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Ethnic Studies

  • The Chicano Generationby Mario T. García

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In The Chicano Generation , veteran Chicano civil rights scholar Mario T. García provides a rare look inside the struggles of the 1960s and 1970s as they unfolded in Los Angeles. Based on in-depth interviews conducted with three key activists, this book illuminates the lives of Raul Ruiz, Gloria Arellanes, and Rosalio Muñoz?their family histories... more...

  • City Indianby Rosalyn R. LaPier; David R. M. Beck

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 40.00

    ? City Indian covers a very important and timely topic. This history of Indians in urban settings is currently under considerable and probing reconsideration. With this book, Rosalyn LaPier and David Beck have shown how Native peoples in Chicago have determined their destinies.??Brian Hosmer, H. G. Barnard Chair of Western American History and coeditor... more...

  • The Reluctant Pilgrimby Roger L. Welsch

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    Forty years ago, while paging through a book sent as an unexpected gift from a friend, Roger Welsch came across a curious reference to stones that were round, ?like the sun and moon.? According to Tatonka-ohitka, Brave Buffalo (Sioux), these stones were sacred. ?I make my request of the stones and they are my intercessors,? Brave Buffalo explained.... more...

  • Brazilian Theater, 1970-2010by Eva Paulino Bueno; Robson Corrêa de Camargo

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    How did Brazilian theater survive under the military dictatorship of 1964-1985? How did it change once the regime was over? This collection of new essays is the first to cover Brazilian theater during this period. Brazilian scholars and artists discuss the history of a theater community that not only resisted the regime but reinvented itself and continued... more...

  • Secularism and Identityby Reza Gholami

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

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  • Strangers No Moreby Richard Alba; Nancy Foner

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Strangers No More is the first book to compare immigrant integration across key Western countries. Focusing on low-status newcomers and their children, it examines how they are making their way in four critical European countries?France, Germany, Great Britain, and the Netherlands?and, across the Atlantic, in the United States and Canada. This systematic,... more...

  • The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minorityby Madeline Y. Hsu

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Conventionally, US immigration history has been understood through the lens of restriction and those who have been barred from getting in. In contrast, The Good Immigrants considers immigration from the perspective of Chinese elites?intellectuals, businessmen, and students?who gained entrance because of immigration exemptions. Exploring a century... more...

  • Japan and Global Migrationby Mike Douglass; Glenda Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 195.00

    Japan and Global Migration brings together current research on foreign workers and households from a variety of different perspectives. This influx has had a substantial impact on Japan's economic, social and political landscape. The book asks three major questions: whether the recent wave of migration constitutes a new multicultural age challenging... more...

  • The Culture of Secrecy in Japanese Religionby Bernhard Scheid; Mark Teeuwen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Japanese Middle Ages were a period when forms of secrecy dominated religious practice. This fascinating collection traces out the secret characteristics and practices in Japanese religion, as well as analyzing the decline of religious esotericism in Japan. The essays in this impressive work refer to Esoteric Buddhism as the core of Japan?s... more...