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  • Eating Appalachiaby Darrin Nordahl

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Dozens of indigenous fruits, vegetables, nuts, and game animals are waiting to be rediscovered by American epicures, and Appalachia stocks the largest pantry with these delectable flavors. Eating Appalachia looks at the uniquely flavorful foods that are native to the region?including pawpaws, American persimmons, ramps, hickory nuts, and elk, among... more...

  • Women in Japanese Religionsby Barbara R. Ambros

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 14.00

    Scholars have widely acknowledged the persistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treat women. Much existing scholarship depicts Japan?s religious traditions as mere means of oppression. But this view raises a question: How have ambivalent and even misogynistic religious discourses on gender still come to inspire devotion and... more...

  • Online Anti-Semitism in Turkeyby Turkay Salim Nefes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This is the first study that examines online anti-Semitism in Turkey. Nefes surveys important historical events concerning Turkish-Jewry and analyses people's online expressions about Adolf Hitler in the most popular forum website in Turkey, Ek?i Sözlük. more...

  • Geisha of a Different Kindby C. Winter Han

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 21.10

    In gay bars and nightclubs across America, and in gay-oriented magazines and media, the buff, macho, white gay man is exalted as the ideal?the most attractive, the most wanted, and the most emulated type of man. For gay Asian American men, often viewed by their peers as submissive or too ?pretty,? being sidelined in the gay community is only the latest... more...

  • Keywords for Asian American Studiesby Linda Trinh Vő; Cathy J. Schlund-Vials; K. Scott Wong

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    Born out of the Civil Rights and Third World Liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s, Asian American Studies has grown significantly over the past four decades, both as a distinct field of inquiry and as a potent site of critique. Characterized by transnational, trans-Pacific, and trans-hemispheric considerations of race, ethnicity, migration,... more...

  • Palestinian Commemoration in Israelby Tamir Sorek

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Collective memory transforms historical events into political myths. In this book, Tamir Sorek considers the development of collective memory and national commemoration among the Palestinian citizens of Israel. He charts the popular politicization of four key events?the Nakba, the 1956 Kafr Qasim Massacre, the 1976 Land Day, and the October 2000 killing... more...

  • The Racial Mundaneby Ju Yon Kim

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.80

    Across the twentieth century, national controversies involving Asian Americans have drawn attention to such seemingly unremarkable activities as eating rice, greeting customers, and studying for exams. While public debates about Asian Americans have invoked quotidian practices to support inconsistent claims about racial difference, diverse aesthetic... more...

  • After the Danceby Edwidge Danticat

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 14.95

    In After the Dance , one of Haiti?s most renowned daughters returns to her homeland, taking readers on a stunning, exquisitely rendered journey beyond the hedonistic surface of Carnival and into its deep heart. Edwidge Danticat had long been scared off from Carnival by a loved one, who spun tales of people dislocating hips from gyrating with too... more...

  • Organ Donation in Japanby Maria-Keiko Yasuoka

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    In this book, Yasuoka reveals insight into Japan as the country with the most severe organ shortages and the lowest numbers of organ donations among medically advanced countries. This is the first book to delve into the challenging and taboo Japanese concepts of life and death surrounding organ transplantation. more...

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyesby Caitlin Doughty

    Canongate Books 2015; US$ 15.79

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Compassionate, unblinking and very, very funny' MEG ROSOFF 'Eye-opening . . . occasionally haunting, always insightful' DAVID EAGLEMAN A girl always remembers the first corpse she shaves. It is the only event in her life more awkward than her first kiss or losing her virginity. The hands of time will never move quite... more...