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  • Justice at Warby Richard Delgado; Jennifer Hochschild

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 25.00

    The status of civil rights in the United States today is as volatile an issue as ever, with many Americans wondering if new laws, implemented after the events of September 11, restrict more people than they protect. How will efforts to eradicate racism, sexism, and xenophobia be affected by the measures our government takes in the name of protecting... more...

  • Critical Race Narrativesby Carl Gutierrez-Jones

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 27.00

    The beating of Rodney King, the killing of Amadou Diallo, and the LAPD Rampart Scandal: these events have been interpreted by the courts, the media and the public in dramatically conflicting ways. Critical Race Narratives examines what is at stake in these conflicts and, in so doing, rethinks racial strife in the United States as a highly-charged... more...

  • After Whitenessby Mike Hill

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 27.00

    What comes after white becomes a minority in the United States. more...

  • The Racial Middleby Eileen O?Brien

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    The divide over race is usually framed as one over Black and White. Sociologist Eileen O?Brien is interested in that middle terrain, what sits in the ever-increasing gray area she dubbed the racial middle. The Racial Middle , tells the story of the other racial and ethnic groups in America, mainly Latinos and Asian Americans, two of the largest... more...

  • Beyond El Barrioby Adrian Burgos; Frank Guridy; Gina M. Pérez

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 27.00

    Freighted with meaning, ?el barrio? is both place and metaphor for Latino populations in the United States. Though it has symbolized both marginalization and robust and empowered communities, the construct of el barrio has often reproduced static understandings of Latino life; they fail to account for recent demographic shifts in urban centers such... more...

  • AfroAsian Encountersby Heike Raphael-Hernandez; Shannon Steen; Vijay Prashad; Gary Okihiro

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    With a Foreword by Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by Gary Okihiro How might we understand yellowface performances by African Americans in 1930s swing adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado , Paul Robeson's support of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by Asian American youth culture? AfroAsian Encounters... more...

  • Latino Spinby Arlene Dávila

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award in Latino Studies from the Latin American Studies Association Illegal immigrant, tax burden, job stealer. Patriot, family oriented, hard worker, model consumer. Ever since Latinos became the largest minority in the U.S. they have been caught between these wildly contrasting characterizations leaving us... more...

  • Racial Innocenceby Robin Bernstein

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    2013 Book Award Winner from the International Research Society in Children's Literature   2012 Outstanding Book Award Winner from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education    2012 Winner of the Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize presented by the New England American Studies Association    2012 Runner-Up, John Hope Franklin Publication... more...

  • Asian/Pacific Islander American Womenby Shirley Hune; Gail M. Nomura

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    Asian/Pacific Islander American Women is the first collection devoted to the historical study of A/PI women's diverse experiences in America. Covering a broad terrain from pre-large scale Asian emigration and Hawaii in its pre-Western contact period to the continental United States, the Philippines, and Guam at the end of the twentieth century,... more...

  • The New Chinese Americaby Xiaojian Zhao

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    The New Chinese America explores the historical, economic, and social foundations of the Chinese American community, revealing the emergence of a new social hierarchy after the 1965 Immigration Act. Xiaojian Zhao uses class analysis to illuminate the difficulties of everyday survival for poor and undocumented immigrants and analyzes the process through... more...