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Righteous Dopefiend

This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the...

Inescapable Ecologies: A History of Environment, Disease, and Knowledge

Inescapable Ecologies

A History of Environment, Disease, and Knowledge

Among the most far-reaching effects of the modern environmental movement was the widespread...

Europe's Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age

Europe's Promise

Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age

A quiet revolution has been occurring in post-World War II Europe. A world power has emerged across...

Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society

Veiled Sentiments

Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society

First published in 1986, Lila Abu-Lughod’s Veiled Sentiments has become a classic ethnography in...

The Stickup Kids: Race, Drugs, Violence, and the American Dream

The Stickup Kids

Race, Drugs, Violence, and the American Dream

Randol Contreras came of age in the South Bronx during the 1980s, a time when the community was...

Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California

Golden Gulag

Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California

Since 1980, the number of people in U.S. prisons has increased more than 450%. Despite a crime rate...

Whose Child Am I?: Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody

Whose Child Am I?

Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody

In 2014, the arrest and detention of thousands of desperate young migrants at the southwest border...

God in the Tumult of the Global Square: Religion in Global Civil Society

God in the Tumult of the Global Square

Religion in Global Civil Society

How is religion changing in the twenty-first century? In the global era, religion has leapt onto the...

The Prison School: Educational Inequality and School Discipline in the Age of Mass Incarceration

The Prison School

Educational Inequality and School Discipline in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Public schools across the nation have turned to the criminal justice system as a gold standard of...

Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon

Sophisticated Giant

The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon

Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990),...