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  • Muslim Civilizationby M. Umer Chapra

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 14.95

    What were the reasons for the decline in Muslim civilisation and can that change be reversed? more...

  • Desi Hoop Dreamsby Stanley I. Thangaraj

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    South Asian American men are not usually depicted as ideal American men. They struggle against popular representations as either threatening terrorists or geeky, effeminate computer geniuses. To combat such stereotypes, some use sports as a means of performing a distinctly American masculinity. Desi Hoop Dreams focuses on South Asian-only basketball... more...

  • The Way We Areby Margaret Visser

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    The beloved and bestselling ?anthropologist of everyday life? turns her witty and insightful gaze to the oddities of living in our modern world Over the course of her time as a contributor and editor for  Saturday Night  magazine?a span during which she published her award-winning book  The Rituals of Dinner ?Margaret Visser specialized in thought-provoking... more...

  • Folk Legends from Tonoby Yanagita Kunio; Sasaki Kizen; Ronald A. Morse

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 27.99

    Boldly illustrated and superbly translated, Folk Legends from Tono captures the spirit of Japanese peasant culture undergoing rapid transformation into the modern era. This is the first time these 299 tales have been published in English. Morse?s insightful interpretation of the tales, his rich cultural annotations, and the evocative original... more...

  • 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...