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  • Black Coronaby Steven Gregory

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    In Black Corona , Steven Gregory examines political culture and activism in an African-American neighborhood in New York City. Using historical and ethnographic research, he challenges the view that black urban communities are "socially disorganized." Gregory demonstrates instead how working-class and middle-class African Americans construct and... more...

  • Singing the Turtles to Seaby Gary Paul Nabhan; Harry W. Greene

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 45.00

    The Comcáac, or Seri Indians, are a native people living in the starkly beautiful and biologically rich desert of Sonora, Mexico. Reptiles of all kinds?lizards, crocodiles, snakes, and turtles?play a large role in Seri culture. Unfortunately, the long-term survival of the Comcáac and the future of many of these animals are uncertain. This book, written... more...

  • From Harlem with Loveby Joseph Holland

    Lantern Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    As a diplomat's son, star athlete, and Harvard Law School graduate, in the early 1980s, Joseph Holland had a world of opportunities awaiting him on Wall Street and in corporate America. Instead, Holland moved to the inner city, driven by a divine calling full of unfolding mystery and challenge. He found himself in Harlem during the nadir of its... more...

  • More New York Storiesby Constance Rosenblum

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 89.00

    What do Francine Prose, Suketu Mehta, and Edwidge Danticat have in common? Each suffers from an incurable love affair with the Big Apple, and each contributed to the canon of writing New York has inspired by way of the New York Times City Section, a part of the paper that once defined Sunday afternoon leisure for the denizens of the five boroughs.... more...

  • New York Storiesby Constance Rosenblum

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 89.00

    “There are eight million stories in the Naked City.” This famous line from the 1948 film The Naked City has become an emblem of New York City itself. One publication cultivating many of New York City's greatest stories is the City section in The New York Times . Each Sunday, this section of The New York Times , distributed only in papers... more...

  • Gentile New Yorkby Gil Ribak

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 45.95

    The very question of “what do Jews think about the goyim” has fascinated Jews and Gentiles, anti-Semites and philo-Semites alike. MThis critical look at the origins of Jewish liberalism in America provides a more complicated and nuanced picture of the Americanization process. Gentile New York examines these newcomers’ evolving... more...

  • Mexico Todayby Ana Paula Ambrosi de Haro; Silvia Dolores Zárate Guzmán; Alex M. Saragoza

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 173.00

    This comprehensive encyclopedia examines modern Mexican life, providing over 200 entries on politics, government, economics, society, culture, and much more. more...

  • The Turkish Loverby Esmeralda Santiago

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 15.95

    Esmeralda's relationship with "the Turk" is told with expansive humanity, earthy humor, and psychological courage. more...

  • Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York Cityby Jonathan Soffer

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    In 1978, Ed Koch assumed control of a city plagued by filth, crime, bankruptcy, and racial tensions. In 1989, by the end of his mayoral run and despite the Wall Street crash of 1987, neighborhoods and infrastructure were being rebuilt. Unlike many American cities, Koch's New York was growing, not shrinking. Gentrification brought new businesses to... more...

  • Malcontents, Rebels, and Pronunciadosby Will Fowler

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 40.00

    Behind every pronunciamiento , a formal list of grievances designed to spark political change in nineteenth-century Mexico, was a disgruntled individual, rebel, or pronunciado . Initially a role undertaken by soldiers, a pronunciado rallied military communities to petition for local, regional, and even national interests. As the popularity of these... more...