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  • Getting Wastedby Thomas Vander Ven

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00

    Most American college campuses are home to a vibrant drinking scene where students frequently get wasted, train-wrecked, obliterated, hammered, destroyed, and decimated. The terms that university students most commonly use to describe severe alcohol intoxication share a common theme: destruction, and even after repeated embarrassing, physically unpleasant,... 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...

  • Community Criminologyby Ralph B. Taylor

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 44.20

    For close to a century, the field of community criminology has examined the causes and consequences of community crime and delinquency rates. Nevertheless, there is still a lot we do not know about the dynamics behind these connections. In this book, Ralph Taylor argues that obstacles to deepening our understanding of community/crime links arise in... 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...

  • Fashioning Fatby Amanda M. Czerniawski

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.10

    For two and a half years, Amanda Czerniawski was a sociologist turned plus-size model. Journeying into a world where, as a size 10, she was not considered an average body type, but rather, for the fashion industry, ?plus-sized,? Czerniawski studied the standards of work and image production in the plus-sized model industry.  Fashioning Fat  takes... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Managing Inequalityby Karen R. Miller

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 47.00

    In the wake of the Civil War, many white northern leaders supported race-neutral laws and anti-discrimination statutes. These positions helped amplify the distinctions they drew between their political economic system, which they saw as forward-thinking in its promotion of free market capitalism, and the now vanquished southern system, which had been... more...

  • Caribbean Crossingby Sara Fanning

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Shortly after winning its independence in 1804, Haiti?s leaders realized that if their nation was to survive, it needed to build strong diplomatic bonds with other nations. Haiti?s first leaders looked especially hard at the United States, which had a sizeable free black population that included vocal champions of black emigration and colonization.... more...