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  • Punishedby Victor M. Rios

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Victor Rios grew up in the ghetto of Oakland, California in the 1980s and 90s. A former gang member and juvenile delinquent, Rios managed to escape the bleak outcome of many of his friends and earned a PhD at Berkeley and returned to his hometown to study how inner city young Latino and African American boys develop their sense of self in the midst... more...

  • Society without Godby Phil Zuckerman

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    ?Silver? Winner of the 2008 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, Religion Category Before he began his recent travels, it seemed to Phil Zuckerman as if humans all over the globe were ?getting religion??praising deities, performing holy rites, and soberly defending the world from sin. But most residents of Denmark and Sweden, he found, don?t... more...

  • Two Arabic Travel Booksby Abu Zayd al-Sirafi; James Montgomery; Ahmad Ibn Fadlan; Tim Mackintosh-Smith

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Two Arabic Travel Books combines two exceptional exemplars of Arabic travel writing, penned in the same era but chronicling wildly divergent experiences. Accounts of China and India is a compilation of reports and anecdotes on the lands and peoples of the Indian Ocean, from the Somali headlands to China and Korea. The early centuries of the Abbasid... more...

  • Jury Decision Makingby Dennis J. Devine

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 27.00

    While jury decision making has received considerable attention from social scientists, there have been few efforts to systematically pull together all the pieces of this research. In  Jury Decision Making  Dennis J. Devine examines over 50 years of research on juries and offers a ?big picture? overview of the field.  The volume summarizes existing... more...

  • Parental Incarceration and the Familyby Joyce A. Arditti

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    Over 2% of U.S.children under the age of 18?more than 1,700,000 children?have a parent in prison. These children experience very real disadvantages when compared to their peers: they tend to experience lower levels of educational success, social exclusion, and even a higher likelihood of their own future incarceration. Meanwhile, their new caregivers... more...

  • The Empire Strikes Backby Arthur D. Austin

    NYU Press 1998; US$ 40.00

    Once dismissed as plodding and superfluous, legal scholarship is increasingly challenging the liberal white male establishment that currently dominates legal education and practice. The most significant development since the emergence of the casebook, at the turn of the century, this trend has unleashed a fierce political struggle. At stake is nothing... more...

  • The Political Economy of Hope and Fearby Marcellus William Andrews

    NYU Press 1999; US$ 27.00

    Popular liberal writing on race has relied on appeals to the value of "diversity" and the fading memory of the Civil Rights movement to counter the aggressive conservative assault on liberal racial reform generally, and on black well-being, in particular. Yet appeals to fairness and justice, no matter how heartfelt, are bound to fail, Marcellus Andrews... more...

  • Unofficial Ambassadorsby Donna Alvah

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 40.00

    As thousands of wives and children joined American servicemen stationed at overseas bases in the years following World War II, the military family represented a friendlier, more humane side of the United States' campaign for dominance in the Cold War. Wives in particular were encouraged to use their feminine influence to forge ties with residents... more...

  • The Democracy Deficitby Alfred C. Jr. Aman

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    This is an examination of how the democratic process is being changed by globalization and what citizens can do about it. more...

  • This House of Noble Deedsby Arthur H. Jr. Aufses; Barbara Niss

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    On January 15, 1852, nine men representing various Hebrew charitable organizations came together to establish the Jews' Hospital in New York with a vision of offering free medical care to the indigent Hebrews in the City who were unable to provide for themselves during their illness. This was the beginning of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Now, a century... more...