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Making a World after Empire: The Bandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives

by Christopher J. Lee Ohio University Press (June 15, 2010)

In April 1955, twenty-nine countries from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East came together for a diplomatic conference in Bandung, Indonesia, intending to define the direction of the postcolonial world. Representing...


Access with Attitude: An Advocate's Guide to Freedom of Information in Ohio

by David Marburger & Karl Idsvoog Ohio University Press (March 06, 2011)

For those who find themselves in a battle for public records, Access with Attitude: An Advocate's Guide to Freedom of Information in Ohio is an indispensable weapon. First Amendment lawyer David Marburger and...


Threatening Others: Nicaraguans and the Formation of National Identities in Costa Rica

by Carlos Sandoval-García Ohio University Press (August 27, 2014)

During the last two decades, a decline in public investment has undermined some of the national values and institutions of Costa Rica. The resulting sense of dislocation and loss is usually projected onto Nicaraguan...


The Uncoiling Python: South African Storytellers and Resistance

by Harold Scheub Ohio University Press (June 05, 2010)

There are many collections of African oral traditions, but few as carefully organized as The Uncoiling Python. Harold Scheub, one of the world's leading scholars of African oral traditions and folklore, explores...


The Quarry: Poems

by Dan Lechay Ohio University Press (February 23, 2004)

Marvelous, disquieting, extraordinarily beautiful book that meditates on fundamental questions of time and change in and through a clear-eyed yet loving evocation of everyday existence.

Once or twice in a generation...


Indiana's War: The Civil War in Documents

by Richard F. Nation & Stephen E. Towne Ohio University Press (September 15, 2009)

Indiana's War is a primary source collection featuring the writings of Indiana's citizens during the Civil War era. Using private letters, official records, newspaper articles, and other original sources, the...


The Clash of Moral Nations: Cultural Politics in Pilsudski's Poland, 1926-1935

by Eva Plach Ohio University Press (September 25, 2014)

The May 1926 coup d’état in Poland inaugurated what has become known as the period of sanacja or “cleansing.” The event has been explored in terms of the impact that it had on state structures and political...


Pachakutik and the Rise and Decline of the Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement

by Kenneth J. Mijeski & Scott H. Beck Ohio University Press (March 08, 2011)

The mobilization of militant indigenous politics is one of the most important stories in Latin American studies today. In this critical work, Kenneth J. Mijeski and Scott H. Beck examine the rise and decline...


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...


The Law and the Prophets: Black Consciousness in South Africa, 1968-1977

by Daniel R. Magaziner Ohio University Press (August 15, 2010)

"No nation can win a battle without faith," Steve Biko wrote, and as Daniel R. Magaziner demonstrates in The Law and the Prophets, the combination of ideological and theological exploration proved a potent force....


Your Madness, Not Mine

by Makuchi & Éloise A. Brière Ohio University Press (February 28, 1999)

Women's writing in Cameroon has so far been dominated by Francophone writers. The short stories in this collection represent the yearnings and vision of an Anglophone woman, who writes both as a Cameroonian...


Colonial Meltdown: Northern Nigeria in the Great Depression

by Moses E. Ochonu Ohio University Press (September 15, 2009)

Historians of colonial Africa have largely regarded the decade of the Great Depression as a period of intense exploitation and colonial inactivity. In Colonial Meltdown, Moses E. Ochonu challenges this conventional...


After Tears

by Niq Mhlongo Ohio University Press (September 01, 2011)

Bafana Kuzwayo is a young man with a weight on his shoulders. After flunking his law studies at the University of Cape Town, he returns home to Soweto, where he must decide how to break the news to his family....


Intonations: A Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, from 1945 to Recent Times

by Marissa J. Moorman Ohio University Press (October 15, 2008)

Intonations tells the story of how Angola's urban residents in the late colonial period (roughly 1945-74) used music to talk back to their colonial oppressors and, more importantly, to define what it meant to...


Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature

by Laura T. Murphy Ohio University Press (April 02, 2012)

Metaphor and the Slave Trade provides compelling evidence of the hidden but unmistakable traces of the transatlantic slave trade that persist in West African discourse. Through an examination of metaphors that...


Stirring the Pot: A History of African Cuisine

by James C. McCann Ohio University Press (October 31, 2009)

Africa's art of cooking is a key part of its history. All toooften Africa is associated with famine, but in Stirring the Pot,James C. McCann describes how the ingredients, the practices,and the varied tastes...


The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba

by Makuchi & Isidore Okpewho Ohio University Press (December 01, 2007)

The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba offers readers a selection of folktales infused with riddles, proverbs, songs, myths, and legends, using various narrative techniques that capture...


