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Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.
Argues that Nietzsche’s idea of the Übermensch was a central concern of filmmakers in the 1920s and 1930s.
A time capsule of a classic Italian American neighborhood, told in the voices of its inhabitants.
Offers an Asian immigrant perspective on US racial relations and explores the unique situations and challenges facing Asian immigrants in the United States.
Chronicles the astonishing and counterintuitive spread of Christianity among a group of previously isolated tribes in a remote and hilly part of Northeastern India.
Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective.
Examines the ways in which post-apocalyptic films express white racial anxiety.
A deeply personal study of post-9/11 film that exposes how genre can frame the shifting meanings of the War on Terror and its impact on American law and culture.
Fifty-one unique New York towns with great stories to tell, from L. Frank Baum's and Jello's hometowns to the birthplace of the Women's Rights Movement.
Offers a wider approach to Italian American culture, one that stresses both its material, urban components and the creativity of its formal literary codes.
Examines the filmic representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.
Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.
The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.
Traces literary and social connections among three American women navigating the changing political landscape of 1860s and '70s Italy.
Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.
Articulates the relationships between kinship, racial ideology, mixed blood treaty provisions, and landscape transformation in the Great Lakes region.
Examines how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics.
Examines the significant impact of Dutch traders and settlers on the early history of Northeastern North America, and their relationships with its Indigenous peoples.
Covering rage and grief, as well as joy and fatigue, examines how Black Lives Matter activists, and the artists inspired by them, have mobilized for social justice.
Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.
Fortieth anniversary edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism.
Explores the interplay of religion and food in Native American cultures.
Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.
Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.
A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition.
Unique empirically grounded analysis of how audiences negotiate sexism and feminism across media, from popular television shows to dating apps.
Studies the relationship between young Italian Americans and their Italian cultural and historical heritage.
The second volume of the first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.
Examines literary expressions of allyship between Italian America and other diasporic communities in modern and contemporary US fiction.
Uses a cross-national comparison of Los Angeles, New Delhi, and Hong Kong to develop strategies universities should employ to strengthen democracy and resist fascism.
Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works.
Explores the possibilities and challenges of Asian immigrant Christian leadership in the United States.
Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.
Engaging essays on a wide spectrum of Hollywood directors and the films they created.
Participant-observation-based studies that explore a range of Sufi movements operating across the contemporary American religious landscape.
Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.
Analyzes the dynamic period in which Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby moved African American professional stand-up comedy from the chitlin’ circuit to the mainstream.
Explores the links between language, cultural identity, and creativity through the works of Emanuel Carnevali, one of the first Italian American authors to attain literary recognition.
Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.
Reveals how classic American novels embodied the tensions embedded in American views of the natural world from the Centennial until the end of the Second World War.
An innovative comparative study of the role of racial stereotypes in expressing state power under globalization.
Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.
Biography of the early years of A. Bartlett Giamatti, who would become Yale University’s first non-Anglo-Saxon Protestant president and commissioner of Major League Baseball.
A collection of plays by American Indian playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr.
Analyzes six films as allegories of capitalism’s precarious state in the early twenty-first century.
Examines the history of the Italian anarchist movement in New London, Connecticut.
Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood.
Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?
Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.
Analyzes contemporary Yucatecan and Chiapanecan Maya narratives.
Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking.
A beautifully rendered, brutally realistic Native American gang novel.
Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture.
The first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.
Explores a little-known history of exchange between Anishinaabe and American writers, showing how literature has long been an important venue for debates over settler colonial policy and indigenous rights.
Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived.
Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.
Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.
Explores the significance of Indian control spirits as a dominating force in nineteenth-century American Spiritualism.
Analyzes contemporary Maya narratives.
Argues that Indigenous hip hop is the latest and newest assertion of Indigenous sovereignty throughout Indigenous North America.
A father’s personal and intimate account of his Filipino and Alaska Native family’s experiences, and his search for how to help his children overcome the effects of historical and contemporary oppression.
Investigates the cultural value of film violence.
Addresses the importance of Haudenosaunee women in the rebuilding of the Iroquois nation.
Examines movie romance in light of our emotional bond to the actors and characters on screen.
Advances critical conversations in Native American literary studies by situating its subject in global, transnational, and modernizing contexts.
Analyzes cultural materials that grapple with gender and blackness to revise traditional interpretations of Mexicanness.
Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.
Essays debunking the notion that contemporary America is a colorblind society.
Examines how postfeminism and postracialism intersect to perpetuate systemic injustice in the United States.
Uncovers an overlooked aspect of the Italian American experience.
Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.
Explores conflict through the lens of Integral Theory and provides a case study where Integral conflict resolution techniques are highlighted.
How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.
A historical analysis of the transatlantic relations of the American Indian radical sovereignty movement of the late Cold War.
Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.
Presents an interdisciplinary analysis of the recent developments of Native American nationalism and nationhood in the United States and Canada.
Uses both historical and contemporary case studies to examine how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit. .
Uses the state of Oklahoma as a case study for how US conservatives have attempted to unqueer America since the 1950’s.
Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.
Examines the educational programs American Indians developed to preserve their cultural and ethnic identity, improve their livelihood, and serve the needs of their youth in Chicago.
Interviews and profiles of spiritual and cultural figures influenced by Buddhism.
Updated version of an engaging overview of the television situation comedy.
A haunting story of the disintegration of an American and Italian family caught in Europe during World War II.
Upholds Ann Plato as a noteworthy nineteenth-century writer, while reexamining her life and writing from an American Indian perspective.
Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.
A funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Central New York.
Food and history combine in this exploration of the Dutch influence on American holiday traditions. Includes more than one hundred easy-to-make holiday recipes.
Examines the origins, efficacy, legacy, and consequences of envisioning both Native and non-Native “worlds.”
Examines how colonial and postcolonial violence is understood and conceptualized through Indigenous storytelling.
Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs.
Offers a critical history of the role of pain, suffering, and compassion in democratic culture.
Tells the social history of the Iroquois people of Ohio during the buildup to removal.
Examines the progress of and obstacles faced by African Americans in twenty-first-century America.
Explores the curating of “difficult knowledge” through the exhibition of lynching photographs in contemporary museums.
A 1960s Bronx tomboy learns how to survive her brutal but humorous Italian family and all the rest that life throws her. The harder you hit the pavement, the higher you fly.
Contemporary African philosophy in indigenous African languages and English translation.
Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.