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Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.
Uses both historical and contemporary case studies to examine how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit. .
A theologically informed look at the postcolonial self that forms as Korean immigrants confront life in the United States.
Interviews and profiles of spiritual and cultural figures influenced by Buddhism.
Uses the state of Oklahoma as a case study for how US conservatives have attempted to unqueer America since the 1950’s.
Offers an overview of Sufism in North America.
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.
Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.
A haunting story of the disintegration of an American and Italian family caught in Europe during World War II.
Updated version of an engaging overview of the television situation comedy.
Papers of the forty-fourth Algonquian Conference held at the University of Chicago October 2012.
A poet and essayist attempt to find their bearings in a civilization lost at sea.
Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.
Upholds Ann Plato as a noteworthy nineteenth-century writer, while reexamining her life and writing from an American Indian perspective.
A funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Central New York.
Examines how colonial and postcolonial violence is understood and conceptualized through Indigenous storytelling.
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.”
Papers of the forty-third Algonquian Conference held at University of Michigan in October 2011.
Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs.
Examines the progress of and obstacles faced by African Americans in twenty-first-century America.
Offers a critical history of the role of pain, suffering, and compassion in democratic culture.
Explores the curating of “difficult knowledge” through the exhibition of lynching photographs in contemporary museums.
Tells the social history of the Iroquois people of Ohio during the buildup to removal.
A transformative look at a popular instrument and a hidden chapter of American history.
Traces the route, history, and geography of US 20, America’s longest road.
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.
Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.
Demonstrates how written and visual representations worked to construct definitions of ethnicity in midcentury America.
Contemporary African philosophy in indigenous African languages and English translation.
An interdisciplinary exploration of indigenous bodies.
Documents the rich history of Italian American working women in Connecticut, including the crucial role they played in union organizing.
Papers of the forty-second Algonquian Conference held at Memorial University of Newfoundland in October 2010.
Argues that homophobia will not be eradicated in the United States until religion is ended.
Food-based reflections on Italian food, American culture, and globalization.
Stories of small-town life on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Considers the legacy of Thomas Merton and his relevance for contemporary times.
Explores how indigenous nationhood has emerged and been maintained in the face of aggressive efforts to assimilate Native peoples.
Explores how American Indian businesses and organizations are taking on images that were designed to oppress them.
Traces the historical dimensions of Native North American drama using a critical perspective.
Papers of the forty-first Algonquian Conference held at Concordia University in October 2009.
A tribute to the Italian American family and its trying bonds of love.
Offers nearly forty years of interdisciplinary scholarship on the Hudson River Valley’s role in the American Revolution.
Robert Baker Aitken’s correspondence with Buddhist sympathizers and solo practitioners reveals a significant, little-understood aspect of American Buddhism.
Offers a new interpretation of the century-long relationship between the Western film genre and Native American filmmaking.
A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.
A comprehensive history of Australian Aboriginal whaling and sealing.
A selection of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and drawings by Robert Cimbalo.
Reexamines the writings of early indigenous authors in the northeastern United States.
A contemporary history of one of the best-known American Indian nations.
The definitive history of the Tuscaroras and their return to western New York.
Entertaining and enlightening interviews with some of today’s most important Native Americans.
Papers of the fortieth Algonquian Conference held at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in October 2008.
Uplifting account of the struggle between the Grassy Narrows First Nation and the Canadian logging industry.
A striking look at the death rituals of an indigenous community in North America.
Explores how the NBA moved to govern black players and the expression of blackness after the “Palace Brawl” of 2004.
Brilliant study of the effects of colonialism on the physical, mental, and spiritual health of Native Hawaiians, and their efforts to decolonize through healing and remembering.
Wide ranging, interdisciplinary look at the emergence and persistence of the concept of American Exceptionalism in US culture and history.
Explores the work of Maurice Kenny, a pivotal figure in American Indian literature from the 1950s to the present.
Essential overview of American Indian societies during the Archaic period across central North America.
A comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.
An American adventure in the Antonioni vein—visually rich and emotionally mysterious.
--Pointed, absorbing novel about an indigenous artist’s long journey of creativity and coming-of-awareness from White Earth Reservation to Paris
The definitive eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history of the Tonawanda Senecas of western New York State.
Brilliant analysis of the power of ritual orations in a southwestern American Indian community.
A biography of one of America’s neglected grand masters.
Explores how the process of memorialization keeps the past alive in the present and shapes the way we imagine our possible futures.
A guided tour of the cuisine, culture, and rich culinary history of the Campania region of Italy.
A comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.
Geographical perspectives on the changing patterns of race and ethnicity in the United States.
Offers important new perspectives on the African Diaspora in North America.
An interdisciplinary look Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), the first historically Black sorority.
An inside story of privilege, inherited wealth, and the bizarre values and customs of the American upper crust.
Examines the project of Filipino self-determination in the context of capitalist globalization.
Second volume of instructional materials for learning the original Hochunk language, featuring entire texts and a CD.
Comprehensive bilingual dictionary of the Hochunk language.
An indispensable, up-to-date overview of the archaeology of the Native peoples and earliest settlers of eastern Massachusetts.
A survey of current critical perspectives on how North American indigenous peoples are viewed and represented transnationally.
Uses the concept of "worldmaking" to provide an introduction to American Indian philosophy.
Considers the past, present, and future of interdisciplinary fields motivated by concerns for social justice.
Explores a range of Buddhist perspectives in a distinctly American context.
A wildly entertaining historical adventure, deep inside the crucible in which America was forged.
Explores how Cuban Americans negotiate bicultural identities through cultural production.
Fascinating stories of ordinary people in the Middle Colonies who remained loyal to the Crown.
Philosophical exploration of Jamaica Kincaid’s entire literary oeuvre.
Provides an alternative history of nutrition in the U.S. that focuses on the power of scientific language.
Explores John Quincy Adams’s oratorical work in support of government-funded science.
A has-been American filmmaker encounters love, cruelty, and death in Italy.
Examines the liberating power of speech and its influence on generations of Italian American writers.
Philosophers and social theorists of color examine how racism can creep into defensive forms of nationalism.
Explores the arrested development of American culture.
Traces a lineage of pro-feminist black men to two early radical proponents of female equality.
Genealogy of the formation of race and gender hierarchies in the U.S.
The classic autobiography of the famous Indigenous writer and critic Gerald Vizenor
A comprehensive cultural and historical portrait of Italian American identities in Boston’s North End.
An epic adventure based on the extraordinary historical story of Sir William Johnson and the author's dreams of a Mohawk "woman of power" who lived three centuries ago.
Argues in favor of a different model of voting behavior.
Looks at the connections between Thoreau’s Walden and the work that influenced it, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Examines the relationship of civic discourse to built environments through a case study of the Cabrini Green urban revitalization project in Chicago.
Argues that Herman Melville’s later work anticipates the resurgence of an American exceptionalist ethos underpinning the U. S.-led global “war on terror. ”