The Optimist: Poems

by Joshua Mehigan Ohio University Press (May 10, 2005)

In Joshua Mehigan's award-winning poetry, one encounters a lucid, resolute vision driven by an amazing facility with the metrical line. Most of the poems in The Optimist unapologetically employ traditional...


The Borders of Integration: Polish Migrants in Germany and the United States, 1870-1924

by Brian McCook Ohio University Press (April 13, 2011)

The issues of immigration and integration are at the forefront of contemporary politics. Yet debates over foreign workers and the desirability of their incorporation into European and American societies too...


The Jury in Lincoln's America

by Stacy Pratt McDermott Ohio University Press (January 23, 2012)

In the antebellum Midwest, Americans looked to the law, and specifically to the jury, to navigate the uncertain terrain of a rapidly changing society. During this formative era of American law, the jury served...


Kansas's War: The Civil War in Documents

by Pearl T. Ponce Ohio University Press (January 28, 2011)

When the Civil War broke out in April 1861, Kansas was in a unique position. Although it had been a state for mere weeks, its residents were already intimately acquainted with civil strife. Since its organization...


491 Days: Prisoner Number 1323/69

by Winnie Madikizela-mandela & Ahmed Kathrada Ohio University Press (March 11, 2014)

On a freezing winter’s night, a few hours before dawn on May 12, 1969, South African security police stormed the Soweto home of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, activist and wife of the imprisoned Nelson Mandela,...


A Conversation about Ohio University and the Presidency, 1975-1994

by Charles J. Ping Ohio University Press (November 01, 2014)

When Charles Ping first arrived at Ohio University in 1975, the university was experiencing a decline in student enrollment and confronting serious financial challenges. But rather than focusing on its problems,...


Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization, and Poverty in Africa

by William G. Moseley & Leslie C. Gray Ohio University Press (April 01, 2008)

The textile industry was one of the first manufacturing activities to become organized globally, as mechanized production in Europe used cotton from the various colonies. Africa, the least developed of the world's...


Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea, 1946-1958

by Elizabeth Schmidt Ohio University Press (September 25, 2007)

In September 1958, Guinea claimed its independence, rejecting a constitution that would have relegated it to junior partnership in the French Community. In all the French empire, Guinea was the only territory...


Amy Levy: Critical Essays

by Naomi Hetherington & Nadia Valman Ohio University Press (April 06, 2010)

Amy Levy has risen to prominence in recent years as one of the most innovative and perplexing writers of her generation. Embraced by feminist scholars for her radical experimentation with queer poetic voice...


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...


Cracks in the Invisible: Poems

by Stephen Kampa Ohio University Press (May 11, 2011)

Stephen Kampa’s poems are witty and restless in their pursuit of an intelligent modern faith. They range from a four-line satire of office inspirational posters to a lengthy meditation on the silence of God....


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...


Religious Imaginaries: The Liturgical and Poetic Practices of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, and Adelaide Procter

by Karen Dieleman Ohio University Press (August 14, 2012)

Religious Imaginaries explores liturgical practice as formative for how three Victorian women poets imagined the world and their place in it and, consequently, for how they developed their creative and critical...


Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia

by Jasmin Hristov Ohio University Press (July 31, 2014)

In Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia, Jasmin Hristov examines the complexities, dynamics, and contradictions of present-day armed conflict in Colombia. She conducts an in-depth inquiry into...


When Sugar Ruled: Economy and Society in Northwestern Argentina, Tucumán, 1876-1916

by Patricia Juarez–Dappe Ohio University Press (March 06, 2010)

Two tropical commodities-coffee and sugar-dominated Latin American export economies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. When Sugar Ruled: Economy and Society in Northwestern Argentina, Tucumán,...


The Demographics of Empire: The Colonial Order and the Creation of Knowledge

by Karl Ittmann, Dennis D. Cordell & Gregory H. Maddox Ohio University Press (November 15, 2010)

The Demographics of Empire is a collection of essays examining the multifaceted nature of the colonial science of demography in the last two centuries. The contributing scholars of Africa and the British and...


Slavery and Reform in West Africa: Toward Emancipation in Nineteenth-Century Senegal and the Gold Coast

by Trevor R. Getz Ohio University Press (April 20, 2004)

A series of transformations, reforms, and attempted abolitions of slavery form a core narrative of nineteenth-century coastal West Africa. As the region's role in Atlantic commercial networks underwent a gradual...


Paper Sons and Daughters: Growing up Chinese in South Africa

by Ufrieda Ho Ohio University Press (July 04, 2012)

Ufrieda Ho's compelling memoir describes with intimate detail what it was like to come of age in the marginalized Chinese community of Johannesburg during the apartheid era of the 1970s and 1980s. The Chinese...


