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  • The Corpse Walkerby Liao Yiwu

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    The Corpse Walker introduces us to regular men and women at the bottom of Chinese society, most of whom have been battered by life but have managed to retain their dignity: a professional mourner, a human trafficker, a public toilet manager, a leper, a grave robber, and a Falung Gong practitioner, among others. By asking challenging questions with... more...

  • Postmemories of Terrorby Susana Kaiser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 36.00

    Postmemories of Terror focuses on how young Argentineans remember the traumatic events of the military dictatorship (1976-83). This fascinating work is based on oral histories with sixty-three young people who were too young to be directly victimized or politically active during this period. All were born during or after the terror and possessed... more...

  • Rememberingby Della Pollock; Jacquelyn Dowd Hall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 36.00

    Drawing on the work of scholars and practitioners such as Augusto Boal, Gloria Anzaldua, and Trinh Minh-ha, these essays advocate oral history and oral history-based performance as means to challenge and expand upon traditional ways of transmitting historical knowledge. The contributors' central concerns are performative aspects of oral history itself... more...

  • Suffering in the Land of Sunshineby Emily Abel

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    The history of medicine is much more than the story of doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Seeking to understand the patient's perspective, historians scour the archives, searching for rare personal accounts. Bringing together a trove of more than 400 family letters by Charles Dwight Willard, Suffering in the Land of Sunshine provides a unique window... more...

  • Overheard in New York UPDATEDby S. Morgan Friedman; Michael Malice

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.95

    Updated with sixteen new pages of quips, remarks and exchanges from the creators of overheardinnewyork.com. The streets of New York are full of characters who don't mince words-or care who hears them. This collection presents some of the most outlandish real life conversations overheard on the sidewalk, in the subway, and at the next table. It's... more...

  • French War Brides in Americaby Hilary Kaiser

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 45.00

    The thrill of love in the heady days following liberation soon turned to a lesson in reality as GI's and their French brides navigated paperwork, bigotry, and culture shock on both sides, some finding true love, and some finding the American Dream. more...

  • Song of Brooklynby Marc Eliot

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 26.95

    The voices of Brooklyn: ?I?m a Brooklyn guy, it?s in my bones and it?s there in Brooklyn. There?s a certain rhythm you get growing up there. Every Brooklyn kid has it. Always on the right beat. The Bronx, no; Queens, you were out of it; but Brooklyn, that was it .? ? Mel Brooks , Williamsburg ?Everyone got along because we had one major thing... more...

  • Surviving Through the Daysby Herbert W. Luthin

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    This anthology of treasures from the oral literature of Native California, assembled by an editor admirably sensitive to language, culture, and history, will delight scholars and general readers alike. Herbert Luthin's generous selection of stories, anecdotes, myths, reminiscences, and songs is drawn from a wide sampling of California's many Native... more...

  • Mass Culture and Italian Society from Fascism to the Cold Warby David Forgacs; Stephen Gundle

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 21.20

    The 1930s to the 1950s in Italy witnessed large increases in film-going, radio-listening, and the sale of music and weekly magazines. The industries that made and sold commercial, cultural products were transformed by the new technologies of reproduction and new approaches to marketing and ... more...

  • Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetryby Lauri Ramey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 31.00

    This book restores the slaves? songs to their rightful place in American literature for their intrinsic value as lyric poetry, and as a touchstone of the American imagination. more...