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  • Divorced from Realityby Jane C. Murphy; Jana B. Singer

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 39.00

    Over the past thirty years, there has been a dramatic shift in the way the legal system approaches and resolves family disputes. Traditionally, family law dispute resolution was based on an ?adversary? system: two parties and their advocates stood before a judge who determined which party was at fault in a divorce and who would be awarded the rights... more...

  • Beyond Deportationby Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia; Leon Wildes

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 47.00

    When Beatles star John Lennon faced deportation from the U.S. in the 1970s, his lawyer Leon Wildes made a groundbreaking argument. He argued that Lennon should be granted ?nonpriority? status pursuant to INS?s (now DHS?s) policy of prosecutorial discretion. In U.S. immigration law, the agency exercises prosecutorial discretion favorably when it refrains... more...

  • The Impossible Jewby Benjamin Schreier

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    He destroys in order to create. In a sweeping critique of the field, Benjamin Schreier resituates Jewish Studies in order to make room for a critical study of identity and identification. Displacing the assumption that Jewish Studies is necessarily the study of Jews, this book aims to break down the walls of the academic ghetto in which the study... more...

  • The Sounds of Latinidadby Samuel K. Byrd

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    The Sounds of Latinidad  explores the Latino music scene as a lens through which to understand changing ideas about  latinidad  in the New South. Focusing on Latino immigrant musicians and their fans in Charlotte, North Carolina, the volume shows how limited economic mobility, social marginalization, and restrictive immigration policies have stymied... more...

  • Punishment in Popular Cultureby Charles J. Jr. Ogletree; Austin Sarat

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    The way a society punishes demonstrates its commitment to standards of judgment and justice, its distinctive views of blame and responsibility, and its particular way of responding to evil. Punishment in Popular Culture examines the cultural presuppositions that undergird America?s distinctive approach to punishment and analyzes punishment as a set... more...

  • Giving Up Babyby Laury Oaks

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    ?Baby safe haven? laws, which allow a parent to relinquish a newborn baby legally and anonymously at a specified institutional location?such as a hospital or fire station?were established in every state between 1999 and 2009. Promoted during a time of heated public debate over policies on abortion, sex education, teen pregnancy, adoption, welfare,... more...

  • Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955by Steven T. Katz; Seán Hand

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    Despite an outpouring of scholarship on the Holocaust, little work has focused on what happened to Europe?s Jewish communities after the war ended. And unlike many other European nations in which the majority of the Jewish population perished, France had a significant post?war Jewish community that numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Post-Holocaust... more...

  • Desi Hoop Dreamsby Stanley I. Thangaraj

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    South Asian American men are not usually depicted as ideal American men. They struggle against popular representations as either threatening terrorists or geeky, effeminate computer geniuses. To combat such stereotypes, some use sports as a means of performing a distinctly American masculinity. Desi Hoop Dreams focuses on South Asian-only basketball... more...

  • Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trailby Jeanne E. Abrams

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 89.00

    The image of the West looms large in the American imagination. Yet the history of American Jewry and particularly of American Jewish women—has been heavily weighted toward the East. Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail rectifies this omission as the first full book to trace the history and contributions of Jewish women in the American West.... more...

  • Qualitative Databy Carl Auerbach; Louise B. Silverstein

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 89.00

    Qualitative Data is meant for the novice researcher who needs guidance on what specifically to do when faced with a sea of information. It takes readers through the qualitative research process, beginning with an examination of the basic philosophy of qualitative research, and ending with planning and carrying out a qualitative research study. It provides... more...