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  • Grandmothers at Workby Madonna Harrington Harrington Meyer

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    Young working mothers are not the only ones who are struggling to balance family life and careers. Many middle-aged American women face this dilemma as they provide routine childcare for their grandchildren while pursuing careers and trying to make ends meet. Employment among middle-aged women is at an all-time high.  In the same way that women... more...

  • Insatiable Appetitesby Kelly L. Watson

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 34.00

    Cannibalism , for medieval and early modern Europeans, was synonymous with savagery . Humans who ate other humans, they believed, were little better than animals. The European colonizers who encountered Native Americans described them as cannibals as a matter of course, and they wrote extensively about the lurid cannibal rituals they claim to have... more...

  • Death in the Shape of a Young Girlby Patricia Melzer

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    In the early 1970s, a number of West German left-wing activists took up arms, believing that revolution would lead to social change. In the years to come, the bombings, shootings, kidnappings and bank robberies of the Red Army Faction (RAF) and Movement 2nd June dominated newspaper headlines and polarized legislative debates. Half of the terrorists... more...

  • A New Juvenile Justice Systemby Nancy E. Dowd; Charles J. Jr. Ogletree

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 48.00

    A New Juvenile Justice System  aims at nothing less than a complete reform of the existing system: not minor change or even significant overhaul, but the replacement of the existing system with a different vision. The authors in this volume?academics, activists, researchers, and those who serve in the existing system?all respond in this collection... more...

  • Children, Sexuality, and the Lawby Sacha M. Coupet; Ellen Marrus

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 46.75

    American political and legal culture is uncomfortable with children's sexuality. While aware that sexual expression is a necessary part of human development, law rarely contemplates the complex ways in which it interacts with children and sexuality. Just as the law circumscribes children to a narrow range of roles?either as entirely sexless beings... more...

  • Dissentby Ralph Young

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 33.95

    Dissent: The History of an American Idea  examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States. It focuses on those who, from colonial days to the present, dissented against the ruling paradigm of their time: from the Puritan Anne Hutchinson and Native American chief Powhatan in the seventeenth century, to the Occupy and Tea Party... more...

  • Keywords for Asian American Studiesby Linda Trinh Vő; Cathy J. Schlund-Vials; K. Scott Wong

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    Born out of the Civil Rights and Third World Liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s, Asian American Studies has grown significantly over the past four decades, both as a distinct field of inquiry and as a potent site of critique. Characterized by transnational, trans-Pacific, and trans-hemispheric considerations of race, ethnicity, migration,... more...

  • Geisha of a Different Kindby C. Winter Han

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 21.10

    In gay bars and nightclubs across America, and in gay-oriented magazines and media, the buff, macho, white gay man is exalted as the ideal?the most attractive, the most wanted, and the most emulated type of man. For gay Asian American men, often viewed by their peers as submissive or too ?pretty,? being sidelined in the gay community is only the latest... more...

  • The Chinese Heroin Tradeby Sheldon X. Zhang; Ko-lin Chin

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 44.00

    In a country long associated with the trade in opiates, the Chinese government has for decades applied extreme measures to curtail the spread of illicit drugs, only to find that the problem has worsened. Burma is blamed as the major producer of illicit drugs and conduit for the entry of drugs into China. Which organizations are behind the heroin trade?... more...

  • The Racial Mundaneby Ju Yon Kim

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.80

    Across the twentieth century, national controversies involving Asian Americans have drawn attention to such seemingly unremarkable activities as eating rice, greeting customers, and studying for exams. While public debates about Asian Americans have invoked quotidian practices to support inconsistent claims about racial difference, diverse aesthetic... more...