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  • Breaking Womenby Jill A. McCorkel

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00

    Since the 1980s, when the War on Drugs kicked into high gear and prison populations soared, the increase in women’s rate of incarceration has steadily outpaced that of men. In  Breaking Wome n, Jill A. McCorkel draws upon four years of on-the-ground research in a major US women’s prison to uncover why tougher drug policies have so greatly... more...

  • Heaven's Gateby Benjamin E. Zeller; Robert W. Balch

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    In March 1997, thirty-nine people in Rancho Santa Fe, California, ritually terminated their lives. To outsiders, it was a mass suicide. To insiders, it was a graduation. This act was the culmination of over two decades of spiritual and social development for the members of Heaven?s Gate, a religious group focused on transcending humanity and the Earth,... more...

  • Emergent U.S. Literaturesby Cyrus Patell

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 21.00

    Emergent U.S. Literatures  introduces readers to the foundational writers and texts produced by four literary traditions associated with late-twentieth-century US multiculturalism. Examining writing by Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and gay and lesbian Americans after 1968, Cyrus R. K. Patell compares and historicizes what... more...

  • Border Politicsby Nancy A. Naples; Jennifer Bickham Mendez

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    In the current historical moment borders have taken on heightened material and symbolic significance, shaping identities and the social and political landscape. ?Borders??defined broadly to include territorial dividing lines as well as sociocultural boundaries?have become increasingly salient sites of struggle over social belonging and cultural and... more...

  • Lone Star Muslimsby Ahmed Afzal

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.10

    Lone Star Muslims  offers an engaging and insightful look at contemporary Muslim American life in Texas. It illuminates the dynamics of the Pakistani Muslim community in Houston, a city with one of the largest Muslim populations in the south and southwestern United States.    Drawing on interviews and participant observation at radio stations,... more...

  • Border Medicineby Brett Hendrickson

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Mexican American folk and religious healing, often referred to as  curanderismo , has been a vital part of life in the Mexico-U.S. border region for centuries. A hybrid tradition made up primarily of indigenous and Iberian Catholic pharmacopeias, rituals, and notions of the self,  curanderismo  treats the sick person with a variety of healing modalities... more...

  • My Soul Is in Haitiby Bertin Louis

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    In the Haitian diaspora, as in Haiti itself, the majority of Haitians have long practiced Catholicism or Vodou. However, Protestant forms of Christianity now flourish both in Haiti and beyond. In the Bahamas, where approximately one in five people are now Haitian-born or Haitian-descended, Protestantism has become the majority religion for immigrant... more...

  • Keywords for American Cultural Studies, Second Editionby Bruce Burgett; Glenn Hendler

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 21.25

    Since its initial publication, scholars and students alike have turned to Keywords for American Cultural Studies as an invaluable resource for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies. As scholarship has continued to evolve, this revised and expanded second edition offers indispensable meditations... more...

  • Queer Christianitiesby Kathleen T. Talvacchia; Michael F. Pettinger; Mark Larrimore

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Queerness and Christianity, often depicted as mutually exclusive, both challenge received notions of the good and the natural. Nowhere is this challenge more visible than in the identities, faiths, and communities that queer Christians have long been creating. As Christians they have staked a claim for a Christianity that is true to their self-understandings. ... more...

  • Gender in Judaism and Islamby Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet; Beth S. Wenger

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    Jewish and Islamic histories have long been interrelated. Both traditions emerged from ancient cultures born in the Middle East and both are rooted in texts and traditions that have often excluded women. At the same time, both groups have recently seen a resurgence in religious orthodoxy among women, as well as growing feminist movements that challenge... more...