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  1. Peace Corps Fantasies
    To tens of thousands of volunteers in its first decade, the Peace Corps was \u201cthe toughest job you\u2019ll ever love.\u201d In the United States\u2019 popular imagination to this day, it is a symbol of selfless altruism and... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2015
    Hardback | £87.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  2. Distant Wars Visible
    In our wired world, visual images of military conflict and political strife are ubiquitous. Far less obvious, far more elusive, is how we see such images, how witnessing military violence and suffering affects us. Distant Wars... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2014
    Hardback | £56.00
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  3. 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 | £19.99
  4. Debating the End of History
    Why do modern people assume that there will be perpetual economic growth? Because, David W. Noble tells us in this provocative study of cultural criticism, such a utopian conviction is the necessary foundation for bourgeois culture.... Learn More
    Published: 23rd October 2012
    Hardback | £62.00
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  5. Samurai among Panthers
    An iconic figure of the Asian American movement, Richard Aoki (1938–2009) was also, as the most prominent non-Black member of the Black Panther Party, a key architect of Afro-Asian solidarity in the 1960s and \u201970s.... Learn More
    Published: 2nd May 2012
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  6. Triangulations
    Just as mariners use triangulation, mapping an imaginary triangle between two known positions and an unknown location, so, David J. V\u00e1zquez contends, Latino authors in late twentieth-century America employ the coordinates... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2011
    Hardback | £62.00
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  7. American Pietàs
    In American Piet\u00e0s, Ruby C. Tapia reveals how visual representations of racialized motherhood shape and reflect national citizenship. By means of a sustained engagement with Roland Barthes\u2019s suturing of race, death,... Learn More
    Published: 20th April 2011
    Hardback | £56.00
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  8. Mythohistorical Interventions
    Mythohistorical Interventions explores how myth and history impacted the social struggle of the Chicano movement and the postmovement years. Drawing on archival materials and political speeches as well as music and protest poetry,... Learn More
    Published: 6th April 2011
    Hardback | £62.00
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  9. Ends of Empire
    Ends of Empire examines Asian American cultural production and its challenge to the dominant understanding of American imperialism, Cold War dynamics, and race and gender formation. Jodi Kim demonstrates the degree to which Asian... Learn More
    Published: 26th March 2010
    Hardback | £62.00
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  10. The New American Exceptionalism
    For a half century following the end of World War II, the seemingly permanent cold war provided the United States with an organizing logic that governed nearly every aspect of American society and culture, giving rise to an unwavering... Learn More
    Published: 31st October 2009
    Hardback | £56.00
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  11. 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 | £15.99
  12. Cannibal Democracy
    Zita Nunes argues that the prevailing narratives of identity formation throughout the Americas share a dependence on metaphors of incorporation and, often, of cannibalism. From the position of the incorporating body, the construction... Learn More
    Published: 12th September 2008
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  13. 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
    Paperback | £20.99
  14. 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... Learn More
    Published: 26th August 2006
    Hardback | £50.00
    Paperback | £15.99
  15. 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
    Paperback | £15.99
  16. 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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