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Gold Rush Manliness

by Christopher Herbert University of Washington Press (October 31, 2018)

The mid-nineteenth-century gold rushes bring to mind raucous mining camps and slapped-together cities populated by carousing miners, gamblers, and prostitutes. Yet many of the white men who went to the gold...

The Seattle General Strike

by Robert L. Friedheim & James N. Gregory University of Washington Press (October 24, 2018)

�We are undertaking the most tremendous move ever made by LABOR in this country, a move which will lead�NO ONE KNOWS WHERE!� With these words echoing throughout the city, on February 6, 1919, 65,000 Seattle...

Woke Gaming

by Kishonna L. Gray & David J. Leonard University of Washington Press (November 04, 2018)

From #Gamergate to the 2016 election, to the daily experiences of marginalized perspectives, gaming is entangled with mainstream cultures of systematic exploitation and oppression. Whether visible in the persistent...

Transnational Testimonios

by Patricia DeRocher University of Washington Press (October 04, 2018)

The activist storytelling practice of testimonio, long associated with Latin American struggles for justice, forges coalitions across social differences for the purpose of social change. Beyond Central and South...

Molecular Feminisms

by Deboleena Roy University of Washington Press (November 10, 2018)

�Should feminists clone?� �What do neurons think about?� �How can we learn from bacterial writing?� These provocative questions have haunted neuroscientist and molecular biologist Deboleena Roy since...

Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics

by Lynn Fujiwara & Shireen Roshanravan University of Washington Press (November 14, 2018)

Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics brings together groundbreaking essays that speak to the relationship between Asian American feminisms, feminist of color work, and transnational feminist...

Racial Ecologies

by LeiLani Nishime & Kim D. Hester Williams University of Washington Press (June 28, 2018)

From the Flint water crisis to the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy, environmental threats and degradation disproportionately affect communities of color, with often dire consequences for people�s lives...

Sexuality in China

by Howard Chiang University of Washington Press (June 12, 2018)

What was sex like in China, from imperial times through the post-Mao era? The answer depends, of course, on who was having sex, where they were located in time and place, and what kind of familial, social, and...

What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew (and What It Means to Americans)

by Naomi B. Sokoloff & Nancy E. Berg University of Washington Press (July 28, 2018)

Why Hebrew, here and now? What is its value for contemporary Americans? In What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew (and What It Means to Americans) scholars, writers, and translators tackle a series of...

Early Rock Art of the American West

by Ekkehart Malotki & Ellen Dissanayake University of Washington Press (June 17, 2018)

The earliest rock art�in the Americas as elsewhere�is geometric or abstract. Until�Early Rock Art in the American West,�however, no book-length study has been devoted to the deep antiquity and amazing...

Environmental Justice in Postwar America

by Christopher W. Wells & Paul S. Sutter University of Washington Press (July 07, 2018)

In the decades after World War II, the American economy entered a period of prolonged growth that created unprecedented affluence�but these developments came at the cost of a host of new environmental problems....

John Okada

by Frank Abe, Greg Robinson & Floyd Cheung University of Washington Press (June 23, 2018)

No-No Boy, John Okada�s only published novel, centers on a Japanese American who refuses to fight for the country that incarcerated him and his people in World War II and, upon release from federal prison...

Shanghai Sacred

by Beno�t Vermander, Liz Hingley & Liang Zhang University of Washington Press (April 02, 2018)

Shanghai, a dynamic world metropolis, is home to a multitude of religions, from Buddhism and Islam, to Christianity and Baha�ism, to Hinduism and Daoism, and many more. In this city of 24 million inhabitants,...

American Knees

by Shawn Wong & Jeffrey F. L. Partridge University of Washington Press (May 15, 2005)

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We Are Dancing for You

by Cutcha Risling Baldy University of Washington Press (April 06, 2018)

�I am here. You will never be alone. We are dancing for you.� So begins Cutcha Risling Baldy�s deeply personal account of the revitalization of the women�s coming-of-age ceremony for the Hoopa Valley...

Power in the Telling

In Defense of Wyam

by Katrine Barber University of Washington Press (May 21, 2018)

When the US Army Corps of Engineers began planning construction of The Dalles Dam at Celilo Village in the mid-twentieth century, it was clear that this traditional fishing, commerce, and social site of immense...

A Family History of Illness

by Brett L. Walker University of Washington Press (March 14, 2018)

While in the ICU with a near-fatal case of pneumonia, Brett Walker was asked, �Do you have a family history of illness?��a standard and deceptively simple question that for Walker, a professional historian,...

