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x, 188 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: A Critique of Transnational Approaches to Community 1. The Ontology of Cultural Groups in Modernity 2. Place-Making 3. Literature as a Device of Cultural Appropriation 4. A Coda to Literary Canons 5. Art and Power 6. Forced Acculturation 7. Transmedia Storytelling 8. Colonial Problems, Transnational American Studies 9. Imagining New Communities.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054059 20171211
After American Studies is a timely critique of national and transnational approaches to community, and their forms of belonging and trans/patriotisms. Using reports in multicultural psychology and cultural neuroscience to interpret an array of cultural forms-including literature, art, film, advertising, search engines, urban planning, museum artifacts, visa policy, public education, and ostensibly non-state media-the argument fills a gap in contemporary criticism by a focus on what makes cultural canons symbolically effective (or not) for an individual exposed to them. The book makes important points about the limits of transnationalism as a paradigm, evidencing how such approaches often reiterate presumptive and essentialized notions of identity that function as new dimensions of exceptionalism. In response to the shortcomings in trans/national criticism, the final chapter initiates a theoretical consideration of a postgeographic and postcultural form of community (and of cultural analysis).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054059 20171211
Green Library
xi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • A world changes: Europe in the mid-1940s
  • Envisioning the Soviets: Kennan versus Wallace
  • Opening salvos: Truman and his Doctrine
  • How to fight: NSC-68 and planning global strategy
  • The view after: victories and costs.
Green Library
xxvi, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Chapter 1. A Tour of Native Peoples and Native Lands Chapter 2. Indigenous Peoples Are Nations, Not Minorities Chapter 3. Indigenous Governments: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 4. Actors in Native Politics Chapter 5. A History of Federal Indian Policy Chapter 6. Tribal Political Economy Chapter 7. Indigenous Political Participation: Patriotism, Suffrage, and Partisanship Chapter 8. Native Interest Group Activity and Activism Chapter 9. Native Peoples, Images, and the Media Chapter 10. Indigenous Nations and the American Political System.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442252653 20170612
American Indian Politics and the American Political System is the most comprehensive text written from a political science perspective. It analyzes the structures and functions of indigenous governments (including Alaskan Native communities and Hawaiian Natives) and the distinctive legal and political rights these nations exercise internally. It also examines the fascinating intergovernmental relationship that exists between native nations, the states, and the federal government. In the fourth edition, Wilkins and Stark analyze the challenges facing Indigenous nations as they develop new and innovative strategies to defend and demand recognition of their national character and rights. They also seeks to address issues that continue to plague many nations, such as notions of belonging and citizenship, implementation of governing structures and processes attentive to Indigenous political and legal traditions, and the promotion and enactment of sustainable practices that support our interdependence in an increasingly globalized world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442252653 20170612
Green Library
xi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Nice girls gone blue: neo-burlesque nostalgia and the downwardly mobile
  • Hello, gorgeous and the historical lens: how funny girls became sexy
  • Comic glory (and guilt): the appropriative license of Jewish female comedy
  • Black swan, white nose: Jewish horror and ballet birds by any other name
  • Punk porn princess Joanna Angel and the rise of Jewess raunch
  • At the edge and in your face.
The sexy Jewess moves boldly between neo-burlesque striptease, comedy television, ballet movies, and progressive porn. Bringing sexiness together with race, gender, and class, The Case of the Sexy Jewess looks at embodied joke-work that is most often, but not always meant to be funny.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190624194 20180115
Green Library
xiii, 291 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Everywhere below Canada
  • Dust tracks on the chocolate map
  • Multiplying the South
  • Super Lou's chitlin' circuit
  • The blacker the village, the sweeter the juice
  • The two Ms. Johnsons
  • Making Negro Town
  • When and where the spirit moves you
  • How Brenda's baby got California love
  • Bouncing into the chocolate city future
  • The house that Jane built
  • Mary, Dionne, and Alma
  • Leaving on a jet plane
  • Seeing like a chocolate city.
