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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...

  • A Comparative Sociology of World Religionsby Stephen Sharot

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 22.95

    A Sociology of World Religions presents a comparative analysis of the world's religions, focusing on the differences and interrelationships between religious elites and lay masses. In each case the volume contextualizes how the relationships between these two religious forms fit within, and are influenced by, the wider socio-political environment.... more...

  • How To Watch Televisionby Ethan Thompson; Jason Mittell

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 25.50

    ?No book out there that can match this in scope and quality? Engaging and highly readable.? ? Greg M. Smith, author of Beautiful TV ]]> more...

  • Leaving Prostitutionby Sharon S. Oselin

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 21.25

    While street prostitutes compriseonly a small minority of sex workers, they have the highest rates of physicaland sexual abuse, arrest and incarceration, drug addiction, and stigmatization,which stem from both their public visibility and their dangerous work settings.Exiting the trade can be a daunting task for street prostitutes; despite this,many... 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...