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  • Pleasures and Perilsby Debra Curtis

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    Pleasures and Perils follows a group of young girls living on Nevis, an island society in the Eastern Caribbean. Curtis shows that girls are often caught between conflicting discourses of Christian teachings about chastity, public health cautions about safe sex, and media enticements about consumer delights. Sexuality?s contradictions are exposed:... more...

  • Race in the Schoolyardby Amanda Lewis

    Rutgers University Press 2003; US$ 24.95

    Race in the Schoolyard takes us to a place most of us seldom get to see in action+ our children's classrooms+ and reveals the lessons about race that are communicated there. more...

  • Transitional Justiceby Alexander Laban Hinton; Alexander Laban Hinton; Wayne Babchuk; Mo Bleeker; Jennie Burnet; Conerly Casey; Elizabeth Drexler; Roger Duthie; Leslie Dwyer; Nigel Eltringham; Robert Hitchcock; Martha Lincoln; Antonius Robben; Victoria Sanford; Sarah Wagner; Andrew Woolford

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 27.95

     How do societies come to terms with the aftermath of genocide and mass violence, and how might the international community contribute to this process? Transitional Justice, the first edited collection in anthropology focused directly on this issue, argues that, however well-intentioned, transitional justice needs to grapple more deeply with... more...

  • Me, Governor?by Richard Codey; Richard J Codey; Stephen Seplow

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

     Me, Governor? is a chronicle of local and state government from a man who lived among political movers and shakers for more than three decades. Richard J. Codey succeeded James McGreevey who resigned as governor of New Jersey following a homosexual affair. At once a political autobiography, filled with lively, incisive anecdotes that record... more...

  • The Making of Chicana/o Studiesby Rodolfo Acuña

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    The Making of Chicana/o Studies traces the philosophy and historical development of the discipline from precursor movements to the Civil Rights era to today, focusing on the political machinations in higher education that sought to destroy it. As a renowned leader, activist, scholar, and founding member of the movement to establish this curriculum... more...

  • Negras in Brazilby Kia Lilly Caldwell

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    In Negras in Brazil , Kia Lilly Caldwell examines the life experiences of Afro-Brazilian women whose stories have until now been largely untold. This pathbreaking study analyzes the links between race and gender and broader processes of social, economic, and political exclusion. Drawing on ethnographic research with social movement organizations... more...

  • Managing Madness in the Communityby Kerry Michael Dobransky

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

     The mentally ill might not go to Shutter Island or the Cuckoo?s Nest , but that doesn?t mean they?re getting the best care they can.  With extensive, unique ethnographic research at two community-based organizations that provide the bulk of such care, Managing Madness in the Community lays bare the true nature, effects, and costs of our fragmented... more...

  • Rachel Carson and Her Sistersby Robert K Musil

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

     In  Rachel Carson and Her Sisters , Robert K. Musil redefines the achievements and legacy of environmental pioneer and scientist Rachel Carson, linking her work to a wide network of American women activists and writers and introducing her to a new, contemporary audience. On the fiftieth anniversary of her death, Rachel Carson and Her Sisters ... more...

  • Salvadoran Imaginariesby Cecilia M. Rivas

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 25.95

     Accessible and beautifully written, Rivas examines how El Salvador?s post-war identity has been transformed by communication technologies, journalistic narratives of migratory experiences, and the complex relationships between private and public spaces of consumption and belonging. This book shows how seemingly disparate sites of experience and representation?call... more...

  • Holocaust Memory Reframedby Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In Holocaust Memory Reframed , Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich examines Holocaust representations in three museums: Israel?s Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Germany?s Jewish Museum in Berlin, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. As she interprets the exhibits, Hansen-Glucklich clarifies how museums communicate Holocaust narratives... more...