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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...

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...

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...

American Knees

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

Read about the movie, Americanese, based on Shawn Wong's book, at:

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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...

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...

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...

Network Sovereignty

by Marisa Elena Duarte University of Washington Press (June 28, 2017)

In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly determined that affordable Internet access is a human right, critical to citizen participation in democratic governments. Given the significance of information and...

Playing While White

by David J. Leonard University of Washington Press (June 07, 2017)

Playing While White argues that whiteness matters in sports culture, both on and off the field. Offering critical analysis of athletic stars such as Johnny Manziel, Marshall Henderson, Jordan Spieth, Lance Armstrong,...

Mine Okubo: Following Her Own Road

by Greg Robinson & Elena Tajima Creef University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

�To me life and art are one and the same, for the key lies in one's knowledge of people and life. In art one is trying to express it in the simplest imaginative way, as in the art of past civilizations, for...

Change within Tradition among Jewish Women in Libya

by Rachel Simon University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

In the first major study of women in an Arab country�s Jewish community, Rachel Simon examines the changing status of Jewish women in Libya from the second half of the nineteenth century until 1967, when most...

Agayuliyararput/Our Way of Making Prayer

by Marie Meade & Ann Fienup-Riordan University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

Drawing on the remembrances of elders who were born in the early 1900s and saw the last masked Yup�ik dances before missionary efforts forced their decline, Agayuliyararput is a collection of first-person...

The Changing Presentation of the American Indian

by W. Richard West University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

Museums--along with books, newspapers, and Wild West shows in the 19th century, movies and television in the 20th--have shaped our perceptions of American Indians. This book brings together six prominent museum...

The Economic Contract Law of China

by Pitman B. Potter University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

The Economic Contract Law of China: Legitimation and Contract Autonomy in the PRC

Japan's Commission on the Constitution

by John M. Maki University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

Japan's Commission on the Constitution: The Final Report

Raven's Cry

by Christie Harris, Bill Reid, Margaret B. Blackman & Robert Davidson University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

Raven�s Cry is a Northwest Coast classic -- a moving and powerful work that is a fictionalized retelling of the near destruction of the Haida nation.

The Haida are a proud and cultured people, whose home is...

Manchus and Han

by Edward J. M. Rhoads University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

China�s 1911�12 Revolution, which overthrew a 2000-year succession of dynasties, is thought of primarily as a change in governmental style, from imperial to republican, traditional to modern. But given that...

Reading the Fire

by Jarold Ramsey University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

Reading the Fire engages America�s �first literatures,� traditional Native American tales and legends, as literary art and part of our collective imaginative heritage. This revised edition of a book first...

Native Seattle

by Coll Thrush & William Cronon University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

This updated edition of Native Seattle brings the indigenous story to the present day and puts the movement of recognizing Seattle's Native past into a broader context. Native Seattle focuses on the experiences...


by David E. Wilkins & Shelly Hulse Wilkins University of Washington Press (March 15, 2017)

While the number of federally recognized Native nations in the United States are increasing, the population figures for existing tribal nations are declining. This depopulation is not being perpetrated by the...

Migrating the Black Body

by Leigh Raiford & Heike Raphael-Hernandez University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media�from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic...

Two Centuries of Manchu Women Poets

by Wilt L. Idema University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

This anthology presents substantial selections from the work of twenty Manchu women poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The poems, inspired by their daily life and reflections, provide fascinating...

Better than the Best: Black Athletes Speak, 1920-2007

by John C. Walter & Malina Iida University of Washington Press (May 01, 2011)

In these engaging and forthright interviews, thirteen African American athletes talk about how they endured through pain, loneliness, and rejection to become champions. In sports as diverse as football and fencing,...

Humanizing the Sacred: Sisters in Islam and the Struggle for Gender Justice in Malaysia

by Azza Basarudin University of Washington Press (January 27, 2016)

In recent years, global attention has focused on how women in communities of Muslims are revitalizing Islam by linking interpretation of religious ideas to the protection of rights and freedoms. Humanizing the...

Philip Vera Cruz: A Personal History of Filipino Immigrants and the Farmworkers Movement

by Craig Scharlin & Lilia Villanueva University of Washington Press (October 01, 2011)

Filipino farmworkers sat down in the grape fields of Delano, California, in 1965 and began the strike that brought about a dramatic turn in the long history of farm labor struggles in California. Their efforts...