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  • Women in Japanese Religionsby Barbara R. Ambros

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 17.00

    Scholars have widely acknowledged thepersistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treatwomen. Much existing scholarship depicts Japan’s religious traditions as meremeans of oppression. But this view raises a question: How have ambivalent andeven misogynistic religious discourses on gender still come to inspire devotionand emulation... more...

  • Irving Howeby Gerald Sorin

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 27.00

    An illuminating biography of an American intellectual and one of the century's most important public thinkers whose commitment to social reform was balanced by his love of fiction, poetry, baseball, and music. more...

  • Muslim American Youthby Michelle Fine; Selcuk R. Sirin

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent “war on terror,” growing up Muslim in the U.S. has become a far more challenging task for young people. They must contend with popular cultural representations of Muslim-men-as-terrorists and Muslim-women-as-oppressed, the suspicious gaze of peers, teachers, and strangers, and... more...

  • From Slavery to Povertyby Gunja SenGupta

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 27.00

    The racially charged stereotype of "welfare queen"—an allegedly promiscuous waster who uses her children as meal tickets funded by tax-payers—is a familiar icon in modern America, but as Gunja SenGupta reveals in From Slavery to Poverty , her historical roots run deep. For, SenGupta argues, the language and institutions of poor relief and reform... more...

  • The Ugly Lawsby Susan M. Schweik

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 27.00

    In the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, municipallaws targeting "unsightly beggars" sprang up in cities across America. Seeming to criminalize disability and thus offering a visceral example of discrimination, these “ugly laws” have become a sort of shorthand for oppression in disability studies, law, and the arts. In this watershed... more...

  • Jews, God, and Videotapeby Jeffrey Shandler

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    Engaging media has been an ongoing issue for American Jews, as it has been for other religious communities in the United States, for several generations. Jews, God, and Videotape is a pioneering examination of the impact of new communications technologies and media practices on the religious life of American Jewry over the past century. Shandler’s... more...

  • Critical Cyberculture Studiesby David Silver; Adrienne Massanari; Steve Jones

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    Starting in the early 1990s, journalists and scholars began responding to and trying to take account of new technologies and their impact on our lives. By the end of the decade, the full-fledged study of cyberculture had arrived. Today, there exists a large body of critical work on the subject, with cutting-edge studies probing beyond the mere existence... more...

  • Yeshiva Fundamentalismby Nurit Stadler

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title The ultra-Orthodox yeshiva, or Jewish seminary, is a space reserved for men, and for a focus on religious ideals. Fundamentalist forms of piety are usually believed to be quite resistant to change. In Yeshiva Fundamentalism , Nurit Stadler uncovers surprising evidence that firmly religious and pious young... more...

  • Pregnancy and Powerby Rickie Solinger

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 26.00

    A sweeping chronicle of women's battles for reproductive freedom throughout American history, Pregnancy and Power explores the many forces-social, racial, economic, and political-that have shaped women's reproductive lives in the United States. more...

  • Fight Like a Girlby Megan Seely

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    View the Author's website! Seely, the youngest elected president of California's chapter of the National Organization for Women, combines her own story of third-wave feminism with an overview of the feminist movement and words to guide others. Third-wave feminists are aware of both the victories won by earlier feminists and the problems of class,... more...