • Stolen Honorby Katherine Ewing

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    An examination of Muslim men, focusing on the stereotypes and stigma these men face, the cultural roots of these prejudices, and the effect on assimilation and possible citizenship, through an ethnography of Turkish immigrants in Germany. more...

  • The DREAMersby Walter Nicholls

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    On May 17, 2010, four undocumented students occupied the Arizona office of Senator John McCain. Across the country a flurry of occupations, hunger strikes, demonstrations, and marches followed, calling for support of the DREAM Act that would allow these young people the legal right to stay in the United States. The highly public, confrontational nature... more...

  • Unexpected Alliancesby Young-a Park

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Since 1999, South Korean films have dominated roughly 40 to 60 percent of the Korean domestic box-office, matching or even surpassing Hollywood films in popularity. Why is this, and how did it come about? In Unexpected Alliances , Young-a Park seeks to answer these questions by exploring the cultural and institutional roots of the Korean film industry's... more...

  • The Other Adam Smithby Mike Hill; Warren Montag

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Other Adam Smith represents the next wave of critical thinking about the still under-examined work of this paradigmatic Enlightenment thinker. Not simply another book about Adam Smith, it allows and even necessitates his inclusion in the realm of theory in the broadest sense. Moving beyond his usual economic and moral philosophical texts, Mike... more...

  • Worlding Americaby Oliver Scheiding; Martin Seidl

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Worlding America explores the circulation of short narratives in the early Americas through a combination of neglected primary materials and scholarly commentary. Building on recent reconsiderations of American literature in light of transnational and hemispheric approaches, it follows the migration of stories from various backgrounds and demonstrates... more...

  • Jewish Rights, National Ritesby Simon Rabinovitch

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    In its full-color poster for elections to the All-Russian Jewish Congress in 1917, the Jewish People's Party depicted a variety of Jews in seeking to enlist the support of the broadest possible segment of Russia's Jewish population. It forsook neither traditional religious and economic life like the Jewish socialist parties, nor life in Europe like... more...

  • Attacking Judgesby Melinda Hall

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Nasty, below-the-belt campaigns, mudslinging, and character attacks. These tactics have become part and parcel of today's election politics in America, and judicial elections are no exception. Attacking Judges takes a close look at the effects of televised advertising, including harsh attacks, on state supreme court elections. Author Melinda Gann... more...