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Living Sufism in North America
Offers an overview of Sufism in North America.
The Heart and the Island
Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.
Uses the state of Oklahoma as a case study for how US conservatives have attempted to unqueer America since the 1950’s.
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.
A Postcolonial Self
A theologically informed look at the postcolonial self that forms as Korean immigrants confront life in the United States.
The Sitcom Reader, Second Edition
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.
Papers of the Forty-Fourth Algonquian Conference
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.
Buddhism beyond Borders
Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.
Hartford's Ann Plato and the Native Borders of Identity
Upholds Ann Plato as a noteworthy nineteenth-century writer, while reexamining her life and writing from an American Indian perspective.
Beyond Two Worlds
Examines the origins, efficacy, legacy, and consequences of envisioning both Native and non-Native “worlds.”
Once an Engineer
A funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Central New York.
The Testimonial Uncanny
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.
Papers of the Forty-Third Algonquian Conference
Papers of the forty-third Algonquian Conference held at University of Michigan in October 2011.
Offers a critical history of the role of pain, suffering, and compassion in democratic culture.
The Worlds of the Seventeenth-Century Hudson Valley
Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs.
A Longhouse Fragmented
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.
A Pedagogy of Witnessing
Explores the curating of “difficult knowledge” through the exhibition of lynching photographs in contemporary museums.
An interdisciplinary exploration of indigenous bodies.
Demonstrates how written and visual representations worked to construct definitions of ethnicity in midcentury America.
L Is for Lion
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.
The Guitar and the New World
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.
The Transatlantic Gaze
Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.
Listening to Ourselves
Contemporary African philosophy in indigenous African languages and English translation.
Farms, Factories, and Families
Documents the rich history of Italian American working women in Connecticut, including the crucial role they played in union organizing.
Slouching towards Gaytheism
Argues that homophobia will not be eradicated in the United States until religion is ended.
Papers of the Forty-Second Algonquian Conference
Papers of the forty-second Algonquian Conference held at Memorial University of Newfoundland in October 2010.
Food-based reflections on Italian food, American culture, and globalization.
No Longer and Not Yet
Stories of small-town life on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Thinking through Thomas Merton
Considers the legacy of Thomas Merton and his relevance for contemporary times.
Indigenous North American Drama
Traces the historical dimensions of Native North American drama using a critical perspective.
Explores how indigenous nationhood has emerged and been maintained in the face of aggressive efforts to assimilate Native peoples.
Fighting Colonialism with Hegemonic Culture
Explores how American Indian businesses and organizations are taking on images that were designed to oppress them.
Papers of the Forty-First Algonquian Conference
Papers of the forty-first Algonquian Conference held at Concordia University in October 2009.
The Anarchist Bastard
A tribute to the Italian American family and its trying bonds of love.
Key to the Northern Country
Offers nearly forty years of interdisciplinary scholarship on the Hudson River Valley’s role in the American Revolution.
A comprehensive history of Australian Aboriginal whaling and sealing.
Offers a new interpretation of the century-long relationship between the Western film genre and Native American filmmaking.
From the Shahs to Los Angeles
A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.
Robert Baker Aitken’s correspondence with Buddhist sympathizers and solo practitioners reveals a significant, little-understood aspect of American Buddhism.
The Graphic Art of Robert Cimbalo
A selection of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and drawings by Robert Cimbalo.
Reexamines the writings of early indigenous authors in the northeastern United States.
The definitive history of the Tuscaroras and their return to western New York.
A contemporary history of one of the best-known American Indian nations.
Conversations with Remarkable Native Americans
Entertaining and enlightening interviews with some of today’s most important Native Americans.
Papers of the Fortieth Algonquian Conference
Papers of the fortieth Algonquian Conference held at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in October 2008.
Strong Hearts, Native Lands
Uplifting account of the struggle between the Grassy Narrows First Nation and the Canadian logging industry.
Becoming an Ancestor
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.
The Sadness of Antonioni
An American adventure in the Antonioni vein—visually rich and emotionally mysterious.
Emerson and Eros
Traces the spiritual, psychological, and intellectual evolution of one of America’s most important cultural figures.
Shrouds of White Earth
--Pointed, absorbing novel about an indigenous artist’s long journey of creativity and coming-of-awareness from White Earth Reservation to Paris
The Tonawanda Senecas' Heroic Battle Against Removal
The definitive eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history of the Tonawanda Senecas of western New York State.
How Mockingbirds Are
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.
Cooking with Chef Silvio
A guided tour of the cuisine, culture, and rich culinary history of the Campania region of Italy.
The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century
Offers important new perspectives on the African Diaspora in North America.
Geographical perspectives on the changing patterns of race and ethnicity in the United States.
An interdisciplinary look Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), the first historically Black sorority.
We Used to Own the Bronx
An inside story of privilege, inherited wealth, and the bizarre values and customs of the American upper crust.
Hocak Teaching Materials, Volume 1
Comprehensive bilingual dictionary of the Hochunk language.
Hocąk Teaching Materials, Volume 2
Second volume of instructional materials for learning the original Hochunk language, featuring entire texts and a CD.
Nantucket and Other Native Places
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.
The Dance of Person and Place
Uses the concept of "worldmaking" to provide an introduction to American Indian philosophy.
American Buddhism as a Way of Life
Explores a range of Buddhist perspectives in a distinctly American context.
Fire Along the Sky
A wildly entertaining historical adventure, deep inside the crucible in which America was forged.
Provides an alternative history of nutrition in the U.S. that focuses on the power of scientific language.
The Other Loyalists
Fascinating stories of ordinary people in the Middle Colonies who remained loyal to the Crown.
The Passionate Empiricist
Explores John Quincy Adams’s oratorical work in support of government-funded science.
Philosophical exploration of Jamaica Kincaid’s entire literary oeuvre.
The Italian Actress
A has-been American filmmaker encounters love, cruelty, and death in Italy.
By the Breath of Their Mouths
Examines the liberating power of speech and its influence on generations of Italian American writers.
Constructing the Nation
Philosophers and social theorists of color examine how racism can creep into defensive forms of nationalism.
Explores the arrested development of American culture.
Interior Landscapes, Second Edition
The classic autobiography of the famous Indigenous writer and critic Gerald Vizenor
Religious Festive Practices in Boston's North End
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.
Do Voters Look to the Future?
Argues in favor of a different model of voting behavior.
City of Rhetoric
Examines the relationship of civic discourse to built environments through a case study of the Cabrini Green urban revitalization project in Chicago.
The Gita within Walden
Looks at the connections between Thoreau’s Walden and the work that influenced it, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Herman Melville and the American Calling
Argues that Herman Melville’s later work anticipates the resurgence of an American exceptionalist ethos underpinning the U. S.-led global “war on terror. ”
Main Street to Mainframes
Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.
College Life through the Eyes of Students
Presents the perspectives of contemporary college students on their lives and educations.
New York Sings
New York's fascinating history as presented in song.
Three Documentary Filmmakers
Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.
Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.
Latino Voices in New England
Compelling stories and striking photographs illustrate the challenges and highlights of Latino/a life in Portland, Maine.
The Reason for Crows
The story of a 17th century Mohawk woman's interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.
Mohawk Frontier, Second Edition
A history of Dutch Schenectady.
The Italian American Experience in New Haven
A compelling social history of a vibrant immigrant community, told through interviews and photographs.
Pinpoints the limits of many current globalization theories in challenging racial oppression, and argues instead for local and situated strategies for resisting racism and imperialism.