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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...

  • Aksum and Nubiaby George Hatke

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 50.00

    Aksum and Nubia assembles and analyzes the textual and archaeologicalevidence of interaction between Nubia and the Ethiopiankingdom of Aksum, focusing primarily on the fourth centuryCE. Although ancient Nubia and Ethiopia have been the subjectof a growing number of studies in recent years, little attention hasbeen given to contact between these... more...

  • The People's Newsby Joseph E. Uscinski

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    ?Required reading for anyone concerned about news media's role in American society.? ? Scott McClurg, Professor of Political Science, Souther Illinois University ?Makes a convincing case that the U.S. news media provides the public with what it wants rather than what it needs.? ? Michael Delli Carpini, Dean, Annenberg School... more...

  • Orienting Hollywoodby Nitin Govil

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 27.00

    With American cinema facing intense technological and financial challenges both at home and abroad, and with Indian media looking to globalize, there have been numerous high-profile institutional connections between Hollywood and Bombay cinema in the past few years. Many accounts have proclaimed India?s transformation in a relatively short period... more...

  • After the War on Crimeby Mary Louise Frampton; Ian Haney Lopez; Jonathan Simon

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 27.00

    Since the 1970s, Americans have witnessed a pyrrhic war on crime, with sobering numbers at once chilling and cautionary. Our imprisoned population has increased five-fold, with a commensurate spike in fiscal costs that many now see as unsupportable into the future. As American society confronts a multitude of new challenges ranging from terrorism... more...

  • John Devoy's Catalpa Expeditionby Philip Fennell; Marie King; Terry Golway

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    The story of John Devoy?s 1876 Catalpa rescue is a tale of heroism, creativity, and the triumph of independent spirit in pursuit of freedom. The daily log on board the whaling ship Catalpa begins with the typical recount of a crew intact and a spirit unfettered, but such quiet words deceive the truth of the audacious enterprise that came to be... more...

  • Children of a New Worldby Paula S. Fass

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    Paula S. Fass, a pathbreaker in children?s history and the history of education, turns her attention in Children of a New World to the impact of globalization on children?s lives, both in the United States and on the world stage. Globalization, privatization, the rise of the ?work-centered? family, and the triumph of the unregulated marketplace,... more...

  • Babysitterby Miriam Forman-Brunell

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 27.00

    On Friday nights many parents want to have a little fun together?without the kids. But ?getting a sitter??especially a dependable one?rarely seems trouble-free. Will the kids be safe with ?that girl?? It?s a question that discomfited parents have been asking ever since the emergence of the modern American teenage girl nearly a century ago. In Babysitter... more...

  • Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudevilleby David Freeland

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Winner of the Publication Award for Popular Culture and Entertainment for 2009 from the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America Named to Pop Matters list of the Best Books of 2009 (Non-fiction) From the lights that never go out on Broadway to its 24-hour subway system, New York City isn't called "the city that never sleeps"... more...