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Women, Gender, And The Palace Households In Ottoman Tunisia - Amy Aisen Kallander

In this first in-depth study of the ruling family of Tunisia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Kallander investigates the palace as a site of familial and political significance. Through extensive archival research, she elucidates the do......

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When Mexicans Could Play Ball: Basketball, Race, And Identity In San Antonio, 1928-1945 - Ignacio M. García

In 1939, a team of short, scrappy kids from a vocational school established specifically for Mexican Americans became the high school basketball champions of San Antonio, Texas. Their win, and the ensuing riot it caused, took place against a backd......

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Performing Piety: Singers And Actors In Egypt's Islamic Revival - Karin Van Nieuwkerk

In the 1980s, Egypt witnessed a growing revival of religiosity among large sectors of the population, including artists. Many pious stars retired from art, "repented" from "sinful" activities, and dedicated themselves to worship, preaching, and ch......

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The Latina Advantage: Gender, Race, And Political Success - Christina E. Bejarano

During the past decade, racial/ethnic minority women have made significant strides in U.S. politics, comprising large portions of their respective minority delegations both in Congress and in state legislatures. This trend has been particularly ev......

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Of Beasts And Beauty: Gender, Race, And Identity In Colombia - Michael Edward Stanfield

All societies around the world and through time value beauty highly. Tracing the evolutions of the Colombian standards of beauty since 1845, Michael Edward Stanfield explores their significance to and symbiotic relationship with violence and inequ......

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Califia Women: Feminist Education Against Sexism, Classism, And Racism - Clark A. Pomerleau

Launched in 1975, the Califia Community organized activist educational camps and other programs in southern California until its dissolution in 1987. An alternative to mainstream academia's attempts to tie feminism to university courses, Califia b......

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Theorizing Art Cinemas: Foreign, Cult, Avant-garde, And Beyond - David Andrews

The term "art cinema" has been applied to many cinematic projects, including the film d'art movement, the postwar avant-gardes, various Asian new waves, the New Hollywood, and American indie films, but until now no one has actually defined what "a......

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"this Is Jerusalem Calling": State Radio In Mandate Palestine - Andrea L. Stanton

Modeled after the BBC, the Palestine Broadcasting Service was launched in 1936 to serve as the national radio station of Mandate Palestine, playing a pivotal role in shaping the culture of the emerging middle class in the region. Despite its signi......

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A Room Of His Own: A Literary-cultural Study Of Victorian Clubland - Barbara Black

In nineteenth-century London, a clubbable man was a fortunate man, indeed. The Reform, the Athenaeum, the Travellers, the Carlton, the United Service are just a few of the gentlemen’s clubs that formed the exclusive preserve known as “......

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Hollywood's Africa After 1994

Hollywood's Africa after 1994 investigates Hollywood's colonial film legacy in the postapartheid era, and contemplates what has changed in the West's representations of Africa. How do we read twenty-first-century projections of human rights issues......

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I Ask For Justice: Maya Women, Dictators, And Crime In Guatemala, 1898-1944 - Jr. Carey, David

Given Guatemala's record of human rights abuses, its legal system has often been portrayed as illegitimate and anemic. I Ask for Justice challenges that perception by demonstrating that even though the legal system was not always just, rural Guate......

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Degrees Of Allegiance: Harassment And Loyalty In Missouri's German-american Community During World War I - Petra Dewitt

Historians have long argued that the Great War eradicated German culture from American soil. Degrees of Allegiance examines the experiences of German-Americans living in Missouri during the First World War, evaluating the personal relationships at......

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The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women And Food Insecurity Across Borders - Megan A. Carney

Based on ethnographic fieldwork from Santa Barbara, California, this book sheds light on the ways that food insecurity prevails in women's experiences of migration from Mexico and Central America to the United States. As women grapple with the per......

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The Origins Of Modern Polish Democracy

The Origins of Modern Polish Democracy is a series of closely integrated essays that traces the idea of democracy in Polish thought and practice. Editor: Biskupski, M. B. B. Editor: Pula, James S. Editor: Wróbel, Piotr J. Publisher: Ohio Universi......

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Amy Levy: Critical Essays

Amy Levy has risen to prominence in recent years as one of the most innovative and perplexing writers of her generation. Embraced by feminist scholars for her radical experimentation with queer poetic voice and her witty journalistic pieces on fem......

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Contours Of White Ethnicity: Popular Ethnography And The Making Of Usable Pasts In Greek America - Yiorgos Anagnostou

In Contours of White Ethnicity, Yiorgos Anagnostou explores the construction of ethnic history and reveals how and why white ethnics selectively retain, rework, or reject their pasts. Challenging the tendency to portray Americans of European bac......

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The Game Of Conservation: International Treaties To Protect The World's Migratory Animals - Mark Cioc

The Game of Conservation is a brilliantly crafted and highly readable examination of nature protection around the world.Twentieth-century nature conservation treaties often originated as attempts to regulate the pace of killing rather than as atte......

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Intonations: A Social History Of Music And Nation In Luanda, Angola, From 1945 To Recent Times - Marissa J. Moorman

Intonations tells the story of how Angola's urban residents in the late colonial period (roughly 1945-74) used music to talk back to their colonial oppressors and, more importantly, to define what it meant to be Angolan and what they hoped to gain......

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