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Popular Culture In The Age Of White Flight: Fear And Fantasy In Suburban Los Angeles - Eric Avila

Los Angeles pulsed with economic vitality and demographic growth in the decades following World War II. This vividly detailed cultural history of L.A. from 1940 to 1970 traces the rise of a new suburban consciousness adopted by a generation of mig......

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Beyond Anne Frank: Hidden Children And Postwar Families In Holland - Diane L. Wolf

The image of the Jewish child hiding from the Nazis was shaped by Anne Frank, whose house-the most visited site in the Netherlands- has become a shrine to the Holocaust. Yet while Anne Frank's story continues to be discussed and analyzed, her expe......

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After The Massacre: Commemoration And Consolation In Ha My And My Lai - Heonik Kwon

Though a generation has passed since the massacre of civilians at My Lai, the legacy of this tragedy continues to reverberate throughout Vietnam and the rest of the world. This engrossing study considers how Vietnamese villagers in My Lai and Ha M......

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Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory, And Popular Culture In The Japanese Army - Sabine Frühstück

Following World War II, Japan's postwar constitution forbade the country to wage war or create an army. However, with the emergence of the cold war in the 1950s, Japan was urged to establish the Self-Defense Forces as a way to bolster Western defe......

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Strange Harvest: Organ Transplants, Denatured Bodies, And The Transformed Self - Lesley A. Sharp

Strange Harvest illuminates the wondrous yet disquieting medical realm of organ transplantation by drawing on the voices of those most deeply involved: transplant recipients, clinical specialists, and the surviving kin of deceased organ donors. In......

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Life And Words: Violence And The Descent Into The Ordinary - Veena Das

In this powerful, compassionate work, one of anthropology's most distinguished ethnographers weaves together rich fieldwork with a compelling critical analysis in a book that will surely make a signal contribution to contemporary thinking about vi......

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Inside Toyland: Working, Shopping, And Social Inequality - Christine L. Williams

"I got my first job working in a toy store when I was 41 years old." So begins sociologist Christine Williams's description of her stint as a low-wage worker at two national toy store chains: one upscale shop and one big box outlet. In this provoc......

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Eating Spring Rice: The Cultural Politics Of Aids In Southwest China - Sandra Teresa Hyde

Eating Spring Rice is the first major ethnographic study of HIV/AIDS in China. Drawing on more than a decade of ethnographic research (1995-2005), primarily in Yunnan Province, Sandra Teresa Hyde chronicles the rise of the HIV epidemic from the ye......

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Seeking Refuge: Central American Migration To Mexico, The United States, And Canada - Maria Cristina Garcia

The political upheaval in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala had a devastating human toll at the end of the twentieth century. A quarter of a million people died during the period 1974-1996. Many of those who survived the wars chose temporary r......

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Empire And Revolution: The Americans In Mexico Since The Civil War - John Mason Hart

The deep relationship between the United States and Mexico has had repercussions felt around the world. This sweeping and unprecedented chronicle of the economic and social connections between the two nations opens a new window onto history from t......

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What Price Better Health?: Hazards Of The Research Imperative - Daniel Callahan

The idea that we have an unlimited moral imperative to pursue medical research is deeply rooted in American society and medicine. In this provocative work, Daniel Callahan exposes the ways in which such a seemingly high and humane ideal can be cor......

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Christian Moderns: Freedom And Fetish In The Mission Encounter - Webb Keane

Across much of the postcolonial world, Christianity has often become inseparable from ideas and practices linking the concept of modernity to that of human emancipation. To explore these links, Webb Keane undertakes a rich ethnographic study of th......

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Fit To Be Citizens?: Public Health And Race In Los Angeles, 1879-1939 - Natalia Molina

Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Fit to Be Citizens? demonstrates how both science and public health shaped the meaning of race in the early twentieth century. Through a careful examination of the experiences of Mexican, Japanese, ......

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