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Black Pearls

by Eric V. Copage Amistad (June 07, 2011)

Eric V. Copage's Black Pearls is an extraordinary book of inspirational thoughts and practical advice for African-Americans. The 365 quotes that begin each day's entry range from African proverbs to wisdom from...


In Plain Sight: Reflections on Life in Downtown Eastside Vancouver

by Leslie A. Robertson & Dara Culhane Talonbooks (December 15, 2014)

A collection of seven life stories from women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who are seldom heard on their own terms.


The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays

by Paula Vogel Theatre Communications Group (November 01, 1995)

The first major collection of plays by leading lesbian playwright Paula Vogel.


Brave Girls

by Stacey Radin & Leslie Goldman Atria Books (January 06, 2015)

“A solid resource for parents and educators” (Kirkus Reviews), Brave Girls is an empowering guide to cultivating confident, passionate, and powerful young leaders during the most formative stage of life:...


Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks' Greatest Rivalry

by Sam Gennawey Unofficial Guides (October 20, 2014)

Universal Studios never really wanted to get into the theme park business. They wanted to be the anti-Disney. But when forced to do so, they did it in a big way. Despite the fits and starts of multiple owners,...


I Belong Only to Myself: The Life and Writings of Leda Rafanelli

by Andrea Pakieser AK Press (December 01, 2014)

The life and words of an Italian feminist and firebrand.


Minorities of Europeanization: The New Others of European Social Identity

by Hakan Ovunc Ongur Lexington Books (November 13, 2014)

This book combines the conceptualization of social identity with historical analysis to rethink discussions of Europeanization and minorities. Problematizing the EU’s attempts to create a “European social...


The Clash: The Only Band That Mattered

by Sean Egan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The Clash: The Only Band That Matters, respected music critic Sean Egan examines The Clash’s career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the Seventies and Eighties,...


Generational Feminism: New Materialist Introduction to a Generative Approach

by Iris van der Tuin Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

Iris van der Tuin redirects the notion of generational logic in feminism away from its simplistic conception as conflict towards a more nuanced conception of the methodology's useful structures. Experimenting...


Gossip Girl: A Critical Understanding

by Lori Bindig Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

This book is a critical cultural studies analysis of the CW’s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl (2007–2012). Bindig examines the show in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and...


Mediated Nostalgia: Individual Memory and Contemporary Mass Media

by Ryan Lizardi Lexington Books (November 06, 2014)

Mediated Nostalgia works to help understand the cultural, historical, and sociological implications of a past-obsessed media industry. It takes a cross-media and interdisciplinary approach in its study of the...


Re-creating Paul Bowles, the Other, and the Imagination: Music, Film, and Photography

by Raj Chandarlapaty Lexington Books (November 05, 2014)

This work underscores the true brilliance and timelessness of colonial metaphors of authorship that extend into the postmodern Age. The emphasis is upon both re-invention and comprehensive scholarship on music...


A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South

by Audrey Thomas McCluskey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

In the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century a small group of women overcame personal and professional hardships to gain national prominence as educational reformers and social activists. This book...


Created Equal

by Michael Nava & Robert Dawidoff St. Martin's Press (December 16, 2014)

Why should Americans who are not gay care about gay rights? In Created Equal, Michael Nava and Robert Dawidoff argue that the movement for gay equality is central to the continuing defense of individual liberty...


Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati

by Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Msia Kibona Clark, Sheba Lo & Rico Chapman et al. Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

This book explores the role of hip hop in grassroots changes occurring today in Africa. It argues that artists use hip hop to confront social structures and reveals the complexity and dynamic nature of African...


Sisterly Love: Women of Note in Pennsylvania History

by Marie A. Conn & Thérèse McGuire Hamilton Books (October 30, 2014)

Sisterly Love tells the stories of women who have made or are making significant contributions to Pennsylvania history, from the state’s early decades to the present day. In these essays you will meet artists,...


Coarseness in U.S. Public Communication

by Philip Dalton & Eric Mark Kramer Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (August 31, 2012)

Proceeding from the assumption that all manner of public communication in the United States is becoming increasingly coarse, this book argues that shared cultural notions of decency are being eroded by market...


