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Framing the Global: Entry Points for Research

by Hilary E. Kahn & Saskia Sassen Indiana University Press (May 22, 2014)

Framing the Global explores new and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of global issues. Essays are framed around the entry points or key concepts that have emerged in each contributor's engagement with...


"We Only Come Here to Struggle": Stories from Berida's Life

by Berida Ndambuki & Claire Cone Robertson Indiana University Press (March 22, 2000)

Here is the life history of Berida Ndambuki, a Kenyan woman trader born in 1936, who speaks movingly of her experiences under the turbulences of late British colonialism and independence. A poverty survivor,...


Stolen Childhood, Second Edition: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America

by Wilma King Indiana University Press (June 29, 2011)

One of the most important books published on slave society, Stolen Childhood focuses on the millions of children and youth enslaved in 19th-century America. This enlarged and revised edition reflects the abundance...


Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir

by Neil Nakadate Indiana University Press (October 01, 2013)

During World War II, 110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the US government. In Looking After Minidoka the "internment camp" years become a prism for understanding three...


Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st-Century America

by David H. Ikard Indiana University Press (October 28, 2013)

The election of Barack Obama gave political currency to the (white) idea that Americans now live in a post-racial society. But the persistence of racial profiling, economic inequality between blacks and whites,...


Global Pentecostalism in the 21st Century

by Robert W. Hefner & Peter L. Berger Indiana University Press (October 02, 2013)

This state-of-the-field overview of Pentecostalism around the world focuses on cultural developments among second- and third-generation adherents in regions with large Pentecostal communities, considering the...


Race Harmony and Black Progress: Jack Woofter and the Interracial Cooperation Movement

by Mark Ellis Indiana University Press (October 16, 2013)

Founded by white males, the interracial cooperation movement flourished in the American South in the years before the New Deal. The movement sought local dialogue between the races, improvement of education,...


States of Emergency: Essays on Culture and Politics

by Patrick M. Brantlinger Indiana University Press (September 25, 2013)

In his latest book, Patrick Brantlinger probes the state of contemporary America. Brantlinger takes aim at neoliberal economists, the Tea Party movement, gun culture, immigration, waste value, surplus people,...


Between Slavery and Freedom: Philosophy and American Slavery

by Jr.Howard McGary & Bill E. Lawson Indiana University Press (February 22, 1993)

Using the writings of slaves and former slaves, as well as commentaries on slavery, Between Slavery and Freedom explores the American slave experience to gain a better understanding of six moral and political...


When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess

by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger Indiana University Press (July 23, 2013)

During the goddess Gangamma's festival in the town of Tirupati, lower-caste men take guises of the goddess, and the streets are filled with men wearing saris, braids, and female jewelry. By contrast, women participate...


Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East: Rhetoric of the Image

by Christiane Gruber & Sune Haugbolle Indiana University Press (July 17, 2013)

This timely book examines the power and role of the image in modern Middle Eastern societies. The essays explore the role and function of image making to highlight the ways in which the images "speak" and what...


Jewish Poland Revisited: Heritage Tourism in Unquiet Places

by Erica T. Lehrer Indiana University Press (July 19, 2013)

Since the end of Communism, Jews from around the world have visited Poland to tour Holocaust-related sites. A few venture further, seeking to learn about their own Polish roots and connect with contemporary...


Debt: Ethics, the Environment, and the Economy

by Peter Y Paik & Merry Wiesner-Hanks Indiana University Press (July 30, 2013)

From personal finance and consumer spending to ballooning national expenditures on warfare and social welfare, debt is fundamental to the dynamics of global capitalism. The contributors to this volume explore...


Ethnographic Encounters in Israel: Poetics and Ethics of Fieldwork

by Fran Markowitz Indiana University Press (June 11, 2013)

Israel is a place of paradoxes, a small country with a diverse population and complicated social terrain. Studying its culture and social life means confronting a multitude of ethical dilemmas and methodological...


The Métis of Senegal: Urban Life and Politics in French West Africa

by Hilary Jones Indiana University Press (March 18, 2013)

The Métis of Senegal is a history of politics and society among an influential group of mixed-race people who settled in coastal Africa under French colonialism. Hilary Jones describes how the métis carved...


The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television

by Maria San Filippo Indiana University Press (April 12, 2013)

Often disguised in public discourse by terms like "gay," "homoerotic," "homosocial," or "queer," bisexuality is strangely absent from queer studies and virtually untreated in film and media criticism. Maria...


Trash: African Cinema from Below

by Kenneth W. Harrow Indiana University Press (April 09, 2013)

Highlighting what is melodramatic, flashy, low, and gritty in the characters, images, and plots of African cinema, Kenneth W. Harrow uses trash as the unlikely metaphor to show how these films have depicted...


