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Brass Diva: The Life And Legends Of Ethel Merman - Caryl Flinn

Broadway star Ethel Merman's voice was a mesmerizing force and her vitality was legendary, yet the popular perception of La Merm as the irrepressible wonder falls far short of all that she was and all that she meant to Americans over so many decad......

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A Courtship After Marriage: Sexuality And Love In Mexican Transnational Families - Jennifer S. Hirsch

From about seven children per woman in 1960, the fertility rate in Mexico has dropped to about 2.6. Such changes are part of a larger transformation explored in this book, a richly detailed ethnographic study of generational and migration-related ......

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Rara!: Vodou, Power, And Performance In Haiti And Its Diaspora - Elizabeth Mcalister

Rara is a vibrant annual street festival in Haiti, when followers of the Afro-Creole religion called Vodou march loudly into public space to take an active role in politics. Working deftly with highly original ethnographic material, Elizabeth McAl......

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Working-class Heroes: Protecting Home, Community, And Nation In A Chicago Neighborhood - Maria Kefalas

Chicago's Southwest Side is one of the last remaining footholds for the city's white working class, a little-studied and little-understood segment of the American population. This book paints a nuanced and complex portrait of the firefighters, pol......

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The Great Wall Of Confinement: The Chinese Prison Camp Through Contemporary Fiction And Reportage - , Yenna Wu

China is the only major world power to have entered the twenty-first century with a thriving prison camp network-a frightening, mostly hidden realm known since 1951 as the laogai system. This book, the most comprehensive study of China's prison ca......

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Rethinking Home: A Case For Writing Local History - Joseph A. Amato

Joseph A. Amato proposes a bold and innovative approach to writing local history in this imaginative, wide-ranging, and deeply engaging exploration of the meaning of place and home. Arguing that people of every place and time deserve a history, Am......

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Home Bound: Filipino American Lives Across Cultures, Communities, And Countries - Yen Le Espiritu

Filipino Americans, who experience life in the United States as immigrants, colonized nationals, and racial minorities, have been little studied, though they are one of our largest immigrant groups. Based on her in-depth interviews with more than ......

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American Klezmer: Its Roots And Offshoots

Klezmer, the Yiddish word for a folk instrumental musician, has come to mean a person, a style, and a scene. This musical subculture came to the United States with the late-nineteenth-century Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Although it had ......

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Being Human: Ethics, Environment, And Our Place In The World - Anna L. Peterson

Being Human examines the complex connections among conceptions of human nature, attitudes toward non-human nature, and ethics. Anna Peterson proposes an "ethical anthropology" that examines how ideas of nature and humanity are bound together in wa......

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The View From Vesuvius: Italian Culture And The Southern Question - Nelson Moe

The vexed relationship between the two parts of Italy, often referred to as the Southern Question, has shaped that nation's political, social, and cultural life throughout the twentieth century. But how did southern Italy become "the south," a pla......

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Westward Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Asia

The first authoritative volume on the totality of Buddhism in the West, Westward Dharma establishes a comparative and theoretical perspective for considering the amazing variety of Buddhist traditions, schools, centers, and teachers that have deve......

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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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Twice Dead: Organ Transplants And The Reinvention Of Death - Margaret M. Lock

Tales about organ transplants appear in mythology and folk stories, and surface in documents from medieval times, but only during the past twenty years has medical knowledge and technology been sufficiently advanced for surgeons to perform thousan......

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