"When you think of a map of the United States, what do you see? Now think of the Seattle that begot Jimi Hendrix. The Dallas that shaped Erykah Badu. The Holly Springs, Mississippi, that compelled Ida B. Wells to activism against lynching. The Birmingham where Martin Luther King, Jr., penned his most famous missive. Now how do you see the United States? Chocolate Cities offers a new cartography of the United States--a "Black Map" that more accurately reflects the lived experiences and the future of Black life in America. Drawing on cultural sources such as film, music, fiction, and plays, and on traditional resources like Census data, oral histories, ethnographies, and health and wealth data, the book offers a new perspective for analyzing, mapping, and understanding the ebbs and flows of the Black American experience--all in the cities, towns, neighborhoods, and communities that Black Americans have created and defended. Black maps are consequentially different from our current geographical understanding of race and place in America. And as the United States moves toward a majority minority society, Chocolate Cities provides a broad and necessary assessment of how racial and ethnic minorities make and change America's social, economic, and political landscape"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xvii, 254 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Green Library
ix, 334 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xiii, 321 pages ; 25 cm
  • Prologue: Ailes and Bannon
  • Election day
  • Trump Tower
  • Day one
  • Bannon
  • Jarvanka
  • At home
  • Russia
  • Org chart
  • CPAC
  • Goldman
  • Wiretap
  • Repeal and replace
  • Bannon agonistes
  • Situation room
  • Media
  • Comey
  • Abroad and at home
  • Bannon redux
  • Mika who?
  • McMaster and Scaramucci
  • Bannon and Scaramucci
  • General Kelly
  • Epilogue: Bannon and Trump.
Thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff tells the story of the stormy first nine months of Donald Trump's term as President. Among the revelations: What President Trump's staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn't be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration's strategy in the wake of Bannon's firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers.
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 319 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: Crisis, Conundrum, and Critique Cathy J. Schlund-Vials Part I Ethnic Studies Revisited 1. Five Decades Later: Reflections of a Yellow Power Advocate Turned Poet Amy Uyematsu 2. Has Asian American Studies Failed? Timothy Yu 36 3. The Racial Studies Project: Asian American Studies and the Black Lives Matter Campus Nitasha Sharma 4. Planned Obsolescence, Strategic Resistance: Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies, and the Neoliberal University Cathy J. Schlund-Vials 5. Un-homing Asian American Studies: Refusals and the Politics of Commitment Anita Mannur Part II Displaced Subjects 6. No Muslims Involved: Letter to Ethnic Studies Comrades Junaid Rana 7. Outsourcing, Terror, and Transnational South Asia Asha Nadkarni 8. Asian American Studies and Palestine: The Accidental and Reluctant Pioneer Rajini Srikanth 9. Against the Yellowwashing of Israel: The BDS Movement and Liberatory Solidarities across Settler States Candace Fujikane Part III Remapping Asia, Recalibrating Asian America 10. Transpacific Entanglements Yen Le Espiritu, Lisa Lowe, and Lisa Yoneyama 11. Tensions, Engagements, Aspirations: The Politics of Knowledge Production in Filipino American Studies Martin F. Manalansan 12. Asian International Students at U.S. Universities in the Post-2008 Collapse Era Cynthia Wu 13. Asians Are the New . . . What? Kandice Chuh Part IV Toward an Asian American Ethic of Care 14. Asian Americans, Disability, and the Model Minority Myth Yoonmee Chang 15. Buddhist Meditation as Strategic Embodiment: An Optative Reflection Sharon A. Suh 16. What Is Passed On (Or, Why We Need Sweetened Condensed Milk for the Soul) Brandy Lien Worrall-Soriano 17. An Ethics of Generosity Min Hyoung Song Afterword: Becoming Bilingual, or Notes on Numbness and Feeling Viet Thanh Nguyen Acknowledgments List of Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823278619 20171201
