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  • Race and Religion Among the Chosen People of Crown Heightsby Henry Goldschmidt

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 26.95

              In the first major scholarly work to look beyond the sensationalized violence of August 1991, Henry Goldschmidt explores the everyday realities of Black-Jewish difference in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights. Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork, he argues that collective identities like Blackness and Jewishness are... more...

  • Ein Jahr in New Yorkby Nadine Sieger

    Herder Verlag 2010; US$ 9.53

    Wie im Film, aber alles live: Penetrante Hupkonzerte und unablässig drängende Menschenmassen. Und ein Jahr Zeit, um die Dating-Kultur und das legendäre Truthahn-Essen an Thanksgiving kennenzulernen.   Biographische Informationen Nadine Sieger, geb. 1977, lebt als InStyle-Korrespondentin in New York und schreibt u.a. als freie Autorin für "Architektur&Wohnen",... more...

  • Power Failureby Charles Brecher; Raymond D. Horton; Robert A. Cropf; Dean Michael Mead

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 59.99

    Written by two respected observers of public administration, this is a critical study of the politics of New York City from the 1960s to the present day. more...

  • Gothamby Edwin G. Burrows; Mike Wallace

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 23.99

    This general history of New York City covers every aspect of the city - historical, cultural and economic - and includes stories of individuals and events. This volume ends in 1898, when the five boroughs were consolidated into Greater New York City. more...

  • Harlem between Heaven and Hellby Monique M. Taylor

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    Harlem brings to mind a kaleidoscope of images?the jazz clubs and cultural ferment of the 1920s and 1930s, the urban decay of the 1960s and 1970s, and the revitalization of the past twenty years. Integral to the ongoing transformation of Harlem has been the return of the African-American middle class to what had become an overwhelmingly poor area.... more...

  • Hidden New Yorkby Marci Reaven; Steve Zeitlin

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    Despite its innumerable tourist attractions, New York City still has many secrets, hidden in the most unlikely places. There is the Edison Hotel in Times Square, where magicians gather 'round the Magic Table to socialize and compete. There is Hua Mei Garden in the Lower East Side, where elderly Chinese men meet to display exotic birds. And there is... more...

  • Man Takes Controlby Charles J. Erasmus

    University of Minnesota Press 1961; US$ 72.00


  • Next Stopby Ivan Sanchez

    Touchstone 2008; US$ 16.99

    Beyond the safety of New York City's news headlines, Next Stop is a train ride into the heart of the Bronx during the late eighties and early nineties at the height of the crack epidemic, a tumultuous time when hip-hop was born and money-hungry slumlords were burning down apartment buildings with tenants still inside. From one stop to the next, this... more...

  • The Everything Family Guide To Mexicoby Bob Brooke

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 14.95

    Mexico has become a popular family vacation destination, with resorts catering to parents and children of all ages. Whether your family is adventurous or cautious, The Everything Family Guide to Mexico is the travel handbook for you. With a historical and cultural overview of Mexico and special attention given to family-friendly destinations, this... more...