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  • Translating Childhoodsby Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Translating Childhoods, a unique contribution to the study of immigrant youth, explores the "work" children perform as language and culture brokers. Children shoulder basic and more complicated verbal exchanges for non-English speaking adults. Readers hear, through children's own words, what it means be  the "keys to communication" that adults otherwise... more...

  • Abortion in the American Imaginationby Karen Weingarten

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    Abortion in the American Imagination takes us back to the early twentieth century, when American writers first dared to broach the controversial subject of abortion. Putting authors like Wharton and Faulkner into conversation with the era?s films and non-fiction, Karen Weingarten uncovers a vigorous public debate decades before Roe v. Wade. Along... more...

  • Raised at Rutgersby Richard L. McCormick

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In Raised at Rutgers , Richard L. McCormick tells what it is like to run a major state university and vividly portrays the often contentious environment in which a university president operates today. He unsparingly recounts his decade of leadership, including his own missteps?those we know about and those we didn?t?as he strove to obtain adequate... more...

  • War Echoesby Ariana E. Vigil

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    War Echoes examines how Latina/o cultural production has engaged with U.S. militarism in the post?Viet Nam era. Analyzing literature alongside film, memoir, and activism, Ariana E. Vigil highlights the productive interplay among social, political, and cultural movements while exploring Latina/o responses to U.S. intervention in Central America and... more...

  • Feminism as Life's Workby Mary K. Trigg

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    Tracing the intertwined lives and work of four women who carried forward the cause of feminism after the suffrage victory in 1920, this book recasts the ?doldrums? of the women?s movement as a time of experimentation in new realms?the National Women?s Party; sexuality, marriage, and relations with men; and work and financial independence?and documents... more...

  • Law and the Gay Rights Storyby Walter Frank

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

     In this gripping new book, legal expert Walter Frank offers an in-depth look at pivotal court cases in the struggle for gay rights. Along the way, he tells the story of the individuals who were willing to take risks by fighting for those rights. Bringing complex legal issues down to earth for the non-lawyer, Law and the Gay Rights Story not only... 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...

  • City That Never Sleepsby Murray Pomerance; Wheeler Winston Dixon; Barry Keith Grant; Aaron Baker; Gwendolyn Audrey Foster; Paula J. Massood; Steven Alan Carr; Joe McElhaney; William Rothman; David Sterritt; David Gerstner; Randy Thom; Elizabeth Weis; Scott Bukatman; Pamela Grace; David Desser; William Luhr; Peter Lehman

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    New York, more than any other city, has held a special fascination for filmmakers and viewers. In every decade of Hollywood filmmaking, artists of the screen have fixated upon this fascinating place for its tensions and promises, dazzling illumination and fearsome darkness.The glittering skyscrapers of such films as On the Town have shadowed the... more...