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Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, And Identity - Tomas Jimenez

Unlike the wave of immigration that came through Ellis Island and then subsided, immigration to the United States from Mexico has been virtually uninterrupted for one hundred years. In this vividly detailed book, Tomás R. Jiménez takes us into the......

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How Everyday Products Make People Sick, Updated And Expanded: Toxins At Home And In The Workplace - Paul D. Blanc

This book reveals the hidden health dangers in many of the seemingly innocent products we encounter every day-a tube of glue in a kitchen drawer, a bottle of bleach in the laundry room, a rayon scarf on a closet shelf, a brass knob on the front do......

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Everything But The Coffee: Learning About America From Starbucks - Bryant Simon

Everything but the Coffee casts a fresh eye on the world's most famous coffee company, looking beyond baristas, movie cameos, and Paul McCartney CDs to understand what Starbucks can tell us about America. Bryant Simon visited hundreds of Starbucks......

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Cheap Meat: Flap Food Nations In The Pacific Islands - , Frederick Errington

Cheap Meat follows the controversial trade in inexpensive fatty cuts of lamb or mutton, called "flaps," from the farms of New Zealand and Australia to their primary markets in the Pacific islands of Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Fiji. Deborah Gewer......

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City Of God: Christian Citizenship In Postwar Guatemala - Kevin Lewis O'neill

In Guatemala City today, Christianity isn't just a belief system--it is a counterinsurgency. Amidst postwar efforts at democratization, multinational mega-churches have conquered street corners and kitchen tables, guiding the faithful to build a s......

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Suffering And Sentiment: Exploring The Vicissitudes Of Experience And Pain In Yap - Jason Throop

Suffering and Sentiment examines the cultural and personal experiences of chronic and acute pain sufferers in a richly described account of everyday beliefs, values, and practices on the island of Yap (Waqab), Federated States of Micronesia. C. Ja......

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Icons Of Life: A Cultural History Of Human Embryos - Lynn Morgan

Icons of Life tells the engrossing and provocative story of an early twentieth-century undertaking, the Carnegie Institution of Washington's project to collect thousands of embryos for scientific study. Lynn M. Morgan blends social analysis, sleut......

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The Heart Of Power: Health And Politics In The Oval Office - , James Morone

Even the most powerful men in the world are human-they get sick, take dubious drugs, drink too much, contemplate suicide, fret about ailing parents, and bury people they love. Young Richard Nixon watched two brothers die of tuberculosis, even whil......

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The Insecure American: How We Got Here And What We Should Do About It

Americans are feeling insecure. They are retreating to gated communities in record numbers, fearing for their jobs and their 401(k)s, nervous about their health insurance and their debt levels, worrying about terrorist attacks and immigrants. In t......

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Climbin' Jacob's Ladder: The Black Freedom Movement Writings Of Jack O'dell - Jack O'dell

This book collects for the first time the black freedom movement writings of Jack O'Dell and restores one of the great unsung heroes of the civil rights movement to his rightful place in the historical record. Climbin' Jacob's Ladder puts O'Dell's......

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The Labor Of Luck: Casino Capitalism In The United States And South Africa - Jeff Sallaz

In this gripping ethnography, Jeffrey J. Sallaz goes behind the scenes of the global casino industry to investigate the radically different worlds of work and leisure he found in identically designed casinos in the United States and South Africa. ......

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The Art Of The Gut: Manhood, Power, And Ethics In Japanese Politics - Robin M. Leblanc

This beautifully written ethnography follows the lives of two very different Japanese men entering political life in two very different communities. One is the rural leader of a citizens' referendum movement, while the other hopes to succeed his f......

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The Extended Case Method: Four Countries, Four Decades, Four Great Transformations, And One Theoretical Tradition - Michael Burawoy

In this remarkable collection of essays, Michael Burawoy develops the extended case method by connecting his own experiences among workers of the world to the great transformations of the twentieth century-the rise and fall of the Soviet Union and......

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The Odyssey Experience: Physical, Social, Psychological, And Spiritual Journeys - Neil J. Smelser

This bold and innovative book traces the phenomenon of the "odyssey" experience as it shapes, informs, and defines our lives. Drawing on an astonishing range of examples, Neil J. Smelser focuses on how such experiences enhance our lives and provid......

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Right Here On Our Stage Tonight!: Ed Sullivan's America - Gerald Nachman

Before the advent of cable and its hundreds of channels, before iPods and the Internet, three television networks ruled America's evenings. And for twenty-three years, Ed Sullivan, the Broadway gossip columnist turned awkward emcee, ruled Sunday n......

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Radical Ambition: C. Wright Mills, The Left, And American Social Thought - Dan Geary

Sociologist, social critic, and political radical C. Wright Mills (1916-1962) was one of the leading public intellectuals in twentieth century America. Offering an important new understanding of Mills and the times in which he lived, Radical Ambit......

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International Migration And Human Rights: The Global Repercussions Of U.s. Policy - Samuel Martinez

A multidisciplinary group of scholars examines how the actions of the United States as a global leader are worsening pressures on people worldwide to migrate, while simultaneously degrading migrant rights. Uniting such diverse issues as market ref......

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