Emerging from mid-century social movements, Civil Rights Era formations, and anti-war protests, Asian American studies is now an established field of transnational inquiry, diasporic engagement, and rights activism. These histories and origin points analogously serve as initial moorings for Flashpoints for Asian American Studies, a collection that considers-almost fifty years after its student protest founding--the possibilities of and limitations inherent in Asian American studies as historically entrenched, politically embedded, and institutionally situated interdiscipline. Unequivocally, Flashpoints for Asian American Studies investigates the multivalent ways in which the field has at times and-more provocatively, has not-responded to various contemporary crises, particularly as they are manifest in prevailing racist, sexist, homophobic, and exclusionary politics at home, ever-expanding imperial and militarized practices abroad, and neoliberal practices in higher education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823278619 20171201
Green Library
xxix, 161 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Green Library
v, 98 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library
232 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. The Global HIV-AIDS Crisis 2. NATO and Transatlantic Security Relations 3. The United Nations 4. US Relations with China 5. US Relations with Russia 6. The Global War on Terror 7. Afghanistan: A Different Kind of War 8. The Axis of Evil: Iraq 9. The Axis of Evil: Iran 10. The Axis of Evil: North Korea 11. The Israel-Palestinian Peace Process Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415486613 20180115
This book offers a fresh assessment of George W. Bush's foreign policies. It is not designed to offer an evaluation of the totality of George W. Bush's foreign policy. Instead, the analysis will focus on the key aspects of his foreign and security policy record, in each case considering the interplay between principle and pragmatism. The underpinning contention here is that policy formulation and implementation across Bush's two terms can more usefully be analysed in terms of shades of grey, rather than the black and white hues in which it has often been painted. Thus, in some key policy areas it will be seen that the overall record was more pragmatic and successful than his many critics have been prepared to give him credit for. The president and his advisers were sometimes prepared to alter and amend their policy direction, on occasion significantly. Context and personalities, interpersonal and interagency, both played a role here. Where these came together most visibly - for instance in connection with dual impasses over Iraq and Iran - exigencies on the ground sometimes found expression in personnel changes. In turn, the changing fortunes of Bush's first term principals presaged policy changes in his second. What emerges from a more detached study of key aspects of the Bush administration - during a complicated and challenging period in the United States' post-Cold War history, marked by the dramatic emergence of international Islamist terrorism as the dominant international security threat - is a more complex picture than any generalization can ever hope to sustain, regardless of how often it is repeated. This book will be of much interest to students of US foreign policy, international politics and security studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415486613 20180115
Green Library
xxxii, 446 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
  • Industry and empire, 1893-1945
  • The United States in the world economy at the dawn of the twentieth century
  • The new imperialism
  • Reforming modern society
  • Global shifts and the First World War, 1914-18
  • Revolution and reaction, 1917-24
  • Democracy faces the Great Depression, 1925-36
  • Global war, 1937-45
  • Burdens of the colossus, 1945-2012
  • America's cold war ascendancy, 1945-54
  • American reform and the Third World, 1955-65
  • Crisis of authority, 1965-72
  • Imperial impasse, 1972-80
  • Converging global trends, 1980-91
  • The United States as global leader, 1990-99
  • Global divergence: the post-9/11 world, 1999-2012.
