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Offers an interdisciplinary feminist framework for conceptualizing time and temporal justice as a form of reparation.
Italian Trans Geographies
Provides a remapping of Italian and Italian American culture by retracing trans and gender-variant experiences within Italy and along diasporic routes.
A compelling biography of virtuoso, baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams and how his life intersected with some of the greatest poets, writers, painters, and musicians of his time.
Transforming One's Self
A fresh and rigorous interpretation of William James's ethical theory, showing how experimenting with life's opportunities can transform one's self and life.
Casseroles, Can Openers, and Jell-O
An “all-you-can-eat” tour of American life in the postwar period, told through the foods we loved.
Ch’ayemal nich’nabiletik / Los hijos errantes / The Errant Children
A bold and unflinching portrayal of contemporary Maya life in Chiapas, Mexico.
Land of the Oneidas
Presents the history of central New York State from the Ice Age to the present day.
The first book to comprehensively examine Lou Gehrig's famous "Luckiest Man" speech.
Blues on Stage
Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.
Stories, Streets, and Saints
A time capsule of a classic Italian American neighborhood, told in the voices of its inhabitants.
New York's Great Lost Ballparks
Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
The Hard Sell of Paradise
Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Nietzsche in Hollywood
Argues that Nietzsche’s idea of the Übermensch was a central concern of filmmakers in the 1920s and 1930s.
Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.
The Split Time
Aims to construct an economic philosophy from indigenous African thought.
Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly
Engages and extends the feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s groundbreaking work on epistemology and ethics.
Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective.
A Postcolonial Relationship
Offers an Asian immigrant perspective on US racial relations and explores the unique situations and challenges facing Asian immigrants in the United States.
Christianity and Politics in Tribal India
Chronicles the astonishing and counterintuitive spread of Christianity among a group of previously isolated tribes in a remote and hilly part of Northeastern India.
Whiteness at the End of the World
Examines the ways in which post-apocalyptic films express white racial anxiety.
Signs of Distinction
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.
Drops of Inclusivity
A critical view of race relations on the island of Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1965.
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.
Through the Periscope
Offers a wider approach to Italian American culture, one that stresses both its material, urban components and the creativity of its formal literary codes.
The White Indians of Mexican Cinema
Examines the filmic representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.
Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America
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.
Traces literary and social connections among three American women navigating the changing political landscape of 1860s and '70s Italy.
The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.
America in Denial
Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.
Examines how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics.
Race and the Suburbs in American Film
Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.
"Our Relations…the Mixed Bloods"
Articulates the relationships between kinship, racial ideology, mixed blood treaty provisions, and landscape transformation in the Great Lakes region.
More Than Our Pain
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.
Dutch and Indigenous Communities in Seventeenth-Century Northeastern North America
Examines the significant impact of Dutch traders and settlers on the early history of Northeastern North America, and their relationships with its Indigenous peoples.
Offers a timely reconsideration of the writings of Gloria Anzaldúa, treating issues of multiplicitous agency, identarian politics, and the stakes of coalition building as core themes in the author's work.
Antigone in the Americas
Argues for a decolonial reinterpretation of Sophocles’ classical tragedy, Antigone, that can help us to rethink the anti-colonial politics of militant mourning in the Americas.
The Godfather and Sicily
Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.
This Bridge Called My Back, Fortieth Anniversary Edition
Fortieth anniversary edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism.
Draws on the author's own experiences as a watershed planner, teacher, and activist to tell the story of the Great Lakes region's experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water.
Enduring Critical Poses
A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition.
Changed Forever, Volume II
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.
Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.
Sense of Origins
Studies the relationship between young Italian Americans and their Italian cultural and historical heritage.
Explores the interplay of religion and food in Native American cultures.
The World of Agha Shahid Ali
Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.
Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism
Unique empirically grounded analysis of how audiences negotiate sexism and feminism across media, from popular television shows to dating apps.
Higher Education for Democracy
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.
Varieties of American Sufism
Participant-observation-based studies that explore a range of Sufi movements operating across the contemporary American religious landscape.
A Postcolonial Leadership
Explores the possibilities and challenges of Asian immigrant Christian leadership in the United States.
Letters from Hollywood
Engaging essays on a wide spectrum of Hollywood directors and the films they created.
Freedom in Laughter
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.
Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.
Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty
Evocative, innovative ethnography of spiritual practices and forms of queer, black, and indigenous life in the Dominican Republic.
DIY on the Lower East Side
Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.
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.
Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.
The Great War in Hollywood Memory, 1918-1939
Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.
The Autobiography of a Language
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.
The State of Race
An innovative comparative study of the role of racial stereotypes in expressing state power under globalization.
A collection of plays by American Indian playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr.
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.
Facing toward the Dawn
Examines the history of the Italian anarchist movement in New London, Connecticut.
From El Dorado to Lost Horizons
Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood.
Rumble and Crash
Analyzes six films as allegories of capitalism’s precarious state in the early twenty-first century.
When I Am Italian
Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?
Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.
Congress and Diaspora Politics
Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking.
Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 2
Analyzes contemporary Yucatecan and Chiapanecan Maya narratives.
You Who Enter Here
A beautifully rendered, brutally realistic Native American gang novel.
Our War Paint Is Writers' Ink
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.
The Trade in the Living
Macro-level study of the South Atlantic throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating how Brazil’s emergence was built on the longest and most intense slave trade of the modern era.
Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture.
Changed Forever, Volume I
The first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.
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.
The Specter of the Indian
Explores the significance of Indian control spirits as a dominating force in nineteenth-century American Spiritualism.
Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.
Race, Nation, and Refuge
Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.
Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 1
Analyzes contemporary Maya narratives.
Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes
Argues that Indigenous hip hop is the latest and newest assertion of Indigenous sovereignty throughout Indigenous North America.
We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet
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.
Gestures of Love
Examines movie romance in light of our emotional bond to the actors and characters on screen.
Investigates the cultural value of film violence.
Analyzes cultural materials that grapple with gender and blackness to revise traditional interpretations of Mexicanness.
A Clan Mother's Call
Addresses the importance of Haudenosaunee women in the rebuilding of the Iroquois nation.
The World, the Text, and the Indian
Advances critical conversations in Native American literary studies by situating its subject in global, transnational, and modernizing contexts.
Over a Barrel
How a small family company in the Finger Lakes became one of the most important wine producers in the United States, only to be taken down by corporate greed and mismanagement.
Tells the untold story of the life and career of Nathan Sanford, a New York State lawyer-politician who capitalized on opportunities created by the new politics of the early Republic to achieve social mobility.
Race Still Matters
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.
Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.
From Italy to the North End
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.
Figures of Memory
Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.
From Wounded Knee to Checkpoint Charlie
A historical analysis of the transatlantic relations of the American Indian radical sovereignty movement of the late Cold War.
Invented Lives, Imagined Communities
How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.
The Disappearing L
Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.
Native American Nationalism and Nation Re-building
Presents an interdisciplinary analysis of the recent developments of Native American nationalism and nationhood in the United States and Canada.