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  • Punishedby Victor M. Rios

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 20.40

    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...

  • Getting Wastedby Thomas Vander Ven

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 20.40

    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...

  • Breaking Womenby Jill A. McCorkel

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 21.25

    Winner of the 2014 Division of Women and Crime Distinguished Scholar Award presented by the American Society of Criminology Finalist for the 2013 C. Wright Mills Book Award presented by the Society for the Study of Social Problems   Since the 1980s,when the War on Drugs kicked into high gear and prison populations soared, theincrease in... more...

  • Toxic Townby Peter C. Little

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.10

    In 1924, IBM built its first plant in Endicott, New York. Now, Endicott is a contested toxic waste site. With its landscape thoroughly contaminated by carcinogens, Endicott is the subject of one of the nation?s largest corporate-state mitigation efforts. Yet despite the efforts of IBM and the U.S. government, Endicott residents remain skeptical that... more...

  • From the Land of Shadowsby Khatharya Um

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    In a century of mass atrocities, the Khmer Rouge regime marked Cambodia with one of the most extreme genocidal instances in human history. What emerged in the aftermath of the regime's collapse in 1979 was a nation fractured by death and dispersal. It is estimated that nearly one-fourth of the country's population perished from hard labor, disease,... more...

  • Wedlockedby Katherine Franke

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 29.75

    The staggering string of victories by the gay rights movement?s campaign for marriage equality raises questions not only about how gay people have been able to successfully deploy marriage to elevate their social and legal reputation, but also what kind of freedom and equality the ability to marry can mobilize.   Wedlocked turns to history to... more...

  • The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalismby Simon Coleman; Rosalind I. J. Hackett; Joel Robbins

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    The phenomenal growth of Pentecostalism and evangelicalism around the world in recent decades has forced us to rethink what it means to be religious and what it means to be global. The success of these religious movements has revealed tensions and resonances between the public and the private, the religious and the cultural, and the local and the... more...

  • Gowanusby Joseph Alexiou

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    For more than 150 years, Brooklyn?s Gowanus Canal has been called a cesspool, an industrial dumping ground, and a blemish on the face of the populous borough?as well as one of the most important waterways in the history of New York harbor. Yet its true origins, man-made character, and importance to the city have been largely forgotten.    Now,... more...

  • Embodied Avatarsby Uri McMillan

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.20

    Tracing a dynamic genealogy of performance from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, Uri McMillan contends that black women artists practiced a purposeful self-objectification, transforming themselves into art objects. In doing so, these artists raised new ways to ponder the intersections of art, performance, and black female embodiment. ... more...

  • Ethnology and Empireby Robert Lawrence Gunn

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Ethnology and Empire tells stories about words and ideas, and ideas aboutwords that developed in concert with shifting conceptions about Native peoplesand western spaces in the nineteenth-century United States. Contextualizing theemergence of Native American linguistics as both a professionalized researchdiscipline and as popular literary concern... more...