Green Library
vii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • PART ONE: The Christian Right Movement in 2016 Chapter One: Donald J. Trump and the Enduring Religion Factor in U.S. Politics, Mark J. Rozell Chapter Two: Evangelicals and President Trump: The Not So Odd Couple, Ted G. Jelen and Kenneth D. Wald PART TWO: Key States in the 2016 Election Chapter Three: Ohio: Christian Right in Kasich Country?, Paul A. Djupe and Kimberly H. Conger Chapter Four: Iowa: The Religious Right as Sometime Republican Kingmaker, Christopher W. Larimer and Donna R. Hoffman Chapter Five: Michigan: The Christian Right in the Presidential Election, Corwin E. Smidt and Mikael Pelz Chapter Six: Minnesota: The Resurgence of Evangelical Political Strength in 2016, Christopher P. Gilbert, Joseph Cella, and Alexander Jensen Chapter Seven: Colorado: Hiking in Rocky Terrain, Carin Robinson Chapter Eight: Florida: Trump Connects with the Christian Right, Matthew Corrigan, Sucheta Pyakuryal, and Kenneth Wald Chapter Nine: Virginia: Christian Right Birthplace Rejects Trump, Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox Chapter Ten: South Carolina: Integration and Challenge?, Oran P. Smith and James L. Guth PART THREE: CONCLUSION Chapter Eleven: The Last Temptation of the Christian Right?, Clyde Wilcox About the Editors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538108925 20180115
In God at the Grassroots 2016: The Christian Right in American Politics, a distinguished group of political scientists, many of whom have been studying the Christian Right for more than two decades, assess the 2016 elections from the standpoint of religious conservative activism. These elections, more than any that they have analyzed, best tell the story of the resilience of this movement and its enduring importance. The contributors address the evolution of the religious right movement for more than two decades and focus primarily on the movement's role in the 2016 elections. The first section examines the broader national context, with chapters on the Republican nomination campaign, the general election, and the relationship between the religious right and the tea party. The second section comprises state-specific chapters, focusing primarily on the crucial states in the 2016 presidential contest. They conclude with lessons learned from the studies of the religious right in the elections from 1994 through 2016 and address directions for continued research on the subject. Contributions by Joseph Cella, Kimberly H. Conger, Matthew Corrigan, Paul A. Djupe, Christopher P. Gilbert, James L. Guth, Donna R. Hoffman, Ted G. Jelen, Alexander Jensen, Christopher W. Larimer, Mikael Pelz, Sucheta Pyakuryal, Carin Robinson, Mark J. Rozell, Corwin E. Smidt, Oran P. Smith, Kenneth D. Wald, Clyde Wilcox, and Abigail Zofchak.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538108925 20180115
Green Library
xxv, 225 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xiii, 144 pages ; 22 cm
  • Preface 1. Family 2. Feminist Iconography 3. Resistance Pedagogies 4. Public Culture 5. Multiculturalism 6. Home 7. Memory 8. Altars 9. Day of the Dead 10. Afterword.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138723085 20171106
In Homegrown, cultural critics bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains reflect on the innate solidarity between Black and Latino culture. Riffing on everything from home and family to multiculturalism and the mass media, hooks and Mesa-Bains invite readers to re-examine and confront the polarizing mainstream discourse about Black-Latino relationships that is too often negative in its emphasis on political splits between people of color. A work of activism through dialogue, Homegrown is a declaration of solidarity that rings true even ten years after its first publication. This anniversary edition includes a new afterword, in which hooks and Mesa-Bains reflect on the changes, conflicts, and criticisms of the last decade.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138723085 20171106
Green Library
336 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
When North and South went to war, millions of American families endured their first long separation. For men in the armies--and their wives, children, parents, and siblings at home--letter writing was the sole means to communicate. Yet for many of these Union and Confederate families, taking pen to paper was a new and daunting task. I Remain Yours narrates the Civil War from the perspective of ordinary people who had to figure out how to salve the emotional strain of war and sustain their closest relationships using only the written word. Christopher Hager presents an intimate history of the Civil War through the interlaced stories of common soldiers and their families. The previously overlooked words of a carpenter from Indiana, an illiterate teenager from Connecticut, a grieving mother in the mountains of North Carolina, and a blacksmith's daughter on the Iowa prairie reveal through their awkward script and expression the personal toll of war. Is my son alive or dead? Returning soon or never? Can I find words for the horrors I've seen or the loneliness I feel? Fear, loss, and upheaval stalked the lives of Americans straining to connect the battlefront to those they left behind. Hager shows how relatively uneducated men and women made this new means of communication their own, turning writing into an essential medium for sustaining relationships and a sense of belonging. Letter writing changed them and they in turn transformed the culture of letters into a popular, democratic mode of communication.-- Provided by publisher
Green Library
x, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xl, 462 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Green Library
l, 468 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
The period between 1776-1826 signalled a major change in how Jewish identity was understood both by Jews and non-Jews throughout the Americas. Jews in the Americas, 1776-1826 brings this world of change to life by uniting important out-of-print primary sources on early American Jewish life with rare archival materials that can currently be found only in special collections in Europe, England, the United States, and the Caribbean.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138202917 20180115
Green Library