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  • Grandmothers at Workby Madonna Harrington Meyer

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 21.25

    Winner of the 2014 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award presented by the Gerontological Society of America 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... more...

  • Blacks in the Jewish Mindby Seth Forman

    NYU Press 1998; US$ 22.95

    Since the 1960s the relationship between Blacks and Jews has been a contentious one. While others have attempted to explain or repair the break-up of the Jewish alliance on civil rights, Seth Forman here sets out to determine what Jewish thinking on the subject of Black Americans reveals about Jewish identity in the U.S. Why did American Jews get... more...

  • Spinsters and Lesbiansby Trisha Franzen

    NYU Press 1996; US$ 22.95

    Americans have long held fast to a rigid definition of womanhood, revolving around husband, home, and children. Women who rebelled against this definition and carved out independent lives for themselves have often been rendered invisible in U.S. history. In this unusual comparative study, Trisha Franzen brings to light the remarkable lives of two... more...

  • Planned Obsolescenceby Kathleen Fitzpatrick

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 21.25

    Choice'sOutstandingAcademic Titlelistfor2013 Academic institutions are facing a crisis in scholarly publishing at multiple levels: presses are stressed as never before, library budgets are squeezed, faculty are having difficulty publishing their work, and promotion and tenure committees are facing a range of new ways of working without a... more...

  • Growing Old in El Barrioby Judith Noemi Freidenberg

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 22.95

    What is daily life like for an elderly person whose income barely covers basic needs? How is life constrained if that person is living within the same marginal enclave to which she first migrated decades ago? How does the implementation of national policies and programs affect the daily life of those growing old in Spanish Harlem? In Growing Old... more...

  • Citizenship Ritesby Ilene Feinman

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 22.10

    In the United States, the question of women in the armed services has been continuously and hotly debated. Among feminists, two fundamentally differing views of women in the military have developed. Feminist antimilitarists tell us that militarism and patriarchy have together pressed women into second class citizenship. Meanwhile, feminist soldiers... more...

  • Why Jury Duty Mattersby Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 15.30

    "Every year thousands of American citizens are summoned for the important civic duty of serving on a jury. What is their role, why is it a duty, and why is it so important? This unique and highly readable book is addressed to a lay audience. It will be useful for those citizens who have served on juries, for those who will someday be called to... more...

  • City of Promisesby Howard B. Rock; Deborah Dash Moore; Jeffrey S. Gurock; Annie Polland; Daniel Soyer; Diana L. Linden

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 84.15

    ?Bold, well-researched and beautifully-illustrated? A remarkable accomplishment.? ? Jonathan D. Sarna, Chief Historian, National Museum of American Jewish History ?Prodigious research and lucid prose.? ? Hasla R. Diner, Director, Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History ?A riveting account?... more...

  • A New Critical History of Old English Literatureby Stanley B. Greenfield; Daniel G. Calder

    NYU Press 1996; US$ 22.95

    Anglo-Saxon prose and poetry is, without question, the major literary achievement of the early Middle Ages (c. 700-1100). In no other vernacular language does such a vast store of verbal treasures exist for so extended a period of time. For twenty years the definitive guide to that literature has been Stanley B. Greenfield's 1965 Critical History... more...

  • The Real Price of Warby Joshua S. Goldstein

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 21.25

    Are Americans in denial about the costs of the War on Terror? In The Real Price of War , Joshua S. Goldstein argues that we need to face up to what the war costs the average American?both in taxes and in changes to our way of life. Goldstein contends that in order to protect the United States from future attacks, we must fight?and win?the War on... more...