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  • Woman's Identity and the Qur'anby Nimat H Barazangi

    UPF 2006; US$ 29.95

    An original and uncompromising study of the Qur'anic foundations of women's identity and agency, this book is a bold call to Muslim women and men to reread and reinterpret the Qur'an, Islam's most authoritative source, and to discover within its revelations an inherent affirmation of gender equality. more...

  • Black Puerto Rican Identity and Religious Experienceby Samiri Hiraldo

    UPF 2002; US$ 44.95

    Based on twelve months of fieldwork, this study shows how believers experience their religion in its various dimensions. more...

  • The Autobiography of Marķa Elena Moyanoby Diana Miloslavich Tupac

    UPF 2000; US$ 34.95

    ''Moyano?s life exemplifies the overwhelming obstacles that poor barrio women experience not only in Peru but also in other third world countries. This autobiographical book adds important information to several different disciplines: Latin American politics, feminism, sociology, and current Peruvian history. more...

  • Beyond Turk and Hinduby David Gilmartin; Bruce B. Lawrence

    UPF 2000; US$ 59.95

    ''[Sets] the stage for a rewriting of nearly a thousand years of history to create new understandings of the nature of cultural encounters. . . . The volume breaks free from the polemics of present-day politics and historicist distortions that have seeped into most standard texts. more...

  • Tracing Arachne's Webby Kristin M. Mapel Bloomberg

    UPF 2001; US$ 59.95

    ''I am particularly impressed with Bloomberg?s insights about the ways in which women writers? urge to harness the power of women?s myths has to some extent been aroused by historical forces. . . . She explains that women?s desire to reinvent their identities requires that women writers take over the narrative tools (such as mythic allusions) provided... more...

  • Haitians and African Americansby Leon D. Pamphile

    UPF 2001; US$ 59.95

    ''In this well-documented and perceptively argued analysis, Leon D. Pamphile straightforwardly examines multifaceted aspects of the relations between African Americans and Haitians both at home and abroad and insightfully shows how these two subalternized groups have inscribed chunks of their histories inside the genealogies of each other?s life trajectories. more...

  • Deforestation and Land Use in the Amazonby Charles H. Wood; Roberto Porro

    UPF 2002; US$ 75.00

    ''This volume has the strength of bringing together a diverse set of disciplines not just to juxtapose different approaches to the long-standing pattern/process relationship (which so much of the literature does) but to cut across the thorny attributes of spatial and temporal scale, which so often divide remote-sensors from social scientists. more...

  • The Jerusalem Problemby Menachem Klein

    UPF 2003; US$ 65.00

    Translated by Haim Watzman ''A unique account of a complex and subtle negotiation about the most disputed city in the world. Its point of view is clear, but it is nonetheless a balanced presentation. In place of generalizations it tries to get at what really happened. more...

  • Lives Full of Struggle and Triumphby Bruce L. Clayton; John A. Salmond

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ''A splendid sampler of the very latest and best of scholarship in the field of southern women's history.''--Thomas Appleton, Eastern Kentucky University Spanning the sweep of southern women's history from colonial times to the late 20th century, this collection represents the best scholarship on the lives and experiences of black and white southern... more...

  • Medieval Narratives of Accused Queensby Nancy B. Black

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ''Black's study on falsely accused queens breaks new ground through its intertextual analysis of a broad selection of hitherto marginalized literary and visual narratives. The careful contextualization of her readings demonstrates admirably the hold that these figures had on the imagination of creators and audiences from across medieval Europe over... more...