Firebrand Feminism

by Breanne Fahs University of Washington Press (April 12, 2018)

Unapologetic, troublemaking, agitating, revolutionary, and hot-headed: radical feminism bravely transformed the history of politics, love, sexuality, and science. In Firebrand Feminism, Breanne Fahs brings together...

Medicine and Memory in Tibet

by Theresia Hofer University of Washington Press (March 15, 2018)

Only fifty years ago, Tibetan medicine, now seen in China as a vibrant aspect of Tibetan culture, was considered a feudal vestige to be eliminated through government-led social transformation. Medicine and Memory...

Before Yellowstone

by Douglas H. MacDonald University of Washington Press (January 11, 2018)

Since 1872, visitors have flocked to Yellowstone National Park to gaze in awe at its dramatic geysers, stunning mountains, and impressive wildlife. Yet more than a century of archaeological research shows that...

Transforming Monkey

by Hongmei Sun University of Washington Press (March 18, 2018)

An analysis of historical, transcultural, and transmedia adaptation, Transforming Monkey: Adaptation and Representation of a Chinese Epic examines the ever-changing image of Sun Wukong (aka Monkey, or the Monkey...

Cultivating Nature

by Sarah R. Hamilton University of Washington Press (April 01, 2018)

The watery terrain of the Albufera Natural Park, an area ten kilometers south of Valencia that is widely regarded as the birthplace of paella, has long been prized by residents and visitors alike. Since the...

The Heart of Hyacinth

by Onoto Watanna & Samina Najmi University of Washington Press (January 01, 2018)

The Heart of Hyacinth, originally published in 1903, tells the coming-of-age story of Hyacinth Lorrimer, a child of white parents who was raised from infancy in Japan by a Japanese foster mother and assumed...

Organic Sovereignties

by Guntra A. Aistara University of Washington Press (March 24, 2018)

This first sustained ethnographic study of organic agriculture outside the United States traces its meanings, practices, and politics in two nations typically considered worlds apart: Latvia and Costa Rica....

Gender before Birth

by Rajani Bhatia University of Washington Press (January 27, 2018)

In the mid-1990s, the international community pronounced prenatal sex selection via abortion an �act of violence against women� and �unethical.� At the same time, new developments in reproductive technology...

Ancient Ink

by Lars Krutak & Aaron Deter-Wolf University of Washington Press (November 28, 2017)

The desire to alter and adorn the human body is universal. While specific forms of body decoration, and the underlying motivations, vary according to region, culture, and era, all human societies have engaged...

Down with Traitors

by Yun Xia University of Washington Press (January 11, 2018)

Throughout the War of Resistance against Japan (1931�1945), the Chinese Nationalist government punished collaborators with harsh measures, labeling the enemies from within hanjian (literally, �traitors to...

American Sabor

by Marisol Berr�os-Miranda, Shannon Dudley, Michelle Habell-Pall�n & Angie Berr�os Miranda University of Washington Press (December 19, 2017)

Evoking the pleasures of music as well as food, the word sabor signifies a rich essence that makes our mouths water or makes our bodies want to move. American Sabor traces the substantial musical contributions...

Religious Revival in the Tibetan Borderlands

by Koen Wellens University of Washington Press (April 01, 2011)

Revival of religious practices of all sorts in China, after decades of systematic government suppression, is a topic of considerable interest to scholars in disciplines ranging from religious studies to anthropology...

Communist Multiculturalism

by Susan Mccarthy & Stevan Harrell University of Washington Press (December 01, 2011)

The communist Chinese state promotes the distinctiveness of the many minorities within its borders. At the same time, it is vigilant in suppressing groups that threaten the nation's unity or its modernizing...

Guest People

by Nicole Constable University of Washington Press (July 09, 2014)

The essays in this volume analyze and compare what it means to be Hakka in a variety of sociocultural, political, geographical, and historical contexts including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Calcutta, Taiwan, and contemporary...

On the Margins of Tibet

by Ashild Kolas & Monika P. Thowsen University of Washington Press (July 01, 2011)

The state of Tibetan culture within contemporary China is a highly politicized topic on which reliable information is rare. But what is Tibetan culture and how should it be developed or preserved? The Chinese...

Governing China's Multiethnic Frontiers

by Morris Rossabi University of Washington Press (February 01, 2004)

Upon coming to power in 1949, the Chinese Communist government proclaimed that its stance toward ethnic minorities--who comprise approximatelyeight percent of China�s population--differed from that of previous...

