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  • Babysitterby Miriam Forman-Brunell

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    On Friday nights many parents want to have a little fun together?without the kids. But ?getting a sitter??especially a dependable one?rarely seems trouble-free. Will the kids be safe with ?that girl?? It?s a question that discomfited parents have been asking ever since the emergence of the modern American teenage girl nearly a century ago. In Babysitter... more...

  • Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudevilleby David Freeland

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 21.25

    Winner of the Publication Award for Popular Culture and Entertainment for 2009 from the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America Named to Pop Matters list of the Best Books of 2009 (Non-fiction) From the lights that never go out on Broadway to its 24-hour subway system, New York City isn't called "the city that never sleeps"... more...

  • Our Bodies, Our Crimesby Jeanne Flavin

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 22.10

    Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association; Sex and Gender Section The Real Issue behind the Abortion Debate An op-ed by Jeanne Flavin in the San Francisco Chronicle 2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title The intense policing of women?s reproductive capacity places women?s health and human rights... more...

  • Law on Displayby Neal Feigenson; Christina Spiesel

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 21.25

    Experience the multimedia and view the links featured in the book at Visual and multimedia digital technologies are transforming the practice of law: how lawyers construct and argue their cases, present evidence to juries, and communicate with each other. They are also changing how law is disseminated throughout and used by the... more...

  • The Gentlemen and the Roughsby Lorien Foote

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 22.10

    During the Civil War, the Union army?like the society from which it sprang?appeared cohesive enough to withstand four years of grueling war against the Confederates and to claim victory in 1865. But fractiousness bubbled below the surface of the North?s presumably united front. Internal fissures were rife within the Union army: class divisions, regional... more...

  • In a New Landby Nancy Foner

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 21.25

    2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title! According to the 2000 census, more than 10% of U.S. residents were foreign born; together with their American-born children, this group constitutes one fifth of the nation's population. What does this mass immigration mean for America? Leading immigration studies scholar, Nancy Foner, answers this question... more...

  • The Law as it Could Beby Owen Fiss

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    The Law As It Could Be gathers Fiss?s most important work on procedure, adjudication and public reason, introduced by the author and including contextual introductions for each piece?some of which are among the most cited in Twentieth Century legal studies. Fiss surveys the legal terrain between the landmark cases of Brown v. Board of Education... more...

  • Feeling Italianby Thomas J. Ferraro

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 22.10

    2006 American Book Award, presented by the Before Columbus Foundation Southern Italian emigration to the United States peaked a full century ago?;descendents are now fourth and fifth generation, dispersed from their old industrial neighborhoods, professionalized, and fully integrated into the ?melting pot.? Surely the social historians are right:... more...

  • Deeper Shades of Purpleby Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 23.80

    Womanist approaches to the study of religion and society have contributed much to our understanding of Black religious life, activism, and women's liberation. Deeper Shades of Purple explores the achievements of this movement over the past two decades and evaluates some of the leading voices and different perspectives within this burgeoning field.... more...

  • Electric Dreamsby Ted Friedman

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 22.95

    Electric Dreams turns to the past to trace the cultural history of computers. Ted Friedman charts the struggles to define the meanings of these powerful machines over more than a century, from the failure of Charles Babbage?s ?difference engine? in the nineteenth century to contemporary struggles over file swapping, open source software, and the... more...