Triumph of the Expert: Agrarian Doctrines of Development and the Legacies of British Colonialism

by Joseph Morgan Hodge Ohio University Press (February 15, 2007)

The most striking feature of British colonialism in the twentieth century was the confidence it expressed in the use of science and expertise, especially when joined with the new bureaucratic capacities of the...


The Tenets of Cognitive Existentialism

by Dimitri Ginev Ohio University Press (September 01, 2011)

In The Tenets of Cognitive Existentialism, Dimitri Ginev draws on developments in hermeneutic phenomenology and other programs in hermeneutic philosophy to inform an interpretative approach to scientific practices....


Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment in Africa and North America

by David M. Gordon & Shepard Krech III Ohio University Press (March 01, 2012)

Indigenous knowledge has become a catchphrase in global struggles for environmental justice. Yet indigenous knowledges are often viewed, incorrectly, as pure and primordial cultural artifacts. This collection...


Degrees of Allegiance: Harassment and Loyalty in Missouri's German-American Community during World War I

by Petra DeWitt Ohio University Press (March 11, 2012)

Historians have long argued that the Great War eradicated German culture from American soil. Degrees of Allegiance examines the experiences of German-Americans living in Missouri during the First World War,...


Modernism and the Women's Popular Romance in Britain, 1885-1925

by Martin Hipsky Ohio University Press (October 15, 2011)

Today's mass-market romances have their precursors in late Victorian popular novels written by and for women. In Modernism and the Women's Popular Romance Martin Hipsky scrutinizes some of the best-selling British...


The Cultural Production of Matthew Arnold

by Antony H. Harrison Ohio University Press (November 15, 2009)

The career of Matthew Arnold as an eminent poet and the preeminent critic of his generation constitutes a remarkable historical spectacle orchestrated by a host of powerful Victorian cultural institutions.

The...


Trustee for the Human Community: Ralph J. Bunche, the United Nations, and the Decolonization of Africa

by Robert A. Hill & Edmond J. Keller Ohio University Press (August 15, 2010)

Ralph J. Bunche (1904-1971), winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950, was a key U.S. diplomat in the planning and creation of the United Nations in 1945. In 1947 he was invited to join the permanent UN Secretariat...


Music Hall and Modernity: The Late-Victorian Discovery of Popular Culture

by Barry J. Faulk Ohio University Press (October 01, 2004)

The late-Victorian discovery of the music hall by English intellectuals marks a crucial moment in the history of popular culture.


Photographing Eden: Poems

by Jason Gray Ohio University Press (December 15, 2008)

Photographing Eden presents the first full-length collection of poems by a major new talent. The work meditates on several ideas, the crux of which is Eden: spirituality, environmentalism, and the relationships...


Meter Matters: Verse Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

by Jason David Hall Ohio University Press (November 23, 2011)

Across the nineteenth century, meter mattered-in more ways and to more people than we might well appreciate today. For the period's poets, metrical matters were a source of inspiration and often vehement debate....


Lit from Within: Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing

by Kevin Haworth & Dinty W. Moore Ohio University Press (February 01, 2011)

Lit from Within offers creative writers a window into the minds of some of America's most celebrated contemporary authors. Witty, direct, and thought-provoking, these essays offer something to creative writers...


Peasants in Arms: War and Peace in the Mountains of Nicaragua, 1979-1994

by Lynn Horton Ohio University Press (August 27, 2014)

Drawing on testimonies from contra collaborators and ex-combatants, as well as pro-Sandinista peasants, this book presents a dynamic account of the growing divisions between peasants from the area of Quilalí...


Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape

by Katherine Ziff, Samuel T. Gladding, Shawna Bolin & Joseph Shields Ohio University Press (February 12, 2012)

The story of a great American experiment in psychiatry, a revolution in care for those with mental illness, as seen through the example of the Athens Lunatic Asylum built in Southeast Ohio after the Civil War....


Dead Letters to Nietzsche, or the Necromantic Art of Reading Philosophy

by Joanne Faulkner Ohio University Press (April 28, 2010)

Dead Letters to Nietzsche examines how writing shapes subjectivity through the example of Nietzsche's reception by his readers, including Stanley Rosen, David Farrell Krell, Georges Bataille, Laurence Lampert,...


Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History

by Theodore J. Karamanski & Eileen M. McMahon Ohio University Press (July 01, 2014)

The American Civil War was a crucial event in the development of Chicago as the metropolis of the heartland. Not only did Chicagoans play an important role in the politics of the conflict, encouraging emancipation...