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  • Race Mattersby Cornel West

    Beacon Press 2000; US$ 20.00

    The fundamental litmus test for American democracy-its economy, government, criminal justice system, education, mass media, and culture-remains: how broad and intense are the arbitrary powers used and deployed against black people. In this sense, the problem of the twenty-first century remains the problem of the color line. --from the new Preface... more...

  • The Hold Life Hasby Catherine J. Allen

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 21.95

    This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity... more...

  • Servitors of Empireby Darrell Y. Hamamoto

    Trine Day 2014; US$ 12.99

    Forcing a fundamental rethinking of the Asian American elite, many of whom have attained top positions in business, government, academia, sciences, and the arts, this book will be certain to generate a good deal of controversy and honest discussion regarding the role Asian Americans will play in the new century as China and India loom ever larger... more...

  • New Perceptions of the Vietnam Warby Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    The effects of the Vietnam War outside the borders of the Vietnamese state are ongoing. The presence of substantial Vietnamese communities in countries that participated in the conflict is contributing to changing interpretations of the war. This international collection of essays examines the war from new perspectives--including those of the Vietnamese... more...

  • Man's Most Dangerous Mythby Ashley Montagu

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 32.99

    Man's Most Dangerous Myth was first published in 1942, when Nazism flourished, when African Americans sat at the back of the bus, and when race was considered the determinant of people's character and intelligence. It presented a revolutionary theory for its time; breaking the link between genetics and culture, it argued that race is largely a social... more...

  • The Heirs of Columbusby Gerald Vizenor

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    A novel which turns cultural aggression on its head as the Native American heirs of Christopher Columbus, himself descended from early Mayan explorers, create a fantastic tribal nation. more...

  • Honkyby Dalton Conley

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 12.95

    This intensely personal and engaging memoir is the coming-of-age story of a white boy growing up in a neighborhood of predominantly African American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side. Vividly evoking the details of city life from a child's point of view--the streets, buses, and playgrounds--Honky poignantly illuminates the usual... more...

  • Contested Bodies of Childhood and Youthby Dr Kathrin H÷rschelmann; Dr Rachel Colls

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    Demonstrating the contested and differentiated nature of childhood and youth embodiment, this bookáresponds to political and media discourses that stigmatise 'unruly' youthful bodies, by combining the critical analysis of imagined and disciplined youthful bodies with a focus on young people's lived and performed, embodied subjectivities. more...

  • The Making of Chicana/o Studiesby Rodolfo Acu˝a

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    The Making of Chicana/o Studies traces the philosophy and historical development of the discipline from precursor movements to the Civil Rights era to today, focusing on the political machinations in higher education that sought to destroy it. As a renowned leader, activist, scholar, and founding member of the movement to establish this curriculum... more...

  • A Reference Grammar of Kotiria (Wanano)by Kristine Stenzel

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 80.00

    Published through the Recovering Languages and Literacies of the Americas initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This is the first descriptive grammar of Kotiria (Wanano), a member of the Tukanoan language family spoken in the Vaupes River basin of Colombia and Brazil in the northwest Amazon rain forest. The Kotirias have lived... more...