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  • Your Pocket Is What Cures Youby Ellen Foley

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    In the wake of structural adjustment programs in the 1980s and health reforms in the 1990s, the majority of sub-Saharan African governments spend less than ten dollars per capita on health annually, and many Africans have limited access to basic medical care. Using a community-level approach, anthropologist Ellen E. Foley analyzes the implementation... more...

  • Public Healthby Dona Schneider; David Lilienfeld

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 45.95

     Published in 2008, the first volume of Public Health focused on issues from the dawn of western civilization through the Progressive era. Volume 2 defines the public health challenges of the twentieth century--this important reference covers not only how the discipline addressed the problems of disease, but how it responded to economic, environmental,... more...

  • Disenchanting Citizenshipby Luis Plascencia

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    Luis F. B. Plascencia’s Disenchanting Citizenship explores two interrelated issues: U.S. citizenship and the Mexican migrants’ position in the United States. Through an extensive and multifaceted collection of interviews, ethnographic fieldwork, ethno-historical research, and public policy analysis, Plascencia probes the ways in which... more...

  • Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfareby Meredith Minkler

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    The third edition offers new and more established ways to approach community building and organizing, from collaborating with communities on assessment and issue selection to using the power of social media to enhance the effectiveness of such work. Numerous case studies ranging from childhood obesity to immigrant worker rights to health care reform... more...

  • Killing with Kindnessby Mark Schuller; Paul Farmer

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    Set in Haiti following the 2004 coup and enhanced by research carried out after the 2010 earthquake, Killing with Kindness analyzes the impact of official development aid on recipient non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and their relationships with local communities. It offers rich enthnographic comparisons of two Haitian women?s NGOs working... more...

  • The American Revolution in New Jerseyby James J. Gigantino; Michael Adelberg; Bruce Bendler; Todd W. Braisted; Larry Kidder; Eleanor H McConnell; Robert A Selig; Donald E Sherblom; Gregory F Walsh

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    "There is still much we can learn about the Revolution in New Jersey and this volume is an important step toward that better understanding."  more...

  • The Holocaust Avertedby Jeffrey S. Gurock

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    "Hot on the trail of surprise turns and eerie parallels in this 'what if' romp through the most momentous years of 20th century history, the reader ultimately confronts the dilemmas of Jewish life today."   more...

  • American Cinema of the 1980sby Stephen Prince

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    During the 1980s, American cinema underwent enormous transformations. Blockbusters like Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and The Empire Strikes Back grabbed huge revenues for the studios. At the same time, the growth of home video led to new and creative opportunities for independent film production, resulting in many of the decade’s best films.... more...

  • Surgery Junkiesby Victoria Pitts-Taylor

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 21.95

    The ease of accessibility, improvements in safety and technology, media attention, growing acceptance by the public, or an increasingly superficial culture: whatever the reason, cosmetic surgery is more popular today than ever. In 2005, in the United States alone, there were nearly two million aesthetic operations-more than quadruple the number... more...

  • A Long Way from Homeby Claude McKay; Gene Andrew Jarrett

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 16.00

    Claude McKay (1889–1948) was one of the most prolific and sophisticated African American writers of the early twentieth century. A Jamaican-born author of poetry, short stories, novels, and nonfiction, McKay has often been associated with the “New Negro” or Harlem Renaissance, a movement of African American art, culture, and intellectualism... more...