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  • Latino Spinby Arlene Dávila

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award in Latino Studies from the Latin American Studies Association Illegal immigrant, tax burden, job stealer. Patriot, family oriented, hard worker, model consumer. Ever since Latinos became the largest minority in the U.S. they have been caught between these wildly contrasting characterizations leaving us... more...

  • Our Schools Suckby Jeanne Theoharis; Gaston Alonso; Noel S. Anderson; Celina Su

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    "Our schools suck." This is how many young people of color call attention to the kind of public education they are receiving. In cities across the nation, many students are trapped in under-funded, mismanaged and unsafe schools. Yet, a number of scholars and of public figures like Bill Cosby have shifted attention away from the persistence of school... more...

  • We Will Shoot Backby Akinyele Omowale Umoja

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 23.00

    Winner of the 2014 Anna Julia Cooper-CLR James Book Award presented by the National Council of Black Studies   Winner of the 2014 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature In  We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement, Akinyele Omowale Umoja argues that armed resistance was critical... more...

  • What 'Isa ibn Hisham Told Usby Muhammad al-Muwaylihi; Roger Allen

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    With  What ? Isa ibn Hisham Told Us , the Library of Arabic Literature brings readers an acknowledged masterpiece of early 20th-century Arabic prose. Penned by the Egyptian journalist Muhammad al-Muwaylihi, this exceptional title was first introduced in serialized form in his family?s pioneering newspaper  Misbah al-Sharq  ( Light of the East ),... more...

  • The Life and Times of Abu Tammamby Abu Bakr al-Suli; Beatrice Gruendler

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    Abu Tammam (d. 231 or 232 H/845 or 846 AD) is one of the most celebrated poets in the Arabic language. Born in Syria of Greek Christian background, he soon made his name as one of the premier Arabic poets in the caliphal court of Baghdad. Abu Tammam vigorously promoted a new style of poetry that merged abstract and complex imagery with archaic Bedouin... more...

  • The Race Whispererby Melanye T. Price

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 27.00

    Nearly a week after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of killing Trayvon Martin, President Obama walked into the press briefing room and shocked observers by saying that ?Trayvon could have been me.?  He talked personally and poignantly about his experiences and pointed to intra-racial violence as equally serious and precarious for black boys.... more...

  • A Hundred and One Nightsby Bruce Fudge; Robert Irwin

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 29.75

    Known to us only through North African manuscripts, and translated into English for the first time,  A Hundred and One Nights  is a marvelous example of the rich tradition of popular Arabic storytelling. Like its more famous sibling, the  Thousand and One Nights , this collection opens with the frame story of Shahrazad, the gifted vizier?s daughter... more...

  • The Sword of Ambitionby Luke Yarbrough; Uthman b. Ibrahim al-Nabulusi; Sherman 'Abd al-Hakim Jackson

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    The Sword of Ambition belongs to a genre of religious polemic written for the rulers of Egypt and Syria between the twelfth and the fourteenth centuries. Unlike most medieval Muslim polemic, the concerns of this genre were more social and political than theological. Leaving no rhetorical stone unturned, the book?s author, an unemployed Egyptian... more...

  • Japan's International Agendaby Yoichi Funabashi

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 27.00

    What is Japan's political role in the world? Over the past decade, Japan has been increasingly pressured to assume more financial and political burdens globally. Its foreign policy has thus evolved in a piecemeal manner, around the question of managing foreign pressures. To date, policy has been largely developed by bureaucrats, who are traditionally... more...

  • Long Before Stonewallby Thomas A. Foster

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Although the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City symbolically mark the start of the gay rights movement, individuals came together long before the modern era to express their same-sex romantic and sexual attraction toward one another, and in a myriad of ways. Some reflected on their desires in quiet solitude,... more...