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Louise Blanchard Bethune

The trailblazing story of the life and career of Louise Blanchard Bethune, America’s first professional woman architect.

Moving across Differences

Explores how discussion of LGBTQ+ themes in a high-school literature course can foster ethical engagement among students.

Black Campus Life

Ethnography of Black engineering majors navigating campus life at a historically White university.

Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future

Analyzes socially engaged art practices worldwide, linking them to decolonial struggle and critique.

The White Indians of Mexican Cinema

Examines the filmic representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.

The Other/Argentina

Argues that Jewishness is an essential element of Argentina’s self-fashioning as a modern nation.

Death Rights

Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.

Boy-Wives and Female Husbands

A significant contribution to anthropology, history, and gender studies that reveals the denials of homosexuality in traditional and contemporary African societies to be rooted in colonialist ideologies.

The Big Thaw

Explores the unprecedented and rapid climate changes occurring in the Arctic environment.

The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized

Studies the revolutionary theory of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s through ʼ70s, placing it within the broader social theory of black revolution in the United States since the nineteenth century.

Reconciliation in Global Context

A transdisciplinary approach to reconciliation practices and policies by an international team of scholars and scholar-practitioners.

Race and Rurality in the Global Economy

Essays that examine globalization's effects with an emphasis on the interplay of race and rurality as it occurs across diverse geographies and peoples.

Fire and Snow

A broad examination of climate fantasy and science fiction, from The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series to The Handmaid's Tale and Game of Thrones.

Storytelling

An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.

On Self-Translation

A fascinating collection of essays and conversations on the changing nature of language.

Affective Images

Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender.

Understanding Immigration

Undergraduate-level textbook introducing students to the factors which define immigration politics in the United States and Europe.

Austerity and the Labor Movement

An overview and analysis of austerity policies and labor movement resistance in several countries.

Just War and Human Rights

Discusses how just war theory needs to be revised to better secure and respect human rights.

Slavery in the Circuit of Sugar, Second Edition

Traces the historical development of slave labor and plantation agriculture in nineteenth-century Martinique.

Human Rights Standards

A bracing critique of human rights law and activism from the perspective of the Global South.

New Frontiers of Slavery

Essays challenging conventional understandings of the slave economy of the nineteenth century.

American Politics and the Environment, Second Edition

Examines the role of politics in the environmental policy making process.

Green Voices

Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.

World Politics at the Edge of Chaos

Comprehensive overview of the inroads made by Complexity Thinking approaches and ideas in the study and practice of world politics.

Defending Women's Rights in Europe

Comparative analysis of gender equality reforms enacted in ten post-communist states who became members of the European Union.

Immigrant Protest

Explores how political activism, art, and popular culture challenge the discrimination and injustice faced by “illegal” and displaced peoples.

American Dolorologies

Offers a critical history of the role of pain, suffering, and compassion in democratic culture.

Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey

Timely analysis of the ways in which women grassroots activists, the European Union, and the Turkish state are involved in shaping gender policies in Turkey.

Two Sides of a Barricade

Investigates how activists confront global powers with their street-level dissent.

Coping with Terrorism

A comprehensive examination of multiple dimensions of terrorism