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Draws on Nahua concepts to explore Nahua literary production and contributions to cultural activism from the 1980s to the present.
The facts and legends of New York's famed artistic hub told by one of its key participants.
An in-depth sociological investigation of "hope" as it applies to the Italian immigrant experience in the blue-collar suburb of Chicago Heights between 1910 and 1950.
Shows how the myth of the American frontier persists as an ever-present, oppressive set of ideas about space, mobility, and race in the mid-twentieth-century literature of Los Angeles.
Challenges readers to use utopian thinking and practice to counter the conditions of the present and create an alternative future.
A freewheeling, nonlinear exploration of the performing duo and their decade-long collaboration from 1946 to 1956.
Offers an interdisciplinary feminist framework for conceptualizing time and temporal justice as a form of reparation.
Presents the history of central New York State from the Ice Age to the present day.
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.
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.
A bold and unflinching portrayal of contemporary Maya life in Chiapas, Mexico.
An “all-you-can-eat” tour of American life in the postwar period, told through the foods we loved.
The first book to comprehensively examine Lou Gehrig's famous "Luckiest Man" speech.
Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.
A time capsule of a classic Italian American neighborhood, told in the voices of its inhabitants.
Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.
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.
Aims to construct an economic philosophy from indigenous African thought.
Engages and extends the feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s groundbreaking work on epistemology and ethics.
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.
Offers an Asian immigrant perspective on US racial relations and explores the unique situations and challenges facing Asian immigrants in the United States.
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.
A critical view of race relations on the island of Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1965.
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.
Examines the ways in which post-apocalyptic films express white racial anxiety.
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 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.
Examines the filmic representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.
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 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.
Examines how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics.
Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.
Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.
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 distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.
Articulates the relationships between kinship, racial ideology, mixed blood treaty provisions, and landscape transformation in the Great Lakes region.
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.
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.
Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.
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.
Examines literary expressions of allyship between Italian America and other diasporic communities in modern and contemporary US fiction.
Unique empirically grounded analysis of how audiences negotiate sexism and feminism across media, from popular television shows to dating apps.
Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.
A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition.
The second volume of the first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.
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.
Evocative, innovative ethnography of spiritual practices and forms of queer, black, and indigenous life in the Dominican Republic.
Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.
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 possibilities and challenges of Asian immigrant Christian leadership in the United States.
Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works.
Participant-observation-based studies that explore a range of Sufi movements operating across the contemporary American religious landscape.
Engaging essays on a wide spectrum of Hollywood directors and the films they created.
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.
An innovative comparative study of the role of racial stereotypes in expressing state power under globalization.
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.
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.
Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood.
Examines the history of the Italian anarchist movement in New London, Connecticut.
Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?
Analyzes contemporary Yucatecan and Chiapanecan Maya narratives.
Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.
Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.
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.
Addresses the importance of Haudenosaunee women in the rebuilding of the Iroquois nation.
Investigates the cultural value of film violence.
Advances critical conversations in Native American literary studies by situating its subject in global, transnational, and modernizing contexts.
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.
Analyzes cultural materials that grapple with gender and blackness to revise traditional interpretations of Mexicanness.
Examines movie romance in light of our emotional bond to the actors and characters on screen.
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.
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.