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- 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...
- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 32.95
Politics Across the Hudson offers a behind-the-scenes look at three decades of contentious planning for the new Tappan Zee Bridge, revealing valuable lessons for those trying to tackle complex public policies. Drawing on his own extensive experience in planning megaprojects, more than one hundred exclusive interviews with key figures (including... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95
Based on five years of ethnography, archival research, census data analysis, and interviews, Police, Power, and the Production of Racial Boundaries reveals how the LAPD, city prosecutors, and business owners struggled to control who should be considered ?dangerous? and how they should be policed in Los Angeles. Ana Muņiz shows how this influential... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95
The chapters in Acting provide a fascinating, in-depth look at the history of film acting, from its inception in 1895 when spectators thrilled at the sight of vaudeville performers, wild-west stars, and athletes captured in motion to the present when audiences marvel at the seamless blend of human actors with CGI. In six original essays, the contributors... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 55.95
One of the most troubling but least studied features of mass political violence is why mass violence often recurs in the same place over long periods of time. Douglas Kammen explores this pattern in Three Centuries of Conflict in East Timor , studying East Timor?s tragic past, and focusing on the small district of Maubara. This book combines an... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 28.95
In This is Our Land , environmental historian Cody Ferguson documents a little-noted but important change in the environmental movement, describing three representative grassroots groups?in Montana, Arizona, and Tennessee?whose stories show how quite ordinary citizens can band together to solve environmental problems. As they did, they redefined... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95
Historian Haiming Liu takes readers on a compelling journey from the California Gold Rush to the present, letting us witness both the profusion of Chinese restaurants across the United States and the evolution of many distinct American-Chinese iconic dishes from chop suey to General Tso?s chicken. Along the way, historian Haiming Liu explains how... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 72.00
When South Asians immigrated to the United States in great numbers in the 1970s, they were passionately driven to achieve economic stability and socialize the next generation to retain the traditions of their home culture. During these years, the immigrant community went to great lengths to project an impeccable public image by denying the existence... more...
- 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...
- Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 37.95
Where were you born? Were you born at the Beth? Many thousands of Americans-Jewish and non-Jewish-were born at a hospital bearing the Star of David and named Beth Israel, Mount Sinai, or Montefiore. In the United States, health care has been bound closely to the religious impulse. Newark Beth Israel Hospital is a distinguished modern medical ... more...