American Post-Judaism: Identity and Renewal in a Postethnic Society

by Shaul Magid Indiana University Press (April 09, 2013)

How do American Jews identify as both Jewish and American? American Post-Judaism argues that Zionism and the Holocaust, two anchors of contemporary American Jewish identity, will no longer be centers of identity...


Africa and France: Postcolonial Cultures, Migration, and Racism

by Dominic Thomas Indiana University Press (March 20, 2013)

Africa and France reveals how increased control over immigration has changed cultural and social production, especially in theatre, literature, film, and even museum construction. A hated of foreigners, accompanied...


Bukharan Jews and the Dynamics of Global Judaism

by Alanna E. Cooper Indiana University Press (December 07, 2012)

Part ethnography, part history, and part memoir, this volume chronicles the complex past and dynamic present of an ancient Mizrahi community. While intimately tied to the Central Asian landscape, the Jews of...


Nation of Cowards: Black Activism in Barack Obama's Post-Racial America

by David H. Ikard & Martell Lee Teasley Indiana University Press (September 04, 2012)

In a speech from which Nation of Cowards derives its title, Attorney General Eric Holder argued forcefully that Americans today need to talk more-not less-about racism. This appeal for candid talk about race...


Black Lives Matter and Music

by Stephanie Shonekan, Fernando Orejuela & Portia K. Maultsby Indiana University Press (August 10, 2018)

Music has always been integral to the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, with songs such as Kendrick Lamar’s "Alright," J. Cole’s "Be Free," D’Angelo and the Vanguard's "The Charade," The...


Fast Money Schemes

by John Cox Indiana University Press (October 02, 2018)

In the late 1990s and early 2000s a wave of Ponzi schemes swept through Papua New Guinea, Australia, and the Solomon Islands. The most notorious scheme, U-Vistract, attracted many thousands of investors, enticing...


Work, Social Status, and Gender in Post-Slavery Mauritania

by Katherine Ann Wiley Indiana University Press (September 10, 2018)

1. This book is unique in the marketplace as the author is one of only a very few researchers doing work in Mauritania. It offers In-depth insight into the lives of female slave descendants in Mauritania and...


Birth of Democratic Citizenship

by Maria Bucur & Mihaela Miroiu Indiana University Press (October 01, 2018)

What is it like to be a woman living through the transition from communism to democracy? What effect does this have on a woman’s daily life, on her concept of herself, her family, and her community? Birth...


In Sickness and in Wealth

by Carol Chan Indiana University Press (August 10, 2018)

1. In Sickness and Wealth looks at migration from the unusual perspective of the migrant-origin community rather than the migrant abroad.

2. This book is a powerful text that stands alone on its own merits, but...


The First Book of Jewish Jokes

by Michaela Lang, Elliott Oring, Larisa Privalskaya & Dan Ben-amos et al. Indiana University Press (September 04, 2018)

Works on Jewish humor and Jewish jokes abound today, but what formed the basis for our contemporary notions of Jewish jokes? How and when did these perceptions develop? In this groundbreaking study and translation,...


The Gnawa Lions

by Christopher Witulski Indiana University Press (August 06, 2018)

1. Gnawa music, traditional Moroccan ritual music has become widely popular and is now played in cafes, nightclubs and at festivals. In this book Christopher Witulski looks at how this ritual music has been...


The Tears of the Black Man

by Alain Mabanckou & Dominic Thomas Indiana University Press (July 11, 2018)

In The Tears of the Black Man, award-winning author Alain Mabanckou explores what it means to be black in the world today. Mabanckou confronts the long and entangled history of Africa, France, and the United...


Why Do We Hurt Ourselves?

by Baptiste Brossard Indiana University Press (June 14, 2018)

Why does an estimated 5% of the general population intentionally and repeatedly hurt themselves? What are the reasons certain people resort to self-injury as a way to manage their daily lives? In Why Do We Hurt...


Women and Genocide

by Elissa Bemporad & Joyce W. Warren Indiana University Press (April 10, 2018)

The genocides of modern history–Rwanda, Armenia, Guatemala, the Holocaust, and countless others–and their effects have been well documented, but how do the experiences of female victims and perpetrators...


Jewish Family

by Alex Pomson & Randal F. Schnoor Indiana University Press (April 11, 2018)

In Jewish Family: Identity and Self-Formation at Home Alex Pomson and Randal F. Schnoor advance a new appreciation for the deep significance of Jewish family in developing Jewish identity. This book is the result...


On the Mediterranean and the Nile

by Aimee Israel-Pelletier Indiana University Press (March 07, 2018)

Aimée Israel-Pelletier examines the lives of Middle Eastern Jews living in Islamic societies in this political and cultural history of the Jews of Egypt. By looking at the work of five Egyptian Jewish writers,...


Muslims and New Media in West Africa: Pathways to God

by Dorothea E. Schulz Indiana University Press (December 08, 2011)

Although Islam is not new to West Africa, new patterns of domestic economies, the promise of political liberalization, and the proliferation of new media have led to increased scrutiny of Islam in the public...


