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When I Wear My Alligator Boots: Narco-culture In The U.s. Mexico Borderlands - Shaylih Muehlmann

When I Wear My Alligator Boots examines how the lives of dispossessed men and women are affected by the rise of narcotrafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border. In particular, the book explores a crucial tension at the heart of the "war on drugs": d......

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How Race Is Made In America: Immigration, Citizenship, And The Historical Power Of Racial Scripts - Natalia Molina

How Race Is Made in America examines Mexican Americans-from 1924, when American law drastically reduced immigration into the United States, to 1965, when many quotas were abolished-to understand how broad themes of race and citizenship are constru......

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Railtown: The Fight For The Los Angeles Metro Rail And The Future Of The City - Ethan N. Elkind

The familiar image of Los Angeles as a metropolis built for the automobile is crumbling. Traffic, air pollution, and sprawl motivated citizens to support urban rail as an alternative to driving, and the city has started to reinvent itself by deve......

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The Transplant Imaginary: Mechanical Hearts, Animal Parts, And Moral Thinking In Highly Experimental Science - Lesley A. Sharp

In The Transplant Imaginary, author Lesley Sharp explores the extraordinarily surgically successful realm of organ transplantation, which is plagued worldwide by the scarcity of donated human parts, a quandary that generates ongoing debates over t......

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Laughter Out Of Place: Race, Class, Violence, And Sexuality In A Rio Shantytown - Donna M. Goldstein

Donna M. Goldstein presents a hard-hitting critique of urban poverty and violence and challenges much of what we think we know about the "culture of poverty" in this compelling read. Drawing on more than a decade of experience in Brazil, Goldstein......

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M.k. Gandhi, Attorney At Law: The Man Before The Mahatma - Charles R. Disalvo

In 1888, at the age of eighteen, Mohandas Gandhi sets out from his modest home in India. Shy, timid, and soft-spoken, he embarks on what he believes will be a new life abroad. Twenty-seven years later, at the age of forty-five, he returns-this tim......

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The Jail: Managing The Underclass In American Society - John Irwin

Combining extensive interviews with his own experience as an inmate, John Irwin constructs a powerful and graphic description of the big-city jail. Unlike prisons, which incarcerate convicted felons, jails primarily confine arrested persons not ye......

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Divided Rule: Sovereignty And Empire In French Tunisia, 1881-1938 - Mary Dewhurst Lewis

After invading Tunisia in 1881, the French installed a protectorate in which they shared power with the Tunisian ruling dynasty and, due to the dynasty's treaties with other European powers, with some of their imperial rivals. This "indirect" form......

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Stat-spotting: A Field Guide To Identifying Dubious Data - Joel Best

Does a young person commit suicide every thirteen minutes in the United States? Are four million women really battered to death by their husbands or boyfriends each year? Is methamphetamine our number one drug problem today? Alarming statistics bo......

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Go Nation: Chinese Masculinities And The Game Of Weiqi In China - Marc L. Moskowitz

Go (Weiqi in Chinese) is one of the most popular games in East Asia, with a steadily increasing fan base around the world. Like chess, Go is a logic game but it is much older, with written records mentioning the game that date back to the 4th cent......

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Covert Capital: Landscapes Of Denial And The Making Of U.s. Empire In The Suburbs Of Northern Virginia - Andrew Friedman

The capital of the U.S. Empire after World War II was not a city. It was an American suburb. In this innovative and timely history, Andrew Friedman chronicles how the CIA and other national security institutions created a U.S. imperial home front ......

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How Forests Think: Toward An Anthropology Beyond The Human - Eduardo Kohn

Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human-and thus distinct from all other life forms. Ba......

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Imagined Empires: A History Of Revolt In Egypt - Zeinab Abul-magd

Through a microhistory of a small province in Upper Egypt, this book investigates the history of five world empires that assumed hegemony in Qina province over the last five centuries. Imagined Empires charts modes of subaltern rebellion against t......

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On Attaining Buddhahood In This Lifetime: Commentaries On The Writings Of Nichiren - Daisaku Ikeda

What constitutes a meaningful life? What is true happiness? Nichiren Buddhism, based on the Lotus Sutra, is a teaching of hope that provides answers to these and other important questions for modern life. Ranked among the most important works in M......

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