A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

by Louis J. Parascandola & John Parascandola Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world’s finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis...


Moving the Rock: Poverty and Faith in a Black Storefront Church

by Mary E. Abrums AltaMira Press (December 28, 2010)

Moving the Rock tells the stories of a group of African American women who belong to a small storefront church in central Seattle.


Interpreting Native American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites

by Raney Bench Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

Interpreting Native American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites features ideas and suggested best practices for the staff and board of museums that care for collections of Native material culture,...


Masturbation in Pop Culture: Screen, Society, Self

by Lauren Rosewarne Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Through reference to over six hundred scenes from film and television—as well as a diverse and cross-disciplinary academic bibliography—Masturbation in Pop Culture investigates the role that masturbation...


She's a Knockout!: A History of Women in Fighting Sports

by L. A. Jennings Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

This book provides a detailed history of women fighters—including wrestlers, MMA competitors, and boxers—and the different issues revolving around the fighters and their sports. She’s a Knockout! tells...


Political and Spiritual: Essays on Religion, Environment, Disability, and Justice

by Roger S. Gottlieb Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

This book gathers a variety of illuminating essays by an internationally known scholar of religion and ecology. New writings on technology, facing death, and an intellectual autobiography continue Gottlieb’s...


Quantitative Intelligence Analysis: Applied Analytic Models, Simulations, and Games

by Edward Waltz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

The text explains the model-based method of intelligence analysis that represents the analyst’s mental models of a subject as well as the analyst’s reasoning process. It includes dynamic simulations and...


Projecting 9/11: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in Recent Hollywood Films

by Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo & Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

Projecting 9/11 looks at how the themes of race, gender, and citizenship are treated in more than 20 recent movies. The book highlights racial and gender stereotypes and shows how characters are portrayed as...


The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage

by Ellis Cose HarperCollins e-books (May 31, 2011)

“A tremendously important book—gracefully done, painfully perceptive…fearless in its honesty.”

—Jonathan Kozol, author of Savage Inequalities

“The most authoritative accounting I’ve seen of where...


Political and Military Sociology: Military Perceptions and Perceptions of the Military

by Neovi M. Karakatsanis & Jonathan Swarts Transaction Publishers (November 05, 2014)

This volume focuses on the perceptions and identities of those serving in the military, with four of its seven articles using survey or interview data to explore those perceptions. A range of military forces...


Chinese Lesbian Cinema: Mirror Rubbing, Lala, and Les

by Liang Shi Lexington Books (October 23, 2014)

This book is the first extensive study of lesbian cinema in mainland China. It also provides an account of the history of Chinese homosexuality, especially its female same-sex erotic tradition, from antiquity...


The Happiest Song Plays Last

by Quiara Alegria Hudes Theatre Communications Group (November 03, 2014)

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Water by the Spoonful.


Prayer for My Enemy

by Craig Lucas Theatre Communications Group (October 01, 2014)

Craig Lucas' new keenly-layered, politically-minded family drama.


Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

by Yong Chen Columbia University Press (October 28, 2014)

American diners began flocking to Chinese restaurants more than a century ago, making Chinese cuisine the first mass-consumed food in the United States. By 1980, it had become the country’s most popular ethnic...


Cinderella Story: A Scholarly Sketchbook about Race, Identity, Barack Obama, the Human Spirit, and Other Stuff that Matters

by James Haywood Rolling Jr. AltaMira Press (March 16, 2010)

Cinderella Story is an experimental autoethnography that explores critical racial issues in America through the media of language and images.


Crime and Racial Constructions: Cultural Misinformation about African Americans in Media and Academia

by Jeanette Covington Lexington Books (April 12, 2010)

Crime and Racial Constructions: Cultural Misinformation about African Americans in Media and Academia critically examines how the film industry and criminologists have constructed African Americans in their...


A New Look at Black Families

by Charles V. Willie & Richard J. Reddick Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2010)

Charles Willie and Richard Reddick's A New Look at Black Families has introduced thousands of students to the intricacies of the Black family in American society. Using a case study approach, Willie and Reddick...


The Dictionary of Homophobia: A Global History of Gay & Lesbian Experience

by Marek Redburn & Louis-Georges Tin Arsenal Pulp Press (November 01, 2008)

A comprehensive, global history of homophobia, available in English for the first time.


Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board

by J. Edward Cornelius Feral House (November 01, 2005)

The dark secrets and hidden truths of this curious ""game.""


Smart Girls in the 21st Century: Understanding Talented Girls and Women

by Barbara Kerr & McKay Robyn Anodyne, Inc. DBA Great Potential Press, Inc. (November 01, 2014)

Drs. Barbara Kerr and Robyn McKay tackle what it means to live with, work with, and be a modern smart girl. Through their keen insights and academic research of real girls and women, they offer valuable information...


Where a Man Stands

by Carter Paysinger & Steven Fenton Howard Books (November 04, 2014)

When Beverly Hills High School welcomed a skinny boy from the other side of the tracks, no one knew just how life-changing the decision would be, not just for Carter Paysinger but for all of Beverly Hills.

Carter...


Cybersexism

by Laurie Penny Bloomsbury Publishing (August 22, 2013)

'The Internet was supposed to be for everyone... Millions found their voices in this brave new online world; it gave unheard masses the space to speak to each other without limits, across borders, both physical...


Don'ts for Husbands

by Blanche Ebbutt Bloomsbury Publishing (June 01, 2010)

Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives

are facsimile editions of the original books published by A&C Black

in 1913. Each pocket-sized book contains hundreds of snippets of

entertaining advice for a happy marriage,...


Liminal Fiction at the Edge of the Millennium: The Ends of Spanish Identity

by Jessica A. Folkart Bucknell University Press (October 08, 2014)

Liminal Fiction at the Edge of the Millennium: The Ends of Spanish Identity examines how diverse manifestations of otherness coalesce in the cultural response to shifting perceptions of identity in Spain as...


Embracing Envy: Finding the Spiritual Treasure in Our Most Shameful Emotion

by Josh Gressel UPA (October 08, 2014)

Embracing Envy features interviews with everyday people, reviews of mainstream psychological research, and lessons from wisdom literature that delve into how envy can be seen as meaningful and useful in our...


X Marks the Spot: Women Writers Map the Empire for British Children, 1790-1895

by Megan A. Norcia Ohio University Press (March 30, 2010)

During the nineteenth century, geography primers shaped the worldviews of Britain's ruling classes and laid the foundation for an increasingly globalized world. Written by middle-class women who mapped the world...


Bearing Society in Mind: Theories and Politics of the Social Formation

by Samuel A. Chambers Rowman & Littlefield International (October 02, 2014)

Bearing Society in Mind disrupts the disciplinary boundaries of economic, political and cultural theory by exploring the theory and politics of the social formation.


The Pleasure of the Crown: Anthropology, Law and First Nations

by Dara Culhane Talonbooks (October 10, 2014)

An in-depth analysis of the history of the Aboriginal title issue in British Columbia, particularly the Gitksan and Wet’suwet’en case.


Copia

by Erika Meitner BOA Editions Ltd. (September 22, 2014)

Started as a VQR documentary, Copia examines the now-bankrupt city of Detroit, once the thriving heart of the American Dream.


Not Like a Native Speaker: On Languaging as a Postcolonial Experience

by Rey Chow Columbia University Press (September 23, 2014)

Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many parts of the postcolonial world. This unfinished...


Drinking the Sea at Gaza

by Amira Hass & Maxine Nunn Henry Holt and Co. (November 04, 2014)

In 1993, amira hass, a young Israeli reporter, drove to Gaza to cover a story-and stayed, the first journalist to live in the grim Palestinian enclave so feared and despised by most Israelis that, in the local...


Feminism and the Legacy of Revolution: Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chiapas

by Karen Kampwirth Ohio University Press (July 31, 2014)

In many Latin American countries, guerrilla struggle and feminism have been linked in surprising ways. Women were mobilized by the thousands to promote revolutionary agendas that had little to do with increasing...


Under the Heel of the Dragon: Islam, Racism, Crime, and the Uighur in China

by Blaine Kaltman Ohio University Press (July 31, 2014)

The Turkic Muslims known as the Uighur have long faced social and economic disadvantages in China because of their minority status. Under the Heel of the Dragon: Islam, Racism, Crime, and the Uighur in China...