On Islam

by Rosemary Pennington & Hilary E. Kahn Indiana University Press (June 16, 2017)

In the constant deluge of media coverage on Islam, Muslims are often portrayed as terrorists, refugees, radicals, or victims, depictions that erode human responses of concern, connection, or even a willingness...


Framing Sukkot

by Gabrielle Anna Berlinger Indiana University Press (September 29, 2017)

The sukkah, the symbolic ritual home built during the annual Jewish holiday of Sukkot, commemorates the temporary structures that sheltered the Israelites as they journeyed across the desert after the exodus...


Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music

by Leigh H. Edwards Indiana University Press (November 30, 2017)

Dolly Parton is instantly recognizable for her iconic style and persona, but how did she create her enduring image? Dolly crafted her exaggerated appearance and stage personality by combining two opposing stereotypes—the...


From Text to Txting: New Media in the Classroom

by Paul Budra & Clint Burnham Indiana University Press (July 25, 2012)

Literary scholars face a new and often baffling reality in the classroom: students spend more time looking at glowing screens than reading printed text. The social lives of these students take place in cyberspace...


Modernity, Freedom, and the African Diaspora: Dublin, New Orleans, Paris

by Elisa Joy White Indiana University Press (June 11, 2012)

Elisa Joy White investigates the contemporary African Diaspora communities in Dublin, New Orleans, and Paris and their role in the interrogation of modernity and social progress. Beginning with an examination...


The Culture of Colonialism: The Cultural Subjection of Ukaguru

by T. O. Beidelman Indiana University Press (June 27, 2012)

What did it mean to be an African subject living in remote areas of Tanganyika at the end of the colonial era? For the Kaguru of Tanganyika, it meant daily confrontation with the black and white governmental...


Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History

by Benjamin Maria Baader, Sharon Gillerman & Paul Lerner Indiana University Press (July 18, 2012)

Stereotyped as delicate and feeble intellectuals, Jewish men in German-speaking lands in fact developed a rich and complex spectrum of male norms, models, and behaviors. Jewish Masculinities explores conceptions...


State and Culture in Postcolonial Africa

by Tejumola Olaniyan Indiana University Press (October 06, 2017)

How has the state impacted culture and cultural production in Africa? How has culture challenged and transformed the state and our understandings of its nature, functions, and legitimacy? Compelled by complex...


The Liberation of Winifred Bryan Horner

by Elaine J. Lawless Indiana University Press (September 01, 2017)

This inspiring tale of grit and determination sprinkled with humor, wit, and a taste of irony is the story of Winifred Bryan Horner’s journey from a life of domesticity on the family farm after World War II...


UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens

by Timothy D. Callahan, Donald R. Prothero & Michael Shermer Indiana University Press (August 02, 2017)

UFOs. Aliens. Strange crop circles. Giant figures scratched in the desert surface along the coast of Peru. The amazing alignment of the pyramids. Strange lines of clouds in the sky. The paranormal is alive and...


The Year’s Work in the Punk Bookshelf, Or, Lusty Scripts

by Brian James Schill Indiana University Press (June 06, 2017)

This is the story of the books punks read and why they read them. The Year’s Work in the Punk Bookshelf challenges the stereotype that punk rock is a bastion of violent, drug-addicted, uneducated drop outs....


Gaming Representation

by Jennifer Malkowski & TreaAndrea M. Russworm Indiana University Press (June 16, 2017)

Recent years have seen an increase in public attention to identity and representation in video games, including journalists and bloggers holding the digital game industry accountable for the discrimination routinely...


UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens: What Science Says

by Timothy D. Callahan, Donald R. Prothero & Michael Shermer Indiana University Press (June 16, 2017)

UFOs. Aliens. Strange crop circles. Giant figures scratched in the desert surface along the coast of Peru. The amazing alignment of the pyramids. Strange lines of clouds in the sky. The paranormal is alive and...


The Depression Comes to the South Side: Protest and Politics in the Black Metropolis, 1930-1933

by Christopher Robert Reed Indiana University Press (October 05, 2011)

In the 1920s, the South Side was looked on as the new Black Metropolis, but by the turn of the decade that vision was already in decline-a victim of the Depression. In this timely book, Christopher Robert Reed...


Claiming Society for God: Religious Movements and Social Welfare

by Nancy J. Davis & Robert V. Robinson Indiana University Press (May 30, 2012)

Claiming Society for God focuses on common strategies employed by religiously orthodox, fundamentalist movements around the world. Rather than employing terrorism, as much of post-9/11 thinking suggests, these...


Music and Globalization: Critical Encounters

by Bob W. White Indiana University Press (November 24, 2011)

"World music" emerged as a commercial and musical category in the 1980s, but in some sense music has always been global. Through the metaphor of encounters, Music and Globalization explores the dynamics that...