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  • Impossible Subjectsby Mae M. Ngai

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    This book traces the origins of the ?illegal alien? in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy?a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century. Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime... more...

  • Muslim Nationalism and the New Turksby Jenny White

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Turkey has leapt to international prominence as an economic and political powerhouse under its elected Muslim government, and is looked on by many as a model for other Muslim countries in the wake of the Arab Spring. In this book, Jenny White reveals how Turkish national identity and the meanings of Islam and secularism have undergone radical changes... more...

  • The Origins of the Urban Crisisby Thomas J. Sugrue

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Once America?s ?arsenal of democracy,? Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America?s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product... more...

  • Devil behind the Mirrorby Steven Gregory

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In The Devil behind the Mirror , Steven Gregory provides a compelling and intimate account of the impact that transnational processes associated with globalization are having on the lives and livelihoods of people in the Dominican Republic. Grounded in ethnographic fieldwork conducted in the adjacent towns of Boca Chica and Andrés, Gregory's study... more...

  • Leaving Prostitutionby Sharon S. Oselin

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    While street prostitutes comprise only a small minority of sex workers, they have the highest rates of physical and sexual abuse, arrest and incarceration, drug addiction, and stigmatization, which stem from both their public visibility and their dangerous work settings. Exiting the trade can be a daunting task for street prostitutes; despite this,... more...

  • Fachmenschenfreundschaftby Friedrich Wilhelm Graf

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This volume contains studies on two of the most fascinating personalities in the academic world of the 20th century. In their common years in Heidelberg, both Weber and Troeltsch developed a research program in sociology of religion which was devoted to the analysis of the ?cultural importance? of religion, in particular Protestant piety. Their common... more...

  • Conceiving Masculinityby Liberty Walther Barnes

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Conceiving Masculinity , Liberty Walther Barnes puts the world of male infertility under the microscope to examine how culturally pervasive notions of gender shape our understanding of disease, and how disease impacts our personal ideas about gender.    Taking readers inside male infertility clinics, and interviewing doctors and couples... more...

  • Fantasies of Identificationby Ellen Samuels

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    In the mid-nineteenth-century United States, as it became increasingly difficult to distinguish between bodies understood as black, white, or Indian; able-bodied or disabled; and male or female, intense efforts emerged to define these identities as biologically distinct and scientifically verifiable in a literally marked body. Combining literary analysis,... more...

  • Latino Politics en Ciencia Políticaby Tony Affigne; Evelyn Hu-DeHart; Marion Orr

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    More than 53 million Latinos now constitute the largest, fastest-growing, and most diverse minority group in the United States, and the nation’s political future may well be shaped by Latinos’ continuing political incorporation. In the 2012 election, Latinos proved to be a critical voting bloc in both Presidential and Congressional races;... more...

  • Homelessness & Health in Canadaby Manal Guirguis-Younger; Stephen W. Hwang; Ryan McNeil

    University of Ottawa Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Homelessness & Health in Canada explores, for the first time, the social, structural, and environmental factors that shape the health of homeless persons in Canada. Covering a wide range of topics from youth homelessness to end-of-life care, the authors strive to outline policy and practice recommendations to respond to the ongoing public health... more...