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  1. Reinventing Citizenship
    In the 1960s and 1970s, the United States and Japan went through massive welfare expansions that sparked debates about citizenship. At the heart of these disputes stood African Americans and Koreans. Reinventing Citizenship offers... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2014
    Paperback | £20.99
  2. Chains of Babylon
    In Chains of Babylon, Daryl J. Maeda presents a cultural history of Asian American activism in the late 1960s and early 1970s, showing how the movement created the category of "Asian American" to join Asians of many... Learn More
    Published: 20th October 2009
    Paperback | £16.99
  3. Next to the Color Line
    Although W. E. B. Du Bois did not often pursue the connections between the “Negro question” that defined so much of his intellectual life and the “woman question” that engaged writers and feminist activists... Learn More
    Published: 8th March 2007
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  4. Catching Hell In The City Of Angels
    Since the 1980s, Los Angeles has become the most racially and economically divided city in the United States. In the poorest parts of South Central Los Angeles, buildings in disrepair—the legacy of racial unrest. Moving beyond... Learn More
    Published: 26th August 2006
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  5. Mestizaje
    Focusing on the often unrecognized role race plays in expressions of Chicano culture, Mestizaje is a provocative exploration of the volatility and mutability of racial identities. In this important moment in Chicano studies, Rafael... Learn More
    Published: 21st April 2006
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  6. At Home in Diaspora
    Although he never lived in Harlem, Chester Himes commented that he experienced “a sort of pure homesickness” while creating the Harlem-set detective novels from his self-imposed exile in Paris. Through writing, Himes... Learn More
    Published: 10th July 2005
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  7. Heartbeat of Struggle
    On February 12, 1965, in the Audubon Ballroom, Yuri Kochiyama cradled Malcolm X in her arms as he died, but her role as a public servant and activist began much earlier than this pivotal public moment. Heartbeat of Struggle is... Learn More
    Published: 24th April 2005
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  8. Singlejack Solidarity

    Singlejack Solidarity

    By Stan Weir

    Series Critical American Studies

    University of Minnesota Press

    Written throughout Stan Weir's decades as a blue-collar worker and labour educator, 'Singlejack Solidarity' offers a rare look at modern life and social relations as seen from the factory, dockside and the shop floor.... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2004
    Hardback | £52.00
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  9. Urban Triage
    Challenging both the uncritical celebration of abstract multiculturalism and its simpleminded vilification, Lee roots Urban Triage in specific instances of multiracial contact and deeply informed readings of works that have been... Learn More
    Published: 28th April 2004
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  10. Not the Triumph But the Struggle
    "In her excellent new book, Amy Bass uses the famous 'black power' podium salute by sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith as the centerpiece of her expansive examination of the black athlete in America." -Boston Globe... Learn More
    Published: 4th March 2004
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  11. Colonizing Trick
    An illuminating look at the concepts of race, nation, and equality in eighteenth-and nineteenth-century America, The idea that "all men are created equal" is as close to a universal tenet as exists in American history. In this... Learn More
    Published: 18th December 2003
    Hardback | £67.00
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  12. Aberrations In Black
    The sociology of race relations in America typically describes an intersection of poverty, race, and economic discrimination. But what is missing from the picture--sexual difference--can be as instructive as what is present. In... Learn More
    Published: 10th December 2003
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  13. Death of a Nation
    In the 1940s, American thought experienced a cataclysmic paradigm shift. Before then, national ideology was shaped by American exceptionalism and bourgeois nationalism: elites saw themselves as the children of a homogeneous nation... Learn More
    Published: 29th October 2002
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  14. Culture Concept
    "Culture" is a term we commonly use to explain the differences in our ways of living. In this book Michael A. Elliott returns to the moment this usage was first articulated, tracing the concept of culture to the writings -- folktales,... Learn More
    Published: 8th October 2002
    Hardback | £65.00
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  15. New American Studies

    New American Studies

    By John Carlos Rowe

    Series Critical American Studies

    University of Minnesota Press

    Published: 31st May 2002
    Hardback | £58.00
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  16. American Studies in a Moment of Danger
    Published: 13th November 2001
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