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Biography Of An Empire: Governing Ottomans In An Age Of Revolution - Christine M. Philliou

This vividly detailed revisionist history opens a new vista on the great Ottoman Empire in the early nineteenth century, a key period often seen as the eve of Tanzimat westernizing reforms and the beginning of three distinct histories-ethnic natio......

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New Philadelphia: An Archaeology Of Race In The Heartland - Paul Shackel

New Philadelphia, Illinois, was founded in 1836 by Frank McWorter, a Kentucky slave who purchased his own freedom and then acquired land on the prairie for establishing a new-and integrated-community. McWorter sold property to other freed slaves a......

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Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, And The Limits Of Capitalism - Julie Guthman

Weighing In takes on the "obesity epidemic," challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences. Julie Guthman examines fatness and its relationship to health outcomes to ask if our efforts to prevent "obesity" are sensible......

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Speaking To History: The Story Of King Goujian In Twentieth-century China - Paul A. Cohen

The ancient story of King Goujian, a psychologically complex fifth-century BCE monarch, spoke powerfully to the Chinese during China's turbulent twentieth century. Yet most Americans-even students and specialists of this era-have never heard of Go......

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What Kind Of Liberation?: Women And The Occupation Of Iraq - , Nicola Pratt

In the run-up to war in Iraq, the Bush administration assured the world that America's interest was in liberation-especially for women. The first book to examine how Iraqi women have fared since the invasion, What Kind of Liberation? reports from ......

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The Poetics Of Slumberland: Animated Spirits And The Animating Spirit - Scott Bukatman

In The Poetics of Slumberland, Scott Bukatman celebrates play, plasmatic possibility, and the life of images in cartoons, comics, and cinema. Bukatman begins with Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland to explore how and why the emerging media ......

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Cinema And Experience: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, And Theodor W. Adorno - Miriam Hansen

Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno-affiliated through friendship, professional ties, and argument-developed an astute philosophical critique of modernity in which technological media played a key role. This book explores in......

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Guerrilla Usa: The George Jackson Brigade And The Anticapitalist Underground Of The 1970s - Daniel Burton-rose

"We are cozy cuddly/armed and dangerous/and we will/raze the fucking prisons/to the ground." In an attempt to deliver on this promise, the George Jackson Brigade launched a violent three-year campaign in the mid-1970s against corporate and state i......

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Instant Recess: Building A Fit Nation 10 Minutes At A Time - Toni Yancey

This lively, inspiring, and informative book zeroes in on the state of American fitness-persistently sedentary, plagued by obesity-and issues a clarion call to action that reaches across economic, racial, and educational lines. Toni Yancey finds t......

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Dacha Idylls: Living Organically In Russia's Countryside - Melissa L. Caldwell

Dacha Idylls is a lively account of dacha life and how Russians experience this deeply rooted tradition of the summer cottage amid the changing cultural, economic, and political landscape of postsocialist Russia. Simultaneously beloved and reviled......

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Making Japanese Citizens: Civil Society And The Mythology Of The shimin In Postwar Japan - Simon Andrew Avenell

Making Japanese Citizens is an expansive history of the activists, intellectuals, and movements that played a crucial role in shaping civil society and civic thought throughout the broad sweep of Japan's postwar period. Weaving his analysis around......

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Holy Harlots: Femininity, Sexuality, And Black Magic In Brazil - Kelly E. Hayes

Holy Harlots examines the intersections of social marginality, morality, and magic in contemporary Brazil by analyzing the beliefs and religious practices related to the Afro-Brazilian spirit entity Pomba Gira. Said to be the disembodied spirit of......

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The Managed Hand: Race, Gender, And The Body In Beauty Service Work - Miliann Kang

Two women, virtual strangers, sit hand-in-hand across a narrow table, both intent on the same thing-achieving the perfect manicure. Encounters like this occur thousands of times across the United States in nail salons increasingly owned and operat......

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Struggle And Survival In Palestine/israel

Too often, the study of Israel/Palestine has focused on elite actors and major events. Struggle and Survival in Palestine/Israel takes advantage of new sources about everyday life and the texture of changes on the ground to put more than two dozen......

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The Blood Of Strangers: Stories From Emergency Medicine - Frank Huyler

Reminiscent of Chekhov's stories, The Blood of Strangers is a visceral portrayal of a physician's encounters with the highly charged world of an emergency room. In this collection of spare and elegant stories, Dr. Frank Huyler reveals a side of me......

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