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Syndicate Women

by Chris M. Smith University of California Press (July 02, 2019)

In Syndicate Women, sociologist Chris M. Smith uncovers a unique historical puzzle: women composed a substantial part of Chicago organized crime in the early 1900s, but during Prohibition (1920–1933), when...


Out of Our Minds

by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto University of California Press (June 06, 2019)

To imagine—to see what is not there—is the startling ability that has fueled human development and innovation through the centuries. As a species we stand alone in our remarkable capacity to refashion the...


Comic Books Incorporated

by Shawna Kidman University of California Press (April 30, 2019)

Comic Books Incorporated tells the story of the US comic book business, reframing the entire history of the medium through an industrial and transmedial lens. Comic books wielded their influence from the margins...


Flatlining

by Adia Harvey Wingfield University of California Press (July 02, 2019)

What happens to black health care professionals in the new economy where work is insecure and resources are scarce? In Flatlining, Adia Harvey Wingfield exposes how organizations serving communities of color...


Multiculturalism in the British Commonwealth

by Richard T. Ashcroft & Mark Bevir University of California Press (June 04, 2019)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

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Impersonations

by Harshita Mruthinti Kamath University of California Press (June 04, 2019)

Impersonations: The Artifice of Brahmin Masculinity in South Indian Dance centers on an insular community of Smarta brahmin men from the Kuchipudi village in Telugu-speaking South India who are required to don...


Collisions at the Crossroads

by Genevieve Carpio University of California Press (April 16, 2019)

There are few places where mobility has shaped identity as widely as the American West, but some locations and populations sit at its major crossroads, maintaining control over place and mobility, labor and...


Last Weapons

by Kevin Grant University of California Press (June 14, 2019)

The use of hunger strikes and fasts in political protest is a global phenomenon. This book explains how that came to be. Last Weapons examines the proliferation of hunger as a form of protest between the late...


Creativity and Copyright

by John L. Geiger & Howard Suber University of California Press (May 14, 2019)

Inspired by Strunk & White's The Elements of Style, this elegant, short reference is the perfect guide for screenwriters and creative artists looking to succeed as industry professionals. Readers will quickly...


Bishops in Flight

by Jennifer Barry University of California Press (April 02, 2019)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

Flight during...


Magic, Monsters, and Make-Believe Heroes

by Douglas E. Cowan University of California Press (February 26, 2019)

Magic, Monsters, and Make-Believe Heroes looks at fantasy film, television, and participative culture as evidence of our ongoing need for a mythic vision—for stories larger than ourselves into which we write...


Frame by Frame

by Hannah Frank University of California Press (March 19, 2019)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

In this beautifully...


The Clarion of Syria

by Butrus al-Bustani University of California Press (March 19, 2019)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

When Nafir...


The Prison of Democracy

by Sara M. Benson University of California Press (April 02, 2019)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

Built...


The Persianate World

by Nile Green University of California Press (March 19, 2019)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

Persian...


South Bronx Battles

by Carolyn McLaughlin University of California Press (April 30, 2019)

The South Bronx has been the poorest congressional district in the U.S. for nearly 40 years. While boroughs like Queens and Brooklyn are gentrified, the Bronx is still seen as a symbol of urban decay—one where...


Legal Passing

by Angela S. García University of California Press (April 09, 2019)

Legal Passing offers a nuanced understanding of how undocumented Mexicans constantly negotiate the vexed conditions of their US receiving locales as shaped by a spectrum of federal, state, and local immigration...


Dispossessed

by Noelle Stout University of California Press (June 04, 2019)

How do Americans grappling with growing economic inequalities determine the debts they owe financial institutions? In Dispossessed, Noelle Stout shares the intimate stories of struggling homeowners in California’s...


Social Movements

by Paul Almeida University of California Press (February 05, 2019)

Social Movements cleverly translates the art of collective action and mobilization by excluded groups for those interested in understanding social change from below. Students will learn the core components of...


No Go World

by Ruben Andersson University of California Press (March 26, 2019)

The dream of a smoothly connected Earth has ended. No Go World casts an anthropologist’s eye on the faultlines of fear now rending the glossy surface of globalization, painting large parts of our world in...


Humanitarianism and Mass Migration

by Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco University of California Press (December 04, 2018)

The world is witnessing a rapid rise in the numbers of migrants—voluntary and involuntary, internal and international, authorized and unauthorized—as well as victims of human trafficking. In just the first...


Dreaming with Open Eyes

by Ayana O. Smith University of California Press (January 29, 2019)

Dreaming with Open Eyes examines visual symbolism in late seventeenth-century Italian opera, contextualizing the genre amid the broad ocularcentric debates emerging at the crossroads of the early modern period...


Championing Science

by Roger D. Aines & Amy L. Aines University of California Press (January 15, 2019)

In this lively collection, bestselling author Adam Hochschild has selected some two dozen essays and pieces of reportage from his long career. Threading through them all is his concern for social justice and...


The Body and Desire

by Raphael A. Cadenhead University of California Press (November 27, 2018)

Although the reception of the Eastern Father, Gregory of Nyssa, has varied over the centuries, the past few decades have witnessed a profound awakening of interest in his thought.  The Body and Desire sets...


Music of the Renaissance

by Laurenz Lütteken University of California Press (December 18, 2018)

Where previous accounts of the Renaissance have not fully acknowledged the role that music played in this decisive period of cultural history, Laurenz Lütteken merges historical music analysis with the analysis...


Mountain, Water, Rock, God

by Luke Whitmore University of California Press (November 13, 2018)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

In Mountain,...


Electrical Palestine

by Fredrik Meiton University of California Press (November 20, 2018)

Electricity is an integral part of everyday life, so integral that we rarely think of it as political. There has been almost no understanding of the power and infrastructure dynamics at the beginning of the...


The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers

by William W. Kelly University of California Press (November 13, 2018)

Baseball has been Japan's most popular sport for over a century. The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers analyzes Japanese baseball ethnographically by focusing on a single professional team, the Hanshin Tigers. For...


Mean Girl

by Lisa Duggan University of California Press (May 07, 2019)

Ayn Rand’s complicated notoriety as popular writer, leader of a political and philosophical cult, reviled intellectual, and ostentatious public figure followed her beyond her death in 1982. In the twenty-first...


Stravinsky in the Americas

by H. Colin Slim University of California Press (January 15, 2019)

Stravinsky in the Americas explores the “pre-Craft” period of Igor Stravinsky’s life, from when he first landed on American shores in 1925 through the close of World War II in 1945. Through a rich archival...


The War of Words

by Anthony Burke, Kyle Jensen & Jack Selzer University of California Press (October 09, 2018)

When Kenneth Burke was conceiving his celebrated “Motivorum” project in the 1940s and 1950s, he envisioned it in three parts. While the third part, A Symbolic of Motives, remains unfinished and unpublished, ...


Screw Consent

by Joseph J. Fischel University of California Press (January 08, 2019)

For many, when they think or talk about sex, their moral, political, and legal views usually center on the idea of sex being consensual. But what if we have it wrong?

 

Screw Consent is a provocative take on...


Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

by Michael Barkun University of California Press (October 08, 2003)

What do UFO believers, Christian millennialists, and right-wing conspiracy theorists have in common? According to Michael Barkun in this fascinating yet disturbing book, quite a lot. It is well known that some...