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University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton

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  • Visuality and Identityby Shu-mei Shih

    University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2007; US$ 17.56

    Examines the production and circulation of images across the "Sinophone Pacific," which comprises Sinitic-language speaking communities such as the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Chinese America. This work argues that the dispersal of the so-called Chinese peoples across the world needs to be reconceptualized. more...

  • Lydia’s Open Doorby Patty Kelly

    University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2004; US$ 15.95

    Examines the lives of the women who work in the Zona Galactica, a state-run brothel in Chiapas' capital city. By delving into lives that would otherwise go unremarked, this book documents the modernization of the sex industry during the neoliberal era in the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez. more...

  • Archaeology as Political Actionby Randall H. McGuire

    University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2004; US$ 15.95

    Develops a theory and framework to describe how archaeology can contribute to a more humane world. Recognizing that archaeology is an inherently political activity, this book builds on the history of archaeological theory and Marxist dialectical theory to point out how archaeologists can use their craft to evaluate interpretations of this world. more...

  • Life as It Isby William F. Loomis

    University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2004; US$ 15.95

    Considers from a biological perspective, the controversial issues of our day: abortion, euthanasia, engineered evolution, cooperativity, and the future of sustainable life on this planet. This book explains the biological research and reviews the insights into molecular and human evolution and the role of DNA sequences in determining traits. more...

  • Managing Womenby Elyssa Faison

    University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2007; US$ 31.96

    Focuses on Japan's interwar textile industry, where female factory workers were constructed as "women" rather than as "workers". This work gives an analysis of gender ideology and ideologies of nationalism and ethnicity, showing how this discourse on women's wage work produced and reflected anxieties about women's social... more...

  • The Health Care Revolutionby Carl F. Ameringer

    University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2004; US$ 15.95

    America's market-based health care system is the product of a revolution that overthrew the medical monopoly in the late 1970s. This book tells how this revolution came into being when the US Supreme Court and Congress prompted the antitrust agencies of the federal government to change the rules of the health care system. more...

  • Women in China’s Long Twentieth Centuryby Gail Hershatter

    University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2003; US$ 15.95

    A guide for students of Chinese and women's history. It synthesizes the research on women in twentieth-century China. It surveys more than 650 scholarly works, discussing Chinese women in the context of marriage, family, sexuality, labor, and national modernity. It is a practical bibliographic tool and a reflection on how we approach the past. more...

  • National Insecurity and Human Rightsby Brysk Alison; Gershon Shafir

    University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2003; US$ 15.95

    Human rights is all too often the first casualty of national insecurity. How can democracies cope with the threat of terror while protecting human rights? This volume compares the lessons of the United States and Israel with the 'best-case scenarios' of the United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, and Germany. more...

  • Mirrors and Echoesby Emilie L. Bergmann; Richard Herr

    University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2003; US$ 15.95

    Throughout Spain's tumultuous twentieth century, women writers produced a variety of novels, popular theater, and poetry. This multilingual collection of essays by both scholars and creative artists explores the diversity of Spanish women's writing, celebrated and forgotten. The contributors include: Nicole Altamirano, Alda Blanco, and Jo Labanyi. more...

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