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The Curious Feminist: Searching For Women In A New Age Of Empire - Cynthia Enloe

In this collection of lively essays, Cynthia Enloe makes better sense of globalization and international politics by taking a deep and personal look into the daily realities in a range of women's lives. She proposes a distinctively feminist curios......

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Colonialism In Question: Theory, Knowledge, History - Frederick Cooper

In this closely integrated collection of essays on colonialism in world history, Frederick Cooper raises crucial questions about concepts relevant to a wide range of issues in the social sciences and humanities, including identity, globalization, ......

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The First Lady Of Hollywood: A Biography Of Louella Parsons - Samantha Barbas

Hollywood celebrities feared her. William Randolph Hearst adored her. Between 1915 and 1960, Louella Parsons was America's premier movie gossip columnist and in her heyday commanded a following of more than forty million readers. This first full-l......

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Understanding Jihad - David Cook

Jihad is one of the most loaded and misunderstood terms in the news today. Contrary to popular understanding, the term does not mean "holy war." Nor does it simply refer to the inner spiritual struggle. This book, judiciously balanced, accessibly ......

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Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System In The West Bank And Gaza - Lisa Hajjar

Israel's military court system, a centerpiece of Israel's apparatus of control in the West Bank and Gaza since 1967, has prosecuted hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. This authoritative book provides a rare look at an institution that lies bot......

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Why Did They Kill?: Cambodia In The Shadow Of Genocide - Alexander Laban Hinton

Of all the horrors human beings perpetrate, genocide stands near the top of the list. Its toll is staggering: well over 100 million dead worldwide. Why Did They Kill? is one of the first anthropological attempts to analyze the origins of genocide.......

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La Nueva California: Latinos In The Golden State - David E Hayes-bautista

Since late 2001 more than fifty percent of the babies born in California have been Latino. When these babies reach adulthood, they will, by sheer force of numbers, influence the course of the Golden State. This essential study, based on decades of......

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Doctor Mom Chung Of The Fair-haired Bastards: The Life Of A Wartime Celebrity - Judy Tzu-chun Wu

During World War II, Mom Chung's was the place to be in San Francisco. Soldiers, movie stars, and politicians gathered at her home to socialize, to show their dedication to the Allied cause, and to express their affection for Dr. Margaret Chung (1......

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Living On The Edge In Leonardo¿s Florence: Selected Essays - Gene Brucker

In Living on the Edge in Leonardo's Florence, an internationally renowned master of the historian's craft provides a splendid overview of Italian history from the Black Death to the rise of the Medici in 1434 and beyond into the early modern perio......

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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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Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage - , Maria Kefalas

Millie Acevedo bore her first child before the age of 16 and dropped out of high school to care for her newborn. Now 27, she is the unmarried mother of three and is raising her kids in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Would she and her......

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Barrio Dreams: Puerto Ricans, Latinos, And The Neoliberal City - Arlene Dávila

Arlene Dávila brilliantly considers the cultural politics of urban space in this lively exploration of Puerto Rican and Latino experience in New York, the global center of culture and consumption, where Latinos are now the biggest minority group. ......

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A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life And Times Of Bapa Phüntso Wangye - , Dawei Sherap

This is the as-told-to political autobiography of Phüntso Wangye (Phünwang), one of the most important Tibetan revolutionary figures of the twentieth century. Phünwang began his activism in school, where he founded a secret Tibetan Communist Party......

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Street Meeting: Multiethnic Neighborhoods In Early Twentieth-century Los Angeles - Mark Wild

Immigrant neighborhoods of the early twentieth century have commonly been viewed as segregated, homogeneous slums isolated from the larger "American" city. But as Mark Wild demonstrates in this new study of Los Angeles, such districts often nurtur......

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The Lost Land Of Lemuria: Fabulous Geographies, Catastrophic Histories - Sumathi Ramaswamy

During the nineteenth century, Lemuria was imagined as a land that once bridged India and Africa but disappeared into the ocean millennia ago, much like Atlantis. A sustained meditation on a lost place from a lost time, this elegantly written book......

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Nurturing The Nation: The Family Politics Of Modernizing, Colonizing, And Liberating Egypt, 1805-1923 - Lisa Pollard

Focusing on gender and the family, this erudite and innovative history reconsiders the origins of Egyptian nationalism and the revolution of 1919 by linking social changes in class and household structure to the politics of engagement with British......

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Paradise In Ashes: A Guatemalan Journey Of Courage, Terror, And Hope - Beatriz Manz

Paradise in Ashes is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz-an anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the M......

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