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Ethnic Studies

  • Race Unmaskedby Michael Yudell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Race, while drawn from the visual cues of human diversity, is an idea with a measurable past, an identifiable present, and an uncertain future. The concept of race has been at the center of both triumphs and tragedies in American history and has had a profound effect on the human experience. Race Unmasked revisits the origins of commonly held beliefs... more...

  • Red, Brown, Yellow, Black, White—Who's More Precious In God's Sight?by Leroy Barber; Velma Maia Thomas

    Faithwords 2014; US$ 11.99

    After more than two decades in urban missions, Leroy Barber discovered a disturbing trend: The virtual absence of people of color in the mission field has created a widening racial disconnect, to the point that Christian ministries can no longer relate to the people they claim to serve. RED, YELLOW, BLACK AND WHITE highlights the historic patterns... more...

  • Sensational Fleshby Amber Jamilla Musser

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    In everyday language, masochism is usually understood as the desire to abdicate control in exchange for sensation—pleasure, pain, or a combination thereof. Yet at its core, masochism is a site where power, bodies, and society come together. Sensational Flesh uses masochism as a lens to examine how power structures race, gender, and embodiment... more...

  • Savageby Nick Hazlewood

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    A tale of tragedy, catastrophe, and the triumph of the human spirit. In 1830 a Yamana Indian boy, Orundellico, was bought from his uncle in Tierra del Fuego for the price of a mother-of-pearl button. Renamed Jemmy Button, he was removed from his primitive nomadic existence, where life revolved around the hunt for food and the need for shelter, and... more...

  • A Race for the Futureby Mike Gonzalez

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.00

    A landmark work examining the impact of Hispanic immigration on American politics, with a blueprint for what conservatives must do to recapture the American electorate.   Since 1965, millions of people have come to this country from Latin America and the Caribbean, seeking freedom and the chance to make a better life. Now accounting for more... more...

  • Blood in the Fieldsby Julia Reynolds

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    The city of Salinas, California, is the birthplace of John Steinbeck and the setting for his epic masterpiece East of Eden , but it is also the home of Nuestra Familia, one of the most violent gangs in the United States. Born in the prisons of California in the late 1960s, Nuestra Familia expanded to control drug trafficking and extortion operations... more...

  • The Europeans in Australiaby Alan Atkinson

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    This is the third and final volume of the landmark, award-winning series The Europeans in Australia that gives an account of settlement by Britain. It tells of the various ways in which that experience shaped imagination and belief among the settler people from the eighteenth century to the end of World War I. Volume Three, Nation, tells the story... more...

  • A Generation Removedby Margaret D. Jacobs

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 29.95

    On June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl , which pitted adoptive parents Matt and Melanie Capobianco against baby Veronica?s biological father, Dusten Brown, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Veronica?s biological mother had relinquished her for adoption to the Capobiancos without Brown?s consent.... more...

  • Racial Prescriptionsby Jonathan Xavier Inda

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Racial Prescriptions explores the politics of dealing with health inequities through targeting pharmaceuticals at specific racial groups based on the idea that they are genetically different. Drawing on the introduction of BiDil to treat heart failure among African Americans, this book contends that while racialized pharmaceuticals are ostensibly about... more...

  • Del Otro Ladoby Susan V. Meyers

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    In Del Otro Lado: Literacy and Migration across the U.S.-Mexico Border , author Susan V. Meyers draws on her year-long ethnographic study in Mexico and the United States to analyze the literacy practices of Mexican-origin students on both sides of the border. Meyers begins by taking readers through the historical development of the rural Mexican... more...