Ways of Being Ethnic in Southwest China

by Stevan Harrell University of Washington Press (November 20, 2012)

Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted in the 1980s and 1990s in southern Sichuan, this pathbreaking study examines the nature of ethnic consciousness and ethnic relations among local communities, focusing...

Cultural Encounters on China?s Ethnic Frontiers

by Stevan Harrell University of Washington Press (December 01, 2011)

China's exploitation by Western imperialism is well known, but the imperialist treatment within China of ethnic minorities has been little explored. Around the geographic periphery of China, as well as some...

Queer Feminist Science Studies

by Cyd Cipolla, Kristina Gupta, David A. Rubin & Angela Willey University of Washington Press (November 16, 2017)

Queer Feminist Science Studies takes a transnational, trans-species, and intersectional approach to this cutting-edge area of inquiry between women�s, gender, and sexuality studies and science and technology...

The Rebirth of Bodh Gaya

by David Geary University of Washington Press (November 21, 2017)

This multilayered historical ethnography of Bodh Gaya � the place of Buddha�s enlightenment in the north Indian state of Bihar � explores the spatial politics surrounding the transformation of the Mahabodhi...

Chinook Resilience

by Jon D. Daehnke & Tony A. Johnson University of Washington Press (October 24, 2017)

The Chinook Indian Nation�whose ancestors lived along both shores of the lower Columbia River, as well as north and south along the Pacific coast at the river�s mouth�continue to reside near traditional...

The Ernest Becker Reader

by Daniel Liechty University of Washington Press (October 01, 2017)

Ernest Becker (1924-1974) was an astute observer of society and human behavior during America�s turbulent 1960s and 1970s. Trained in social anthropology and driven by a transcending curiosity about human...


by Ingrid Walker University of Washington Press (October 11, 2017)

Whether drinking Red Bull, relieving chronic pain with oxycodone, or experimenting with Ecstasy, Americans participate in a culture of self-medication, using psychoactive substances to enhance or manage our...

Seismic City

by Joanna L. Dyl & Paul S. Sutter University of Washington Press (October 25, 2017)

On April 18, 1906, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco region, igniting fires that burned half the city. The disaster in all its elements � earthquake, fires, and recovery � profoundly disrupted...

Los Angeles--Struggles toward Multiethnic Community

A Time to Rise

by Bruce Occena, Rene Ciria Cruz, Cindy Domingo & Augusto F. Espiritu University of Washington Press (September 17, 2017)

A Time to Rise is an intimate look into the workings of the KDP, the only revolutionary organization that emerged in the Filipino American community during the politically turbulent 1970s and �80s. Overcoming...

Reinventing Hoodia

by Laura A. Foster University of Washington Press (September 17, 2017)

Native to the Kalahari Desert, Hoodia gordonii is a succulent plant known by generations of Indigenous San peoples to have a variety of uses: to reduce hunger, increase energy, and ease breastfeeding. In the...

American Indian Business

by Deanna M. Kennedy, Charles F. Harrington, Amy Klemm Verbos & Daniel Stewart et al. University of Washington Press (September 06, 2017)

American Indian business is booming. The number of American Indian� and Alaska Native�owned businesses increased by 15.3 percent from 2007 to 2012�a time when the total number of US businesses increased...

The Gift of Knowledge / Ttnuwit Atawish Nch?inch?imam?

by Virginia R. Beavert & Janne L. Underriner University of Washington Press (September 18, 2017)

The Gift of Knowledge / Ttnuwit Atawish Nch�inch�imam� is a treasure trove of material for those interested in Native American culture. Author Virginia Beavert grew up in a traditional, Indian-speaking...

Tracing Autism

by Des Fitzgerald University of Washington Press (July 10, 2017)

In Tracing Autism, Des Fitzgerald offers an up-close account of the search for a neurological explanation of autism. As autism has gained cultural prominence with more diagnoses and more controversy, its biological...

The Tao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir

by Ernestine Hayes University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

In her first book, Blonde Indian, Ernestine Hayes powerfully recounted the story of returning to Juneau and to her Tlingit home after many years of wandering. The Tao of Raven takes up the next and, in some...

Unlikely Alliances

by Zolt�n Grossman & Winona Laduke University of Washington Press (June 07, 2017)

Often when Native nations assert their treaty rights and sovereignty, they are confronted with a backlash from their neighbors, who are fearful of losing control of the natural resources. Yet, when both groups...